Monday, June 18, 2018

Shining Flecks II: Forms of Group, Flock and Swarm

Katsura Okada | Shining Flecks II: Forms of Group, Flock and Swarm:

June 28 - July 29, 2018

Opening Reception, June 28, 6-8pm

A.I.R Gallery is pleased to announce Shining Flecks II: Forms of Group, Flock and Swarm, an exhibition of paintings by New York-based artist Katsura Okada. The paintings and paper installations included in the exhibition are part of Okada’s ongoing interest in the representation of abstract organic forms found in nature. The title directs the viewer both to Okada’s process and intention. The powdered golden pigments or flecks deposited on the paper planes perform ideas of the infinite repetition, through minimal gestures.

A.I.R. Gallery
155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Wish You Were Here 17

Please come and pick up your favorite postcard and check out my piece!

Wish You Were Here 17 Postcard Show
Opening Night Party & Sale: May 24th 6-8 PM
Final Sale: June 24th 6 PM
Location: A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Each year hundreds of artists come together in support of A.I.R. Gallery by donating a small work for the annual postcard show.  Past exhibitions have included work by notable artists, including Mary Beth Edelson, Dottie Attie, Mary Grigoriadis, Barbara Zucker and many many more.

This year our post card show will be dedicated to immigrant rights and reproductive justice advocate, Alejandra Pablos, who was detained on March 7th for protesting against the Department of Homeland Security at a rally in Virginia early this year. She was released on April 19th on an $8,000 bond, but now must continue to fight against her deportation case.

Pablos has dedicated her life to supporting and protecting the rights of Latinx immigrant communities. She works as a Field Coordinator for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, where she organizes to raise the voices of Latinas in Virginia for policy change at all levels of government on issues that impact their lives, women’s health care, and other social justice issues. Alejandra has been a staunch advocate for immigration reform and against mass incarceration. She is a member of Mijente, a national political Latinx organization, and has worked with many immigrant rights and prison abolition organizers throughout the country.

Image: Katsura Okada, Happy Birthday #14, 2018, Golden powdered pigments on paper

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Expand JAA Art Exhibition

JAA Art Exhibition of Japanese and Japanese American Artists in New York expand until Friday, May 18! Because we got very good reputation on this exhibition! Don't miss it nice pieces of the 32 artists!

the 23rd JAA Art Exhibition of Japanese and Japanese American Artist in New York
Exhibition: May 3 (Thurs.) to May 18 (Fri.), 2018
M-F:10am-5pm (Sat:10am-4pm,Sun:Closed)

@the Japanese American Association of New York, Inc.
49 West 45th Street, 11th Fl. New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 840-6942


Installation view of Okada's pieces

Friday, April 20, 2018

23rd JAA Art Exhibition of Japanese and Japanese American Artist in New York

May 3 (Thurs.) 5pm-7pm
“Opening Reception of the 23rd JAA Art Exhibition of Japanese and Japanese American Artist in New York”

第 23 回ニューヨークで活躍する日本人・日系人美術家展覧会
We cordially invite you to the 23rd JAA Art Exhibition of
Japanese and Japanese American Artist in New York
50% of the proceeds will go to the JAA Charitable Fund.

5 月 3 日(木)午後 5 時〜午後 7 時
Opening Reception: May 3rd (Thurs.) 5pm-7pm.

展示期間:2018 年 5 月 3 日(木)〜 12 日(土)4pm
平日:午前 10 時〜午後 5 時、土曜日:午前 10 時〜午後 4 時
Exhibition: May 3 (Thurs.) to May 12 (Sat.) 4pm, 2018
M-F:10am-5pm (Sat:10am-4pm,Sun:Closed)

the Japanese American Association of New York, Inc.
49 West 45th Street, 11th Fl. New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 840-6942


 青野 セクウォイア  Sequoyah Aono  ボールウィン ジャスティン  Justin Baldwin
 廣瀬 ジョージ  George Hirose  百田 和子  Kazuko Hyakuda
 市村 しげの  Shigeno Ichimura  出口 雄樹  Yuki Ideguchi
飯塚 国雄  Kunio Iizuka   キノ マホ  Maho Kino
三浦 良一  Ryoichi Miura  宮森 敬子  Keiko Miyamori
森本 洋充  Hiromitsu Morimoto  森本 和也  Kazuya Morimoto
森戸 泰光  Yasumitsu Morito  本宮 陽子  Yoko Motomiya
永野 みき  Miki Nagano  野田 正明  Masaaki Noda
岡田 桂  Katsura Okada  岡本 泰彰  Yasuaki Okamoto
小野 知美  Tomomi Ono  作山 畯治  Shunji Sakuyama
 皿井 まゆみ  Mayumi Sarai  佐々木 健二郎  Kenjiro Sasaki
佐藤 正明  Masaaki Sato  澤野 水纓  Mizue Sawano
 篠原 乃り子  Noriko Shinohara  篠原 有司男  Ushio Shinohara
 竹田 あけみ  Akemi Takeda  瀧澤 昌樹  Masaki Takizawa
渡辺 啓子  Keico Watanabe  ウインチェスター セツ子  Setsuko Winchester
依田 順子  Junko Yoda  依田 寿久  Toshihisa Yoda

