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Gajin Fujita

1972 Born, Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works Los Angeles, CA

Education:
2000 MFA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
1997 BFA, Otis College of Art and Design, Westchester, CA
1990 - 93 Attended East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles, CA

full biography

   

Selected L.A. Louver Exhibitions

Gajin Fujita: Drawings
13 March - 26 April 2014
Gajin Fujita: Made in L.A.
13 October 2011- 26 November 2011
     
Works on Paper
Second floor
Gajin Fujita, Jason Martin, Joel Shapiro
21 July - 27 August 2011
  Group show
Main gallery
2 June - 9 July 2011
     
Gajin Fujita: Twilight Blush
16 November - 30 December 2006
 

Rogue Wave '01
11 Artists from Los Angeles

29 June - 1 September 2001

    → view all past L.A. Louver exhibitions

Selected museum exhibitions

Curiosity
with Gajin Fujita
Mass MoCA
North Adams, MA
27 May - 23 June 2013
massmoca.org

Big Art
Included: Gajin Fujita
Navy Pier
Chicago, IL
18 June 2012 - 18 June 2013
curated by Dave Hickey
     

My Kind of Disneyland
includes Gajin Fujita
Märkische Museum Witten
1 March - 19 May 2013
www.kulturforum-witten.de

Gajin Fujita: Ukiyo-e in Contemporary Painting
Pacific Asia Museum
Pasadena, California
20 April - 7 October 2012

     

Gold
Includes: Gajin Fujita
Belvedere Museum
Vienna, Austria
15 March 2012 - 17 June 2012
www.belvedere.at

 

Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
30 October 2011 - 8 January 2012
www.artsmia.org/edo-pop

    → view all past museum exhibitions

Selected articles

Knight, Christopher. "MOCA's 'Art in the Streets'
gets the big picture wrong"
Los Angeles Times. 29 May 2011.
full article, PDF
Campbell, Clayton. "Gajin Fujita"
Contemporary. December 2008.
full article, PDF
     
Leopold, Shelley. "Gajin Fujita"
Juxtapoz. October 2007.
full article, PDF
  Leopold, Shelley. "Native-san"
LA Weekly, LA People 2007, Wednesday, 9 May 2007.
full article, PDF
     
Knight, Christopher. "'Las Vegas Diaspora' at the
Las Vegas Art Museum"
Los Angeles Times. 20 November 2007.
full article, PDF
  Pagel, David "A magical dangerour landscape"
Los Angeles Times. 24 November 2006.
full article, PDF
     
Videos

Gajin Fujita & Ilona Katzew in Conversation
 
  Gajin Fujita: Study of a Drawing 2014
 
 
     
Gajin Fujita: Chi-town
 
  "The Process," video by Alex Kizu
A short film about Gajin Fujita's studio process, "The Process"
documents the artist at his Boyle Heights studio, as he
prepares for the exhibition, "Made in L.A."
 
 
     
"Gajin Fujita: Influences," video by Alex Kizu
Check out the 2nd video of Gajin Fujita's studio process through his influences and inspiration."
 
  L.A. Louver Gajin Fujita: "Made in L.A." Installation Walkthrough
 
     
Print editions

"Gajin Fujita's first print with Modern Multiples, "High Voltage II"
is a composition of 6 full size original paintings from which the
separations were taken. The smaller edition of hand painted
multiples feature gold leaf.
Gajin Fujita Made in L.A.
Gajin Fujita's 15 color lithographs
"Demon Hanya State I, 2004" and
"Demon Hanya State II, 2004"
 
     
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Selected works >>
 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 

Gajin Fujita: Drawings
13 March 2014 - 26 April 2014 >>
 

         

 

Gajin Fujita: Made in L.A.
13 October 2011- 26 November 2011 >>
 

             

Work from 2009 >>
 

  Prospect 1 New Orleans
Venues in various historic New Orleans neighborhoods
New Orleans, LA
30 October 2008 - 18 January 2009
 
 

Art 39 Basel
Messe Basel
Basel, Switzerland
4 - 8 June 2008
 

  Recent work >>
 
     


 


 


 


 

Art 38 Basel
Messe Basel
Basel, Switzerland
13 - 17 June 2007
 

 

Gajin Fujita: Twilight Blush
16 November - 30 December 2006 >>
 

                         

Zephyr: Paintings by Gajin Fujita
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Kansas City, Missouri
8 September - 5 November 2006 >>
 

      Contemporary Projects 9:
Gajin Fujita and Pablo Vargas Lugo

27 October 2005 - 12 February 2006
Los Angeles County Museum of Art >>
 
                     

 

Wicked Beauty
12 September - 12 October 2002
L.A. Louver gallery >>
 

                              Rogue Wave '01

11 Artists from Los Angeles

29 June - 1 September 2001 >>
 
 



 
L.A Heat (Wasabi) fujita Gajin Fujita<br>Uncanny (Kintaro) fujita Gajin Fujita<br>
Study of Southland Standoff (Black Warrior), 2014<br>
Pencil, spray paint on archival paper<br>
sheet: 46 x 69 in. (116.8 x 175.3 cm) fujita Gajin Fujita Made in L.A. fujita Gajin Fujita<br>
Study of Southland Standoff (Black Warrior), 2014<br>
Pencil, spray paint on archival paper<br>
sheet: 46 x 69 in. (116.8 x 175.3 cm) fujita Gajin Fujita<br>
Study for Bewitched, 2010<br>
pencil, ink and spray paint on paper<br>
57 x 85 3/4 in. (144.8 x 217.8 cm)<br>
Framed: 61 x 89 in. (154.9 x 226.1 cm) fujita Gajin Fujita<br>
Study of Sky High (Crane), 2007<br>
spraypaint and pencil on paper<br>
15 3/4 x 22 3/4 in. (40 x 57.8 cm)<br>
Framed: 23 1/2 x 30 in. (59.7 x 76.2 cm) fujita gajin fujita: made in la fujita Gajin Fujita<BR>Year of the Rabbit (Bugs Bunny), 2011<BR>spray paint, paint marker, gold leaf on wood panel<BR>
two panels: 10 x 16 in. (25.4 x 40.6 cm)<BR>
Private collection fujita Gajin Fujita<BR>
Rabbit Season, 2010<BR>
spray paint, paint marker, Mean Streak paint stick, gold leaf on wood panel<BR>
two panels: 10 x 16 in. (25.4 x 40.6 cm) fujita gajin fujita: made in la fujita Gajin Fujita Transcend fujita Ben Jackel fujita gajin fujita Saints new orleans fujita gajin fujita  pacific fujita gajin fujita - 4th Street gajin fujita - CA (California) gajin fujita - Loca gajin fujita - ship wrek gajin fujita - True Blue Dragon gajin fujita year of the rat gajin fujita - Tail Whip gajin fujita Fatal Match   gajin fujita Drawing from Fatal Match gajin fujita Slow & Easy gajin fujita burn painting gajin fujita - Study of Ride or Die (Horseback Samurai) gajin fujita - The Mack gajin fujita - Study for the Mack (Mack) gajin clash of the titans gajin fujita Trance painting gajin fujita Ride or Die gajin fujita Red Light District painting gajin fujita Street Fight   gajin fujita Carp Boy   gajin fujita WS Outlaw painting   gajin fujita Chinita painting gajin fujita Dream, wicked beauty   gajin fujita Gold State Warriors   gajin fujita K2S Crew   gajin fujita East Side Los Angeles   gajin fujita L.A. Basin   gajin fujita Shore Line Duel   gajin fujita Warrior from Shore Line Duel (Study of)   gajin fujita Xtasy   gajin fujita Ally, rogue wave  

gajin fujita L.A. L.A. Land

 
 
L.A Heat (Wasabi)

 
 
Uncanny (Kintaro)

 
 
Uncanny (Kintaro)

 
 
High Voltage II

 
 
Study of Southland Standoff (Black Warrior)

 
 
Study for Bewitched

 
 
Study of Sky High (Crane)

 
 
High Voltage

 
  
Year of the Rabbit

 
  
Rabbit Season

 
  
East vs. West

 
 
Transcend

 
  
Cowboy
(Year of the Ox)

 
 
The Saints
 
 
Pacific Front
 
 
4th Street

 

 
 
CA (California)
 
 
Loca
 
 
Ship Wrek
 
 
True Blue Dragon
 
 
Year of the Rat
 
 
Tail Whip
 

 
Fatal Match

 
Drawing from Fatal Match

 

 
Slow & Easy

   
Burn

  

 

 
Study of Ride or Die
(Horseback Samurai)

 

 
The Mack

 

 
Study for the Mack
(Mack)

 
 
Clash of the Titans
 

 
Trance

 
 
Ride or Die
 
 
Red Light District
 
 
Street Fight
 
Carp Boy
 
WS Outlaw
 
Chinita
 

  
Dream

 

  
Gold State Warriors

 
K2S Crew

 
East Side Los Angeles

 
L.A. Basin

 
Shore Line Duel

 
Warrior from Shore Line Duel (Study of)

 
Xtasy

 
Ally

 
L.A. L.A. Land

gajin fujita working in his studio, preparing for his 2011 exhibition at la louver gallery
  
click for images of Gajin Fujita working in his studio
                                                                         

 
Installation photography
Gajin Fujita: Twilight Blush
16 November - 30 December 2006 >>

 
 
                                         
Wicked Beauty Wicked Beauty

 
Installation photography, Wicked Beauty,
12 September - 12 October 2002, L.A. Louver Gallery >>