MAKIKO KUDO / RYAN McGINLEY

Group Exhibition ”Can You Dream It? (Yes I Can.),” Kristen Lorello, NY, USA

“Can You Dream It? (Yes I Can.),” curated by Scott Alario The photographer to be credited is Jeffrey Sturges

Makiko Kudo, Ryan McGinley / Group Exhibition ”Can You Dream It? (Yes I Can.),”
Kristen Lorello, NY, USA
10 July – 14 August, 2019

http://www.kristenlorello.com/can-you-dream-it-curated-by-scott-alario

Artist Profile

Makiko Kudo

Makiko Kudo was born in 1978 in Aomori, Japan. In 2002, she graduated from the Oil Painting Department of Joshibi University of Art and Design. She currently lives and works in Kanagawa, Japan.
In 2002, she participated in a group exhibition curated by Tomio Koyama “Fragile Figures” (Palette Club, Tokyo) as well as a group exhibition curated by Takashi Murakami “Tokyo Girls Bravo 2” (NADiff, Tokyo). After 2004, she has presented her work in numerous exhibitions internationally and domestically.

In Makiko Kudo’s paintings, a mental image-landscape unfolds within which both things she encounters in daily life and the dream-like world of her imagination that have formed a single-harmonized entity. Her audacious compositions are over-brimmed with a sense of chaotic liveliness, dynamic yet detailed brushstrokes, balanced vibrant colors, and the multiple settings and perspectives which develop simultaneously within them.

Her major solo exhibitions were held at Tomio Koyama Gallery in 2016, Wilkinson Gallery, London in 2015 and 2012, Marc Foxx Gallery, LA in 2011 and Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen in 2010. Her major group exhibitions include “The Way of Painting” (Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, 2014), “The New International 2014” (Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2014), “Towada Art Center 5th Anniversary Exhibition: flowers” (Towada Art Center, Aomori, 2013), “Body Language” (Saatchi Gallery, London, 2013), “Pathos and Small Narratives” (Gana Art Center, Seoul, 2011), “Pretty Baby” (Modern Art Museum, Modern Art museum, Fort Worth, TX, 2007), “MATRIX213: Some forgotten place” (Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA).

Kudo’s paintings have been acquired by the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Olbricht Collection (Germany), Saatchi Collection (London), Flowerman Collection, the Japan Foundation and the RyutaroTakahashi Collection (Tokyo). Her monograph “Turning” was published in 2012 from Tomio Koyama Gallery.

Ryan McGinley

Ryan McGinley was born in Ramsey, USA in 1977. Lives and works in New York. He graduated from B.F.A. in Graphic Design, Parsons School of Design, New York. He has shown his works in a vast number of exhibitions in the world. His major solo exhibitions include “The Kids Are Alright”(The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2003), “New Photographs”(MOMA PS1, New York, 2004), “Laboratorio 987: Entre Nosotros”(Museo de Arte Contemporá neo de Castilla y León, Spain, 2005), “Project Space”(Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria, 2006), “Magic Magnifier: Photographs 1998 to 2013”(Daelim Museum, Seoul, 2013), “Ryan McGinley: BODY LOUD!”(Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, 2016) and “The Four Seasons”(Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy, 2016). Tomio Koyama Gallery and 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery concurrently held his solo exhibitions in 2012, his first in Japan. His works are included in numerous public collections including Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, USA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (USA), Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (USA), Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (Washington D.C., USA) .
For more information on the artist, please see the following URL.
http://ryanmcginley.com/