Art Exhibitions, Press, Digital Art

Seattle Drawn Featured in Real Change News


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.

"Real Change is a reader-supported low-barrier work opportunity that rewards effort from the first day forward. More than 300 active vendors sell our award-winning weekly newspaper each month, with about 800 vendors served annually."

More than a million dollars is earned annually for vendors by purchasing the paper on the street.

Learn more about this empowering program here.

 Update: Read Full Article

Writing, Photography, Press

Photography Fot Girls Featured in FACE Stockholm's 2016 Fall Campaign


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.

Art Exhibitions, Photography, Press

Photography For Girls At Wired Gallery

 Photos: Kelly Merchant  

Photos: Kelly Merchant  

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.

Design, Press

Ohiso Rebrands Callicoon Farmers' Market


New look, new outlook. The Sullivan County Area Farmers' Market wanted to be rebranded as the Callicoon Farmers' Market without losing their customers' positive association with the market.

The look was to be close to the previous branding while giving it a fresh perspective.

Our rebranding consisted of an updated logo, new website, new email marketing, updated print materials and social media management.