GALLERY ETHER, located in Nishiazabu, will open in June 2020. For its debut exhibition IN BLOOM, featuring Erik Formoe, Charles Cohan, Huy Lam, Chiharu Roach, Ali Roudabush, and Tanner Wilson, to be held from June 26 (Fri) until July 31st (Fri), 2020

Spring has sprung, and it's the time of beginnings and renewal. With this, we present our first exhibition titled IN BLOOM, featuring six artists from around the world, including Norway, America, Canada and Japan.

The seemingly spectral innocence of Erik Formoe’s (Norway, 1953) painted figures lure viewers into more questions than answers, while the gritty processes of Charles Cohan (USA, 1960), Professor and Chair of Printmaking at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, forego the digital assets of our times, favoring instead the physicality and exertion of traditional printing methods.

Sculptor Huy Lam (Canada) ponders impermanence and brings the human impulse to impose order on the world into being by severing the flowing grain of wood with metal.

Chiharu Roach (Japan, 1972) delicately ruminates on spiritual connections between humans, their emotions, and their behaviors, as Tanner Wilson (USA, 1989) offers a stark counterpoint to delicacy with his brazenly colored and haunting forms.

Static forms are reinvented as chaos and order are intertwined into dynamic visual harmony in the prints of Ali Roudabush (USA, 1984).

Formed for the purpose of empowering people to build and enrich the narratives of their own lives, GALLERY ETHER is a multimedia contemporary art space, dedicated to providing both known and emerging artists with the means through which they can showcase their artistic visions and explorations. It is our continued mission to serve as a conduit in connecting artists and audiences with one another to foster the ongoing conversations that art continually inspires.


Ali Roudabush

Ali Roudabush was born in 1984 in Norfolk, Virginia and raised in Pensacola, Florida. The first two years of her studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) focused on graphic design and later moved into printmaking. The processes learned during her college years included: intaglio, relief, lithography, serigraphy, book arts, and letterpress. Her primary focus in printmaking was letterpress, and once she graduated, she joined Cannonball Press in Brooklyn, New York as a letterpress printer. Since moving home from New York, she has found a career as a tattooer, and consequently, has discovered her most prolific period of creativity.

  • 1984 Born in Norfolk, Virginia.
  • 2005 Art and Literature. Pensacola State College
  • 2008 BFA in Printmaking. Savannah College of Art and Design. Atlanta, GA
  • 2008 - 2010 Shop Technician and Letterpress Operator. Cannonball Press, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2018 - Present. Resident Artist, Barehand Collective. Pensacola, FL

Charles Cohan

Charles Cohan is Professor of Art and Chair of Printmaking in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts. He works under the moniker ‘Arm and Roller Press’ when printing for artists and in community events, and is the co-founder of the Honolulu based Lithopixel Refactory Collective. He has been directly involved with the direction of the printmaking studio and curriculum of the Pilchuck Glass School for over 20 years. He annually teaches workshops and directs collaborative printmaking projects internationally.

  • 1960 Born in America
  • 1979-1983 BA Studies in Art in University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • 1983-1985 Bachelor of Fine Art in Printmaking in California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
  • 1986-1988 Master of Fine Art in Printmaking in Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Chiharu Roach

Chiharu Roach is a visual artist based in Birmingham, Alabama. She is best known for her “Tangled Hair” portraits of females featuring animals and insects interwoven in their hair; where each strand is intricately painted with her custom tiny brushes. She was born and raised in Nagoya, Japan before relocating to Birmingham in 2001 and getting her art degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

  • 1972 Born in Japan
  • 1995 Sugiyama Jyogakuen University, BA Education
  • 2001 Relocated to Birmingham, AL. USA.
  • 2004 Jefferson State Community College AAS Art, Interior Design
  • 2007 The University of Alabama at Birmingham BA Art

Erik Formoe

Erik Formoe is a Norway based visual artist. His work draws on inspirations ranging from the Renaissance to Impressionism to Art Nouveau and has been exhibited and collected all over the world.

  • 1953 Born in Norway
  • 1975-79 State School of Art and Craft, Oslo (Visual Art)
  • 1979-83 Academy of Art, Oslo (Visual Art)
  • 2001-02 State School of Art and Crafts, Oslo (Lithography)

Huy Lam

Huy Lam is a multi-disciplinary artist whose current practice is obsessively focused on sculpture. Previously, he worked as a professional photographer for over a decade, all the while developing personal projects in a variety of media. Like many artists, Huy was an aspiring painter in his youth, and drawing remains integral to his process. His new passion of working with wood explores its natural, diverse, and malleable qualities, with a focus on materiality and process. Huy Lam’s sculptural work includes custom furniture, lighting, stand alone and wall sculptures.

  • Born in Vietnam
  • 1979 Immigrated to Canada
  • 1992 Humber College Photography Program

Tanner Wilson

Tanner Wilson was born in 1989 in Indiana under the influence of hardcore shows, gas station food, tattoos, and graffiti. After getting a start in designing album artwork and apparel for local bands around the Midwest, he studied and graduated from the University of Saint Francis, School of Creative Arts in 2012, after which he moved to Atlanta where he currently lives and works.

  • 1989 Born in America
  • 2012 Graduated University of Saint Francis, School of Creative Arts with a degree in Communication Arts & Graphic Design.