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Mina Arakaki
Artist / Painter

Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan
Since 2007 she has been exhibiting work that is inspired by experiences and discoveries
she has made of her daily life, mainly surrounding her interpretation of the interplay of dark and
light in urban areas at night. She pays attention to easily ignored, ordinary objects or scenes, and
tries to capture both her inner appreciation of those moments, but also as a way of recording larger
societal movements as well. She paints not only on canvas and paper, but also utilizes empty boxes
of food and other commercial containers, as well as paper bags, with the same sense of "drawing on
the back of flyers" she retains from her childhood. Recently she has also worked on wall paintings at
bouldering gyms, as well as collaborations with other artists.
Statement

Solo Exhibitions
2020
Surroundings / Gallery-58, Tokyo

2018
Follow My Path! / Gallery-58, Tokyo
"Here We Live" / Foyer OAG Haus, Deutsches Kulturzentrum, Tokyo

2017
"Dive Into The Affectionate Darkness" / Gallery-58, Tokyo

2016
"In my daily Life, at Nights" / Gallery-58, Tokyo

2014
"Lights, Windows, Darkness at Night" / Hasu no hana, Tokyo

2013
"Nightview" / Coppice Kichijoji, Tokyo
Solo Exhibition / Golden Child Cafe, Nagoya (Aichi)
Mina Arakaki Exhibition "Various Lights in The Dark" / Gallery-58, Tokyo

2012
"Lights and Life" / Shirogane Gallery, Tokyo

2011
Mina Arakaki Solo Exhibiton / Ota Municipal Hall Aplico, Tokyo

2010
"At Those Homes" / Bluff 111, Yokohama (Kanagawa)

2008
"Do You Know The Darkness and The Brightness On Ahead?" / Pithecan House, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020
Female Artists Showcase in Kamata / Gallery Minami Seisakujo, Tokyo

2017
Tamagawa Open Atelier / Ota-ku, Tokyo

2015
Tamagawa Open Atelier / Ota-ku, Tokyo
Square / Gallery-58, Tokyo


2013
Tokyo Wonder Wall 2013 / Museum Of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

2012
3331 Expo / 3331 Arts CYD, Tokyo
460 Exhibition / Nagoya Municipal Gallery Yada, Nagoya

2011
Chiyoda Art Festival 2011 / 3331 Arts CYD

2010
Taisetsu na mono ten / Gallery Seizan, Tokyo
The Winners Exhibition of The 10th SICF (at SICF 11) / Spiral, Tokyo
The 4th V.A.A.D. Visual Art Award / Big-i, Koriyama (Fukushima)

2009
New Artists 2009 / Gallery Jin, Tokyo
The 10th Spiral Independent Creators Festival / Spiral Hall, Tokyo
Shell Art Award 2008 Exhibition in Kyoto / Kyoto Municipal Museum Annex, Kyoto

2008
Shell Art Award 2008 Exhibition in Tokyo / Hillside Forum, Tokyo

...and more group exhibition since 2004

Prize and Selections
2013 Selected for Tokyo Wonder Wall 2013
2010 Selected for The 4th V.A.A.D. Visual Art Award
2009 Takashi Asai Prize, The 10th SICF
2008 Selected for Shell Art Award 2008

Screenings
2020 "TeTo" with Foad Alijani
- 5th Make Art Not War Teaser Future Film Festival / Buenos Aires, Argentina and California, USA (online)
- Athens Digital Arts Festival 2020 / Athens, Greece (online)

Art Commissions
2018 / 2019 / 2020 Climbing wall paintings, Green Arrow Bouldering Park AEON-Funabashi / Kaihin-Makuhari / Mallage Kashiwa
Sodegaura Ekimae, Chiba / Shinkoiwa, Tokyo

Educational Degree
2008 BFA, Department of Painting, Musashino Art University, Tokyo

Contact
web(at)mina-arakaki.com

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