Osamu Kobayashi.



Osamu was born 1984 in Columbia, SC.

He lives and works in Brooklyn, NYC, USA.



BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD


New York Studio Residency Program, New York, NY



Osamu Kobayashi, AplusB Contemporary Art, Brescia, IT

Noontide, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL



Mound, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC



Woogie, curated by Chris Bertholf, Underdonk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY



OK!, AplusB Contemporary Art, Brescia, IT

Osamu Kobayashi, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Pulse Art Fair, New York, NY



Watch Paint with Osamu Kobayashi, curated by Shigeharu Kobayashi, Gallery 80808, Columbia, SC



62 Miles Above Sea Level, Greenwich House, New York, NY



Maze Haze, AplusB Contemporary Art, Brescia, IT



Squarish, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY




The Unlikely Whole, curated by Lucinda Warchol, Artyard, Frenchtown, NJ

AplusB Contemporary Art, Code Art Fair, Copenhagen, DK

Private Practice, Underdonk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Osamu Kobayashi and Erica Prince, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY



Mindy Solomon Gallery, Pulse Art Fair, Miami, FL

Mindy Solomon Gallery, Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA

Underdonk Selects 2017, Underdonk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Smaller Beckons II, curated by Caitlin Bright, Tapp’s Arts Center, Columbia, SC

The Twenty by Sixteen Biennial, curated by Geoffrey Young,

Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

My Kid Could Do That, organized by Project Art, Red Bull Arts New York, New York, NY



Premio Lissone, Lissone Contemporary Art Museum, Lissone, Italy

Studio Jamz II, curated by Peter Schenk, Studio 9, Brooklyn, NY

Big and Bold: Selections from the Collection, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC

Osamu Kobayashi and Paul Pagk, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL

Drishti: A Concentrated Gaze, curated by Elizabeth Heskin and Patricia Spergel,

1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY

Head Space, curated by Amanda Church, Kim Uchiyama and Izam Zwahara,

Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY

Mindy Solomon Gallery, Art Wynwood, Miami, FL



Underdonk Selects 2015, Underdonk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

I Am What I Am Not Yet, A Survey of Brooklyn’s Moment, curated by Diana Buckley,

Madelyn Jordan Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY

1st Annual Contemporary Asian Art Exhibition, curated by Xuewu Zheng and Hayoon Jay Lee,

Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

Paintings in Trees, curated by Ben La Rocco, Linnea Paskow, and Ben Pritchard,

The People’s Garden, Brooklyn, NY

AplusB Contemporary Art, Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy




Mindy Solomon Gallery, Art Miami, Miami, FL

Triangles, curated by Melissa Staiger, Ventana 244, Brooklyn, NY

Form and Facture: New Painting and Sculpture from New York, curated by Karen Levitov,

Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Premio Lissone, Lissone Contemporary Art Museum, Lissone, Italy

My Big Fat Painting, curated by Rick Briggs, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY

Mindy Solomon Gallery, (e)merge, Washington, DC

Mindy Solomon Gallery, Texas Contemporary, Houston, TX

Mindy Solomon Gallery, Art Southampton, Southampton, NY

Summer Garden, Onishi Project in collaboration with Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York, NY

Mindy Solomon Gallery, Art Market Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY

Do It Yourself, curated by Justine Frischmann, organized by Julie Torres,

3rd Ward Building, Brooklyn, NY

By Invitation Only 3, curated by Renée Riccardo, Kinz + Tillou Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

Osamu Kobayashi, Björn Meyer-Ebrecht, Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, New York

(recent acquisition), Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC

AplusB Contemporary Art, Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy

Shrink It, Pink It, curated by Diana Buckley and Irena Jurek, Cathouse FUNeral, Brooklyn, NY

Solstice Synergy, Mahlstedt Gallery, New Rochelle, NY



Location, Location, Location, curated by Sun You, Clinton Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY

By the Seat of Our Pants, Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island, NY

Endless Summer, curated by Gary Petersen, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY

