TENGAI 3.0

    2016.10.28 ( fri ) -2016.12.03 ( sat )

    ARTIST Hisashi Tenmyouya, Hajime Sorayama, Kenichi Asano, Hiroaki Ito, Feebee, Miki Kato and Moeko Kageyama

    This exhibition is extended from November 19th (Sat) to December 3rd (Sat).


    hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK is pleased to announce “Tengai 3.0”, a group exhibition of Japanese artists from October 28th to November 19th, 2016. On view will be the works of seven young artists who embody the BASARA aesthetic movement founded by Hisashi Tenmyouya.
    Hisashi Tenmyouya is known in Japan for his street art, which embodies samurai themes contrasted with Japanese minimalist concepts that embody zen or wabi-sabi (the Japanese aesthetic embracement of flaws) promoted by masters of the tea ceremony. In 2010 he coined the artistic concept BASARA which promotes distinctly Japanese forms of extroversion, innovation, and eccentricity, in contrast to the delicate features and genre conventions typical of “yayoi” styled Japanese culture. Controversial among academics and more conservative critics in Japan, BASARA envisions itself as a continuance of Japanese movements such as the heroic samurai characters of the Sengoju era, and eccentric Ukiyo-e painters of the Edo era, brought to contemporary art.
    In 2014 Tenmyouya started the Tengai project which promotes and fosters the careers of contemporary artists who embody BASARA. This third Tengai project, Tengai 3.0 introduces introduce seven artists ranging from illustrators and painters to artists who defy conventional genres. They revive some elements of samurai paintings, Japanese ironic paintings, Bijin-ga, bird-and-flower paintings and the mechanical dolls of pre-modern era in Japan.

    I ♥ Tools

    2016.10.13 ( thu ) -2016.10.26 ( wed )

    ARTIST Makiko Azakami

    hpgrp GALLERY NEW YROK is pleased to announce I ♥ Tools an exhibition of new works by Makiko Azakami, October 13 to October 26, 2016. The exhibition will debut a series of her trademark hyperrealistic sculptures of everyday objects made from precisely cut and folded paper.
    A former designer for Sony Creative Products, Azakami’s interest in 3D modeling first began at University when she worked as a modeler in the offices of noted architect Kisho Kurokawa. This interest led to a study of sogetsu flower arrangement and further studies under hat designer Akio Hirata, which formed the basis of her later techniques.
    An impulsive urge to create a sculpture of Godzilla led to a more serious interest in the arts, culminating in her first exhibition in Tokyo in 1985. The works in the exhibition were displayed as photographs, and the “cute” reception that the diminutive subjects received bothered Azakami. Many years later, when visiting an exhibition of Australian sculptor Ron Mueck, Azakami was impressed by his approach to subjects and their scale.

    MONSTER Exhibition

    2016.10.01 ( sat ) -2016.10.07 ( fri )

    hpgrp is proud to present the the fourth edition of its MONSTER Exhibition! Founded in 2011, the exhibition is the result of an open call competition for artistic responses to the great Eastern Japanese Earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Artists were invited to submit mediums ranging from paintings, sculpture, illustration, to architecture, video and graphic design. From the submissions, thirty-nine artists have been selected to show their work in an exhibition that opened in Shibuya, Tokyo and will travel to hpgrp GALLERY in New York from October 1st to 7th.

    The theme of “KAIJU” applies the Japanese pop tradition of the giant kaiju monsters as a metaphoric celebration of the triumph of human and artistic spirit in the wake of disaster. Artists were free to interpret the theme however they like, with many responding to the recent earthquake in Kumamoto. In the MONSTER exhibition we see not only expressions of grief, but also expressions of humanity, activism, and self-expression.



    Taro Igarash is a professor of architecture at the Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University. He was the Artistic director of 2013 Aichi Triennale.

    Yuji Kaida is an illustrator known throughout the world for his work on “Godzilla” and “Gundam”.

    Keiko Sano is a curator at the AXIS design museum in Tokyo.

    Ichiro Ocochi is a writer for animated features. His credits include “Gundam”, “Planetes”, “Code Geass”, and “Lelouch of the Rebellion”.

    Takayuki Fujii and Kentaro Totsuka are curators based in New York.



    Masami Yoshimoto, MADOKA, Masaki Iwabuchi, Miya Katayama, Senhiko Nakata, Kaede Nanbu, Masahide Kobayashi, Yone Yonemoto, Shinsuke Taira, Takahiro Kitamura, Tomoaki Matsumoto, Leo Chibana, Yosuke Muraishi, Nahoshi Tanaka, Hiroki Mori, Saori Ehara, Yoshiaki Komatsu, Ayano Yoshida, Ayaka, Hayaki Nishigaki, Akaike Ryoto, Shinji Makino, Emiko Maruyama, Miku Soda, Koichi Nakata

    Tribeca Art Night

    2016.09.29 ( thu ) -2016.09.29 ( thu )

    ARTIST Yasuo Nomura, Takahiro Yamamoto, Daisuke Takahashi

    hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK is proud to be participating in TRIBECA ART NIGHT with works of Yasuo Nomura, Takahiro Yamamoto and Daisuke Takahashi, and will stay open until 9:00pm on Thursday night along with 19 other participating locations - 13 fine art galleries, 3 design galleries, 4 non-profits and institutional venues.

    Please join us for a Thursday stroll across the Tribeca Art District – you will be able to explore its diverse art scene and meet some of the gallerists, non-profits, curators and artists whom are part of it.

    During TRIBECA ART NIGHT, each participating venue will have a different program/show on view introducing different types of artists (emerging, mid career, established, etc.) with various origins and influences (Abstract, Pop, Conceptual, Figurative, etc.), and works (painting, drawing, photography, installation, sculpture, video, crafts, etc.) in their respective space.

