Art Exhibitions, Press, Digital Art
This week's issue of Real Change features my latest work, which is now on view at Populuxe Brewing through Jan. 31st. Thank you to Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project and staff writer Lisa Edge for the feature.
To read the full article, you can pick up a copy at local vendor locations throughout the city.
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Art Exhibitions, Digital Art
I will be exhibiting a selection of digital drawings in print at Populuxe Brewing on Friday, January 6th from 5-10pm. The exhibition runs through January 31st. Stop by for a pint and some local art.
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Digital Art, Art Exhibitions, Process
I am printing a selection of my digital drawings that, until now, have lived online. I will be showing my work at a local space in early January, so I have begun the process of selecting drawings to print. More details coming soon.
This is a drawing of Mean Sandwich, a new eatery on Leary near the 15th Ave overpass.
Writing, Photography, Press
We're thrilled to have our project Photography For Girls, in collaboration with Kelly Merchant Photography featured in the Fall 2016 campaign for FACE Stockholm.
"This Fall, we had the opportunity to work with a really special photographer, working on a really special project. Kelly Merchant, (along with Akira Ohiso and Ellie Ohiso) is the driving force behind Photography For Girls. A movement that consists of photographing women on their terms with realistic representation, portraying them in a light where they are comfortable in their own skin. Ruby, this Fall’s model, is a part of this campaign. The 16-year old artist believes and supports the message Photography for Girls is trying to get across. Photography for Girls confronts feminine stereotypes, something we at FACE Stockholm can fully get behind!"
Read behind the campaign.
Digital Art, Digital Diary
Through the vacant mall window | Digital illustration | 2016
Drawn by Akira Ohiso on the Sketches II iPad app using an index finger.
Digital Art, Digital Diary, Journal
Freddie Lives Here | Port Washinton Boulevard & Delaware Avenue
Rental | Main St. & Central Drive
Olympic Village | Port Washington Boulevard & Bernard St.
Carnel's Stationary | Port Washington Boulevard & Campus Drive
Here are more drawings from my Port Washington series. I spent a lot of time with friends exploring the neighborhoods and town of Port Washington. On most weekends and summer vacations, we were left to our own devices without parental supervision. On motocross bikes, we spent countless hours wandering and roaming to places where kids are shunned today by rules and regulations. Disclaimers, closed-circuit cameras, and security fences abound.
The drawings I feature are not necessarily historic or of cultural importance to Port Washington, but they hold my memories of a seventies childhood.
Forgotten Port Washington Drawings 1.
Digital Art, Work, Design
Art Exhibitions, Photography, Press
In 2015, Ohiso collaborated with photographer Kelly Merchant on the Photography For Girls project. The project features photos and interviews with women of all ages. The uniqueness of this project is that the women featured had a say in how they were represented in the photos. This weekend, four of Kelly Merchant's photos along with accompanying interviews by Akira Ohiso will be on exhibition at the Wired Gallery as part of a group show. The exhibition runs May 21 thru July 3. Opening reception is May 21 from 5-7pm.