2017

My paintings are selected toThe 22nd Osaka ArtMove.

第22回大阪アートムーブコンペティションで私の作品がご覧頂けます。是非お越し下さい。

 

於:大阪府立江之子島文化芸術創造センター

期間:5月9日(火)〜5月14日(日)

 


 One day art event with fellow artists at Studio 34 Building.

 

Studio 34 Group Show

3.16.17/ 6-9pm

In conjunction with LIC Open Gallery Night

 

34-01 38th Ave. 4th Floor

Long Island City

 Between 34th and 35th ST

 


2016

Japanese Artist Association of New York

Annual Exhibition

at Tenri Gallery 

in GreenwichVillage

 

 

 

 

This organization was founded in 1972!!

Single artist-run organization in the US.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ayakoh Furukawa-Leonart
Solo Exhibition
June 15 - June 26, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday June 17, 2016, from 6 to 8 pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 1-7 pm
Last Day: until 5 pm.
 
 
Gallery onetwentyeight is pleased to announce the opening of the solo exhibition: Can Art Be A Form of Prayer? by Ayakoh Furukawa-Leonart.
Her recent life-sized drawings dealing with social issues will be exhibited.
"Perhaps my art is not sophisticated. 
My work has nothing to do with digital gadgets and even less to do with digital media.  
I have always been able to draw what I see; what I think.
You may think that my work is conceptually naive.
However, I enjoy freedom of expressing my interests and concerns without being bounded by my Master of Fine Arts degree. 
I believe that Art should reflect humanity and  will eventually return to "human hands" after fashions and designs.
Once I drew a piece of wisdom in a fortune cookie that I found with Chinese take-out food several years ago. 
The message was 'You shake the world in a quiet way’.  It has always stayed in my mind.  
I wonder if my art can shake this world in a quiet way.  Can art be a form of prayer?"
-----Ayakoh Furukawa-Leonart
 About the image above
Ayakoh Furukawa-Leonart  "My Brother Don’t You Dare Lay Down Your Life (part of the work), 2016 
 
Ayakoh Furukawa-Leonart (a.k.a. Ayakoh Furukawa) originally from Japan lives and works in New York.
She holds both BFA and MFA degrees from Hunter College, the City University of New York.
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My two text drawings/calligrams are on the view at this art fair.

 

FRIDGE ART FAIR  in LES

MAY 709, 2016


International Art Bridge member exhibition

@ Gallery Irohani, Sakai city in Osaka, Japan

April 15~27, 2016

This is the first time group show in Japan in a long time since I left Japan in 2000.  

I look forward to see artists in my hometown.

2000年にニューヨークに移ってから初めての展覧会参加です。郷里の大阪府堺市を拠点とする国際アートブリッジのメンバー展です。

堺市の山之口商店街内にあるギャラリーいろはに

於いて開催。

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Citi Bank Building in Long Island City

March 1-31, 2016

 

My hamsters are selected for this opportunity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LICArtists group show at

Atlantic Gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan.

 February 9-20, 2016

 

 

Atlantic Gallery

548W 28th ST, Suite 540

Gallery Hours

Tues-Sat. 12-6 pm

Thurs. evenings 6-8 pm

 

I will show two muslim women praying for peace.  The drawings are done by text from the poem by Akiko Yosano.


2015

My drawings from 100 Crying Animals are selected!

Come Enjoy Our Dog Shows!

Show Dates: Saturday, November 7 - Sunday, December 6, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 74-6PM

 

WAH BRIDGES TO MAN’S BEST FRIEND: “DOG”

2 -D Works in the Small Gallery

 With Special Guest Artists:
William Wegman: Internationally known photographer for his Weimaraners
Eric Ginsburg: Internationally known for his portrait of Dogs

 Curated by Yuko Nii

 

      

      

Top Row: Ayakoh Furukawa, Drema Montgomery, Keaton Vanderwerff
Middle Row: Julie Joy Saypoff
Bottom Row: Fred Gutzeiti, Kathlyn Wilson, Evan Schwartz

About WAH Bridges Dog:
“Man’s Best Friend” has always been the phrase that captures the outpouring of care and affection that we feel and display towards our furry little comrade, the dog. In our small gallery, we are exhibiting two dimensional works that depict "Man's Best Friend." including painting, drawing, watercolor, print, and photography, along with the works by our “Special Guest Artist," the internationally known photographer, William Wegman and the internationally known painter Eric Ginsburg.

       

Photographs by William Wegman and Paintings by Eric Ginsberg


Participating Artists in WAH Bridges Dog:
Kyle Anthony, Andranik Aroutiounian, Jenny, Belin, Kira Birney, Karen Cintron, Carlos Couto, Steven David, Sarah Davis, Alexandra Di Luccia, Debra Friedkin, Jeffrey Friedkin, Ayakoh Furukawa, Fred Gutzeit, Iku Higuchi, Halona Hilbertz, Yuko K., Eric Lau, Barbara Lubliner, David Marrell, Drema Montgomery, Shuto Okayasu, Julie Eisenberg Pittman, Renee Porfido, Tina Psoinos, Alanna Rivera, Julie Joy Saypoff, Evan Schwartz, Marlelis Seyler, Robert Tagle, Janice Tieken, Rumi Tsuda, Jania Vanderwerff, Keaton Vanderwerff,  Kathlyn Wilson

Long Island City Artists

at the Falchi

Members Salon Exhibition

October 3-31, 2015

The space is open on Sat & Sun, 12-6 pm


Falchi building

31-00  47th Street, LIC

more info:  www.licartists.org


I am standing with my husband in front of the drawings of a born-artist piglets who resists to be bacon. 

****Works are on sale.

自作のドローイングの前で、旦那と。

アーティストとして生まれた子豚がベーコンにはなりたくないと訴えてる絵です。


Raciality  

at gallery onetwentyeight

I am very honored that I could join this exhibition.  My art is my voice about the issue.  My voice is not loud but quietly shakes your heat.  I made three small drawing of Little Red Riding Hood : Hispanic, While and Black girls.

Gallery's press release says:

What is the racial reality of life today?  It does seem to be a different experience of you're black rather than white in this country.  It does seem this way.  But we are just one race--The Human Race.

人種問題に問題提起するテーマのグループ展です。私はヒスパニック、白人、黒人の赤ずきんちゃんを書いてみました。顔の表情に静かな反骨精神を込めて。


Japanese Artists Association of New York: The 43rd Annual Exhibition.

I found this association in 1998 while I was visiting New York for the group show in SOHO.  They accepted me as a member in 1999.  I had been an active member for 10 years and had been an president for last two years.  I left the Association in 2009 and returned this year!  I think it is very important to know that you are a member of Japanese Art Community.  Most importantly it is very important to know Japanese Artists who have survived in this New York art scene more than 50 years!  I respect them.    The Association gave me "The Keizo Suyemura Award" who had lived as an artist in New York and died last year.  This is very honorable award.

1998年にこの協会のことをしり、翌年メンバーにしていただきました。それから10年メンバーとして参加し、最後の2年は会長の仕事も経験しました。2009年に退会し、今年復帰しました。”末村敬三”賞という栄えある賞まで頂いて感無量です。


Please open my resume to know the event before 2015