Yoshitomo Nara
Installation View
March 1April 12, 2014
Installation View
October 3November 14, 2009
Installation View
and installation by YNG
December 20, 2008February 7, 2009
Daydreamer
New Works 2004
January 10February 7, 2004
Installation View
September 4October 4, 2003
Strait Jacket
In the White Room: An Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings
January 11February 10, 2001
An Exhibition of Sculpture in Two Parts (PART II)
March 16April 3, 1999
An Exhibition of Sculpture in Two Parts (PART I)
February 18March 13, 1999
May 8June 7, 1997
Installation View
Los Angeles International '95 In Cooperation with SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo
July 12August 19, 1995

YOSHITOMO NARA  

Born:
Hirosaki, Japan, 1959

Education:
Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, B.F.A., Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, M.F.A., Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany

Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

One-Person Exhibitions

2015
Asia Society, Hong Kong, China

2014
Yoshitomo Nara: A 3-Day Drawing Show, Sawada Mansion Gallery room 38, Kochi, Japan
Greetings from a Place in My Heart, Dairy Art Center, London, UK
Print Works, Satellite, Okayama, Japan
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Pace Gallery, New York, NY

2012
NARA Yoshitomo: a bit like you and me…, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan; traveled to Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori, Japan; Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan
The Little Little House in The Blue Woods, Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan
Yoshitomo Nara Prints, 8/Art Gallery/Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2011
Print Works, Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2010
ceramic works, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool, Asia Society, New York, NY
New Editions, Pace Prints, New York, NY

2009                 
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
The Crated Rooms in Iceland – Yoshitomo Nara + YNG, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

2008
Yoshitomo Nara with Installation by YNG, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Yoshitomo Nara + graf, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
Galerie Zink, Munich, Germany
Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria
Chaguin, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, Japan (collaboration with Hiroshi Sugito)

2007
Yoshitomo Nara + graf: Torre de Málaga, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain
Yoshitomo Nara + graf, GEM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Den Haag, Netherlands
Johnen + Schoettle, Cologne, Germany
Berlin Baracke, Galerie Zink, Berlin, Germany

2006
Moonlight Serenade, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Yoshitomo Nara + graf: A to Z, Yoshii Brick Brew House, Hirosaki, Japan
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

2005
Home, graf media gm, Osaka, Japan
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Yoshitomo Nara: From the Depth of My Drawer, Hara Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan; traveled to Kanaz Forest of Creation, Fukui; Yonago City Museum of Art, Tottori; Yoshii Brick Brewhouse, Hirosaki, Aomori; Rodin Gallery, Seoul (cat.)
Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria
Nowhere Land, Galerie Johnen & Schottle, Cologne, Germany
Yoshitomo Nara: New Works 2004, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Somewhere…, Galerie Zink & Gegner, Munich, Germany (collaboration with Hiroshi Sugito)
Shadow Puddles, graf media gm, Osaka, Japan
Over the Rainbow: Yoshitomo Nara and Hiroshi Sugito, Pinakothek der Moderne,           
Munich, Germany; traveled to the K21, Düsseldorf, Germany

2003
Yoshitomo Nara: Nothing Ever Happens, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland; traveled to Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, PA; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
S.M.L., graf media gm, Osaka, Japan
Galerie Zink & Gegner, Munich, Germany
New Drawings, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
The Good, the Bad, the Average.... And Unique, Little More Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Stephen Friedman, London, UK

2002
Saucer Tales, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Who Snatched the Babies?, Centre National de l’estampe et de l’arte imprimè, Chatou, France
12 Etchings, Space Force, Tokyo, Japan

2001
In Those Days, Hakutosha, Nagoya, Japan
NARA Yoshitomo: I DON’T MIND, IF YOU FORGET ME, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama Japan; traveled to Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art; Ashiya City Museum of Art; 
Asahikawa Prefectural Museum of Art; Aomori Museum of Art; Hirosaki Yoshii Brick Brewhouse, Hirosaki, Japan (cat.)
Drawings Days, Collette, Paris, France
Clear For Landing, Galerie Michael Zink, Munich, Germany
In the White Room: An Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA

2000
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
In the Empty Fortress, Galerie Johnen & Schottle, Cologne, Germany
Lullaby Supermarket, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Walk on, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

1999
Done; Did, Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Happy Hour, Hakutosha, Nagoya, Japan
Somebody Whispers in Nürnberg, Institut fur Moderne Kunst Nürnberg, Nürnberg, 
Germany (cat.)
Pave Your Dreams, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
An Exhibition of Sculpture in Two Parts, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Walking Alone, Ginza Art Space, Tokyo, Japan (cat.)
In the Floating World, Nadiff Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
No, They Didn’t, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1998
Institute of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (cat.)

1997
Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Screen Memory, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Lonesome Puppy, Hakutosha, Nagoya, Japan
Drawing Days, Hakutosha, Nagoya, Japan
Sleepless Night, Galerie Michael Zink, Regensburg, Germany
Yume Ooka Art Project, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

1996
Galerie Johnen & Schottle (with Karen Kilimnik), Cologne, Germany
Lonesome Puppy, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Hothouse Fresh, Gallery Hakutosha, Nagoya, Japan (cat.)
Empty Surprise, Artium, Fukuoka, Japan
Cup Kids, Gallery Hakutosha, Nagoya, Japan

1995
Cup Kids, Museum of Contemporary Art, Nagoya, Japan
Pacific Babies, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
In The Deepest Puddle, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan (cat.)
Nothing Gets Me Down, Galerie Humanite, Tokyo, Japan (cat.)
Oil on Canvas, Galerie Humanite, Nagoya, Japan (cat.)

1994
Lonesome Babies, Hakutosha, Nagoya, Japan (cat.)
Hula Hula Garden, Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Christmas For Sleeping Children, Itoki Crystal Hall, Osaka, Japan (cat.)

1993
Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Köln, Germany
Be Happy, Galerie Humanite, Nagoya & Tokyo, Japan (cat.)

1992
Loft Gallery, Deventer, Netherlands
Drawings, Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1991
Harmlos, Galerie im Kinderspielhaus, Dusseldorf, Germany
cogitationes cordium, Galerie Humanite, Nagoya, Japan
Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1990
Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1989
Irrlichttheater, Stuttgart, Germany

1988
Innocent Being, Galerie Humanite, Nagoya & Tokyo, Japan
Goethe Institute, Dusseldorf, Germany

1985
Recent Works, Gallery Space to Space, Nagoya, Japan

1984
Wonder Room, Gallery Space to Space, Nagoya, Japan
It’s a Little Wonderful House, Love Collection Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2014
Everything Falls Faster Than an Anvil
, Pace Gallery, London, UK
Takahashi Collection 2014: Mindfulness!
, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan
Exhibition of the Collection of the Yokohama Museum of Art (Part 1)
, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
Carte Blanche
, Pace Gallery, Chesa Büsin, Zuoz, Switzerland
Study from the Human Body
, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
MOMAT Collection, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Go-Betweens: The World Seen Through Children, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; traveling to Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan; Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan; and Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan
Dairy Art Centre, London, UK 

2013
Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
Awakening: Aichi Triennale 2013, Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya, Japan (as a special artistic group THE WE-LOWS)
The Magic of Ceramics: Artistic Inspiration, Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan; traveled to Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, Japan
Flowers, Towada Art Center, Towada, Japan
Re: Quest―Japanese Contemporary Art since the 1970s, Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Wonderful My Art, Kawaguchiko Museum of Art, Yamanashi, Japan
Takahashi Collection: Mindfulness!, Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima; Sapporo Art Park, Hokkaido
Why not live for Art? II, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
We Do What We Want, Zenkyo-An x FOIL, Kenninji Zenkyoan Temple, Kyoto, Japan

2012
San Antonio Collects: Contemporary, San Antonio Museum of Modern Art, San Antonio, Texas
Print/Out: Multiplied Art in the Information Era, 1990-2010, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Art of Cooking, Royal/T, Los Angeles, CA
Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia; traveled to Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art and Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel
Masahiko Kuwahara, Yoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugito, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Singapore
A Curator’s Message 2012, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan
The Magic of Ceramics: Artistic Inspiration, Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art and Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shiga; traveled to Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan; Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, Japan
WE LOVE KOKESHI!, Nishida Kinenkan, Fukushima, Japan
10th Anniversary Exhibition: To Wander a Garden, Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan
MOT Collection, New Acquisitions: Anish Kapoor, Yutaka Sone, Yoshimoto Nara, Nobuya Hitsuda, Mami Kosemura, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Collection, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Son et Lumière, et sagesse profonde, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
The Contemporary Paintings through the Curator’s Eye, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan
When Art You Gonna Do, If Not Now?: Zenkyo-An x FOIL, Kenninji Zenkyoan Temple, Kyoto, Japan

2011
Future Pass: From Asia to the World, 54th Esposizione Internazionale d’Art, la Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
New Works in Ceramics, Japan 2011, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
Bye Bye Kitty!!!: Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art, Japan Society, New York, NY
CAFE in Mito 2011: Relationships in Color, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
Collectors’ Stage: Asian Contemporary Art from Private Collections, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Collection, Part 3, Yokohama Museum of Art
Creating the New Century: Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH (cat.)
The Most Requested Top 30: 10 Years of Takahashi Collection, Tabloid Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 
The Most Requested Top 30: 10 Years of Takahashi Collection, Part 2, Tabloid Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 
Taguchi Art Collection: Global New Art, Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Invisibleness is Visibleness, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN 
Paul Clay, Salon 94 Bowery, New York, NY
Zenkyo-an x FOIL, Kenninji Zenkyoan Temple, Kyoto, Japan 
The 53 Stations of Tokaido: From Hiroshige to Artists of our Days, Musée Bernard Buffet, Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan
GOLDMINE: Contemporary Works from the Collection of Sirje and Michael Gold, University Art Museum, College of the Arts, California State University, Long Beach, CA
Collection Exhibition: Floating Boat, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
Tomorrow Never Knows  Zenkyo-An x FOIL, Kenninji Zenkyoan Temple, Kyoto, Japan

