Leeay Aikawa

Leeay Aikawa

TORONTO, ON, Canada

About Leeay Aikawa

Though I shift between styles and mediums, one strong commonality in my work is that I reflect a sense of freedom– freedom from the concept of time, conditioned thoughts, and ideas around Self. If painting is not available, I would cut and paste. If collage is not available, I would sew.
I intuitively choose ways in which I can articulate my emotions and deeper insights, that are specific to this moment in a pure manner without a logical mechanistic thought process.

Education

MFA candidate: Interdisciplinary Masters in Art, Design and Media, OCAD University (2021)
https://leeay-aikawa.format.com/

BDes: OCAD University, Illustration (2009)

Events

I teach yoga: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_3ryamatR7x6mXgSYbx6XQ?view_as=subscriber

Exhibitions

SOLO SHOWS
2019. 09
House of Collage

2019. 04
My Japan through Paradise Air
Matsudo, Japan

2017. 01
Samadhi
Wilder Food, Toronto


GROUP SHOWS
2020. 10
Walk-in Studio
Milan, Italy

2019.06
MAOW Expo (3rd Edition)
Brussels, Belgium

2019.05
Nostalgia Household
Himi, Japan

2017.12
Small works, Small Space
Gallery 1313

2017.12
A Festivus For The Rest Of Us Holiday Salon Show
Northern Contemporary Gallery

2017.11
Illustration Show
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre

2016
Pride Exhibition
Hashtag Gallery

2013
Powerhaus
Bezpala Brown Gallery

2010
KORAJI
401 Richmond


SPECIAL POP-UP SHOW
2013
Taste of Extraordinary presented by Drambuie, Special Pop-Up, The Stephen Bulger Gallery