Kaz Oshiro

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Kaz Oshiro (born 1967, Okinawa, Japan) is an artist based in Los Angeles. His work resides between painting and sculpture: he makes uncannily realistic objects—a full-size replica of a garbage dumpster or a column of wood-paneled Sony bookshelf speakers—but using stretcher bars, canvas, and paint.[1]

Oshiro emigrated to the United States in 1986. He studied at California State University in Los Angeles, graduating with a BA and an MFA.[2]

He had two solo exhibitions at the Yvon Lambert Gallery in New York.[2] His work has been exhibited at museums and galleries including Apex Art, the Swiss Institute and the Asia Society and Museum in New York, the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, the Orange County Museum of Art, UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Royal Academy in London, and Veletrzni Palace in Prague.[2] His work appears in Lifelike, a group show at the Walker Art Center, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and the Blanton Museum of Art.[3]

Oshiro is represented by Rosamund Felsen Gallery in Santa Monica, California and in Paris by Galerie Frank Elbaz.


  1. ^ Schmelzer, Paul (May 15, 2012). "Kaz Oshiro's "Painting Problem"". Walker Art Center. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Kaz Oshiro at Yvon Lambert New York". Artnet. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
  3. ^ "Uncanny, Startingly Real Work in Lifelike Examines the Quieter Side of the Quotidian" (Press release). Walker Art Center. February 9, 2012. Retrieved May 3, 2013.

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