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Chinatsu Ban


Underwear and elephants pervade her works as themes.  While the gentle colors and soft touch of her work conveys a cuteness and lovability, her compositions are full of strong forms and expressiveness.
In February 2005 she had her first solo show in America at Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, where she showed paintings, drawings, and sculptures.  In April of the same year, she exhibited giant yellow elephant sculptures in New York City’s Dorris C. Freedman Plaza.  The giant parent and child, followed by a technicolor turd, were a hit among visitors to nearby Central Park. 

Exhibition History

1997 Graduated from the Department of Oil Painting at Tama Art University
1973 Born in Aichi Prefecture
Solo Exhibitions
2009 “How To Eat an Elephant: One Bite a Day”, The Parco Factory, Tokyo, Japan
2006 "Focus: Chinatsu Ban," Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
2005 Doris C. Freedman Plaza Sculpture Installation, Public Art Fund, New York, NY
Chinatsu Ban, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Solo Show, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1998 Chinatsu Ban Exhibition, Canolfan, Nagoya, Japan
Group Exhibitions
2008 "Kaikai Kiki Artists," Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2007 "Red Hot: Contemporary Asian Art Rising," Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
2006 Aya Takano, Chiho Aoshima, Chinatsu Ban Exhibition, Mizuho Oshiro Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Agnes Art Fair, Agnes Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
2005 "Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture," Japan Society, New York, NY
"Kaikai Kiki Exhibition, Aoi Gallery," Osaka, Japan
2004 "Tokyo Girls Bravo New York," Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
2003 "Hope—The Future is in Our Hands," LAFORET Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
2002 "Hiropon Show," Kyoto, Osaka, Japan
"Tokyo Girls Bravo 2," NADiff, Tokyo, Japan
2001 "Yokai Festival," Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
1997 "Nyoro Exhibition," P-HOUSE, Tokyo, Japan
1997 "Nyoro Exhibition," P-HOUSE, Tokyo, Japan