Born in Tokyo, Japan, 1969
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Peekaboo, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
HOTEL PARAISO, McNamara Art Projects, Hong Kong
SHOP Taka Ishii Gallery, Hong Kong
Holy Cow, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Beauty, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
Out of Sight, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
Damage Control, Bill Brady Gallery, Miami, FL
Bésame Mucho, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
THE GREAT CIRCUS, Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Sakura, Japan
Secret Life, Bill Brady Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Variety Show, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Funland, Aliceday Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Wildest Dreams, ATM Gallery, New York, NY
Heaven, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
Champion Carnival, ATM Gallery, New York, NY
Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Vanity Drunko, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Drunko, ATM Gallery, New York, NY
Finger Prince, Gallery Trax, Yamanashi, Japan
Black Gainers, Kyoto Art Zone, Kyoto, Japan
Oh! Tengoku, Kirin Plaza Osaka and Nadif Gallery, Tokyo Japan
Merrow Master Cuts Vol. 2, Yasu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Lingerie Wrestling, Shibuya Parco Gallery, Nagoya Parco Gallery, and Fukuoka Atrium, Japan
Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
The Cosmos of the Takahashi Collection, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan
The Encyclopedia of Masamichi Katayama, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Moved, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
A Shared Space, Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
‘OK, I’ll rename it’, Bill Brady/KC, Kansas City, MO
Wonderful My Art, Kawaguchiko Museum of Art, Yamanashi, Japan
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
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
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
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
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
Trax Selection, Gallery Trax, Yamanashi, Japan
Remarkable Hands, ATM Gallery, New York, NY
Stranger Town, Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY
Psionic Distortion, Super Deluxe, Tokyo, Japan
Lead Poisoning, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Jungle LP Show, Gallery Rocket, Tokyo, Japan
East Meets West, The Coningsby Gallery, London, UK
Record Shop ‘LOS APSON’, Tokyo, Japan
Group Exhibition, Speak For Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
NYORO-TEN, P-House Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Gold Prize, The Art Directors Club 80th Annual Awards, New York
PEEKABOO. Tokyo: Tokyo Opera City Cultural Foundation, 2017.
Holy Cow. Tokyo: Taka Ishii Gallery, 2017.
777. Tokyo: 888 Books, 2015.
THE GREAT CIRCUS. Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, 2014.
THE HAPPY PIG. New York: Decathlon Books, 2010.
Cum To Me. Dynasty Zines of Greece, 2010.
Shuffle Tetsudo Shoka. Tokyo: Tennen Bunko, 2010.
Lumen # 01. Tokyo: Artbeat Publishers, 2006.
Oh! Heaven. Tokyo: Artbeat Publishers, 2001.
Lingerie Wrestling. Tokyo: Little More Books, 2000.
Articles and Reviews
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.
Berg, Tatiana. “Must-See Art Guide: Tokyo.” Artnet News, March 16, 2017.
Jansen, Charlotte. “5 Questions with Tomoo Gokita.” Elephant Magazine, March 21, 2017.
Smith, Roberta. “What to See in New York Galleries This Week.” New York Times, October 20, 2016.
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.
Ng, Elaine W. “Tomoo Gokita: One Thousand Shades of Gray.” Art Asia Pacific (July/August 2015): 60-69.
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.
Gokita, Tomoo. Interviewed by Steven Cox. Huntedprojects.com, 2013.
Rawlings, Ashley. “Where I Work: Tomoo Gokita.” ArtAsiaPacific 72 (March/April 2011).
Taft, Catherine. “Tomoo Gokita at Honor Fraser.” Artforum 48, no. 6 (February 10): 210.
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.
Eaker, Adam. One to Watch: Tomoo Gokita, ArtKrush, June 2008.
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.
Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review: Tomoo Gokita.” New York Times, September 15, 2006.
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