Oltre Il Pensiero. Quattordici Ricerche Attraverso La Materia, AplusB Contemporay Art, Brescia, Italy

Phaedo, Storefront Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Collective Show NY – MX, Neter, Mexico City, Mexico

Honors and Awards Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

Invitational Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

Phasmes, AplusB Contemporary Art, Brecia, Italy

Sideshow Nation, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Boltax Gallery, Miami Project, Miami FL

AplusB Contemporary Art, The Others: Art Fair, Turin, Italy

Finite Infinity, curated by Irena Jurek and Diana Buckley, Greenwich House, New York, NY

Upside Downturn, HKJB, Laroche/Joncas, Montreal Canada

In Dialogue, AplusB Contemporary Art, Brescia, Italy

A Valuation, Alexander Clark & Friends, New York, NY

Brucennial 2012, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY

The Question of Their Content, curated by Carly Silverman, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago IL

MIC:CHECK (occupy), Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY



December Store: Multiples and Small Works, .NO, New York, NY

Boltax Gallery, Aqua Art Miami, Miami, FL

Painting Club Selected Work, curated by Herb Tam, Exit Art, New York, NY

So Happy Together, Norte Maar, Brooklyn, NY

Temporary Antumbra Zone, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Abiding Abstraction, curated by Jacob Ouilette, Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island, NY

Painting Club, organized by Herb Tam, Exit Art, New York, NY

The Working Title, curated by Progress Report, Bronx River Arts Center, Bronx, NY

It’s All Good!! (Apocalypse Now), Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY



First Exit to Brooklyn, curated by Jule Torres, Apartment Show, Brooklyn, NY

Nurture Art Benefit, ZieherSmith, New York, NY

Analytic Spree, curated by Sam Bornstein, Stagg Street Apt. Show, Brooklyn, NY

Dance Ghost, curated by Elisa Soliven, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY

Brucennial: Miseducation, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY

Portable Caves, HKJB, Queens, NY

MICA Alumni Exhibit, Spattered Columns, New York, NY

It’s a Wonderful Tenth, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY



Party at Chris’s House, curated by Phong Bui, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, New York, NY

Lotto Blotto, curated by Roger Van VoorheesSt. Nicholas Street Apt. Show, Brooklyn, NY

25 Painters Under 35, curated by Ryan Cobourn, The Painting Center, New York, NY

Personal Abstraction, HKJB, Brooklyn, NY

Small Scale, Big Ambition, curated by Jessica Bottalico, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ



Nurture Art Benefit, James Cohen Gallery, New York, NY



Square Foot Show, Gotham Art, New York, NY

Groundswell Benefit, 511 Gallery, New York, NY

Brackish Waters, Studio 308, New York, NY



Senior Thesis Exhibition, MICA, Baltimore, MD



Scurrying About in Grandeur, NYSRP, New York, NY

NYSRP exhibition, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY



Lepsien Foundation Art Residency



Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

701 Center for Contemporary Art Residency Program



Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Purchase Fund



Morris Louis ’32 Scholarship, MICA



Merit Scholarship, MICA

Presidential Scholarship, MICA

Sydney Wasserman, „The Best Young Abstract Artists You Should Know About“, Architectural Digest,


Christian Lepsien, „9 Questions to Osamu kobayashi“, Artevie Publishing, 12/9/2017

Rochelle Dean, „Middle of Nowhere Mural“, ABC Columbia, 7/31/2017

Kyle Petersen, „Columbia Native Osamu Kobayashi Debuts Residency-Closing Exhibition at 701 CCA“,

             Free Times, 5/17/2017

Erin Shaw, „This Columbia Native Makes Huge Paintings with a Broom-Sized Brush“,

The State, 5/17/2017

AM DeBrincat, „Colorful Puzzle Games: Osamu Kobayashi in Conversation with ArtFile Magazine“,

             ArtFile Magazine, 4/26/2017

Nick Zurko, “Between the Abstract and Tangible: A Conversation with Pater Osamu Kobayashi”,

