Shingo Francis

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Kylin Gallery has been established to encourage cultural cross-fertility through education, marketing, and, most especially, presentation of and support for art and artists that consciously “build bridges” between East and West. By opening in Beverly Hills, Kylin Gallery has targeted the Pacific Ocean as the body of water it will span with its metaphorical bridge. But this spirit of bridge-building will lead the gallery in all appropriate directions. Its program will feature art by Eastern and Western artists alike who look across the geographic and aesthetic divides in order to marry and merge idea and practice. The results will be not simply hybrid, but fused: in the art at Kylin, it will be hard to tell where one civilization leaves off and the other comes in, but it will be easy to see that both are present.

Shingo Francis


SHINGO FRANCIS


Lives and works in Los Angeles

1992 B.F.A. PITZER COLLEGE, CLAREMONT, CA, USA 

2017 M.F.A. ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN, PASADENA, CA, USA



SOLO EXHIBITIONS



2017



 




INTERFERENCE, GALERIE PARIS, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN



2016



 




SILENT PRESENCE, SPACE BM, SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA



2015



 




SILENT COLORS IN MOVING LIGHT, GALERIE PARIS, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN



2014



 




VAST AND VIVID, MISA SHIN GALLERY, TOKYO, JAPAN

TRANSCENDENCE: A DEEPER SENSE OF COLOR, YOKOHAMA UNIVERSITY OF ART, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN



2013



 




ACROSS THE LINE: A VOYAGE INTO THE VOID, GALERIE PARIS, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN

KALEIDOSCOPE, LOBBY GALLERY ORGANIZED BY THE DURST ORGANIZATION AND CHASHAMA, NY



2012



 




NEW PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION, 100 WALL STREET, NY 

BOUND FOR ETERNITY, THE BOGART SALON, NY



2011



 




VEILS: A DIALOGUE WITH THE ABYSS, GALERIE PARIS, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN



2010



 




HOOP ART, CASA DEL MAR HOTEL, SANTA MONICA, CA



2009



 




BOUND FOR ETERNITY, MONTALVO ARTS CENTER, SARATOGA, CA THE DEPTH OF SILENCE, GALERIE PARIS, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN



2008



 




BLUE’S SILENCE: ASHES IN DARKNESS, HINO GALLERY, TOKYO

SOLO PROJECT, ARCO ART FAIR (CURATED BY TSUTOMU MIZUSAWA), MADRID, SPAIN

BLUE’S SILENCE: INNER SILENCE, GALERIE PARIS, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN

NEW HORIZONS, ELIZABETH STONE HARPER GALLERY AT PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE, CLINTON, SC



2006



 




EXPLORING THE HORIZON: A NEW LIGHT, HINO GALLERY, TOKYO, JAPAN 

BLUE`S SILENCE: BRIGHTER SHADE OF BLUE, GALERIE PARIS, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN



2004



 




BLUE’S SILENCE, HINO GALLERY, TOKYO, JAPAN



1999



 




GENERATIONS, GALERIE KORNFELD, BERN, SWITZERLAND



1998



 




DEEP IN THE DARK, HATCH GALLERY, LOS ANGELES, CA



1996



 




BETWEEN THE DARK AND LIGHT, HATCH GALLERY, LOS ANGELES, CA



 



GROUP EXHIBITIONS




2017


Abacadabra of Drawing, Ichihara Museum of Art, Ichihara, Japan 

Shingo Francis X Julio Rondo, Bernin Studio, Berlin, Germany



2016


The Limit of Imagination and Structure, Sezon Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 

Chromatic Passages, Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, CA



2015


The Xinla Bansho: Forest of Exponentials, Los Angeles, CA 

The Joshua Treenial,Joshua Tree, CA 

The 20th JAA Art Exhibition of Japanese and Japanese American Artists in New YorkJAA, New York, NY 

ParabolaGallery Tominokoji, Kyoto, Japan 

Creative in Common Santa Clara University, Santa Clara,CA



2014


Mari Rantanen & Shingo FrancisArtHelix, Brooklyn,NY 

A Moment of Time and PlaceNikkei Art Project, Nikkei Newspaper Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan 

The Mirror- Hold the Mirror up to NatureNagoya Shoko Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan 

Mixed Up!GALERIE PARIS, Yokohama, Japan 

Rockaway!PS1 MOMA and the Honolulu Biannual, Brooklyn,NY 

Placing MemorySmith Andersen North, L.A. 

