Press Release - "Amawalk" - Kenichi Hoshine


Kenichi Hoshine
”The Bone, The Thread, And The Pillow”
Acrylic on Wood Panel.
36 x 48 Inches.


Kenichi Hoshine

Opening Reception: Saturday February 9th, 12-10pm.
Showing Through: Friday, March 1st, 2019
1523 b Webster St. Oakland, CA 94612

pt. 2 Gallery is excited to announce Amawalk, a solo exhibition by New York-based painter Kenichi Hoshine. The new series of paintings continue Hoshine’s efforts to monumentalize the absurd and mundane through obsessive, detail-oriented process.

Despite using figurative elements, Hoshine doesn’t sketch or draw in an effort to avoid premeditated narrative. Each piece coalesced spontaneously containing elements of Hoshine’s daily life, from PBS documentaries and alchemical manuscripts to music from his teenage years. However, his work doesn’t directly reference these things, they glide through his mind during his process and may not be expressed at all. In his own words, “ The paintings are like an editing room floor; a surface built upon failures and incidental mark making where a friable foundation forms.”

The gallery is located at 1523 b Webster St. and is just blocks away from both 12th & 19th st Bart Stations. Opening receptions at pt.2: are always free and open to the public. To receive a preview of the exhibition please contact

Kenichi Hoshine was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1977. He graduated from The School of Visual Arts in New York City, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He also teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.


Kenichi Hoshine
"F. Dietl"
Acrylic on Wood Panel.
24 x 20 Inches.


Selected Exhibitions:  


–Juxtapoz Clubhouse with Pt.2 Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach (Miami, FL) – Group Show 

–Art At Kings Oaks (Newtown, PA) – Group Show 

–Pt.2 Gallery (Oakland, CA) – Group Show, "Calico Sunset" 


–Harpy Gallery (Rutherford, NJ) – Three-Person Show 


–Galerie Guido Romero Pierini / Lei Dinety (Paris, France) – Two-Person Show, "Uncatchable" 


–Unit London (London, UK) – Group Show, "Paintguide" 

–R Wells Gallery (Binghamton, NY) – Solo Show 


–Calico Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY) – Group Show 

–Nancy Margolis Gallery (New York, NY) – Group Show, "Permanent Collection" 


–R Wells Gallery (Binghamton, NY) – Solo Show 

–Morton Fine Art (Washington D.C.) – Group Show 

–R Wells Gallery (Binghamton, NY) – Summer Group Show 

–Copro Gallery (Santa Monica, CA) – Group Show, "Dark Water" 


–R Wells Gallery (Binghamton, NY) – Summer Group Show 

–J. Cacciola Gallery (New York, NY) – Group Invitational 

–Morton Fine Art (Washington D.C.) – Group Show 


–Booooooom / Lifetime Collective Show (Vancouver, BC) – Group Show, "Tangents" 

–Toronto International Art Fair (Toronto, Canada) – J. Cacciola booth 

–Jonathan Levine Gallery (New York, NY) – Solo Show, "The Night Before" 


–J. Cacciola Gallery (New York, NY) – Summer Group Show 

–Pulse Art Fair (New York, NY) – Saatchi Online booth 

–Ad Hoc Art (Brooklyn, NY) – Group Show, “Pop Subversion” 


–Angles Gallery (Santa Monica, CA) – Group Show, “True Love Always” 

Selected Awards, Recognitions, and Reviews: 

ArtMaze Mag - Winter Edition Issue #11 - 2019 

New American Paintings #134 Northeast - 2018 

Semifinalist, Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2009, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution 

Reviews and Previews - 2007 – Myers, Holly. "Considering affairs of the heart." Los Angeles Times. March 9, 2007: E21 


Colección SOLO, Madrid, Spain 

Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection, Boston, MA 


Kenichi Hoshine
”After Dinner Mint”
Acrylic on Wood Panel.
36 x 48 Inches.