    Please find attached the TRIBECA ART NIGHT Map + Schedule to help you navigate and build your own circuit of the Tribeca Art District. You will also be able to pick up a printed map at hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK or at any other participating venue before or during the event.

    You will also have the possibility, if you would like, to join one of the 4 different curator guided walking tours across Tribeca’s Art District organized in partnership with ARTSY - details below:

    6:30 pm | Meet at Sapar Contemporary located at 9 N. Moore St.

    7:00 pm | Tours depart from Sapar Contemporary

    8:00 pm | Rejoin at Sapar Contemporary

    The Magic of Kingsglaive and Final Fantasy XV

    2016.08.19 ( fri ) -2016.09.03 ( sat )

    hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK is pleased to announce a group exhibition “The Magic of Kingsglaive and Final Fantasy XV” from August 19th to September 3rd, 2016.

    Since its initial release in 1987, the FINAL FANTASY series has captured the imaginations of millions around the world. Ahead of the release of the fifteenth installment in the series this September, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, a full-length CG feature taking place along the game’s timeline, will be released worldwide.

    This exhibition features film visuals and concept art, as well as illustrations composed for Final Fantasy XV by the renowned Yoshitaka Amano, offering visitors the chance to be among the first to step foot inside this fantastic world.

    For additional information, images, or to request a sample or interview,
    please contact: Andy Cushman | E ac@8op.us


    2016.08.11 ( thu ) -2016.08.14 ( sun )

    ARTIST Tadaomi Shibuya, Satoko Go

    New York, July19, 2016 - hpgrp Gallery New York is pleased to announce Chopsticks, a four day long art and design exhibition by Tadaomi Shibuya and Satoko Go from August 11th to August 14th, 2016.

    Chopsticks features the work of two Japanese painters presenting a new series of works alongside everyday objects that Shibuya and Go have each infused with their unique creative styles. This body of work showcases their contrasting styles of painting; where Shibuya typically features reconstructed images using straight lines and faces inspired by various motifs, Satoko employs expressive lines to recreate plants, animals and spaces. This is reected in their new design wares, including a series of toothbrushes and die-cut decorative lace tape, aordably priced at $7 and $16 respectively.


    2016.07.16 ( sat ) -2016.08.06 ( sat )

    ARTIST Ricardo Gonzalez, Yoon Hyup, Kyne and Meguru Yamaguchi

    hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK is pleased to announce a group exhibition “QUEST” by Ricardo Gonzalez, Yoon Hyup, Kyne and Meguru Yamaguchi from July 16th to August 6th, 2016.
    Their work strongly reflects so-called street culture with graffiti, skateboard, and hip-hop imagery. The artworks are vivid, graphical, and have a strong relationship to the idea of "commercial art." Although their cultural background varies from Mexico to Korea and Japan, the artists informed each other’s work in New York with their common language of “street.” With mutual respect for the pursuit of expression, they resonate beyond the boundary of design, fashion, and the idea of art.

    Here Where We Are

    2016.06.10 ( fri ) -2016.07.02 ( sat )

    ARTIST Liene Bosquê, Sophia Chizuco, Isabelle Garbani, Liesl Pfeer, Claudia Sohrens and Julio Austria

    Curated by Sophia Chizuco

    Featuring work by Liene Bosquê, Sophia Chizuco, Isabelle Garbani, Liesl Pfeer, Claudia Sohrens and Julio Austria (GALLERY KOGURE)

    New York, May 20, 2016 - hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK and GALLERY KOGURE are pleased to present Here Where We Are, a show of work by Alumni from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program curated by Sophia Chizuco. Please join us for a reception with the artists Friday, June 10th from 6 to 8pm to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month. The exhibition will continue until Saturday, July 2nd with regular gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00am-6:00pm.

    Here Where We Are is an exhibition that examines the concepts of “place” and “belonging” from immigrant perspectives. This exhibition brings together the work of six international artists currently working in New York; Liene Bosquê (Brazil), Sophia Chizuco (Japan), Isabelle Garbani (France), Liesl Pfeer (Australia), Claudia Sohrens (Germany), and Julio Austria (Philippines). While ranging in mediums from installation, to print, to photography and paintings, all six artists share the bonds of having met in New York while creating work in keeping with their cultural heritage. These varied works create the Here while the physical exhibition serves as the Where We Are.


    Sophia Chizuco is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Japan, she earned her B.A. in Art and Education from Tokyo Gakugei University. In 2000 she moved to New York to study abstract paintings with Larry Poons at the Art Students League of New York and earned a certicate in painting for her studies. She has since shown throughout New York and internationally. In 2013, 2014 and 2016, Chizuco served as a mentor in NYFA’ s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program.

    This exhibition is supported by New York Foundation for the Arts.


    Here and There

    2016.05.06 ( fri ) -2016.06.04 ( sat )

    ARTIST Yasuo Nomura

    hpgrp Gallery New York is pleased to announce Here and There, a solo exhibition by Japanese artist Yasuo Nomura, May 6th to June 4th, 2016.
    Nomura’ s body of work enquires into the very essence of pictorial beauty by employing topics from religion, science as well as, in recent years, mathematical elements such as prime numbers and the golden ratio. In this exhibition, he took on the hefty challenge of merging universal themes from mathematics, physics and art, which served him as inspiration for a very distinct and novel collection of paintings.

    Japanese Emerging Artists

    2016.04.15 ( fri ) -2016.04.30 ( sat )

    ARTIST Kiichiro Adachi | Daisuke Takahashi | Tomoyuki Ueno

    Antique Imari porcelain

    2016.03.17 ( thu ) -2016.04.09 ( sat )