Children Museum Show

Hello!
I'm having a show at the Children Museum of Manhattan called "Fruit Robber and His Collections"
There will be some paintings and sculptures
This exhibition is conjunction with their "Hello from Japan!" Exhibition
February 2nd to May 8th
Address:
Children Museum of Manhattan
The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024

I will have a character making workshop in March sometimes at the museum, I will let you know the detail soon!

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December Group Shows!

Greeting!
I hope you are enjoying the uplifting feelings of the Holiday Season.

This December I am in many group shows, if you are in the area please swing by :)
I am also doing a Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair in Brooklyn on Dec 9th and 10th selling my ceramic works, I will post the detail soon!!!

Stay warm and have a cozy weekend!

Los Angeles, CA --- Post it 2017 at Giant Robot Gallery

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Brooklyn, NY ---- AG Gallery

 Opening on November 27, 2017

Opening on November 27, 2017

Beacon, NY --- Clutter Gallery

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Biarritz, France --- L'Atabal Biarritz gallery

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Spirit Animal Group Show at Pony Club Gallery, Portland OR

spiritmew1_sHello!
It's been a while since I updated the blog.
I'm in a group show at Pony Club Gallery in Portland Oregon, if you are in the area please come by! Opening is on the October 2nd. My spirit animal is........"Mew Mew" the cat!
Exhibition Info:
Pony Club Gallery
625 NW Everett St Apt 105, Portland, Oregon 97209

Pony Club Gallery presents a group show celebrating the theme of Spirit Animals. Animal Spirit guides bring wisdom, inspiration, protection, and healing. Each artist will create between 1-3 pieces of graphite work.

Artists: Josh Keyes Nicomi Nix Turner Aya Kakeda May Ann Licudine Erin Rei Susannah Kelly Devon Smith

Opening Reception October 2nd, 6-10pm Music and Beer provided by KPSU.https://www.facebook.com/events/827242390620198/

Opening Vernissage Tomorrow Night!

webHello!!!I hope you are having a great summer. Tomorrow at Usagi Paris Gallery my exhibition AU HASARD DE MON BAZAR is opening. There will be upstairs little gallery and downstairs in a secret cave. Come and meet my creatures and find out many secrets in this mystical cave! The show run till early July.

"AU HASARD DE MON BAZAR" d'Aya Kakeda du 13 Juin au 2 Juillet 2014 Vernissage le vendredi 13 Juin à partir de 19h30 Usagi Paris:32 rue Saint Roch, 75001 Paris, France usagiparis.com

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Midnight Gallery

postcardアートライフさんに素晴らしい展覧会を企画してもらいました!吉本ばななさんの小説の表紙などを手がけたり、はたまた音楽界でもご活躍の原マスミさんとの展覧会です。哀しい予感、パイナツプリン、バリ夢日記の表紙をみたとき、すぐにその独特な女性の絵に魅了されました。その方と一緒に作品をみせられるのは、まるで夢のようです。

5月9日〜5月30日、 六本木のアート発信基地、真夜中のギャラリーBAR OPPでゆったりとした気分で お酒を傾けつつ堪能してください。アートライフさんが提供する大人の時間です。 東京都港区六本木5-18-1PURE六本木8階 ☎:03-5575-2312 20:00〜24:00 但し、土日はお休みです。 東京の皆さん是非見に来て下さいね! infoopp_map

Hello Tokyo!!! I'm having a show at Midnight Gallery OPP in Roppongi. I'm especially excited because it's a show with Masumi Hara who is an illustrator that I have been admiring since I was young. First time I saw his illustration was on Banana Yosimoto's novel and since then I was drawn into his beautiful strong eyed women he paints. It is like a dream comes true to be paired with such an accomplished artist! Thank you ArtLife for putting this event together!!!

