Kotatsu Iwata

Kotatsu Iwata was born in Osaka, Japan and currently lives in New York. Iwata’s oeuvre is best appreciated in his solo exhibitions. These have been held in several major and respected institutions in the United States and internationally, including The Place 229 in New York and the Tezukayama Gallery in Osaka, Japan, NY Coo Gallery, New York as well as at the ISE Cultural Foundation in New York, which is regarded as the premier venue for the exhibition of Japanese art in New York.

Iwata is influenced by Pop Artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol whose works reflected the social situation of 50’s and 60’s. In step with his influences, Iwata incorporates what he considers the significant essence of our current age, the diversification in the perception of the world. He explains that in this contemporary time, amongst so many simultaneous occurrences, people’s attentions and interpretations depend on how individuals may try to bring meaning to their lives

Exhibitions (click for more)

SOLO EXHBITIONS:
- 2013, "Kotatsu Iwata Solo Exhibition" Gallery A-zone, Okayama, Japan
- 2013, "CANDY SHOP" COURGETTE, New York
- 2012, "What a cool!" Tezukayama Gallery, Osaka, Japan
- 2011, "Let's Go Baby!!" OTO hako, New York
- 2009, "GET WHAT YOU NEED" Tezukayama Gallery, Osaka, Japan
- 2008, "Can't Find The Way" 680 Fifth Ave., New York
- 2007, "Bring It on Home to Me" ISE CULTURAL FOUNDATION, New York

GROUP EXHBITIONS:
- 2013, "The Osakan Dreams Vol. 3" JR Osaka-Mitsukoshi-Ietan, Osaka, Japan
- 2013, "past, present, present" Gallery One Twenty Eight, New York
- 2012, "Art Exhibition of Japanese and Japanese American artists in New York" The Japanese American Association of New York, New York
- 2012, "Permanent Collection" Gallery A-Zone, Okayama, Japan
- 2012, "ART Kaihoku" JR Osaka Mitsukoshi Isetan, Osakaa, Japan
- 2011, "The NY Coo Collection Vol.0" NYCoo Gallery, New York
- 2011, "WE ARE ONE -Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Crisis Relief Exhibition-" Gallery 61, New York
- 2011, "ART FOR JAPAN" Studio 57 Fine Arts, New York
- 2011, "ART FOR JAPAN" ISE CULTURAL FOUNDATION, New York
- 2011, "First Impression" JILL D'ART Gallery, Aichi, Japan
- 2010, "New Year. New Works" Gallery One Twenty Eight, New York
- 2010, "JOY" Gallery One Twenty Eight, New York
- 2010, "Gallery's Recommended Young Artists" Tezukayama Gallery, Osaka, Japan
- 2010, "POP ART NEVER DIE" Tezukayama Gallery, Osaka, Japan
- 2009, "HAPPY HOUR!!" ISE CULTURAL FOUNDATION, New York
- 2009, "PAINT!" Climate Gallery, New York
- 2009, "Grand Opening Exhibition" NYCoo Gallery, New York
- 2009, "Original Tote Bag Exhibition in Nagano, The Future Figure"
Gallery Shoshinkan, Nagano, Japan
- 2009, "Goo'z" Gallery One Twenty Eight, New York
- 2008, "I'll Make You..." @Seaport Gallery, New York
- 2008, "Art Students' Exhibition in NY 2008" ISE CULTURAL FOUNDATION, New York
- 2008, "Vamp Pump" Gallery One Twenty Eight, New York
- 2008, "New Gallery Opening Exhibition" Tezukayama Gallery, Osaka, Japan
- 2008, "9th Annual Salon" WILLIAMSBURG ART & HISTORICAL CENTER, New York
- 2007, "JAM" Gallery One Twenty Eight, New York
- 2007, "An Exhibition of Selected Works" NYCoo Gallery, New York
- 2007, "Make Art Not War" Gallery One Twenty Eight, New York
- 2007, "Art Students' Exhibition in NY 2007" ISE CULTURAL FOUNDATION, New York
- 2007, "Continuity and Balance" Lurie Fine Art Gallery, Miami, FL
- 2006, "Art Students' Exhibition in NY 2006" ISE CULTURAL FOUNDATION, New York
- 2006, "Group Exhibition" Tower 49, New York
- 2006, "Gallery Artists Exhibition" NYCoo Gallery, New York
- 2005, "HUM" Gallery One Twenty Eight, New York
- 2005, "NYCoo Gallery Contest 2005" NYCoo Gallery, New York
- 2005, "Ma" Consulate General of Japan in NY, New York
- 2003, "PAPPA 5" Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, Tokyo, Japan
- 2002, "PAPPA 4.5" Design Festa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
- 2002, "PAPPA 4" Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, Tokyo, Japan
- 2001, "Christmas Exhibition" Gallery Sugar Water, Tokyo, Japan
- 2001, "The Night" Gallery Sugar Water, Tokyo, Japan
- 2001, "PAPPA 3" Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, Tokyo, Japan

ART FAIRS:
- 2014, "New City Art Fair" hpgrp Gallery New York, New York
- 2014, "Art Fair Tokyo" Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
- 2013, "Art Fair Tokyo" Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
- 2012, "Art Show Busan" BEXCO Exhibition Hall 2, Busan, Korea
- 2012, "Art Fair Tokyo" Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo, Japan
- 2010, "KIAF 10, Korea International Art Fair" COEX, Seoul, Korea
- 2009, "KIAF 09, Korea International Art Fair" COEX, Seoul, Korea
- 2008, "Tokyo Contemprary Art Fair" Toubi Art Forum, Tokyo, Japan
- 2008, "Affordable Art Fair" The Metropolitan Pavilion, New York

AWARDS:
- 2007, Spirit Award from NYCoo Gallery
- 2006, The Jean Gates Award
- 2005, NYCoo Prize from NYCoo Gallery
 

EXCLUSIVE ARTWORK BY KOTATSU IWATA

ad girls
4,300.00
pekocyan
1,325.00
pekocyan 2
1,325.00
supermarket R
3,300.00
 
 
coca-cola
4,400.00
laundry girl
4,500.00
dokura
2,050.00
supermarket L
3,300.00