Eunha-Paek, Sara Varon and I have been collaborating on a project for a while. We have a group call Captain Canoodle! http://www.canoodle.milky.org/ This Window display is our first public collaboration! Come and see, don't miss it. We are baking monster cookies for this event!!!
Happy Holidays Everyone!I've been working on this project since late summer and finally it's done! It's a holiday installation in a department store in Hong Kong. I designed the background and the characters, and some products for their holiday season. Here are some pictures and the original sketches!
Original sketch for the installation! Final photo It's a very interesting feeling when you design something in 2D on paper, then it goes out of your hands and someone else fabricate them in 3D life size installation. I have never seen my characters in life size which I'm super excited about! Hope kids in HongKong will enjoy this decorations!!!
If you know anyone in Hong Kong please pass it along. Here are the info: Dec 21st 2012 - January 6th 2013 Tai Po Mega Mall, Hong Kong Christmas installation http://www.taipomegamall.shkp.com.hk/ Here are more fun photos they sent me with model!
Printed Matter – A Show of Multiples Dec 17-Jan 9th, 2013
Reception Saturday, December 22th 2012, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. Giant Robot 2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90025 gr2.net (310) 445-9276
Andrice Arp, Apak, Aya Kakeda, Bigfoot, Bradford Lynn, Bubi Au Yeung, Christopher Chan, Dan McCarthy, Danni Shinya Luo, Darth Rimmer, David Horvath, Deth P Sun, Elliot Brown, Gabe Gonzales, Gary Musgrave, James Chong, Jay Horinouchi, Jay Ryan, Jeni Yang, Jeremiah La Torre, Jesse LeDoux, Jesse Tise, Jiyoung Moon, Kaori Kasai, Ken Taya, Kerry Horvath, Kevin Luong, Kio Griffith, Louise Chen, Mare Odomo, Mari Inukai, Mark Ingram, Masato Nakada, Miso, Nick Arciaga, Sara Saedi, Sashiko Yuen, Scott Wilkowski, Seonna Hong, Shawn Cheng, Shawnimals, Shihori Nakayama, Sidney Pink, Stasia Burrington, Tessar Lo, Tru Nguyen, Yejin Oh, Yumi Sakugawa
I went into Eeboo office for few hours yesterday and made some spring crafts for their show room.Here are "happy spring caterpillar" and "flower polar bear with little penguin!"Still long winter to go but eeboo office and making those fluffy springy color objects made me warm inside! thank you fumiha and eeboo!
"Hanabi Monster" silk screen poster was made for the events this Summer for Rojo Bermelo in Mexico City + Monterrey (Mexico)
"Amarillo Poster" silk screen poster was made for my exhibition at Amarillo design center in Xalapa (Mexico) also this summer.
I'm very happy that those two got selected because they are my favorite clients and my dear friends, and I the Mexico trip this summer for me was the high light of this year :) Thank you Rojo Bermelo and Amarillo!
"Bali dream" is a large size gouache painting on wooden panel made for 3 person exhibition "Creamy Cat" at the Lower East Side this Fall. This is a personal piece which I got inspiration from visiting Indonesia this May. I'm making this series bigger now so it's a nice encouragement patting my back from society of illustrators.
Here is the info for the exhibition, please come if you are in the area!
January 4th - 26th, 2013 Illustrators 55 - part 1- at the Museum of American Illustration, Society of Illustrators NY (Opening: January 4th 6pm-)
Pierre, my soul sister Celia Picard, incredible illustrator Marina Vandel, and I have designs in their unique product "Ground by" it's a nice concept that you can decorate your floor with the stencil of different artist's art! I'm very excited to be part of this project. Thank you Pierre and Alexis! Congratulations on your new brand!
Check out their beautiful site: http://www.mr-mr.fr/
One of my favorite client Eeboo and Art director Fumiha Tanaka! I went into their office and played around with some of their beautiful craft products to make a holiday craft. Now they design the template to how to make those items. exciting! https://eeboo.com
I'm in a group exhibition call "Strangers in Strange Land" at Eyra Illustration gallery opening on the Dec 6th. It is an online gallery for illustrators created by Sara Barnes.
Check out www.eyra.co on the 6th!
Hello everyone!Feww NY is getting so cold now. I added some ceramic pieces, Big silkscreen poster, and hand made silkscreen books on my etsy store. Please stop by! http://www.etsy.com/shop/Ayakakeda
I will have my store open for holiday season till Dec 18th, don't miss ;)
Post it show at Giant Robot Gallery in L.A!Starting in Dec 8th to 16th. But it's a first comes first serves kind of situations, and there are amazing line up for the artists and all $25. So come early on Dec 8th!!! http://www.giantrobot.com/events/gr2-post-it-show-8/
Here is my pieces which will be in the show!
