November 11th, 2008
We’re in a 3 person show with Aya Kakeda and Betsy Walton at Junc Gallery in Los Angeles. Please join us if your in town!
Opening Reception: Saturday November 15 from 7:30-10:30 pm
Show Dates: Nov. 15th – December 21st 2008
In the tradition of the best folktales Apak, Betsy Walton and Aya Kakeda have ability to manifest familiar experiences and truths in an updated adaptation that include elements of pop culture, illustration, Asian and European folktales combined with personal and presented with well developed personal vocabularies. The results vary based on each artists own agenda but the commonality is contemporary illustration that is well conceived and visually arresting.
November 11th, 2008
Show Dates: November 7th – 29th 2008
Opens: First Friday, November 7th from 6 – 9 pm
Thanky is happy to present Technicomfort, a group art show featuring
work by Joseph Buzzell, Dearraindrop, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Megan
Whitmarsh, Crystal Stokowski, Mumbleboy, Leif Goldberg, Molly
O’Connell, Raphael Lyon, Jesse Spears, Brian Blomerth, Andy Jenkins,
Apak and more!
October 8th, 2008
Charmingwall is a New York gallery specializing in a curated selection of open-edition fine art prints. They were kind enough to invite us to print and show our work with them.
September 30th, 2008
Show Dates: Oct. 16th – Nov. 2th 2008
Presented by Gallery Hanahou. What if the history of art began and ended with graphite, and your local art supply store was little more than a pencil outlet? For this group show, gallery hanahou has challenged artists from all backgrounds and mediums to drop their brushes and computer mice and see what they can do with only a B2 pencil and a piece of paper. Just as compelling as the results on the gallery walls will be the visitors’ reactions to so many artistic viewpoints rendered in shades of gray. The pencils the artists use to create their work will be included with sale of the artwork.
September 30th, 2008
Show Dates: October 11th – 29th 2008
Giant Robot is proud to present Game Over, a group show that pays homage to the massive influence and continuous evolution of video games. The impact and inspiration of video games will be represented through a wide assortment of styles and genres provided by top artists in the fields of illustration, painting, sewing, and indie comics.
September 25th, 2008
Opening Friday October 3rd at Grass Hut, Portland, OR
A collaborative project with Grass Hut and Islands Fold artists:
Spencer Hibert+Marco Zamora, Johnathan R. Storm + Dawn Riddle, Luke Ramsey + Jill Bliss, Zeesy Powers + Scrappers, Ben Jacques + Le Merde, Irana Douer + Betsy Walton, Bwana Spoons + Theo Ellsworth, Charlotte Walton + Fawn Gehweiler, Oliver Hibert + Owen Plummer, Maseman + Arbito, Shawn Wolfe + Kinoko, Howie Tsui + Apak
August 23rd, 2008
We’ve got a garden themed show coming up titled “Roots to Fruits” with Jen Corace, Justin “Scrappers” Morrison, Amy Ruppell, Rebecca Urias, Julianna Swaney, Daria Tessler, and Theo Ellsworth. Opening on Aug. 28th at Together Gallery ( togethergallery.com ) in Portland, Oregon. We’re showing paintings and sculptures in living environments plus a special window installation. Please stop by for the opening reception (last Friday on Alberta) if you ‘re nearby. Pics from the show if you missed it >>
July 29th, 2008
Ding Dang Dong is about three friends ( Aaron, Luke, Nao ) who met back in 2004 while they were living in Japan. Their friendship grew through a love of art and exploring the streets of Tokyo together. Now four years later and continents apart they are reunited again through art . The show features individual works by each of the artists as well as collaborations by all three at Grass Hut in Portland. Pics from the show if you missed it >>
June 26th, 2008
Ayumi’s in a group show, Swim Meet, at Together Gallery in Potland, Oregon from June 26th-July 27. It is an all female exhibition with new works by: Betsy Walton, Jen Corace, Hannah Stouffer, Rebecca Artemisa Urias, Aidan Koch, Angy Wills, Sohaila Adel and me, Ayumi Piland. I made 8 new gouache paintings(4″x4″ and 6″x6″) on paper mounted on panels. I had so much fun making these. Hope you check it out!
June 25th, 2008
We’re joining many artists customizing Shawnimals‘ PLUSHFORM. The show opens on June 27th, 2008 at ROTOFUGI in Chicago. Here is what we did for the show…
May 2nd, 2008
View it Here>>
May 17 – June 18, 2008
Reception: Saturday, May 17, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Giant Robot NY is proud to present new works by the husband-and-wife team, APAK! Living among the furry conifer giants in a little cabin on the outskirts of Portland, Ayumi and Aaron Piland unite to bring you into their fantasies, as if going on magical journeys and returning with pictures of what transpires in their collective imagination. Their works transplant the bold colors and simplicity of Japanese pop into an expansive mini universe reminiscent of “Gnomes” books from the ’80s.
For APAK!’s Worlds of Wonder, the collaborative art duo is preparing 35 medium and small gouache paintings on wood and 6 mixed-media sculptures, as well as a special window installation. The show will depict tiny races of creatures living harmoniously with magical plants and friendly animals in rich, colorful lands.