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Expressing a desire to create societal value through creative efforts, the individual collaboratively contributes to society's enhancement, avoiding self-centered pursuits. The goal involves bridging societal gaps and fostering connections. Firmly believing diverse expression is crucial for this objective.

Statement

Shinjiro Tanaka is a Japanese-American artist born in Los Angeles in 1985. He studied economics at Keio University in Tokyo and, after graduation, worked at Dentsu, Japan's largest advertising agency. Later, he moved to New York City to pursue his artistic career. Tanaka's art is characterized by primitive motifs such as dots and lines, exploring themes of life, death, the connection between living beings, and human potential. After serving as an art coordinator for mural projects at TokyoDex, he became an independent artist in 2019. His diverse portfolio includes canvas paintings, murals, digital art, and collaborations with corporations. Influenced by his experiences in both Japan and the United States, Tanaka sees art as a bridge between cultures, promoting a more inclusive and understanding world.

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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) 

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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

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

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Prizes

2024

Night Lyf / Lyf Ginza (Tokyo)

Joint Jam Session / Robin Club (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)

Joint Jam Session / Robin Club (Tokyo)

Sunday Afternoon Party / Sunday (Tokyo)

CHUMS CAMP 2023 / Rising Field Karuizawa (Nagano)

Happy / a-bridge (Tokyo)

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

04

Live Performance

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)

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Mural

2024

CHUMS 2024 Fall/Winter Collaborative Apparel Product Design

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

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Collaboration

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