solo exhibition: DOODLES drawing & sculpture @usagi NY / JUN.1-AUG.2 / 2017

Shu Ohno Doodles | Drawing and Sculpture

6.1.2017 - 8.2.2017
The exhibition opened with 108 drawings and over the course of the next two months expanded to include sculptural work created on site. The artist, whose practice includes assemblage and bricolage techniques, invited gallery visitors to surrender electronic waste, small toys, and other objects that would otherwise be discarded. Scavenged and received objects were subsequently incorporated into the hyper-complex sculptural pieces that define Shu Ohno’s style. Like New York itself, the resulting artwork was molded day-by-day by the personal changes and specificities of space, environment, people, and objects that pass through and populate it, forging an intimate connection with the location.

About the artist

Shu Ohno received an MFA in Sculpture from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2006. Ohno has held several solo exhibitions in Tokyo and New York City. After New York was hit by Hurricane Sandy, Shu Ohno, who at the time resided in Brooklyn, was inspired to create a series of driftwood and debris sculptures entitled “The Moth-Eaten Something." He has participated in several group shows internationally including the ISE awards exhibition in 2014. He was also selected for the Keizo Suemura Award in September of the same year.


SHU OHNO
Born 1981 in Fukuoka, Japan.
Lived eight years in Tokyo Japan,
Lived in New York City 2012-2015.
Based in Fukuoka, Japan

Education:
2004 - 2006, MFA in Sculpture,Tokyo University of the Arts,Tokyo
2000 - 2004, BFA in Sculpture,Kyusandai university of art, Fukuoka

Solo Exhibitions:
2017, JUN.  [DOODLES drawing & sculpture] usagiと_/ New York, USA
2015, JAN.  [THE DOODLES] P339 / New York, USA
2013, SEP.  [Standard Distortion] MaKaRi Japanese Antiques / New York, USA
2008, OCT.  [Our Forgotten Home Tasks] Frantic Gallery / Tokyo, Japan
2006, NOV.  [Super Noise Sculpture] LIVE&MORIS / Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibitions:
2015, JUN.  [TOKYO art crossing BERLIN] NEUROTITAN GALLERY / Berlin, Germany
2014, SEP.  [The 42nd Annual Exhibition] Tenri Cultural Institute of NY / New York, USA
2014, JULY. [Summer Salon Show 2014] Makari Japanese Antiques and Fine Arts / New York, USA
2014, JULY. [ISE NY Art Search 2013 AWARD WINNERS EXHIBITION] ISE Cultural Foundation / New York, USA
2014, MAY.  [absorb their works sort of social sculpture] 3RDEYE(Sol)ation / New York, USA
2014, MAY.  [JAA 19th] The Japanesen American Association of New York / New York, USA
2014, FEB.  [JART 4th] WAH Center (Williamsburg Art & Historical Center)/ New York, USA
2014, JAN.  [ZERO ART JAPAN] hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK / New York, USA
2013, DEC.  [MIRAI CREATIVE JAPAN] Consulate General of Japan / New York, USA
2013, JULY. [Summer Salon Exhibition] Makari Japanese Antiques and Fine Arts / New York, USA
2013, JULY. [ISE NY Art Search 2013] ISE Cultural Foundation / New York, USA
2013, MAY.  [Alternative reality] SPACE WOMb Gallery / New York, USA
2013, FEB.  [FRACTAL] Nippon Club Gallery / New York, USA
2012, NOV.  [Parallax art fair] PAF USA INC / New York, USA
2010, JAN.  [Frantic Drawings] Frantic Gallery / Tokyo, Japan
2009, MAY.  [Young Art Taipei] Frantic Invasion / Taipei, Taiwan
2009, AUG.  [My Favorite Things] Unseal Contemporary / Frantic Gallery / Tokyo, Japan
2008, JULY. [Artist Show] Frantic Gallery / Tokyo, Japan
2006, APR.  [Aozora-De-Art] Taimei elementary school / Tokyo, Japan
2006, MAR.  [Tokyo University of the Arts The 56th Graduation Works Exhibition]
    Tokyo University of the Arts / Tokyo, Japan
2004, MAR.  [Exhibit of Graduation Works] Kyusandai university / Fukuoka, Japan
2004, FEB.  [Enjoy Art] Kyusandai Gallery / Fukuoka, Japan

Selected Awards:
2014, SEP.  [Keizo Suyemura Award]42nd Annual Exhibition, JAANY. Inc. / New York, USA
2013, JULY. [I Art Asset AWARD]ISE NY Art Search 2013, ISE Cultural Foundation / New York, USA

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