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Through art, I aspire for people with diverse perspectives and backgrounds to collaborate, respect each other, and build a better world. I continually challenge myself with new approaches, seeking creativity while maintaining flexibility. I hope this mindset inspires others to grow together and contribute to society.

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Shinjiro Tanaka, born in Los Angeles in 1985, completed his degree in economics at Keio University and afterward accumulated experience working at Dentsu's newspaper division, a major advertising agency. However, the loss of a close person in 2011 and his volunteer experience following the Great East Japan Earthquake altered the course of his life, leading him to pursue a profound passion for art. His works delve into themes of life and death, the connections between individuals, and the hidden potential within humans, utilizing primitive motifs such as dots and lines. His background as a dancer infuses his expressions with movement and rhythm, bringing a sense of physicality and immediacy.

Living in New York from 2012 to 2017, he amassed a variety of experiences that greatly influenced his art, including working as an assistant to a Broadway musical producer, performing with Nile Rodgers and CHIC, launching his own creative brand "Evergreen", and participating in the Heisei Nakamura-za New York performance. These experiences introduced multicultural influences to his art, adding depth to his subsequent works.

 

After returning to Japan, he engaged in mural projects as an art coordinator at TokyoDex and became independent in 2019. His artistic activities have since expanded to include canvas works, murals, digital art, and more. Since 2022, he has resumed his activities in New York, undertaking new projects such as solo exhibitions, mural creations for stores and hotels, installations, video performance, and event planning.

 

In 2024, he established the Evergreen Collective, a platform aimed at supporting creators in achieving sustainable growth and contributing to society. Shinjiro Tanaka's endeavors seek to offer new perspectives to the world through the art born from his diverse experiences and insights, aiming to stimulate creativity.

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History

2023

Reverse / All Day Gallery (Tokyo)

Rebirth / Gallery Max New York (New York)

 

2022

Dashi Joint / Dashi Brooklyn (New York)

a Moment of Eternity / Medel Gallery Shu (Tokyo)

 

2021

Somehow Connected / eplus LIVING ROOM CAFE&DINING (Tokyo)

Untitled / NORA HAIR SALON (Tokyo)

 

2020

Augmentation / Why not? (Tokyo)

Carpe Diem / eplus LIVING ROOM CAFE&DINING (Tokyo)

Memento Mori / Pulplism (Tokyo)

2019

PEN / Why not? (Tokyo)

REINCARNATION / RIGNA TERRACE TOKYO (Tokyo)

NYC STREET ART PROJECT / Port of Call Daikanyama (Tokyo)  

 

2018

FACE / Sora Zenon (Tokyo) 

01

Solo Exhibition

2023   

WHAT CAFE SPECIAL MARKET 2023 AUTUMN / WHAT CAFE (Tokyo)

Square Spaces / KEY TERRACE HOTEL SEAMORE (Wakayama)

 

2022

The Playroom of Fine Art / between the arts gallery (Tokyo)

Follow the Lines / WHAT CAFE (Tokyo)

“Artist ! Artist ! Artist !” Matsuya Contemporary Art Selection / Matsuya Ginza (Tokyo)

WHAT CAFE × WATOWA GALLERY EXHIBITION -DRIVE UP!- / WHAT CAFE (Tokyo)

Unplugged / TRiCERA Museum (Tokyo)

WATOWA GALLERY EXHIBITION
 “THE SELECTED  vol. 2" / Elephant Studio (Tokyo)

 

2021

Experiments and Thoughts - Four Artists / KITTE Marunouchi (Tokyo)

CONNECT / KIMPTON SHINJUKU TOKYO (Tokyo) 

LIGHT BRAIN Vol.1 / ITOKI TOKYO XORK(Tokyo)

POWER OF ART / WHAT CAFE (Tokyo)

Spring Healing / Tokyo Art Studio (Tokyo)

Born New Art / Shibuya Scramble Square (Tokyo)