2010
Trans-Cool TOKYO, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
Best 100 Works from Museum Collection, Tojushima Modern Art, Aichi, Japan
Peko-chan World, Fujiya Ginza Building, Tokyo, Japan
12th International Cairo Biennale, El Bab Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt
Made in Popland, China and Japan, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea (cat.)
Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project, National Arts Club, New York, NY; 
traveled to Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA (cat.)
Innocence – Art Towards Life, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya, Japan
Garden of Painting: Japanese Art of the 00s, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
Teruhisa Kitahara’s Astounding Contemporary Art, Mori Arts Center Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Daiwa Collection First Session, Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, Naha, Japan
Yoshitomo Nara x Ei-Q: Departure of an Artist at Age 24, Toki No Wasuremono / Watanuko, Inc., Tokyo, Japan 
Self Portrait: Watashi to iu tannin [Me as Others], Takahashi Collection, Hibiya, Japan
Aomori Museum of Art Collections: Shiko Munakata, Toru Nanita, Yoshitomo Nara: Idol3, Onomichi City Museum of Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Collection 2010-2012 Memory / Memorial—for the Summer of the 65th Hiroshima Memorial Day, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
Get Up, Even If by Yourself Alone: Zenkyo-An x FOIL, Kenninji Zenkyo-an Temple, Kyoto, Japan
Neoteny Japan Takahashi Collection, Museum of Art, Ehime, Japan
Ateliers d’artistes, Musée Bernard Buffet, Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan 
Figuratively Speaking: A Survey of the Human Form, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, Las Vegas, NV
The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Facing East: Recent Works from China, India and Japan from the Frank Cohen Collection, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

2009
Walking in My Mind, Hayward Gallery, London, UK (cat.)
Rites de Passage, Schunck Glaspaleis, Heerlen, Netherlands
6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of 
Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia 
Weighing and Wanting: Selections from the Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art 
San Diego, La Jolla, CA
From Home to the Museum: Tanaka Tsuneko Collection, Museum of Modern Art, 
Wakayama, Japan
STAGES Lance Armstrong Foundation, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
15th Anniversary Inaugural Exhibition, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
In the Little Playground: Hitsuda Nobuya and His Surrounding Students—Masako Ando, Mika Kato, Tamami Hitsuda, Yoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugito, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan and Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan
Prospective Artium, Artium, Fukuoka, Japan

2008
The Masked Portrait, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Selections from the Hara Museum’s Permanent Collection, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
A Perspective on Contemporary Art 6: Emotional Drawing, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan; traveled to The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
MOT Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan 
Mogi Kenichiro, Hana, Kakuta Mitsuyo, Araki Nobuyoshi: Four Views of the Collection of the Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
Animals in Contemporary Art: Many Animals!! What? Art? Towada Art Center, Amori, Japan
Order. Desire. Light. An Exhibition of Contemporary Drawings, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Kankai Pavilion Opening Exhibition: Beyond Time, Beyond Space, Towada Art Center, Amori, Japan
TOMYAM PLADIB, Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand
KITA!! : Japanese Artists Meet Indonesia (Yoshitomo Nara + graf), Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Encounters, Pace Gallery, Beijing, China
Collection II: Shell—Shelter, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
Traces of Siamese Smile: Art + Faith + Politics + Love, Bangkok Art & Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
Happy Mother. Happy Children, Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, Hachioji, Japan
Wonderland: Japanese Contemporary Art, Opera Gallery, Hong Kong
Shiko Munakata, Tohru Narita, Yoshitomo Nara: The Icons of the Time, Oita City Art Museum, Oita, Japan
The Human Image in the Twentieth Century: Works from The Collection of Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi, Japan; traveled to Yatsushiro Municipal Muse Kumamoto; Hekinan City Tatsukichi Fuji Museum of Contemporary Art, Aichi, Japan
My Museum, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Neoteny Japan: Contemporary Artists after 1990s from Takahashi Collection, Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan; traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo, Japan; Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Niigata, Japan; Akita Museum of Modern Art, Yokote, Japan; Yonago City Museum of Art, Yonago, Japan
20th Anniversary Memorial Collection + Hibikiau Oto, Iro, Katachi (Sympathize with Sound, Color and Shape), Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, Japan

2007
Cult Fiction: Art and Comics, Hayward Gallery touring exhibition, New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK; traveled to Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK; City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK; Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, UK; Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, UK
Pretty Baby, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
The Door into Summer: The Age of Micropop, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan (cat.)
Disorder in the House, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels
Bernard Vuffet Museum, Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan
Silly Adult, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Portrait Session, NADiff, Tokyo; traveled to Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Painting as Forest: Artist as Thinker, Okazaki Mindscape Museum, Aichi, Japan
Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967, Museum of Contemporary 
Art, Chicago, IL; traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
The Zabludowicz Collection: When We Build, Let Us Think That We Build Forever, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Don’t Look: Contemporary Drawings from an Alumna’s Collection (Martina Yamin, Class of 1958), Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Massachusetts (cat.)
Selections from the Hara Museum’s Permanent Collection Shinagawa, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Red Hot: Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Surrealism and Art, Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan; traveled to Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan; Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanag, Japan (cat.)
Show Me Thai, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Summer Show, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Mindscape Museum, Okazaki, Aichi, Japan
Let’s Go to the Museum! How to Enjoy Modern Art, Together with Dick Bruna, Bernard Buffet Museum, Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan
Hop, Stamp, Hanga! Child Print Art Museum, Bernard Buffet Museum, Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan
ShContemporary 2007 Shanghai in Art, Best of Artists Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
3L4D—3rd Life 4th Dimension, MetaPhysical Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2006
RADAR: Selections from the Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo, Japan
Temporary Art Museum Soi Sabai, Rajata Art House, Bangkok, Thailand
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art Collection: Kono 20nen no 20 no art [20 Artworks From the Past 20 Years], Sapporo Artpark, Hokkaido, Japan (cat.)
Kazoku no jokei: Nihon no kazouku wo kangaeru [The Scene of Family: A Review to the Japanese Family], Museum of Modern Art, Mito, Ibaraki, Japan (cat.)
The Child, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan (cat.)
Long Live Sculpture! Middelheim Open-Air Sculpture Museum, Middelheim, Belgium
A Magical Art Life, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
10th Anniversary, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Having New Eyes, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
6th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China (cat.)
35 40’ N 139 45’ E Tokyo, Archeus, London, UK
Talking Pictures, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
Sapporo Art Park, Sapporo, Japan

2005
Yokohama International Triennial: Art Circus (Jumping from the Ordinary), Yokohama, Japan
Ten Year Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
The Elegance of Silence: Contemporary Art from East Asia, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Little Boy: The Arts in Japan's Exploding Subculture, Japan Society Gallery, New York, NY (cat.)
Rising Sun, Melting Moon: Contemporary Art in Japan, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Kotaro Terada Collection, Kawagoe City Art Museum, Saitama, Japan
Kiss Kiss, c/o Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany
Well Done: The Art of Design World, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Tawian
Unheimlich Jung: Kinder and Jugendliche in der Zeitgenössischen Kunst, Stadtische Galerie, Waldkraiburg, Germany
Japan Pop: Manga and Japanese Contemporary Art, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Portrait, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria
Baby Shower, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Chairs and Japanese Design, Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan (cat.)
New Acquisition, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

2004
Fiction Love: Ultra New Vision in Contemporary Art, MOCA Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan (cat.)
New Prints: Yoshitomo Nara, Tam Ochiai, Hiroshi Sugito, Space Force, Tokyo, Japan
Why Not Live for Art? Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Time of My Life: Art with Youthful Spirit, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Onkochishin, White Cube Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Unusual Combination, + Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Why not live for art?, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Dog Days of Summer, California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside, CA
Non-sect Radical: Contemporary Photography III, Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
Funny Cuts: Cartoons und Comics in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany (cat.)
Yoshitomo Nara, Tam Ochiai, Hiroshi Sugito: New Prints, Space Force, Tokyo, Japan

2003
Happiness: A Survival Guide for Art and Life, Mori Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
Supernova: Art of the 1990’s from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (cat.)
Nichijyou Seikatsu, Speak For, Tokyo, Japan
FOIL, Little More Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Painting in Our Time, Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Niigata, Japan
I bambini siamo noi, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
Trauer/GRIEF, Atelier Augarten Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst der Österreichischen Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
girls don’t cry, Parco Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Ninos, Centro de Art de Salamanca, Spain
Mars: Art and War, Neue Galerie Graz, Austria
Inaugural Group Show, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Splat, Boom, Pow! The Influence of Comics in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (cat.)
Hope: Do Hope For The Future, Laforet Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; traveled to Center for Contemporary Art, New Orleans, LA; University of North Texas Gallery, Denton, TX; Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA (cat.)
Opening Exhibition, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
My Room Somehow Somewhere, graf gm, Osaka, Japan
Collection, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan
Best Collection, Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, Japan
Art de Zoo, Akita Museum of Modern Art, Akita, Japan
Moving Energies #2: Aspekte der Sammlung Olbricht, Museum Folkwang Essen, Germany
Ukiyo-E Avant-Garde, Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Room Air, It-Park, Taipei, Taiwan
Your Dog is Orange County, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

2002
Weiche Bruche: Japan, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Germany
BABEL 2002, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Fragile Figures, Palette School, Tokyo, Japan
The Doraemon, Suntory Museum, Osaka, Japan; traveled to Sogo Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan; Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art, Asahikawa, Japan; Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan; Oita Art Museum, Oita, Japan; Shimane Art Museum, Matsue, Shimane, Japan; Akita Senshu Museum of Art, Akita, Japan; Takaoka Art Museum, Takaoka, Toyama, Japan; Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Takamatsu, Japan; Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Matsumoto, Japan (cat.)
Bokura no Hero and Heroine, Otaru City Museum of Art, Hokkaido, Japan
Backspace Drawing Days, Galerie Michael Zink, Munich, Germany
Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, MoMA QNS, Queens, NY
The Galleries Show 2002, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Pop!Pop!Pop!, Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, Japan
Monalisa Mammon, Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
Drawing Days, Galerie Michael Zink, Munich, Germany
Emotional Site, Sagacho Shokuryo Building, Tokyo, Japan
Traces, Imprints and Tales: Japanese Contemporary Art Draws from Tradition, Kerava Art Museum, Helsinki (cat.)
The Japanese Experience: Inevitable, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany; traveled to Das Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria (cat.)

2001
Neo Tokyo: Japanese Art Now, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (cat.)
Jap in the Box: Mr., Tam Ochiai, Hiroshi Sugito, Yoshitomo Nara, Takashi Murakami, Masahiko Kuwahara, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Jam: Tokyo-London, Barbican Centre, London, UK; traveled to Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (cat.)
Public Offerings, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (cat.)
My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA; traveled to Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL; Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art, Tacoma, WA; Huntsville Museum of Art, Hunstville, AL (cat.)
Superflat, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA; traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (cat.)
Forms of Human Figures from the Terada Collection, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Tsunami Raiders, Galerie Michael Zink, Munich, Germany
Camera Works: The Photographic Impulse in Modern Art, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Dialogue with Nature: Graduation Works from the Collection of Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, Haruhi Art Museum, Aichi, Japan (cat.)
Senritsumirai: Future Perfect, Center for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy (cat.)
Vertical Time: Past, Present and Future of Sculpture, University Art Museum, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan
Silence of The City, Gwanju Art Museum, Korea
Pop Heart e Generazione MTV, Light Gallery, Faenza
Tokyo Pop, Kansas City Jewish Museum, Overland Park, KS
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
MURAKAMI/NARA NARA/MURAKAMI, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2000
The Darker Side of Playland: Childhood Imagery from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (cat.)
Presumed Innocent, CAPC, Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, France 
Trading Views: 4 x Japanishe Kunst, Stadtgalerie Saarbrucken, Germany; traveled to Stadtische Galerie Erlangen, Germany; Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden, Netherlands (cat.)
Kinder des 20.jahrhunderts: Malerei, Skulptur, Fotograpfie, Galerie der Stadt Aschaffenburg, Aschaffenburg/Mittelrhein-Museum, Koblenz, Germany (cat.)
00: Drawings 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Dark Mirrors of Japan, de Appel Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands (cat.)
Gendai: Japanese Contemporary Art—Between the Body and Space, Center For Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
Drawn From Life, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Super Flat, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; traveled to Nagoya Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Japan (cat.)
Continental Shift, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
Viewing Path, Saarbrucken Staatgalerie, Saarbrucken, Germany
Works from the Tokushima Modern Art Museum Collection 2000, Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Tokushima, Japan (cat.)
Works on Paper, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
Yoshitomo Nara and Hana Hashimoto: The Amazing Garden, Takayama Memorial Art Musuem, Shichinohe, Aomori, Japan
Kids World Aomori 2000, Aomori Prefectural Museum, Aomori, Japan
Gosei Abe Ando and His Influences, Namioka Town Hall, Aomori, Japan
Cultural Ties, Westzone Gallery Space, London, UK
Gallery Hakuyosha, Nagoya, Aichi
One Heart, One World: International Exhibition of the Heart, United Nations Public Lobby, New York, NY (cat.)

1999
Spellbound, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Vergiss den Ball und spiel’ weiter: Das Bild des Kindes in Zeitgenössischer Kunst und Wissenschaft, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany
New Modernism for a New Millennium, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Painting for Joy: New Japanese Painting in 1990s, Japan Information and Culture Center, Washington, D.C.; traveled to Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo, Japan (cat.)
Art is Fun 10: Angelic, Devilish, or Both, Hara Museum ARC, Shibukawa, Japan
Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA; traveled to Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ; PS1, New York, NY; Fundacio “La Caixa,” Barcelona, Spain; Crocker Museum, Sacramenta, CA; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN; Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH (cat.)
Tendance, Abbaye Saint-Andre Centre d’art Contemporain, Meymac, France
It’s an Animal World, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan
Yoshitomo Nara and Hiroshi Sugito, Gallery Hakutosha, Nagoya, Japan
Art/Domestic: Temperature of the Time, Setagaya Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan (cat.)
An Active Fault of Painting, Nagoya Citizens’ Gallery Yada, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

1998
The Manga Age, Museum of Contemporary Tokyo, Japan; traveled to Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (cat.)
Innocent Minds, Space X and Forum Space at Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya, Japan (cat.)
Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival 1998, Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, Korea
Voor herhaling vatbaar: Henk Visch, Yoshitomo Nara, Peter Archer, Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
Aomori Museum of Art Collection, Hachinohe City Museum of Art; Joban Furusato Museum Asuka; Aomori Prefectural Museum, Aomori, Japan

1997
Dream of Existence: Exhibition of Young Japanese Artists, Kiscelli Museum, Budapest, Hungary (cat.)
Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Drawing Show, Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam, Netherlands (with Henk Visch)
Galerie & Ediciones Ginkgo, Madrid, Spain
VOCA ’97: Vision of Contemporary Art, Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan (cat.)
Box: Its Cosmos, Galerie Humanité Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
React Presents, Gallery Taf, Kyoto, Japan

1996
Tokyo Pop, Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Hiratsuka City, Japan (cat.)
Ironic Fantasy: Another World by Five Contemporary Artists, Miyagi Museum of Art, Miyagi, Japan (cat.)
Kind of Blue, Hakutosha, Nagoya, Japan
Intangible Childhood, Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Mie, Japan
Sunny Side Up, Gallery Nayuta, Yokohama, Japan
Drawings, Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam, Netherlands
L’Enfance retrouvé, Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1995
Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Drawing Chat (with Katsuhige Nakahashi), Shinanobashi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Endless Happiness, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan
Art x ∞  = @, SAM Museum, Osaka, Japan
That Figures, Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Book and Weight, Gallery Kuranuki, Osaka, Japan
POSITIV, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
Dusseldorf-andere Ort, Orangerie Schloss Brake, Lemgo, Germany
The Future of Paintings ‘95, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan (cat.)
Takeoffs, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA
Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan
Gunma Biennale for Young Artists ’95, Gunma Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Takasaki, Gunma, Japan

1994
my room is your room, 7th Nagoya Contemporary Art Fair, Nagoya City Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Harvest ‘94, Haus Bockdorf, Kempen, Germany
Harvest Kempen-Nagoya (with Shiro Matsui), Hakutosha, Nagoya, Japan
Art Against AIDS, Art Cologne, Koln, Germany
Ironic Fantasy, Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

1993
Partners, Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Animals, Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem, Netherlands
Harvest ‘93 (with Shiro Matsui), Haus Bockdorf, Kempen, Germany
In Situ, Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht, Belgium
Artomatic, Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Compositions, Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1992
Tijdelijk Asiel, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1991
4th Nagoya Contemporary Art Fair, Electricity Museum Nagoya, Nagoya, Japan
Pack, SA-IN Gallery, Pusan, Korea

1990
Brille, Galerie Pentagon, Koln, Germany
Acqua Strana, Galerie Ulla Sommers, Dusseldorf, Germany
Vivian Rowe, Yoshitomo Nara, Louis Darocha, Kees de Groot, Galerie d’Eendt, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1989
Mensch und Technik, Nixdorf A.G., Dusseldorf, Germany

1988
Feeling House, Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Japan

1987
New Artists in Nagoya, Westbeth Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

1986
Each Person’s Expression of Space, Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan
Present ‘86, Gallery NAF, Nagoya, Japan

1985
Sense of Vision and Touch, Westbeth Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Gonin Bayashi (Five Person’s Musical Band), Love Collection Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

1984
Paranoia, Westbeth Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Yoshitomo Nara, Kooji Miura, Gallery Denega, Hirosaki, Japan

Catalogues and Monographs

2014
Nara, Yoshitomo. Yoshitomo Nara: Drawings 1984-2013. Los Angeles: Blum & Poe, 2014.
Taxter, Kelly. You Should've Heard Just What I Seen. New York: Gregory R. Miller & Co., 2014.
Uchida, Mayumi, and Yayoi Kojima. Mindfulness! : Takahashi Collection 2014. Tokyo: Bijutsushuppansha, 2014.

2013
Brougher, Kerry. Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950. Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Munich: DelMonico/Prestel, 2013.
Byrne, David. Yoshitomo Nara. New York: Pace, 2013. 
Furuichi, Yasuko and Juri Murakami. Re: Quest - Japanese Contemporary Art Since the 1970s. Tokyo: Japan Foundation, 2013.Goodman, Abigail Ross, ed. Art for Rollins. Winter Park, Florida: Cornell Fine Arts Museum, 2013.
Miyamura, Noriko, ed. Enjoy! Contemporary Art! Tokyo: Yosensha, 2013.
Moszynska, Anna. Sculpture Now. London: Thames and Hudson, 2013: 56.|
Nara, Yoshitomo. Yoshitomo Nara Photo Book 2003–2012. Tokyo: Kodansha, 2013.
Nara, Yoshitomo. Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete BT Archives 1991-2013. Tokyo: Bijutsu Shuppan-sha, 2013.

2012
Takei, Masakazu, and Mizue Nakamura, eds. NARA Yoshitomo: a bit like you and me… Kyoto: Foil, 2012.

2011
Collectors’ Stage: Asian Contemporary Art from Private Collections. Singapore: Singapore Art Museum, 2011.
Favell, Adrian. Before and After Superflat: A Short History of Japanese Contemporary Art, 1990-2011. Hong Kong: Blue Kingfisher, 2011.
Flint, Lucy and Nikki Bruno Clapper, eds. Creating the New Century: Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection. Dayton, OH: Dayton Art Institute, 2011.
Nara: 48 Girls. Tokyo: Chikuma Shobo, 2011.
Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. 2011. 

