Kenzi Shiokava was born in 1938 in São Paulo, Brazil, and died in 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Selected solo exhibitions include Spiritual Material: Survey of Work by Kenzi Shiokava, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA (2019); Watts Tower Art Center, Los Angeles, CA (1996); Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (1979); Chouinard Gallery, Valencia, CA (1972); Kenzi Shiokava, Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (1972).
Selected Group exhibitions include Carve, Cast, and Coil: International Sculpture from the Permanent Collection, Warehouse Arts Museum, Milwaukee, WI (2019); A Cris Ouverts Contemporary Art Biennale, Les Ateliers de Rennes, Rennes, France (2018); Midtown, Salon 94 Design, New York, NY (2017); Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2017); Made in L.A 2016: a, the, though, only, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2016); Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980, Civic Virtue: The Impact of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Watts Towers Arts Center, Watts Towers Art Center, Los Angeles, CA (2011); L.A. Object & David Hammons Body Prints, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, New York (2007); International Art Show, Art Space One, Itō, Japan (2002); West Coast Painting and Sculpture, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA (1997); “Elusive Paradise” collaborative participation at the Gilbert B. Friesen Visitor Gallery, MoCA Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA (1997); Four Artists, Brockman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (1988). Public collections and Museums include Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California; Warehouse Arts Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Watts Towers Art Center, Los Angeles, California.