Born in Osaka, Japan
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

MADSAKI

A graduate of New York City’s Parsons School of Design (BFA, 1996), MADSAKI was born in Osaka, Japan, and raised in New Jersey, USA – experiences between two cultures that formed his aesthetics and personality. While much of MADSAKI’s work centers on his interest in art history and critiquing mass culture with references to slang, movies and manga characters, the artist has recently been exploring more personal, intimate topics. To express this visually, MADSAKI developed a signature style using spray paint as a fine art medium, stemming from the fact that he has never participated in illegal graffiti on the streets. The artist is particularly known for his Wannabie's series, which at first glance humorously targets old masters, yet their deeper meaning is a reoccurring theme that can be found throughout MADSAKI’s artistic practice - an attempt to use laughter and humor as both distraction and therapy for his internal turmoil.

education

1996 BFA, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

solo shows

2021
- Hello Darkness, My Old Friend (I’ve come to talk with you again), Perrotin, New York

2020
- 1984, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2019
- If I Had a Dream, Perrotin, Hong Kong

2018
- COMBINATION PLATTER, Central Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand
- FRENCH FRIES WITH MAYO, Perrotin, Paris, France
- MADSUCKY WUZ HERE 2018, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2017
- HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- BADA BING, BADA BOOM, Perrotin, Seoul, South Korea

2016
- HICKORY DICKORY DOCK, HidariZingaro,Tokyo, Japan
- WANNABIE’S COLLECTION, CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan

2015
- WANABBIE’S, CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY, Tokyo
- Please Don't Spit On The Painting, HVW8 Art + Design Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014
- Oodles of Doodles, CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY,Tokyo, Japan

2013
- Write Here Write Now, CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY,Tokyo,Japan

2012
- In Between, CLEAR EDITION & GALLERY,Tokyo, Japan

2009
- All Day I Dream About Sunsex / paintings, Clear Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2007
- All Day I Dream About Sunsex, Meguro Rice Factory, Tokyo, Japan

2004
- Garden of Re-creation, Riviera Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2003
- 2 in 1, Gas/Dyezu Experiment, Tokyo, Japan

group shows

2021
- 2021 Kaikai Kiki Autumn Show, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- Healing, Perrotin, Shanghai, China

2020
- Healing, Perrotin Matignon, Paris, France
- Healing, Perrotin, Seoul, South Korea
- Kaleidoscopes: Contemporary Portraiture, Perrotin, Hong Kong

2019 
- MURAKAMI VS MURAKAMI, Takashi Murakami's solo show, Tai Kwun Contempory, Hong Kong
- Beyond the Streets NYC, New York, USA

2018
- Bubblewrap, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan 
- Beyond the Steets LA, Los Angeles, USA

2015
- Mad Love, Museum of Arts & Design, Singapore
   
2014
- Side Core, Seibu, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
   
2013
- Tokyo Street, Ikkan Art International, Singapore
   
2010
- The Barnstormers, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
   
2008
- Pressure (RVCA x CINELLI), VASF Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   
2005
- Hysteric Mini 20th Anniversary, Hysteric Glamour, Tokyo, Japan
- The Last for the Place, Gas/Dyezu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- What Happened to Peace, Parco Museum, Tokyo, Japan
   
2004
- FAQQ, Transplant Gallery, New York, NY
- Better Tomorrow, Supreme Trading Annex, Brooklyn, NY
- Small Works by Big People, Carlos Irizarry Gallery, Puetro Rico
   
2003
- Escale a Parisi, Halle Saint Pierre Museum, Paris, France
- Bad Touch V.5, Rose Museum, Boston, MA
- 150 T-Shirts, Daniel Silverstein Galley, New York, NY
   
2001
- No Condition is Permanent Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Collaborations and Publications

Selected Collaborations

2004
- Intermission---Jun Takahashi and Madsaki, HK Museum of Medical Sciences, Hong Kong
- Barnstormers, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem, NC
- Intermission---Jun Takahashi and Madsaki, Space Force, Tokyo, Japan
   
2003
- Hive Mind Sound System, Lump Gallery/Projects, Raleigh,NC
- Earthism, Sakae Park, Nagoya, Japan
- Smudge Good, CWC Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- Billboards, H&M Space, New York, NY



Publications / Selected Bibliography

2013
- Write Here Write Now, Hidden Champion Inc.

