Gallery Max New York


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Hatsumi Yoshida
Metamorphosis – Wearable Art

June 11 – 15, 2019
11:00am-6:00pm, Tue-Sat, Closed Sun. & Mon
Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This exhibition showcases a new collection of works by Hatsumi Yoshida from Bali, Indonesia. The theme of Metamorphosis indicates that the clothing is not only made from upcycled materials from both natural and industrial sources, but it is also designed to change its appearance throughout its life. Hatsumi’s wish is that her pieces will enhance the self-expression of those who wear them and that these new friends will become part of the collaboration. The result is a group celebration of life.

See more about Hatsumi Yoshida at Studio Suma:


私の作品の特徴はその素材にあります。今現在すでに価値を認められているもの、宝石や美術品はもちろん、ボタンや布など既製の材料に興味はなく、魚の鱗やバナナファイバー、プラスチックや金属片、スポンジやビニールシートなど、視覚だけでなく五感すべてで感じて心ときめいたものは何でも素材として使います。彼らに手をかけ、話しかけ、命を吹き込んで、作品へと生まれ変わらせるのが、私のデザイナーという仕事です。 現在、インドネシア・バリ島に創作の拠点を移して19年になります。繁華街から少し入ったところにあり、王様の持ち物である森のような庭の中にぽつんぽつんと建っているコテージに工房を構え、バリの豊かな自然を感じながらバリ島で出会った仲間たちと時間をかけて丁寧に1点1点心を込めて服作りを楽しんでいます。遊び心いっぱいで仕上げた洋服や小物が、あなたの自己表現のお手伝いになればと願いながら創作活動を続けています。

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Dance, Music and Photography!
Show up Arts 2019

May 25, 2019 6:00pm-9:30pm

I'd like to announce a Dance Event "Show up Arts 2019", again!
Let's celebrate Summer (or end of Spring!) with young dancers and musicians.

Young and talented Artists:
A & Y (Akane Koizumi and Yu Fujiwara)
Aliya Kerim
Ella Boy
Guidong Zhou
Kaidi Li
Long Zou
Mai Nishioka
Natalia Malone
Patricia Als
Paul Jochico
Sue Chuang

Photographer: Max Fujishima

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December 4 – 22, 2018 (SPACE II)
11:00am-6:00pm, Tue-Sat, Closed Sun. & Mon
Artist Reception: Saturday, December 15, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Opening Reception: Tusday, December 4, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Live Music: @Lulla Layla
Closing Reception: Saturday, December 22, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Vassilina Dikidjieva • Atsuko Kawai • Tokoha Matsuda
Show Ota • Shingo Sakaidani • Toru Tokashiki

PRINTS ON B’DWAY shows the world of subtlety and depth in art. Featured by six artists are a wide variety of medium, technique, and texture such representation as in etching, lithograph, silkscreen, and digital graphics. Their sensitivity and aesthetic are firmly reflected through the traditional and/or modern method of expression.

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The 6th Annual Photo Exhibition
A Day in New York

December 4 – 22, 2018
11:00am-6:00pm, Tue-Sat, Closed Sun. & Mon
Opening Reception: Tusday, December 4, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Live Music: @Lulla Layla
Closing Reception: Saturday, December 22, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Max Fujishima • Kazuko Hyakuda • Ryushi Kojima

A Day in New York, 2018, is the 6th annual photo exhibition featuring scenic, accidental, humorous, and illusive moments of everyday life captured by three photographers. In addition to regular artists Max Fujishima and Kazuko Hyakuda, invited this year is Ryushi Kojima who, from his architectural viewpoint, introduces various geometrical expressions of the City.

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November 27 – December 1, 2018
11:00am-6:00pm, Tue-Sat, Closed Sun. & Mon
Opening Reception: Tusday, November 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The world is made up of artificial forms created by humans as well as forms created by nature.

Humans are instinctively drawn toward living a natural life.

