The Jean Pigozzi Collection Of Contemporary Japanese Art

Ayakoh Furukawa

Ayakoh Furukawa

Education :


M.F.A in painting, Hunter College, New York


B.F.A. in painting, Hunter College, New York


The Art Students League of New York, (awarded Merit Scholarship)


A.A. in painting, Los Angeles Valley College, California

Solo Exhibitions:


Can Art Be A Forma of Prayer, onetwentyeight Gallery, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions in the U.S.:


JAPANCONGO, Le Magasin - Centre National d Art Contemporain, Grenoble; The Garage Center For Contemporary Culture, Moscow; Palazzo Reale, Milan


Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Chelsea, Chelsea, NY

Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, sponsored by Marlborough Gallery, Shanghai, China

Became a member of Artist Pension Trust

MEHR GALLERY TWO PERSON SHOW, with Ai Shinohara, Chelsea, NY

Curated Me, Art, and the World, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY.

Making a Home:33 Contemporary Japanese Artists in NY, Japan Society, New York,

The Feminine Mystique, Jersey City Museum, New Jersey

Womens Voice, Womens Vision, St. Marks Church, New York


Thesis Exhibition, Hunter College Times Square Gallery

Art Fair: The Evening of Art & Talk, Tenri Cultural Institute of New York

Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York


Contemporary & Traditional: Two Aspects of Jaa, NYCoo Gallery, New York

Reverie: Visions of Mystery, 58 Gallery, Jersey City, New NJ

CUNY Arts Gala: Fiction, Film, Poetry, and Video, Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center of CUNY


East Wind in the Stroll Garden, Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY


Summer Festival Art Student Show, Ise Cultural Foundation (2005 receives Commendation, 2006 receives Janet Koplos Juror Award)


Dialog I, II-RENKA, Consulate General of Japan, New York

The Bartha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, New York


911 Tribute Exhibition, Gallery 128, New York

Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, New York


Collage & Assemblage, The Art Students League of New York


Annual Exhibition of Japanese Artists Association of New York, Inc. (1999 Broom Street Gallery,

New York, 2000 New Century Gallery, NY, 2001~2007, Tenri Cultural Institute of New York)

Apocalypse 1999, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY.

Solo and Selected Group Exhibitions in Japan:


Two-person Exhibition with Taeko Higuchi, Gallery Yamato, Osaka Japan


(awarded Osaka Twenty-First Century Association Award)

Solo Exhibition, Gallery Yamato, Osaka Japan

1995 -96

Annual Exhibition of Shingeijutsu Kyokai (1995 Osaka Municipal Museum of Art and Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 1996 Kyoto Art Center)


Solo Exhibition, Gallery Ichi, Osaka, Japan


Eric Bryant, Reviews Making a Home, ARTnews, December Issue, 2007

Karen Rosenberg, Willingly or Unwillingly Calling New York Their Home, The New York

Times, Nov. 9, 2007 Benjamin Genocchio, Feminine, but Not Much to Explain the Mystique, The New York Times, Nov.18, 2007

Robert C. Morgan, Making a Home: Japanese Contemporary Artists in New York, The

Brooklyn Rail, November Issue, 2007

Art: Making A Home, The New Yorker, Oct. 29, 2007

John Haber, Feminism in the Singular, Harbers Art Review, October, 2007

Dan Bischoff, Many faces, many forms, Jersey City exhibit showcases thoughtful reaction to feminism, The Star Ledger, Sep.30, 2007

Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, The Problem that Has No Name, the catalog of Feminine Mystique Exhibition Jersey CityMuseum, 2007

Eric C. Shiner, Loss in Lead, the catalog of Making a Home Exhibition, Japan Society, 2007