ArtistHiroshi HayakawaResidesUnited States
Coloured Pencil
Mixed Media
Sharon Weiss Gallery
Columbus, OH, USA
Female Figure
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About the artist

Hiroshi Hayakawa was born and raised in Japan. He earned a BA in French Literature from Keio University in Tokyo. After a short stint working as a computer systems engineer, he decided his love of life was making art. He relocated to the United States in 1991, attended Columbus College of Art and Design earning BFAs in Photography and Fine Arts, and then Cranbrook Academy of Arts for his MFA in Photography. He expresses his artistic vision in several mediums including drawing, painting, kinetic sculpture, alternative photography and paper crafts. In recent years, he has been more focused on drawing, working on a series entitled “Vanitas”.

Artwork Themes & Subject Matter

“Vanitas” has been the main theme of Hiroshi’s work for the past few years. This theme is expressed through realistic figurative mixed media drawings combined with objects and environments.


Hiroshi Hayakawa’s drawings have been published in notable magazines and online sources including Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, The Guide Artist Masterpiece, Guia, 365 Art + Magazine, Manifest, 16th International ARC Salon Catalogue

Upcoming Exhibitions

Group exhibition: “International Guild of Realism 17th Annual Juried Show”Sugarman Peterson Gallery
Santa Fe, NM, USA
Group exhibition: “ModPortrait 2022”MEAM Museum
Barcelona, Spain
Group exhibition: “Nudes”Artglorieux Gallery
Tokyo, Japan



1997, MFA in Photography, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, United States

1995, BFAs in Photography and Fine Arts, Columbus College of Art & Design, OH. United States

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Vanitas, 934 Gallery, Columbus, OH. United States

Selected Group Exhibitions


Drawing Discourse, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Asheville, NC. United States


The Stars ~ Siriusの煌めき, Artglorieux Gallery, Tokyo Japan

Halcyon Days, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA. United States

Five and Under, Arcadia Contemporary, New York, NY. United States

ModPortrait 2021, Museu Europeu d’Art Modern, Barcelona, Spain


Ohio Arts Council Biennial Exhibition, Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH. United States

Art on Paper, Navy Pier, New York, NY. United States

Drawn VIII, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH. United States


DUST: The Plates of The Present, Centre Pompidou, Paris France

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