2010
Ateliers d’artistes. Shizuoka Prefecture: Musée Bernard Buffet, 2010.
Ceramic Works. Tokyo: Foil, 2010.
Disorder in the House. Brussels: Vanhaerents Art Collection, 2010.
Garden of Painting: Japanese Art of the 00s. Osaka: National Museum of Art, 2010.
Innocence: Art towards Life. Tochigi, Japan: Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, 2010.
Made in Popland, China and Japan. Seoul: National Museum of Contemporary Art, 2010.
Peko-chan World. Tokyo: Fujiya Ginza Guilding, 2010.
Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool. Texts by Midori Matsui, Miwako Tezuka, Michael Wilson, and Hideki Toyoshima. New York: AsiaSocietyMuseum, 2010.

2009
Chambers, Nicholas. “YNG: Discovering New Worlds.” The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. Brisbane: Queensland Art Gallery, 2009.
From Home to the Museum: Tanaka Tsuneko Collection. Wakayama, Japan: Museum of Modern Art, 2009.
Nara, Yoshitomo. “The Empty Spaces After School.” In the Little Playground. Nagoya: Aichi Triennale Office, Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya City Museum, Chunichi Shimbun, 2009. 
Walking in My Mind. Texts by Stephanie Rosenthal, Mami Kataoka, Susan Blackmore, Helen Luckett, Brian Dillon. London: Hayward Publishing, 2009.

2008
Four Views of the Collection of the Yokohama Museum of Art. Yokohama: Yokohama Museum of Art, 2008.
Guglielmino, Giorgio. How to Look at Contemporary Art: (-- and Like It): 66 Works From 1970 to 2008. New York and Turin: Umberto Allemandi & Co., 2008: 233-234.
Happy Mother. Happy Children. Tokyo: Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, 2008.
The Human Image in the Twentieth Century: Works from The Collection of the Tokushima Modern Art Museum. Tatebayashi: Gunma Museum of Art, 2008.
KITA!!: Japanese Artists Meet Indonesia. Tokyo: Japan Foundation, 2008.
Many Animals!! What? Art?. Towada, Japan: Towada ArtCenter, 2008.
Nara, Yoshitomo. The Lonesome Puppy. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2008.
Neoteny Japan: Contemporary Artists after 1990s from Takahashi Collection. Tokyo: Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha, 2008
A Perspective on Contemporary Art 6: Emotional Drawing. Tokyo: National Museum of Modern Art, 2008.
Order. Desire. Light. An Exhibition of Contemporary Drawings. Dublin: Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2008.
20th Anniversary Memorial Collection + Hibikiau Oto, Iro, Katachi (Sympathize with Sound, Color and Shape). Kagawa, Japan: TakamatsuCity Museum of Art, 2008.
Wonderland: Japanese Contemporary Art. Hong Kong: Opera Gallery, 2008.

2007
The Age of Micropop: The New Generation of Japanese Artists. Tokyo: Parco Publishing, 2007.
Don’t Look: Contemporary Drawings from an Alumna’s Collection (Martina Yamin, Class of 1958). Wellesley, Massachusets: Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, 2007.
Gravett, Paul. Cult Fiction: Art and Comics. London: Hayward Publishing, 2006.
Let’s Go to The Museum! How to Enjoy the Modern Art, Together with Dick Bruna. Shizuoka, Japan: Musée Bernard Buffet, 2007.
Painting as Forest: Artist as Thinker. Okazaki, Japan: Mindscape Museum, 2007.
Karnes, Andrea. Pretty Baby. Fort Worth, TX: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 2007.
Show Me Thai. Tokyo: Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture, 2007.
Surrealism and Art. Utsunomiya, Japan: Utsunomiya Museum of Art, 2007.
Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967. Texts by Dominic Molon, Bob Nickas, Richard Hell, et al. Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007.
3L4D: 3rd Life 4th Dimension. Taipei: Metaphysical Art Gallery, 2007.
Yoshitomo Nara: Moonlight Serenade. Kanazawa: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007.
Yoshitomo Nara + graf: Torre de Málaga. Málaga, Spain: Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, 2007.

2006
6th Shanghai Biennale. Shanghai: Shanghai Art Museum, 2006.
The Child. Kyoto: Seigensha, 2006.
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art collection: 20 Artworks From the Past 20 Years. Sapporo: Sapporo Artpark, 2006.
The Scene of Family: A Review to the Japanese Family. Mito, Japan: Museum of Modern Art, 2006.
Long Live Sculpture! Middelheim, Belgium: Middelheim Open-Air Sculpture Museum,  2006.
Nara, Yoshitomo, Jacques Prevert, and Isao Takahata. Tori Eno Aisatsu. Tokyo: Pia, 2006.
Prevert, Jacques. Greetings to the Bird: Yoshitomo Nara. Tokyo: PIA Corporation, 2006.
Yoshitomo Nara + graft: A to Z, Yoshii Brick Brew House. Hirosaki, Japan: Foil, 2006.

2005
Chairs and Japanese Design. Saitama: Saitama Kenritsu Kindai Bijutsukan, 2005.
The Elegance of Silence: Contemporary Art from East Asia. Tokyo: Mori Art Museum, 2005.
Japan Pop: Manga and Japanese Contemporary Art. Helsinki: HelsinkiCityArt Museum, 2005.
Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture. New York:Japan Society Gallery, 2005.
Murakami, Takashi, ed. Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture. New York: New Haven; London: Japan Society and Yale University Press, 2005.
Nara, Yoshitomo. Drawing File. Tokyo: Foil, 2005.
Nara, Yoshitomo. From the Depth of My Drawer. Tokyo: Foil, 2005.
Nara, Yoshitomo. Slash with a Knife. Rev. ed. Tokyo: Foil, 2005.
Unheimlich Jung: Kinder und Jugendliche in der Zeitgenössischen Kunst. Texts by Elke Keiper und Oliver Zybok. Waldkraiburg, Germany: Stadtische Galerie, 2005.
Well Done: the Art of Design World. Taipei: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2005.
Yokohama Triennial 2005. Yokohama: Organizing Committee for the Yokohama Triennale, 2005.
Yoshitomo Nara: From the Depth of My Drawer. Texts by Hyon-son T’ae and Kyong-hwa Ku. Seoul: Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, 2005.
Yoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugito: Over the Rainbow. Texts by Doris Krystof and Bernarhart Schwenk. Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz, 2005.

2004
Coatzee, Mark. Not Afraid: Rubell Family Collection. New York: Phaidon Press, 2004.
Fiction. Love: Ultra New Vision in Contemporary Art. Taipei: Taipei Contemporary Art Foundation; Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004.
Funny Cuts: Cartoons and Comics in Contemporary Art. Texts by Ulrich Pfarr and Andreas Schalhorn. Stuttgart: Bielefeld, Germany: Kerber, 2005.
Nara, Yoshitomo. The Little Star Dweller. Tokyo: Rockin’On, 2004.
New Prints: Yoshitomo Nara, Tam Ochiai, Hiroshi Sugito. Tokyo: Space Force, 2004.
Non-Sect Radical: Contemporary Photograpy III. Yokohama: Yokohama Museum of Art, 2004.
Oh! My God! I Miss You (postcard book). San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2004.
This Is a Time of…S.M.L. Texts by Hisako Hara. Kyoto: Seigensha, 2004.

2003
Art de Zoo. Akita, Japan: Akita Museum of Modern Art, 2003.
Chambers, Kristin, ed. Yoshitomo Nara: Nothing Ever Happens. Cleveland, OH: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2003.
Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Mellon University, 2003.
Girls Don’t Cry. Tokyo: Nanjo and Associates, 2003.
Grynsztejn, Madeleine. Supernova: Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2003.
Happiness. Kyoto: Tankosha; Mori Art Museum, 2003.
Moving energies #02. Essen: Museum Folkwang Essen, 2003.
Nara, Yoshitomo. The Good, the Bad, the Average…and Unique: Yoshitomo Nara. Tokyo: Little More, 2003.
Painting In Our Time. Niigata: Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, 2003.
Splat, Boom, Pow! The Influence of Comics in Contemporary Art. Texts by Valerie Cassel, Roger Sabin and Bernard Welt. Houston, TX: Contemporary Arts Museum, 2003.
Studio Portrait: A Document of Artist Yoshitomo Nara. Texts by Ivan Varitanian and Noriko Miyamura. Tokyo: Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha, 2003. Reprint as, Birth and Present: A Takeshita, Miyako, ed. Emotional Site. Tokyo: Emotional Site Executive committee, 2003.
Ukiyo-E Avant-Garde. Tokyo: Tokyo Station Gallery, 2003.
Wada, Kyoko, ed. Birth and Present: A Studio Portrait of Yoshitomo Nara. Corte Madera, Calif.: Gingko Press, 2003.

2002
Bokura no Hero and Heroine = Our Hero and Heroine. Otaru, Japan: Otaru City Museum of Art, 2002.
Brehm, Margrit Franziska. The Japanese Experience: Inevitable. Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 2002.
The Doraemon. [S.l.]: Doraemon Exhibition Production Committee, 2002.
Hoptman, Laura. Drawing Now: Eight Propositions. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2002.
Logan, Kent. The Logan Collection: A Portrait of Our Times. Vail, CO: Logan Collection, 2002.
Nara, Yoshitomo. Who Snatched the Babies? Paris: Impression Jouve Paris; Tokyo: Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2002.
Pop! Pop! Pop! ‘50s–‘00s Pop Art Show. Ibaraki, Japan: Museum of Modern Art, 2002.
Schwabsky, Barry. Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting. New York: Phaidon Press, 2002.
Teruhisa Kitahara Art Collection. Yokohama: Sogo Museum of Art, 2002.
Traces, Imprints and Tales: Japanese Contemporary Art Draws from Tradition. Helsinki: Finish Artists Association, 2002.
The 20th Century. Art Recognized Virtual Images: Between Monalisa and Mammon. Hiratsuka: Hiratsuka Museum of Art, 2002.
Weiche Brüche, Japan. Texts by Markus Neuwirth and Elisabeth Thoman-Oberhofer. Insburck: Kunstraum Insbruck, 2002. 

