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AJ Oishi

A.J.Oishi is a self-taught artist originally from Seattle, WA. She graduated with a BA in Economics and Sociology, and spent her professional career working in roles that required organization and detailed analysis. In her art career, Oishi has applied her science background into her art making by taking measured and controlled techniques to create balanced and detail-oriented paintings.

Oishi’s art is essentially created using the eraser side of a #2 pencil. Paint consistency, pressure on the board or canvas, and a steady hand result in her “dot”. Adding thousands of equally measured circles together in a repetitive pattern and employing proper color combinations results in an expansive abstract composition of color, form and light. Oishi has consistently sought out knowledge, education, and points of view that would better her own self-growth. Oishi explains that her methodology is symbolic of the individual and one’s journey towards a more holistic, conscious life. That being said, the choice of using a bull’s-eye represents the completeness within an individual.

 

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Oishi’s art is driven largely by color, inspired by all that surrounds her. Each color choice and combination she makes is an attempt to exude a certain emotion of her inner response to her outside experiences. As the piece progresses, A.J.’s challenge is to maintain that emotional “vision” and ultimately translate that emotion to the viewer.

Oishi has exhibited in solo and group shows through out the USA, in San Francisco, New York, Miami, Boston and Columbus, and is represented by galleries in San Francisco, Boston, Park City, Palo Alto, and Columbus. She joined the Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver Canada in January 2019.

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A.J.Oishi is an emerging self-taught artist originally from Seattle, WA. She graduated with a BA in Economics and Sociology, and spent her professional career working in roles that required organization and detailed analysis. In her art career, Oishi has applied her science background into her art making by taking measured and controlled techniques to create balanced and detail-oriented paintings. Oishi’s art is essentially created using the eraser side of a #2 pencil. Paint consistency, pressure on the board or canvas, and a steady hand result in her "dot". Adding thousands of equally measured circles together in a repetitive pattern and employing proper color combinations results in an expansive abstract composition of color, form and light. Oishi has consistently sought out knowledge, education, and points of view that would better her own self-growth. Oishi explains that her methodology is symbolic of the individual and one’s journey towards a more holistic, conscious life. That being said, the choice of using a bull’s-eye represents the completeness within an individual. Oishi’s art is driven largely by color, inspired by all that surrounds her. Each color choice and combination she makes is an attempt to exude a certain emotion of her inner response to her outside experiences. As the piece progresses, A.J.'s challenge is to maintain that emotional "vision" and ultimately translate that emotion to the viewer. Oishi has exhibited in solo and group shows through out the USA, in San Francisco, New York, Miami, Boston and Columbus, and is represented by galleries in San Francisco, Boston, Park City, Palo Alto, and Columbus. She joined the Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver Canada in January 2019.

Artist Website: ajoishi.com/

A.J.Oishi is an emerging self-taught artist originally from Seattle, WA. She graduated with a BA in Economics and Sociology, and spent her professional career working in roles that required organization and detailed analysis. In her art career, Oishi has applied her science background into her art making by taking measured and controlled techniques to create balanced and detail-oriented paintings. Oishi’s art is essentially created using the eraser side of a #2 pencil. Paint consistency, pressure on the board or canvas, and a steady hand result in her "dot". Adding thousands of equally measured circles together in a repetitive pattern and employing proper color combinations results in an expansive abstract composition of color, form and light. Oishi has consistently sought out knowledge, education, and points of view that would better her own self-growth. Oishi explains that her methodology is symbolic of the individual and one’s journey towards a more holistic, conscious life. That being said, the choice of using a bull’s-eye represents the completeness within an individual. Oishi’s art is driven largely by color, inspired by all that surrounds her. Each color choice and combination she makes is an attempt to exude a certain emotion of her inner response to her outside experiences. As the piece progresses, A.J.'s challenge is to maintain that emotional "vision" and ultimately translate that emotion to the viewer. Oishi has exhibited in solo and group shows through out the USA, in San Francisco, New York, Miami, Boston and Columbus, and is represented by galleries in San Francisco, Boston, Park City, Palo Alto, and Columbus. She joined the Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver Canada in January 2019.

Solo Exhibitions

 

2018 “Consistency” Solo Exhibition with Gallery BOM • Boston, MA

2014 “Essence Within” Solo Show with Bryant Street Gallery • Palo Alto, CA

  • Group Exhibitions

2020     The Columbus Art Museum, An Evening with Art, Columbus, OH

2020     Julie Nester Gallery, AJ Oishi and Matt Devine, Park City, UT

2019     Kostuik Gallery, Annual Silent Art Auction, Vancouver, BC Canada

2019     Root Division, 18thAnnual Art Auction, San Francisco, CA

2019     Gallery BOM, Art Market Hamptons, Hamptons, NY

2019     Kostuik Gallery, Group Show, Vancouver, BC Canada

2018     Simon Breitbard Fine Arts Trunk Show • Mill Valley, CA

2018     SF Designer Showcase, Awarded the opportunity to paint a mural on the exterior of the home. Simon Breitbard Fine Arts • San Francisco, CA

2018     Art For Life- Art Show and Fundraiser with Columbus Museum of Art • Columbus, OH

2018     Dart for Art Art Show and Auction • San Francisco, CA

2018     An Evening with Art- Juried Exhibition and Art Show with Columbus Museum of Art • Columbus,OH

2017     “Expansion” Shared Exhibition with Gallery BOM • Boston, MA

2017     “Tranquility” Shared Exhibition with Julie Nester Gallery • Park City, UT

2015     Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts Trunk Show • Mill Valley, CA

2014     Jingle and Mingle Fundraiser • San Francisco, CA

2014     Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts Trunk Show Mill Valley, CA

2014     Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco with Simon Breitbard Fine Arts • San Mateo, CA

2014     Headlands Center for the Arts Benefit Art Auction • Sausalito, CA

2013     Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts Trunk Show • Mill Valley, CA

2013     Greater Columbus Arts Council Community Arts Project • Columbus, OH

2012     Aqua Art Miami with Bryant Street Gallery- Aqua Hotel • Miami, FL

2010     Aqua Art Miami – Aqua Hotel with Simon Breitbard Fine Arts• Miami, FL

2010     GCAC Community Arts Partnership Juried Exhibition • Columbus, OH

2010     ArtSpan Benefit Art Show and Auction • San Francisco, CA

2009     SF Open Studios at Workspace Limited • San Francisco, CA

2008     ArtSpan Benefit Art Show and Auction • San Francisco, CA

2007     SF Open Studios at The Blue Studio • San Francisco, CA

§Art Fairs

 

2018     Art Market San Francisco with Simon Breitbard Fine Arts • San Francisco, CA

2016     Art Market San Francisco w/Simon Breitbard Fine Arts • San Francisco, CA

2015     Art Market Art On Paper with Karen Imperial• New York, NY

2012     San Francisco Fine Arts Fair with Simon Breitbard Fine Arts• San Francisco, CA

2011     San Francisco Fine Arts Fair with Simon Breitbard Fine Arts• San Francisco, CA

2010     Columbus Arts Festival • Columbus, OH

2010     Affordable Art Fair New York with Stephanie Breitbard Fine Arts • New York, NY

2008     Columbus Arts Festival • Columbus, OH

 

 

 

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