Hiro Kurata

Hiro Kurata Hiro Kurata was born in Osaka Japan, and grew up in Tokyo and Chicago. His main focus is in creating surrealistic moment through his paintings,using motif of sports and chairs. Destruction and strength of the baseball bat, stability and gentleness of the armrest chair. "Calm days make me sleep and wild days are too chaotic. Wake up and sleep, to soothe and then again to derail". Creation is a progress and he believes that true creation will contribute to the human society in an evolutionary way.

2004 B.F.A., Parsons School of Design, New York, NY - in Illustration

2003 Chosen for the "Society of Illustrators Annual Scholarship Competition"

Official Artist Website


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Hiro Kurata - Sunday Date
Sunday Date
by Hiro Kurata
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Hiro Kurata - King Sadaharu
King Sadaharu
by Hiro Kurata
Hiro Kurata - Krooklyn
by Hiro Kurata
Hiro Kurata - Theory of being Cool
Theory of being Cool
by Hiro Kurata


Solo Exhibition

2008 "Heroic", Gallery Point, Tokyo, Japan
2006 "Shiloku 46", Galerie Mille D'air, Berlin, Germany
2005 "Illustrations & Paintings / Works of 2003-2005", Hanae Mori Open Gallery, Tokyo, Japan    

Seleceted Group Exhibition

2009 "Group Exhibition", Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
"Scribble.08 Exhibition" Wonderhaus, San Diego, CA
"Dime Bag 3" Giant Robot Gallery, New York, NY
"the New York Connection", Gallery Target, Tokyo, Japan
"Hiro Kurata and Tommii Lim" Ad Hoc Art, Brooklyn, NY
Group Exhibition 2", David B Smith Gallery, Denver, CO
2008 "Panorama 3", Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, NY
"the Wonder", Black Maria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"101 Tokyo Art Fair", Gallery Point, Tokyo, Japan
2007 "Hiro Kurata x Inoue Jun", Gallery Scene, Tokyo, Japan
2006 "10x10", BBS, Tokyo
2005 "GAS as Interface Presents / Traveling GAS Shop", Shibuya, Tokyo

"Dolce Vita2", Espace Beaurepaire, Paris, France
"Studio Pineal", IID gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2004 "Signs of Life" Gershwin Hotel, New York, NY
2003 "Inter School Art Show" Cooper Union, New York, NY
"Annual Scholarship Exhibition" The Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
"Assembly" Front Room, Brooklyn, NY

Related Topics

Tat Ito & Hiro Kurata "From Kojiki To Modern Heroism" at Joshua Liner Gallery
Feb. 11, 2010
[through Mar 13] "From Kojiki to Modern Heroism" is a two-person exhibition of new paintings by the New York-based Japanese artists Tat Ito and Hiro Kurata. Read More >>
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