AI SPY is a name made up from the children’s guessing game ‘I spy …’ and my own name.
I create art works from personal matters and thoughts, like the feelings or experiences of daily life.
To me, the work creation process is an always ongoing search about myself and the world.

Painter Ai Araki

Work creation using mainly traditional Japanese Painting materials.

2010 Tama Art University, Fine Arts Department, graduating in Japanese Painting major
2012 Tokyo University of the Arts, postgraduate design course (prof. Chinami Nakajima) research studio
Sato Museum of Art, Sato International Cultural Scholarship Foundation, 20th Term scholarship student
Culture school teacher, Professional training college teacher, Workshop teacher

<Main activities and prizes>

2018
Organizing a Japanese Painting workshop “Drawing Java Sparrow”
Haon no Kai (Sound of waves) 2018 Group (Tokyo, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi)

2017
Mainichi Newspaper West Charity Exhibition (Fukuoka)
31th NHK Welfare Culture Charity Exhibition (Nagoya Mitsukoshi)
Organizing a Japanese Painting workshop “Drawing Java Sparrow”
Teacher of Atelier for Adults at Yokohama Civic Art Gallery
Omochabako (Toy box) Exhibition Vol.2 (Gifu, Chokodo Gallery)
Tamaranakukawaii (Irresistibly cute) Art Exhibition (Tokyo, Shinjuku Isetan)
5th Sato Sakura Museum cherry blossom prize exhibition (Tokyo, Sato Sakura Museum)
Haon no Kai (Sound of waves) 2017 Group (Tokyo, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi)

2016
Ai Araki Solo Exhibition I SPY II (Tokyo, Kunimatsu Gallery)
Participation in business collaboration group exhibition
Mitsukoshi x Tokyo University of the Arts, Summer Fine Arts Festival 2016, Young Artists of the Next Generation Works Exhibition (Tokyo, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi)
Haon no Kai (Sound of waves) 2016 Group (Tokyo, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi)
Deco Deco Deco Exhibition (Tokyo, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi)
2016 winter Mitsukoshi Art Special Selection Event (Tokyo, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi)

2015
Hato no Kai 2015 exhibition (Tokyo: Matsuzakaya Ueno Store, Kyushu: Izutsuya Kokura, Nagoya: Matsuzakaya Nagoya Store, Kumamoto: Kumamoto Tsuruya)
Mainichi Newspaper West Charity Exhibition (Fukuoka – Yamaguchi)
Art de Okuru Christmas (Christmas giving with art) Exhibition Vol.3 (Tokyo, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi)
29th NHK Welfare Culture Charity Exhibition (Nagoya Mitsukoshi)
Teacher for an exhibition related workshop at the Yokohama Art Museum
Araki Ai Japanese Painting Exhibition (Kyoto, Daimaru Kyoto Art Salon ESPACE KYOTO)
ShinPA 10th Anniversary Exhibition – Nakajima Chinami and 45 artists (Tokyo, Gallery Art Morimoto)
Irresistibly Cute Exhibition (Tokyo, Shinjuku Isetan)
Pastel Crayon Painting Exhibition (Tottori, Nichinan Museum – Osaka, Sakura Art Museum – Saitama, Marunuma Art Park – Tokyo, Kyobashi Gallery)
Collector’s Feast Exhibition (Tokyo, Gallery Goto)
Omochabako (Toy box) Exhibition (Gifu, Chokodo Gallery)
Haon no Kai (Sound of waves) 2015 Group (Tokyo, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi)

2014
19th Ema (Votive Picture) Exhibition (Nagano, Credit Union Obuse Branch Gallery)
Mainichi Newspaper Charity Exhibition in Fukuoka and Yamaguchi
Hato no Kai 2014 (Tokyo, Matsuzakaya Ueno Store – Kyushu, Izutsuya Kokura – Nagoya, Matsuzakaya Nagoya Store – Kyushu, Fukuoka Mitsukoshi)
Christmas Exhibition (Tokyo, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi)
Shugyoku (Jewel) Painting Exhibition (Tokyo, Shinseido Gallery)
Workshop Teacher / Mitsukoshi x Tokyo Art University Exhibition (Tokyo, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi)
Mitsukoshi x Tokyo Art University Exhibition (Tokyo, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi)
Literature meets Art – Works selection by Art Sommelier Fuyuhiko Yamamoto and the gallery (Kanazawa, Gallery Musee)
Kanazawa Art Space Link 2014 – Art Fair (Kanazawa, Gallery Musee)
Mitsukoshi Special Art Exhibition (Tokyo, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi)
Koko Kara (From Here) Exhibition (Tokyo, Suzuki Art Gallery)
Pastel Crayon Painting Exhibition (Tokyo, Kyobashi Gallery – Osaka, Sakura Art Museum)
Araki Ai Solo Exhibitiom – I SPY (Tokyo, Kunimatsu Gallery)
Art Fair Tokyo 2014 (Tokyo, International Forum)
Haon no Kai (Sound of waves) 2014 Group (Tokyo, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi)

2013
Interview featured in December issue of Geijutsu Shincho Art Magazine
18th Ema (Votive Picture) Exhibition (Nagano, Credit Union Obuse Branch Gallery)
Art de Okuru Christmas (Christmas giving with art) Exhibition (Tokyo, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi)
Hato no Kai 2013 (Tokyo, Matsuzakaya Ueno Store – Kyushu, Izutsuya Kokura – Nagoya, Matsuzakaya Nagoya Store)
Hotel Art Fair Kobe Art Marche 2013 (Kobe, Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel)
Iroha Exhibition (Kagawa, Takamatsu Mitsukoshi Art Gallery)
July Exhibition (Tokyo, Itsuki Art Gallery)
Koko Kara (From Here) Exhibition (Tokyo, Suzuki Art Gallery)
Mitsukoshi Art Ippinkai 2013 (Tokyo, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi)
Hand Palm size Exhibition (Tokyo, Gallery Shorewood)
Size 0 World Exhibition – Winter (Tokyo, Itsuki Art Gallery – Ikebukuro Tobu)
Mitsukoshi Special Art Selection – Winter 2013 (Tokyo, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi)

