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:

2019Minako Ito Prints Exhibition, Art Connect Yokohama, Japan
2018View Collection III, Ceres Gallery, NY
2017Prints Exhibition, Art Connect Yokohama, Japan
2016breeze, Ceres Gallery, NY
2014Greetings, Ceres Gallery, NY
2013Project on the road, Seoul, Korea
2012My Favorite, Ceres Gallery, NY
2011My Favorite, Gallery Dazzle, Tokyo, Japan
2010Window Plus, Ceres Gallery, NY   
Prints Exhibition, minart*, Tokyo
2009Drypoint Exhibition , Bar Last Chance, Tokyo
2008View Collection II, Ceres Gallery, NY

Group Exhibitions:

2015Yokohama City Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
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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