However, life compels humans to live with intent and logic in order to navigate the world.

I use flower and chandelier motifs to convey the fragility, ruthlessness, and strength of the human heart, balancing both the natural and artificial.

When this balance of the natural and artificial can be struck in the heart and captured on canvas, I believe beauty comes to life.


1981   Born in Hyogo, Japan
2006   MFA from Tokyo University of the Arts

Solo Exhibition

2010   Gallery Yamaki Fine Arts, Kobe, Japan
2012   Gallery Umeda, Osaka, Japan
           Gallery Q, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
2016   Gallery La Reine, Kobe, Japan
2017   Gallery Umeda, Osaka, Japan
2018   Hankyu Umeda Departmant Store, Osaka, Japan

Group Exhibition

2010   220 Gallery, Chelsea, New York
           The Hive Gallery & Studios, Los Angeles, California
2013   "Art Fair Kyoto", Kyoto, Japan
2014   " Viewpoint 2014" Ginza, Gallery Q, Tokyo, Japan
2015   " Capture-3 exhibiton", Gallery Q, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

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GROUP SHOW SJAC 2018 Exibition

Octber 31 – November 17, 2018
11:00am-6:00pm, Tue-Sat, Closed Sun. & Mon
Opening Reception: Friday, November 2, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Live Music: @Lulla Layla

SJAC /ésdʒaék/ stands for the Society of Japanese and American Creators; consists of New York and its environs based artists. They organize an annual exhibition and coordinates group/solo exhibitions according to their members’ needs.

Kayo Albert, Silvia Aviles, Ayako Bando, Christopher Craig, Vassilina Dikidjieva, Debra Friedkin, Mikako Fujiwara, Makiko Hanafusa, Natsuko Hattori, Halona Hilbertz, Kumi Hirose, Tom Hooper, Kazuko Hyakuda, Jun’ichiro Ishida, Kotatsu Iwata, Sam Jungkurth, Mikiko Kanno, Fumiko Kashiwagi, Atsuko Kawai, Akiko Kosaka, Helmut Krackie, Ayane Kurai, Mieko Mitachi, Miki Nagano, Kenichi Nakajima, Yasuko Okumura, Yupin Pramotepipop, Carol Quint, Miki Rokuroda, Linda Smith, Akemi Takeda, Mary Teichman, Toru Tokashiki, Yuko Ueda, Keico Watanabe, Yoichiro Yoda, YUKAKO

Inquiries for SJAC:

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HATSUMI YOSHIDA Metamorphosis – Wearable Art

Octber 23 – 27, 2018
11:00am-6:00pm, Tue-Sat, Closed Sun. & Mon
Opening Reception: Tusday, Octber 23, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

When Hatsumi was a little girl, she liked to play in nature, with things such as leaves, sticks and straw. She would use these natural materials to make clothing. Her work now is simply an extension of that same endeavor.

Her speciality is the uniqueness of her raw materials. She is not interested in using things commonly considered as valuable, such as gemstones or works of art. She even doesn’t like using the materials specifically manufactured for fashion creation, including buttons and cloth. Rather, she uses things like banana fibers, fish scales, feathers, sponge, plastic or vinyl sheet, and sometimes even metal pieces. And her future will surely lead to the discovery of even more varied and interesting raw materials...

And it is not only visual. Her work involves all five senses. She talks to the materials and “breathes life into them to make them warm again.” She knows she is on the right track when she “feels a fluttering in her heart.” That when her job as a designer is successful!

She moved her creative base to Bali 19 years ago for its rich natural environment. It allows her to enjoy life and have fun. Her atelier is located just outside the city of Kuta. It is called Panorama Cottages and is a collection of separate cottages spread across a beautiful garden, which feels like a forest that once belonged to the royal family.

She has met many nice people in Bali. People who started as friends eventually became her workers. So, with her collection of friends, she greatly enjoys making clothes and accessories. They take time and utmost care in creating each piece. It often is a playful process, and she deeply engages herself in it with a community of craftspeople.

