Education

2007 Master of Fine Arts Hunter College of The City University of New York

2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Hunter College of The City University of New York

2000-02 The Art Students League of New York, (awarded Merit Scholarship)

1993 Associate degree in  Two Dimensional Studio Art, Los Angeles Valley College, California,  

 

Exhibitions

2017

The 2nd Annual Fall Salon Exhibition, The Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY Nov.16~Dec.3

International Art Bridge Exhibition: Cereblating the 50th anniversary of the sister city relationship with Berkeley CA and Sakai Osaka, Sakai City Museum and Gallery IROHANI, Osaka Sakai, October 12~25

The 45th Annual Exhibition of Japanese Artists Association on New York, Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY September 1-15

Osaka Art Move, Osaka Prefectural Institution of Enokojima Art Culture and Creative Center, Osaka Japan  May 9-14

23 Artists at Studio 34 Gallery Group Show, Long Island City, NY  March 16

 

2016

Japanese Artist Association of New York, 44th Annual Group Exhibition, Tenri Cultural Institute, New York

Solo Exhibition:Can Art Be A Form of Prayer? , Gallery Onetwentyeight/128, New York

Studio 34 Group Exhibition, Studio 34 Gallery, LIC, NY

Fridge Art Fair by The Fridge Freeze Project and Angle Orensanz Foudation, New York

Community Cases 2016 sponsored by LICArtists Inc., Citigroup Building, LIC, NY

 

Over the Bridge II: Long Island City Artists Group Exhibition, Atlantic Gallery, Chelsea New York

 

2015

The 43rd Annual Exhibition of Japanese Artists Association on New York, Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY

"Raciality", gallery onetwentyeight, New York, NY

"Summer Show Rules", gallery onetwentyeight, New York, NY

Long Island City Artist Association member Juried Exhibition curated by Jorge Posada , The Falchi Building, Long Island City, NY

Studio 34 Group Exhibition in conjunction with LIC Arts Open, Long Island City, NY

"The Human Form" Juried Exhibition, Fort Tilden art exhibition space, by Rockaway Artists Alliance, Far Rockaway, NY

 

2014

"Bite the Apple:Tall Tale", Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY
Studio 34 Artist Group Exhibition, Studio 34 Long Island City, NY
Long Island Arts Open

"Kaiju/Monster Art Exhibition," RESOBOX, Long Island City, NY

 

2013
Long Island Artists Association Independent Group Show, Studio 34, Long Island City
"Off the Queensboro Bridge, Meet Asian Artists in L.I.C. ", RESOBOX, Long Island City, NY

Fundraise Exhibition for the Museum of Motherhood, New York, NY 

Sumi-e: the Way of the Brush by Metro-NY Sumie Society, The City College of NY, Community Art Galley, New York, NY

ISE NY Art Search 2013, Ise Cultural Foundation, New York, NY
"Grils", C.C.C.P Gallery, Brooklyn NY
"Who Was Not Created By A Woman, Ayakoh Furukawa Solo Exhibiton", RESOBOX, Long Island City, NY

Oiahii Natsu/Attractive Summer: paper plate art exhibition, Gallery Sans Quoi Gallery, Okayama, Japan

2012
Bluedata International Fine Art Exhibition 2012, New York, NY
Holiday Show, Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York, NY

Enso Project Performance II, RESOBOX, Long Island City, NY *Performance 

LICArts Open, Reis Studios, Long Island City, NY
"25 Years", Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York, NY
Drawing Matters, Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York, NY
Sakura Saita Mata Saita, Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York, NY *Performance 

New City Art Fair, hpgrp Gallery New York 

Enso Project I, RESOBOX, Long Island City, NY * Performance
Words Become Air, Long Island City Artists group exhibition, LIC, NY
Reality Hurts, Kiwa Salon, New York NY

 

2011
"Planet Alert", Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York, NY
LIC Arts Open, Reis Studios, LIC, NY

Artists Rescue Team for Japan, Williamsburg Art Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY 

We Are One, Gallery 61 at New York Institute of Technology, New York 

Art For Japan,Ise Cultural Foundation, New York, NY

 

2010
Photographing Woodlawn, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx NY
The Art of Captivity “Part Two”, Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY

Ayakoh Furukawa Solo Exhibition:Text Drawings & Other Projects in National Women’s History Month, Art Touch Collection, Greenwich, CT

LIC Armory Fest: Concerto of Illumination,M55 Art, Long Island City, NY


2009
Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY

Selected Contemporary Works from the Permanent Collection Exhibition, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY 

Small Works, Big Ideas, APW Gallery, LIC, NY

The Exhibition of Emerging Artists Supported by Ise Cultural Foundation hosted at Tamada Projects Temporary Contemporary, Tokyo Japan

 

2008
"Making a Home: 33 Contemporary Japanese Artists in NY", Japan Society, New York,

"The Feminine Mystique, Jersey City Museum, New Jersey 

Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Chelsea, New York

Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, China hosted by Marlborough Chelsea

Works on paper, Cuchifritos Gallery, New York hosted by Artists Alliance Inc.

Women’ s "Voices/ Women’ s Visions", St. Marks Church, New York 

11001 Exhibitions hosted by Long Island City Artists
Art, Me, and the World,Williamsburg Art & Historical Center Brooklyn, NY.
Two Parson Show with Ai Shinohara, Mehr Gallery, Chelsea, NY.
NUTRUREart 2008 Benefit Show, James Cohen Gallery, Chelsea, NY

 

2007
Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery on 57th street, New York

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Hunter College the City University of New York Times Square Gallery, New York
Art Fair: The Evening of Art & Talk,Tenri Cultural Institute of New York 

 

2006
Contemporary & Traditional: Two Aspects of JAA, NYCoo Gallery, New York
Reverie: Visions of Mystery, 58 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
CUNY Arts Gala: Fiction, Film, Poetry, and Video,
Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center of CUNY

 

2005
East Wind in the Stroll Garden, Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY 

 

2005~2006
Summer Festival Art Student Show, Ise Cultural Foundation (’05 receives Commendation, ’06 receives Janet Koplos Juror Award)

 

2004
Dialog I, II-RENKA, Consulate General of Japan, New York
BFA Degree Exhibition, Hunter College The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, New York 2002
911 Tribute Exhibition, Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York
The Art Students League of New York, Merit Scholarship recipients Exhibition, Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, New York

 

2001
Collage & Assemblage, The Art Students League of New York
1999-2008 Annual Exhibition of Japanese Artists Association of New York, Inc. (1999 Broom Street Gallery, New York, 00’ New Century Gallery, NY, 2001~2008 Tenri Cultural Institute of New York) 

 

1999   Apocalypse 1999, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY.

1998   Two-person Exhibition with Taeko Higuchi, Gallery Yamato, Osaka Japan   1997   Juried Group Exhibition at Osaka Contemporary Art Center (awarded Osaka Twenty-First Century Association Award) Solo Exhibition, Gallery Yamato, Osaka Japan   1995-6   Annual Exhibition of Shingeijutsu Kyokai (1995 Osaka Municipal Museum of Art and Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 1996’Kyoto city Art Center)  1994   Solo Exhibition, Gallery Ichi, Osaka, Japan

Art Activities

Exhibition Management: organization and curation

2015~ Charity Small Work Show at JAAny Annual exhibition, Tenri Cultural Institute

2016 Kumamoto Earthquake Charity Show, Galleryonetwentyeight and Tenri Cultural Institute , New York

2014 Kaiju Exhibition, Resobox Gallery, Long Island City, New York
2013 Off the Queensboro Bridge, Meet Asian Artists in L.I.C. , RESOBOX, Long Island City, 

2012 Sakura Saita Mata Saita: Still the Cherry Blossoms Blooms, organized a charity video and performance art event for the victims by the Great Earthquake in Northern Japan in March 2011

