Naotaka Hiro (b. 1972, Osaka, Japan) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He received his B.F.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1997 and M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts in 2000. Solo exhibitions include Green Door at Herald St, London (2021); Armor at The Box, Los Angeles (2021); and In the Ravine at Misako & Rosen, Tokyo (2019). Recent group exhibitions include Sweet Home at Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York (2021); Spirits in the Material World at Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton (2021); Seven Stations: Selections from MOCA’s Collection at MOCA, Los Angeles (2020); In the Meanwhile... at Santa Barbara Museum of Art (2020); 50+50: A Creative Century from Chouinard to CalArts at REDCAT, Los Angeles (2020); Le Hanger at Maison de Rendez-Vous, Brussels (2020); and Made in L.A. 2018 at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018). His work can be found in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, among others.


Born in Osaka, Japan,  1972

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.




2000 MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, USA

BA, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA


Solo Exhibitions



Herald St, ‘Green Door’, London, UK


The Box, ‘Armor’, Los Angeles, CA


Misako & Rosen, ‘In the Ravine’, Tokyo, Japan


Brennan & Griffin, ‘Subterranean & Wanderer’, New York, NY


Shane Campbell Gallery, ‘Breaking the Waves’, Chicago, IL


Brennan & Griffin, 'Gibbous', New York, NY


The Box, ‘Peaking’, Los Angeles, CA


Brennan & Griffin, ‘Big Question’, New York, NY

2015 Misako & Rosen, ‘Red Olive, Golden Lips’, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Brennan & Griffin, ‘Pit and Log’, New York, NY
2012 Brennan & Griffin, ‘Unknown, Video Works 2008 – 2011’, New York, NY




The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA 

MoMA, New York, USA

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA 

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, USA

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA