2015/6/14
May – present, 2015
Exhibiting my new painting at DUNE New York showroom

DUNE @NYDC
200 Lexington Ave Ground Floor NYC

This is my second time to showing my painting at DUNE. very excitig and happy to had a opportunity again!
Dune is located in NYDC building, please stop by if you be around in the city.

































2015/4/19

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REWINDING! Vol.6 Members Artworks from "Time Differrence" Soil Gallery Exhibition: April 2 - May 2, 2015
Rewinding final series, let me please introduce our members 6 collaboration pieces and AB newspaper. Description bellow each images, all ideas came out from our skype meeting on Nov. 2014. Time Differrence is very common things for us, and had multiple way to express. Starting from Seattle, looking forward to having this exhibition in several cities as well!

Artists:
Seattle: Yuki Nakamura, Akiko Masker, Paul Komada
New York: MAHO HIKINO, Ko Irkt, Tokio Kuniyoshi, Kakeru Asai
Tokyo: Saki Kitamura, Mayu Kuroda, Noriyo Yasunaga









Special Thanks for New York Yomi Time.
Designed by Ko Irkt, photo images from Ko Irkt, MAHO HIKINO, Paul Komada, Saki Kitamura
This is our first time prints on newspaper, kind of zine and also representing exhibition. 10000 copies!









Project 1 (Photography)
Title: 30:30

We are surrounded by photographs. Everyone has the smartphone and capture images and share them instantly on the Internet. No one could keep up with the pace of image data transfer and their updates. Through our use of SNS (social networking service), we are connected to the people around the globe. In turn our awareness of Time Difference has been reduced to fraction of a second. In our contemporary life, such data exchange became more efficient and faster. As a result, it has become virtually impossible for us to look carefully and contemplate on the massive amount of digital files. It may be even said that we feel satisfied merely through the act of taking pictures.

For the duration of 30 hours, before and after the New Year’s Day in 2015, Art Beasties members from Seattle, Tokyo and New York captured their moments in daily life. The images are made every 30 minutes simultaneously. By exhibiting the photographs chronologically, the flow of time in multiple streams would be revealed.









Project 2 (Video)
Title: Our Excellent E-mail Communication

Our Excellent E-mail Communication is a Video work, which captures the artists reading all e-mails within Art Beasties correspondences. The senders read their own emails, including date, title, and the text. The responder of the mail reads in the same manner. The video continually shows the artists reading the emails.

ART BEASTIES use e-mails as a main communication tool. Because of geographical distance and time differences between us, we have no other option but to rely on e-mail correspondences. In our creative process, the circumstance gives a distinctive characteristic to our collective. It can be perceived as a hindrance, but also turned into main source of our creativity. We don’t see each other in person (for some we have never met). It is quite extraordinary that we discuss our thoughts/concepts, organize exhibitions as a collective primarily through e-mails. In our e-mails, it is unavoidable to experience all kinds of gaps and misunderstandings.

E-mail is one of the most commonly used communication tools all over the world. It is a tool, which can deliver the message in an instant without worrying about the time and the distance. However, we want to become aware of its particular nature that differs from our real time communication. We pay closer attention to the shifts between different modes of communication; it should remind us that our perception of vanished time difference and geographical distances are simply virtual.









Project 3 (Sound Performance)
Title: The Junction:Reconstruction of Common Sense

This experimental installation consists of two parts.

First part is the improvised live music performance, during the opening reception by musician from Seattle, Tokyo and New York via Skype. Since the improvisation is on Skype, the Time Difference is revealed through time-lag, ambient noise and many other phenomena.

Second part is the energy of the digital sound made visible by pulsating sand physically. The sound is generated from three speakers, each dedicated to Seattle, Tokyo and New York. The separate sound sources make different wave patterns on a container filled with a thin layer of sand particles. The waves would merge and/or disrupt each others creating a visualized version of Time Difference. The work attempts to express the creative possibilities beyond the concept of Time Difference.