Hatsumi will continue with her creative activity of making clothing and accessories. Her wish is that her pieces will enhance the self-expression of those who wear them and that these new friends will become part of the collaboration. The result, she is hoping, would be a group celebration of life.

See more about Hatsumi Yoshida at Studio Suma:

Contact her at

Contact her American Representative Eiko Berkowitz at

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MUTSUKO SASAKI Natural Indigo Dye

Octber 9 – 20, 2018
11:00am-6:00pm, Tue-Sat, Closed Sun. & Mon
Opening Reception: Tusday, Octber 9, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Live Music: @Lulla Layla
Artist Talk: Tusday, Octber 9, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Gallery Max New York proudly Introduces natural indigo artisan Mutsuko Sasaki from Japan.

Mutsuko's mission is to rediscover the traditional natural indigo dyeing process which was established and developed around 1600 AD in Edo (Tokyo) Era.

The easiest natural indigo dyeing process is to simply place Indigo leaves on clothes and pound the leaves into the cloth. Another dyeing method is to grind fresh leaves and add water to make liquid dye. There is also a more difficult dyeing technique called Chinden-Ai which is the most popular form today.

An even more complex dyeing method called Sukumo involves fermenting the indigo leaves. The fermentation process is a multi-layered dyeing technique with additional processing, composting, and effort that preserves the dye and gives a deeper, concentrated pigment.

Mutsuko is fervently dedicated to the traditional fermented indigo dyeing process. Sometimes, she works day and night with the "live" fermented indigo using the same time-consuming process established in 1600AD.

Please come to see her Indigo in SoHo, New York!

*We are also exhibiting the world's first indigo dyed pearls in collaboration with renowned pearl artist Eiji Uemura.

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September 18 – 29, 2018
11:00am-6:00pm, Tue-Sat, Closed Sun. & Mon
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 18, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pixels echo each other and multiple pixels together form an image...
The Tokyo Pixels is an artistic group. They aggressively  challenge and echo each other and are constantly creating.


Koharu, 青柳愛子, JOMEN and TANKO, 秋葉みづき, 足立順子, 足立晶子, 荒井道彦, 荒井緋美, 岡本光弘, 川俣周三, 神庭瑛子, 谷垣博子, 直原清美, 永島明, 桃井知世帆, 下茂, 古山コスミ, 松重輝夫, 内藤えつ子, 梅本美知代, 八木千賀子, 布施滋子, 北井小夜子, 本川勝也, 椋野茂美, 木所眞, 鈴木芳明, 國井英和, 小林啓子, 笠井順子, こばやし良人, 塩崎淳子, 杉山彰, 関笑加, 橋本光一郎, 平沼和子, 藤田泉, 雨宮真理, 遠藤幸一, 岡部豊, 岡本陽, 笠原将, 久保木妃呂子, 犬飼三千子, 秋田好恵, 出雲たけこ, 上野芙美江, 新妻久恵, 神田和也, 石田研二, 赤星啓介, 大前美登利, 大野きこ, 内海美希, 飯嶋真子, 箕輪香名子, 木戸和子, 國安珣楽

Please come see their collective passion.

Gallery Max New York
552 Broadway, Suite 401, New York, NY 10012

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KOHARU & NORIT Rose & Fake

September 5 – 15, 2018
11:00am-6:00pm, Tue-Sat, Closed Sun. & Mon
Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Live Music: Lulla Layla

Rose and Fake

The Universe gave roses life and roses give me life. Each bloom has a unique personality. I want to explore and observe the heart of each rose.  -Koharu-

Great paintings give me great inspiration and that inspiration  gives me the energy to draw. These are my very, very, very small  paintings of famous portraits. You can call these "fakes" ;) -Norit-

Artist Koharu:

Inspired by roses, Koharu is a print artist from Tokyo. Koharu's work is introspective. When creating her roses, Koharu looks within to visualize the garden of flowers  that exists in her heart. Capturing the essence and fragrant aroma of a rose,  she is able to translate both onto paper. Using Mono type print-making techniques,  she creates unique one-of a kind artwork.