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Shining Flecks: from Parts of the Entire, New paintings

Shining Flecks: from Parts of the Entire, New paintings

March 7- March 25, 2018
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 7, 6-8pm

ARTIFACT Gallery is pleased to announce, an exhibition of new work by New York-based artist Katsura Okada. Her show, Shining Flecks: from Parts of the Entire, an exhibition of new paintings on golden pigments and handmade paper installations.
This exhibition is a continuation of the artist's ongoing exploration into golden tiny dots expanding to the overall of shows nature designing abstraction and organic forms. The artist utilizing powdered golden pigments, natural liquid adhesive on handmade paper and she is painting countless golden tiny dots by brush. The shining flecks expanding to overall infinity. Okada says "From parts, tiny flecks expanding to the overall, as a whole. It is like reviving something on my images inspired organic forms."

Apetalous series will on view this exhibition, Apetalous means "flower having no petals" and her new paintings shows nature designing abstraction and organic forms, and her works are focusing on Pistils and Stamens. She explained her paintings "I found such unique and beautiful forms from flowers without petals. And I feel that something strong and storing life from such organic shapes that center of flowers as the cores."

In addition to golden dots paintings, pieces from Okada's Flecks of Shine new series will be on view this exhibition. These abstract and simplify forms works in Okada's central theme of spiritual revivals in a different way. For this new series, Okada's created a distinctive technique of painting tiny dots in gold, after undergoing the process, the pigments texture and flecks are permanently fixed in gold. Every from part to entire groove reflects light, amplifying its natural beauty. Her new paintings are beautiful golden works infused with both concrete and abstract significance, and various fascinating shapes. Also she invites her viewers to take what they will from her work.

Katsura Okada was born in Tokyo, Japan. Okada has a Master of Japanese Calligraphy Arts from the Tokyo Academy of Calligraphy Art, Japan, and attended Sokei Academy of Fine Art & Design, Japan to study Fine Art. Since 1990, Okada's work has shown worldwide, including in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Hungary, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Slovakia, Japan, Canada, Mexico and United States. Recently, Okada's work has been exhibited at Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Hammond Museum in North Salam, New York, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, the 57th Venice Biennial in 2017, A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, Black and White Gallery in Brooklyn, Marymount Manhattan College Hewitt Gallery of Art in New York, Karuizawa New Art Museum in Nagano, Japan and the Museum of Arts & Crafts-Itami in Hyogo, Japan. Okada has received first prize/grants from Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, the Shoto Museum of Art in Tokyo and the SoHo Art Competition in New York among others. Publications include ARTspeak, Manhattan Arts, NY Arts Magazine, the Yomiuri America newspaper, New York, LUXOS (Milano), Collezioni Sport & Street (Modena), IL NOTIZIARIO DELL' A.I.A.M. (Rome), Les Editions Arts et Images du Monde (Paris), DART International Magazine (Toronto) and others. For more Information, please visit

For additional information, please contact; ARTIFACT | 84 Orchard Street | b/w Broom & Grand Street | New York NY 10002 | | (212)457-0448 | Wed-Sat 12-6 PM and by appointment.      

Monday, February 19, 2018

Okada's solo exhibition

My solo exhibition is coming soon! New paintings include new series. TBA

Flecks of Shine II (detail)

Flecks of Shine V (detail)

Friday, January 5, 2018


Postcards from the Edge 2018 is only a few weeks away! 
January 19-21, 2018 | Gallery 524 | 524 West 26th St.
January 19, 6-8PM - Preview Party
January 20, 10AM-6PM - Benefit Sale
January 21, 12-4PM - Benefit Sale - Buy 2 get 1 FREE!

Want to see all of the wonderful postcard artworks installed together before they start selling? Want to bid on great raffle prizes like the first pick of an artwork or one of the first few places in line on Saturday morning? There's only one way - attend the Postcards from the Edge 2018 Preview Party.

VIP Tickets, $100 - purchase here!

A VIP Ticket secures you access to the party beginning at 5pm, one hour before crowds arrive.

Saturday, January 20 from 10AM to 6PM

Sunday, January 21 from 12PM to 4PM
Sunday Special - Buy 2 artworks, Get 1 Free

Postcard-sized artworks will sell for $85 each.
Admission to the sale is free, with a suggested donation of $5 at the door.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Ten best NYC art exhibits of 2017

Pleasae check this article out of "Time Out New York" on December 20, 2017.

Click here to visit the article:
Ten best NYC art exhibits of 2017

Check out our picks for the ten best art exhibitions of 2017 at New York City's top art museums and galleries   

Monday, December 4, 2017

WBAI Art Auction re-opens

Dear All,
WBAI’s fundraising art auction has now re-opened, just in time for your Holiday shopping. There is so much wonderful artwork available, and the prices are so attractive. Your gift of art this season would bring smiles to the faces of all concerned. You can’t go wrong!
Please join me in supporting the station’s vital progressive voice.

The Catalog here:

Okada's page here: