Artist Bio

New York City-based American artist Gabriel Asoka (The Mazeking) is best known for creating blissful artworks, transporting the viewer into a joyful or excited state. Asoka employs energetic colors, layers or subjects to create a realm of engagement, provoking us to dive into the work. Asoka’s explorations of themes, including consciousness, sexuality, and story, lead us to a richer and often a more provocative engagement. While Asoka primarily produces paintings, drawings and layered-photographic works, in recent years, he produced a series of street artworks as a way to explore art’s role in everyday life. With each series Asoka captures the vibrance and depth of his subject, inspiring us to appreciate the beauty surrounding us all.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 

2016 Consciousness Show, Zizzi Art Gallery, Portugal
2006 Impulse Resist, O'Melveny Gallery, Hollywood, CA
2003 Implicit Nature, Buddha Lounge Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
2003 Mix Things, ID Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2002 Snow, O'Melveny Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2016 Photographic Arts Group Show, Zizzi Art Gallery, Portugal
2016 Autumn Group Show, Zizzi Art Gallery, Portugal
2015 Exposure-See-me Collection Private Viewing, Louvre Museum, Paris
2013 Room of Things, Studio 2D, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Time Sq., SeeMe, NYC
2011 Open Thoughts, Gallery 2150, Chicago, IL
2008 New Beijing International Festival, China
2007 The Big Gig International Festival, UK
2003 Hollywood, O'Melveny Gallery, LA, CA
2002 Launch Pad, O'Melveny Gallery, LA, CA
2001 The New Exhibit, O'Melveny Gallery, LA, CA

PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS: 

2015 HH and LMS Public Installations, NY, NY
2014 Happiness Here Public Installations, Paris, Fr.
2014 Love, Meaning & Sanctuary Installations, NY, NY
2014 Happiness Here Public Installations, NY, NY
2013 Happiness Here Public Installations, NY, NY
2013 Happiness Here Public Installations, Chicago, IL
2012 Happiness Here Public Installations, NY, NY

COLLABORATIONS:

2014 Happiness Here Somewhere, Somewhere France and The Mazeking
2013 Street Poems, Marie Howe and The Mazeking

EDUCATION:

Columbia Chicago - Masters of Arts
University of MD - Bachelor of Arts
University of London - Cinema