Mika Gallery was established in 2003 as a gallery permanently based in America.
With the aim of introducing early Japanese Art from the prehistoric to the 19th century to a wide global audience, Mika Gallery is operating at its permanent location on the 8th floor of the Fuller Building, a well-known gallery building located at the heart of Manhattan.
Owner and director Mika Seki Hirama established Shouun Oriental Art located in GInza Tokyo in 1987, as a permanent space. Her gallery in Tokyo deals Japanese and Chinese Art. She has authored publications "Flower, Man, Vessels", "Ancient and Beautiful Objects", "Mind's Eye", "Traces", among others.
Based on years of experience with the two galleries based in Tokyo and New York, a selection of high quality art works are introduced to and acquired by museums and collectors in America, Europe, Oceania and Asia. Also, there is a strong emphasis on producing thematic exhibitions and publications based on early artworks with traditional cultural backgrounds.
Participation in exhibitions and fairs:
International Asian Art Fair, New York
JADA Special Exhibition, New York
Tobi Special Exhibition, Tokyo
Tobi Art Fair, Tokyo
Tokyo Art Fair, Tokyo
Asia Week in London
Member of JADA (Japanese Art Dealers Association), USA
Member of Tokyo Bijyutsu Club, Japan
Member of Evaluation Committee for a National Museum in Japan
Mika Gallery's clients include many museums and institutions, including:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The British Museum, London
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Louvre Abu Dhabi
The National Museum of Korea
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Portland Art Museum
San Antonio Museum of Art
Smithonian Institution/Freer Sackler Gallery
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Worcester Art Museum
Yale University Art Gallery
Princeton University Art Museum
National Museums and University museums in Japan among others.