Tomoo Gokita


Born in Tokyo, Japan, 1969.

Lives in Tokyo, Japan.


Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, California.
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. PEEKABOO.
McNamara Art Projects, Hong Kong. HOTEL PARAISO.

Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. Beauty.
Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. Holy Cow.

Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. Out of Sight.

Bill Brady Gallery, Miami, Florida. Damage Control.
Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Bésame Mucho.

Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Sakura, Japan.
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.

Bill Brady Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri. Secret Life.
Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. Variety Show.

Aliceday Gallery, Brussels, Belgium. Funland.
ATM Gallery, NYC, NY. Wildest Dreams.
Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. (with Erik Parker)

Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, California. Heaven. ATM Gallery, NYC, NY. Champion Carnival.

Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. Tomoo Gokita.

Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, California. Vanity Drunko.

ATM Gallery, NYC, NY. Drunko.

Gallery Trax, Yamanashi, Japan. Finger Prince.

Kyoto Art Zone, Kyoto, Japan. Black Gainers.

Kirin Plaza Osaka and Nadif Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. Oh! Tengoku.

Yasu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. Merrow Master Cuts Vol. 2.

Shibuya Parco Gallery, Nagoya Parco Gallery, and Fukuoka Atrium, Japan. Lingerie Wrestling.


Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama. Third Space/Shifting Conversations About Contemporary Art.

Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana. A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum, and Tomoo Gokita.

Bill Brady/KC, Kansas City, Missouri. “OK, I’ll rename it”: Tomoo Gokita, Todd James, KAWS, Erik Parker.

Kawaguchiko Museum of Art, Yamanashi, Japan. Wonderful My Art.

Bill Brady KC, Kansas City, Missouri. East West Shift to the Middle Part II.
Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Sakura, Japan. The Unseen Relationship: Form and Abstraction.

Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo, Japan. Black and White.
Kyoto International Manga Museum, Kyoto, Japan. Akatsuka Fujio Manga University Exhibition.
Garage Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia. New York Minute Moscow.
ZieherSmith, NYC, NY. GUMPTION.
Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California. Gateway: Japan.
Royal/T, Los Angeles, California. FACEMAKER.
Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo, Japan. Rinus van de Velde / Tomoo Gokita / Hiroki Tsukuda.

Foxy Production, NYC, NY. The Pencil Show.
Gallery Target, Tokyo, Japan. The Osara Show – Plate Painting by Four Artists.
Foxy Production, NYC, NY. Baker, Braunig, Gokita, Hopkins.
OHWOW, Miami, Florida. It Ain’t Fair.
Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney, Australia. Disorder Disorder – Ulterior Motives in Contemporary Art.
Saatchi Gallery, London, England. The Franks-Suss Collection.

Aliceday Gallery, Brussels, Belgium. Bande Annonce II.
The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan. VOCA 2009: The Vision of Contemporary Art.
OHWOW, Miami, Florida. Stages.
Macro Future Museum, Rome, Italy. New York Minute.
House of Campari Presents, NYC, NY. Defining a Moment: 25 New York Artists.
People at Samson Projects, Boston, Massachusetts. Ambivalent Figuration.
Andreas Melas Presents, Athens, Greece. Mail Order Monsters.
Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey. Collected Visions.

Journal Gallery, NYC, NY. Cabinet of Curiosities.
Andreas Melas Presents, Athens, Greece. Macronauts.
Deitch Projects, NYC, NY. Mail Order Monsters.
Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany. Mail Order Monsters.
Aliceday Gallery, Brussels, Belgium. Summer Group Show.

Gallery Trax, Yamanashi, Japan. Trax Selection.

ATM Gallery, NYC, NY. Remarkable Hands.
Dinter Fine Art, NYC, NY. Stranger Town.

Super Deluxe, Tokyo, Japan. Psionic Distortion.

New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Lead Poisoning.
Gallery Rocket, Tokyo, Japan. Jungle LP Show.

The Coningsby Gallery, London, England. East Meets West.
Record Shop ‘LOS APSON’, Tokyo, Japan. Tomoo Gokita LP Exhibition??.

Speak For Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. Group Exhibition.

P-House Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. NYORO-TEN.


Tran, John L., Tomoo Gokita: Exposing the underbelly of pop culture, THE JAPAN TIMES, 22 May 2018.

Garreffa, Nirvana, The Surreal Paintings of Tomoo Gokita Inspired by Vintage Playboys, HYPEBEAST, 28 January 2018.

Bogojev, Sasha, Tomoo Gokita's “Beauty” @ Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, JUXTAPOZ, 17 October 2017.

Dinter, Ingrid, What You Don't Know About Two Great New York Art Shows: Misaki Kawai at The Hole and Tomoo Gokita at Mary Boone, WHITEHOT MAGAZINE, October 2016.

Staff, Interview: Tomoo Gokita, SHIKIMEI, November 2016.

Smith, Roberta, Tomoo Gokita, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 21 October 2016, p. C22.

Ng, Elaine W., Tomoo Gokita: One Thousand Shades of Gray, ART ASIA PACIFIC, July/August 2015, pp. 60-69.

Rian, Jeff, Visual Essay: Introducing the World of Tomoo Gokita, PURPLE FASHION, September 2014, pp. 505-512.

Masushio, Taro, Tomoo Gokita Exhibition, SHIFT (Japan), April 2014.

Laster, Paul, Tomoo Gokita, TIME OUT NEW YORK, 6-12 February 2014, p. 32.

Rawlings, Ashley, Where I Work: Tomoo Gokita, ART ASIA PACIFIC, March-April 2011.

Taft, Catherine, Tomoo Gokita/Honor Fraser, ARTFORUM, February 2010, p. 210.

Knight, Christopher, Tomoo Gokita at Honor Fraser Gallery, LOS ANGELES TIMES, 27 November 2009.

Laster, Paul, New York Minute: 60 Artists on the New York Scene, FLAVORPILL, October 2009.

Rosenberg, Karen, Tomoo Gokita ‘Champion Carnival’, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 24 April 2009.

Brennan, Drury, Tomoo Gokita: The Grayscale Pleasure of Altered Domesticity, FLAUNT, Number 104, 2009.

Eaker, Adam, One to Watch: Tomoo Gokita, ARTKRUSH, June 2008.

Goodrich, John, NEW YORK SUN, 13 September 2007.

Dambrot, Shana Nys, MODERN PAINTERS, June 2007, p. 113.

Taft, Catherine, Tomoo Gokita: Vanity Drunko, ART REVIEW, June 2007, p. 150.

Renzi, Jen, HOUSE AND GARDEN, June 2007, p. 120. C.A., On the Walls Now: Vanity Drunko, Tomoo Gokita, FRONTIERS, May 2007.

Fowler, Brendan, Tomoo Gokita, ANP QUARTERLY, Number 9, 2007.

Grayson, Kathy, Tomoo Gokita, THE JOURNAL, Number 21, 2007, pp. 90-100.

Coomer, Martin, Introducing: Tomoo Gokita, MODERN PAINTERS, December 2006-January 2007, pp. 82-83.

Smith, Roberta, Tomoo Gokita, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 15 September 2006.

Smith, Roberta, Stranger Town: Invading Genres Breach the Art World’s Porous Borders, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 9 March 2005.

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