Photo by Hajime Kimoto


Born in Osaka in 1961, BOME currently works for Kaiyodo Co., Ltd. His name is a contraction of the Japanese words for baseball cap (boshi) and eyeglasses (megane), both of which he wears regularly. He is considered a pioneer in the modeling of bishojo (beautiful girl) figures - a genre which gained popularity in Japan during the early 1980’s - and is now the leading artist in his field. In 2008, he held a solo show which began at Shibuya’s Parco Factory and later traveled to Nagoya. Another solo exhibition entitled Psyche opened in late 2009 at Kaikai Kiki Gallery. His works have been published in the volumes The Complete Works of BOME (1995) and BOME WORKS from 1983 to 2008 (2009).

1961 Born in Osaka
Solo Exhibitions
2009 "Psyche" Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2008 “BOME Artist Debut 10th Anniversary Exhibition,” Parco Factory Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Group Exhibitions
2014 "Bishojo: Young Pretty Girls in Art History" Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori
2012 "SCOPE BASEL 2012" SCOPE BASEL Pavilion, Basel, Switzerland
2001 ”Un art populaire,” Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
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