Artist Norit:

Norit also graduated from the Tokyo National University of Music and Fine Art and went  on to complete a post-graduate degree at the same University as Koharu. His art friends call him a “multi-talented painter". He paints in water color, and has published many "how-to", "easy to follow" painting books with magnificent technical  explanations for novice painters.

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MAX FUJISHIMA  Wish You Were Here - Guilin, China

August 14 – 24, 2018
11:00am-6:00pm, Tue-Sat, Closed Sun. & Mon
Opening Reception: Friday, August 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Live Music: Lulla Layla

Artist Max Fujishima:

Fujishima captures and expresses the relentless flow of time. The moments that exist in the interface  between the photographer and the subject illustrate the essence of this idea. 

There is a consistency to the creative style and world view that flows through his diverse themes,  no matter what the subject of his lens happens to be; nature, cities, or dolls. He does not construct a set,  nor does he insert anything into his pictures or otherwise manipulate them, preferring instead to capture  the subject as it is, illuminated by whatever light is available. 

Fujishima doesn't think he is a photographer; he simply create "paintings" using a camera. "I am capturing wind, not subject,” he says. "And clouds, rain, water on the river, and whatever the wind  moves. Maybe I'm shooting gravity." This is why he thinks his work differs from the art form called  photography. Please join us to see what Max found in Guilin!

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Because everyone is different: Pearl design by Eiji Uemura

June 15, 2018 - June 28, 2018
11:00am – 6:00pm, Closed (Suns & Mons)

Eiji Uemura believes every pearl is different as is every individual. Nearly 100 years ago, humans began creating perfect rounded “cultured” pearls making them unique in comparison to natural pearls.

Eiji has taken a new modern, approach;
cultured pearls should each be different, maintaining a more natural shape. Pearls, like people, do not need to be the same.

Eiji Uemura is a 3rd generation successor of Uemura Cultured Pearls. Starting with a popular pearl necklace with perfect rounded pearls, Eiji's natural sensibility and fire led to the innovation of unique pearl jewelry as wearable art.

Japanese tradition meets modern technologies:

The innovative nature of Eiji's concepts includes newly designed pearls with traditional Makie (Japanese Lacquer sprinkled with gold and silver powder), Kiriko (faceted), and a combination of pearls with Kurochiku (Black Bamboo) as well as rubies or diamonds. Eiji has also challenged himself to produce oversized pearls, uncommon shapes like cubed pearls, and more.

As natural as Cultured Pearls could be:

Eiji began aqua-farming untreated, natural-colored pearls with no color adjustment. They are similar in look to natural pearls but they are cultured. Eiji was fascinated with natural-colored pearls, a unique appreciation which was lost for a long period of time. He combined modern techniques with an old-world feel.

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YUKI NEO Brief Encounters

May 29, 2018 - June 9, 2018

“Brief Encounter”

There’s a Japanese saying: “Even a chance of meeting is like having sleeves touch each other when passing by, that’s karma”. Buddha teaches us to value every encounter in life.

I’m not very religious, nor sure about there being a previous life, but I’m fascinated with the moment that every life’s path and elements of life coincidentally cross each other at a point of endless time.

In appreciation of that moment, I stop, feel the air, see the light and even sense the subtle emotions in the eyes behind the windows. In an instant they come together and disappear as fast.

My heart is touched by such fragile dramas. That’s when I click my shutter so I can cherish those ephemeral moments. Then, days later, I realize that what I encountered might have been a reflection of inner-self, and how meaningful it is for me to have not passed it by.


