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chiaki kohara

チアキ コハラ

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Chiaki Kohara was born in 7th of July, 1986. While she was at the school,
Osaka Communication of Art (OCA), she energized working as a painter and
received multiple awards. Particularly, the prize winning from Yayoi Kusama
at UNIQLO T-shirt contest drew attention from art industry. Kusama praised
her “There is a brightness of the youth in your artwork”.
The word pushed her to carry on working as a painter.

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The world that Chiaki Kohara creates goes beyond the canvas.

It has giving new surprise to the society through artworks

coloring events, campaigns, development of a new product with

unique view of the world, her private activities, and collaborations

with various corporations. She creates her own wonderland in her

work and the fantasy attracts people. As of now, she actively

participates in lot of art fairs and exhibitions domestically

and internationally, therefore she has gained a lot of fans

from all over the world. We would like to keep providing

“what twinkles everyday life”. Let us know your idea of

the project. The new world that you will create with Chiaki

Kohara is waiting for you.

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2007

■ Prize winner of Yayoi Kusama prize at ‘UNIQLO CREATIVE AWARS 2007’.

2010

■ A winning work at ‘Illustration Choice’.

2011

■ Chiaki exhibited her first solo show, ‘Gimme a Hug’ at gallery DMO ARTS.

■ Chiaki participated in a group show at ‘DAEGU ART FAIR’.

2012

■ Chiaki was in charge of creating 38m high art wall on Sony Building in Ginza, award from ‘Canvas@Sony’.

■ Chiaki participated in ‘Art Fair Tokyo 2013’, ‘ART OSAKA’ and ‘ART TAIPEI’. She performed live painting at ‘ART TAIPEI’ and it was her first live painting performance in overseas.

■ Chiaki took part in the “Red Bull Ignition” and painted on the symbolic street light in Osaka America-mura.

■ Chiaki participated in art project by’GUNZE’ and released original design under wears.

2013

■ 「Chiaki participated in ‘Art Fair Tokyo 2013’, ‘ART OSAKA’ and ‘ART TAIPEI 2013’. She performed live painting at ‘ART TAIPEI’ and it was her first live painting performance in overseas.

■ Chiaki was selected as ‘Art Wall Collection Artist’ by JR Osaka Mitsukoshi Isetan and she drew a huge art work on its show window.

2014

■ Chiaki exhibited solo show, ‘Revolutionary Exhibition’ at gallery DMO ARTS. (The end of 2013 to 2014 years early)

■ Chiaki participated in ‘Art Fair Tokyo 2014’ and displayed 2m high huge figure of unicorn named ‘Revolutionary HUG Chan’.

■ Chiaki appeared on ‘UMEKITA Future Meeting MIQS’ as a speaker.

■ Chiaki performed live painting at ‘Japan Girls Exhibition 2014’.

■ Chiaki participated in ‘Cat Festival 2014’ as a leading artist and she also was in charge of decorating the venue.

■ Chiaki participated in ‘Art Kitty Parade’ supported by a shopping mall, Grand Front Osaka.

■ Chiaki participated in ‘Exhibition with versatile artists’.

■ Chiaki released original wallet collaborated with Mitsukoshi Isetan.

■ Chiaki performed live painting on Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi’s representative statue, Lion as 100 years anniversary.

■ Chiaki was in charge of main art work design for ‘Genius EXPO 2014’.

2015

■ Chiaki was in charge of main art work designer for ‘Spring Access Campaign’ supported by FM 802.

■ Chiaki exhibited solo show, ‘Kimi ga Tsuki’ (I like you and you are a luck’ at gallery DMO ARTS.

■ Chiaki participated in ‘Cat Festival 2015’ and also she was in charge of decorating the venue.

■ Chiaki was in charge of creating music video with a rock band, CURIO.

■ Chiaki participated in limited shop at Shibuya LoFt and Ikebukuro LoFt supported by gallery DMO ARTS.

■ Chiaki released limited original glasses collaborated with a Japanese eye wear brand, JINS.

■ A collaboration with eye wear brand, ‘JINS ’was reported in a web site, ‘JINS PAINT x chiaki kohara’.
■ Chiaki appeared on a TV show, It’s a piece of cake’ as a guest artist.
■ Chiaki appeared on a TV show, ‘Aim High’ as a guest artist.
■ Chiaki appeared on a TV show, ‘VOICE’ as a special issue artist.
■ Chiaki appeared on a TV show, ‘VOICE’ as a special issue artist.
■ Chiaki drew an illustration work for ‘Tower of Sun Walker’ published by Kadokawa.
■ Chiaki was reported by ‘A Miracle of Hello Kitty’.
■ Chiaki was reported by ‘100 young and spirited artists’.
■ Chiaki appeared on radio show, ‘FLiPLiPS’ supported by FM 802.
■ Chiaki was reported in ‘150 Representative Illustrators’ by ILLUSTRATION 2014.
■ Chiaki was reported by ‘kimmy magazine issue02’.
■ Chiaki was in charge of navigator in ‘Summer Art Collection’ published by Kansai Walker.
■ Chiaki was reported by Houchi Sport Magazine.
■ Chiaki was reported by a free news paper publisher, ‘SHAKE ART! Vol.5’.
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