2001
Babel 2002. Seoul: National Museum of Contemporary Art, 2002
Dialogue with Nature: Graduation Works from the Collection of Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music. Aichi, Japan: Haruhicho Board of Education, 2001.
Farelly, Liz. Jam: Tokyo-London. London: Booth-Clibborn, 2001.
Fogle, Douglas. Painting at the Edge of the World. Minneapolis, MN: Walker Art Center, 2001.
Kent, Rachel. Neo Tokyo: Japanese Art Now. Sydney: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2001.
My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation. Texts by Jeff Fleming, Susan Lubowsky Talbot, and Takashi Murakami. Des Moines: Des Moines Art Center; New York: Independent Curators Incorporated, 2001.
Nara, Yoshitomo. Nara Note. Tokyo: Chikuma Shobo, 2001.
Nara, Yoshitomo. Nobody Knows: Yoshitomo Nara Drawings. Tokyo: Little More, 2001.
Pop Heart e Generazione MTV. Faenza, Italy: Light Gallery, 2001.
Retorn al país de les meravelles: l’art contemporani i la infància = Retorno al país de las maravillas: el arte contemporáneo y la infancia. Barcelona: Fundació Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensiions, 2001.
Rothenberger, Manfred. Yoshitomo Nara: Lullaby Supermarket. Nürnberg, Germany: Institut für moderne Kunst; Munich: Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2001.
Senritsumirai: Future Perfect: Present-day Art from Japan. Pistoia: Gli ori, 2001. 
Schimmel, Paul. Public Offerings. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2001.
Silence of the City. Gwanju, Korea: Gwanju Art Museum, 2001.
Taro, Amano. I Don’t Mind, If You Forget Me: Nara Yoshitomo. Yokohama: Yokohama Museum of Art; Tokyo: Tankosha, 2001.
Vertical Time: Past, Present and Future of Sculpture. Tokyo: University Art Museum, Tokyo National University of the Arts, 2001.
Yoshitomo Nara: Top Runner Separate Volume. Nagoya: KTC Chuoshuppan, 2001.

2000
00: Drawings 2000 at Barbara Gladstone Gallery. Text by Klaus Kertess. New York: Barbara Gladstone Gallery, 2000.
Continental Shift. Freiburg: Modo, 2000.
Dark Mirrors of Japan. Amsterdam: De Appel Foundation, 2000.
The Darker Side of Playland: Childhood Imagery from the Logan Collection. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2000.
From the Collection of Amori Museum of Art. Aomori, Japan: Takayama Uichi Memorial Museum, 2000.
Gendai. Warsaw: Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, 2000. (cat.)
Kids Art World Aomori 2000. Edited by the Borard of Education Museum Services and Art Park Project. Amori: Aomori Prefectural Folk Museum, 2000.
Kinder des 20. Jahrhunderts: Malerei, Skulptur, Fotografie. Cologne: Wienand, 2000.
Konishi, Nobuyuki. Yoshitomo Nara. Saarbrüken, Germany: Stadtgalerie Saarbrüken, 2000.
Murakami, Takashi, ed. Superflat. Tokyo: Madra, 2000.
A Muse Land 2000: It’s Animal World. Sapporo: Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2000.
One Heart, One World: International Exhibition of the Heart.  Japan: NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation, NHK Public Welfare Organization, NHK Service Centre, 2000.
Presumed Innocent. Bordeaux: CAPC-Musée d’art contemporain, 2000.
Trading Views: Shiro Matsui, Yoshitomo Nara, Satoru Takahashi, Kenji Yanove. Saarbrüken, Germany: Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, 2000.
Works from the Tokushima Modern Art Museum Collection 2000. Tokushima: The Tokushima Modern Art Museum, 2000.
Yoshitomo, Banana. Hinagiku no jinsei [The Life of Hinagiku]. Drawings by Yoshitomo Nara. Tokyo: Rockin’ On, 2000.

1999
Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art. Des Moines, Iowa: Des Moines Art Center, 1999.
Art/Domestic: Temperature of the Time. Text by Takashi Azumaya. Tokyo: Setagaya Museum of Art, 1999.
Art is Fun 10: Angelic, Devilish, or Both. Shibukawa: Hara Museum ARC, 1999.
Goto, Shiego, ed. Ukiyo: Yoshitomo Nara. Tokyo: Little More, 1999.
Kaiga hyogen no katsudanso [An Active Fault in Painting]. Nagoy: Nagoya Citizens’ Gallery, 1999.
Nara, Yoshitomo. The Lonesome Puppy. Tokyo: Magazine House, 1999. 
Painting for Joy: New Japanese Painting in 1990s. Tokyo: Japan Foundation Forum, 1999.
Platform 99: 70 Young Visual Artists form Asia and Latin America. Amsterdam: Canvas Foundation, 1999.
Somebody Whispers in Nuremberg. Nuremberg: Institut für moderne Kunst in der SchmidtBank-Galerie, 1999.
Vergiss den Ball und spiel’ weiter: Das Bild des Kindes in Zeitgenössischer Kunst und Wissenschaft. Köln: Oktagon; Nürnberg: Kunsthalle Nürnberg, 1999.
Yoshitomo Nara: Puddle Flowers (postcard book). 4 vols. Tokyo: Kadokawa Shoten, 1999.

1998
From the Collections of Aomori Museum of Art. Tokiwa Furusato, 1998.
Innocent Minds. Text by Nobuyuki Konishi. Nagoya: Aichi Perfectural University of Fine Arts and Music; Aichi Prefectural Museum, 1998.
The Manga Age. Tokyo: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1998.
Mitsubishi-Jisho Artium Exhibitions April 1995–March 1997. Vol. 4. Text by Yoshitomo Nara. Fukuoka: Mitsubishi-Jisho Artium, 1998.
Nara, Yoshitomo. Slash with a Knife. Tokyo: Little More, 2001.
Yoshitomo Nara. Text by Marilu Knode. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Institute of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsin, 1998.

1997
Dream of Existence. Budapest: Museum Kiscelli-Municipal Picture Gallery, 1997.
Nara, Yoshitomo. In the Deepest Puddle. Tokyo: Kadokawa Shoten, 1997.
Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition. Texts by Eun-Ju Choi, Shigeo Chiba, and Kazuo Yamawaki. Seoul: National Museum of Contemporary Art, 1997.
VOCA ’97: Vision of Contemporary Art. Tokyo: Ueno Royal Museum, 1997.

1996
Hothouse Fresh. Text by Midori Matsui. Nagoya: Gallery Hakutosha, 1996.
Intangible Childhood. Tsu, Japan: Mie Prefectural Art Museum, 1996.
Ironic Fantasy: Another World by Five Contemporary Artists. Miyagi: Miyagi Museum of Art, 1996.
Tokyo Pop. Hiratsuka: Hiratsuka Museum of Art, 1996.

1995
The Future of Paintings ’95. Osaka: Osaka Contemporary Art Center, 1995.
In the Deepest Puddle / Nothing Gets Me Down. Text by Eriko Osaka. Tokyo: SCAI The Bathhouse; Galerie Humanité Tokyo, 1995.
Oil on Canvas. Nagoya: Galerie Humanité Nagoya, 1995.
Project for Gunma ’95. Text by Katsutoshi Taniuchi. Takasaki: Museum of Modern Art Gunma, 1995.

1994
Christmas for Sleeping Children. Osaka: Itoki Crystal Hall, 1994.
Harvest ’94: shiro Matsui, Yoshitomo Nara. Nagoya: Hakutosha, 1994.
Lonesome Babies. Nagoya: Hakutosha, 1994.
1993 Be Happy. Nagoya and Tokyo: Galerie Humanité, 1993.
1991 Cogitationes Cordium. Nagoya: Galerie Humanité Nagoya, 1991.
1988 Innocent Being. Nagoya: Galerie Humanité Nagoya, 1988.
1984 Yoshitome Nara / Koji Miura. Hirosaki: Gallery Denega, 1984.

Articles and Reviews

2014
Adam, Georgina. "Japan's Contemporary Art Scene Is on the Way Up." Financial Times, October 10, 2014. 
Bolwell, Sarah. "Yoshitomo Nara: Greetings from a Place in My Heart at Dairy Art Centre." Asian Art, November 11, 2014.Harris, Gareth. "Interview: Japanese Artist Yoshitomo Nara." Financial Times, October 10, 2014.
Demetriou, Danielle. "Gallery Proves a Hit with Young Critic." Japan Times, June 6, 2014. 
Frank, Priscilla. "Yoshitomo Nara Is Back and More Innocent Than Ever." Huffington Post, March 12, 2014.
Pagel, David. "The Shape of Kids' Inner Lives." Los Angeles Times, March 14, 2014.
Vanderperre, Willy. "Art Walk." W Magazine 43, no. 5 (June-July 2014): 78-95.
Wyrick, Christopher. "Courteney Cox Visits Opening of New Work by Yoshitomo Nara." Hollywood Reporter, March 4, 2014.
Zimskind, Lyle. "Framed: Yoshitomo Nara Introduces 'Lucy' and Friends to Los Angeles." Los Angeles Magazine, March 13, 2014. 

