• 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_Holes_Painting
  • Monster_of_wheat_50×50cm_oil_on_canvas_2016
  • Tell-chan_h.45×w.25cm_ceramic_2014
  • She_has_golden_balls_h.170×w.227cm_oil_and_crayon_on_canvas_2012
  • self-portrait_h.45.5×w.38cm_oil_on_canvas_2016
  • The_Hole_h.5×w.21m_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
    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

    Website: http://koyamaartprojects.com/en/artists/aya-ito/ | Contact: ayaitoayaito@gmail.com