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Aya Takano's drawings and paintings reminds us the delicious souvenirs of game and innocence with a desarming sincerity and without ever sink into nostalgia. Althought her univers is filled with mythic and cultural references, specificly japanese, she attains to make this univers strangely familiar an itimate. The immediate, the sensuality of her drawings adress a message to the living and to the imaginative part of each of us, whathever his age or his origine. Once discovered, her work provoque a profound, and almost affectionate, attachment for the characters she brin,gs to life. The use of diluted paint ( gouache, acrylic) as principal medium reinforces the sensual simplicity of her images which combines the febrility of a child's drawing and the virtuosity of the remarkable drawer she has become.

One-Person Exhibitions

2006
City Dog, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (April 7 – April 23)


2005
The Far Reaches of the Universe, My Garden., Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2004
Aya Takano, a web project for Digital Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2003
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France

2002
SPACE SHIP EE, nanogalerie, Paris, France

2000
Hot Banana Fudge, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan

1997
SHU WA KIMASERI. Shop33, Tokyo, Japan






Group Exhibitions

2006
Mizuho Oshiro Gallery, Kagoshima, Japan (May)


2005
Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture, Japan Society, New York, NY (curated by Takashi Murakami)(cat.)
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
The Sensual Line – Japanese Woodcuts, Klimt, Schmalix, Araki, Takano, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria

2004
T-junction, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Fiction. Love: Ultra New Vision in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
Tokyo Girls Bravo, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Chiho Aoshima, Mr., Aya Takano, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin at LFL, Paris, France

2003
Girls don't cry, Parco Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Hope - The Future is in Our Hands, LAFORET Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan

2002
Chiho Aoshima, Aya Takano, Mr., Takashi Murakami, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Tokyo Girls Bravo 2, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan
The Japanese Experience—Inevitable, Das Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

2001
Superflat, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA)
Hiropon Show, White Cube Gallery, London, UK (traveled to Shinsaibashi Parco, Osaka, Japan)
Yokai Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

2000
Superflat, PARCO Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1999
Tokyo Girls Bravo, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan (traveled to Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Japan)
Hiropon Show, Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Hiropon 32/80, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan

1998
Hiropon Show, George's, Los Angeles, CA
Ero Pop Christmas, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan

1997
Hiropon Show, Shop33, Tokyo, Japan
Hiropon Show, IWATAYA Z-side, Kyusyu, Japan
Hiropon Show, MANKEN Gallery, Kanazawa, Japan



Publications

2002
"Space Ship EE," Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.

2001
"hot banana fudge," Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.


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