photo by Guillaume Ziccarelli



加えてグラフィックアーティスト、そして多くのファンが追い求めるエディションもののトイ、アパレル、その他プロダクトのクリエイターとしても、 世界的にその名が知られている。

地元ジャージーシティで1990年代初めにグラフィティアーティストとして頭角を現した彼は、その後 SchoolofVisualArtsで学ぶが(1993~1996)、学ぶ過程で関心の焦点はビルボード広告やバスの待合所、公衆電話ボックスに設置された広告の絵柄に落書きすることに よって「公共関与」を実行する活動へとシフトしていった。

それがコマーシャル・フォトグラファーやコマーシャル・デザイナーとのコラボレーションにつながり、結果として生み出されたオリジナルアート作品 が、多くの人々の目に触れることになった。
KAWSの作品はコマーシャルアートとファインアートという2つの領域を難なく股にかけ、グラフィック、プロダクトおよび産業デザインか らペイン ティング、ドローイング、スカルプチャー、壁画、シルクスクリーンプリントまで、多彩な形態をとる。


2012年には、ModernArtMuseumofFortWorth(テキサス州フォートワース)にてスカルプチャー「COMPANION(PASSINGTHROUGH)」が公開され、同じく「COMPANION」キャラクターをかたどった40フィートのバルーンによるMacy'sサンクスギビングデーパレードへの参加を果たした。 また、ジョルジア州のHighMuseumofArtでは、大規模の回顧展「DownTime」も開催された。

2018 Galerie Perrotin, Tokyo, Japan
Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong
2017 WHERE THE END STARTS, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, USA
2016 WHERE THE END STARTS, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
BFF, Central Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand
Galerie Perrotin, Seoul, South Korea
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Yorkshire, UK
2015 Permanent Vacation II, Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barts
ALONG THE WAY, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum, Tomoo Gokita, Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
CLEAN SLATE, LA NAVE, Las Salinas, Ibiza, Spain
CLEAN SLATE, Shanghai Times Square, Shanghai, China
2014 "FINAL DAYS", CAC Malaga, Spain
MAN'S BEST FRIEND, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, USA
CLEAN SLATE, Harbour City, Hong Kong, China
PLAY YOUR PART, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain
2013 "PASS THE BLAME", Galerie Perrotin New York, USA
Mary Boone Gallery in cooperation with Galerie Perrotin, New York, USA
"Ups and Downs", The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, USA
"KAWS GISWIL", More Gallery, Giswil, Switzerland
"Ohhh...", Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"BORN TO BEND", Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA
2012 "COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH)", Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX
"IMAGINARY FRIENDS", Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
“The Nature of Need”, Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong
“KAWS: Down Time”, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
2011 “Companion (Passing Through)”, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
“FOCUS: KAWS”, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, USA
“Hold The Line”,Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
“Passing Through”, The Standard, New York, USA
“Passing Through”, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA
2010 “Passing Through”, Harbour City Museum of Art, Hong Kong
“KAWS”, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA
“Pay the Debt to Nature”, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain
2009 “The Long Way Home”, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, USA
2008 Gering & López Gallery, New York, USA
“Saturated”, Galerie Perrotin, Miami, USA
2003 “Original Fake”, BAPE Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2002 Elms Lesters Painting Room, London, UK
“C9”, MU Art Foundation, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2001 “Tokyo First”, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1999: Colette, Paris, France
2016 Holdings: Selections from MCASD's Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, USA
Greek Gotham, Dio Horia Gallery, Mykonos, Greece
A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, USA
2015 Respect, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Málaga, Spain ArtZuid 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014 If You're Accidentally Not Included, Don't Worry About It., curated by Peter Saul, Zurcher Studio, New York, NY Joyride, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY Ok, I'll rename it, Bill Brady KC, Kansas City, MO Knock! Knock!, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain Full House, Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, NY PAINT NEW YORK, GL Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013 Happy Birthday Galerie Perrotin / 25ans", TRIPOSTAL, Lille, France
2012 “White Columns Benefit Exhibition and Auction”, White Columns, New York, USA East West Shift to the Middle Part #1, Bill Brady KC, Kansas City, MO Group Show - Wangechi Mutu - KAWS - Jeff Sonhouse - Wim Delvoye, Gallery Zidoun, Luxembourg It Ain't Fair 2012, OHWOW, Miami, FL
2011 “PRETTY ON THE INSIDE”, organized by Erik Parker and KAWS, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA “Art in the Streets”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA “Party Animals” & “FACEMAKER,” Royal/T, Los Angeles, USA
2010 “Mutant Pop”, curated by Joe Grillo, Laura Grant, and Brandon Joyce, Galleri Loyal, Malmo, Sweden “It Ain’t Fair”, OHWOW, Miami, USA “The Reflected Gaze - Self Portraiture Today”, The Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, USA
2009 “Just what is it that make today’s painting so different, so appealing”, Gering & López Gallery, New York, USA “Stages”, organized by Lance Armstrong and Nike, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France “Alpha Exotica”, curated by Dimitrios Antonitsis, Hydra School Projects, Athens, Greece The New Yorkers, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark “Plastic Culture”, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, UK “I Can’t Feel My Face”, Curated by KAWS, Royal/T, Los Angeles, USA
2008 “Everything Else”, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, USA
2007 POPcentric, Gering & López Gallery, New York, USA
2006 “Info Babble”, Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase, New York, USA “Ugly Winners”, Galerie Du Juor Agnes B., Paris, France
2004 “Beautiful Losers”, curated by Aaron Rose and Christian Strike, Le Tri Postal, Lille, France, Palazzo Dell’Arte, Milan, Italy, USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, USA, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, USA, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, USA, Yerba Buena Arts Center, San Francisco, USA, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA
2003 “SK8 on the Wall”, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2002 “Session the Bowl”, Deitch Projects, New York, USA “ALIFE Shop”, Deitch Projects, New York, USA “Coded Language”, City Gallery Chastain, Atlanta, USA
2001 “Shortcuts”, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Athens, Greece Pierides Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece “New Acquisitions from the Dakis Joannou Collection”, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece; Lakai Group Cultural Centretztt