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Born in Tokyo, Japan

Lives & works in Los Angeles, CA




BFA - Musashino Art University

Solo Exhibition


2019 “Finding the Center”, Craft Contemporary, LA, CA


2018 “Echiko Ohira Works in Paper”, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA


2014 “Red”, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA


2005 “Birth”, Sarah Lee Artworks & Projects, Santa Monica , CA


2001 “Beginning”, Ellen Kim Murphy Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


1991 “Inside Within”, Daniel Maher Gallery, LA, CA



Exhibition with Minoru Ohira


2007 “Nature of Materials”, Davis & Cline Gallery, Ashland, OR


2006 “Nature & Materials”, Armory Center for the Art, Pasadena, CA


2002 “Of Materials & Memory”, El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, CA


1997 “Duet”, Gallery Solid, LA, CA



Group Exhibition

2022 "WINTER - 冬 Fuyu", S.E.A. + Gallery 612, Santa Monica, CA

2022 "SPRING regenerate”, S.E.A, Hyperion, Los Angeles, CA

2020 “Paper Routes-Women to Watch 2020”, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC


2020 “Mojo Rising”, Cal State University Ronald H. Silverman Art Gallery, LA, CA


2018 “Holding up 1/2 the Sky”, Robert Projects, Culver city, CA


2016 “Woven”, Sturt Haager Gallery, Descanso Gardens, La Canada, CA


2015 ”The Drawing show”, The Loft at Liz’s, LA, CA


         “Paper Works”, Craft & Folk Art Museum, LA, CA


         “Sampled”, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA


         “Present Art XV”, Couturier Gallery, LA, CA

2012 “Pages”, Alyce de Roulet Williamsom Gallery , Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA


         “Eye Candy”, Couturier Gallery, LA, CA


2011 “Simplicity”, Lois Neiter Fine Arts, Sherman Oaks, CA


         “Paper Works”, Couturier Gallery, LA, CA


2010 “Fall Exhibition”, Lois Neiter Fine Arts, Sherman Oaks, CA


2009 “Objects”, Lois Neiter Fine Arts, Sherman Oaks, CA


2008 “oHira NOWing(with Minoru Ohira & Margaret Nowing)”, Mood Magigan Gallery, Cal State University,

Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA


         “Group Exhibition”, Davis & Cline Gallery, Ashland, OR


2007 “The Prolific Artist Lane( 4 California Mid Career Artists)”, Pounder Kone Art Space, LA, CA


         “Resonance”, Poissant Gallery, Houston, TX


2006 “From America”, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus


         “Intimate Revelations”, Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR


2005 “Rrose Selavy”, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA


         “Iroha(Japanese-Angelino Art)”, Manhattan Beach Creative Art Center, Manhattan Beach, CA


2004 “Scissors Paper Rock”, Glendale Community College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA


         “Diverse Voices”, Concept Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


         “Ichigo Ichie”, Gallery 727, LA, CA


         “Works on Paper & Sculptures”, Lois Neiter Fine Arts in Malibu, Malibu, CA


2002 “International Contemporary Art Fair(represented by Sabina Lee Gallery)”, Pusan, Korea


        “Surface, Color, Light”, Lois Neiter Fine Arts, Sherman Oaks, CA


2001 “Group Exhibition”, Lois Neiter Fine Arts, Sherman Oaks, CA


2000 “On & Of Paper”, Angeles Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA


          “,,,,,,,Age”(Homage to Ed Den Lau), Ellen Kim Murphy Gallery, Santa Monica , CA


          “Three Women Artists”, LA Artcore , LA, CA

1999 “Small Works”, Gallery Juno, New York, NY


         “Re: Assemble”, Cal State University Bakersfield Todd Madigan Gallery, Bakersfield, CA


         “Millennium”, Gallery Solid, LA, CA


         “Open & Close: Artist Contemporary Books as Sculpture”, Fullerton College Art Gallery, Fullerton, CA


1998 “Group Exhibition”, Lois Neiter Fine Arts, Sherman Oaks, CA


         “Three Artists Show”, Gallery Juno, New York, NY


1996 “Group Exhibition”, Lois Neiter Fine Arts, Sherman Oaks, CA


1995 “One Vision”, Space Gallery, LA, CA


         “’95 LA Juried Exhibition”, LA Municipal Art Gallery, LA, CA


1994 “Cups”, Space Gallery, LA, CA


1993 “Three Artists Show”, LA Artcore, LA, CA


1992 “Boxes”, Space Gallery, LA, CA


         “Black & White”, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA


1991 “Five Artists Show”, Gallery IV, LA, CA


1990 “Asian American in LA”, Korean Cultural Center, LA, CA


         “Collage & Assemblage”, Space Gallery, LA, CA


         “Pacific Currents”, Machenthller Cultural & Community Center, Fulton, CA


1989 “Four American Japanese artists”, J.A.C.C.C Dizaki Gallery, LA, CA


         “Pacific Rim: Between Time & Space”, DEN Japanese Art Salon of Persona INC, LA, CA


1988 “Sculptures Show”, Space Gallery, LA, CA


         “Sculptural Metaphors”, LA Municipal Satellite Gallery, Woodland Hills, CA


1987 “Fiber Synthesis”, Brea Civic & Cultural Center, Brea, CA


         “Bijyutsu, Hogaku, Japanese”, Hippodrom Gallery, Long Beach, CA


         “Contemporary Art of Paper”, Cal State Polytechnic University Gallery, Pomona, CA


         “Space Survey of Objects”, Space Gallery, LA, CA


         “Natural Souces”, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA


1986 “Japanese Artists in LA”, De Jong Gallery, LA, CA


         “Asian American Exhibition”, Cal State University LA, LA, CA






2020 “National Museum of  Women in the Arts ”, (Paper Routes, women to watch 2020) Cover Image, Echiko Ohira (Untitled, red #4)


2020 “Sculpture Magazine”, ( Echiko Ohira, Craft Contemporary) January/February  2020, Kay, Whitney


2015 “LA Times”, (Paperworks’ says it all)  October 11,  Deborah, Van kin


2015 “LA Time” ( Offramp Gallery samples stitched, woven & wrapped works) march 12, Ollman, Leah


2011 “Art Scene” Vol 30, No 6 ( paper works, Echiko Ohira, Maritta Tapaninen, Alan Valencia), Nieto,Margarita


2001 “ARTWEEK”, (Echiko Ohira at Ellen Kim Murphy Gallery), October 23, Pence, Elizabeth


1997 “Art Scene”,(Minoru & Echiko Ohira), October, Vol.17, O’Brien, John


1993 “Vissions”(magazine), ( a dialectic of materials)  Winter Issue, Bulmer, Marge


1992 “Bijyutsu-Techo( Japanese Art Magazine) : From LA”, September Issue, Beker, Shizuyo


1992 “Vissions(magazine) : Echiko Ohira”, Summer Issue,  Laurence, Michael


1990 “LA Times”(Placid Puzzling, Pacific Currents Show Pool Works from Asian & America), Feb 19, Curtis,Cathy


1987 “ARTWEEK”( Esthetic & political),  September 19,  Paley, Laurel





East- West Cultural Center, Tokyo


Japan Nippon Steel Corporation, LA, CA


California Fertility Partners, Santa Monica, CA


Urawa City Hall, Saitama, Japan


Many Other Private Collections

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