The McMaster Museum of Art

    FUNAKOSHI, Katsura
    Date: Japanese, born 1951
    Biography
    1951 Born in Morioka City, Iwate
    1971-75 Studied at Tokyo Zokei University, B.A.
    1975-77 Studied at the Postgraduate Course of Tokyo University of the Arts, M.A.
    1985-86 Taught at Tokyo University of the Arts, sculpture course
    1986-87 Stayed in London by the Japanese government overseas study program for artists
    1989- Teaches at Tokyo Zokei University
    1990-91 Taught at Tokyo University of the Arts, sculpture course
    1991 Awarded the 1st Takashimaya Charitable Trust for Art and Culture Prize
    1995 Awarded the 26th Nakahara Teijiro Excellence Prize
    1997 Awarded the 18th Hirakushi Denchu Prize
    2003 Awarded the 33th Nakahara Teijiro Prize
    2009 Awarded the 50th Mainichi Art Award
    Awarded the 59th Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Award
    2011 Awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon
    Visiting Professor of Tokyo Zokei University
    Lives and works in Tokyo

    Selected Solo Exhibitions
    1982 Gallery Okabe, Tokyo
    1985 Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo
    1988 Nishimura Gallery
    1989 Arnold Herstand & Company, New York
    COMME des GARÇONS, Tokyo
    1990 Nishimura Gallery
    1991 Nishimura Gallery
    Annely Juda Fine Art, London
    1993 Nishimura Gallery
    The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura
    1994 Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco
    André Emmerich Gallery, New York
    1995 Nishimura Gallery
    1996 Nishimura Gallery
    Annely Juda Fine Art
    1997 Ibara Municipal Denchu Art Museum, Okayama
    1999 Annely Juda Fine Art / Kunsthalle Recklinghausen / Städtische Museen Heilbronn (-'00)
    2000 Continental Gallery, Sapporo ('05)
    Gallery Tamura, Hiroshima
    2001 Nishimura Gallery
    2002 Nishimura Gallery
    Gallery Tamura
    2003 Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo
    Galleria Micia, Kagawa
    Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo / Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts / Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art /
    Takamatsu City Museum of Art / Iwate Museum of Art / Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (-'04)
    2004 Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
    Gallery Tamura
    Galerie Frank Schlag & Cie, Essen, Germany
    2005 Continental Gallery, Sapporo
    Annely Juda Fine Art, London / Ernst Barlach Haus, Hamburg
    Tokyo Zokei University, Zokei Gallery
    2006 Cite Du Livre, Aix En Provence, France
    Nishimura Gallery
    2007 Gallery Tamura
    Tohoku University of Art & Design, Yamagata
    2008 Nishimura Gallery
    Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York
    Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
    Ando Gallery, Tokyo
    2009 Gallery Tamura
    2010 Nishimura Gallery
    Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
    2011 Kami City Art Museum, Kochi
    Annely Juda Fine Art
    2012 Suzaka Hanga Museum, Nagano
    Gallery Tamura
    Menard Art Museum, Aichi
    2013 Tabloid Gallery, Tokyo
    Gallery Shirakawa, Kyoto
    Imavision Gallery, Taipei
    2014 Gallery Tamura
    Ando Gallery

    Selected Group Exhibitions
    1976-84 New Figurative Sculpture, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
    1984 10th Anniversary Exhibition of Sculpture of Ayumikai, Chiba Prefectural Art Museum
    Oyama-city with Sculpture, Hakuoh University, Tochigi
    1985 Nichido Sculpture, Galerie Nichido, Tokyo ('86)
    1986 Three Artists, Nishimura Gallery
    New Trends in Contemporary Sculpture - 10 New Outstanding Sculptors of America and Japan, Contemporary Sculpture Center,
    Tokyo·Osaka / Sapporo Art Museum / Salvatore Ala, New York (-'87)
    1987 Shiga Annual '87 – Expressions of Human Figures, The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga
    1988 The XXXX III Venice Biennale
    Seven Sculptors, Nishimura Gallery
    1989 Setagaya Art '89, Arts and Crafts Produced by Artists of Setagaya City, Setagaya Art Museum ('90, '91, '94, '97, '99)
    Art Exciting '89, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama / Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane
    Against Nature: Japanese Art in the Eightieth, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and toured (-'91)
    The XX São Paulo Biennale
    1990 Transformation of Material and Space, Kanagawa Prefectural Hall Gallery, Yokohama
    Toyama Now '90, The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
    New Wave of Wood Sculptures, Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art
    Japanische Kunst der Achtziger Jahre, Frankfurter Kunstverein and toured
    1991 A Current of Contemporary Art in Japan - Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
    1992 Prediction, Nishimura Gallery
    Japanese Modern and Contemporary Wood Sculptures, The Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art
    Documenta IX, Kassel
    The 9th Biennale of Sydney
    1993 Tsubaki-kai Exhibition '93, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo ('95)
    Karuizawa Drawing Biennale 1993, Wakita Museum of Art, Nagano / Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary
    Art, Kagawa
    1994 Contemporary Human Figure, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art
    New Works at New Gallery, Nishimura Gallery
    A Sculpture Show, Nishimura Gallery
    1995 Art in Japan Today 1985-1995, Inaugural Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
    Japanese Culture: The Fifty postwar years 1945-1995, Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo and toured
    1996 Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, Museum Ludwig, Köln
    Narcissism: Artists Reflect Themselves, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido
    Enjoy Art Part II, Isetan Museum, Tokyo
    The 45th Anniversary, Part 1 A Dialogue between Tools and Arts, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura
    Images of women in Japanese contemporary art 1930's - 90's, The Shoto Museum of Art, Tokyo
    1997 Collection I·Sculpture, Nishimura Gallery
    On Paper '97, Nishimura Gallery ('00, '12)
    1998 SUMMER SHOW 1998, Nishimura Gallery ('99, '00, '05, '06, '10, '11, '13)
    1999 Image of Sculpture, Asahikawa Museum of Sculpture In Honor of Teijiro Nakahara
    France-Japon L’art sans frontière, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo
    Noontime Meditation - Contemporary Japanese Art having Inner Sight, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts
    Selected Works from the Terada Collection: Part 1, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
    Destruction and Construction, The University Art Museum, Tokyo National University of the Arts
    The current of the Nakahara Teijiro Prize, Asahikawa Museum of Sculpture In Honor of Teijiro Nakahara
    2000 Modernité Japonaise, Hôtel de la Monnaie, Paris
    Toki no Mangekyo, Fukui City Art Museum
    Shanghai Biennale 2000, Shanghai Art Museum
    2001 Between Earth and Heaven, Museum of Modern Art, Ostend
    SEPTEMBER 2001, Nishimura Gallery ('02, '03, '07, '08, '10, '12)
    ART for the SPIRIT: Eyes Searching for Eternity, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art
    Contemporary Art after 1980, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
    2002 Commemorating the Anniversary of Takashimaya Cultural Foundation Takashimaya Art, Tokyo Nihonbashi Takashimaya /
    Yokohama Takashimaya Gallery / Osaka Nanba Takashimaya Grand Hall / Kyoto Takashimaya Grand Hall
    Human Figure, Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum
    Zokei The Sculpure Show, Yokoyama Memorial Manzù Museum, Tokyo Zokei University
    Sculptors of Eastern Japan, Tokyo Station Gallery
    2003 Yasutake Funakoshi and His Family - from the Collections of People in Morioka, Morioka Takuboku & Kenji Museum
    Hope, Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tokyo
    The Presents from the Artists, Niigata City Art Museum and toured (-'04)
    2004 Time of My Life, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
    Art in Wood, Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi
    New Works by Five Artists, Nishimura Gallery
    2005 Asian Potential: Art Nursed by Sea and Islands, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
    Kokoro no Fukei, Kawagoe City Art Museum
    2006 20 arts for the last 20 years, Sapporo Art Museum
    2007 Dramatic Collections, Sapporo Art Museum
    Vital Signs: Reality of nine contemporary artists, Inaugural Exhibition, Yokosuka Museum of Art
    Forest of the 20th Century Art, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
    The 30th Anniversary: Collection of the National Museum of Art, Osaka, The National Museum of Art, Osaka
    2008 Self / Other, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
    Found Beauties from Companies and Private Collections in Kitakyushu, gallery 130, Kitakyushu
    Request by citizens, The Museum of Art, Kochi
    Inspiration from Buddha sculpture, Kodaira Hirakushi Denchu Art Museum
    DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow 2008, The National Art Center, Tokyo
    2009 Entertainment Gallery: Enjoying Art through Games, Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art
    Hundred Stories about Love, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
    2010 Nobuyoshi Araki and Katsura Funakoshi An Image of Love Supreme, Takahashi Collection Hibiya
    Masterpieces of the collections, Sapporo Art Museum
    The World of Images and Words, The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
    E·MA·KI, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi
    Jan Fabre x Katsura Funakoshi Alternative Humanities, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
    Masterpieces from the Collection of Menard Art Museum 2010, Menard Art Museum
    Special Exhibition in Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of The Tokushima Modern Art Museum, The Tokushima Modern
    Art Museum
    The Essence of Beauty: 300 Masterpieces from the Museum Collection, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art(-'11)
    2011 The Most Requested Top 30 / 10 Years of Takahashi Collection, Tabloid Gallery, Tokyo
    Yasutake Funakoshi x Katsura Funakoshi ~Quiet Poetry~, Asahikawa Museum of Sculpture In Honor of Teijiro Nakahara
    I wanna hold you! Modern Japanese Wood Sculpture: 19th century-, Takaoka Art Museum / Hekinan City Tatsukichi Fuji
    Museum of Contemporary Art / Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
    MOT Collection Time of woods, Time of stones, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
    Graphics, Nishimura Gallery
    2012 The Magic of Ceramics ~Artistic Inspiration, The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shiga
    The 35th Anniversary of The National Museum of Art, Osaka: the Allure of the Collection, The National Museum of Art, Osaka
    35 YEARS plus Exhibition for publication of“NISHIMURA GALLERY 35 YEARS plus”Nishimura Gallery
    The Story of Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
    From Head to Toe—Human images in the Focus of the Würth Collection, Museum Würth, Germany
    The Power of Japanese Contemporary Sculpture, AKI Gallery, Taipei
    Hirakushi Denchu, Kodaira Hirakushi Denchu Art Museum, Tokyo / Mie Prefectual Art Museum
    2013 New Year New Works, Nishimura Gallery ('14)
    Nishimura Gallery Collections, Nishimura Gallery
    Re: Quest Japanese Contemporary Art since 1970s, Museum of Art Seoul National University
    Takahashi Collection Mindfulness!, Kirishima Open-air Museum, Kgoshima / Sapporo Art Museum
    2013-14 Six Solo Exhibitions The Bonds between us, Karuizawa New Art Museum
    2014 Treasured articles of Kochi-ke, The Museum of Art, Kochi
    Nishimura Gallery 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Nishimura Gallery
    Color, Motion, Form Summer Adventure in Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama, Kanagawa
    Twentieth Anniversary Special MOT Collection Chronicle 1995-, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
    Drawing 03 ¬Preference, ginza shibuya gallery
    A Summer General Collection Come – See – Discover Enjoying Paintings from Their Materials and Techiques, Menard Art
    Museum
    Encounter with World Masterpieces from, the Collections, The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga

    Public Collections
    Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya
    Asahikawa Museum of Sculpture In Honor of Teijiro Nakahara
    Catholic church Zushi, Kanagawa
    Centre Pompidou, Paris
    Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
    Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art
    Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
    Ishinomaki Cultural Center
    Iwate Museum of Art
    Iwate Prefecture (Iwate Prefecture Citizen’s Cultural Exchange Center - Aiina)
    Kimobetsu
    Kirishima Open-air Museum, Kagoshima
    Kurume City, Fukuoka
    McMaster Museum of Art, Canada
    Menard Art Museum, Aichi
    Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
    Museum of Contemporary Sculpture affiliated to Chosenin temple, Tokyo
    Museum Ludwig, Köln
    Museum Wiesbaden, Germany
    Museum Würth, Germany
    Nagoya City Art Museum
    Nakayama Toge Museum of Photography, Hokkaido
    Our Lady of the Lighthouse Trappist Monastery, Hakodate
    Sapporo Art Museum
    Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo
    Shiseido Art House, Shizuoka
    St. Andrews Tokyo
    Sumida Triphony Hall, Tokyo
    Takahashi Collection, Tokyo
    Takamatsu City Museum of Art
    The Cultural Foundation of OKADA, Paramita Museum, Mie
    The Hess Art Collection, California
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
    The Museum of Art, Kochi
    The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
    The Nishi-Nippon City Bank, LTD., Fukuoka
    The National Museum of Art, Osaka
    The Tokushima Modern Art Museum
    Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts
    21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

    Source: NISHIMURA GALLERY, 2-10-8 NIHONBASHI CHUO-KU TOKYO 103-0027