De-install!BankART Hammerhead Studio, Yokohama, Japan



2013


Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, Switzerland 

Black and Blue JAUS, L.A 

Working it OutThe Painting Center, New York, US 

Stronger than Fear is HopeSchmalfuss Berlin Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany



2012


The Unseen Relationship: Form and AbstractionKawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Japan 

New WorldHahn Spielplatz, Seoul, Korea 

Unknown SurfaceAyumi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan



2011


A Space for Eternity Bankart Life III, Shinko Pier, Yokohama, Japan 

Art as Expression of Being Checkpoint Ilgen, Berlin, Germany 

Places Stephan Stoyonav Gallery, New York, NY 

Gateway Japan Torrance Museum of Art, Torrance, CA



2010


2010 Elements of Nature Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LI 

Mirrors of Continuous Change Taekwang Industries Ltd, Heungkuk Life Building, Seoul, Korea 

Ties over time: an exhibition at the residence of the U.S. ambassador to Japan Tokyo, Japan 

Across Dimensions ISE Cultural Foundation, New York 

New 21st Century Exhibit vol. 9 GALERIE PARIS, Yokohama, Japan



2009


Happy Hour!! ISE Cultural Foundation, New York 

Threshold Ueno Town Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan 

Tsuzuki Art Project 2009 Yokohama Museum of History, Yokohama, Japan 

Double Façade Koganecho Bazaar Community, Yokohama, Japan 

On the Shoulders of Davids JAUS, Los Angeles, CA 

Archive Shinwa Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan 

Spin Off Koganecho Area Management Center, Yokohama, Japan 

Yokohama Creativecity Center YCC, Yokohama, Japan 

Double Façade ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan 



2008


Red ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan 

Love to Party Samuel Freeman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 

To be looked at Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Phillidelphia, PA 

daily life ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan



2007


ArtXDance Azamino Civic Gallery, Yokohama, Japan 

Land[c]scape (curated by Eric Shiner) Onishi Gallery, New York 

Four Handed Lift Moti Hasson Gallery, NY 

Cabinet of Curious Ties The Lab Gallery, NY 

Vitamin W:Wonder Factor City Without Walls, Newark, NJ 

Shingo Francis X Asae Soya ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan 

New 21st Century Exhibit GALERIE PARIS, Yokohama, Japan



2006


GENSE Art Exhibition 2006 Zenkyoan Kenninji Temple, Kyoto 

Gift, the Store Wacoal Art center, Tokyo 

A Message from the Stars 2006 Mizutaki Gallery, Tokyo 

Cuatro (curated by Kaon Jeff Baysa) Sumi New York, NY 

Chimaera Tenri Cultural Institute, NY



2005


Speak Easy Up Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

Take Art Collection Spiral, Tokyo, Japan 

Selected Exhibit Gallery Sennenike , Yokohama, Japan 

Field of Now 2005 Gallery Center Bulding, Tokyo, Japan



2004


The Peekskill Project Peekskill, NY 

Take Art Collection Spiral, Tokyo, Japan 

Group Show Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA 

Fresh Paint:Skeptics Touch Here Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, NY 

Spiral Independent Creators festival Spiral, Tokyo, Japan 

Tokyo Global Art 2004 Chongro Gallery,Seoul, Korea



2003


4th Annual Winter Auction D.U.M.B.O. Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY 

Take Art Collection Spiral, Tokyo, Japan 

Tokyo Global Art 2003 O Museum, Tokyo, Japan 

Spiral Independent Creators Festival Spiral, Tokyo, Japan 

Red on Red Red Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, Georgia



2001


Open House Exhibition Garner Tullis, NY



2000


Studio Artists Garner Tullis, NY 

Millennium Project D5 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA



1999


The Painting Aesthetic Long Fine Art, NY 

12 L.A. Artists Coagula Art Projects, Los Angeles, CA



1998


Santa Monica Auctions Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 

Art Freeze Simon Shade Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

Three from the Hatch Smith Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA



1997


Selected Artists Hatch Gallery, Los Angeles, CA



1996


Hybernal Venice Studio Art, Venice, CA



1994


Lawrence Ferlinghetti and friends Minna Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA



1993


Alumni Art Exhibit Sam Francis Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 

Group Show Minna Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA



1992


Senior Exhibit Scripps College, Claremont, CA



CURATORIAL PROJECTS





2014


Mixed Up!GALERIE PARIS, Yokohama, Japan



2013


Celestial DomeTrestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

Liquid Pop: pop and abstractionKoki Arts, Tokyo, Japan



2008


Red ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan 

Yokohama Boogie: under the influence (co-curated with Kaon Jeff Baysa) ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan 

Happy Hour Hatch Art Project, ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan 

Boundaries Hatch Art Projects, ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan 

Reject The Hatch, Culver City, CA



AWARDS




2003


Fumio Nanjo Award (Deputy Director of Mori Museum, Tokyo)




RESIDENCIES




2014


Yokohama University of Art at Koganecho Studio, Japan BankART Residency, Japan



2013


BankART Residency, Japan



2012


Marma Berlin Residency, Germany



2010


Governors Island Swing Space, NY



2009


Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA



2006


Art Omi International Art Center, Ghent, NY




SELECTED COLLECTIONS


Banco de Espana 

Ebhard Kornfeld Collection 

Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation 

JP Morgan Chase Bank 

Koichi Ushioda Collection 

Mori Building Co., Ltd. 

Nezu Collection Tokyo 

Shinshindo Kyoto