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Naoko Ito is a Japanese visual artist who is based in New York.
Naoko Ito, Japanese, Japan, US, New York, Visual Artist
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Naoko Ito  |  伊藤尚子


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, Raleigh, NC, USA: Urban Nature

2019 Kunstenfestival Watou, Belgium: SAUDADE – Niets bestaat dat niet iets anders aanraakt
2019 Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel: Even the Trees Bleed
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
2013 Soho20 Gallery, New York, NY, USA: Relational Ground: Defying the Status Quo
2012 The Shirey, Brooklyn, NY, USA: The Standard Deviation
2012 Cuchifritos, New York, NY, USA: Bivalence
2012 Ise Cultural Foundation, New York, NY, USA: Making Landscapes Speaks
2012 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
2010 Yasashii Yokan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan: Color Party-Orange
2010 Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY, USA: Serial Intentions, That’s Just It
2010 The Affordable Art Fair NYC 2010, New York, NY, USA
2010 Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY, USA: Multiplex
2009 Westside Gallery, New York, NY, USA: A Legacy Revised
2009 Yasashii Yokan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan: Color Party-Purple
2008 Ozone Gallery, Tokyo, Japan: Color Party-Blue

2023 The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan: The Artist in Residency Program
2018 Serlachius Museums, Mänttä, Finland: Serlachius Residency Program
2016 Serlachius Museums, Mänttä, Finland: Serlachius Residency Program
2016 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
2012 Artists Alliance Inc., New York, NY, USA: The Lower East Side-Rotating Studio Program
2012 Nomura Foundation, Tokyo, Japan: Grant
2011 Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA: Residency Program
2010 Chashama, Brooklyn, NY, USA: Studio Program
2010 Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY, USA: Artists Residency Program
2010 School of Visual Art, New York, NY, USA: School of Visual Arts Graduate Department Award, the Alumni Society of School of Visual Arts Scholarship Award


Features, May 4, 2023.
“Black Star Pastry by Linehouse.” March 25, 2022.
“This Shanghai patisserie proves experience design is for hospitality too.” March 8, 2022.
Trigg, Che-Marie. “Cult Sydney Bakery Black Star Pastry Has Opened a Store in China That Looks Like a Spaceship.” February 16, 2022.
JC. “Cosmic sweets.” 2022.
“Black star pastry expands into China.” January 2022.
“Linehouse Forms Interiors Evoking A Sense Of Being In A Spaceship For A Pastry Store In Shanghai.” January 28, 2022.
“Black Star Pastry | Linehouse.” January 20, 2022.
Yao, Christina. “Linehouse designs space-themed cafe in Shanghai for creator of “Australia’s most Instagrammed dessert.”” January 12, 2022.
Vetrotime Magazine, Switzerland. 2021 summer.
Online journal of poetry and art, summer 2020.
The Pinch. Spring 2020 Volume 40. Issue 1. The University of Memphis. 2020: 42-43.
Freriks, Kester. “Gemis en melancholie centraal op Kunstenfestival Watou.” NRC Handelsblad, the Netherlands, July 22, 2019.
SAUDADE – Niets bestaat dat niet iets anders aanraakt. Kunstenfestival Watou, Belgium, 2019: 259-261 (Exhibition Catalogue).
Etgar, Raphie. Even the Trees Bleed. Museum on the Seam, Israel. 2019 (Exhibition Catalogue).
Vesterinen, Heikki. “Japani ja Suomi kohtaavat installaatiossa.” KMV-lehti, Finland. August 13, 2018.
“La nature artificielle de Naoko Ito,” online French magazine 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.” (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,”, November 12, 2012.
“Urban Nature 2011,”, 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., May 2009.