2013
Browne, Alix. “Girls, Girls, Girls! Where the Artist Yoshitomo Nara Conceives His Enchanting Enfants Terribles.” W (May 2013): 124.
Considine, Austin. “Carrie Brownstein Shares Her Love for Yoshitomo Nara.” Huffington Post, September 25, 2013.
Creahan, Daniel. “New York: Yoshitomo Nara at Pace Gallery.” Artobserved.com, June 27, 2013.
Crow, Kelly. “Sales Hint That Asian Art Is Back in the Air.” Wall Street Journal, 5 April 2013. 
Donoghue, Katy. “Yoshitomo Nara.” Whitewall, no. 31 (Fall 2013): 92-99.
Frazier, David. “Yoshitomo Nara.” Art Asia Pacific, no. 85 (September-October 2013): 148.
Kolesnikov-Jessop, Sonia. “Collector Shun Kurokochi on Parting with His Yoshitomo Nara Collection.” Blouinartinfo.com, February 28, 2013.
Raviv, Lihi. “You Are Not Alone: Yoshitomo Nara Early Works at Auction.” Mutualart.com, March 26, 2013.
“Stellar Prices for the Kurokochi Collection of Yoshitomo Nara Works.” Blouinartinfo.com, April 7, 2013. 
Welch, Matthew. “Artistic Remix: Contemporary Takes on Timeless Prints.” Impressions, no. 34 (2013): 122-39.
“Yoshitomo Nara Exhibit Survey’s His Unique Brand of Kute Kulture in New York.” Huffingtonpost.com, May 18, 2013.

2012
Bijutsu techo 64, no. 973 (September 2012): special issue on Yoshitomo Nara.
Crow, Kelly. “A Japanese Artist Finds New Life a Year after the Quake.” Wall Street Journal, March 11, 2012.
Silva, Elda. “Linda Pace’s Legacy Informs SAMA Show.” San Antonio Express-News, April 23, 2012.

2011
Boxer, Sarah. “Yoshitomo Nara: Asia Society.” Artforum 49, no. 5 (January 2011): 215.
Corkill, Edan. “Yoshitomo Nara Puts the Heart Back in Art.” Japan Times, July 20, 2012.
D’Alessandro, Jaime and Naoko Okada. “Videodrome + Kidult Art.” La Repubblica (Milan), February 2011: 88–93.
Koplos, Janet. “Making Space for Misfits: Yoshitomo Nara.” Sculpture 30, no. 3 (April 2011): 42-47.
Nose, Akiko. “Special Interview: Yoshitomo Nara” Cool Magazine, no. 21 (2011): 4-21.
“No Dead End Streets: the Multitudinous Paths Trod by Yoshitomo Nara.” Art Street Journal 2, no. 4 (January 2011): 21-23.
Phillips, Sam. “Tokyo Pop in Clay.” Ceramic Review, no. 250 (July 2011): 52-55.
“The Anti Superstars.” Today (Singapore), January 18, 2011.
“Yoshitomo Nara’s Box Set.” Interview, November 12, 2011.

2010
“Art: Pop Up.” New Yorker, 12 July 2010.
Cantu, Rua. “Yoshitomo Nara: Ceramic Works.” Art Street Journal 2, no. 1 (July-August, 2010): 15.
Cheny, Alexandra. “Reclusive Neo-Pop Artist Yoshitomo Nara Opens His Studio Doors.” Wall Street Journal, August 24, 2010.
DiPietro, Monty. “Anime Magnetism.” Artnews 109, no. 8 (September 2010): 27.
Ebony, David. “Yoshitomo Nara: Asia Society.” Art in America 98, no. 11 (December 2010): 149-150.
Esplund, Lance. “The Con of Cute.” City Arts (New York), September 14, 2010.
Favell, Adrian. “Tokyo to LA Story: How Southern California Became the Gateway for Japanese Global Pop Art Phenomenon.” Kontur, no. 20 (2010): 54-68.
Furlan, Julia. “Yoshitomo Nara Invites Fans to Armory Open Studio.” WNYC Culture, 24 August 2010.
Hara, Hisako. “Interview: Nara Yoshitomo.” ArtiT, March 5, 2010. http://www.art-it.asia/u/admin_interviews/uP0etdcFrz9Hfwpkb5hj/.
Hickey, Dave. “The New Modern Art.” Playboy, January 2010: 148–151.
Ivy, Marilyn. “The Art of Cute Little Things: Nara Yoshitomo’s Parapolitics.” Mechademia, no. 5 (2010): 3-29.
Lee, Jae. “Yoshitomo Nara: Ceramic Works.” Japan Times, 11 June 2010.
Morgan, Rachel. “A Museum Director’s New Direction: Asia Society’s Solo Show of Nara Stakes out Park Avenue.” New York Observer, August 23, 2010. 
Rao, Priya. “On Park Avenue, Music Inspires Art.” Wall Street Journal, September 7, 2010.
Robinson, Walter. “Kid Stuff.” Artnet.com, September 14, 2010.
Russeth, Andrew. “Dangerous Child’s Play: A Q & A with Yoshitomo Nara.” Artinfo, September 9, 2010.
Salsbury, Britany. “Yoshitomo Nara: Asia Society.” Artforum.com, October 8, 2010.
Sesser, Stan. “For Artists, a Chilly Landscape in Japan.” Wall Street Journal, December 18-19, 2010.
Smith, Roberta. “Cuddling with Little Girls, Dogs and Music.” New York Times, September 10, 2010.
Vogel, Carol. “Cartoons Are Invading the Upper East Side.” New York Times, July 16, 2010.
“Yoshitomo Nara.” Art in America (August 2010).
“Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool.” Art +Auction, July–August 2010.

2009
Bachofen, Kartin. “Lichtblicke am Horizot: Kunstmarkt.” Handelzeitung, June 3, 2009.
Dyer, Erin. “Showstoppers: Yoshitomo Nara.” Juxtapoz, no. 99 (April 2009): 44-45.
Genocchio Benjamin. “Fantastic Voyage.” Art + Auction 32, no. 7 (March 2009): 91.
Hosaka, Kenjiro. “Nara Yoshitomo no doroingu wa aato no kongen ni kaeru” [Yoshitomo Nara’s Drawings Return to the Origin of Art]. Art Collector (February 2009): 26-29.
Januszczak, Waldemar. “Hayward Gallery’s Ambitious Theme Show.” Sunday Times (London), June 28, 2009.
Ko, Hanae. “Yoshitomo Nara Arrested for Graffiti in New York Subway.” Art Asia Pacific, no. 63 (May-June 2009): 51-52. 
Koenig, Tristan. “Shock of the Cute.” Art World, no. 8 (April-May 2009): 166.
Pappas, Jen. “Spotlight on Yoshitomo Nara.” Hi-Fructose Magazine, no. 11 (April 8, 2009): 20-21.
Philby, Charlotte. “Observations: Dark Delights from the Lovely Mind of Japanese Genius Yoshitomo Nara.” Independent, June 12, 2009.
Pricco, Evan. “Yoshitomo Nara.” Juxtapoz, no. 104 (September 2009): 48-61.
Nara, Yoshitomo. “Kiyoshiro and Kaita.” The World of Kiyoshiro Imawano (September 2009): 187-188. Book?
Shima, Atsuhiko. “Sekai no hitobito no kokoro ni todoku, Nara Yoshitomo no e” [The Paintings of Yoshitomo Nara: Pictures That Reach the World]. Art Collector (October 2009): 10-11.
Sumpter, Helen. “Walking in My Mind, Image Gallery.” Time Out (London), July 2, 2009.
“Trek Lance Armstrong STAGES Bike by Yoshitomo Nara.” Hypebeast, July 20, 2009.
“When Humans Attack: Yoshitomo Nara’s Kids, Top 25 Asian Serial Killers.” Giant Robot, Spring 2009.
“Yoshitomo Nara.” New Yorker. March 30, 2009.

2008
Allsop, Laura. “Consumed.” ArtReview (September 2008): 48.
Basciano, Oliver. “Bringing Back the Baltic.” ArtInfo, August 15, 2008.
Chapman, Peter. “Pick of the week: Yoshitomo Nara + Graf.” Independent (London), July 12-18, 2008.
Collett, Christopher. “Young Art Runs Free.” Metro (United Kingdom), June 13, 2008.
“Culture Vultures.” Collective Magazine (June-July 2008): 12.
“Exhibitions: Yoshitomo Nara + Graf.” Guide (United Kingdom), August 14, 2008.
Fenwick, Andrew. “Manga Inspired Designers: Yoshitomo Nara + Graf.” Metro UK, June 23, 2008.
Federico, Cherie. “Reality Is What You Make It.” Aesthetica (August-September 2008): 34-35.
Florez, Pablo. “Yoshitomo Nara + Graf.” Arte y Parte, no. 76 (August-September 2008): 144.
Hudson, Stacey. “Every Dog Has Its Day.” Metro Spirit, April 9-15, 2008.
Infante, Fran. “Exhibition’s Right at Home in Baltic.” Evening Chronicle, June 12, 2008.
Pastoriza, Helena. “Yoshitomo Nara + graf, A-Z Project.” Daily Serving, October 3, 2008.

2007
Brown, Angela K. “Fort Worth Exhibit Explores the Many Faces of Childhood.” Corpus Christi Caller-Times, March 18, 2007.
Dunning, Brian. “Best New Museums.” GQ (March 2007): 178.
Kamiya, Yukie. “Yoshitomo Nara and graf: Happy Together.” Art Asia Pacific, no. 52 (March-April 2007): 80-83.
Lopez, Ruth. “Fall Preview: Art-core Rock.” Time Out (Chicago), August 30-September 5, 2007.
Mariani, Anthony. “Where the Wild Things Are.” FW Weekly (March 28-April 3, 2007).
Miyamura, Noriko. “Entrevista a Yoshitomo Nara.” Arte y Parte, no. 71 (October-November 2007): 60-67.
Oursel, Émilie. “Les midinettes façon: Yoshitomo Nara.” L’Oeil, no. 593 (July-August 2007): 102.
Prieto, Julia. “Yoshitomo Nara.” Arte y Parte. No. 72 (December 2007-January 2008): 83.
Robinson, Gaile. “Modern’s Show Takes the Cute out of Childhood.” Star Telegram, February 25, 2007.
Terranova, Charissa. “Romper Rooms.” Dallas Morning News, February 24, 2007.
Vine, Richard. “Reflections in a Chinese Mirror.” Art in America (May 2007): 74-76.

