ATLA is a Los Angeles / Tokyo-based gallery and studio whose integrative approach delineates Japan’s cultural impact on the West. By translating these cultural insights into experiential presentations, ATLA is deeply inspired by the succinct ancient Japanese word atara. Now obsolete, atara articulates a layered moment of discovery: when an object of profound beauty is no longer culturally celebrated, it is the sorrow that follows when confronted with its loss of appreciation.
With a strong focus on the language of ceramics and its influence on the West, ATLA works in a variety of creative and material outputs—including curation, art advising, immersive installations, and experimental publications. ATLA is building a robust network dedicated to the continued celebration of these culturally rich contributions and looks forward to sharing them with you.
ATLA has had the pleasure to showcase the following artists in Kyoto and/or Los Angeles:
Aiko Yuno, Akane Saijo, Amia Yokoyama, Anabel Juárez, Annabeth Rosen, Astrid Terrazas, Cammi Staros, Daichiro Shinjo, Diana Yesenia Alvarado, Graham Collins, Grant Levy-Lucero, Ida Badal, Jackie Rines, Jay Kvapil, Jennie Jieun Lee, Julia Haft-Candell, Julia M. Kunin, Kiyoshi Kaneshiro, Kristen Morgin, Lizette Hernandez, Misa Shinshi, Mustafa Ali Clayton, Narumi Nekpenekpen, Nicki Green, Patrice Renee Washington, Peter Shire, Roger Herman, Roksana Pirouzmand, Stanley Edmonson, Saori Kunihiro, Tam Van Tran, Vamba Bility