Aya Ito

  • ©︎Aya Ito, photo by Sachiko Abe
  • ©︎Aya Ito Photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • ©︎Aya Ito, photo by Sachiko Abe
  • ©︎Aya Ito, photo by Sachiko Abe
  • Installation view from “Sleeping Stone" at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2017 ©︎Aya Ito Photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Sleeping Stone" at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2017 ©︎Aya Ito Photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Sleeping Stone" at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2017 ©︎Aya Ito Photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “THE HOLE” at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 © Aya Ito photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “THE HOLE” at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 © Aya Ito photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “THE HOLE” at 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2015 © Aya Ito photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • 穴 SizeXS THE HOLE SizeXS 2015 oil on canvas 114 × 273 cm (18 pieces, each size:38 × 45.5 cm) ©Aya Ito
  • 伊藤彩 Aya Ito 穴 SizeXS THE HOLE SizeXS(detail) 2015 Oil on canvas 38 × 45.5 cm © Aya Ito
  • 伊藤彩 Aya Ito 穴 SizeXS THE HOLE SizeXS(detail) 2015 Oil on canvas 38 × 45.5 cm © Aya Ito
  • Installation view from “Really Realistic Reality” at The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Japan, 2015 © Aya Ito photo by Koji Nagaoka
  • Installation view from “Really Realistic Reality” at The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Japan, 2015 © Aya Ito photo by Koji Nagaoka
  • Installation view from “Really Realistic Reality” at The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Japan, 2015 © Aya Ito photo by Koji Nagaoka
  • Installation view from “Really Realistic Reality” at The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Japan, 2015 © Aya Ito photo by Koji Nagaoka
  • 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 canvas 91.0 x 116.5 cm ©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 received MFA from Department of Painting, Graduate School of Art, Kyoto City University of Arts. She lives and works in Ireland. Ito received the Suntory award at “Art Camp in Kunst-Bau 2007” (Suntory Museum, Osaka), the Shu Uemura Prize and the Judge’s Prize (Yuko Hasegawa) at “Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2011”. Her major group exhibitions include “VOCA 2010” (The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, 2010), and “RESONANCE” (Suntory Museum, Osaka, 2010), “Really Realistic Reality” (The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, 2015). She has recently presented work at “AYA ITO & ATSUSHI KAGA IT HAPPENS TO BE” (Pallas Projects/Studios, Ireland) in July 2017.

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

Solo exhibitions

2017 "Sleeping Stone" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2015 “THE HOLE” 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2014 CAPSULE, Tokyo
2012 “Hahaha at Hyperspeed” Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto
2011 "Smelling Mildly" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2010 "TKG Project #2" Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto
2009 "Naturally J" Art Jam Contemporary, Tokyo

Group exhibitions

2017 "AYA ITO & ATSUSHI KAGA IT HAPPENS TO BE" Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin, Ireland
“Rokko Meets Art 2017” Mt. Rokko, Kobe, Japan
2015 "Really Realistic Reality" The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Japan
2013 "Cho-Kyoto 2013, Contemporary Art @ Today's Machiya in Kyoto" Today's Machiya in Kyoto, Model House Exhibition Place KYOMO
"D Art Biennale 3rd exhibition" Daitec Sakae, Aichi, Japan
2012 "TOKYO FRONTLINE 2012" 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo
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
2010 "Resonance" Suntory Museum, Osaka
"VOCA 2010" The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
2009 "Art Award Tokyo" Gyoukou Chika Gallery, Tokyo
2008 "Montblanc Young Artist Patronage in Japan" Montblac GINZA, Tokyo
2007 "Art Camp in Kunst-Bau" Suntory Museum, Osaka

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