Misaki Kawai

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The whiff of art

The stench came from the rotting corpse — well, it appeared to be a corpse — of a woman who'd been laid out on a metal table like an exhumed murder victim awaiting a coroner's examination.
Heide Hatry, Misaki Kawai, Andrew Mowbray, and William Pope.L
By GREG COOK  |  March 03, 2009

Bang bang

Misaki Kawai's new solo show marks the Boston debut of her two-dimensional works and the first opportunity for New England audiences to see her as a bona fide painter. Opening February 21 at LaMontagne Gallery, " Misaki Kawai : Kung Fu Forest."
Misaki Kawai at LaMontagne, "Collision14: POV" and "LE:60 1-Minute Film Festival" at Axiom
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  February 10, 2009

Beauty and the East

Gallery-goers with an affinity for art from Asia will have plenty of reason for excitement with a handful of enticing shows this winter.
Boston-area art spaces look to Asia this winter
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  December 29, 2008

Promise deferred

Last December 10, the Institute of Contemporary Art moved to brand new digs on the South Boston waterfront, tripling its exhibition space in the process.
The new ICA’s visual arts at one year
By GREG COOK  |  December 09, 2007

Mortification of the flesh

“Global Feminisms” at Wellesley College’s Davis Museum could be one of the most important exhibits of the year.
'Global Feminisms' turns sexism inward
By GREG COOK  |  September 26, 2007

All dolled up

Misaki Kawai’s Space House is what Barbie’s Dream House would look like if Barbie weren’t such a stuck-up square plastic bimbo.
Misaki Kawai and Louise Bourgeois at the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  April 09, 2007


Going deep

A gaggle of big solo shows share the art waves with that powerful influx of computer-reliant art known as the Boston Cyberarts Festival this season.
One-person shows dominate, Cyberarts proliferate, and a few artists collaborate
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 13, 2007

Objects of desire

It’s hard to avoid thinking about Freud when contemplating the richly symbolic, highly sexual sculpture and drawing of Louise Bourgeois.
Louise Bourgeois and Misaki Kawai at the ICA, Robert Parker at BU, and Eric Gordon at Art Interactive
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 13, 2007

Something old, something new

For his first major show in the US, Shintaro Miyake would create a pond filled with real water, a dam, beaver lodges, and drawings of beavers and kayakers.
Shintaro Miyake’s beavers, Frank Stella’s stripes
By GREG COOK  |  March 01, 2006