KAZ OSHIRO

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BIOGRAPHY

Born 1967, Okinawa, Japan
Lives in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION
2002
MFA, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
1998
BA, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
A Standard, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
2015
Kaz Oshiro, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
Diffuse Reflection, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France
2014
Chasing Ghosts, LACMA's Charles White Elementary School Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013
Logical Disjunction, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong, China
Still Life, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
2011
Sunset Drone, Las Cienegas Project, Los Angeles, CA
Zeuxis pop, Villa du Parc, Annemasse, France
2010
Sundowner, Galerie Perrotin, Miami, FL
Home Anthology 2, Las Cienegas Project, Los Angeles, CA
Home Anthology, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France
Never Can Say Goodbye, Tower Records Store, in collaboration with No Longer Empty, New York, NY
2009
False Gestures, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Setting Sun, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, NY
2008
Kaz Oshiro, Sorry We're Closed, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
Untitled Recordings, Clear Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2007
Common Noise, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France
Room Acoustics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
Kaz Oshiro, Paintings and Works on Paper, 1999-2006, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV
New Works, Project Room, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, NY
2006
Driving with Dementia, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Subpar, Steven Wolf Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005
Project Series 27, Kaz Oshiro, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
Drone, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Room Acoustics, Tokyo Hipsters Club, Inart Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2004
Out-n-In, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2002
Pop Tatari (Curse of Pop Music), Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Working Title: 10,020,000, Sam Francis Gallery at Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, Santa Monica, CA
Back to Mulholland Drive, La Panacée, Contemporary Art Center of the City of Montpellier, Montpellier, France
2016
Southland, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
David X Levine, Kaz Oshiro, Xochi Solis: Extended Technique, MASS Gallery, Austin, TX
2015
Accrochage, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France
Space Between, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
2014
Transmogrification of the Ordinary, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Heart-Shaped Box, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France
Visual Deception II: Into the Future, Bunkamura: The Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan; Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan
2013
Faux Real, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Between Critique and Absorption: Contemporary Art and Consumer Culture, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
The Spook Rock Rd, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France
2012
Simulacrum, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
Okinawa Art in NY, The Nippon Gallery at the Nippon Club, New York, NY
Bruce Conner and the Primal Scene of Punk Rock, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
Lifelike, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Notations: The Cage Effect Today, Hunter College, New York, NY
Twelve, West Los Angeles College Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Object Fictions, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
2011
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, FL
American exuberance, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
California Art : Selections from the Fredrick Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Greater LA, New York, NY
Conversation with Mathieu Mercier, Takaaki Izumi, Yuki Kimura, Soshi Matsunobe, Kaz Oshiro, Koki Tanaka about Abstract Objects, Super Window Project, Kyoto, Japan
New Image Sculpture, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
L'Insoutenable Légèreté de l'être, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, France
Berlin-Paris, Galerie Frank Elbaz at Wentrup Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2010
Artist's Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Crosstown Traffic, Wentrup, Berlin, Germany
Even Better Than the Real Thing, 
Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art at Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
2009
Extending the Line, Fine Art Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Rogue Wave '09, L.A. Louver, Venice, CA
2008
Like Lifelike : Painting in the Third Dimension, UC Riverside, Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA
One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Lure, galerie frank elbaz, Paris, France
Less is less, more is more, that's all, CAPC-Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Some Paintings, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2007
If Everybody Had An Ocean: Brian Wilson, Tate St. Ives, UK; CAPC-Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery New York, NY
Forged Realities, Universal Studios, Beijing, China
One Way or Another : Asian American Art Now, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
2006
Red Eye: Rubell Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
One Way or Another : Asian American Art Now, Asia Society and Museum, New York, NY
Smoke and Mirrors: Deception in Contemporary Art, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Banquet : A Feast for the Senses, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA
Deaf « from the Audible to the Visible », galerie frank elbaz, Paris, France
Tina B, Praha, Czech Republic
2005
Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Re-form, Northern Illinois University Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004
Rock, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Giggles, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
Nothing Compared to This, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2004
California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Boundary Creatures, Kansas City Jewish Museum, Kansas City, KS
Swiss Institute, New York, NY
2003
2003 Summer Program, Apex Art, New York, NY
Group Show, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Redux, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
2002
Group Show, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2001
A Proper Aesthetics of the War, Gallery Zero One, Los Angeles, CA
Lazy Susan, Long Beach City College Fine Arts Gallery, Long Beach, CA
LA, CA, Newspace, Los Angeles, CA