Project 4 (Installation)
Title: The Meeting

It was in November 2014 when we had our second Skype meeting. When we had the Skype meeting between three time-zones, we had to simultaneously be present on two consecutive days. Some of us would be in the morning, while others would be in the evening or late at night. Seattle time was 19:00 on Saturday, New York was 22:00 on Saturday and Japan was 12:00 on Sunday. There were certain time lag in the Skype communication and the surroundings were subtle, yet noticeably influenced by the time zones. There was a tension during Skype meeting between the members who have not met before and there was awkward pause among us while two languages were spoken.

The Meeting tries to reproduce our Skype meeting, held between Seattle, Tokyo and New York. Would the audience be able to perceive somewhat counter- intuitive and awkward moments caused by the Skype communication between multiple time-zones?









Project 5 (Print)
Title: 96027 Characters  / Keyword Density 1075 (17%) ART BEASTIES

By printing out all Art Beasties members' e-mails chronologically, since its founding in 2013, on single piece of cloth, the work attempts to reveal true intentions and/or indecisions of the senders in the mails.

The work embodies the nature of time difference into a cross-section diagram, like mapping a place on a sheet of paper. As most topography hidden from our mundane perspective would be clearly visible on the map with the bird's-eye view, the transferred email texts from the computer screen to a flat surface would emphasize the nuanced wording. Hopefully the project would reveal the sender’s intentions and the effect of time difference upon our communication that was hidden in the original email.









Project 6 (Installation)
Title: Leave your trace in this box

All participating artists experience the actual time difference through shipping a box and documenting the process. It starts from Japan and ends in Seattle via New York. The aim of the project is to represent the distances encompassing different time-zones in physical form.

We repeat the following process. First open the package sent from the previous location and document the opening of the package. And then we repackage the box and ship it again until it reaches Seattle. The work would be completed gradually by adding something each time the participants receive the package. We display everything during the exhibition including the contents of the package, all packaging materials and the photo documentation of the project.


2015/4/18

REWINDING! Vol.5 Members Artworks from Prole Drift Exhibition: April 2 - April 4, 2015
I would like to introduce all participated ART BEASTIES members artworks, exhibited at Prole Drift Gallery.

Artists:
Seattle: Yuki Nakamura, Akiko Masker, Paul Komada
New York: MAHO HIKINO, Ko Irkt, Tokio Kuniyoshi, Kakeru Asai
Tokyo: Saki Kitamura, Mayu Kuroda, Noriyo Yasunaga





Title: NCHA beta (Nature, City, Human and Abstract)
Artist: Tokio Kuniyoshi
Date: 2015
Size: 16 x (H13H x W19)inches
Medium: Transparency Inkjet Films and Motion Sensor Lights








Title: Found / Not found
Artist: Saki Kitamura
Date: 2014
Size: 16.5 x 23.2inches
Medium: Woodblock print on paper




Title: right after "96027 Characters”
Artist: Ko Irkt
Date: 2015
Size: H86 x W66
Medium: Acrylic, lacquer, collage, archival pigment print on canvas






Title:
Artist: Noriyo Yasunaga
Date: 2015
Size: H x W
Medium: Photo collage, framed


Title: Enn 円 1 - 2
Artist: Kakeru Asai
Date: 2014
Size: H21 x W21 inches
Medium: Acrylic, ink, paper, gel


Title: Ohana
Artist: Akiko Masker
Date: 2015
Size: 20 x 12 inches
Medium: Pigmented inkjet print on Archival paper/ Framed


Title: Knit Abstraction
Artist: Paul Komada
Date: 2015
Size: 20 x 20 inches
Medium: Knit




Title: FLUIDICS 001~003
Artist: MAHO HIKINO
Date: 2012
Medium: Epoxy resin


Title: FLUIDICS 001 - 002
Artist: MAHO HIKINO
Date: 2012
Medium: Video installation






Title: Cosmos
Artist: Yuki Nakamura
Date: 2015
Size: H22 x W20 x D20 inches
Medium: Porcelain, projection


Title: AB-kun
Artist: Kuroda Mayu
Date: 2015
Size: H10 x W4 inches


2015/4/17
April 2
REWINDING! Vol.4 After "Time Difference" opening reception: Wednesday, April 2
After the reception we had a little party for members at chinise restaurant. Exhausted and Super happy! we might not looks like but we are.

Artists:
Seattle: Yuki Nakamura, Akiko Masker, Paul Komada
New York: MAHO HIKINO, Ko Irkt, Tokio Kuniyoshi, Kakeru Asai
Tokyo: Saki Kitamura, Mayu Kuroda, Noriyo Yasunaga





2015/4/16
April 2 – April 4, 2015
REWINDING! Vol.3 During the opening Reception at Prole Drift: Wednesday, April 4
During the time we had a exhibition at Soil Gallery, we also had a popup show at Prole Drift Gallery couple blocks away from Soil Gallery. This show is all about the indivisual artworks from all participated artist from "Time Difference" exhibition. Thank you Prole Drift Gallery and for all visiters!

Artists:
Seattle: Yuki Nakamura, Akiko Masker, Paul Komada
New York: MAHO HIKINO, Ko Irkt, Tokio Kuniyoshi, Kakeru Asai
Tokyo: Saki Kitamura, Mayu Kuroda, Noriyo Yasunaga





























2015/4/15
April 2 – May 2, 2015
REWINDING! Vol.2 "Time Difference" during the opening Reception: Wednesday, April 2
It was my 3rd day in Seattle, used 1 and a half days for installation. As we members mostly comunicate by using internet, it was the first time for New York members to meeting with Seattle members. Thank you Soil gallery for giving us this wonderful opportunity, and Thank you very much for all visiters!

SOIL Collective and Artist-run Gallery
112 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

Hours: Noon – 5 pm, Thurs – Sun
Tel: 206 – 264 – 8061
gallery@soilart.org
www.soilart.org

Artists:
Seattle: Yuki Nakamura, Akiko Masker, Paul Komada
New York: MAHO HIKINO, Ko Irkt, Tokio Kuniyoshi, Kakeru Asai
Tokyo: Saki Kitamura, Mayu Kuroda, Noriyo Yasunaga



































2015/4/14
April 2 – May 2, 2015
REWINDING! day before the opening Reception: Wednesday, April 1, preparation day

SOIL Collective and Artist-run Gallery
112 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

Hours: Noon – 5 pm, Thurs – Sun
Tel: 206 – 264 – 8061
gallery@soilart.org
www.soilart.org

Artists:
Seattle: Yuki Nakamura, Akiko Masker, Paul Komada
New York: MAHO HIKINO, Ko Irkt, Tokio Kuniyoshi, Kakeru Asai
Tokyo: Saki Kitamura, Mayu Kuroda, Noriyo Yasunaga













































2015/3/25 ART BEASTIES first group exhibition at Seattle

ART BEASTIES is a Japanese artist collective based in New York City. Time Difference is our first collaboration between the members exploring time, locations, and surroundings from various perspectives. We live in different time zones, countries and cities; we communicate online and some of us never met in person. Starting off from experiencing somewhat counter-intuitive and awkward moments created through Skype communication between three time zones, we explore the gap in our perception of time in the different time zones. The Art Beasties members investigate new discoveries and possibilities that real-time, time lag, digital glitch and cultural and linguistic context would create the process. The projects include live music performance, photography, installation, video, and painting.

