Makoto Kishino is a contemporary artist and painter from Tokyo currently based in New York City. 


Intensive Japanese textiles workshop, Sagamihara Japan 

AA Diploma, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London UK 

MFA, Hunter College of the City University of New York 

RCA Royal College of Art (exchange program), London UK

BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York 

Exhibition & Works: 

2021  “Ultra Local” group exhibition, Van Der Plas Gallery, New York NY

2021  “Breath of the Light - Precious Stone Series” Online Temporary Site Specific Exhibition, Queens NY

2016  “Ghost Flower” series of new paintings, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn NY 

2016  “Interior Design for an art collector” architectural design, Manhattan NY 

2015  “450 million years of Forest” proposal for Wave hill Sunroom Project Space, NY 

2014  “Open Nest” proposal of interior space, Blumenau Brazil 

2014  “Human Touch” Design exhibition in collaboration with Bernhardt Design as part of NY x Design  Week, Manhattan NY 

2013  “Indigo Works” Japanese Textiles Workshop, Sagamihara Japan 

2013  “Tea Stain Paintings” proposal of installation and work on paper 

2004  “Tokyo Sound Museum” architectural & acoustical proposal, Akihabara Tokyo 

2003, 2002, 2000, 1999 and 1998 “Unit Exhibitions” Architectural Association, London UK 

2002  “Berlin Art Gallery – Distraction & Contemplation” architectural proposal, Alexander Plats Berlin 

2001  “Ebisu Storefront” architectural renovation, Ebisu Tokyo 

2000  “Koshirakura Sphere” landscape installation, Niigata Japan 

2000  “Secret Chair” landscape furniture installation, London UK 

1998  “Room Project” architectural installation, Clerkenwell London 

1997  “Camouflage” Times Square Gallery, Manhattan NY 

1994 “TrashScape” Times Square Gallery, Manhattan NY 

1993 “Regeneration & Reflections” West Gallery, Manhattan NY  

Makoto Kishino has worked in the art studios of Takeshi Kawashima, Takashi Murakami, Paul Waldman, Lucio Pozzi, and Yukinori Yanagi. He is a design consultant and founder of Kishino and Song, New York and was a collaborative designer with Bernhardt Textiles for a special exhibition in New York. He has also worked with Tony Fretton Architects and Sergison Bates Architects.

©Makoto Kishino 2023
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