Chiho Aoshima  (Japanese, 1974) 

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Chiho Aoshima (Japanese, b.1974) is a Pop graphic artist who lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. She is a member of the Kaikai Kiki artist collective. This collective is headed by Takashi Murakami (Japanese, b.1962), an Opus Underground artist. Aoshima graduated from Hosei University in Tokyo in 1995 with an economics degree, and completed a residency at Art Pace in San Antonio, TX, in 2006. She began her art career in Murakami's factory without any previous professional art training.

Aoshima's work mostly portrays young women in dreamscapes and surreal scenes. These works frequently include elements such as demons, ghosts, and nature. Her work is held in a variety of collections and has been exhibited all over the world. Aoshima primarily transfers large images onto paper by using industrial-sized printers. To give her artwork more depth, she has also used materials such as plastic and leather. Her largest work to date measures 4.8 meters in height and 32.5 meters in length. In addition to her large artworks, Aoshima has done work in animation and sculpture.

Some of her artwork can be seen on the walls of the New York City transit station and in subway stations in London. The images on the walls of the New York City transit station are a part of her City Glow series. The London Gloucester Road tube station and the 14th Street-Union Square station in New York both have Aoshima's artwork as well.

Her work can be seen in collections in the Ackland Art Museum in North Carolina and in the Seattle Art Museum in Washington. Aoshima's artwork is classified as Superflat, which is the term used to describe the postmodern art movement started by Takashi Murakami. Regarding her art, Aoshima says, "My work feels like strands of my thoughts that have flown around the universe before coming back to materialise." Aoshima's artwork also includes The Divine Gas, which was exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston in 2007. In addition, she has had exhibitions at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA, and Galerie Emmanuel Perratin in Paris, France, in 2006.

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Chiho Aoshima, Building head (2 works /Chameleon & Palmtrees)

 

Chiho Aoshima
Building head (2 works /Chameleon & Palmtrees)
2006
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Chiho Aoshima, Chinese Noodles Girl

 

Chiho Aoshima
Chinese Noodles Girl
2000

Elizabeth Clement Fine Art
Chiho Aoshima, Japanese Apricot

 

Chiho Aoshima
Japanese Apricot
2006

Opus Art Ltd
Chiho Aoshima, Yuyake Chan Miss Sunset

 

Chiho Aoshima
Yuyake Chan Miss Sunset
2006

Opus Art Ltd
Chiho Aoshima, Fish Market

 

Chiho Aoshima
Fish Market
1999

Rudolf Budja Galerie / Artmosphere Galerien GmbH Austria
 
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Chiho Aoshima, A Contented Skull

 

Chiho Aoshima
A Contented Skull, 2003
chromogenic print, mntd

 

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Chiho Aoshima, Hot Spring (+ Piercing a Heart, Sky, Mushroom Room; 4 works)

 

Chiho Aoshima
Hot Spring (+ Piercing a Heart, Sky, Mushroom Room; 4 works), 2006
prints and multiples, offset lithograph

 

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Chiho Aoshima, Japanese Apricot 3 - Twighlight

 

Chiho Aoshima
Japanese Apricot 3 - Twighlight, 2007
color photograph, plexi-glass, aluminum

 

