TOMOO GOKITA

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BIOGRAPHY

Born 1969, Tokyo, Japan
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2015
Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
2014
TOMOO GOKITA THE GREAT CIRCUS, Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Sakura, Japan
Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
2012
Secret Life, Bill Brady Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Variety Show, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2010
Taka Ishii Gallery (with Erik Parker), Tokyo, Japan
Funland, Alice Day 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
Tomoo Gokita, Taka Ishii, Tokyo, Japan
2007
Vanity Drunko, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
2006
Drunko, ATM Gallery, New York, NY
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 Artium, Nagoya, Japan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
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, curated by Kathy Grayson, Garage Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Gateway: Japan, curated by Yuko Waukaume and Max Presneill, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
FACEMAKER, curated by Kathy Grayson, Royal/T, Los Angeles, CA
Rinus van de velde / Tomoo Gokita / Hiroki Tsukuda, Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo, Japan
2010
The Pencil Show, Foxy Production, New York, NY
The Osara Show – Plate painting by four artists, Gallery Target, Tokyo, Japan
Baker, Braunig, Gokita, Hopkins, Foxy Production, New York, NY
It Ain't Fair, OHWOW, Miami, FL
Disorder Disorder - Ulterior Motives in Contemporary Art, Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney
The Franks-Suss Collection, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2009
VOCA: The Vision of Contemporary Art, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Stages, organized by Lance Armstrong and Nike, OHWOW, Miami, FL
New York Minute, curated by Kathy Grayson, Macro Future Museum, Rome, Italy
Defining A Moment: 25 New York Artists, House of Campari Presents, New York1, 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
Mail Order Monsters, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Mail Order Monsters, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
Summer group show, Aliceday, Brussels, Belgium
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
Tomoo Gokita LP Exhibition??, Record Shop 'LOS APSON', Tokyo, Japan
1999
Group Exhibition, Speak For Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1997
NYORO-TEN, P-House Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

PUBLICATIONS
2014
Suzuki, Takashi. THE GREAT CIRCUS. Japan: Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art
2010
THE HAPPY PIG. New York: Decathlon Books
CUM TO ME. Athens: Dynasty Zine
2006
LUMEN #01. Tokyo: Artbeat Publishers Inc.
2001
Oh! Tengoku. Tokyo: Artbeat Publishers Inc.
2000
LINGERIE WRESTLING. Tokyo: Little More Co.

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2014
"Tomoo Gokita." Nichiyo-Bijutsukan. NHK Japan, September 14
Nettleton, Taro. "Tomoo Gokita's Painterly Coup." The Japan Times, September 11
Tsunoda, Jun. "Interview with Tomoo Gokita." Spectator Zen, August 29
Masushio, Taro. "Tomoo Gokita Exhibition." SHIFT, April
Laster, Paul. "Tomoo Gokita." Time Out New York, February
2011
Libertin DUNE, No. 2, December
"Gumption." ZieherSmith, March-May
Rawlings, Ashley. "Where I Work: Tomoo Gokita." Art Asia Pacific, March/ April
"New York Minute." Tapak Center for Contemporary Culture, April-June
2010
Taft, Catherine. "Honor Fraser: Tomoo Gokita." Artforum, February
2009
"Abstract 'Heaven' In Blue and White." Los Angeles Times, November
Rosenberg, Karen. "Art in Review: Tomoo Gokita." The New York Times, April
Brennan, Drury. "Tomoo Gokita: The Grayscale Pleasure of Altered Domesticity." Flaunt No. 104
Laster, Paul. "New York Minunte: 60 Artists on the New York Scene." Flavorpill, October
2008
Eaker, Adam. "One to Watch: Tomoo Gokita." Artkrush, June
2007
C., A.. "On The Walls Now: Vanity Drunko, Tomoo Gokita." Fronriers, May
Fowler, Brendan. ANP Quarterly, no. 9
Grayson, Kathy. The Journal, Entry no. 21, p. 90-100
Goodrich, John. New York Sun, September 13
Dambrot, Nys. Shana Modern Painters, June p. 113
Taft, Catherine. ArtReview, June p. 150
Renzi, Jen. House and Garden, June p. 120
Coomer, Martin. Modern Painters, December /January p. 82, 83
2006
Smith, Roberta. The New York Times, September 15
2005
Smith, Roberta. "Stranger Town; Invading Genres Breach the Art World's Porous Borders." The New York Times, March 9


Alice in Blunderland, 2014 Acrylic gouache on linen 39 x 39 inches