2012
17th Ema (Votive Picture) Exhibition (Nagano, Credit Union Obuse Branch Gallery)
GIFT in BLOOM Vol.4 at Ginza Mitsukoshi (Tokyo, Ginza Mitsukoshi)
Tokyo Designers Week – Artwork Inspired by Jakuchu Ito International Competition Exhibition (Tokyo, Seibu Shibuya)
Mitsukoshi Art Ippinkai (Tokyo, Hotel New Otani)
6 femmes 2 (Tokyo, Art Space Rashinban)
Hotel Art Fair Kobe Art Marche 2012 (Kobe, Meriken Park Oriental Hotel)
Hato no Kai 2012 (Nagoya, Matsuzakaya Nagoya Store – Tokyo, Matsuzakaya Ueno Store – Kyushu, Izutsuya Kokura)
Fuyuhiko Yamamoto Chooses – Shugyoku (Jewel) Women Artists Exhibition (Tokyo, Ginza Mitsukoshi)
Contemporary Artists Crayon Pastel Exhibition (Tokyo, Kyobashi Gallery – Osaka, Sakura Art Museum – Tottori, Nichinan City Art Museum)
Tokyo University of the Arts, Design Department Painting Lab – Up and Coming Artists Works Exhibition (Kanazawa, Korinbo Daiwa Department Store)
Bijutsu no Mado Magazine, September and October Editions
“Yuji Yamashita’s monthly hidden gem Vol.93 Araki Ai : Unmixed mineral pigments, that beautiful glitter”
mederu meets (Tokyo, Mederu jewelry, Ebisu)
Mitsukoshi x Tokyo University of the Arts, Summer Fine Arts Festival 2012, Youngs Artist of the Next Generation Works Exhibition (Tokyo, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi)
3 Promising Newcomers Exhibition (Nagano, Karuizawa New Art Museum Gallery)
les ondes (Nakajima Chinami Lab) Exhibition (Tokyo, SOPHIA Azabu Gallery)
46th L’espoir Newcomer Selection : Araki Ai Solo Exhibition (Tokyo, Ginza Surugadai Gallery)
Namiken Ⅵ Exhibition (Tokyo, Shinseido Gallery)
60th Tokyo University of the Arts Graduation Works Exhibition (Tokyo, University of the Arts, Fine Arts Building)

2011
16th Ema (Votive Picture) Exhibition (Nagano, Credit Union Obuse Branch Gallery)
Painting Fair Exhibition (Tokyo, Matsuzakaya Ueno)
Tama Art University Alumni Association Small Works Exhibition 2011 (Bumpodo Gallery) Challenge Prize
6th Geidai Art Plaza Grand Prize Exhibition (Tokyo, University of the Arts, Art Plaza) Chosen Entry
20th Scholarship Student Art Exhibition (Tokyo, Sato Art Museum)
Hato no Kai 2011 (Tokyo, Matsuzakaya Ueno Store – Kyushu, Izutsuya Kokura – Nagoya, Matsuzakaya Nagoya Store)
Respect for the aged day Fair – Portrait painting (Tokyo, Matsuzaka Ueno Store)
ShinPA!!!!! Tokyo Exhibition, (Tokyo; Sato Art Museum)
Asia’s Tradition and Modern Times, 2nd Section: Tradition and Modern Times Exhibition (Tokyo, University of the Arts, Exhibition Building)
Early Summer Painting Fair Exhibition (Tochigi, Tobu Utsunomiya Department Store)
ShinPA!!!!! Exhibition (Nagano, Obuse Museum, Nakajima Chinami Building)
Namiken Ⅴ exhibition (Tokyo, Shinseido Gallery)

2010
5th Geidai Art Plaza Grand Prize Exhibition (Tokyo, University of the Arts, Art Plaza) Chosen Entry
Hato no Kai 2011 (Tokyo, Matsuzakaya Ueno Store – Nagoya, Matsuzakaya Nagoya Store – Kyushu, Izutsuya Kokura)
constellation 2010 Exhibition (Tokyo, Galerie H)
6 femmes Exhibition (Tokyo, Ginza Surugadai Gallery)
Sato Museum of Art, Sato International Cultural Scholarship Foundation, 20th Term scholarship student
~Women Artists New Wind~ 3 Contemporary Artists Exhibition (Saitama, Sogo Kawaguchi)
Unknown possibility 03 Exhibition (Tokyo, Shinjuku Ganka Gallery)
Tama Art University Graduation Works Exhibition (Tokyo, Tama Art University)
5 Art Universities Graduation Works Exhibition (Tokyo, National Art Center)
2009 Tama Art University Japanese Painting Graduation Works Exhibition (Tokyo, Tokyo Ginza Gallery Merusa Ginza 2)

2009
Participation in movie creation and filming
8th Fukuchiyama Sato Taisei Prize Art Exhibition: Award Works Tour Exhibition
Asian Young Artists Exhibition 2 – continuous stories – (Tokyo, Kumusan Gallery Tokyo)

2008
8th Fukuchiyama Sato Taisei Prize Art Exhibition: Japanese Painting Entry
Araki Ai Solo Exhibition (Tokyo, Gallery Ginza Forest)
brilliant wing Exhibition (Tokyo, The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo)
DISCOVERY 2008 Exhibition (Tokyo, Seika Gallery & KEY Gallery)