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1974   Born in 1974 in Tokyo, Japan
  Graduated from Department of Economics, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan
2011   Chiho Aoshima: City Glow - Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, NY(solo)
Future Pass - Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Asian Art - Rudolf Budja Galerie / Artmosphere Graz, Graz, Austria
2010   Roundabout - Wellington City Gallery, Wellington, New Zeland
Femme fatale - Rudolf Budja Galerie / Artmosphere Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Disquieted - Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, USA
2009   Chiho Aoshima: The Red-Eyed Tribe - Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
"Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960's", San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, USA
MOCA´s First Thirty Years - MOCA - The Museum of Contemporary Art - Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA
15th Anniversary Inaugural Exhibition - Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sacred Monsters: Everyday Animism in Contemporary Japanese Art - Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA, USA
Kaikai Kiki Artists Vol.2 @ The Very Bottom Of The Air - Kaikai Kiki, New York City, NY, USA
Vraoum ! trésors de la bande dessinée et art contemporain - La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Wonderland Through the Looking Glass - Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort
East meets West - Jealous Gallery, London, England
Pretty is as Pretty Does - Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, USA
2008   Kaikai Kiki Exhibition, Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
"City Glow", Nuit Blanche Toronto, Toronto, Canada
6th Mercosur Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil
"Red Hot: Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection", Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
"Land of the Samurai", Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland
"Disorder in the House", Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
"MCA Exposed: Defining Moments in Photography", 1967-2007, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France (solo)
Chiho Aoshima: "City Glow", Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA (solo)
Like Color in Pictures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, USA
2007   "Artspace Residency Program", San Antonio, TX, USA (solo)
Lobby Installation for New Building, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, USA (solo)
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (solo)
Chiho Aoshima, Musée de l'art Contemporain, Lyon, France (solo)
Gloucester Road Subway Station Installation, Platform for Art, London, UK (solo)
"Banquet: A Feast for the Senses", Pacific Art Museum, Pasadena, CA, USA
"TBA" Mizuho Oshiro Gallery, Kagoshima, Japan
"Human Land", Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Lille, France
"Spank the Monkey", Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
"Berlin-Tokyo, Tokyo-Berlin", Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Starkwhite Gallery, Auckland, NZ; Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
Painting Codes, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
"See Into Liquid", Contemporary Art Museum of Denver, Denver, CO, USA
"Rising Sun", Melting Moon, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
"POPulance", Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
"Roppongi Hills Show", Rommongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan
Walker Center installation, Minneapolis, MN, USA
"Il Diavolo del Focolare", Plazzo della Triennale, Milano, Italy
2006   "See into liquid" (curator: Cydney Payton), Museum of contemporary art, Denver, CO,USA
Kaikai Kiki, Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Union Square Subway Station Installation, Public Art Fund and Japan Society, New York, NY, USA (solo)
"Ecstasy: In & About Altered States", Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Paul Schimmel), USA
"POPulance", Blaffer Gallery, Museum of Art of the University of Houston, Houston, TX; Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Salem, NC, USA
"Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture", Japan Society, New York, NY (curated by Takashi Murakami), USA
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
"What a Good Conference", Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong (Lecture), Japan
MTA Subway Poster Design, public Art Fund, New York, USA (solo)
"Asleep, Dreaming of Reptilian Glory", Blum & Poe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA (solo)
"Variations on the Picturesque", Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario, USA
2005   Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, FL, USA
Extension Gallery Opening, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France (solo)
"What's Good Conference", lecture, Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong, China (solo)
Opening of the Gallery in Miami, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, USA (solo)
Collaboration with Patrick Demarchelier for the May issue of Harper’s BAZAAR magazine Collaboration with Patrick Demarchelier for the May issue of Harper’s BAZAAR magazine Collaboration with Patrick Demarchelier for the May issue of Harper’s BAZAAR magazine (solo)
"Little Boy : The Arts of Japan's Exploding Pop Culture", Japan Society, New York, USA
"Tokyo Girls Bravo", Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, USA
"Lonely Planet", Art Tower Mito, Ibaragi, Japan
"Art Unlimited", Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
"Eijanaika! Yes Future!" Lambert Collection, Avignon, France
"T-Junction", Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
"54th Carnegie International 2004-05", Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
"Mysterious", Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, CA (curated by Dominic Molon), USA
"Fiction Love : Ultra New Vision in Contemporary Art", Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2004   Chiho Aoshima, Mr., Aya Takano, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin at LFL Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2003   Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France (solo)
Asprey Jacques, London, UK
"Macromatrix For Your Pleasure", UC Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, USA (solo)
Collaboration with Naoki Takizawa for Issey Miyake, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
"Hope--The Future is in Our Hands", LAFORET Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
"For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life", Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
''Splat, Boom, Pow! The Influence of Comics in Contemporary Art", (curator: Valerie Cassel), Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA
"The Mythical Being of Desire" : Chiho Aoshima, Shirin Neshat, Shazia Shikander, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, USA
"SAM Collects : Contemporary Art Project", Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2002   "Miami Art Basel", USA
Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA, USA (solo)
"Fiac", Paris, France
"Tokyo Girls Bravo 2", NADiff, Tokyo, Japan
Chiho Aoshima, Aya Takano, Mr., Takashi Murakami, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Chiho Aoshima, Aya Takano, Mr., Takashi Murakami, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
"Coloriage", Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France
"Liverpool Biennial 2002", Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
2001   "Superflat", Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
"Hiropon Show", White Cube Gallery, Shinsaibashi PARCO, Osaka, Japan
Collaboration with Naoki Takizawa for Issey Miyake, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
"Hiropon Show", (curator: Takashi Murakami), Museum of Contemporary Art of Tokyo
"Yokai Festival", Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo,Tokyo, Japan
2000   "Superflat", Tokyo and Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
1999   "Hiropon 32-80" at NADiff, Tokyo, Japan and George’s, Los Angeles, CA, USA
"Tokyo Girls Bravo", NADiff, Tokyo and Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
  PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA