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Apak is Aaron & Ayumi Piland . We are a husband & wife team who create artwork together as a way exploring the beauty, mystery, and magic of life as well as expressing our love for each other. We create rich and colorful gouache/acrylic paintings featuring the utopian lives and adventures of curious little beings exploring lush fantastic environments surrounded by friendly little animals. Our goal is to bring something beautiful and meaningful into the world in hopes of inspiring us all to live simply, peacefully, and harmoniously.

Individual Portfolios
Ayumi: http://ayuyu.com/
Aaron: http://www.apakstudio.com/aaron

Links

Email: Apak@Apakstudio.com
Etsy Shop: http://apak.etsy.com/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/apakstudio
Flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/apak/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/apakstudio
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/APAK.Ayumi.Aaron
Tumblr: http://apakstudio.tumblr.com/

Solo shows

“Dreaming Together” LAND Gallery, Portland, Oregon, June 2013
“Interplanetary Picnic” Grassy Knoll Gallery, Portland, OR, November 2010
“Garden of Light” Rotofugi Gallery, Chicago, IL, April 2010
“Tiny Adventure” Schmancy Gallery, Seattle, WA, September 2009
“Rainbow Garden” Tinlark Gallery, Los Angeles, California, June 2009
“Simple Pleasures” Outre Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, March 2009
“Worlds of Wonder” Giant Robot, New York, NY, May 2008
“Lost in Dream” Outre Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, March 2008
“Little Sanctuary” Giant Robot, San Francisco, CA, October 2007
“Happy Hermits” Super 7, San Francisco, CA, October 2006
“Hidden Places” Renowned Gallery, Portland, OR, July 2006

Group shows

2014
“Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty” Japanese American National  Museum, Los Angeles, California, October 2014
“Lost in Light” Giant Robot, Los Angeles, California, August 2014
“10×10 10th Anniversary Exhibit” Rotofugi Gallery, Chicago, IL, August 2014
“Life on Mars” Grumpy Bert, Brooklyn, NY, June 2014
“Vision Quest Anniversary Show” Atomica Gallery, London, England, April 2014
“Trifecta” Cotton Candi Machine, Brooklyn, New York, June 2014
“Flip BooKit Show” Giant Robot, Los Angeles, California, April 2014
“Works Sited” My Plastic Heart, New York, NY, April 2014
“Tall Trees of Portland” Hellion Gallery, Portland, Oregon, April 2014
“Terra: Artwork Inspired by Nature” Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA, March 2014
“fresh stArt” Santa Monica, California, February 2014
“Year of the Horse” Giant Robot, Los Angeles, California, February 2014

2013
“Post It Show” Giant Robot, Los Angeles, California, December 2013
“Printer Issues” Compound Gallery, Portland, Oregon, December 2013
“Human Flower” Q Pop Gallery, Los Angeles, California, March 2013
Group Show at Giant Robot, Los Angeles, California, Feburary 2013
“Nathan Jurevicius 10th Anniversary Show” TT Underground, NYC, Feb.2013
“Home Show”Grass Hut, Portland, Oregon, Feburary 2013
“Year of the Snake Show” Giant Robot, Los Angeles, California, Feburary 2013

2011-2012 Unrecorded… We had a baby!

