Keiji Ishida (b.1999) is a Japanese artist based in Los Angeles, CA.

He received his degree in Illustration Design with distinction from ArtCenter College of Design. His artistic passion derives from skateboard and streetwear culture, using text, repeated characters, and motifs that often find their way through various mediums. The process is design-oriented while revealing the imperfections and efforts of the handmade. He has collaborated with a number of commercial brands including HUF Worldwide, Nzobone Boutique, Airwalk Shoes, and Converse– designing apparel, decks, and advertisements.

Keiji's work has been widely exhibited internationally in Los Angeles, New York, and Paris. Solo exhibitions include California Dreaming, Nozbone Boutique, Paris (2022), and Good Bye Keiji, by Keiji, GARAG3 Gallery, Los Angeles (2017).

Public projects include murals at the L+ O Apartments in North Hollywood, CA, at Netflix offices in Burbank, CA, and at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, CA.


Reference upon request.


Clients:
Apple, AirWalk Shoes, Butter Boards, Converse, DKE Toys, DPY Paris Publications, Giant Robot Gallery, HeyThere Projects, Hlwrld, HUF, Igloo, Netflix, Nozbone Skateshop


Let’s get in touch:
keijistudio@gmail.com
@im_keiji 





Keiji Ishida
Born Japan, 1999




Solo Exhibitions

2022, California Dreaming, Nozbone Skateshop, Paris, FRANCE
2019, Paris Playground, Nozbone Skateshop, Paris, FRANCE
2017, Farewell Keiji, By Keiji, GARAG3, Los Angeles, CA



Group Exhibitions


2022, Bite, Strike, Burn Print Show, HeyThere Projects, Joshua Tree, CA
2022, Post-It Show 18, Giant Robot Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2022, Struwwelpeter Now, AquabitArt Galerie, Berlin, GERMANY
2022, 8x8, Giant Robot Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2022, Fall Student Exhibition, Artcenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA
2022, Art Combini 3, Giant Robot Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2022, Summer Spectacular, HeyThere Projects, Joshua Tree, CA
2022, Press Pause, ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA 
2022, Spring Student Exhibition, Artcenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA
2021, Post-It Show, Giant Robot Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
2021, Summer Spectacular, HeyThere Projects, Joshua Tree, CA
2021, Out of Touch, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2020, Post-It Show, Giant Robot Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2020, Snap!, HeyThere Projects, Joshua Tree, CA
2020, Mint Tea Show, Giant Robot Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2020, HeyMart, HeyThere Projects, Joshua Tree, CA
2020, 8x8, Giant Robot Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2019, Food, Giant Robot Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2018, Good Bye Baby, Laurel Canyon, CA
2017, PCA 3D Show, Paris College of Art, Paris, FRANCE
2017, Brazil Group Show, Coletiva Bendgy, Quinta-Fiera, BRAZIL
2017, Art.Write.Now.Tour, Center for Creativity, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK
2017, Art.Write.Now.Tour, The Living Arts & Science Center, Lexington, KY
2017, Scholastic Art & Writing Group Exhibition, Parson School of Design, New York, NY
2017, Away We Go, Mutmuz Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017, Rumspringa, L.A.C.E Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017, Huffman/Macy LACHSA Show, Los Angeles, CA
2017, A New Regime, Human Resource Center, Los Angeles, CA
2016, Art.Write.Now.Tour, DC 2016-2017, U.S. Department of Education, Washington D.C, DC
2016, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Exhibition, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
2016, National Young Arts Foundation Show, The Los Angeles Theater Center, Los Angeles, CA
2016, They, Human Resource Center, Los Angeles, CA
2015, Primary, L.A.C.E Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015, MOCA Teen Night, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
2015, Under the Skin, Human Resource Center, Los Angeles, CA
2014, Spring Up, L.A.C.E Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014, Present Body, Pico House Gallery, Los Angeles, CA



Educations

2020-2023, ArtCenter College of Design, Illustration Design Undergraduate Program
2017-2019, Paris College of Art, 2-Year Graphic Design Program
2016, California State Summer School for the Arts, Summer School Diploma
2013-2017, Los Angeles County H.S. for the Arts, High School Diploma



Experiences

2022, Josh Cochran, Mural Assistant, Culver City, CA
2021-Present, Jim Shaw, Studio Assistant, Los Angeles, CA
2020, Cleon Peterson, Studio Assistant, Los Angeles, CA
2019, Esther Pearl Watson, Studio Assistant, Los Angeles, CA



Residencies

2023, Penland School of Craft: Two Week Winter Residency Program, Penland, NC



Special Projects, Murals & Events

2022, L + O Apartments Mural, North Hollywood, CA
2022, Snapchat Office Space Mural, Santa Monica, CA
2022, Artcenter College of Design Mural, Pasadena, CA
2021, Netflix Lounge Space Mural, Glendale, CA
2020, HUF T-Shirt Collaboration Project, Los Angeles, CA
2019, Nozbone Skateshop Indoor Mural, Paris, FRANCE
2018, Apple Champs-Élysées Grand Opening Store Front Design, Paris, FRANCE



Speaking

2022, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2022, ICON11 Conference, Kansas City, MO
2021, Artcenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA



Awards

2022, ArtCenter College of Design Student Leadership Education & Development Grant, Pasadena, CA
2022, Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship, New York, NY
2022, American Illustration 41 Chosen Online Winner, New York, NY
2021, Axel Lives Scholarship, Los Angeles, CA
2020, Denhart Family Sustainability Prize, Honorable Mention, Los Angeles, CA
2018, PCA Honorable Mention, Dean’s List, Paris, FRANCE
2017, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Gold Key Painting: Crushed Can of Coke, New York, NY
2017, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Gold Key Painting: Stop the Time, New York, NY
2017, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Gold Key Art Portfolio: Gilded Cage, New York, NY
2017, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Gold Key Painting: New Dawn Fade, New York, NY
2017, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Silver Key Painting: Silent Spring, New York, NY
2017, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Honorable Mention Painting: The Police, New York, NY
2017, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Honorable Mention Painting: The Handshake, New York, NY
2017, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Gold Key Painting: Ticking Misery, New York, NY
2017, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Gold Key Painting: Personal Decision, New York, NY
2017, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Honorable Mention Fashion: 80’s California, New York, NY
2017, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Silver Key Painting: 1941, New York, NY
2017, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Gold Key Painting: Moment, New York, NY
2017, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Honorable Mention Drawing and Illustration: Metro, New York, NY
2017, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Gold Key Drawing and Illustration: Congratulation, New York, NY
2016, National YoungArts Foundation Honorable Mention Award Visuals Arts, Miami, FL
2016, California State Summer School for the Arts, T-shirt contest 1st place, Santa Clarita, CA
2016, LACHSA Junior Algebra 2 Outstanding Achievement, Los Angeles, CA
2016, UCLA Art Department at the Unlimited Arts Student Charity, Honorable Recognition by the UCLA Art Department, 
Los Angeles, CA
2016, Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards Gold Medal Painting: Addiction, New York, NY
2016, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Gold Key Painting: Toxic War, New York, NY
2016, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Gold Key Painting: Addiction, New York, NY
2016, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Gold Key Printmaking: Pope Art, New York, NY
2016, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Gold Key Painting: Candle, New York, NY
2015, The Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art Competition, Blue Ash, OH
2015, National YoungArts Foundation Merit Award Visuals Arts, Miami, FL
2015, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Honorable Mention Painting: Since Day One, New York, NY,
​​​​​​​2014, LACHSA Freshman Outstanding Achievement for Visual Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2014, LACHSA Walk for the Arts Event Poster Design Winner, Los Angeles, CA
2014, Vans Custom Culture Top 10 Regional Award, Los Angeles, CA

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