2006
Coomer, Martin. “Yoshitomo Nara.” Time Out (London), February 22-March 1, 2006.
Corbetta, Caroline. “Arte.” Vogue Italia (January 2006): 48.
Fujimori, Manami. “Prescription Art.” Japanese Vogue (October 2006): 252.
Lee, Andrew and David Pilling. “Problem Children.” Financial Times, May 2006.
Matsuri, Midori. “A to Z.” Artforum 45, no. 4 (December 2006): 327-328.
Miyamura, Noriko. “Yoshitomo Nara.” Modern Painters (December 2006-January 2007): 120.
Nara, Yoshitomo. “Cool Japan: Yoshitomo Nara, the Drive to Create.” Asia-Pacific Perspectives: Japan+ 4, no. 5 (September 2006): 40-45.
Yamaguchi, Ai. “Home Alone: Nara A to Z.” Giant Robot, no. 45 (2006): 50-53.

2005
Anspon, Catherine. “My First Great Piece of Art.” PaperCITY (September 2005): 56-57.
Cahan, Susan. “Yoshitomo Nara.” ArtUS, no. 7 (March-April 2005): 40.
De Graeve, Cyril. “Nara Land.” Chronic’art (Paris), no. 19 (April-May 2005): 52-53.
Gockel, Cornelia. “Over the Rainbow: Gemeinschaftsarbeiten von Yoshitomo Nara und Hiroshi Sugito.” Kunstforum International, no. 174 (January-March 2005): 335.
Letsinger, Miranda. “Artists Struggle to Capture Tsunami’s Scale.” Modern Painters, December 19, 2005.
Luz, Kathrin. “Over the Rainbow: Yoshitomo Nara und Hiroshi Sugito.” Kunstforum International, no. 176 (June-August 2005): 301-3. 
Matsui, Midori. “The Artists to Watch: Nara.” Interview, June 2005.
Myers, Terry R. “Little Boy Boom.” Modern Painters (April 2005): 54-59.
Ohnuma, Keiko. “Beyond Cute.” Honolulu Star Bulletin, April 10, 2005.
Princenthal, Nancy. “Yoshitomo Nara at Marianne Boesky Gallery.” Art in America 93, no. 10 (November 2005): 171.
Schieder, Chelsea. “Angry Little Girls.” NY Arts (May/June 2005).
Smith, Roberta. “Japan’s Collective Unconscious.” New York Times, April 8, 2005.

2004
Conti, Andrew. “Yoshitomo Nara: From the Depth of My Drawer.” Metropolis (Tokyo), no. 547 (October 2004): 16.
Hunt, David. “Yoshitomo Nara: The Prince and the Pauper.” Art Asia Pacific, no. 39 (Winter 2004): 44-47.
Lubow, Arthur. “The Murakami Method.” New York Times Magazine, April 3, 2005.
Mizota, Sharon. “Little Triggers.” Metro (San Jose), July 27, 2004.
Nara, Yoshitomo. “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” Sleek, no. 5 (2004): 172-77.
Obregon, Christian. “Hideaki Kawashima, Chiho Aoshima y Yoshitomo Nara.” Spot, no. 20 (2004): 36-41.
Powhida, William. “Seeing Other People.” Brooklyn Rail (September 2004).
Robinett, Rae Anne. “Yoshitomo Nara.” Art Asia Pacific, no. 41 (2004): 88.
Steinberg, Marc. “Otaku Consumption, Superflat Art and the Return to Edo.” Japan Forum 16, no. 3 (2004): 449-71.
“What is On: Our Selection A–Z.” Art Newspaper (September 2004).

2003
Bly, Lyz. “The Kids Are All Right.” Cleveland Free Times, September 17, 2003.
Heartney, Eleanor. “Yoshitomo Nara at Marianne Boesky Gallery.” Art in America 91, no. 5 (May 2003): 151-52.
Kamiya, Setsuko. “Yoshitomo Nara: An Artist Drawing on Peace.” Japan Times, March 30, 2003.
Kane, Dan. “Yoshitomo Nara: Japanese Art Hero at Cleveland Museum.” Repository (Canton, OH): 12.
Kitamura, Katie. “Yoshitomo Nara.” Contemporary, no. 52 (2003): 77.
Laing, Jennifer. “Japanimation Grows Up.” New York Times, January 12, 2003.
Lebeau, Eleanor. “Little Snarlings.” Clevescene, September 24-30, 2003.
“Little Snarlings: Yoshitomo Nara’s Toddler-Punks Share the Darker Side of Childhood.” Cleveland Scene, September 24, 2003.
Smith, Ryan. “Token Japanese Guy or American Consumerism at Work.” Visual Art (September 2003): 21. 

2002
Cotter, Holland. “Rain or Shine, Residing Outdoors.” New York Times, August 9, 2002.
Itoi, Kay. “Yoshitomo Nara: Yokohama Museum of Art.” Sculpture 21, no. 3 (April 2002): 79.
Keiser, Beth A. “How Much is That Doggy in the Pool?” Albany Times Union, July 20, 2002.
Kondo, Miyki. “Modern Artist Nara A Reluctant Success Story.” International Herald Tribune, February 25, 2002.
Kuresawa, Takemi. “Yoshitomo Nara.” Art Asia Pacific, no. 36 (October-November 2002): 85.
Meneguzzo, Marco. “Yoshotomo Nara.” Artforum 41, no. 1 (September 2002): 216.
Padel, Jean-Louis. “Animal Factory.” Beaux Arts, no. 219 (August 2002).
Shuman, Rachel. “Tompkins Square Park.” Time Out (New York), August 1-8, 2002.
Solomon, Deborah. “Pencil Revivalism.” New York Times, December 15, 2002.

2001
Bousteau, Fabrice. “Japon: L’anné de eveil.” Beaux Arts 211 (December 2001): 90–97.
Campbell, Clayton. “Public Offerings.” Flash Art 34, no. 219 (July-September 2001): 117.
Collette, Chattopadhyay. “Yoshitomo Nara.” ArtAsiaPacific, no. 29 (2001): 92-93.
Cooper, Jacqueline. “Superflat.” New Art Examiner, (September-October 2001): 58-65.
Corrigan, Susan. “Biff! Bang! Pow! Japan Goes Pop.” i-D Magazine, no. 209 (May 2001): 106-110.
Darling, Michael. “Plumbing the Depths of Superflatness.” Art Journal 60, no. 3 (Fall 2001): 76-89.
Drohojowska-Philip, Hunter. “Pop Go the Usual Boundaries.” Los Angeles Times, January 14, 2001.
Endter, Heike. “Yoshitomo Nara at Michael Zink.” Flash Art 34, no. 219 (July-September 2001): 124.
Fujitsu, Ryota. “Superflat: Battle of America.” Bijutsu Techo 53, no. 803 (April 2001): 179-190.
Harvey, Doug. “P.O.’d: On MOCA’s Public Offerings.” LA Weekly, May 11-17, 2001.
Harvey, Doug. “Superflat at Museum of Contemporary Art.” Art Issues, no. 67 (March-April 2001): 53.
Hauffen, Michael. “Yoshitomo Nara: Clear for Landing.” Kunstforum International, no. 156 (August-October 2001): 431-32.
Kasahara, Chiaki. “Superflat: Going to America.” Kokoku Hihyo, no. 247 (March 2001): 117-124.
Knight, Christopher. “Flat-Out Profound.” Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2001.
Littek, Manon. “Little Forget-me-nots.” Japan Times, September 12, 2001.
Matsui, Midori. “Yoshitomo Nara with Midori Matsui.” Index, no. 27 (February-March 2001): 56-64.
McGee, John. “Yoshitomo Nara: I Don’t Mind If You Forget Me.” Metropolis (October 2001).
Nakamura, Eric. “The Year Otaku Broke.” Art + Text, no. 73 (May-July 2001): 36-39.
Pagel, David. “Before Their Art Was Famous.” Los Angeles Times, April 4, 2001.
Power, Carla. “The Tokyo London Connection.” Newsweek, Summer 2001.
Raverty, Dennis. “Visions From a Sinking World: Japanese Anime at the Des Moines Art Center.” New Art Examiner, (September-October 2001): 53-57.
“Special Feature: Yoshitomo Nara.” Bijutsu Techo 53, no. 813 (December 2001): 9-112. 
Stevens, Lennox. “Superfreaky!: “Superflat.” Entertainment Today, March 23-29, 2001.
Wong, Martin. “Super Duper Flat.” Artbyte 4, no. 1 (May-June 2001): 58-63.
“Yoshitomo Nara.” Bijutsu Techo 53, no. 813 (December 2001): 9-112.
“Yoshitomo Nara: Nothing Ever Happens.” Flaunt (October 2001): 180. 

