AI YAMAGUCHI
b. 1977, Tokyo, Japan. Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.

Ai Yamaguchi, initially trained in textile design, was inspired to paint on various textiles that have since developed into narrative paintings. Most recognized for her depiction of child-like courtesans with long fine hair and round turquoise eyes, she incorporates anime qualities with realism through the traditional Japanese painting style of “flatness”. Her artworks are strongly contemporary, infused with a rare sensitivity inspired by the artistic style of the late 17th century Edo-period, conveying an intensity that transcends time.

Born 1977 in Tokyo. Lives and works in Tokyo.

1995
Entered Women's College of Fine Arts, Department of Crafts (Concentration in Weaving), Kanagawa

1999
Established the group "ninyu works"

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012
“ashita mata”, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

2011
"kumogakure", Aki Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
"hogara hogara", NADiff Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2010
"kiyu", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2008
"hana wa no ni aruyouni / Flowers as they are in the field", Robert & Tilton, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

2007
"yama, haruru", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan  

2006
"E no e : Pictures of Pictures", GR2, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

2004
"Oyasumi", Shaheen Modern & Contemporary Art, Cleveland, U.S.A.
"Haru no yukue", Mizuho Oshiro Gallery, Kagoshima, Japan
"Hana mite kurasu haru", NADiff, Tokyo, Japan (traveled to NADiff bis, Miyagi, Japan)

2003
"Sukutoko", Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, Japan
"Hanabukuro", Viewing Room yoyogi/garage, Tokyo, Japan

2002
"Kinuginu", Gallery Eve, Tokyo, Japan
"Ai Yamaguchi", Giant Robot Store, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
"Ai Yamaguchi", Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2001
"Ominaeshi", NADiff bis, Miyagi, Japan
"Shoumonraifuku", SHIBUYA SEIBU ART GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan

2000
"Haru ni shirarenu hana", NADiff, Tokyo, Japan
"Mokomoko no tsuki", NADiff, Tokyo, Japan
"Kamuro", Salon Sui, Ishikawa, Japan

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011
"ZIPANGU - 31 sprited artists cuttieng through new territories of Japanese contemporary art", Takashimaya Nihonbashi exhibition Hall (8F), Tokyo (traveled to Osaka, Kyoto, Japan)

2009
"November Steps -Susan Phillipsz & Gallery Artists-", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2008
"Macrocosm", Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
"Off the Rails", Mizuma and One Gallery, Beijing, China

2006
"DO NOT STACK", Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
"2006 Group show", Mizuho Oshiro Gallery, Kagoshima, Japan
"Fiction@Love", Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, China (traveled to Singapore Art Museum, Singapore) 

2005
"take art collection 2005", Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan
"Untitled", Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
"A -lunch", AXIS Gallery ANNEX, Tokyo, Japan

2004
"EYE OF THE NEEDLE", Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
"Fiction. Love-Ultra New Vision in Contemporary Art", Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taiwan
"OFFICINA ASIA", Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy

2003
"Still Waters", Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

2002
"Kageki Metonymics", Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, U.S.A.