April 2 – May 2, 2015
Opening Reception: First Thursday, April 2, 6–8pm

SOIL Collective and Artist-run Gallery
112 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

Hours: Noon – 5 pm, Thurs – Sun
Tel: 206 – 264 – 8061
gallery@soilart.org
www.soilart.org

Artists:
Seattle: Yuki Nakamura, Akiko Masker, Paul Komada
New York: MAHO HIKINO, Ko Irkt, Tokio Kuniyoshi, Kakeru Asai
Tokyo: Saki Kitamura, Mayu Kuroda, Noriyo Yasunaga

Special Thanks (Music Installation)
Seattle: Sunyata (Yuya Izumi , Blake Ryan)
New York: COPUT (Ken Arii, Hiroki Oshiro)
Tokyo: Muku Kobayashi, Taiga Hirabayashi


ART BEASTIES: Pop-Up Exhibition at Prole Drift

April 2 – April 4, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 4, 6–9pm

Prole Drift Gallery
Adress: 523 S. Main St. Seattle, WA 98104
www.proledrift.com/

Hours: Thursday, April 2, 6–8pm
Friday, April 3, 12–5pm
Saturday, April 4, 12–9pm

Artists:
Seattle: Yuki Nakamura, Akiko Masker, Paul Komada
New York: MAHO HIKINO, Ko Irkt, Tokio Kuniyoshi, Kakeru Asai
Tokyo: Saki Kitamura, Mayu Kuroda, Noriyo Yasunaga

2015/2/7
new painting made for the Prole Drift Gallery exhibition at Seattle
right after 96027 Characters - H86 x W66 inches acrylic, collage, archival pigment print on canvas




2015/1/5



















during shooting video project for our coming up show at SOIL gallery. with MAHO HIKINO, Tokio Kuniyoshi and Kakeru Asai.





2015/01/01 Happy New Year from ART BEASTIES



The gif image above made by few picture out of many from one of our new Art Beasties art project.
Can't wait to tell you whole story! well it's a bit early to do that,,,

anyway starting from december 31 21:00 at new york, I took pictures for every 30 min till January 1st 15:00. We going to show this whole project at SOIL gallery in Seattle this coming spring!

2014/10/4 ART BEASTIES 1st anniversary open studio




























Reception Party 26th September ( Friday ), 6pm – 9pm.

Open:27th and 28th September noon – 6pm

@55 Washington St #705, Brooklyn, NY 11201

ARTIST:
Tokio Kuniyoshi
Maho Hikino
Ko Irkt
Kakeru Asai
Saki Kitamura
Akiko T. Masker

2014/9/26

Reception Party 26th September ( Friday ), 6pm – 9pm.

Open:27th and 28th September noon – 6pm

@55 Washington St #705, Brooklyn, NY 11201

ARTIST:
Tokio Kuniyoshi
Maho Hikino
Ko Irkt
Kakeru Asai
Saki Kitamura
Akiko T. Masker

ART BEASTIES is pleased to announce a show and party to celebrate our first year Anniversary. Visit our open studio show during DUMBO Arts Festival when more than 200,000 visitors gather in our neighborhood to experience the many artworks, studios, galleries and public art installations on view.

We will be hosting an open day on the 26th September 2014 to thank all our existing supporters, plus welcome new visitors to enjoy a party and the opportunity to talk about future plans and ideas about our new experimental works - painting, photography, video installation, woodcut print and mixed media works and much more.

2014/4/6


We are very pleased to announce our second international show in partnership with Con Artist, New York. ISO 216 is a collaboration between street artists from New York and London. Named in honour of the world’s most common paper size ratio which, like so many of global standards of weights and measure, is notably rare in the US, ISO 216 celebrates the cultural parallels and unique individuality of the United Kingdom and United States. The two nations are ethnically diverse, share a common language, and are each massive exporters of art and culture, but as their slightly different paper size ratios indicate, they don’t quite fit into the same box.

ISO 216 features ten Con Artist members and ten artists from the Test Space Gallery in London. Each artist presents two pieces in order to create simultaneous expositions on either side of the pond. The two shows will open concurrently on April 2nd and a live broadcast of each opening will be projected at the other opening to create a shared experience.

