--- Urban Nature 2018

Born in Japan
Lives and works in New York

MFA in Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, USA, 2010
BA in Science of Design, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan, 2001

2018  Serlachius Residency - Aleksanterin linna, Mänttä, Finland:flowing - virtaava
2016  Serlachius Residency - Aleksanterin linna, Mänttä, Finland:Valoja
2012  Soho20 Gallery, New York, NY, USA:Holey Space
2011  CAM Raleigh-Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC, USA:Urban Nature

2017  ArtYard, Frenchtown, NJ, USA: (in)animate
2015-2016  Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland: About Trees
2015  Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY, USA: Barely There
2013  Wave Hill, Bronx, NY, USA: Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial
         Soho20 Gallery, New York, NY, USA: Relational Ground: Defying the Status Quo
2012  The Shirey, Brooklyn, NY, USA: The Standard Deviation
         Cuchifritos, New York, NY, USA: Bivalence
         Ise Cultural Foundation, New York, NY, USA: Making Landscapes Speaks
         Soho20 Gallery, New York, NY, USA: Matchmaker
2011  Soho20 Gallery, New York, NY, USA: Folles d' Hiver
2010  Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY, USA: Plus One
         Yasashii Yokan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan: Color Party-Orange
         Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY, USA: Serial Intentions, That's Just It
         The Affordable Art Fair NYC 2010, New York, NY, USA
         Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY, USA: Multiplex
2009  Westside Gallery, New York, NY, USA: A Legacy Revised
         Yasashii Yokan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan: Color Party-Purple
2008  Ozone Gallery, Tokyo, Japan: Color Party-Blue
2007  DIC Color Square, Tokyo, Japan: Color Party-Red
2004  White Box/The Annex, New York, NY, USA: White Box Local 525

2018  Serlachius Museums, Mänttä, Finland: Serlachius Residency Program
2016  Serlachius Museums, Mänttä, Finland: Serlachius Residency Program
          UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY, USA: Merit Based Scholarship
2013  The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, Taos, NM, USA: The Foundation Fellowship
2012  The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, USA: The Artist in the Marketplace Program
          Artists Alliance Inc., New York, NY, USA: The Lower East Side-Rotating Studio Program
          Nomura Foundation, Tokyo, Japan: Grant
2011  Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA: Residency Program
2010  Chashama, Brooklyn, NY, USA: Studio Program
          Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY, USA: Artists Residency Program
          School of Visual Art, New York, NY, USA: School of Visual Arts Graduate Department Award
          School of Visual Art, New York, NY, USA: The Alumni Society of School of Visual Arts Scholarship Award

Vesterinen, Heikki. “Japani ja Suomi kohtaavat installaatiossa.” KMV-lehti, Finland. August 13, 2018.
“La nature artificielle de Naoko Ito,” online French magazine virtute.io. July 19, 2018.
Essay and photo. “From one material to another.” Dream Magazine Vol. 2, Spain, 2018.
Dj Pangburn. “Found Object Terrariums Capture Nature in Jars.” creators.vice.com (online). May 6, 2017.
Hezemans, Peggy and Helma Verhelst, eds. Ik Maan Roos Vis ‘de kunst van het leren lezen, het leren lezen van de kunst’.
Stichting KUnst in de basisschool, The Netherlands. December 2016.
Vesterinen, Heikki. “Elämä Löytyy kuvien takaa ja lasipurkeista.” KMV-lehti, Finland. September 29, 2016.
Grieve, Kirsty and Victoria O'Sullivan. Level 1 Visual Arts Study Guide, ESA Publications, New Zealand, 2016: 161-162.
“About Trees.” kultur (online). January 18, 2016.
“ART SEEN - About Trees.” World Radio Switzerland (online). January 11, 2016.
Girodi, Jean-Pierre. “L’abre dans l’art contemporain.” Le Quotidien Jurassien. November 21, 2015.
Weiland, Florian. “Vom Einfluss der Fotografie auf die Kunst.” Südkurier. November 4, 2015.
Sury, Alexander. “Im Stammland der Kunst.” Tages-Anzeiger. November 4, 2015.
Chardon, Elisabeth. “Des arbres pour fêter le Centre Paul Klee.” Le Temps. October 31, 2015.
Sury, Alexander. “Kunstfrüchte am Weltenbaum.” Der Bund. October 16, 2015.
““About Trees” im Zentrum Paul Klee.” moneycab. October 16, 2015.
Fischer, Peter and Brigitt Bürgi, eds. About Trees. Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, 2015: 74-77 (Exhibition Catalogue).
highlike book, 2014.
Texworld Trendbook, Autumn - Winter 2015/16, 2014: 24.
New Glass Review 35
. The Corning Museum of Glass, NY, USA, 2014.
Bronx Calling: the second aim biennial. The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY, USA, 2013: 69 (Exhibition Catalogue).
Redaktion, Von."“Urban Nature” – Skulpturen von Naoko Ito," Berlin-based online magazine I-REF, April 9, 2013.
Wilmott, Francesca. “Standard Deviation at The Shirey,” temporaryartreview.com, November 12, 2012.
"Urban Nature 2011," thisispaper.com, 2011.
"Glass Gardens-Urban Nature," Boulderpavement issue 4 (online), The Banff Centre Press, Canada, 2011.
Kellner, Chelsea. “Create your own art at First Friday,” Midtown Raleigh News, June 29, 2011.
Connolly, Tara L. “Contemporary Art Engages the Community at the Newly-Opened Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh,” Quarterlife Tango Blog, June 13, 2011.
Lea, Diane. "Long-Awaited Contemporary Art Museum Opens With A Flourish," Metro Magazine, May 2011.

McKim, Devin. "First Friday-May 2011," Goodnight, Raleigh!, May 14, 2011.
Quillin, Martha. “Contemporary art showcase opens in Raleigh,” News & Observer, May 1, 2011.
Delcambre, Dave. “CAM’s Time Arrives,” nc artblog, April 30, 2011.
“CAM Raleigh opens with two amazing shows,” The Herald Sun, April 29, 2011.
Vitiello, Chris. “Years in the works, Raleigh's Contemporary Art Museum opens,” Independent Weekly, April 27, 2011.

Chandler, Stacy. “New Contemporary Art Museum aims to stir Raleigh's artistic pulse,” News & Observer, April 24, 2011.
Donahue, T.S. “CAMera Ready,” artsee Magazine, March-April 2011.
"Time After Time,” Blend Magazine, The Netherlands, #02 July- September 2010.
Review:Gloss Magazine, Brazil, March 2010.
Zhang, Yujing. "Cold Body-Cherishing Lives", a+a Magazine, China, March 2010.
Levy, Alison. artslant.com, May 2009.

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