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Guest Illustrator : John Hathway

John Hathway

John Hathway

A Native Japanese.

Holds a Master’s degree in Physical Engineering from the University of Tokyo. He in the PhD program in the same university and is concurrently a special researcher, certified by Ministry of Education, specializing in quantum physics

Through art, installations, robot development, software, stories, animations 3D graphics etc., the fusion of expression, technology and theory has led to experimental works that is infused with science and philosophy from the viewpoint of a former researcher.


Buy any of these John Hathway merchandise from CSF Shop (E03) and stand a chance to attend his Fans’ Meet Session with the opportunity to get your books autographed by the artist himself!
• Sat (29/4) – 01:00PM – Autograph session at CFS Shop
• Sun (30/4) – 01:00PM – Autograph session at CFS Shop
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John Hathway


01:00PM Autograph session at CSF shop
05:00PM ARTFLUENCER Talk Show: John Hathway

DAY 2 – 30 APRIL 2017 SUNDAY

01:00PM Autograph session at CSF shop
03:30PM Art Duel: 3rd Place Match
• Okita Kung
• John Hathway
• Chris Lie
with Jeanice Ang (MC)
06:15PM Art Duel: GRAND FINAL
• Okita Kung
• John Hathway
• Chris Lie
with Jeanice Ang (MC)

In the field of Scientific Art, in pursuit of the possibilities in robots, circuits and programs etc., he has been involved in the display installations such as “Δ-Figure”, moving figure (robots) developed by artificial muscle at the renowned ArsElectronica exhibition in Austria and “Mover”, a type of projection mapping looking around by a cart mover developed and presented at the Kobe Biennale 2015. On top of that he has also released the hardware product, known as “vacuum tube headphones”.

When it comes to Contemporary Art, he has also been picked up by numerous art media in Japan, Europe and America. He was also One of Japan’s representative at the “Juxtapoz x Superflat Exhibition”, with works curated by Takashi Murakami to reflect the Superflat trend. On a 10F Building of Tokyo Akihabara, he created a giant wall display that was approx.15mwide x 20mhigh. and a giant PR banner drawings sized 4mwide x 25mhigh for a major internet portal, would be hung on a building wall at Tokyo Shibuya.

In recent years, he set up JH lab to further the connection between society and his works. Through crowdfunding, modern forms of expression such as art magazines, card games were trialed. His unique world view was also presented in the Smartphone game “Shinkukan Dolls”, in joint development with Sony Music by his supervision.
CEO of JH Lab Co., Ltd.
Visiting professor at Kyoto Saga University of Arts.

Exhibiton timeline

2010 Circulation Art“Art & Environment” (Shanghai SHUN ART GALLERY) exhibit

2011 pixiv Zingaro Gallery (co-produced by Takashi Murakami and pixiv) solo exhibition at the opening of brand-new gallery

2012 RAW Art Fair John Hathway Solo Exhibition(Rotterdam, Holland)

August 2013 Unconditional happiness of youth(Kagurazaka eitoeiko gallery)exhibit

Takashi Murakami’s Berlin Gallery giant wall art exhibit

Google+ Cover project「ElectricLolita」

Tokyo Solamachi, Tokyo Skytree

2013 Shibuya Parco Gallery Solo Exhibition

2013 Kobe Biennale 2013 judge & invitational exhibit

2014 Solo exhibition to commemorate inauguration of Professors at Kyoto Saga University of Arts

2014 ArsElectronica (Linz, Austria) “Δ-Figure” moving figure (robots)  exhibit

2014 「Tokyo-ten」(Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum) exhibit

2014 「Lucca Comics and Games JH Science exhibit」(Lucca, Italy)

NO LIFE NO ART Exhibition (Kyoto) exhibit

2015 Kobe Biennale 2015 judge & invitational exhibit(Mover)

2016  Nico Nico Chokaigi 2016 (Makuhari Messe) Doll-shaped PC case ”DTX-1” exhibit

2016  Juxtapoz x Superflat Exhibition (Takashi Murakami’s curation at Seattle, USA and at Vancouver, Canada :Nov05, 2016-Feb05, 2017 Vancouver Art Gallery)