Tomoo Gokita
Installation view
September 8October 27, 2018

Tomoo Gokita

Born in Tokyo, Japan, 1969

Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

One-Person Exhibitions

2018
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Peekaboo, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
HOTEL PARAISO, McNamara Art Projects, Hong Kong

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 

Group Exhibitions

2018
Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2017
The Cosmos of the Takahashi Collection, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan 

2016
The Encyclopedia of Masamichi Katayama, 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

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 

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 Isii 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 at Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Mail Order Monsters, Andreas Melas Presents, Athens, Greece
Collected Visions, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey 

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, Speak For Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 

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


Awards
 

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


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Catalogues

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

 

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

2015
777. Tokyo: 888 Books, 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 Zines of Greece, 2010.
Shuffle Tetsudo Shoka. Tokyo: Tennen Bunko, 2010. 

2006
Lumen # 01. Tokyo: Artbeat Publishers, 2006.

2001
Oh! Heaven. Tokyo: Artbeat Publishers, 2001. 

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

Articles and Reviews

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.
“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

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

 

 

Li, Jennifer S. “Tomoo Gokita at Blum & Poe.” ArtAsiaPacific 111 (Nov/Dec 2018): 136.
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Garreffa, Nirvana. “The Surreal Paintings of Tomoo Gokita Inspired by Vintage Playboys.” Hypebeast (blog), January 28, 2018.
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Jansen, Charlotte. “5 Questions with Tomoo Gokita.” Elephant Magazine, March 21, 2017.
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Rian, Jeff. “Visual Essay: Introducing the World of Tomoo Gokita.” Purple Magazine 22 (Fall/Winter 2014): 505-512.
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Nettleton, Taro. “Tomoo Gokita’s Painterly Coup.” Japan Times, September 11, 2014.
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Gokita, Tomoo. Interviewed by Steven Cox. Huntedprojects.com, 2013.
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Rawlings, Ashley. “Where I Work: Tomoo Gokita.” ArtAsiaPacific 72 (March/April 2011).
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