• Giorama of 'The Hole' s painting 2015
  • Daydreaming boy h.76.5×w.53×d.97cm styrofoam, paper clay, wood glue gesso 2010
  • Giorama of 'The Hole' s painting 2015
  • Monster of wheat 50×50 cm oil on canvas 2016
  • Tell-chan h.45×w.25 cm ceramic 2014
  • She has golden balls h.170×w.227 cm oil and crayon on canvas 2012
  • self-portrait h.45.5×w.38 cm oil on canvas 2016
  • The Hole h.5×w.21 m oil on canvas 2015

Aya Ito

Description of my artistic practice

My work of painting and sculpture deals with pre-adolescence sexual desire. My motifs include zombie, ghost, butt hole, excret ion, and nudes. And I compose them disorderly without the traditional perspective.

First, I create small theatrical scenes (size of Barbie doll play) for painting. I use paper clay, ceramic, pieces of paper foam polystyrene, drawings, photography, and ready-made products to create dreams and nightmares of the adolescence. Then I take photographs from different angles, close and far. I pick up few and combine them for painting.
The second, when it is finished I bring back some of the materials for the “scenes” to exhibit them with the paintings.

1987 Born in Wakayama, Japan
2009 B.F.A. Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto
2010 Exchange Student of Royal College of Art, London
2011 M.F.A. Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto
Solo Exhibitions
2017 8/ART GALLERY/Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2016 “I’m Homesick” Pulp Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2015 ”THE HOLE” 8/ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2014 ”Delusion Tragedy”CAPSULE, Tokyo, Japan
2012 ”Hahaha at Hyperspeed” Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto, Kyoto,Japan
2011 ”Smelling Mildly” Tomio KoyamaGallery, Tokyo, Japan
2010 TKG Projest #2, Tomio Koyama Gallery Tokyo, Japan
2009 “Naturally J” ArtJam Contemporary NADDiff a/p/a/r/t ,Tokyo,Japan
“Nukui-kun” Kyoto Geidai Gallery / Kyoto, Japan
“Ito Aya Solo Show” Wakayama Marina City / Wakayama, Japan
Group Exhibitions
2017 “ROKKO MEETS ART 2017” Hyogo, Japan
2015 “Really Realistic Reality” The Museum of Modern Art Wakayama, Wakayama Japan
“Wakayama Salone 2015” Wakayama, Japan
2013 “Shigaraki Art Festival” Shiga, Japan
“Cho-Kyoto 2013, Contemporary Art @ Today’s Machiya in Kyoto” Kyoto, Japan
“D Art Biennale 3rd exhibition” Daitec Sakae, Aichi, Japan
2012 “TOKYO FRONT LINE 2012” 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
2011 “ART AWARD Tokyo Marunouchi 2011” Tokyo, Japan
“ROKKO MEETS ART 2011” Hyogo, Japan
“Cho-Kyoto” Shosei-en Garden Kikoku-tei, Higashihonganji, Kyoto, Japan
2010 “Resonance” Suntory Museum, Osaka, Japan
“VOCA 2010” The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2009 “ART AWARD TOKYO Marunouchi 2009” Gyoko-dory Underground Gallery /Tokyo
“Portfolio Showcase Special” ARTZONE / Kyoto
2008 “Montblanc Young Artist Patrinage in Japan” Montblanc GINZA, Tokyo, Japan
2007 “Art Camp in Kunst-Bau, Suntory Museum, Osaka, Japan
Public collections
Hitotsubashi University
Kyoto Bank
Awards
2011 “Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2011 shu uemura Prize, Judge’s Prize Yuko Hasegawa
2009 “ART AWARD TOKYO Marunouchi 2009” the 2nd Prize
2007 “Art Camp in Kunst-Bau 2007” Suntory Museum Prize