Born in Takamatsu, Japan, Yuki Neo is a New York based photographer focusing on environmental portraiture and street photography. Yuki received her BA from Tokyo Woman’s Christian University and a MS in Advertising from Northwestern University. While working at several major advertising agencies in both the US and Japan, Yuki developed an eye and love for photography. In 2009 she returned to the USA and in 2011 enrolled in the International Center of Photography and studied with the frontline professionals. Her photography has been described as “Insightful and Poetic.” Her work is regularly featured in a weekly New York publication and is also available on her website: and on Instagram at

One Day only!Girls Day Special Event
Wish You Were Here - Sakura, Tohoku
Photography by Max Fujishima

Music Event: Majnun Party 5, Saturday March 3rd, 2018, Music stars 6:30pm
Artists : Lulla LayLa, Bret Cohen, Christoph Carr, Letters to Nepal,
Sid Mehta and Maria Primavera De Jerez

The 5th Annual Photo Exhibition
A Day in New York

December 5, 2017 - January 27, 2018
Photograph by Izu Watanabe, Kazuo Hyakuda and Max Fujishima
Reception: Saturday, December 9, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Live Music: Lulla Layla
Music Event: Majnun Party 4, December 16th, 2017, Music start 2:00 pm
Artists : Artists : Lulla LayLa, Azumi OE, Melissa Lohman, Sean Ali,
Bestower of Light Family Ensemble, Maria Primavera De Jerez, Rino and Hiroshi Kono
Dance Event: Show up Arts, Jan 20th, 2018, Show starts 6:00 pm
Performing by ( A-Z ) Aika Takeshima, Akane Koizumi, Haruka Koszer,
J.H, Ji Hyun Kim, Wynne Huo, Yeseul Song and Yu Fujiwara

The Art of Pearls
— Unprecedented design by Eiji Uemura

Venue: The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club (7 FL)
November 30 - December 6, 2017
Reception: Thursday, November 30, 6:00pm-8:00pm

KAZUKMI NAKANE Shapes from Life

October 31 - November 18, 2017
Opening Reception: Tuesday October 31, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Michika Mochizuki Exhibition

October 18 - October 28, 2017
Opening Reception: October 18, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Closing Reception: October 28, 2:00pm-5:00pm


October 4 - October 14, 2017
Opening Preview: Tuesday October 3, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Reception: Saturday October 7, 3:00pm-6:00pm

Family Portrait

September 19 - September 30, 2017
Time: 11am-6pm
Opening Reception: September 21, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Closing Reception: September 30, 2:00pm-5:00pm, Live Music: Lulla LayLa

Majnun Party 3
Spiritual experimental music based world traditional music.

September 15, Friday
Doors 6:00pm / Music start 7:00pm

Koharu and 7 Friends

September 5, 2017- September 16, 2017
Time: 11am -6pm (Except September 5, 1pm-6pm)
Opening Reception: September 8, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Live Music: Lulla LayLa, Psychedelic original folk songs by Japnese artist.

JCAT Show Case in SOHO

July 4, 2017- July 29, 2017
Opening Reception: every Wednesday in during the show.
07/05, 07/12, 07/19, 07/26 16:00 - 18:00

Off Center

June 27, 2017 - July 1, 2017
Opening Reception: Jun 27th, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Behold and Wonder
— The Sublime Beauty of Pearl —

June 13, 2017 - June 24, 2017
Appointment Only

Solo Show
Wish You Were Here- Sakura, Tohoku

March, 2017

The 4th Annual Photo Exhibition
A Day in New York

December 6, 2016 - January 27, 2017
Reception: Tuesday, December 6, 18:00-20:00

Musabi-ten 2016 むさび展

November 5 - November 19, 2016
クラフト展: November 15, 11 am - 6 pm


October 14 - November 3, 2016
Reception: Saturday, October 15, 3 - 6 pm

Max Fujishima Solo Show
Wish You Were Here-Sakura, Tohoku

Jun 4 -July 29, 2016