May 9th ~ May 30th OPP mid night gallery 5-18-1 Roppongi, Pure Roppongi Building 8F, Minatoku, Tokyo ☎:03-5575-2312 Opens 20:00~24:00 (Sat,Sun Closed)

 

Grace and Ritual: Hidden opening May 9th LA

72dpi_Flyer_Grace_&_Ritual_Hidden_A_v2Hello!I am 8 bit is putting together a group show in L.A. I have one ceramic sculpture in this show, if you are in L.A Please come and visit my little ceramic friend! You can see more info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1539734432919779/

For this group show I made this "ToTai Island Cave Seal Ritual Mask"

<Making of> ceramicIt's made out of Ceramic Clay --> Black and white slip--->Clear Glazed

photo (7)Black Slip with clear glaze created a very nice deep blue. Finishing up making the headdress with colorful Pompoms.

<What is Cave seal ritual mask?!> In ToTai Island (this is my imaginary island) every house owns their version of unique cave seal mask. When there is an event of the island or the family they put the mask on their door to announce. Depending on how headdress is display people in the island know exactly what the event is.

Here is some example! marriageMarriage in the family

deathDeath in the family

birthBirth in the family

peaceWhen the Island is in peace

FightWhen the Island is fighting with other tribe

Now you can visit ToTai Island and you know what's going on when you see the mask at someone's door!

MOCCA FESTIVAL this weekend!

Hello!This weekend is MOCCA Art Festival in NYC. I have a table selling new books, prints, surprise sculpture boxes, and cat&dog cookies! Please come and visit! 10173554_10151957194020178_1347604187_nYou can see the direction and more info about the festival here---> click

Here is some sneak preview! photo 3 (2)1958232_10151949263820178_788786612_ncover1000650_10151959049650178_281297358_nphoto 1 (5)10155464_10151963768835178_1931492428_nDouble thank you for Kimiko and Fumiha for helping me bake!!!!!

New CD and Exhibition announcement!

Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 4.05.15 PMHello.Hope you are surviving the never ending winter in NY (if you are in NY)... I'm fighting with this weather by wearing extra bright cloths today.

Image for the CD cover from a Japanese client came in. It's nice to see the old work reused in something completely new and different! This CD is like a book on tape, with a Japanese actress Mamiko Noto reading popular literatures by Japanese authors. You can purchase this from - ----> amazon.jp store

With the release of this CD, there will be an event in the end of April in Japan. And will be a small solo exhibition of my drawings and paintings at the space. I will let you know the details once it's near!!

 

Post It Show 9

aya_smallIt's Post-it time of the year again! This year I was traveling while making these images so I had a limited material options to create these.  I think the limitation brought out something new in me, I got to be more experimental and loose up a bit, and it was super fun making them. Here is the info for the show. If you are in LA area you are lucky! Because there will be 300 great artists' work for $25 each! I wish I can be there, too. Happy Post-it show! postits9big

Come to the students+faculty show at FIT!

postcard_frntDreams Lived, Dreams Shattered: MLK, JFK 50 years later Curated by Melanie Reim Work of MFA Illustration Students and Faculty November 9 - Dec 7, 2013 Opening reception on Nov 19th 6-8pm at Gallery FIT Seventh Avenue at 27 Street New York City 10001-5992

Students and faculty of the MFA in Illustration program at FIT visually reflect on the 50th anniversary of two seminal events in American History. http://www.fitnyc.edu

I have small sculpture piece in the show. Hope to see you at the opening!

Bear and Bird Gallery, Florida

photoAnother group show that coming up soon is at Bear and Bird Gallery!This gallery is attach to a Tate's Comic store, it will be fun and comfy, you can find a great arts for your Christmas Gift! I will have two small drawings. Come by if you are near the Lauderhill Florida!

"Small Stuff" November 17th - January 11th Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery inside/upstairs at TATE'S Comics+Toys+Videos+More 4566 N. University Drive Lauderhill, Florida 33351 http://www.bearandbird.com/shows/small-stuff-7/