rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.

rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.

Momoko Nakamura November 10 – December 22, 2023

Tokyo International Gallery
Solo Exhibition

Momoko Nakamura is a contemporary painter born in Tokyo.

With her unique world view, she depicts emotional female figures and plants and flowers with biological characteristics. After graduating from the Visual Design Department of Kuwasawa Design School, she worked at a graphic design office before becoming an artist/illustrator.

It has been about 7 years since 2016 when she started painting as an illustrator, and has been presenting her works as Fine Art for the past few years. She writes down her thoughts and feelings on a daily basis and puts the world she envisions from those words onto the canvas. The women and plants depicted by his powerful brushstrokes are characterized by their clear-cut forms. The expressionless images of women give the viewer a blank space to imagine their feelings. In this solo exhibition, Momoko Nakamura returns to her origins as a painter, presenting her world view on a grand scale with her largest-ever works. Momoko Nakamura’s world view will be presented on a grand scale with one of the largest works ever exhibited.

―Artist Statement―

A rose is a rose is a rose.” is a quote by Gertrude Stein, “Discoverer of 20th century art,” an American author, poet, and art collector.  It is a memorable title I gave to one of my paintings in the second group exhibition I participated in 2016 when I started painting. Even now, almost 7 years later, these words still question my existence, and their timelessness It is a title that I still use today. I used “rose” as a metaphor for the women, animals, and flowers I depict in my work. I hope to create a space where people can reflect on themselves.




Born in Tokyo, 1991. Graduated from Kuwasawa Design School, Visual Design Department. After working at a graphic design office, he became active as an artist and illustrator. In addition to solo exhibitions, he has provided illustrations for book covers, magazines, music, textiles for apparel brands, and more. Major solo exhibitions include "nestle" (Lurf museum, Tokyo, 2023).



rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.
November 10 – December 22, 2023
Opening Hours
Sun, Mon, and Public Holidays
Opening Reception

November10 17:00-20:00

8 minutes’ walk from Tokyo Waterfront Area Rapid Transit Rinkai Line “Tennoz Isle Station”, 10 minutes’ walk from Tokyo Monorail Haneda Airport Line “Tennoz Isle Station”, 8 minutes’ walk from Keikyu Main Line “Shinbanba Station”