JAPANISM – Japanese Contemporary Artist Team (JCAT-NY)


On View: Monday, January 8th – Saturday, January 13th, 2018
Reception: Thursday, January 11th, 2018 from 6-9PM

japan-newsJAPANISM | We are proud to present JCAT-NY’s 12” x 12” group exhibition here at One Art Space. The Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 from 6-9PM. The exhibition will be open to the public from Monday, January 8th through Saturday, January 13th, 2018. The exhibition will feature 43 emerging Japanese artists as well as a performance from Risako Ishikawa, who combines the art of ballet with painting to create magnificent works of art. We hope you will join us for this incredible showcase of talent. To RSVP: Click Here!

About Risako Ishikawa:
Risako Ishikawa started dancing classical ballet at the age of 5. Her search for an original way of expression led to the creation of a new performance style, dancing and painting with ‘pointe shoes’. She performs by dropping acrylic paint on a canvas laid out on the floor. When dancing on it, beautiful colors spread under her feet. It liberates the soul and body. Dance is like a dialogue of energy. The audience and dancer exchange emotions and feelings in collaboration. The final painting captures the invisible dialogue of energies between the dancer and the audience.

nytAbout JCAT-NY:
JCAT-NY, short for Japanese Contemporary Artists Team in New York, is a unique, creative artist team based in New York. Their mission is to represent young, talented Japanese artists from around the world and to assist them on their path to successful careers. JCAT scouts talented artists from all disciplines and spreads the word about their talent through their online database as well as through yearly exhibitions. JCAT strives to open the doors of opportunity for each of their artists so they can pursue their passion and make a living off of their talent. JCAT believes that every artist deserves to create a career from what they love to do, and JCAT is here to make that a reality.

About Curator; Arisa Itami:
In 2008, after encounters with many artists and driven by the concept of “making art a part of life,” Arisa successfully established her own art gallery. She then moved on to operate the “Ouchi Gallery” (Brooklyn, New York) for 10 years where she provided countless opportunities and an activity space for young artists. Also in 2008, she planned an origami project, teaching children in Nigeria about the “art of a piece of paper.” In 2012, Arisa had exhibitions in Canada and Italy (the 100 Artist Exhibition in Italy). In 2014, she wrote “What Schools Don’t Teach About Becoming an Artist”, which became a best seller in Amazon’s Art Education. Arisa is currently the director of the Japanese Contemporary Artists Team (JCAT) in New York, where she helps young artists step into the art world. In 2016 she received the “TIME OUT NEW YORK LOVE AWARD” for the most loved local gallery in Brooklyn. Arisa is now an international independent curator based in NY.