Minako Ito


I am creating the slices of life scenes. They are from my memories or imaginations.

Cloud in the sky which I looked above during a walk,  glimpsed evening glow between buildings, street corners on the trip.  All of the momentary scenes are my View Collection.

I also like to draw portrait of plants.  I think that everything such as a plant, a bicycle and a cloud has feelings. I try to keep these scenes with atmosphere.

I employed printmaking to visualize my collection. There are many processes to finish a print, however I love even complicated  process and its indirect way.Using primary color, such as yellow, red and blue on each plate, gradually get completed image and harmony in color.

Making lithographs became my life work. I would like viewers to feel like just on my point of view and make them happy through my art.

Minako Ito


1987BFA in Illustration, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1983BFA in Industrial, Interior and Craft Design Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Exhibitions:

2000Twenty-Third Small Works , 80 Washington Square Gallery, New York, NY
1997Motion in Picture , Art Directors Club, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions   including two-person show:

2007View Collection, Gallery Malle, Ebisu, Tokyo
2006View Collection, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
2005Collection of View, Gallery DAZZLE, Aoyama, Tokyo
2004Clouid in the Sky and Wind, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
double mina/ko prints exhibition, Gallery OM, Shin-Yokohama, Kanagawa
2002PRINTWORKS 2002, Gallery Kitamura, Aoyama, Tokyo
Welcome to Minako’s World, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
1996East Side Gallery, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1992PRINTWORKS ’92 , Gallery Takano, Ginza, Tokyo

Group Exhibitions:

2003 – 2008Gallery OM, Shin Yokohama, Kanagawa
2004Spring Prints Fair, Susie’s Card & Antique, Kamakura, Kanagawa
2001Space Odyssey, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
Citicorp Building, Long Island City, NY
2000Asian Artist Show, Federal Building, Jamaica, NY
1998Hallelujah, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY


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