London Artists: Benjamin Murphy // Captain Kris // Stedhead // The Real Dill // Donk // Curse273 // International Nobody // Lucy Sparrow // Ferres // Dirty Rotten Bleeder

New York Artists: Lady Millard // Rachael Senchoway // Patrick Grelewski // Liaizon Wakest // Chris Mendoza // Dean Millien // IRKT // Angela Viens // Meghan Borah // Roycer

2nd to 16th April
Test Space, 26 Berwick Street, London, W1F 8RG
2nd to 19th April
Con Arist, 119 Ludlow St,New York, NY 10002

Gallery night London and New York 2nd April
Gallery party London and New York 3rd April with live art from artists in both cities.

Dates: 2nd-16th April
Gallery Night 2nd April
Gallery Party 3rd April

The Test Space Gallery
26 Berwick Street, London, W1F 8RG

Con Arist Collective Gallery
119 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002
2014/4/02 iso 216 conartist collective gallery

























2014/4/02 iso 216 the test space gallery












2014/4/2


ISO216 nyc/london, ConArtist gallery/the test space gallery

Dates: April 1st to 19th
04.01.2014 Tuesday 8 til late /// Vernissage
04.02.2014 Wednesday 8 til late /// Opening Party
04.09.2014 Wednesday 8 til late /// Gallery Night
04.16.2014 Wednesday 8 til late /// Closing Party


Con Artist presents ISO 216, a collaboration between artists from New York and London. Named in honor of the world’s most common paper size ratio which, like so many of global standards of weights and measure, is notably rare in the US, ISO 216 celebrates the cultural parallels and unique individuality of the United Kingdom and United States. The two nations are ethnically diverse, share a common language, and are each massive exporters of art and culture, but as their slightly different paper size ratios indicate, they don’t quite fit into the same box.

ISO 216 features ten Con Artist members and ten artists from the Test Space Gallery in London. Each artist presents two pieces in order to create simultaneous expositions on either side of the pond. The two shows will open concurrently on April 2nd and a live broadcast of each opening will be projected at the other opening to create a shared experience.
2014/3/20








































ART BEASTIES 2nd group show at CultureFix lower eastside NY. Images from reception "Fluid Destination". Participated artist are Ko IRKT (NY), MAHO HIKINO (NY), Tokio Kuniyoshi (NY), Yuki Nakamura (SEATTLE) and Robert Champbell, Saki Kitamura (TOKYO), and curated by Sessa Englund.
2014/1/1
FLUID DESTINATION,  ART BEASTIES

OPENING PARTY: Thursday 20th, March / 7pm – Late
OPEN: 20th to 22nd. Mar / 5pm- 9pm
18th to 19th March OPEN BY APPOINTMENT

@culture fix
9 CLINTON ST. New York, NY 10002


Art Beasties welcomes you to join us at Culture Fix for our second show, Fluid Destination. The effects of a global world and a global identity are prevalent in our daily lives; we live half of it online, and many of us spend the other half in flux between two countries or two cultures. 

In order to establish ourselves as members of a global community we must constantly flow and change; deciding whether to take the shape of our surroundings like water in a vase, or whether to extend our identity to contain new ideas of who we are and our live, constantly leaving traces of ourselves as we travel, and leaving things behind to discover new experiences. For this show we ask our participating artists to meditate on the fluidity of their work and their experiences, bringing forth a personal and inspired expression of the implications of living globally. Art Beasties welcomes you to join us at Culture Fix for our second show, Fluid Destination. The effects of a global world and a global identity are prevalent in our daily lives; we live half of it online, and many of us spend the other half in flux between two countries or two cultures. In order to establish ourselves as members of a global community we must constantly flow and change; deciding whether to take the shape of our surroundings like water in a vase, or whether to extend our identity to contain new ideas of who we are and our live, constantly leaving traces of ourselves as we travel, and leaving things behind to discover new experiences.

For this show we ask our participating artists to meditate on the fluidity of their work and their experiences, bringing forth a personal and inspired expression of the implications of living globally.

