Nicholas Aoki is an artist and illustrator currently working and living in Toronto. He graduated from Sheridan College in illustration in 2004. Aoki's work unveils the inter-connectivity between the longstanding tradition of painting and new medias and technology. He is one of four founding members of the artist collective Team Macho, with whom he has exhibited in Canada and internationally in venues that include Optica Gallery, Montreal, Sidlee Collective, Amsterdam, Giant Robot, San Fracisco, New York, L.A., and most recently at the AGO with Axis Mundi.
2004 Nicholas Aoki, Diploma in Illustration, Sheridan College, Toronto
8 Days No contact, Narwhal Art Projects, Toronto
The Painting Project, Galerie UQAM, Montreal
AXIS MUNDI, Installation, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
60 Painters, Humber Arts and Media Studios, Toronto
The Tutu Project, National Ballet of Canada, Toronto
3 Out of 5 Ain–t Bad, OPTICA, Montr–al
Hibernation Sickness, NARWHAL, Toronto
Long Time Listener, First Time Caller, Giant Robot, New York, NY
Foreign Legionnaires, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto
Goodnight sweet hearts, NARWHAL, Toronto
NARWHAL. The Merlin Years. Toronto: Narwhal Art Projects.
Pen to Paper, Pictoplasma.
Mattus, Matt, ed. Beyond Trend. Cincinnati: HOW Design Books.
Team Macho. Precious Gems.Toronto: Koyama Press.
Instant Magic, ROJO Magazine, Spain.
Magic Pony. Fancy Action Now: The Art of Team Macho. Toronto: Magic Pony Publishing.