Hello everyone!My new online shop is now open. ---> http://www.etsy.com/shop/Ayakakeda Now some books, ceramics, and prints are on the shop and I'm going to post more and more products in a week or so. But it's a start! It will be open through out the holiday season till Dec 18th. Please spread the word to your friends and family. Thank you! and Have a Happy turkey day!
My new Bali Dream paintings and Kokeshi Dolls were exhibited for this "Creamy Cat" Show. Also some goods and books were sold at the opening last Saturday.I was so happy having show with Michiko Horie and Helina Raak! Their art works were fantastic and us 3 fit very well in this show! with Michiko Horie and Helina Raak, we all had cat ears for the event! Many people and friends came out to the opening! THANK YOUUUUUU!!!! Thank you so much for coming out! and Special thank you to Yana who made this fantastic cat pattern dress!!! (her shop--->http://www.supayana.com/)
Hello!Please join us for the opening for the new group show with Michiko Horie, Helina Raak, and Aya Kakeda next Saturday the 15th. We will have new paintings, sculptures and pop up store (only for the opening) where we have toys, prints, books and etc.
"Creamy Cat" Sept 15 - 30th at Gallery One Twenty Eight, NYC Opening: Sept 15th 7-9pm 128 Rivington Street, LES, NY
GIANT ROBOT BIENNALE 3 SEPTEMBER 23 - JAN 20, 2013 RECEPTION: SEPTEMBER 22 at The Japanese American National Museum http://www.janm.org/
The Japanese American National Museum presents Giant Robot Biennale 3, its third show in conjunction with Eric Nakamura, owner of Asian American pop culture juggernaut Giant Robot. The expansive show features a gallery of eight emerging artists along with a customized vinyl figure collection.
Artists for the project: 64 Colors, A Little Stranger, Aaron Brown, Angry Woebots, Arbito, Atsushi Honda, Aya Kakeda, Bert Gatchalian, Betso, Brent Nolasco, Bwana Spoons, Camilla d’Errico, Chuckboy, Clement Hanami, Cris Rose, D-Lux, Darth Rimmer, David Horvath, Yukinori Dehara, DrilOne, Edwin Ushiro, Elizabeth Ito, Fakir, Frank Mysterio, Gary Ham, Harpoon, Helena Garcia, J*Ryu, Jason Limon, Jeff Lamm, Jeni Yang, Jeremiah Ketner, Jesse Hernandez, Joe Hahn, Joe Ledbetter, Josh Herbolsheimer, Julie West, kaNO, Kat Brunegraff, Kio Griffith, Kiyoshi, Kohei Yamashita, Koji Harmon, Leecifer, Le Merde, Len Higa, Lou Pimentel, Luke Chueh, Luke Rook, Lunabee, Mari Inukai, Mark Nagata, Martin Hsu, Meat Bun, Miso, Nakanari, Nathan Ota, Nebulon5, Nick Arciaga, Noferin, Okkle, Oliver Hibert, Bob Conge – Plaseebo, Podgy Panda, Reactor 88, Rohby, Sarah Neyhart, Scott Tolleson, Scott Wilkowski, Shane Jessup, Shawnimals, Danni Shinya Luo, Spanky Stokes, Spencer Hibert, Squink!, Stasia Burrington, Tado, Tara Logsdon, Tiffany Liu, Tristan Eaton, UAMOU, Valerie Gudell, YoskayYamamoto.
Here is the info: (sorry it's in Spanish)
“Pélame los dientes”
- En la compra de un Munny o amigo de Munny de 7 pulgadas se hará el registro de tu participación en el concurso
- Tema: Día de Muertos (No Halloween, no zombies, no monstruos)
- Técnica: libre
- El diseño debe ser único y original
- Se aceptarán hasta 2 piezas por participante
- Fecha de entrega: sábado 20 de octubre 2012. No se aceptarán piezas posterior a esa fecha
- Si son foráneos el costo del envío corre por cuenta del participante y la devolución de la pieza se hará por cuenta de la tienda
- Enviar fotografías en formato JPG, resolución de 150 dpi, tamaño mínimo 800 pixeles de ancho, foto frontal, perfil y posterior. Enviar a firstname.lastname@example.org
- Se deberá entregar una ficha técnica con los siguientes datos:
- No. de Registro (El cual proporcionaremos al comprar tu DIY)
- Precio (Solo si aplica)
Los 3 primeros lugares serán seleccionados por el jurado que calificará originalidad, técnica y calidad:
- Aya Kakeda (Ilustradora, artista visual y diseñadora de juguetes de arte / Japón)
- El Hooligan (Customizador / México)
- Kidrobot (Productor y distribuidor de juguetes de diseño / E.U.)
- Rey Chemo (Coleccionista de juguetes de diseñador / México)
- Sarukaku (Tienda especializada en Art toys / México)