Tomoaki Ichikawa

WORKS

  • Monster School Lunch, 2014

  • The Seafood Man as St. Sebastian, 2015

  • The Handstand Man, 2012

BIOGRAPHY

1977: Born in Chiba, Japan.
2002: BA Oil Painting, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music
2004: MA Oil Painting, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music

The painter and self-taught sculptor, Tomoaki Ichikawa is best known for his various, original paintings and wooden sculptures of his very own kaijin (monster) and animal characters. Amongst many solo exhibitions, Ichikawa has illustrated the beloved children’s book series, Oroshite Kudasai and Occult Tantei Yoshida no Jitsuwa Kaidan.

TW: @1cyome

[Solo Exhibitions]

2022 maimai 2F ALTERNATIVE SPACE

2021 “3331 ART FAIR 2021” √K Contemporary, Tokyo

2020 Billiken Gallery, Tokyo

2018 “Animal Carvings”, Billiken Gallery, Tokyo

           “To Challenge the 2020”, Kinosho Kikaku, Tokyo

2017 “Animal Portraits”, Billiken Gallery, Tokyo

           “View Point”, LAD gallery, Nagoya

2016 Shinjuku OphthalmologistGANKA Gallery

2014 “The Monster’s Classroom”, LAD gallery, Nagoya

2013 “The World is Mine!”, Billiken Gallery, Tokyo

           “Hitokugiri”, Gallery U, Matsudoshi

[Group Exhibitions]

2022   “√K Collection Winter 2022“, √K Contemporary, Tokyo, Japan 

2021 ”Jinzo Ningen Complex”, Billiken Gallery, Tokyo

           ”√K Collection Summer 2021“, √K Contemporary, Tokyo, Japan 

           “3331 ART FAIR 2021” √K Contemporary, Tokyo

2020 ”Genju Shinwa VII”, Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan, Tokyo

2019 ”Great Gorillas”, Billiken Gallery, Tokyo

           “Art Club Exhibition 3”, Billiken Gallery, Tokyo

           “Genju Shinwa VI”, Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan, Tokyo

2018 ”Cobra 40th Anniversary Exhibition” Span Art Gallery

          “Genju Shinwa V”, Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan, Tokyo

          “Art Club Exhibition 2″, Billiken Gallery, Tokyo

2017 ”Genju Shinwa IV”, Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan, Tokyo

2016 ”Genju Shinwa III”, Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan, Tokyo

          “Zoku・Watashi no Sentimental Dori” Billiken Gallery, Tokyo

          “Songoku to Kaibutsu” Billiken Gallery, Tokyo

          “Geidai×EXPO” EXPO,  Tokyo

2015 ”Genju Shinwa II”, Bunkamura, Tokyo

2014 ”Teruhisa Kitahara Toy Exhibition”, Takamatsu Art Museum, Takamatsu

          “To Paint, To Look” The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo

2012 ”1_WALL”, Guardian Garde, Tokyo

          “GEISAI#17”, Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center Taito-Kan, Tokyo 

          “GEISAI#17 Award Show”, hidari zingaro, Tokyo