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720 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
Tel. 323 450 9409
Tuesday – Saturday, Noon – 8 pm
Nonaka-Hill is a contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles with a focus on Japan, founded in 2018 by Rodney and Taka Nonaka-Hill.
Rodney was a partner at Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles and previously worked with Jay Gorney Modern Art in New York. Taka has worked as an art director in the Japanese fashion industry.
Designed by architect Linda Taalman, the gallery is located inside a strip mall, featuring a floor to ceiling glass storefront facade, breaking away from “white cube” gallery design. Above the front entrance, the gallery has maintained the original Best Cleaners signage of the former tenants. Inside, two main exhibition spaces are divided by a central corridor which resembles a traditional Japanese tokonoma area. The gallery’s rear viewing room displays additional artworks and ikebana.
Nonaka-Hill works in close partnership with Tokyo’s Taka Ishii Gallery and collaborates with other international galleries. Since opening, Nonaka-Hill has presented a roster of notable artists from modern and contemporary Japan, many for the first time on the West Coast, including Kimiyo Mishima, Shomei Tomatsu, Kazuo Kadonaga, Kansuke Yamamoto, Kentaro Kawabata, Toshio Matsumoto and Tadaaki Kuwayama.
Nonaka-Hill’s Hollywood neighborhood is home to several of L.A.’s distinguished design and art galleries, including Regen Projects, Tanya Bonakdar, Various Small Fires, Diane Rosenstein, Jeffrey Deitch, Michael Kohn, David Kordansky, Kayne Griffin Corcoran. Nonaka-Hill’s mini-mall includes restaurants Petit Trois and Trois Mec, and is located opposite of the Osteria Mozza at the intersection of Melrose & Highland.
The gallery welcomes the public from Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Parking is available.