ART MARKET TENNOZ (Tokyo)

WHAT CAFE POP UP SHOW with 100 ARTWORK (Tokyo)

02

Group Exhibition

2024

Ascott Unlimited 40th Anniversary Dinner Event / (Tokyo)

New Style Hustle Party / REP music cafe (New York)

Kichi-On / Dig Bowl Kichijoji (Tokyo)

Arifuku Onsen Music Festival / Arifuku Onsen (Shimane)

Night Lyf / Lyf Ginza (Tokyo)

Evergreen / 3pm Cafe (Tokyo)

2023

Evergreen / 3pm Cafe (Tokyo)

WHAT CAFE SPECIAL MARKET 2023 AUTUMN / WHAT CAFE (Tokyo)

Late Night Groove -Tokyo Edition- (Tokyo)

Sunday Afternoon Party / Sunday (Tokyo)

CHUMS CAMP 2023 / Rising Field Karuizawa (Nagano)

For the future 2023 / Nakaikebukuro Park (Tokyo)

Future is Now / Bushwick (New York)

CUPA Dance Showcase / Symphony Space (New York)

Rebirth / Gallery Max New York (New York)

 

2022

ART PROJECT TAKASAKI (Gunma)

Follow the Lines / WHAT CAFE (Tokyo)

WHAT CAFE × WATOWA GALLERY EXHIBITION -DRIVE UP!- / WHAT CAFE (Tokyo)

Ofuna Jam 10th anniversary / Jam (Kanagawa)

Jiyugaoka Megami Festival / Jiyugaoka (Tokyo)

Yamashiro Art Market / Yamashiro Onsen (Ishikawa)

Roppongi Art Night / Roppongi West Park (Tokyo)

and more

03

Live Performance

2024

POD Hotel Brooklyn (New York)

Han-bi-je (Osaka)

2022

POD Hotel Brooklyn (New York)

Dashi Brooklyn (New York)

ART PROJECT TAKASAKI (Gunma)

Painted the school warehouse with all the students at an elementary school (Tokyo)

Sanko Facilities Inc. (Tokyo)

Comota CO., LTD. (Kanagawa)

eplus Living Room Cafe (Tokyo)

AZDEN CORPORATION (Tokyo)

2021

Fujitsu Limited (Kanagawa)

Nishihachi Project (Tokyo)

Ocean's Camp Toramii (Chiba)

Anker Kobe (Hyogo)

eplus Living Room Cafe (Tokyo)

Sumika (Shinjuku, Tokyo)

2020

Hachi Hachi (Shibuya, Tokyo)

eplus Living Room Cafe (Tokyo)

2019

Brooklyn Parlor (Tokyo)

Harajuku Mural Project (Tokyo)

04

Mural

2024

CHUMS 2024 Fall/Winter Collaboration

2023

Norikura Kogen Eco-Festival 2023 Entrance Curtains

Macool New Collection 2023 Spring Summer Collaborative Product Design

Favorric Collaborative Product Design

Kodama Project Collaborative Kokeshi Design

2022

Looney Tunes Tweety 80th Anniversary Collaboration Figure

c子あまね "Japan" Digital Album Covers (Sony Music)

Sound Inn "S" Collaborative Logo (BS-TBS)

2021

「oto to e to... ~ART×MUSIC~」LIVE Opening Video

Immersive theatre "Venus of Tokyo" Artwork

SXSW2020 Map Project – Shinjiro Tanaka x Stroly

Re-Bear Project 

and more

05

Collaboration

2022

SHIBUYA ART AWARDS Nominated - Tokyo, Japan

 

2020

Asia Digital Art Award Fukuoka- Finalists' Awards- Fukuoka, Japan

ART BATTLE TOKYO- First Prize- Tokyo, Japan

 

2019

D Contemporary Painting Prize 2019 - Nominated- London, United Kingdom

06

Prizes

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