2010
“A Cry For Help” Think Space, Los Angeles, CA, January 2010
“20/10 Vision” Gallery Hanahou, New York City, NY, January 2010
“Tinlark 3rd Anniversary Group Show” Tinlark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, January 2010
“Piñaterama” Vertigo Gallery, Mexico, February 2010
“Staying Put” Grass Hut, Portland, Oregon, February 2010
“Glass Hat” Gallery 1988, Los Angeles, CA, February 2010
“Enormous Tiny Art Show” Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, February 2010
“Year of the Tiger” Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA, February 2010
“Fresh stART” Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, February 2010
“Yeti Research Station” Independent Publishing Resource Center, Portland Oregon, March 2010
“Manifest Equality” Los Angeles, CA, March 2010
“We heart wood” Munky King Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, April 2010
“Small Favors” Giant Robot NY, New York City, NY, April 2010
“Balls Out II” Grass Hut Gallery, Portland, OR, April 2010
“Lost at Sea” Gallery Hanahou, New York City, NY, May 2010
“Tree Show VI” Giant Robot, San Francisco, CA, May 2010
“We Come In Peace” Synchronicity Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, May 2010
“What’s The Big Idea?” Double Punch Gallery, San Francisco, CA, June 2010
“Open the DOOR to Sustainability” Portland Oregon, June 2010
“CRAZY 4 CULT 4″ GALLERY 1988, Los Angeles, CA, July 2010
“Post-It 5″ Giant Robot, New York City, NY, July 2010
“Printed Matter 8″ Giant Robot, New York City, NY, July 2010
“The Monster Within” Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA, July 2010
“Elemental” Together Gallery, Portland Oregon, July 2010
“Sweet Streets II” Gallery Nucleus, Los Angeles, CA, September 2010
“RE:FORM SCHOOL” New York City, NY, October 2010
“Mushroom Magic” Garss Hut Gallery, Portland, Oregon, November 2010
“Print show” Powell’s City of Books, Portland, Oregon
, November 2010
“SHARING” Wonder Fair, Lawrence, Kansas,
November 2010
“Sanrio 50th Anniversary” Santa Monica, California,
November 2010
“Winter group show” Four Barrel, San Francisco, CA, December 2010
“POST-IT SHOW 6″ Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA
, December 2010
“My Favorite Things” Gallery Nucleus, Los Angeles, CA
, December 2010

2009
“Manifest Hope:DC” Irvine Contemporary Gallery, Washington DC, January 2009
“Project Chaboo” Gallery Homeland, Portland, Oregon, March 2009
“Game Over II” Giant Robot, San Francisco, CA, March 2009
“Year of the OX” Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA, March 2009
“Story Motel” OWL & LION Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, May 2009
“Free to A Good Home: Dog!” Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA, May 2009
“Warm Holes” Grass Hut, Portland, OR, May 2009
“Giant Robot 15 years” Giant Robot, San Francisco, CA, June 2009
“Printed Matter” Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA, July 2009
“KOKESHI” Japanese American Museum, Los Angeles, CA, July 2009
“WOOD” Together Gallery, Portland, Oregon, July 2009
“Junk in the Trunk” Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA, August 2009
“Giant Robot Biennale 2: 15 years!” Japanese American Museum, Los Angeles,CA, October 2009
“Luv-able and Hug-able” CWC Gallery Hanahou, New York, NY, December 2009
“6×6′s December/January Show Case” 6×6 Gallery, New York City, NY, December 2009
“Family Quilt 2″ Together Gallery, Portland, Oregon, December 2009
“Calendorks” Grass Hut, Portland, OR, Decmber 2009
“Post It Show 4″ Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA, December 2009
“Printed Matter 7″ Giant Robot, San Francisco, CA, December 2009

2008
“Printed Matter show” Giant Robot, San Francisco, CA, February 2008
“Balls Out” Grass Hut, Portland, OR, March 2008
“Magic show” Pony Club, Portland, OR, April 2008
“PLUSHFORM” ROTOFUGI, Chicago, IL, June 2008
“Abracadabra” Anteism, Victoria, B.C. Canada, July 2008
“Roots to Fruits” Together Gallery, Portland, OR, August 2008
“Game Over” Giant Robot, San Francisco, CA, September 2008
“Spread the Lead” Gallery Hanahou, New York, NY, October 2008
“Hut on an Island” Grass Hut, Portland, OR, October 2008
“Technicomfort” Thanky Space, Richmond, VA, November 2008
3 people Group show, Junc Gallery, Portland, Los Angeles, CA, November 2008
“Family Quilt”  Together Gallery, Portland, OR, November 2008
“Wood Pusher” Hecklewood, Portland, OR, December 2008
“GrassHut Gang” Grass Hut, Portland, OR, December 2008
“United Nations Cupco” Damien Minton Gallery, Australia, December 2008
“Cheap Art Show” Reading Frenzy, Portland, OR, December 2008
“Printed Matter IV” Giant Robot, San Francisco, CA, December 2008
“Post It Show 3″ Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA, December 2008

2007
“Night Swim” group show at JUNC Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, February 2007
“The Wurstminster Dog show” Wurst Gallery, Portland, OR, February 2007
“Elevation” Limited Addiction, Denver, CO , February 2007
“Electric Garden” Compound Gallery, Portland, OR, June 2007
“Tree show 3″ Giant Robot, San Francisco, CA, July 2007
“Birdhouse show” GrassHut, Portland, OR, July 2007
“Summer Sanctuary” CWC Gallery Hanahou, New York, NY, July 2007
“Snack Isle” Giant Robot, New York, NY, September 2007
“Giant Robot Biennale: 50 Issues!” Japanese American Museum, Los Angeles,CA, November 2007
“Tiny Shop” Double Punch, San Francisco, CA, December 2007
“GrassHut All Stars” DVA gallery, Chicago, IL, December 2007
“Martin Ontiveros’ Ojo Rojo” GrassHut, Portland, OR, January 2007

2006
“Robot show” Compound Gallery, Portland, OR, January 2006
“We Heart Gocco” Wurst Gallery, Protland, OR, February 2006
“Ninjas are Sweet” MoshiMoshi, Portland, OR, February 2006
“Couple’s Only show” MoshiMoshi, Portland, OR, March 2006
“Business Minded” Renowned Gallery, Portland, OR, March 2006
“Mythstories” show at JUNC Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, March 2006
“Plush show” Madame Edgar, Montreal, Canada, March 2006
“Unkl SUG custom show” Compound Gallery, Portland, OR, July 2006
“Underwater show” Reading Frenzy, Portland, OR, July 2006
“Post Its show” Giant Robot 2, Los Angeles, CA, August, 2006
“Tokyo in PDX” Office, Portland, OR, August 2006
“Good Wood show” Renowned Gallery, Portland, OR, October 2006
“Alphabet show” Wurst Gallery, Portland, OR, December 2006
“Mike Burnet’s Neighborwood” Compound Gallery, Portland, OR, December 2006
“Paper Bag show” Madame Edgar, Montreal, Canada, December 2006
“Calendorks show” GrassHut, Portland, OR, December 2006 and 2007
“Annual Print Show” MoshiMoshi, Portland, OR, December 2006 and 2007

2005
“Brontsaurus” Compound Gallery, Portland OR, March 2005
“Vintage Vandals” Wurst Gallery, Portland, OR, July 2005
“Sharpie Show” Reading Frenzy, Portland, OR, July 2005
“Employee of the Month” Wurst Gallery, Portland, OR, November 2005
“In Plush We Trust” RotoFugi, Chicago, IL, November 2005
“Rainbow Connection” Moshi Moshi, Portland, OR, December 2005
“4 Square” Motel Gallery, Portland, OR, December 2005


Interviews
p o k e t o Interview 2010
Apartment Therapy SF 2009
ShareSomeCandy Workspace 2009
Schmancy Interview 2009
p o k e t o Interview 2009
SF Examiner 2009
Grass Hut Interview 2008

“5 whats” interview 2008

Events
Zine Symposium, Portland, OR, August 2005 and 2006
Stumptown Comis Fest, Portland, OR, October 2005 and 2006
APE, San Francisco, CA, April 2003, 2006, and 2007
Custom Adicolor Demonstration, Adidas store, Portland, OR, March 2006
CraftyWonderland Christmas, Portland, OR, December 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013
Urban Craft Uprising’s 5th annual winter show, Seattle, WA, December 2009, 2013, 2014

Awards
Communication Arts 2011 Award of Excellence: 52nd Annual Illustration Exhibition Advertising Series

Artist Residency
Islands Fold, Pender Island, B.C. Canada, July 2006

Press and Publications
Vinyl Will Kill
Pictoplasma
Pencil Fight
Portland Fun Book
Juxtapoz
High Fructose
XLR8R
Korean ELLE Girl
SF Examiner
Art for Obama
The Ark
Tall Trees of Portland
The Where, The Why, and The How