2007
- Sunsex, +81, Vol.37, Autum

2006
- Japanese Art, Juxtapoz Magazine, January

2005
- GAS BOOK 19/ Madsaki x Jun Takahashi, Gas As Interface Co., Ltd

2004
- Intermission-Madsaki x Jun Takahashi, Communion W Limited
- FAQQ, Faqq Publishing

  • 2021年8月1日
    Bazaar Art — 4 PAGES

  • 2019年7月9日
    ArtAsiaPacific — 6 PAGES

  • 2018年9月10日
    Juxtapoz — 2 PAGES

  • 2018年9月2日
    The Steidz — 6 PAGES

  • 2018年5月21日
    Hypebeast — 7 PAGES

2022

MADSAKI

2022年9月23日 - 2022年10月22日

上海

3/F, 27 Hu Qiu Road, Huangpu District

The Night Is Long That Never Finds The Day

2021

MADSAKI

2021年4月29日 - 2021年6月5日

紐約

130 Orchard Street

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend (I’ve come to talk with you again)

Chiho AOSHIMA, Emi KURAYA, Takuro KUWATA, KYNE, Kasing LUNG, MADSAKI, Mr., Takashi MURAKAMI, Shin MURATA, OB, Otani Workshop, Aya TAKANO, TENGAONE, Yuji UEDA

2021年2月5日 - 2021年3月20日

上海

3/F, 27 Hu Qiu Road, Huangpu District

Healing

策展人 Takashi Murakami

2020

Chiho AOSHIMA, Yukimasa IDA, Kasing LUNG, Emi KURAYA, MADSAKI, Takashi MURAKAMI, Shin MURATA, OB, Otani Workshop, Aya TAKANO, Yuji UEDA, TENGAONE

2020年10月17日 - 2020年12月23日

巴黎

2bis avenue Matignon 75008 Paris

Healing

策展人 Takashi Murakami

Takashi MURAKAMI, Mr., MADSAKI, TENGAONE, Kasing LUNG, Aya TAKANO, Chiho AOSHIMA, Emi KURAYA, OB, Otani Workshop, Yuji UEDA, Shin MURATA

2020年7月23日 - 2020年9月4日

首爾

1F 5 Palpan-gil, Jongno-gu

Healing

Hernan BAS, CHEN Fei, Jean-Philippe DELHOMME, Izumi KATO, MADSAKI, Eddie MARTINEZ, Barry MCGEE, Mr., Takashi MURAKAMI, Aya TAKANO

2020年6月20日 - 2020年8月8日

香港

807, K11 ATELIER Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Kaleidoscopes: Contemporary Portraiture

2019

MADSAKI

2019年7月17日 - 2019年9月7日

香港

50 CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL, 17TH FLOOR - HONG KONG

If I Had a Dream

2018

MADSAKI

2018年9月6日 - 2018年9月22日

巴黎

10 IMPASSE SAINT CLAUDE 75003 PARIS

French Fries with Mayo

2017

MADSAKI

2017年11月15日 - 2018年1月13日

首爾

1F 5 Palpan-gil, Jongno-gu

BADA BING, BADA BOOM

"THE NIGHT IS LONG THAT NEVER FINDS THE DAY" AT PERROTIN SHANGHAI

"THE NIGHT IS LONG THAT NEVER FINDS THE DAY" AT...

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MADSAKI return to NYC - Teaser: Perrotin New York

MADSAKI return to NYC - Teaser: Perrotin New York

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Marc-Olivier Wahler on MADSAKI: Perrotin New York

Marc-Olivier Wahler on MADSAKI: Perrotin New York

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MADSAKI Thinks "Perfect Art" Is Boring and Talks Relationship With Murakami

MADSAKI Thinks "Perfect Art" Is Boring and Talks...

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MADSAKI "French Fries with Mayo", Perrotin Paris

MADSAKI "French Fries with Mayo", Perrotin Paris

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