Hajime Sorayama
Profile
1947 Born in Ehime, Japan
1969 BFA, Chuo Bijutsu Gakuen, Tokyo, Japan
Lives and Works in Tokyo
Solo Exhibitions
2016 "Sorayama", Jacob Lewis Gallery, New York, NY, USA
"An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine.", NANZUKA, Tokyo, Japan
2015 AISHONANZUKA, Hong Kong, China
Little High, Tokyo, Japan
FIFTY24SF GALLERY, San Francisco, CA, USA
2014 Stussy Guest Artist Series - HAJIME SORAYAMA Exhibition Curated by NANZUKA, STUSSY HARAJUKU CHAPTER, Tokyo, Japan
2013 AISHONANZUKA, Hong Kong, China
Hajime Sorayama x graniph Exhibition, graniph Harajuku Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2011 "Hajime Sorayama : 1970-2010", Gering & Lopeg Gallery, New York, NY, USA
"NEO DISCIPLINE", Span Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Neo Japonism & Obsession", TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS/B GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
2010 NANZUKA UNDERGROUND, Tokyo, Japan
Span Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2008 Opera Gallery, New York, NY, USA
WEAM, Miami, FL, USA
2007 "EROTOVISION", Mondo Bizzarro Gallery, Rome, Italy
2005 Hysteric Mini 20th Anniversary Art Exhibition, Tokyo/Osaka/HongKong
Show Room, New York, NY, USA
2003 Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo/Osaka, Japan
2002 Bape Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1999 Tamara Bane Gallery, Los Angels, CA, USA
1998 Tamara Bane Gallery, Los Angels, CA, USA
ECR, Cologne, Germany
1994 UP'S Gallery
Tamara Bane Gallery, Los Angels, CA, USA
the Castlegate Hotel and Conference Center, Atlanta, GA, USA
1988 The Seibu Department Store Gallery, Hakodate, Japan
Group Exhibitions
2016 "Desire", Moore Building, Miami, FL, USA
"TENGAI 3.0", hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK, New York, NY, USA
"The Universe and Art", Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
"Cosmic Fusion 4", O Museum, Tokyo, Japan
"TRIBUTE TO KOW YOKOYAMA", TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS, Tokyo, Japan
"ALLOY & PEACE", Spiral, Tokyo, Japan
2015"Unorthodox", The Jewish Museum, New York, NY, USA
"Exhibition of Mythical beast Ⅱ", Bunkamura, Tokyo, Japan
"MEDICOM TOY EXHIBITION'15", PARCO MUSEUM, Tokyo, Japan
"The Aesthetics of Fantasy - Japanese Erotica in Contemporary Art", Bunkamura, Tokyo, Japan
"Here is ZINE tokyo 10", Tokyo Cultuart BEAMS, Tokyo, Japan
"FELIX THE CAT - Cats Out Of The Bag", SLOW CULTURE, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2014LEATHER JAPAN 2014, New York, NY, USA
Amalia Ulman + Hajime Sorayama Exhibition, London, UK
"JAPAN EROTICA", Musee de lerotisme, Paris, France
"with Hello Kitty", MDP GALLERY/SPACE M, Tokyo, Japan
"PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! KILL!", Vanilla Gallery/Kinokuniya Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"O's story", billiken Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"atrocity beauty", Vanilla Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
HORIYOSHI THE THIRD x Hajime Sorayama, Galleria Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
KITAHARA COLLECTION, Takamatsu city museum of Art, Takamatsu, Japan
Span Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2013"The Pop Surrealism Show", Opera Gallery, New York, NY, USA
"UKIYOE Roman Exhibition", Span Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"ALICE Fantasy tale exhibition", Bunkamura, Tokyo, Japan
2012"Cosmic Fusion III", O museum, Tokyo, Japan
The ObsessionArt 5th Anniversary Exhibition, The Gallery in Cork Street, London, UK
"Artist's book by Treville 1985-2012", Kinokuniya Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Monster", billiken Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Japanese Erotic Artsts", Jinbocho Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2011"MEDICOM TOY 15th ANNIVERSARY", PARCO MUSEUM, Tokyo, Japan
"Here is ZINE tokyo 2", Tokyo Cultuart BEAMS, Tokyo, Japan
Hamamatsu Municipal Museum of Art 40th Anniversary Special Exhibition, Hamamatsu Municipal Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan
"Märchenism", The Tobu Department Store Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2010"CODE : EROTICA", Bunkamura, Tokyo, Japan
KITAHARA COLLECTION, Mori Arts Center Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2009"Almost There" Time Tunnel Series Vol.29, G8, Tokyo, Japan
2008"CARNIVORA", FUSE Gallery, New York, NY / L'Imagerie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA / CPOP Gallery, Detroit, MI, USA
200720th Anniversary Exhibitions "Graphics & Messages", GGG, Tokyo, Japan
2006Ginza Recruit Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2005"Winter Invitational", Art At Large, New York, NY, USA
1997"Forum--Gelande", Castrop-Rauxel, Germany
1989"Ferrari Hall", Munich, Germany
Award
2001Inventor's Award - Asahi newspaper
1999Good Design Grand Prize Award
Media Art Festival Grand Prize Award
1996Vargas Award
Public Collections
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Smithsonian Institute of Technology Museum. Washington DC, USA
World Erotic Art Museum, Miami, USA
US Library of Congress. Washington DC, USA