chiaki kohara solo exhibition “Dice and Key”

2017. 4. 26 Wed. - 2017. 5. 18 Thu.

  • まだ、ほんの少ししか知らない。(2017)

DMO ARTS Relaunching Anniversary Exhibition
chiaki kohara SAIKORO TO KAGI (Dice and Key)

DMO ARTS is pleased to present the solo exhibition of chiaki kohara, as the 1st opening event to celebrate our relocation n April 26.
During her exhibition in 2 years at DMO ARTS this time, new aggressive and bold approach spreading works to the wall will be coming. Original drawings and goods are sold.
Date and Location:
April 26, Wednesday – May 18, Thursday
10:00 – 21:00 (closing at 18:00 on the last day)
**Reception party on April 28, 18:00 – (no reservation)

The world Chiaki Kohara, aka “art idol” creates is beyond the canvas. She creates girls and animals with acrylic gauche, buttons, laces, package of snacks… they are full of fantasy and the world is a “wonderland” that attracts people. She received the “Yayoi Kusama Prize” at the UNIQLO creative awards in 2007. Kusama praised her as “There is a brightness of the youth in your artwork”. Born in 7th of July, 1986
Awards and Participations:
2015 3331αART HACK DAY – Best Artist Award
2015 CD jacket artwork “Music Train Haru No Majyutushi”, FM 802 “Access” Campaign song
2014 ART TOKYO, Exhibited “Kakumei Hug Chan”, a giant object created by support of a crowd-funding attracted big attention.
2013 ART TAIPEI, 4 days live painting remarkably attracted people.
2013 ART OSAKA (HOTEL GRANVIA, Osaka/Japan) 
2013 ART FAIR TOKYO (Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo/Japan)

2012 BODAIJU EXPO 2012 (NEW OSAKA HOTEL Shinsaibashi, Osaka/Japan)
2012 CANVAS@SONY 2012 – GRAND PRIZE, built 40m wall in Ginza, Tokyo.

2012 ART FAIR: ULTRA 005 (SPIRAL, Tokyo/Japan)

2012 RED BULL IGNITION - Live Painting of public streetlight (Osaka/Japan) / Redbull Ignition

2012 Solo Exhibition "Mammy!" (DMO ARTS, Osaka/Japan)

2012 ART FAIR TOKYO (Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo/Japan)

2011 GINZA Sony BUILDING Commission Work - overall length 38m large-scale mural painting

2011 DAEGU ART FAIR (Daegu/Korea)

2011 Solo Exhibition "Gimme a Hug" (DMO ARTS, Osaka/Japan)

2011 GIRLS POWER (TAG Gallery, Takamatasu/Japan)

2011 a girl spice! SHAKE ART Exhibition (e-ma, Osaka/Japan)

2010 Art Fair "Bodaiju Festa"(Ramada Hotel, Osaka/Japan)

2010 FM802 digmeout Exhibition (e-ma, Osaka/Japan)
2010 ILLUSTRAION CHOICE – Akira Uno Prize
2007 UNIQLO CREATIVE AWARD 2007 - Yayoi Kusama Prize




Kita-ku, Umeda 3-1-3 LUCUA 1100 7F, Osaka
530-8558 Japan

TEL 06-6450-8187


open all year round


DMO ARTS is a contemporary and modern art gallery since 2011 produced by “digmeout”, the art project of FM802 / FM COCOLO. DMO ARTS frequently has an exhibition especially focusing on developing young talented artists. DMO ARTS proudly launches an unique shopping series called as “My First Art” with 700 hundreds art prints at 9,000 Yen (without tax) which is aimed to affordable price for an art beginner, and one of a kind accessories and stationeries made by artists with accessible prices are available at the gallery shop. Live paintings and workshops are very popular events, too. As a gallerist to disseminate gifted artist to the world, DMO ARTS participates actively to domestic and international art events such as Art Osaka, Art Fair Tokyo, Art Taipei and others.