Rudolf Budja Galerie
Chiho Aoshima (1974)

The doe-eyed ingénues in Chiho Aoshima’s digital drawings seem to emerge from beyond nature itself. It’s as if they were born whole within a garden of unreality populated by themes milled from centuries of Japanese culture, ranging from Edo scrolls to Sailor Moon...

B.A., Hosei University, Hosei, Japan


Art Pace, San Antonio, TX, Fall 2006

Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

One-Person Exhibitions

Lyon Contemporary Art Museum, Lyon, France
Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom

Asleep. Dreaming of reptilian glory, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
CHIHO AOSHIMA: City Glow and Paradise, Installation at Union Square Subway Station, New York Public Art Fund (Part of Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture), New York, NY

Chiho Aoshima: Matrix 205, U.C. Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Flim Archive, Berkeley, CA
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France

Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA

Group Exhibitions

Il diavolo del focolare (The Devil of Hearth and Home), Palazzo della Triennale, Fondazione Cosmit Eventi, Milano, Italy (April 5 – April 30)
Inaugural Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (wall mural project)
Mizuho Oshiro Gallery, Kagoshima, Japan (May)
POPulence, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Jan 21 – April 2)
See into Liquid, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, Colorado (January 27 – May 28)

Rising Sun, Melting Moon, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel (Dec 16, 2005 – June 15, 2006)
Variations on the Picturesque, Kitchener–Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada (Dec 4, 2005 – March 19, 2006)

Variations on the Picturesque, curated by Karen Love, (Dec. 4 – Mar. 9)
Ecstasy: In & About Altered States, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (curated by
Paul Schimmel) (cat.)
Little Boy: The Arts of Japan's Exploding Subculture, Japan Society, New York, NY (curated by Takashi Murakami) (cat.)
POPulence, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Art Unlimited, Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland (under the auspice of Blum & Poe and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin)
Eijanaikai! Yes Future!, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
Fiction. Love: Ultra New Vision in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan (cat.)
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, FL
Lonely Planet, Art Tower Mito, Ibaragi, Japan
I Feel Mysterious Today, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FL (cat.), (curated by Dominic Molon)
54th Carnegie International 2004-05, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA (cat.)
T-Junction, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Tokyo Girls Bravo, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Gallery Swap: Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, LFL Gallery, New York, NY
Chiho Aoshima, Mr., Aya Takano, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin at LFL Gallery, New York, NY

For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. (cat.)
SAM Collects: Contemporary Art Project, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA (cat.)
The Mythical Being of Desire: Chiho Aoshima, Shirin Neshat, Shazia Shikander, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL (cat.)
Inaugural Group Show, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

Chiho Aoshima, Aya Takano, Mr., Takashi Murakami, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Liverpool Biennial 2002, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom (cat.)
Coloriage, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France (curated by Takashi Murakami)
Tokyo Girls Bravo 2, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan

Hiropon Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (curated by Takashi Murakami)
Superflat, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA (curated by Takashi Murakami), (traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle) (cat.)

Superflat, Parco Gallery, Tokyo and Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

Tokyo Girls Bravo, Nadiff, Tokyo and George's, Los Angeles, CA
Hiropon 32 - 80, Nadiff, Tokyo, Japan

Public Collections

Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA