Artist's Page

Tomoo Gokita

Born in Tokyo, Japan, 1969

Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

One-Person Exhibitions

2021
Get Down, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX
FRESH, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2020
MOO, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy

2019
Massimo de Carlo, London, UK

2018
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
PEEKABOO, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
HOTEL PARAISO, McNamara Art Projects, Hong Kong, China
SHOP Taka Ishii Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2017
Holy Cow, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Beauty, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

2016
Out of Sight, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

2015
Damage Control, Bill Brady Gallery, Miami, FL
Bésame Mucho, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA

2014
Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
THE GREAT CIRCUS, Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Sakura, Japan

2012
Secret Life, Bill Brady Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Variety Show, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2010
Funland, Aliceday Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Wildest Dreams, ATM Gallery, New York, NY

2009
Heaven, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
Champion Carnival, ATM Gallery, New York, NY

2008
Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2007
Vanity Drunko, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006
Drunko, ATM Gallery, New York, NY

2005
Finger Prince, Gallery Trax, Yamanashi, Japan

2004
Black Gainers, Kyoto Art Zone, Kyoto, Japan

2003
Oh! Tengoku, Kirin Plaza Osaka and Nadif Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2002
Merrow Master Cuts Vol. 2, Yasu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2000
Lingerie Wrestling, Shibuya Parco Gallery, Nagoya Parco Gallery, and Fukuoka Atrium, Japan

1997
Gallery Trax, Yamanashi, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2020
New Images of Man, curated by Alison M. Gingeras, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Tableau and Music NEXT, Gallery and Spicyfoods P, Tokyo, Japan
Oketa Collection: A New Decade, curated by Yayoi Kojima, Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan
At The Noyes House Blum & Poe, Mendes Wood DM and Object & Thing, The Eliot Noyes House, New Canaan, CT

2019
New Image Portrait, Stems Gallery, curated by Todd Kramer, Brussels, Belgium
MCMXXIV, Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy
Taka Ishii Gallery 25th Anniversary Group Exhibition: Survived!, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2018
Taguchi Collection of 21st Century Art: From Andy Warhol to Yoshitomo Nara, Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
The Ubiquity of Borders: Japanese Contemporary, Gallery Baton, Seoul, South Korea
Taka Ishii gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2017
Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
The Cosmos of the Takahashi Collection, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto,
Japan
Third Space / Shifting Conversations About Contemporary Art, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL

2016
The Encyclopedia of Masamichi Katayama: Life is Hard…Let’s Go Shopping Wonderwall, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Moved, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2015
A Shared Space, Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

2014
‘OK, I’ll rename it’, Bill Brady/KC, Kansas City, MO

2013
Wonderful My Art, Kawaguchiko Museum of Art, Yamanashi, Japan
20th Anniversary Trax Exhibition, Gallery Trax, Yamanashi, Japan

2012
East West Shift to the Middle Part II, Bill Brady KC, Kansas City, MO
The Unseen Relationship: Form and Abstraction, Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Sakura, Japan
Variety Show, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2011
Black and White, Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo, Japan
Akatsuka Fujio Manga University Exhibition, Kyoto International Manga Museum, Kyoto, Japan
New York Minute Moscow, Garage Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Gumption, ZieherSmith, New York, NY
Gateway: Japan, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
FACEMAKER, Royal/T, Los Angeles, CA
Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo, Japan 

2010
Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (with Erik Parker)
The Pencil Show, Foxy Production, New York, NY
The Osara Show – Plate Painting by Four Artists, Gallery Target, Tokyo, Japan
Foxy Production, New York, NY
It Ain’t Fair, OHWOW, Miami, FL
Disorder Disorder – Ulterior Motives in Contemporary Art, Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney,
Australia
The Franks-Suss Collection, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2009
Bande Annonce II, Aliceday Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
VOCA 2009: The Vision of Contemporary Art, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Stages, OHWOW, Miami, FL
New York Minute, Macro Future Museum, Rome, Italy
Defining a Moment: 25 New York Artists, House of Campari Presents, New York, NY
Ambivalent Figuration; People, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Mail Order Monsters, Andreas Melas Presents, Athens, Greece
Collected Visions, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
Gallery Trax Selection ’09, Gallery Trax, Yamanashi, Japan

2007
Cabinet of Curiosities, Journal Gallery, New York, NY
Macronauts, Andreas Melas Presents, Athens, Greece
Mail Order Monsters, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Summer Group Show, Aliceday Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2006
Trax Selection, Gallery Trax, Yamanashi, Japan

2005
Remarkable Hands, ATM Gallery, New York, NY
Stranger Town, Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY

2004
Psionic Distortion, Super Deluxe, Tokyo, Japan

2003
Lead Poisoning, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Jungle LP Show, Gallery Rocket, Tokyo, Japan 

2002
East Meets West, The Coningsby Gallery, London, UK
Record Shop ‘LOS APSON’, Tokyo, Japan

1999
Group Exhibition, Gallery Speak For, Tokyo, Japan

1997
NYORO-TEN, P-House Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1990
’90 Contemporary Art Festival, Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan

Awards 

2001
Gold Prize, The Art Directors Club 80th Annual Awards, New York

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Catalogues

2021
Moo. Tokyo: Taka Ishii Gallery, 2021.
Works Copyright. Los Angeles: Blum & Poe, 2021.
Hudson, Suzanne. Contemporary Painting (World of Art). London: Thames & Hudson Ltd., 2021

2020
Gingeras, Alison M. New Images of Man. Los Angeles: Blum & Poe, 2020. 

2018
PEEKABOO. Tokyo: Tokyo Opera City Cultural Foundation, 2017.

2017
Holy Cow, Tokyo: Taka Ishii Gallery, 2017.

2015
777, Tokyo: 888 Books, 2015.
Bésame Mucho. Los Angeles: Honor Fraser Gallery, 2015. 

2014
THE GREAT CIRCUS, Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, 2014.

2010
THE HAPPY PIG, New York: Decathlon Books, 2010.
Cum To Me, Dynasty Zine of Greece, 2010.
Shuffle Tetsudo Shoka, Tennen Bunko, 2010.
My Funny Valentine. New York: Seems, 2010.

2009
Ballet, Tokyo: Zine’s Mate, 2009.

2006
Lumen # 01. Tokyo: artbeat publishers, 2006.

2001
Oh! Heaven. Tokyo: artbeat publishers, 2001.

2000
Gokita, Tomoo. Lingerie Wrestling. Tokyo: Little More Books, 2000.

Articles and Reviews

2021
Bogojev, Sasha. “Get Down: Tomoo Gokita @ Dallas Contemporary.” Juxtapoz.com, June 9, 2021.
Ziots, Megan. “3 Dallas-Fort Worth Museum Exhibits to Mark Your Summer Calendar For.” Papercitymag.com, May 24, 2021.  
Dambrot, Shana Nys. “Beauty Is Everywhere: Arts Calendar May 13-16.” Laweekly.com, May 12, 2021.
Almino, Elisa Wouk and Matt Stromberg. “Your Concise Los Angeles Art Guide for May 2021.” Hyperallergic.com, May 4, 2021.
Moore, Charles. “Inside My Collection: James Whitner.” Artsy.net, April 15, 2021.
“Moo by Tomoo Gokita & Retinagazer by Masayuki Shioda at TIG.” Moder-n no. 2 (Winter 2021).

2020
Chandran, Nyshka. “Japanese Artists Compuma and Ken Takehisa Release Ambient Album Inspired by Tea and Sound.” Ra.co, December 31, 2020.
Spalding, Jill. “Art by Remote: Art Basel Miami Beach.” Studiointernational.com, December 2020.
Suzuki, Satoshi. “A Conversation with Tomoo Gokita.” funpalace.jp, September 12, 2020.
“Gokita, Kusaka, Nara & More: Japanese Artists in Paper Jam.” Phillips.com, February 14, 2020.
Leung, Gabrielle. "Tomoo Gokita Ventures into Painting with Color for First Solo Exhibition in Milan." HypeBeast.com, March 30, 2020. 
Verzotti, Giorgio. “Tomoo Gokita at Massimo de Carlo.” Artforum vol. 59, no. 2 (Oct/Nov 2020): 224.

