SCOPE Miami Beach 2021

SCOPE Miami Beach 2021

Michael Ho, Kotao Tomozawa November 30 – December 5, 2021

Tokyo International Gallery is pleased to announce that we will be participating in SCOPE Miami Beach 2021, an international art fair held in Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
Tokyo International Gallery will be presenting new works by Michael Ho and Kotao Tomozawa, two of the hottest emerging artists based in Tokyo.
Michael Ho will present seven new conceptual paintings on shaped canvas, and Kotao Tomozawa will present six new paintings, including her first large canvas.
The fair will take place December 1-5, with a VIP preview on November 30.
We look forward to seeing you at Booth C03.


Michael Ho
Kotao Tomozawa




Michael Ho was born in 1996, in Hawaii and currently lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. Ho graduated summa cum laude with a BA in fine arts from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2018. In the UCLA art department, Ho worked under and among the department's artists/professors: Barbara Kruger, Lari Pittman, Andrea Fraser, Catherine Opie, Adrian Wong, Adrian Saxe, Mary Kelly, and Silke Otto-Knapp. At the end of 2018, he moved to Tokyo, Japan and began showing work in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Focusing on the visual semantics and quasi didacticism, his paintings and sculptures take from fleeting moments of American pop culture, investigating the more intricate ability for painting to engage in a contentious, active conversation with the viewer.



Kotao Tomozawa was born in 1999, in Bordeaux, France, she lived in Paris until the age of five. Tomozawa came to Japan in 2004 and is currently studying at Tokyo University of the Arts, majoring in oil painting, while also participating in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Tomozawa’s unique portraits, combining slime-like materials and organic motifs, realistically depict texture, translucency, and softness, leaving an unforgettable impact once seen. Tomozawa’s works, in which extreme cruelty is wrapped up with the utmost gentleness, have many facets like an extract of this world boiled down, but the expression itself is extremely simple.
In 2019, Tomozawa formed the art unit "Tororoen" with her own mother, Mimiyo Tomozawa. In the same year, she won the Kume Keiichiro Prize, and in 2020, she was selected for the Art Plaza Grand Prize at the University of the Arts. Major exhibitions include "caché" (Hankyu Men's Tokyo tagboat) and "Tagboat Artshow" (Hankyu Men's Tokyo) in 2021, "remix" (3331artschiyoda) and "Pomme d'amour" (3331artschiyoda) in 2020. Pomme d'amour" (mograg gallery), "MIND THE GAP" (THE blank GALLERY).



SCOPE Miami Beach 2021
November 30 – December 5, 2021
Opening Hours
11:00−20:00 *30 November 12:00 – 20:00
SCOPE Miami Beach C03

801 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, U.S.A.

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