Oscar Oiwa

    Attributes

    • Male
    • Painter

    About the artist

    Oscar Oiwa was born in Brazil as son of Japanese immigrants, he received his B.F.A. (1989) from the School of Architecture and Urbanism, São Paulo University.

    Oiwa absorbed influences from comic books, art, and magazines throughout his youth, as well as the urban environment of his birthplace. He experienced contemporary art during this time in nearby galleries and as an assistant at the São Paulo Art Biennial.

    He held his first solo exhibition while he was still in college and thereafter participated in the 21st São Paulo Art Biennial (1991). He currently lives and works in New York City, though his artwork has been exhibited worldwide.

    He has had nearly 60 solo exhibitions since 1990 including Arizona State University Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, Takamatsu City Museum and Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro. Selected public collections: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Mori Art Museum, Toyota Municipal Museum, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Phoenix Museum of Art, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, among others. He is represented in São Paulo by Nara Roesler Gallery, in Tokyo by Artfront Gallery, in Beijing by BTAP+Tokyo Gallery, in Seoul by Keumsan Gallery, in Paris by Agathe Helion Galerie and in Hong Kong by Connoisseur Contemporary among others.. Selected public and important collections: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Mori Museum of Art, Tokyo; Phoenix Museum of Art, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, among others. He is represented in São Paulo by Nara Roesler Gallery, in Tokyo by Artfront Gallery, in Beijing by BTAP+Tokyo Gallery, in Seoul by Keumsan Gallery, in Paris by Agathe Helion Galerie and in Hong Kong by Connoisseur Contemporary among others.

    Source: Wikipedia

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