2019
“10 Hong Kong Art Exhibitions to See in January.” Hong Kong Tatler, January 1, 2019.
Bogojev, Sasha. “Tomoo Gokita: A Big Love.” Juxtapoz.com, November 1, 2019.
Goldstein, Andrew. “7 of the Best Works at Art Basel, from an $18.5 Million Portrait of Giacometti’s Mistress to a White-Hot Painting by a New Market Star.” Artnet News, June 13, 2019.

2018
Bogojev, Sasha. "Life in the Gray: Tomoo Gokita's Debut @ Blum & Poe, Los Angeles." Juxtapoz.com, September 12, 2018.  
Freeman, Jesse. “Peekaboo!” Tokyo Art Beat (blog), May 25, 2018.
Garreffa, Nirvana. “The Surreal Paintings of Tomoo Gokita Inspired by Vintage Playboys.” Hypebeast (blog), January 28, 2018.
Kim, Rebecca. "Tomoo Gokita Opens Exhibition at Blum & Poe Gallery." Hypebeast.com, September 15, 2018.
Pashaie, Natalie. "Tomoo Gokita: Implicating the Viewer." ArtNowLA.com, October 23, 2018.
“Tomoo Gokita Joins Blum & Poe.” artdaily.org, January 2018.
Tran, John L. “Tomoo Gokita: Exposing the Underbelly of Pop Culture.” Japan Times, May 22, 2018.

2017
Berg, Tatiana. “Must-See Art Guide: Tokyo.” Artnet News, March 16, 2017.
Jansen, Charlotte. “5 Questions with Tomoo Gokita.” Elephant Magazine, March 21, 2017.

2016
Smith, Roberta. “What to See in New York Galleries This Week.” New York Times, October 20, 2016.

2014
Nettleton, Taro. “Tomoo Gokita’s Painterly Coup.” Japan Times, September 11, 2014.
Rian, Jeff. “Visual Essay: Introducing the World of Tomoo Gokita.” Purple Magazine 22 (Fall/Winter 2014): 505-512.

2015
Ng, Elaine W. “Tomoo Gokita: One Thousand Shades of Gray.” Art Asia Pacific (July/August 2015): 60-69.

2014
Laster, Paul “Tomoo Gokita.” Time Out New York, February 6-12, 2014. 32.
Rian, Jeff. “Visual Essay: Introducing the World of Tomoo Gokita.” Purple Fashion (September 2014): 505-512.

2013
Gokita, Tomoo. Interviewed by Steven Cox. Huntedprojects.com, 2013. 

2011
Rawlings, Ashley. “Where I Work: Tomoo Gokita.” ArtAsiaPacific 72 (March/April 2011).

2010
Taft, Catherine. “Tomoo Gokita at Honor Fraser.” Artforum 48, no. 6 (February 10): 210.

2009
Brennan, Drury. “Tomoo Gokita: The Grayscale Pleasure of Altered Domesticity.” Flaunt Magazine 104, 2009.
Knight, Christopher. “Tomoo Gokita at Honor Fraser Gallery.” Los Angeles Times, November 27, 2009.
Rosenberg, Karen. “Art in Review: Tomoo Gokita.” New York Times, April 24, 2009.

2008
Eaker, Adam. One to Watch: Tomoo Gokita, ArtKrush, June 2008.

2007
Coomer, Martin. “Introducing: Tomoo Gokita.” Modern Painters (December 2006 – January 2007): 82-83.
Grayson, Kathy. “Tomoo Gokita.” The Journal 21 (2007): 90-100.
Taft, Catherine. “Tomoo Gokita: Vanity Drunko.” Art Review (June 2007): 150.

2006
Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review: Tomoo Gokita.” New York Times, September 15, 2006.

2005
Smith, Roberta. “Invading Genres Breach the Art World’s Porous Borders.” New York Times, March 9, 2005.

Museums and Public Collections

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Oketa Collection
X Museum, Beijing, China

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