ALAN H. NAKAGAWA, ARTIST, 1151 5TH AVENUE, LOS ANGELES CA 90019-3439, 323-821-2127             



2018    RESCUE(S), solo exhibition of three installations, Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Ana CA

2018    122 HOURS OF INK, Printmaking Residency, group exhibition, Cerritos College, Norwalk CA

2018    HER DREAM TENT. SoundScene, DC Listening Lab, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC

2018    MOTHER PORTRAITS (in petri dishes), group exhibition, curated by Kim Abeles, Keystone Gallery, L.A. CA

2018    ALAN NAKAGAWA SOLO SHOW, Visitors Welcome Center, LA CA

2017    MUDSLING (sound installation), Descanso Gardens, La Cañada CA

2017    EAR MEAL THE EXHIBITION, SoundPedro, Flood, Angels Gate Cultural Art Center, San Pedro CA

2017    NOTES ON DRAWING, Solo Exhbition, Slanguage Studio/ LAX ART, Hollywood CA

2016    MATERIAL MESSAGE, Miasto Szczecin, Obroncow Stalingradu 17, Szczecin, Poland

2016    MYTH NO MYTH, AIR and exhibition, Getty Villa, Malibu CA

2016    BROADCAST, curated by Kim Abeles & Ken Marchionno, Keystone Gallery, Los Angeles

2016    MUDSLING, Solo Exhbition, Groundspace Project, L.A. CA

2015    OYAJI; THE BREAKDOWN OF THE BICAMERAL MIND, COLA Exhibition, L.A. Municipal Art Gallery

2015    ALEURONE LAYER AND THE COSMIC UNDERSTANDING OF COMMUNICATION, black & white silent             animation sci-fi, A Measure of Salt Exhibition, Hikmet Loe (Curator), Granary Art Center, Ephraim, Utah.

2014    CONICAL SOUND TEST #1, REVERB, Torrance Art Museum, CA

2014    CONICAL SOUND TEST #2, Oherenhoch, Berlin Germany

2013    SAGRADA FAMILIA Field Recording, University of Barcelona

2013    MOONDOG POLE, Soundwalk 2013, Long Beach CA

2012    FIRST IN SPACE; THE RIDE, with Joseph Tepperman, Soundwalk 2012, Long Beach CA

2011    SOUND FOREST, percussion installation, CicLAvia 2011, Los Angeles CA

2011    COOL, 2 hour sound loop for the Coolhaus Ice Cream Truck, Soundwalk, Long Beach CA

2010    SOUND BED, mobile sound sculpture, Soundwalk 2010, Long Beach CA

2009    SOUND TAXI, Otonomiyaki, 2009 Soundwalk, Long Beach CA

2009    POTA POTA, Otonomiyaki, sound installation, Glendale Arizona Jazz and Blues Festival

2008    FOUNDSOUND, producer, sound collaborations with Otonomiyaki, Steve Roden, Steven M. Irvin, Mona Kasra (Collage Ensemble Inc.),  Mike the Poet & Mary Tyler Smores; solo performance by Joseph Hammer,  3-day public opening of BCAM at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA CA

2008    OTONOMIYAKI, art installation, Eagle Rock Art Center, CA

2008    GINGER & MARYANN, Soundwalk, Long Beach CA

2007    IN TENTS, video and sound installation, with Mona Kasra at Highways, Santa Monica CA

2007    Walk, walk, walk, artist book, Treehouse, curated by J J Mohr, LA CA

2006    LA Menu Munchies, DVD, Premiered September 7 @ the Japanese American National Museum, LA

2006    Amino Acids Micro Opera, Collage Ensemble Inc., 18 St. Arts Complex, Santa Monica CA

2004    MEAT COLLECTIVE, sound for website,

2004    MARKETS AS METAPHOR, Collage Ensemble Inc., North Spring Street Gallery, Chinatown, LA CA



2017    SOUND FOREST & SURVEY, Great Streets, various locations, LA CA

2017    STREET PERFUME BUS STOP AND POP UP, Mar Vista Great Streets/ Vision Zero

2017    STREET HAIKU’s, 36 signs with 36 LA-based poets, Mar Vista Great Streets, LA CA

2017    ZINE IT ON PICO, Pico Blvd Great Streets, LA CA

2017    IM CROSSING HERE, Proyecto Pastoral, Self Help Graphics, Great Streets


2015    HOMAGE TO MISORA HIBARI, Little Tokyo Utility Box Project, Little Tokyo Service Center/ JACCC

2011    SOUND FOREST, CicLAvia




2018    STREET HAIKUS SOUNDSCAPE 112418, piano, drums, video projection, Mar Vista Artwalk, Mar Vista CA

2018    PEACE RESONANCE; Hiroshima/ Wendover. SoundScene, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC

2018    WORLD PREMIER: Peace Resonance; Hiroshima/Wendover and Conical Sound; Simon Rodia/ Antoni Gaudi, Human Resources, L.A. CA

2017    SPEED KILLS, guerilla animation projections, Echo Park Film Center AIR, LA CA



2014    CONICAL SOUND TEST, Reverb Exhibition, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance CA

2013    ALAN&EVA, w/Evitzkaya PJ, NIU Espai Artistic Contemporay, Barcelona Spain

2013    ORGAN OF CORTI (Premier), East LA REP, Los Angeles CA

2013    ISO CUBE IMPROVISATION, Deluxe Burrito/Shangrila, Joshua Tree CA

2013    ORGAN OF CORTI (excerpt), Studio Spring 2013, Redcat, LA CA

2013    ORGAN OF CORTI (excerpt), Alexis Disselkoen studio class, University of Southern California

2012    EAR DIORAMA EAR, Iso Cube and electronics, Eternal Telethon, Side Street Projects, Pasadena, CA

2012    1 IMAGE 1 MINUTE, group recitation, X-TRA 15th Anniversary, ForYourArt, LA CA

2012    ROYAL PAIN 3.0, solo electronic music and video performance, Ear Meal webcast

2012    EAR DIORAMA EAR, Iso Cube and electronics, Lost Coast Culture Machine, Fort Bragg CA

2012    EAR DIORAMA EAR, Iso Cube and electronics, Luggage Store, San Francisco CA

2012    RICHARD WOOD & FRIENDS, Iso Cube and electronics, 322 Club, Sierra Madre CA

2012    SASAKI, pop corn, stove, oscillators, effects, FUKUSHIMA memorial curated by Mari, the wulf. LA CA



2017    SPEED KILLS, Echo Park Film Center AIR, public projections/ DTLA

2015    ALEURONE LAYER AND THE COSMIC UNDERSTANDING OF COMMUNICATION, black & white silent animation sci-fi, A Measure of Salt Exhibition, Hikmet Loe (Curator), Granary Art Center, Ephraim, Utah.

2013    GUS

2012    LINE TO LIGHTENING FIELD, group show,  Lost Coast Culture machine, Fort Bragg CA



2019 Project Grant(s)/ Pasadena Art Alliance

2016    Artist Fellowship, ART MATTERS FOUNDATION, NY NY

2014    City of Los Angeles (COLA) Artist Fellowship, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of L.A.

2013    Cultural Exchange International, University of Barcelona

Artist in Residence, LA Department of Cultural Affairs

2013    USA Arts, crowd source fundraiser for Sound Bed fabrication

2012    Mid-career Artist Fellowship, California Community Foundation



2019    OCMA, LA Times

2019    OCMA Người Việt , OCMA

2019    OCMA, Orange County Registry


2017-   VISITINGS RADIO SHOW, host and curator

2018    SOAP EAR, written by Lyle Daniels

2018    HYPERALLERGIC, World Premier, written by Matt Stromberg

2018    ARTSPACE , (Japanese) Article by Kio Griffith

2018    ALAN NAKAGAWA & DAVID BELL, The People, KCHUNG Radio

2018    VISITORS WELCOME SPACE, Conversation with Prima Jalichandra-Sakuntabhai

2017    URBAN CHANGE, Christian Science Monitor

2017    SOUND ARTIST, Folk Life, Smithsonian Museum

2017    WOULD BE SABOTEURS TAKE HEED zine, cover art

2016    CREATIVE CATALYST, Vision Zero LA website, LADOT, LA CA

2016    CREATIVE CATALYST, Alissa Walker, Gizmodo

2015    OUTSIDE THE LINES TOO, Souris Hong, Perigee Books

2015    FABRIK MAGAZINE, COLA exhibition

2015    SENTINEL, MacDowell Artist Colony Medal Day, New Hampshire

2014    ARTBOUND, KCET TV, directed by Tom Clancey and Produced by Juan Devis

2014    FORTH MAGAZINE, Cordary Art Exhibition, Hawthorne CA

2013    ALAN&EVA, CCCB Online Website, Barcelona Spain

2013    ARTBOUND, KCET Internet

2012    Otis School of Art and design, OMAG, Alan Nakagawa

2012    Long Beach Gazzette, Soundwalk, Long Beach CA

2012    ATLAS SETS, Glenn Bach



2019    Active Workshop, Arts4LA

2018    Write Large Press: Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed, Alan Nakagawa & Jenny Yang, Beach=Culture, Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica CA

