EDWIN USHIRO

Education:
2000   Illustration BFA with Honors, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Solo Exhibitions:
2018   Graduation, GR2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017   A Survey: Drawings and Paintings of Strange Things, GR2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016   What Still Glimmers, GR2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015   The Study of Life as Things, GR2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014   Gathering Whispers, GR2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010   At Night, Lights Fell and Loved Ones Returned Home, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
2010   Preceding Sunday, Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009   Softly Encompassing the Womb, LeBasse Projects, Culver City, CA
2008   While Tides Guide You Back Home, Project: Gallery, Culver City, CA
2007   The Cardboard Symphony, Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2019 5th Annual Supersonic Invitational, Spoke Art NYC, New York, NY
2018   GR2 at 15 Years, GR@ Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2018   The 7TH Annual Supersonic Invitational, Spoke Art NYC, New York, NY
2017   4th Annual Exploring The New Contemporary Movement, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Honolulu, HI
2017   Thinkspace Projects Group Show, Scope Miami Beach, Miami, FL
2017   The 6TH Annual Supersonic Invitational, Spoke Art NYC, New York, NY
2016   Silent Wonderment: Exploring the World of Giant Robot, Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2016   Collaboration, Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2016   3th Annual Exploring The New Contemporary Movement, Honolulu Museum of Art School, Honolulu, HI
2015   Giant Robot Biennale IV, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2014   Aggregate (curated by Kirk Pedersen), KP Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2014   HI Society, 7 person group exhibition, The Honolulu Museum of Art, Spalding House, Honolulu, HI
2014   Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2014   SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
2013   Supernatural, 3 person group exhibition, The Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2012   Go with the Flow, Villa Bottini, Lucca, Italy
2012   Giant Robot Biennale III, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2011   Summer Invitational, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY
2011   An Easy Give and Take: A fundraiser for the Japanese Red Cross, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2011   Water Works: A benefit for UNICEF and child victims of the earthquake in Japan, GR2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011   Year of the Labbit, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2011   Art Paris Fair, Saatchi Gallery, Grand Palais, Paris, France
2011   East West Connect, Above Second Gallery, Sai Wan, Hong Kong
2010   Sugi Pop! Anime, Manga, Comics and Their Influence on Contemporary Art, Portsmouth Museum of Art, Portsmouth, NH
2009   Giant Robot Biennale II, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2009   Kokeshi from Folk Art to Art Toy, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2009   Illustrative Berlin, Villa Elisabeth, Berlin, Germany
2009   The World, A Cartoon, Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2009   Art Amsterdam Fair, Willem Kerseboom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2009   Nobody Walks in LA, Atticus Galeria, Barcelona, Spain
2008   Amuse Art Jam, Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
2008   Illustrative Zurich, Messehallen Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
2008   Installation 5 Scion Art Tour, Raleigh Penthouse, Miami, FL
2006   The Unicorn Show, Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA

Community Projects:
2017   Kizuna, The Pumpkin Patch, volunteer judge, Japanese Village Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
2016   JANM Free Family Days: Pop Mania, live drawing demonstration for the public, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2016   POW! WOW! Hawaii and Long Beach, public mural art festival, mural artist, Kaka’ako, HI and Long Beach, CA
2016   Los Angeles Metro, Mentor for the students of Boyle Heights High School to design a mural depicting the historical past   and present state of Los Angeles, in association with the Japanese American National Museum, series of workshops were held at Boyle Heights High School and the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2015   Japanese American National Museum, Ghost Stories, performer, presenting a series of true, tingly, tales of the supernatural to members of the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Teaching:
2018-2012   Digital Media Faculty, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

Reviews:
Zimskind, Lyle, Edwin Ushiro: Gathering Whispers, Whitehot Magazine, July, 2014
Mellksetian, Anna, While Tides Guide You Back Home, Art Ltd Magazine, August, 2008

Lectures:
2015   Orange County School of the Arts, Santa Ana, CA
2015   Jikei COM, Los Angeles, CA
2014   Jikei COM, Los Angeles, CA
2014   Honolulu Museum of Art, Spalding House, Honolulu, HI
2013   Jikei COM, Los Angeles, CA
2013   The Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2012   ACM SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles Professional Chapter, Santa Monica, CA
2012   Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2007   Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Documentary:
2013   Thrash Lab Profiles x Giant Robot: Edwin Ushiro, Eric Nakamura, Thrash Lab, Los Angeles, CA
2012   Art Recession (Winner of International Family Film Festival Best Feature Documentary Award), Ming Lai, Humanist Films, Los Angeles, CA

Publications:
2018   Hokamas, Papercut Lounge, Long Beach, CA
2017   Spray on the Walls: Urban Adventure of Graffiti Art, Ursula Luo, SendPoints Publishing, Guangzhou, China
2016   Inside Artists’ Sketchbooks, Austin Williams, Drawing Magazine, Palm Coast, FL
2016   The Moleskine Project, Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA
2015   Gathering Whispers (eastern edition), artist monograph, Diagon Alley, Shanghai, China
2014   Gathering Whispers (western edition), artist monograph, Amanda Erlanson, Zero Plus Publishing, Claremont, CA
2014   Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, Museum Publication, Los Angeles, CA
2013   Outside the Lines, Souris Hong, Penguin Group, New York, NY
2011   Heroes and Villains, Amanda Erlanson, Zero Plus Publishing, Claremont, CA
2010   Juxtapoz Erotica, Ginko Press, Berkeley, CA
2010   Ghost Stories: The Art of Edwin Ushiro, Annie Owens, Hi Fructose Volume 2, Last Gasp, San Francisco, CA
2010   Neo York, Anime and Beyond, IdN, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
2009   Three Apples, An Exhibition Celebrating 35 Years of Hello Kitty, Sanrio, Torrance, CA
2008   W+K Tokyo Lab Tokyo Ten, Wieden + Kennedy Tokyo Lab, Tokyo, Japan
2008   New Artists, OBJECTS The Journal of Applied Arts, Berlin, Germany
2008   Painting a Nightmare, Kathryn Drury Wagner, Honolulu Magazine, Honolulu, HI