2000
Albertini, Rosanna. “Yoshitomo Nara: Santa Monica Museum of Art.” Art Press, no. 260 (September 2000): 74-75.
“Art Project.” Interview, October 2000.
Berk, Anne. “Stemmen van Japanners.” Kunstbeeld, no. 6 (June 2000): 12-17.
Bolten-Rempt, Jetteke. “Voices from Japan: Trading Views.” Decorum: tijjdschrift voor kunst en cultuur 18, no. 2 (July 2000): 11-18.
Lewisohn, Cedar. “Comic Book Philosophy.” i-D Magazine, no. 199 (July 2000): 166.
Matsui, Midori. “Art.” Composite, February 2000. 
Matsui, Midori. “The Container for the Open Spirit.” Bijutsu Techo 52, no. 785 (April 2000): 36-41.
Matsui, Midori. “Japanese Innovators.” Flash Art 33, no. 210 (January-February 2000): 90-91.
Mundy, Michelle. “Japanese Art Displays A New Face.” Pensacola News Journal, 4 February 2000.
Murakami, Takashi. “Artist from ‘Superflat’ 1: Yoshitomo Nara.” Kokoku Hihyo (February 2000): 136.
Nakamura, Eric. “Yoshitomo Nara: Kids, Dogs and Knives on Canvas.” Giant Robot, no. 20 (2000): 24-28.
Onishi, Wakato. “J-Culture-Now.” Asahi Shimbun, July 11, 2000.
Pagel, David. “Lullaby: Just the Right Cup of Tea.” Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2000.
Preece, Robert. “Dark Mirrors of Japan: De Appel.” Sculpture 19, no. 10 (December 2000): 78-79.
Ratnam, Niru S. “First Toughest in the Infants.” Face, June 2000.
Shoji, Kaori. “Violently Cute.” Dutch 25, 2000. 
“Special Feature: Yoshitomo Nara.” Bijutsu Techno 52, no. 790 (July 2000): 11-147.
“Yoshitomo Nara.” Dazed & Confused, June 2000.

1999
Akasaka, Hideto. “The World of Yoshitomo Nara.” Aera (Tokyo), February 22, 1999.
Azumaya, Takashi. “Dear Mr. Nara: On the Solitude of Painting.” Le Millenium, no. 26 (January 1999): unpaged.
Azumaya, Takashi. “Slash with a Knife!” Studio Voice, no. 278 (February 1999): 69.
Azumaya, Takashi. “Walking Alone.” Moe, no. 240 (October 1999): 35-41.
Besher, Kara. “Yoshitomo Nara: Saccharin with a Razor-sharp Edge.” Japan Times, January 31, 1999.
Darling, Michael. “Yoshitomo Nara: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.” Le Millenium, no. 26 (January 1999).
Fuse, Hideto. “Culture.” Mainichi Shimbun, July 2, 1999.
Joynes, Les. “Yoshitomo Nara at Ginza Art Space.” Art in America 87, no. 7 (July 1999): 106.
Knode, Marilu. “Nara’s Kids.” View On Colour, no. 14 (March 1999): 40-41.
Kojima, Yayoi. “Yayoi’s Art Paradise.” Ryuhkoh-tsuhshin, April-May 1999.
Nishihara, Min. “Actualite.” Figaro Japon, June 1999.
Pagel, David. “Childhood into Adulthood.” Los Angeles Times, March 12, 1999.
Saito, Naoko. “People.” Rockin’On Japan, August 1999. 
Smith, Roberta. “Yoshitimo Nara.” New York Times, November 5, 1999.
Trescher, Stephan. “In the Floating World.” Neue Bildende Kunst, no. 7 (December 1999): 56-61.
Yoshimoto, Banana. “Sub-culture is Super-culture: The Lines He Makes.” Hanatsubaki (February 1999): 40-41.
Zellen, Jody. “Yoshitomo Nara at Blum & Poe.” Art Press, no. 246 (May 1999): 67-68. 

1998
D’Arcy, David. “Culture Going, Going, Gone!” Los Angeles, November 1998: 50–53.
Hyuga, Akiko. “Comic Icon.” Bijutsu Techo 50, no. 764 (December 1998): 72-75.
Itoi, Kay. “Star Track: The Next Generation, Yoshitomo Nara.” Artnews 97, no. 5 (May 1998): 153.
Konishi, Nobuyuki. “World Peace Café, Hakotosha.” Bijutsu Techo 50, no. 755 (March 1998): 158-159.
Miyamura, Noriko. “Telepathy Exists Between His Art and Us.” Bijutsu Techo 50, no. 756 (April 1998): 129-142.
Nagoya, Satoru. “Overture: Yoshitomo Nara.” Flash Art 31, no. 200 (May-June 1998): 91.
Nishimura, Tomohiro. “New Figurative Painting in the 90’s.” Bijutsu Techo 50, no. 763 (November 1998): 81-88.
Sawa, Fumiya and Mark Sanders. “Toy Stories: Interview with Yoshitomo Nara.” Dazed & Confused (April 1998): 98-101.
Uchida, Akio. “Talk of the Town: Happy Hour / Shonen Knife.” Barfout, June 1998. 
Yoshiba, Saori. “Culture Club.” Rockin’On, February 1998.

1997
Darling, Michael. “Yoshitomo Nara.” Frieze, no. 37 (November-December 1997): 85.
Kamps, Toby. “Inova Plans to Innovate.” Art News 96, no. 10 (November 1997): 78.
Kudo, Kiki. “Catch Up You!” Popeye, March 25, 1997. 
Matsui, Midori. “Tokyo Pop.” Flash Art 30, no.197 (November-December 1997): 110.
Murata, Makoto. “Close Up Artist.” Optim, May 1997.
Pagel, David. “Prizing an Animated Approach to Life.” Los Angeles Times, May 23, 1997.
Tsuchizaki, Masahiko. “In the Deepest Puddle.” Hon no Tabibito, November 1997.

1996
Abe, Takaki. “Contemporary Art.” Oggi, February 1996.
Di Genova, Arianna. “La carica dei bimbi cattivi: All’Istituto giapponese di cultura, la pittura degli anni 96.” Il Manifesto, April 20, 1996.
“Empty World.” Yomiuri Shimbun, Kyushu, February 15, 1996.
Ishida, Ayako. “Snap, Crackle, Pop.” Daily Yomiuri, May 10, 1996.
Matsui, Midori. “The Micro Politics of Partiality: ‘Cuteness’ as a Sign of Deviation.” Bijutsu Techo 48, no. 720 (February 1996): 19.
Nara, Yoshitomo. “Message.” Hanatsubaki, January 1996.
Onishi, Wakato. “Tokyo Pop.” Asahi Shimbun, May 16, 1996.
Tsurumoto, Chikara. “Artist’s Monologue.” Chunichi Shimbun, February 7, 1996.
Tsurumoto, Chikara. “Exhibition.” Nishinihon Shimbun, February 1, 1996.

1995
Asahi Shimbun Weekly AERA, April 10, 1995.
Borg, Lucette. “Japanese Figuren.” NRC Handelsblad, November 24, 1995.
Darling, Michael. “Yoshitomo Nara.” Art Issues, no. 39 (September-October 1995): 44.
“Girl Facing Reality.” Nikkei Art, no. 80 (May 1995): 26.
Haito, Masahiko. “Nara Yoshitomo, Hakotosha – Review.” Bijutsu Techo 47, no. 703, (February 1995): 188-190.
Hiroe, Yasutaka. “Review Nagoya.” Bijutsu Techo 47, no. 712 (September 1995): 178.
Nara, Yoshitomo. “The Ordinary Life of an Ordinary Person.” Bijutsu Techo 47, no. 709 (July 1995): 34-37.
Osada, Eriko. “Awakening to Anxiety and Hope.” In the Deepest Puddle, March 10-April 8, 1995.
Pagel, David. “Art Reviews.” Los Angeles Times, July 27, 1995.
Pia, March 14, 1995, 209.
Ryuko Tsushin, January 1995
Shimizu, Minoru. “Nara Yoshitomo, Itoki Crystal Hall.” Bijutsu Techo 47, no. 704, (March 1995): 175-177.
Shinbijyutsu Shinbun, March 1, 1995.
Studio Voice (April 1995): 67.
Tager, Alisa. “Report From Los Angeles.” Art in America 83, no. 10 (October 1995): 51-53.
Tager, Alisa. “Yoshitomo Nara-Pacific Babies.” Poliester 4, no. 13 (Fall 1995): 64.
Touo Nippou, March 30, 1995.
Yamashita, Rika. “Interview.” Meets, January 1995.

1994
Inoue, Takao. “Art Space.” Asahi Shimbun, April 16, 1994.
Kuiper, Petra. “Weises Band.” Neue Rheinische Zeitung, February 8, 1994.
Nishihara, Min. “Suburbia Baby, The Suburbs of Art.” Silvester Club, July 1994.
“Exhibitions Held Last Month Nara Declares the End of the Girl Civilian.” Gekkan Bijutsu, February 1994.
Takanashi, Tomoko. “The Day I Met Ms. Medel.” Geijustu Koron, March 1994.
“Gangster Girls by Nara Yoshitomo.” Geijutsu Shincho, January 1994.
Pia, December 13, 1994.
Shinbijyutsu Shinbun, December 11, 1994. Need author and title
“Interview.” L Magasin, December 1994. ?

1993
Chunichi Shinbun, October 18, 1993. Need author and title
Pia, December 7, 1993. Need author and title
Nikkan Gendai, October 28, 1993. Need author and title
Nikkan Gendai, October 21, 1993. Need author and title
Shinbijyutsu Shinbun, December 1, 1993. Need author and title
Yomiuri Shinbun, October 21, 1993. Need author and title

1991
Ariake, Chihiro. “Art.” Chunichi Shimbun, April 16, 1991.
“Harmlos.” Neue Rheinische Zeitung, January 26, 1991.
Igami, Norie. “Yoshitomo Nara.” Bijutsu Techo 43, no. 640 (July 1991): 254-55.
Ishii, Yoji. “Gallery.” Yomiuri Shimbun, April 14, 1991.
Kawohl, Anja. “Elemente fur Harmlosen Eindruck.” Rheinische Post, January 20, 1991.
“Kunst mit Kindern.” Westdeutsche Zeitung, January 28, 1991. Need author
1990 Steenhuis, Paul. “Yoshitomo Nara.”  NRC Handelsblad, May 1, 1990.
1988 Yomiuri Shimbun, April 19, 1988. Need author and title

Public Collections
Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori, Japan
Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Málaga, Spain
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
The Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, NY
Museum of Art and Design, Nurnberg, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Peter Norton Family Foundation
Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, Aichi, Japan
Rubell Family Collection
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Shiseido Art House, Tokyo Japan
Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Takamatsu, Japan
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

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