Tomoo Gokita

Tomoo Gokita Born in Tokyo in 1969. Gokita had his first major exhibition at Tokyo's Parco Gallery in 2000, with releasing his remarkable book 'Lingerie Wrestling' published by Little More. At that time he was mostly making drawings, but he was also experimenting of painting, which led to the development of his distinctive, freeform black and white images. This formulated his unique style of interceding abstraction and figurative forms. In 2006, Gokita had a solo show at ATM gallery of New York and in the following year at the Honor Fraser Gallery of Los Angeles. Gokita also participated in group shows at Berlin’s Peres Projects, as well as New York’s Dietch Projects. His reviews have appeared in the New York Times on two separate occasions which instantly acclaimed him to international status. Additionally, Gokita’s works have been shown at the New York Armory Show, Miami’s Nada Art Fair and London’s Frieze Art Fair. In 2008, Gokita held another solo exhibition at Taka Ishii Gallery, which made a striking impact on the Japanese contemporary art world, follow to solo shows at ATM in the spring and Honor Fraser in the fall of 2009.

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

Official Artist Website


Solo Exhibition

2009 "Champion Carnival," ATM Gallery, New York, NY
Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angels, CA
2008 Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2007 "Vanity Drunko," Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angels, 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

Seleceted Group Exhibition

2009 "Supramundane," Ambach & Rice Gallery, Seattle, WA
2008 "Inaugurate group show," ATM Gallery, New York, NY
"Frieze Art Fair," Taka Ishii Gallery, London, UK
"Mail Order Monsters," Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK
"Lanzarote," Keith Talent Gallery, London, UK
"Defining the moment: 25 New York artists," the House of Campari, New York, NY
"Selection '08," Gallery Trax, Yamanashi, Japan
"Ambivalent Figuration; People," Samson Projects, Boston, MA
"The Armory Show," ATM Gallery, New York, NY
2007 "Nada Art Fair," ATM Gallery, Miami, FL
"Mail Order Monsters," Deitch Projects, New York, NY, and Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
"Frieze Art Fair," Taka Ishii Gallery, London, UK
"Summer group show," Aliceday, Brussels, Belgium
2006 "Cooool Sky," the Journal Gallery, NY
"A Thousand Thing," Mu Foundation, Eindhoven, Holland
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    
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