Okano Masato

Violent Art Made in NYC.

Biography

Shows

2019

Five Point Festival at Brooklyn Expo Center (Brooklyn, NY)/
Artexpo New York at Pier 92 (New York, NY)/
Group Exhibition “GxBxT x Masato Okano Art Show” at 3rd Ethos Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) /
Solo Exhibition “Violent Art” at 3rd Ethos Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)

2018

DesignerCon 2018 at Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, CA) /
Group Exhibition “Outside the Box” at 3rd Ethos Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) /
Group Exhibition “Hang It or Sk8 It Exhibition” at 3rd Ethos Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) /
Five Point Festival at Brooklyn Expo Center (Brooklyn, NY) /
Artexpo New York at Pier 94 (New York, NY) /
Group Exhibition “Run Through the Jungle – Street Art Group Show” at 3rd Ethos Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)

2017

Solo Exhibition “Masato Okano Art Extravaganza” at Bar Matchless (Brooklyn, NY) /
Group Exhibition “Rock! Away!” at SBC Studio (Brooklyn, NY)

2016

Solo Exhibition “Skull” at Gallery of Hakaba (Tokyo, Japan)

2015

A4 Art Project (Tokyo) / Enoden Ensenten (Kanagawa Prefecture) / MAKING A SCENE Chigasaki ART free Party (Kanagawa Prefecture / Chigasaki City ) / Maruei (Aichi Prefecture / Nagoya City )

2014

Nakano Jin-Ya Art Gallery (Nagano Prefecture / Nakano City ) / Shibuya PARCO part3 Gallery X (Tokyo) / M’s Gallery (Kagoshima Prefecture / Kagoshima City) / YONABE Gallery (Kanagawa Prefecture / Yokohama City)

2013

GALLERIA DAIKANYAMA (Tokyo) / YONABE Gallery (Kanagawa Prefecture / Yokohama City) / Spectrum Art Fair(New York, NY) / Affordable Art Fair New York(New York, NY) / Fountain Art Fair at the Armory New York(New York, NY) / Grass Roots “Butsu” exhibition (Kanagawa Prefecture / Yokohama City) / GALLERIA DAIKANYAMA (Tokyo)

2012

GALLERIA HARAJUKU (Tokyo) / YUSAN (Kanagawa Prefecture / Yokosuka City) / Gallery Fudoki (Chiba Prefecture / Ichikawa City) / Fountain Art Fair (New York, NY) / M’s Gallery (Kagoshima Prefecture / Kagoshima City) / Kagoshima Jingu (Shrine) (Kagoshima Prefecture / Kokubu City)

2011

Hotel Kyosera (Kagoshima Prefecture / Kokubu City) / Kamakura-yama Club (Kanagawa Prefecture / Kamakura City) / Art Expo Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) / Gallery T (Kanagawa Prefecture / Fujisawa City) / ORIENT 2011 at ASEAN-JAPAN CENTRE (Tokyo) / SPC Gallery (Tokyo) / Chigasaki City Museum of Art (Kanagawa Prefecture / Chigasaki City)

2010

ORIENT 2010 at ASEAN-JAPAN CENTRE (Tokyo) / Gallery Namiki (Tokyo) / HOT ART FAIR (Switzerland) / ART EXPO (New York, NY) / GINZA Gallery (Tokyo)

2009

RED DOT ART FAIR (Miami, FL) / You Gallery (Kanagawa Prefecture / Kamakura City) / Mitsukoshi Gallery (Kagoshima Prefecture / Kagoshima City) / The Wing Luke Asian Museum (Seattle, WA)

2008

Aun Gallery (Kagoshima Prefecture / Kanoya City) / Saikou Gallery (Kanagawa Prefecture / Yokohama City)

2007

Mitsui Gallery (Kanagawa Prefecture / Yokohama City) / Planet Lounge Gallery (Kanagawa Prefecture / Yokosuka City) /556 Gallery (Kochi Prefecture / Shimanto City) / Edoya Gallery (Shizuoka Prefecture / Ito City)

Media coverage

2019

Tattoo Magazine
The New Yorker
Tattoodo
Rolling Stone

2018

OPENLETR
Spectrum NEWS NY1
Static Multimedia
Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives
greenpointers.com

2017

Discogs

2016

Japan Culture NYC

Awards and Recognitions

2012

Seikou design award from the President of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly (Japan) / Appreciation from Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

2009

Seikou design award from Ginsaidou corporation (Japan) / Seikou design award from the President of the House of Councilors (Japan)

2007

Rookie of the Year at Seikou Competition(Japan) / Seikou design award from Chouzai corporation (Japan)

Commissioned Works

2010

Commissioned to paint religious painting at the Myoenji (Temple) located in Kagoshima Prefecture / Kagoshima City

2007

Commissioned to paint religious painting at the Gandenji (Temple) located in Kanagawa Prefecture / Zushi City

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