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ELEMENTAL | Marking Time, group exhibition, Opening reception; August 13, 4-6PM, curated by John David O'Brien, Sturt Haaga Gallery, Descanso Gardens

TRIAD/ PEACE RESONANCE; Hiroshima/ Wendover: (in progess) starting in October 2016, Phase One, a video documenting an auto-biographical essay about peace, the atomic bomb and the Japanese-American experience, supported by Art Matters Foundation, City of Hiroshima, City of Los Angeles and the Center for Land Use Interpretation. Phase one; Hiroshima Atomic Dome in October 2016

TRIAD/ CONICAL SOUND; Antoni Gaudi and Simon Rodia: (in progress), a sound environment mashing of three point recordings of the interior of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona Spain and Watts Towers in Los Angeles CA USA

GREAT STREETS, Artists in Resident, City of Los Angeles CA



SOUND FOREST @ South Robinson Festival, 11am to 4pm, June 4, 2017, via Great Streets

EAR MEAL THE EXHBITION (Alan Nakagawa, Mark Walsh, Nisa Karnsomport) @ SoundPedro by FLOOD, a one day celebration of experimental sound, June 3, 2017, Angeles Gate Art Center, San Pedro CA

STREET PERFUME POP UP, in conjunction with Venice Blvd/ Cetinela Ave Bus Stop project, June 1, 2017, 6 to 8 PM via LADOT, Great Streets, Vision Zero and the MAR VISTA ARTWALK

BUTTERFLY SANCTUARY (including Mel Chin's CurrentLA "Ties That Bind"), 2015 to present

ZINE IT ON PICO, zine launch/ Pico Blvd Great Streets, May 4 6PM, Rosalind's Ethiopian Restaurant, LA CA


ART TALK, panel discussion, 2:00 PM, May 7, 2017, El Segundo Museum of Art, 208 Main Street, El Segundo CA

NAKAGAWA; "SPEED KILLS" animation premier, March 30, 2017, Echo Park Film Center

NOTES ON DRAWING, solo exhibition, Slanguage Artist Residency, LAXART, Hollywood CA, February 18 through April 1, 2017

EAR MEAL WEBCAST, meet the team in back of the six year weekly webcast documenting the Los Angeles experimental music and sound art scene, March 11, 2017, 8 PM to 9:30 PM @ the Echo Park Film Center


CREATIVITY Panel, Folklife Program, Smithsonian Museum, Washington D.C. March 6, 2017

re|ACT: symposium on artsand environment/ SONIC ECOLOGIES Panel, March 3 & 4, 2017, Brown University, Providence RI


2017 PODCAST & ORAL HISTORY by Alan Nakagawa @ the Echo Park Film Center, LA CA

2017 Sound Concert; Carl Stone, William Roper, Roland Kato, Alan Nakagawa and Kio Griffith, Blue Whale, LA CA

2017 TIMED, FAR Bazaar/ Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA

2016 World Day of Remembrance/ LA Road Concert

2016 MYTH NOT MYTH, a series of inter-active sculpture insoired by a series of oral histories with key staff at the Getty Villa. Presentations will take place at the Getty Villa on three consecutive Saturdays in June 2016; 6/11, 6/18, 6/25

2016 MUDSLING, Sound Installation, Groundspace Project, Los Angeles CA


2016: MONSTER DRAWING; Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena CA

2016; Southern California Soundscape Ensemble at PUMP, 10-1-16, Long Beach CA

2016; BROADCAST, curated by Kim Abeles and Ken Marchionno, Los Angeles CA

2016: CARECEN Fundraiser, Los Angeles CA

2016 (The Aleurone Layer and the Cosmic Understanding of Communication; video projection), Eternal Telethon, Human Resources, Chinatown, Los Angeles CA

2015 Peterborough Basket Company

2015 OUTSIDE THE LINES TOO (Souris Hong), book signing event, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA

2015 Little Tokyo Utility Box Public Art Project, Los Angeles CA

2015 COLA EXHIBITION, City of Los Angeles Artist Fellowship, Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery, Hollywood CA

2015 A Measure of Salt; (The Aleurone Layer and the Cosmic Understanding of Communication; video projection), curated by Hikmet Loe, Granary Art Center, Utah

2014, Homage to Nam June Paik, FACE exhibit opening, Doc.U.Ment, Koreatown LA CA VIDEO

2014, Conical Sound Test 2, ohernhoch, Berlin Germany

2014 Recording session at Sun Tunnels by Nancy Holt, (Hikmet Loe) Utah, June 21, 2014

2014-15 L.A. Pix; Still, Doc.U.Ment, Koreatown Los Angeles CA
2014 FACE, Doc.U.Ment, Koreatown Los Angeles CA

2014 Lime Light, at Cordary Art, Hawthorne CA, 6 to 9PM, June 7, 2014
2014 Conical Sound Test #1, Reverb Exhibit @ Torrance Art Museum
2013 Alan and Eva, performance at NIU, Barcelona Spain

2013 "Sounds of Barcelona", Ear Meal Webcast
2013 "Sagrada Familia Field Recording", Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Spain
2013 "BARCELONA ROOM 1.0" , on SoundCloud
2013 Organ of Corti; a short video
2013 "ORGAN OF CORTI: world premier" @ EAST LA REP, September 21, 2013
2013 IMPROVISED ISO CUBE, at Burrito Deluxe/ Shangrila, August 31, 2013
2013 MOONDOG POLE video, 2013 Soundwalk, Long Beach CA

2013 ORGAN CORTI (work in progress)", Spring Studio at REDCAT, March 30 & 31, 2013
2012: SASAKI at the wulf., LA CA

2012 Nakagawa recording "Organ of Corti" LP, 2012 at Total Annihilation Studios
2012 Two Ton Pistashio for Devin Sarno's Absence of Wax
2012 Royal Rife 3.0, Ear Meal Webcast

2011 Sound Forest at Ciclavia 2011
2011 Spectural Analysis; Homage to Willaim Leavit, Museum of Contemporay Art, Los Angeles, curated by the wulf.

