Timeline

1978
Born in Osaka Japan
1995
BA, Graphic Design, Tama Art University, Tokyo
1997–1999
Kyoto College of Art, Kyoto, Japan

Exhibitions

2011
Fumetto, Lucerne, Switzerland Gallery Loyal, Malmö, Sweden
Enpitsu Taisou, Take Ninagawa, Japan
2010
Project N 43, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
2009
Homeland 2020, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo Kung Fu Forest, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, USA
2008
Outdoor Club - Paul Bright, Toronto, Canada
Fancy Pants - V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2004
Becoming Giants, curated by Camila Marambio, Le Roy Neiman Gallery / Columbia University
Community Park, Kenny Schachter conTEMPorary, London
Kuru Kuru Jet, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
Saturnalia, curated by Kathy Grayson, Deitch Projects, NYC
Majority Whip, curated by Kathy Grayson and Laura Tepper – White Box, NYC
The Hunt For Your Family, curated by Martin Lilja and Amy Giunta – Odd Number, Stockholm V-1 Gallery, Copenhagen
2003
Sun Park, Inman Gallery, Houston
Octopus Pier, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, NYC
Misaki Kawai Summer Show, Kenny Schachter ConTEMPorary, NYC
Baby You Can’t Drive My Car, curated by Kenny Schachter – Cooper Classics,
Art Band, curated by Kenny Schachter, NYC
Lead Poisoning, curated by Rich Jacobs and Marsea Goldberg – New Image Art, West Hollywood
Funny Cry Happy, 2 person show - New Image Art, West Hollywood
Crazy Bastard, curated by Marsea Goldberg - New Image Art, West Hollywood
Collective Conscious, curated by Scenic, - Mavi, NYC
2002
Miami, curated by Kenny Schachter, Miami
Tensionism, curated by Kenny Schachter, NYC
Dime Bag, curated by Jordin Isip and Rodger Stevens - New Image Art, West Hollywood – The Front Room, Brooklyn
Air Show, Kenny Schachter ConTEMPorary, NYC
Garbage Room, New Image Art, West Hollywood
Super Hero, curated by Marsea Goldberg – New Image Art, West Hollywood
Panorama, curated by Jordin Isip and Rodger Stevens - San Francisco – The Front Room, Brooklyn
Mica & Misaki, curated by Victoria Reis and Jayme McLellan, Transformer, Washinghton D.C.
2001
The Exquisite Day Project, curated by Jordin Isip and Rodger Stevens - Plus Ultra, Brooklyn
2000
Move East, curated by Rich Jacobs - One Pixel, Philadelphia

Literature

2004
SF Weekly – Valley of the Dolls by Joyce Slaton
Guardian – Kuru Kuru Jet by Clark Buckner
NY ARTS – Majority Whip, Get Personal with Politics, by Andrew LaVallee
2003
The New York Times - A Bread-Crumb Trail to the Spirit of the Times, by Roberta Smith
The New York Times – Misaki Kawai, by Roberta Smith
The New York Sun – Misaki Kawai & The Royal Art Lodge, by Alex Mar
The Village Voice – Rays of Light, by Jerry Saltz
NYLON – Dolled Up, by Claire Mitchell
Flavorpill.net - Funny Cry Happy, by Shana Nys Dambrot
Loyal Magazine – issue #6
Creative Review Magazine
2002
The New York Times – Tensionism, by Roberta Smith
Sculputure – Misaki Kawai, by Sarah Tanguy
Contemporary – New York, by Michael Wilson
Washington Post –An Emerging Gallery for Emerging Artists, by Nicole M. Miller
Washington City Paper – Think Globally, Act Locally, by Holly Bass
Loyal Magazine – issue #5