Naotaka Hiro

 ( 1972, Osaka, Japan)

Biography

Naotaka Hiro (b. 1972, Osaka, Japan) lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts in 2000.

Recent notable exhibitions include: Made in L.A. 2018, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, Breaking the Waves, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL (2018), Protuberances, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA (2016), A Modest Proposal, Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY (2016) and RSVP Los Angeles: The Project Series at Pomona, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA (2015). Brennan & Griffin, New York, NY (Solo 2013, 2016, 2017, forthcoming 2019), Mirror Effect (2015) and Men in LA: Three Generations of Drawers: Naotaka Hiro, Paul McCarthy, and Benjamin Weismann (2014), The Box, Los Angeles; Misako & Rosen, Tokyo (Solo 2015, 2008, 2007).

Museum collections include: MoMA, New York, The Whitney Museum, New York, MOCA, Los Angeles, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA.
Naotaka Hiro (b. 1972, Osaka, Japan) lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts in 2000.

Recent notable exhibitions include: Made in L.A. 2018, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, Breaking the Waves, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL (2018), Protuberances, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA (2016), A Modest Proposal, Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY (2016) and RSVP Los Angeles: The Project Series at Pomona, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA (2015). Brennan & Griffin, New York, NY (Solo 2013, 2016, 2017, forthcoming 2019), Mirror Effect (2015) and Men in LA: Three Generations of Drawers: Naotaka Hiro, Paul McCarthy, and Benjamin Weismann (2014), The Box, Los Angeles; Misako & Rosen, Tokyo (Solo 2015, 2008, 2007).

Museum collections include: MoMA, New York, The Whitney Museum, New York, MOCA, Los Angeles, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA.
Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
Cult of the Crimson Queen, New York
February 05 - March 14, 2020


Solo Exhibitions


2019
Subterranean & Wanderer, Brennan & Griffin, New York


2018

Breaking the Waves, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
 Gibbous, Brennan & Griffin, New York

Peaking, The Box, Los Angeles, CA

2016

Big Question, Brennan & Griffin, New York, NY


2015
Red Olive, Golden Lips, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo


2013

Pit and Log, Brennan & Griffin, New York 


2012

Unknown: Video Works (2006 - 2011), Brennan & Griffin, New York, NY
 2009

To and From, with Sid M. Duenas, Dobaebacsa, Seoul


2008
Wrong Person, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo

Naotaka Hiro, The Box, Los Angeles


2007
Knows Nothing, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo


1999

Naotaka Hiro, Taka Ishii Gallary, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020
Cult of the Crimson Queen, curated by Michelle Segre, Ceysson & Bénétière, New York, NY

2018
Naotaka Hiro, Eric Wesley, Pooneh Maghazhe & Robin Peck, Step Sister, New York, NY

MADE IN L.A. 2018, curated by Anne Ellegood and Erin Christovale, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Hog's Curve, Halsey McKay Gallery, New York, NY

Alan Shields Project, Van Doren Waxter, New York, NY


2017

Abstract / Not Abstract, curated by Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian, The Moore Building, Miami, FL
Between Words and Silence: The Work of Translation, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

The Ecstacy of Mary Shelley, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA


2016
Protuberances, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA 

A Modest Proposal, Hauser & Wirth: 18th Street, New York, NY

Impromptu, The Box, Los Angeles, CA

Human After All, VCU Arts, Richmond, VA


2015

Group Exhibition: Guy Goodwin, Heather Guertin, Naotaka Hiro, Dave McDermott, Jason Meadows, Brennan & Griffin, New York, NY

Alfred Jarry Archipelago: La valse des paintins - Act II, La Ferme du Buisson Centre d'Art Contemporain, Noisiel, FR

RSVP Los Angeles: The Project Series at Pomona, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA

MIRROR EFFECT, organized with Kate Costello and Liz Craft, The Box, Los Angeles
, CA
HALF EMPTY: DAN FINSEL, NAOTAKA HIRO, MATEO TANNATT, Brennan & Griffin, New York
, NY
Where The Sand Worm Slumbers, curated by Adam D. Miller and Devon Oder of The Pit, Charlie James, Los Angeles, CA


2014

Men in LA: Three Generations of Drawers (w/ Paul McCarthy and Benjamin Weissman), The Box, Los Angeles
, CA
East Side to the West Side, The Flag Art Foundation, New York
, NY
Is The Art Pretty? No, Says Mummy. Pretty Is Not Important., curated by Michael Mazurek, Beefhaus, Dallas, TX