Art Beasties seeks to broaden and deepen the understanding of contemporary Japanese art, promoting individuality and diversity of aesthetics separate from dominant exported Japanese pop-culture. We offer the audience a view into the works of artists whose practice centers on the individual and academic exploration of self-identity; artists brought together by a common goal of expanding the context of what it means to be a Japanese Artist in a global world. Through hosting pop-up shows around the city and curating an online registrar of Japanese artists, Art Beasties Collective seeks to create alternative roads for audiences, artists and critics to discover and share in critical discussion about Japanese contemporary art. 
2014/1/30














ART BEASTIES first group show at Brooklyn Fireproof. Images from Opening reception "INTRODUCTIONS". Participated artist are Ko IRKT (NY), MAHO HIKINO (NY), Tokio Kuniyoshi (NY), Yuki Nakamura (SEATTLE), Saki Kitamura (TOKYO), and curating by Sessa Englund.
2014/1/1
ART BEASTIES first group show on January 29th ~31th. Opening reception on 30th. Participate artist Ko IRKT, MAHO HIKINO, Yuki Nakamura, Saki Kitamura, Tokio Kuniyoshi. Curated by Sessa Englund.
2013/12/13










Group exhibition "The Trip" at Loft 594, Bushwick NY
2013/9/15
ART BEASTIES start-up party. was a very first day, excited. Started by 5 members and we made a silkscreen t-shirts for this anniversary.
2013/3/13
















SLAP Adhesives and egos, a diy sticker exhibition
2013/2/8










AS | ARTISTS STUDIOS will host Real Time, a 1-night pop-up show at 526 West 26th Street, #523.  Real Time presents art made by 61 artists who are featured in the AS | ARTISTS STUDIOS website, www.artists-studios.com . Launched in 2011 AS | ARTISTS STUDIOS is an archive of the strongest non-represented art made by artists in both New York City and Paris, France. On February 8th Real Time will host VIPs from 6-7pm (by invitation only) and then open to the public from 7-9pm. Participating AS | Artists: Miriam-Josephine Alcott, Fanny Allié, LaThoriel Badenhausen, Jessica Baker, Eric Banks, Noah Becker, Gretchen Bennett, Serena Bocchino, Dianne Bowen, Michele Brody, James Clark, Ezra Cohen, Ernest Concepcion, Vicki DaSilva, Melissa Eder, Elise Engler, Anne Ferrer, Fred Gutzeit, Aimee Hertog, Heidi Howard, Will Hutnick, IRKT, Elizabeth Jordan, Scott Kahn, Michelle Kaufman, Leslie Kerby, Heins Kim, Sky Kim, Charles Printz Kopelson, Pavel Kraus, Pat Lay, Hannah Layden, James Lipovac, Tim Maxwell, Chris Mottalini, Matt Nolen, Bridget O’Rourke, Peter Passuntino, Adam Peiffer, Richard Pitts, Pablo Power, Nuria Rabanillo-de la Fuente, Gregorio Racadio, Debra Ramsay, Holly Knox Rhame, Grace Roselli, Carol Salmanson, Patricia Satterlee, Mark Sengbusch, Ethan Shoshan, Jason Stopa, Marisa Tesauro, Sam Trioli, Scott Walden, Xiao Wang, Ejay Weiss, Brian Andrew Whiteley, Rachael Whitney, Margaret Withers, Rachael Wren, Nola Zirin
2012/9/13












Tria Gallery presents C’est quoi la femme? featuring twelve paintings and mixed media works from six different artists , both men and women. The media employed by the artists are different (from oils and acrylics on canvas to encaustic and mixed media on panel). In addition , the style and mood of each piece is unique : the works on display rang e from representational to abstract. The common denominator is that each artist has endeavored to capture the essence of the female animal in so me way. The subjects range from Lucille Ball , to a 1920s “It” girl , to a demure geisha, each representing in its own way an aspect of the feminine mystique. While it can be argued that e very woman is complex, unique, and ultimately unknowable, the works in C’est quoi la femme? do provide the viewer with a glimpse into the private lives of these vastly different women.
2012/3/10










display sample with video installation.
2011/11/01




sample disply in the living room.