Aiko Nakagawa was born in Tokyo in 1975 and has lived and worked in New York since the mid 1990s. She received her BFA degree from Tokyo Zokei University in graphic design and filmmaking before attending The New School in New York for a MFA in Media Studies. She directed the seminal digital biography on Takashi Murakami, Super Flat (1998) and ran his studio in Brooklyn. After her apprenticeship at Murakami's studio, Aiko collaborated with two American artists, Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, for 5 years, creating work for the outdoors, galleries and print editions. She started her individual artist career as AIKO in the year 2000 and is best known for her graffiti. Her recent projects include LADY BUTTERFLY (2012), The Bowery Wall in New York (2012) and FOULARDS D'ARTISTES, AIKO x Louis Vuitton (2013).
Aiko is featured in Sanbusaku 2 三部作