Born 1984 in Columbia, SC
Based out of Brooklyn, NY


2006      BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2005      New York Studio Residency Program, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions:

2023      Foreign Relations, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL

2021      Hand in Hand, curated by Pranay Reddy,
                   LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA

2020      Floating Head, AplusB Contemporary Art, Brescia, IT

2018      Noontide, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL
             At Sea, AplusB Contemporary Art, Brescia, IT

2017      Mound, 701 CCA, Columbia, SC
2016      Woogie, curated by Chris Bertholf, Underdonk Gallery,
                   Brooklyn, NY
2015      OK!, AplusB Contemporary Art, Brescia, Italy
             Osamu Kobayashi, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Pulse Art Fair,
                   New York, NY
2014      Watch Paint with Osamu Kobayashi, curated by
                   Shigeharu Kobayashi, Gallery 80808, Columbia, SC
2013      62 Miles Above Sea Level, Greenwich House, New York, NY
2012      Maze Haze, AplusB Contemporary Art, Brescia, IT
2011      Squarish, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

Group Exhibitions:

2023      Buddy System III, Deanna Evans Projects, New York, NY
             Library, curated by Glenn Goldberg, Tappeto Volante Projects,
                   Brooklyn, NY
             Emerging Abstraction: Çiğdem Aky and Osamu Kobayashi,
                   Dirimart Gallery, Istanbul, TR

2022      Kurobikari, The Shophouse, Hong Kong, CN
             Shape Shifting, Hollis Taggart Gallery, Southport, CT
             Dirimart Gallery, Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, TR
             XX: Twenty Year Exhibition, Morgan Lehman Gallery,
                   New York, NY
             Blindspot Gallery, Art Basel, Hong Kong, CN
             Osamu Kobayashi and Simon Laureyns, A+B Gallery,
                   Art Brussels, Brussels, BE
             Variants: Osamu Kobayashi and Jason Stopa,
                   One River School, Allendale, NJ
             New Beginnings, Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong, CN

2021      Dirimart Sunar VIII, Dirimart Gallery, Izmir, TR
             Dirimart Gallery, Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, TR
             La Banda, Tappeto Volante Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
             Reorientation: Artists in the Pandemic, curated by
                   Nozomi Rose, ATP Gallery, New York, NY
             Float... Fly... Transcend, curated by The Fuel and Lumber
                   Company, Alabama Contemporary Art Center, Mobile, AL
             "I" and the "Me", The Shophouse, Hong Kong, CN

2020      Osamu Kobayashi and Francesco De Prezzo,
                   Spazio Leonardo, Milan, IT
             15 -> The Waiting Hall, AplusB Contemporary Art, Brescia, IT
             Palazzo Monti: Transatlantico,
                   Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
             This is Where a Line Begins, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL
             Endless Summer, Dickinson Gallery, New York, NY
             Art Drive-In Generali, curated by Associazione Bellearti,
                   Generali, Bresica, IT
             AplusB Contemporary Art, Art Brussels, Brussels, BE
             In Pursuit of a Meaningful Mark, curated by Jason Stopa
                   Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL

2019      AplusB Contemporary Art, Artissima Fair, Turino, IT
             These Seeds Breathe: Osamu Kobayashi and Elisa Lendvay,
                   Underdonk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
             Impressions, Cydonia Gallery, Dallas, TX
             Plush Paint: Osamu Kobayashi, Susan Carr, and Jason Stopa,
                   Next to Nothing Gallery, New York, NY
             WIP Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
             Hyperlight, curated by Sam Bornstein,
                   Underdonk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2018      AplusB Contemporary Art, Code Art Fair, Copenhagen, DK
             The Unlikely Whole, curated by Lucinda Warchol, ArtYard,
                   Frenchtown, NJ
             Private Practice, Underdonk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
             Osamu Kobayashi and Erica Prince, Morgan Lehman Gallery,
                   New York, NY

2017      Mindy Solomon Gallery, Pulse Art Fair, Miami, FL
             Mindy Solomon Gallery, Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA
             Underdonk Selects 2017, Underdonk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
             Smaller Beckons II, curated by Caitlin Bright, Tapp's Arts Center, Columbia, SC
             The Twenty by Sixteen Biennial, curated by Geoffrey Young,
                   Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
             My Kid Could Do That, organized by Project Art, Red Bull Arts New York, New York, NY

2016      Premio Lissone, Lissone Contemporary Art Museum, Lissone, Italy
             Studio Jamz II, curated by Peter Schenk, Brooklyn, NY
             Big and Bold: Selections from the Collection, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
             Osamu Kobayashi and Paul Pagk, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL
             Drishti: A Concentrated Gaze, curated by Elizabeth Heskin and Patricia Spergel,
                   1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
             Head Space, curated by Amanda Church, Kim Uchiyama and Izam Zwahara,
                    Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY
             Mindy Solomon Gallery, Art Wynwood, Miami, FL

2015      Underdonk Selects 2015, Underdonk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
             I Am What I Am Not Yet, A Survey of Brooklyn's Moment, curated by Diana Buckley,
                    Madelyn Jordan Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY
             1st Annual Contemporary Asian Art Exhibition, curated by Xuewu Zheng and Hayoon Jay Lee,
                    Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
             Paintings in Trees, curated by Ben La Rocco, Linnea Paskow, and Ben Pritchard,
                    The People's Garden, Brooklyn, NY
             AplusB Contemporary Art, Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy

2014      Mindy Solomon Gallery, Art Miami, Miami, FL
             Triangles, curated by Melissa Staiger, Ventana 244, Brooklyn, NY
             Form and Facture: New Painting and Sculpture from New York, curated by Karen Levitov,
                    Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
             Premio Lissone, Lissone Contemporary Art Museum, Lissone, Italy
             My Big Fat Painting, curated by Rick Briggs, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY
             Mindy Solomon Gallery, (e)merge, Washington, DC
             Mindy Solomon Gallery, Texas Contemporary, Houston, TX
             Mindy Solomon Gallery, Art Southampton, Southampton, NY
             Summer Garden, Onishi Project in collaboration with Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York, NY
             Mindy Solomon Gallery, Art Market Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY
             Do It Yourself, curated by Justine Frischmann, organized by Julie Torres,
                    3rd Ward Building, Brooklyn, NY
             By Invitation Only 3, curated by Renée Riccardo, Kinz + Tillou Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
             (recent acquisition), Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
             AplusB Contemporary Art, Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy
             Osamu Kobayashi, Björn Meyer-Ebrecht, Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, NY
             Shrink It, Pink It, curated by Diana Buckley and Irena Jurek, Cathouse FUNeral, Brooklyn, NY
             Solstice Synergy, Mahlstedt Gallery, New Rochelle, NY

2013      Location, Location, Location, curated by Sun You, President Clinton Projects, Brooklyn, NY
             Come Together: Surviving Sandy, curated by Phong Bui, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY
             By the Seat of Our Pants, Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island, NY 
             Endless Summer, curated by Gary Petersen, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY
             Oltre Il Pensiero. Quattordici Ricerche Attraverso La Materia, AplusB Contemporay
                    Art at Palazzo Guaineri delle Cossere, Brescia, Italy
             Phaedo, Storefront Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
             Collective Show NY - MX, Neter, Mexico City, Mexico
             Honors and Awards Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
             Invitational Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
             Phasmes, AplusB Contemporary Art, Brescia, Italy
             Sideshow Nation, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012      Boltax Gallery, Miami Project, Miami, FL
             AplusB Contemporary Art, The Others: Art Fair, Turin, Italy
             Finite Infinity, curated by Irena Jurek and Diana Buckley, Greenwich House, New York, NY
             Upside Downturn, HKJB, Laroche/Joncas, Montreal, Canada
             In Dialogue, AplusB Contemporary Art, Brescia, Italy
             A Valuation, Alexander Clark & Friends, New York, NY
             Brucennial 2012, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY
             The Question of Their Content, curated by Carly Silverman,
                    Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
             MIC:CHECK (occupy), Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2011      December Store: Multiples and Small Works, .NO, New York, NY
             Boltax Gallery, Aqua Art Miami, Miami, FL
             Painting Club Selected Works, Exit Art, New York, NY
             So Happy Together, curated by Julie Torres, Notre Maar, Brooklyn, NY
             Temporary Antumbra Zone, curated by Elisa Soliven and JJ Manford,
                    Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
             Abiding Abstraction, curated by Jacob Ouillette, Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island, NY
             Painting Club, organized by Herb Tam, Exit Art, New York, NY
             The Working Title, organized by Progress Report, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
             Apocalypse Now, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010      First Exit to Brooklyn, curated by Julie Torres, North 8th St., Brooklyn, NY
             Nurture Art Benefit, ZieherSmith, New York, NY
             Analytic Spree, curated by Sam Bornstein, Apartment Show, Brooklyn, NY
             Dance Ghost, curated by Elisa Soliven, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY
             The Brucennial, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY
             Portable Caves, HKJB, Queens, NY
             MICA Alumni Exhibit, Spattered Columns, New York, NY
             It’s a Wonderful Tenth, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2009      Party at Chris’s House, curated by Phong Bui, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
             Lotto Blotto, curated by Roger Van Voorhees, Apartment Show, Brooklyn, NY
             25 Painters Under 35, curated by Ryan Cobourn, The Painting Center, New York, NY
             Personal Abstraction, HKJB, Brooklyn, NY
             Small Scale, Big Ambition, curated by Jessica Bottalico, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

2008      Nurture Art Benefit, James Cohen Gallery, New York, NY

2007      Square Foot Show, Gotham Art, New York, NY
             Groundswell Benefit, 511 Gallery, New York, NY
             Brackish Waters, Studio 308, New York, NY

2006      Senior Thesis Exhibition, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2005      Scurrying About in Grandeur, NYSRP, New York, NY
             NYSRP exhibition, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY


2019      Lepsien Art Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany
2017      Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program 2017-2018
2017      701 Center for Contemporary Art Residency Program
2013      Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Purchase Fund
2005      Morris Louis ’32 Scholarship, MICA
2002      Merit Scholarship, MICA
             Presidential Scholarship, MICA


Desirée O, "10 Abstract Artists Creating Eye-Catching Work You'll Want In Your Home", House Digest, 1/9/2023
Nicolaus Li, "THE SHOPHOUSE "KUROBIKARI 黒光り" Exhibition Focuses on Artistic Deviations", HypeArt, 12/28/2022
David Schell, "Quiet Advocates", The Semi-Finalist, 7/5/2022
Suyash Pathak, "38 Famous Abstract Paintings: Interpreting The Artist's Reality", Portrait Flip, 11/16/2021
Silvia Conta, “A+B Gallery inaugura la nuova sede con
             Osamu Kobayashi”, Exibart, 6/6/2020

Katy Donoghue, “Osamu Kobayashi’s Sweeping Strokes Bring the
             Improbable to Existence”, Whitewall Magazine, 3/13/2020

Alina Cohen, “11 Emerging Artists Redefining Abstract Painting”,
             Artsy, 1/6/2020

Fair Game, "Desire Is Both Sexual and Political at Turin’s
             Artissima Art Fair", Elephant Magazine, 10/30/2019

Paul Laster, "27 Must-See Artworks at Artissima 2019",
             Whitehot Magazine, 10/30/2019

Nancy Elsamanoudi, "Painting Sculpture, and Blurred Boundaries",
             The Villager, 1/14/2019

Marco Ticozzi, "FINO AL 10.I.2019 OSAMU KOBAYASHI, AT SEA A+B
             GALLERY, BRESCIA", Exibart, 1/7/2019

Katie Hector, "Plush Paint: please do not pet, caress, fondle",
             Art Spiel, 12/28/2018

Sydney Wasserman, "The Best Young Abstract Artists You Should Know
             About", Architectural Digest, 5/22/2018

Christian Lepsien, "9 Questions to Osamu kobayashi",
             Artevie Publishing, 12/9/2017

Rochelle Dean, "Middle of Nowhere Mural", ABC Columbia, 7/31/2017
Kyle Petersen, "Columbia Native Osamu Kobayashi Debuts Residency-
             Closing Exhibition at 701 CCA", Free Times, 5/17/2017

Erin Shaw, "This Columbia Native Makes Huge Paintings with a Broom-
             Sized Brush", The State, 5/17/2017

AM DeBrincat, "Colorful Puzzle Games: Osamu Kobayashi in
             Conversation with ArtFile Magazine",
             ArtFile Magazine, 4/26/2017

Nick Zurko, "Between the Abstract and Tangible: A Conversation with
             Painter Osamu Kobayashi", Zurkonic,10/20/2016

Rachel Miller, "Young Capote! The Olympics! Art Things To Do & See This Week", Brooklyn Magazine, 8/17/2016
Michael Anthony Farley, "This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Summer Campy", Art F City, 8/8/2016
Sharon Butler, “Drishti: A Concentrated Gaze”, Two Coats of Paint, 6/9/2016
Cindy Ferreiro, “Mindy Solomon Gallery Brings Together Two Contemporary Artists in “Project Space”,
             Miami New Times, 4/4/2016

Paul D'Agostino, "5 Brooklyn Artists You Need to Know", The L Magazine, 3/25/2015
Brianna McGurran, "A Bust of Ol' Dirty Bastard Complete with Golden Grill is a Hit at Pulse New York",
             New York Observer, 3/5/2015

Shani Gilchrist, "Abstract Artist Returns to Columbia as Up-And-Coming New Yorker", Free Times, 12/17/2014
Cynthia Boiter, “Catching Up with Osamu Kobayashi", Jasper Magazine, Nov/Dec 2014, pg 50
Tamara Volkova, "7 Artists Studios in New York", Buro 24/7, 10/23/2014
Hrag Vartanian, "The Story of 13 Artists Who Sat Down at a Communal Table", Hyperallergic, 5/30/2014
Ann Binlot, "By Invitation Only: This Exhibition is Worth an Early RSVP", W Magazine, 5/29/2014
Gari Pini, "10 MUST-SEE ART SHOWS TO HIT UP THIS WEEK", Papermag, 5/22/2014
Paul Behnke, “Osamu Kobayashi and Björn Meyer-Ebrecht @ Storefront Ten Eyck”,
             Structure and Imagery, 2/25/2014

Anne Russinof, “Four at Storefront Ten Eyck”, Gallery Travels: Seen Around Town, 2/8/2014
Paul Corio, “Seen In New York, January 2014”, Abstract Critical, 2/3/2014
Enrico Gomez, “Brooklyn 2014”, WAGMAG, 2/1/2014
Katie Killary, "Bushwick is the Right Place for Art…(6 Must-See Art Shows This Weekend",
             Bushwick Daily, 1/30/2014

Jillian Steinhauer, "Art Rx", Hyperallergic, 1/28/2014
"Quattordici giovani per tredici stanze",, 7/13/2013
Patrick Neal, “The Many Faces of Abstraction”, Hyperallergic, 7/9/2013
“Age and Ageism: The Decisive Eye of Fellow Artists”, NY Arts Magazine, Summer 2013
Nora Griffin, “Osamu Kobayashi: 62 Miles Above Sea Level”, Artcritical, 5/26/2013
Jason Stopa, “May 2013: Whitehot Watch”, Whitehot Magazine, 5/23/2013
Kara Gunter, “Osamu Kobayashi: Columbia Artist Receives International Honor in New York”,
             Jasper Magazine, May/June 2013, pgs 18-20

Otis R. Taylor Jr., “Arts Planner” The State, 3/10/2013
Giovanna Capretti, “La Mostra Della Settimana: Emozione creative nell'illusione della libertà”
             Giornale di Brescia, 3/2/2013
Federica Tattoli, “Phasmes” Pizza Digitale, 2/1/2013
Paul D’Agostino, “Brooklyn Art in 2013: What to Watch” L Magazine, 1/2/2013
Jurek Irena, “Studio Visit: Osamu Kobayashi” Best of All Worlds, 10/26/2012
Michael Rutherford, “ Osamu Kobayashi: Interview” Painter’s Bread, 1/7/2012
Marion Weiss, “‘Abiding Abstraction’ at Boltax Gallery” Dan’s Papers, 5/20/2011
Brent Burket, "The Brucennial: Piece By Piece", Hyperallergic, 3/15/2010