AIKO opened a solo exhibition of recent works at Brooklynite Gallery on September 13th with live music by Soul Sonic Force. The exhibition, entitled Shut Up & Look, will remain at the gallery until October 11, 2008. AIKO combines a mastery of stenciling with brushwork and spray paint to emulate the urban decay of her street works. She creates city sirens, whose seductive glances and poses captivate the viewer, exploring female identity and sexuality. AIKO recently departed from the artist collective Faile, where she was a founding member.
AIKO moderated Brooklyn Museum‘s Visual Release: Gender, Art, Representation and Exchange as part of the museum’s Love and Pop symposium and was a guest speaker at Envisioning Japan: Creative Dialogues with the Wider World during the Murakami symposium. She has also exhibited with Lady Pink in PINK/AIKO: Brick Ladies of NYC.