Aya Ito

  • 穏やかに臭う / Smelling mildly, 2011 oil, acrylic, color pastel, crayon on canvas, 137.5 x 200.0 cm, ©Aya Ito
  • エリーです / I'm Ellie, 2011 oil, water color, paperclay, glue on canvas, 40.0 x 30.5 cm, ©Aya Ito
  • 私はだれでしょう / Who am I ?, 2011 oil on canva, 91.0 x 116.5 cm, ©Aya Ito
  • 守衛さん / The guard , 2011 color pencil on paper, 39.5 x 36.0 cm, 62.7 x 59.3 cm (framed), ©Aya Ito
  • どこそこのだれだれ Ver.2 / Someone from somewhere ver.2, 2011 oil, water color, pastel, paperclay, glue on canvas, 40.5 x 30.0 cm, ©Aya Ito
  • installation view from [ Smelling Mildly ] at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2011 ©Aya Ito
  • installation view from [ Smelling Mildly ] at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2011 ©Aya Ito
  • installation view from [ Smelling Mildly ] at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2011 ©Aya Ito
  • 景色 Ver. 3 女 / Landscape ver.3 woman, 2010 oil, pastel on canvas / oil on ceramic, 73.1 x 60.2 cm / h.8.8 x w.21.0 x c.3.0 cm, ©Aya Ito
  • MAMI, 2010 oil, acylic on canvas, 38.0 x 50.3 cm, ©Aya Ito
  • ピンポイント・タッチ Pinpoint touch, 2010 oil, acrylic, pastel, crayon on canvas, 40.9 x 52.7 cm, ©Aya Ito
  • 失恋モード Broken heart mode, 2010 oil on canvas, 44.8 x 32.3 cm, ©Aya Ito
  • 妄想くん / Daydreaming boy, 2010 oil on canvas, 59.4 x 84.3 cm, ©Aya Ito
  • 妄想くん Daydreaming boy, 2010 expanded polystyrene, paper clay, wood glue, gesso, h.76.5 x w.53.0 x d.97.0 cm, ©Aya Ito
  • B. C. '09 Gold, 2010 bronze, motor, h.33.0 x w.23.0 x d.15.0 cm, ©Aya Ito
  • installation view at TKG Editions Kyoto, 2010 ©Aya Ito

Aya Ito was born in Arida-city, Wakayama in 1987. She graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts in 2009, and from Kyoto City University of Arts, Graduate School of Art, painting this year.
Ito received Suntory award at in Art Camp in Kunst-Bau 2007 (Suntory Museum, Osaka), Runner-Up Prize in Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2009 (Gyokochika Gallery, Tokyo), and the Graduate School Mayer award at Annual Exhibition of Kyoto City University of Arts (Kyoto).
Her major solo exhibitions include “Umaretsuki J” (Art Jam Contemporary, Tokyo, 2009), and her major group exhibitions include “Mont Blanc Young Artist Patronage in Japan” (Mont Blanc GINZA, Tokyo, 2009), “VOCA 2010” (The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, 2010), and “RESONANCE” (Suntory Museum, Osaka, 2010). She will exhibit at Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2011 (July 3 to July 31, 2011).

1987 Born in Wakayama, Japan
2009 B.F.A. Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto
2011 M.F.A. Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto

Solo exhibition

2015 ”THE HOLE” 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2014 CAPSULE, Tokyo, Japan
2012 ”Hahaha at Hyperspeed” Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
2011 Smelling Mildly, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2010 TKG Project #2, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
2009 Naturally J, Art Jam Contemporary, Tokyo, Japan

Group exhibition

2015 "Really Realistic Reality" The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Wakayama, Japan
2013 "Cho-Kyoto 2013, Contemporary Art @ Today's Machiya in Kyoto" Today's Machiya in Kyoto, Model House Exhibition Place KYOMO、Kyoto, Japan
"D Art Biennale 3rd exhibition" Daitec Sakae, Aichi, Japan
2012 「TOKYO FRONTLINE 2012」 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
2011 "Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2011" Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi, Tokyo
"ROKKO MEETS ART 2011" Hyogo, Japan
"Cho-Kyoto" Shosei-en Garden (Kikoku-tei, Higashihonganji)、Kyoto, Japan
2010 Resonance, Suntory Museum, Osaka, Japan
VOCA 2010, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2009 Art Award Tokyo, Gyoukou Chika Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2008 Montblanc Young Artist Patronage in Japan, Montblac GINZA, Tokyo, Japan
2007 Art Camp in Kunst-Bau, Suntory Museum, Osaka, Japan

Public collection

Hitotsubashi University

Awards

2011 Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2011 shu uemura Prize, Judge's prize (Yuko Hasegawa)
2009 Art Award Tokyo, Runner-up Prize
2007 Art Camp in Kunst-Bau, Suntory Prize