[Preview] Miyazaki Art Show @ Spoke Art NYC

Nick Stokes

Spoke Art is no stranger to hosting tributes to influential filmmakers; from Wes Anderson, The Coen Brothers, and David Lynch, to Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, and Stanley Kubrick, they’ve tackled their share.  These group art shows have proven so successful for the gallery that the exhibits themselves have since become influential and honored in their own right.  The reason that it has worked is because, what each of these past selected filmmakers have all had in common is their own one-of-a-kind visions and aesthetics from which they have crafted very particular worlds unique unto themselves.  What unifies each of the exhibits that relied on them for inspiration was an impressive selection of visual artists with the ability to filter that work through their own individual aesthetics.

Back in February, Spoke Art hosted one such tribute to celebrate the work of legendary Japanese master of animation, Hayao Miyazaki.  Through his work as a film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author and manga artist. the co-founder of Studio Ghibli film and animation studio has brought the world such critically acclaimed and beloved films as My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, among numerous others.  Now, on Friday September 29th, Spoke will take their tribute cross country to their New York City gallery, where over 100 different international artists will, yet again, interpret Miyazaki’s worlds and characters by employing such varied disciplines as sculpture, cross-stitch, paintings, limited edition prints, and even paper cuts.  This time, however, it will only run for 3-days as a brief pop-up show, which means that, if you want to catch this one, you better be on top of it.



Check out some some preview images below the following event details. 


Acetates | Adam Caldwell | Adam Lister | Adam Ziskie| Alex Kirzhener | Allison Reimold | Ana Aranda | Andrew Kolb Audra Auclair | Bagger43 | Beau Berkley | Bennett Slater | Blunt Graffix | Brighton Cooper Ballard | Caroline Caldwell | Casey Weldon | Charles Clary | Charles Santoso| Chelsea O’Byrne | Chris Walker | Crankbunny | Dan Grissom | David Moscati | Deangus | Derek Ballard | Dustin Lincoln | Elsa Chang | Eric Althin | Eric Bonhomme | Emily Dumas | Felt Mistress Fernando Reza | Ferris Plock | Geoff Trapp | George Townley Greg Gossel | Guillaume Morellec | Harry Michalakeas | Heather Mahler | Ivonna Buenrostro | J.A.W. Cooper | J.M. Dragunas | James Olstein | Jay Willem | Jason Stout | Jay Gordon | Jay Riggo | Jayde Fish | Jeany Ngo | Jesse Riggie Jessica Sorentang | Jordan Bolton | Jose Mertz | Joshua Budich Julia Iredale | Justin Hager | Justin Van Genderen | kAt Philbin Kate Snow | Kelly Tunstall | Kemi |Mai | Cuddly Rigor Mortis cLaura Bifano | Lauren Gregg | Lauren YS | Leilani Bustamante |cLeonardo Santamaria | Lilly Piri |cMaggiecChiang | Mar Cerda Marni Manning | Matt Ritchie | Max Kauffman | Meghan Stratman Michael Tunk | Miles Ritchie | Minnie | Phan | Nan Lawson | Nate Utesch | Nick Stokes | Rebecca Mason Adams | Rhys Cooper | Ryan Berkley | Sam Gilbey | Samantha Mash Sarah Joncas | Sean Gillespie | Sergio Lopez | Stacey Rozich Steve Kim | Taryn Knight | Taylor Shultek | The Bungaloo | Tim Doyle | Tim Jordan | Tina Lugo | Tom Eglington | VanOrton Design | Yohan Sacre | Zard Apuya

Check out preview images for the exhibit below the following event details…


Spoke Art Presents
Miyazaki Art Show”
An Art Show Tribute to the Films of Hayao Miyazaki


Friday, September 29, 2017



Spoke Art Gallery
210 Rivington St,
New York City, NY 10002-2503



Opening is ALL AGES
Costumes encouraged
Many artists will be in attendance
Show on view until Sunday, October 1st 2017
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/619073141626275/

Charles Santoso


Sarah Joncas
“Princess Mononoke”
Oil and acrylic on panel
16 × 12 in


paper puppet


Justin Hager
“Wazzzzup Death ” acrylic, oil and ink on panel
16″ x 16″


Lauren YS
“Miyazaki Bad Girls Club Part II”
Ink on paper
24 × 18 in


Adam Caldwell
Oil on canvasl
14 × 11 in


Allison Reimold
“An Offering”
Oil, ink and gouache on paper
12 1/4 × 10 1/4 in


Tom Eglington
“Totoro Illumination”
36 × 30 × 30 in


Leonardo Santamaria
“Stealing Your Name”
graphite, acrylic, colored pencil and gouache on paper
24″ x 30″


Eric Althin (Sad Salesman)
epoxy clay and acrylic paint
7” tall


Miles Ritchie
Hand-cut wood
18 × 13 in


Casey Weldon,
“Lil Nekobasu”
Acrylic on wood
14 × 14 in


Chris Walker
“Spirited Away”
Gouache on board
20 × 28 in

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