Bio / CV

Maho Donowaki (b.1994, Japan) is an interdisciplinary artist from Japan. Her work focuses on
the unacknowledged harm in intimate interpersonal relationships. She uses food and domestic
objects to portray an eeriness in the familiar.
She received her BFA from Tama Art University in Tokyo, and graduates later this year from the
MFA Fine Arts program at the School of Visual Arts. Group exhibitions include "The Symbolists:
Les Fleurs du mal" (Hesse Flatow, New York, 2021), “The Hitchhiker's Guide to Staying Afloat"
(Tutu Gallery, Brooklyn/online, 2020), and “& a pause, & a rose" (CP Project Space, New York, 2019).
Her work was featured in the inaugural issue of OyeDrum Magazine, and mentioned in The Brooklyn Rail.
She currently lives and works in New York.


Born 1994, Tokyo, Japan
Lives and works in New York

2021 MFA (candidate) School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (expected graduation date: May 2021)
2017 BFA Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan

Tissue Memory, SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY
The Symbolists: Les Fleurs du mal, Hesse Flatow, New York, NY (Co-curated by Nicole Kaack and Karen Hesse Flatow)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Staying Afloat, Tutu Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Curated by Alexander Si)

& a pause, & a rose, CP Projects Space, New York, NY
HUNGRY, The Flat NYC, New York, NY

HERE, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, Yokohama, Japan
Sel, AXIS Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Passing By, Design Festa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2019 School of Visual Arts MFA Fine Arts Scholarship Award
2017 Tama Art University Thesis Exhibition Award

2021 Elizabeth Buhe, “The Symbolists: Les Fleurs du mal”, The Brooklyn Rail, March 2021
2020 “An Oddly Serene Moment”, OyeDrum Magazine, Issue 1, March 12, 2020

Artist Talk
2021 Artist talk with Hilary Doyle, Alicia Smith, moderated by Nicole Kaack, Hesse Flatow, New York, NY, March 18