Zurkonic, 10/20/2016

Alessando Keegen, “Osamu Kobayashi”, Ephemera, 8/24/2016

Rachel Miller, “Young Capote! TheOlympics! Art Things to Do and See This Week” Brooklyn

Magazine, 8/17/16

Michael Anthony Farley, This Week’s Must See Art Events; Summer Campy”, Art F City,  8/8/2016

Sharon Butler, “Drishti: A Concentrated Gaze”, Two Coats of Paint, 6/9/2016

Cindy Ferreiro, “Mindy Solomon Gallery Brings Together Two Contemporary Artists in “Project

Space”, Miami New Times, 4/4/2016

Paul D’Agostino, „5 Brooklyn Artists You Need to Know“, The L Magazine, 3/25/2015

Brianna McGurran, “A Bust of Ol’ Dirty Bastard Complete with Golden Grill Is a Hit at Pulse New

York”, New York Observer, 3/5/2015

Shani Gilchrist, “Abstract Artist Returns to Columbia as Up-And-Coming New Yorker”, Free Times,


Cynthia Boiter, “Catching Up with Osamu Kobayashi”, Jasper Magazine, Nov/Dec 2014, pgs 50

Tamara Volkova, „7 Artists Studios in New York“, Buro 24/7, 10/23/2014

Hrag Vartanian, „The Story of 13 Artists Who Sat Down at a Communal Table“, Hyperallergic,


Ann Binlot, „By Invitation Only: This Exhibition is Worth an Early RSVP“, W Magazine, 5/29/2014

Gari Pini, „10 MUST-SEE ART SHOWS TO HIT UP THIS WEEK“, Papermag, 5/22/2014

Anne Russinof, “Four at Storefront Ten Eyck”, Gallery Travels: Seen Around Town, 2/8/2014

Paul Behnke, “Osamu Kobayashi and Björn Meyer-Ebrecht @ Storefront Ten Eyck”, Structure and

Imagery, 2/25/2014

Paul Corio, “Seen In New York, January 2014”, Abstract Critical, 2/3/2014

Enrico Gomez, “Brooklyn 2014”, WAGMAG, 2/1/2014

Katie Killary, “Bushwick is the Right Place for Art… (6 Must-See Art Shows This Weekend)”,

Bushwick Daily, 1/30/2014

„Quattordici Giovani Per Tredici Stanze“, Bresciaoggi.it, 7/13/2013

Patrick Neal, “The Many Faces of Abstraction”, Hyperallergic, 7/9/2013

“Age and Ageism: The Decisive Eye of Fellow Artists”, NY Arts Magazine, Summer 2013

Nora Griffin, “Osamu Kobayashi: 62 Miles Above Sea Level”, Artcritical, 5/26/2013

Jason Stopa,  “May 2013: Whitehot Watch”, Whitehot Magazine, 5/23/2013

Kara Gunter, “Osamu Kobayashi: Columbia Artist Receives International Honor in New York”, Jasper

Magazine, May/June 2013, pgs 18-20

Otis R. Taylor Jr., “Arts Planner” The State, 3/10/2013

Giovanna Capretti, “La Mostra Della Settimana: Emozione Creative Nell’illusione Della Libertà”,

Giornale di Brescia, 3/2/2013

Federica Tattoli, “Phasmes” Pizza Digitale, 2/1/2013

Paul D’Agostino, “Brooklyn Art in 2013: What to Watch” The L Magazine, 1/2/2013

Jurek Irena, “Studio Visit: Osamu Kobayashi” Best of All Worlds, 10/26/2012

Michael Rutherford, “ Osamu Kobayashi: Interview” Painter’s Bread, 1/7/2012

Marion Weiss, “‘Abiding Abstraction’ at Boltax Gallery” Dan’s Papers, 5/20/2011

Brent Burket, „The Brucennial: Piece By Piece“, Hyperallergic, 3/15/2010