2008  Me, Art and the World Exhibition, Williambsburg Art and Historic center, NY 2002~2008 Japanese Artists Association of New York, Inc Annual Exhibition

Sumi-e  Art Teaching, Workshop and lecture

2011~

Sumi-e Instructor at Resobox , New York

2014~

Sumi-e workshop at summer grogram at Lyceum Kennedy Japanese School, New York2013
Japanese Art from Calligraphy to Manga: Student summer program at Japan Society *History of Choju-giga, Sumi-e lecture and demonstration
BankInk, No Longer Empty Art Exhibition, Long Island City, NY * Sumi-e lecture and demonstration to public
2012
Cherry Blossom Festival at The Museum of Natural History and at Sakura Park, Manhattan New York as a member of New York Sumi-e Society * Sumi-e demonstration
2009
International Contemporary Furniture Fair, Kimono New York Furniture Project, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

 

Membership

 

2008-
Has been a member of selected artists of Artist Pension Trust, NY
2012-
Has been a member of Metro New York Sumi-e Society
1999-2008, 2015~current
Had been a of Japanese Artists Association of New York, Inc. ( Appointed President in 2007 and 2008.)

Publications

Kaoru Komai, " Enso Project, Art Perfomence with Ink Brush Painting", SHUKAN NY SEIKATSU, Nov. 17, 2012, Issue no. 420 LICARTS OPEN, "Festival Guide", May, 2012, This is a booklet for public.
"The Art of Captivity" the catalog, Susan Eley Fine Art, September, 2010

Sankei Info: “100Works by Emerging Artists” ,Sankei Shinbun, December 10, 2009
Michelle Yee, "The dark side of cute", Histories of Violence, a graduate conference at George Mason University, October 18, 2008, <http://culturalstudies.gmu.edu/violence/abstracts.html> Dan Bischoff, “Many faces, many forms, Jersey City exhibit showcases ‘thoughtful’ reaction to feminism", The Star Ledger, Sep.30,’07
Art: “Making A Home”, The New Yorker, Oct. 29, 2007
John Haber, “Feminism in the Singular” ,Harber’s Art Review, October, 2007
Karen Rosenberg, “Willingly or Unwillingly Calling New York Their Home” ,The New York Times, Nov. 9, ‘07
Benjamin Genocchio, “Feminine, but Not Much to Explain the Mystique” ,The New York Times, Nov.18, ‘07
Eric Bryant, “Reviews Making a Home”, ARTnews, December Issue, 2007
Robert C. Morgan, “Making a Home: Japanese Contemporary Artists in New York” ,The Brooklyn Rail, November Issue, 2007
Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, “ The Problem that Has No Name, the catalog of Feminine Mystique Exhibition” ,Jersey City Museum, 2007 Eric C. Shiner, “Loss in Lead”, the catalog of Making a Home Exhibition, Japan Society, 2007
Rica Bando, “ New York Report Vol.46” ,Sep. 13, 2005

Recent On-line publications

Bill Parry, "Motherhood comes to LIC in the form of art,"Long Island City Post, Jan. 15, 2013, <http://licpost.com/2013/01/15/motherhood-comes-to-lic-in-the-form-of-art/> Eric Hathaway, "LIC Arts Review: Reso Box" LIC Spot, Jan, 13, 2013, <http://www.licspot.com/2013/01/13/lic-arts- review-reso-box/Japanese art, design and culture,"Who Was Not Created By A Woman? The vaginal text drawings of Ayakoh Furukawa", Spoon & Tamago, Jan. 08, 2013 <http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2013/01/08/ vaginal-text-drawings-ayakoh- furukawa/>
"Who was not Created By A Woman by Ayakoh Furukawa", Japan U.S. Creatives, Dec. 26, 2012,<http://japanuscreatives.com/profile/Resobox>
"Interview With Painter, Ayakoh Furukawa", Artists In the Studio, Visual artists discuss their work, June 14, 2010, <http://liznyc.wordpress.com/2010/06/14/interview-with-painter-ayakoh-furukawa/>