2011 COOL at Soundwalk 2011, Long Beach CA
2010 Sound Bed at Soundwalk Long Beach CA

2010 Paper Football

2011 Southern California Soundscape Ensemble, Ear Meal webcast
2011 Ear Diorama Ear, Ear Meal webcast
2011 Eternal Telethon @ Belly Flop, Echo Park CA

2011 the wulf @ Museum of Contemporary Art, LA CA, for the William Leavitt Exhibition
2011 Southern California Soundscape Ensemble

2011 RED FLAT at Mesa College, San Diego CA
2011 RED FLAT at Integratron, Joshua Tree CA
2011 RED FLAT at the wulf, LA CA
2011 RED FLAT at the Japanese American Museum, LA CA

2011 Ear Diorama Ear with Kaoru Mansour
2010 First In Space with Mooey Moobau
2010 Jorge Martin/ Alan Nakagawa
2010 Jasmine Orpilla/ Alan Nakagawa
2009 Department of Real Estate, Resbox, Hollywood CA

2008 FOUND SOUND, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, opening of BCAM

2008 Percussion Forest, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, opening of BCAM

2006 SOUNDWALK ZINE, Catalog insert, Soundwalk, Long Beach CA

2004 TUMOR, at Soundwalk, Long Beach CA

(see "COLLAGE ENSEMBLE INC." link below for earlier work)


2017 Street Perfume Bus Stop, Mental Floss

2017 Street Perfume Bus Stop, CityLAB

2017 Urban Change, Christian Science Monitor

2017 Folk Life, Smithsonian Museum

2016 World Day of Remembrance/ LA Road Concert


2016 CREATIVE CATALYST, Park LaBrea News/ Beverly Press

2016 CREATIVE CATALYST, Next City, Jen Kinney




2016 Shreebs Coffee Online

2015, Fabrik Magazine, Oyaji; the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, written by Kio Griffith

2015, Sentinel, New Hampshire

2014, FACE exhibition, DOCUMENT, Sprudge Online Magazine

2014 ARTBOUND, KCET TV/Web and Episode; Virtual Domains November 7, 2014

2014 Forth Magazine, Lime Light Exhibition, June 2014
2014 "thisisnotaradioshow" on Radio Sombra
2014 Illuminated from Above Hawthorne’s Cordary Avenue glows with artists, Bondo Wyszpolski, Easy Reader News
2013 ORGAN OF CORTI; Artsy Things to Do, LA Weekly

2013 "thisisnotaradioshow" on Radio Sombra
2013 KCHUNG RADIO/ guest artist; "Myrtle" host Kristy Baltezore
2013 KCET Website, written by Carren Jao
2012 Atlas Sets: Alan Nakagawa; interviewed by Glenn Bach
2012 OMAG Fall
2012 First In Space at Soundwalk article on the Long Beach Gazzette
2011 Interview with Colin Marshall on Colin Marshall Radio December
2011 Interview on GYST Radio
2011 Interview about Sound Forest at CicLAvia

2011 by students from UC Irvine
2009 article in Sushi and Sake, LA based community newspaper
2008 Visiting with Huell Howser


2013, Organ of Corti, LP : SubWax BCN/Spain, Fingerprints/ Long Beach CA, and Jacknife Records/ Atwater CA


2017 Speed Kills

2015 The Aleurone Layer and the Cosmic Understanding of Communication

2013 GUS

2012 Line to Lightning Field

2006 LA Menu Munchies with Collage Ensemble Inc.


2015 Art Matters Foundation

2014 City of Los Angeles Artist Fellowship

2013 Mid Career Artist Fellowship, California Community Foundation


2011 Oral History Program Workshops, University of California Los Angeles

1990 Monbusho Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Osaka School of Foreign Language & University of Japan School of Fine Arts

1988 MFA, University of California, Irvine

1986 BFA, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design


2017 GREAT STREETS, Artist Consultant

2016 - 2017 CREATIVE CATALYST ARTIST IN RESIDENCY/ Vision Zero Initiative/ LA Department of Transportation/ Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles

2016 Echo Park Film Center (February-March), Los Angeles CA

2016-2017 Creative Catalyst Artist Residency, L.A. Department of Transportation, via Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, CA

2016 Myth Not Myth, Getty Villa, Malibu CA

2015 MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire

2015 Smithsonian Museum of American History, Wasington DC

2013 University of Barcelona, BCN Spain


2016 to Present, Neighborhood Justice Program

2007 to Present, CAFELALA (Food Blog)

2010 to 2016, Ear Meal Webcast

2010 to 2012, Ear Diorama Ear

2011 to 2012, Nakagawa and Joseph Tepperman

2010 to 2013, Southern California Soundscape Ensemble

2008 to 2010, Otonomiyaki

2010 to 2011, Department of Real Estate

1984 to 2012, Collage Ensemble Inc.