Turner Print Museum Exhibition Feb 2015

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January 26 – February 21, 2015 Kathy Aoki presented twenty works on paper at the Janet Turner Print Museum at California State University, Chico. To prepare for the show, Aoki created thirteen new pieces, including the interactive installation entitled “Makeup Myriorama,” at various printmaking studios throughout the San Francisco Bay Area: Santa Clara University, Gruenwald […]

Museum of Historical Makeovers

Museum of Historical Makeovers

Museum of Historical Makeovers (2009-present) Etchings, monotypes, drawings, sculpture, installation, audio tour “The Museum of Historical Makeovers” series originated as a solo show at Swarm Gallery in Oakland, California in the fall of 2009. The exhibition featured three distinct areas of fictive historical artifacts and illustrations: etchings of beauty procedures, fake technical drawings of beauty […]

Museum of Historical Makeovers Part Deux: Beauty in Landscape

Museum of Historical Makeovers Part Deux: Beauty in Landscape

“Beauty in Landscape: A Blockbuster Exhibition from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Historical Makeovers” at Swarm Gallery in Oakland, CA October 13 – November 25, 2012   Kathy Aoki revisited her role as curator of the fictive Museum of Historical Makeovers in her second solo exhibition at Swarm gallery in Oakland. This time, […]

Medium: Video

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Medium: Video

  Gwen Stefani Grand Burial Exhibition (fake trailer) A futuristic commercial for a History channel-type show featuring artifacts from the supposed Mortuary Temple of Gwen Stefani, the well-known singer and designer from the 21st century. Her reign of the Pop Empire during the period known as ‘The Tragic Kingdom’ is documented as if it were […]

Construction of Modern Girlhood (2001-2008)

Construction of Modern Girlhood (2001-2008)

The Construction of Modern Girlhood Relief prints, mixed media works on paper, wall installation, sculpture 2001-2008 This series is a visual allegory, which illustrates how the media affects and exploits girls. Narrative prints, paintings, and sculpture, depict an alternate universe run by animé-style female construction workers who build false monuments to girlhood for worship. I […]

Political Paper Dolls: San Jose Museum of Art (2012)

Political Paper Dolls: San Jose Museum of Art (2012)

“Political Paper Dolls” by Kathy Aoki Steel, Mixed Media, Canvas, Magnets 2012 This large scale interactive installation was commissioned by the San Jose Museum of Art for the exhibition “Renegade Humor,” on display at SJMA from February 3 – July 8, 2012. The four steel “paperdoll” figures with interchangeable clothing include: “Arnie’s Garb” “Obama’s Pajamas” […]