Acky Bright: Studio Infinity

Acky Bright: Studio Infinity

October 4, 2024—January 19, 2025

Acky Bright: Studio Infinity showcases the rising star’s unique kawakakkoii (cute and cool) style of illustration and product design. Conceived as Acky Bright’s design studio, the exhibition offers visitors an exceptional opportunity to meet the artist, witness his freestyle “live drawing,” and participate in making a series of manga-style murals. Performative and interactive, the exhibition will evolve as Acky Bright makes intermittent appearances in the gallery.

The exhibition will feature two new painting series by Acky Bright, KBK-18 and Ah-Un, that each draw inspiration from traditional Japanese art and theater. Underscoring the impressive range of his contemporary art practice, the show will also highlight Acky Bright’s promotional campaigns designed for major companies, including his WcDonald’s paper bags, YOASOBI x Vaundy’s FRIES BEAT 2024 music video, and Squid Games coloring book illustrated for Netflix. The exhibition will preview during the weekend of Anime NYC, then open on October 4 – January 19, 2024.

Acky Bright’s Studio Infinity Preview:
August 23 – 25, 2024

About Acky Bright

Acky Bright is a distinguished Japanese manga artist and illustrator, renowned for his work with McDonald’s, Meta, DC Comics, Hasbro, and BMW. With his captivating kawakakkoii (cute and cool) characters and unique worldbuilding in manga-style, Acky’s artistry stands out as truly exceptional.

Admission Information

Admission Information

During preview (August 23-25, 2024, in conjunction with Anime NYC):
Friday–Sunday, 12–7 pm

Special preview pricing:
$5 entry nonmembers

Admission is always free for members, patrons with disabilities and an accompanying Personal Care Assistant. There is an additional $1.00 service charge for all non-member ticket types purchased.

Images: WcDonald’s promotional campaign, 2024. Images © 2021-2024 Acky Bright.

Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Exhibitions and Arts & Culture Lecture Programs are made possible, in part, by Sompo Holdings, Inc.; the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund; the Mary Griggs Burke Endowment Fund established by the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation; The Masako Mera and Koichi Mera, PhD Fund for Education and the Arts; Peggy and Dick Danziger; and Friends of the Gallery. Support for Arts & Culture Lecture Programs is provided, in part, by the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the official Japanese airline sponsor for Japan Society gallery exhibitions.