2018    Artwork, Lecture Hall, Joe Lewis class, UC Irvine, CA

2018    Artwork, Art 101, Craig Cree Stone class, CalState Long Beach, CA

2018    Artwork, Alternative materials, Jessica Rath class, Art Center @ Visitors Welcome Center, LA CA

2018    Artwork, Shannon Scrofano & Eyvind Kang class, CalArts, Valenica CA

2017    ART PRACTICE, Joseph Kunkel’s class, School of Fine Arts, George Washington University, DC

2017    PODCASTING, moderated by Torrey Malatia, Brown Arts Initiative, Brown University, Providence RI

2017    ART PRACTICE, School of HUMANITIES, Brown University, Providence RI

2017    ART PRACTICE, Anne Bray’s class, School of Digital Arts, University of Southern California

2017    ART TALK, panel discussion, El Segundo Museum of Art, El Segundo CA

2017    ALAN NAKAGAWA AIR, Artist Gardens, Speed Kills animation, Echo Park Film Center LA CA

2017    EAR MEAL WEBCAST, AIR, Echo Park Film Center, LA CA

2017    ORAL HISTORY, AIR, Echo Park Film Center, LA CA

2017    ALAN NAKAGAWA, Creativity, Folk Life, Smithsonian Museum, Washington D.C.

2017    re|ACT: SONIC ECOLOGIES, panel discussion, Brown Arts Initiative, Brown University, Rhode Island

2016    MIERLE LADERMAN UKELES Peace Table, Panelist, Queens Museum, NY

2015    ORAL HISTORY PRACTICE, Guest Lecturer, CalArts, Valencia CA

2013    ALAN NAKAGAWA, Sound Art and Experimental Music, Artist Residency, University of Barcelona

2013    ALAN NAKAGAWA, Oral History Techniques, University of Barcelona

2013    ALAN NAKAGAWA, Art Institute, San Bernardino CA

2013    ORGAN OF CORTI (excerpt), Alexis Disselkoen studio class, University of Southern California

2013    ALAN NAKAGAWA, LA & Culture Class, University of Southern California


2019-20           Pasadena Buddhist Temple, Side Street Projects, Pasadena CA

2018-19           Little Saigon: Eight Field Trips Generating, Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Ana CA

2018-19           Creative Catalyst Artist in Resident, Los Angeles County Library/ LAC Arts Commission

2018-19           Ninomiya Photography Archive, Praxis Art, CalState Domiguez Hills, L.A. CA

2017                PRINTMAKING AIR INVITATIONAL, Cerritos College, Norwalk CA

2017 -18          LA Great Streets AIR, LA Mayor’s Office, LA CA

2017                Echo Park Film Center AIR, LA CA

2016-17           CREATIVE CATALYST AIR, LADOT City of Los Angeles

2016                GETTY VILLA, Myth Not Myth, Education Department, Malibu CA

2015                MACDOWELL ART COLONY, Peterborough, New Hampshire

2015                SMITHSONIAN, Museum of American History, Washington D.C.

2013                UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA, Sound Arts Graduate Program/ Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Spain



2016                 Institute of Art and Olfacation, Chinatown, LA CA

2015                 Sewing Lessons, Sew LA, Atwater, Los Angeles CA

2010                 Oral History Program Workshops, University of California Los Angeles

1990                 Theater Design, Japan University, Monbusho Scholarship, Tokyo Japan

1988                 Japanese Language, Osaka School of Foreign Studies, Monbusho Scholarship, Osaka, Japan

1988                 MFA, Studio Arts, University of California Irvine

1986                 BFA, Studio Arts, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles CA

1985                 Mural Training Program, Social & Public Art Resource Center, Venice CA

1977-83             Drum Lessons, Hugh Allison, Drum City, Hollywood CA

1973-80             Shizue Yamashiro Art School, Los Angeles CA