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Yoshimi Ohtani

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conceptual, digital, Manga pop, kawaii, exhibition/performance

Born in Tokyo in 1980. 
While emphasizing interest as a picture, she draws illustrations of girls, expressing essences of modern cultures such as a compromise between Japanese and Western styles and “goth-loli” fashions.
Interpreting Japanese unique senses such as wabi, sabi, kare, and iki in a modern way, she fuses two types of depictions: animation & manga and design & arts.
She is active at home and abroad in various kinds of media including paper, digital, and websites, 

book cover designs, interiors of restaurants/bars, magazines, in video game music videos, cell phone icons and cases, and more.


・Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair Hong Kong 2012 , (2012 Fev)
・ SWEET STREETS 2011Exhibition @LA - Group exhibition , (2011 November)
・ARTas1® Japanese Illustrators Show "SUMMER PARTY of ILLUSTRATORS"
 @ LA NORBERTELLEN GALLERY - Group exhibition -, (2011 Aug)
・Women Illustrators of Japan - Group exhibition -, (2011 July)
・SAKURA Exhibition @Tokyo, @NewYork, @Roppongi(Tokyo),
  Open-call project in Charge of planning,    
 operation and main visual, (2011 March-June),
・Design・Festa vol.31 (2011 may)
・BlueRoes 2nd Exhibition"Kwaii" @Tokyo and @NewYork - Group exhibition -, (2010 May-June) 
・Cosmic Fusion II,Tokyo O ART MUSEUM- Group exhibition , (2010 July)
・SAKURA Exhibition @Tokyo, @NewYork, @Kyoto,
 Open-call project in Charge of planning,    
 operation and main visual, (2010 March-June),
・BlueRoses -Girls Illustration Exhibition- Group exhibition , (2009 Decmber)
・Design・Festa vol.30 (2009 September)
・SAKURA Exhibition New York, Open-call project, (2009 May-June)
・SAKURA Exhibition, Open-call project in Charge of planning,
 operation and main visual, (2009 March-April)
・Illustration Exhibition @ Tokyo Gallery tour - Private exhibition , (2008 September-October)
・ARTs*LABo-Wafu Genso (Japanese Fantasy) - Group exhibition -, (2008 September)
・Illustration Exhibition @ NY - Private exhibition -, (2008 July-August) 

and many more...

・Microsoft × CREATORS BANK Silverlight Animation Banner Contest Excellent Prize , (2009)
・SoftBank x CREATORS BAK fanfun.Design Contest Winning Prize, (2009)
・SIGG Bottle Design Competition Excellent Prize "The bottle was manufactured and released over the world.", (2008)
・DoCoMo N701i Kisekae Panel Design Competition, Excellent Prize "Style Plus Collection Series" released, (2007)
・TOKYU HANDS x Loftwork Creator New Year Card 2006 & 2007 Contest Winning Prize; the work was manufactured, (2007)
・CREATORZ Excellent Prize"HARUICHIBAN*Illustration Contest", (2007)

Recent Exhibits

Yoshimi Ohtani participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2013 Kimono Rock 'N' Roll Art Show
May, 2013 Grace & Ritual
Nov, 2011 Sweet Streets
WWA Gallery
Aug, 2011 ARTas1® Japanese Illustrators Show "Summer Party of Illustrators"
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