Lady Aiko

New York / USA

Aiko Nakagawa otherwise known as Lady Aiko, is one of the most important female street artists known for her ability to combine western art movements and eastern technical artistic skills. Aiko has exhibited in solo and group shows all over the world. Aiko’s works are featured as a part of the opening of the URBAN NATION Museum in 2017. […]

Biography / Lady Aiko

Aiko Nakagawa otherwise known as Lady Aiko, is one of the most important female street artists known for her ability to combine western art movements and eastern technical artistic skills. Aiko has exhibited in solo and group shows all over the world. Aiko’s works are featured as a part of the opening of the URBAN NATION Museum in 2017.

Lady Aiko was born in Tokyo in 1975. In the 1990s she moved to New York, worked for Takashi Murakami’s Brooklyn studio, studied media studies and pursued her own artistic development, as a solo artist and as a member of the collective ‘Faile/A-Life’. Inspired by 18th-century Japanese woodblock printing, her artwork uses a bricolage technique, incorporating spray paint, stencilling, brushwork, collage and serigraphs. ‘It’s hard being a girl and a graffiti artist’, she once said about being a female in the street art scene. As a consequence, her work, inspired by her identity and experience as a Japanese woman, shall bring visibility and recognition to women, girls and gender equality. Aiko has exhibited in solo and group shows all over the world.