Now on View at Front Seat, located on the 4th floor of the Oddfellows Bldg (915 E. Pine St, Ste 401). On view through early July, contact for shipping and pickup times.
Akira Ohiso is an artist, writer and musician who gained popularity as an outspoken blogger and social media voice. He was the co-founder and editor of Green Door Magazine, an upstate New York publication that promoted green living.
He received his Masters of Social Work degree in 2003 and worked for years in the social services profession. His invaluable experience working with vulnerable populations continues to inform his engagement in the digital world.
A transplant to Seattle, his digital drawings document the unyielding gentrification and displacement of a city that creates great wealth and great suffering. He is married and lives in Ballard’s West Woodland neighborhood with his three children.
Show named a Critic's Pick by The Stranger Seattle.
Akira Ohiso's DEEP TOPOGRAPHY Exhibition at Two Bells in Belltown, Seattle.
Show runs from October 8, 2017 through November 30, 2017. Artist reception to coincide with the Belltown Art Walk on Friday, November 10 from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Temporary artwork in the Delridge Neighborhood Greenway + Connector Trail
August 3, 2017 -December 31, 2017
I am so proud to be one of seven artists selected for the Office of Arts & Culture Seattle 2017 Art Interruptions Art Walk. The exhibition is along the Delridge Neighborhood Greenway & Connector Trail in West Seattle.
My work is titled "Smelting."
Walking Tour: Feet First will host a walking tour on Oct. 7th from 10am-12pm.
Explore the West Seattle neighborhood by foot, experience Art Interruptions and meet the participating artists. Hosted by Feet First; visit www.feetfirst.org for detailed updates.
Akira Ohiso was One of 35 selected artist to participate in the Seattle Arts & Culture 2017 Public Art Boot Camp.
Solo Exhibition of digital drawings in print at Populuxe Brewing. Jan 6-31, 2017.
"Mom Visiting" digital drawingfeatured in the SNAP TO GRID exhibition at the Los Angeles Center of Digital Art. December 8-31, 2016
"Multifacial" selected for the Delaware Arts Alliance's B Gallery. "Altered Ego" exhibition. February 2016
"KIND" selected for the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance's B Gallery, a new online space featuring local artists. The debut exhibiton titled "The Impact of Color" was curated by Phyllis Bilick. February 2015.