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017
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2016
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2015
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2013
Jesse, Sarah. "Beyond Paintbrushes: Creating Art with Kaz Oshiro." Unframed: The LACMA Blog, December 19
Pagel, David. "Kaz Oshiro Plays with Perceptions in 'Still Life.'" Los Angeles Times, April 19
Schad, Ed. "Kaz Oshiro: Still Life." Art Review, issue 69, summer
Li, Jennifer S. "Kaz Oshiro: Still Life." ArtAsiaPacific, issue 84, July/August
Pan, Chin Lin. "'Lifelike' exhibit showcases realistic but unconventional pieces." The Daily Texan, July 16
Kunitz, Daniel. "Crushed in the Corner: Doing damage to paint." Modern Painters, April p. 26
2012
Crow, Thomas. "Best of 2012 'Notations: The Cage Effect Today." Artforum, December
Schmelzer, Paul. "Kaz Oshiro's 'Painting Problem' Balancing Realism and Abstraction." Walker Art Center Magazine, March 14
Green, Tyler. "Tricksters and Treats: Taking a Fresh Look at the Trompe L'oeil Tradition." Modern Painters, March
2010
Schad, Ed. "Deceiving the Eye: Kaz Oshiro and Steve Wolfe: Part 1." Artslant, December 13
Launay, Aude. "Ceci n'est pas une toile." LES INROCKS, September
Duponchelle, Valerie. "Toute l'Amérique en trompe-l'œil japonais." Le Figaroscope, September 21
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2009
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2008
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Chang, Helen. "Why I Buy: Art Collectors Reveal What Drives Them." The Wall Street Journal
2007
Lequeux, Emmanuelle. "Kaz Oshiro." Le Monde, October 27
Colard, Jean-Max. "Désillusion." Les Inrocks, November
Cotter, Holland. "New York Galleries Make an Early Splash." International Herald Tribune, July
Falconer, Morgan. "Kaz Oshiro, Yvon Lambert." Artforum.com, June
McElheny, Josiah. "Readymade Resistance." Artforum, October
Maggio, Meg. "Forged Realities: Universal Studios, Beijing." Flash Art, p.73, October
Heimburger, Kathrin. "Pure Garbage." Sleek Magazine, Issue 16, Autumn 207
2006
Ollman, Leah. "Paintings That Will Make Motors Run." Los Angeles Times, December 15, p. E33-34
Bockus, Kim. "Drone-ing On." NY ARTS, Jan/Feb 2006, Vol. 11, No. 1/2
Lavitt, Lauren. "Focus Los Angeles." Flash Art Jan/Feb
Helfand, Glen. "Kaz Oshiro at Steven Wolf Fine Arts." Artforum, May
Helfand, Glen. "Knockoffs." The San Francisco Bay Guardian, February
Colpitt, Frances. "Kaz Oshiro at Rosamund Felsen." Art in America, April 2006
Genies, Bernard. "Musiques attitudes," Sortir Obs, March 2006. Deaf." Spoon, March-April
Lequeux, Emmanuelle. "Deaf, From the Audible to the Visible." Rendez-Vous, March
Debailleux, Henri-Francois. "A ecouter avec les yeux." Liberation, April
Colard, Jean-Max. "Deaf, From the Audible to the Visible." les inrockuptibles, March
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"Paintings That Will Make Motors Run." Los Angeles Times, December 15
Smith, Roberta. "A Mélange of Asian Roots and Shifting Identities." The New York Times, September
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2005
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2004
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2003
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2002
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PUBLICATIONS
2014
Duncan, Michael, and Ed Schad. Kaz Oshiro. Bologna: Honor Fraser, Inc; Damiani; Galerie Perrotin
2012
Andrews, Kathryn, Frank Benson, Hannah Greely, Thomas Houseago and Richard Jackson. American Exuberance. Miami: Rubell Family Collection
Pissarro, Joachim, Bibi Calderaro and Julio Grinblatt. Notations: The Cage Effect Today. Milan: Charta Editions
2011
The Martin Z. Margulies Collection: Painting and Sculpture. Seattle: Marquand Books
2005
Elaine, James. THING: New Sculpture from Los Angeles. Los Angeles: Regents of the University of California and the Fellows of Contemporary Art
Chris Kraus, Jan Tumlir and Jane McFadden. LA Artland: Contemporary Art from Los Angeles. London: Black Dog
Duncan, Michael. Kaz Oshiro's Magic Deceit. Pomona: Pomona College Museum of Art

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Margulies Contemporary Art Collection, Miami, FL
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT
Oakland Museum of California
Peter Norton Family Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE
Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK


Untitled Still Life (Diptych), 2015 Acrylic on canvas 74 x 29 1/2 x 21 inches