Eric Nakamura

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Eric Nakamura is a Japanese American magazine publisher, gallerist, and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Giant Robot, owner of the Giant Robot store and GR2 Gallery, and curator of the Giant Robot Biennales and other museum exhibitions.[1]


Nakamura attended UCLA, graduating in 1993 with a degree in East Asian Studies.[2] In 1994, he and Martin Wong co-founded Giant Robot, which began as a self-published magazine and grew into a widely circulated bi-monthly magazine about Asian pop culture.[1] In 2001, he opened the first Giant Robot store in Los Angeles.[2] The magazine ceased publication in February 2011, but Nakamura continued publication through the curation of several Giant Robot Biennales at the Japanese American National Museum[3] and the SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California Art.[4]


  1. ^ a b Vivien Hao, [1], AsianWeek, November 19, 2007. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Ryoko Onishi, [2], Rafu Shimpo, December 11, 2012. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
  3. ^ "About | Giant Robot Biennale 4 | Japanese American National Museum". Retrieved 2015-09-13. 
  4. ^ "Exhibition | Oakland Museum of California". Retrieved 2015-09-13.