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Spoke NYC: Miyazaki Art Show

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Miyazaki Art Show

A tribute to the films of Hayao Miyazaki

Opening Reception: September 29th, 6 - 8pm

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SPOKE NYC is pleased to present the Miyazaki Art Show, a whimsical showcase of over one hundred artists from around the world celebrating the films of Japanese film-maker and animator Hayao Miyazaki. Taking inspiration from the Studio Ghibli director’s classic films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo, Kiki’s Delivery Service and Princess Mononoke, exhibiting artists have created unique works inspired by Miyazaki’s imaginative universe.

Featuring a diverse array of painting, sculpture and limited edition prints, each artist offers their unique perspective and interpretation of beloved characters and themes in Miyazaki’s films. Imbued with the legendary director’s sense of adventure, deep reverence for nature and strong female characters, this dynamic three day exhibition is not to be missed.

Please join us Friday, September 29th from 6 - 10 pm for the opening reception of the Miyazaki Art Show. Costumes are encouraged and some of the artists will be in attendance. For more information, or additional images, please email us at

Acetates | Adam Caldwell | Adam Lister | Adam Ziskie | Alex Kirzhener | Allison Remold | 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 | Emily Dumas | Eric Bonhomme | 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 | Jan 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 VanGenderen | kAt Philbin | Kate Snow Kelly Tunstall | Kemi Mai | Cuddly Rigor Mortis | Laura Bifano | Lauren Gregg Lauren YS

Leilani Bustamante | Leonardo Santamaria | Lilly Piri | Maggie Chiang | Mar Cerda | Marni Manning

Matt Ritchie | Max Kauffman | Max Prentis | Maya Hanisch | 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 | Tracie Ching | VanOrton Design | Yohan Sacre | Zard Apuya


WHAT : Miyazaki Art Show - a tribute to the films of Hayao Miyazaki

WHEN : Opening Reception: September 29th, 6 - 8 pm (TICKETS HAVE BEEN SOLD OUT FOR THIS RECEPTION)

On view: September 29th - October 1st, 2017

WHERE : SPOKE NYC - 210 Rivington Street NYC 10002



Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author and manga artist. A co-founder of Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio, he has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of anime feature films, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest animation directors of all time.



SPOKE is an art space specializing in new contemporary painting, sculpture and illustration with an emphasis in accessible programming. Started in 2010, the gallery now houses two locations, one in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill neighborhood and one in New York City’s Lower East Side. Each space rotates monthly exhibits that feature a wide variety of solo and group shows, many of which feature an international roster of represented artists.




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