Aiko Nakagawa was born in Tokyo, Japan and has lived and worked in New York City since the mid 90’s. She received an BFA at Tokyo Zokei University in the field of graphic design and filmmaking, before taking MFA at The New School, NY graduating with honors in Media Studies.
AIKO is recognized in the contemporary art world as among the most important artists to emerge in the new millennium. She is also well respected with the graffiti and street art scene. Her large scale works indoors and outdoors are installed in many cities, including the Wynwood Wall Project ( curated by Jeffrey Deitch) in Miami and commission pieces for the Standard Hotel on both coasts. Her works has been exhibited at the MACRO Future Rome Italy, Shanghai MOCA China, Brooklyn Museum NY and PS1/MOMA as well as other major museums and galleries globally.