Artist

Last Update : September 5, 2012

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1936
Born in Nishiwaki-City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
1969
Grand prize - 6th Pari's Youth Biennale
1972
One-man show- The Museum of Modern Art, New York
UNESCO Prize at the 4th International Poster Biennale, Warszawa
Special Prize at the 5th Graphic Art Biennale, Bruno
1974
Gold Medal, 5th Warsaw International Poster Biennale
Silver prize 6th International Graphic Art Biennale, Bruno
One-man show- Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1976
Exhibition of 5 International Graphic Designer, Venezia Biennale
1979
2000Fmk Prize, 3rd International Poster Biennale, Lahati
1981
Converted to Painting from Graphic Design
1982
One-man show -The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Humburg
1984
Bronze Prize, 11th International Graphic Art Biennale, Bruno
1985
13th Paris Bienale, Invitation Artist
The 18th Sao, Pauro Biennial Invitation Artist
1986
Tokyo From and Spirits -Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and othrer place
1989
Hnorary Award,The 4th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh
1993
The 45th Venice Biennial Trans actions ; Pedro Almondbal Exhibition
1995
Mainichi Art Award
1996
2 Silver prize - New York Art Directors Club
1997
Gold prize - New York Art Directors Club
One-man show (Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Moder n Art, Kobe)
One-man show (KanagawaPrefectural Museum of Moder n Art, Kamakura)
TIMOTICA/UNESCO- the International Museum of Contemporary Arts
1998
Silver prize - New York Art Directors Club
1999
Silver prize - New York Art Directors Club
2000
Holl of Fame, New York Art Directors Club
Modern Contemporary Art, The museum of Modern Art, New York
MoMA Highlight, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
2001
One-man Show The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
Century City, Tate Modern
2002
One-man Show ( Museum of Comtemporary Art, Tokyo, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art)
ICOGRADA Award -20th Bruno Poster Bienial2002
2003
One-man Show(The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto)
Slovak Design Center Award - International Triennial Poster Trnava2003
2004
One-man show (Entwistle Gallery, London)
One-man show (Miyazaki Prefectuaral Art Museum)
The Dark-blue Ribbon Medal from the Japanese Government
Silver prize - New York Art Directors Club
2005
Grand Prize of the 15th international Poster Biennial in Lahti
2006
Winning Japanese culture design grand prix
One-man show (Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain, Paris)
2007
Hyogo, person who has rendered distinguished services commendation
Setagaya-ku, special culture service commendation
2008
Winning Kyoka Izumi literary, Japan
2009
The 5th Enku Award, Japan
One-man show (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa, Kanazawa)
2010
One-man show (National Museum of Art Osaka)
2011
The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette from the Japanese Government

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1972
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
1973
The Museum of Kunst und gewerbe, Hamburg
1974
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1980
Okayama Museum, Okayama
1982
The Museum of fur Kunst und gewerbe, Hamburg
1983
Musee de La Publicite, Paris
1985
Otis Person Gallery, LosAngeles
Palazzo Bianco, Genoa
Farcone Teatro, Genoa
Kunstlerhause Bethanien, Berlin
Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tokyo
1986
Roy Boyd Gallery, LosAngeles
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
1987
Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
1988
Gallery Silvia Mentzel, East Berlin
The Miyagi Museum of Art
1990
Gallery Aricchi, Paris
1991
Kirin Puraza Osaka, Osaka
1994
Yayoi Museum of Art, Tokyo
Laforet Museum of Harajuku, Tokyo
Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans
1995
Otemae Art Center, Hyogo
1996
Laforet Museum Harajuku
1997
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe
1998
Laforet Museum Harajuku
1999
The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama
Telecommunications Museum, Tokyo
2000
Art Museum“Station” Kyoto
2001
Loyola University, New Orleans
The Museum of modern Art, Toyama
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2002
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
2003
The Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Fukuoka Art Museum
Entwistele Gallery, London
2004
Miyazaki PrefecturalartR Museum
SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
Contemporary Art Muzeum, Kumamoto
2005
Ikeda Museum of 20th Century Art, Shizuoka
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
2006
Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain, Paris
2008
SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo
2009
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa, Kanazawa
2010
National Museum of Art Osaka, Osaka
2011
Okanoyama Museum of Art Nishiwaki, Hyogo
The Okayama Perfectual Museum of Art
The Museum of Art, Kochi
2012
Okanoyama Museum of Art Nishiwaki, Hyogo

Selected Group Exhibitions

1968
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Institute Contemporary of Art, London
1969
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
The 6th Paris Biennial, Paris
Kyoto Municipal Museumof Art, Kyoto
1970
First Korean Print Biennial, Seoul
White chapel Art Gallery, London
1971
The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
Kyoto Municipal Museumof Art, Kyoto
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe
Yokohama Citizens' Gallery, Yokohama
1972
Tokyo Central Museum, Tokyo
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
1973
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Kyoto Municipal Museumof Art, Kyoto
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Tokyo Central Museum, Tokyo
Boston Museum of Art, Boston
Institute Contemporary of Art, London
1974
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Tokyo Central Museum, Tokyo
Yokohama Citizens' Gallery, Yokohama
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
San Paolo University Modern Art Museum, San Paolo
Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City
Warsaw International Poster Biennial
Brno International Biennial of Graphic Design
1975
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
Kyoto Municipal Museumof Art, Kyoto
Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Art
Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo
1976
Warsaw International Poster Biennial
Brno International Biennial of Graphic Design
Venice Biennial, Venice
1977
Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo
Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya
the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Art, Utsunomiya
Georges Pompidou Center, Paris
International Print Biennial, Yugoslavia
San Paolo Museum of Art, San Paulo
ADG FAD, Barcelona
Stedelijk Museum,Amsterdam
1978
First Asia Graphic Design Biennial, Tehran
Warsaw International Poster Biennial
Brno International Biennial of Graphic Design
1979
International Poster Biennial, Lahti, Finland
Listowel International Poster Exhibition, Ireland
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tokyo
Poster Art Museum, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Shanghai Museum of Art
1980
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Warsaw International Poster Biennial
International Biennial of Graphic Design
Tokyo MetropolitanArt Museum, Tokyo
Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Arts, Utsunomiya
Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka
Vienna 20th Century Museum of Art, Vienna
1981
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Art
Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
Colorado State University
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
1982
The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
Warsaw International Poster Biennial
Brno International Biennial of Graphic Design
The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai
Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto
1983
The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
5th International Poster Biennial, Art Museum, Lahti, Finland
Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Tokyo MetropolitanArt Museum, Tokyo
1984
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and other venues
Berlin Exhibition Center, Berlin
Soviet UnionArtists' Union Central Artists' Building, Moscow
Brno International Biennial of Graphic Design
The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
Tokyo MetropolitanArt Museum, Tokyo
10th Warsaw International Poster Biennial
The Museum of Modern Art Toyama, Toyama
1985
Markowitz Museum, Potsdam
Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukushima
13th Paris Biennial
The Museum of Modern Art, Kanagawa
Nimes 1st International Poster Biennial
Kunstlerhause Bethanien, Berlin
1st International Poster Triennial in Toyama
The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
18th San Paolo Biennial
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
Museum of Fine Arts Utsunomiya
Laforet Museum Akasaka, Tokyo
1986
9th British International Prints Biennial
LaforetMuseum Harajuku, Tokyo
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
11th Warsaw International Poster Biennial
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
Georges Pompidou Center, Paris
Taipei Municipal Art Museum, Taipei
1987
Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo
The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Nerima Museum of Art, Tokyo
12th International Poster Biennial, Lahti, Finland
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and other venues
The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
1988
12th Warsaw International Poster Biennial
13th Brno International Biennial of Graphic Design
The Miyagi Museum of Art and other venues
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Seibu Art Museum, Ikebukuro, Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Art, Utsunomiya
1989
The NationalMuseum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Art Museum, Yokohama
The 4th Bangladesh Asia Art Biennial
Hara Museum Arc, Gunma
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
7th International Poster Biennial, Lahti, Finland
Georges Pompidou Center, Paris
The Museum of Modern Art, Hiroshima
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
1990
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe
13th Warsaw International Poster Biennial
14th Brno International Biennial of Graphic Design
The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai
The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
1991
Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo
Barbican Art Gallery, London
The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai
Design Museum, London
Royal College of Art, London
Fukuyama Museum of Art, Fukuyama
1992
Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
Himeji City Museum of Art, Himeji
The Museum of Modern Art, Tokushima
The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
Brandenburg Art Museum, Cottbus, Poland
Pecsi Gallery, Hungary
2nd International Poster Biennial, Mexico
The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
1993
Venice Biennial, Venice
O Art Museum, Shinagawa, Tokyo
Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki
UNESCO Headquarters, Paris
Takasaki Museum of Art, Takasaki
Azabu Art and Crafts Museum, Tokyo and another venue
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
1994
Yayoi Museum of Art, Tokyo
Yokohama Museumof Art, Yokohama
Hara Museum Arc, Gunma
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Karuizawa
Marlborough Gallery, New York
1995
Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama
Museum of Art, Tokyo
The FrederickR. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis
1st Performance Poster International Triennial, Sophia, Bulgaria
Lousiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
1996
Kurashiki Museum of Art, Kurashiki
1997
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe
Hokkaido Obihiro Art Museum
Tornava Poster Biennial '97
Lahti '97 Posters, Art Museum, Lahti, Finland
The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
Helsinki International Poster Biennial '97, Cable Factory, Helsinki
1998
Krannert Art Museum
Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba
Pecsi Gallery, Hungary
9th Chaumont International Poster Competition, Chaumont
Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki
18th Brno International Biennial of Graphic Design
Himeji City Museum of Art, Himeji
Akita Senshu Museum of Art, Akita
2nd Sophia International Stage Poster Triennial '98, Sophia, Bulgaria
Ashiya City Museum of Art, Ashiya
Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Utsunomiya
Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tokyo
Hokkaido Museum of ModernArt, Sapporo
1999
The California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
Machida City Museum of Graphic Art, Tokyo
Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama
Chicago Public Library, Chicago
2000
Shimane Art Museum, Matsue
Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama
17th Warsaw International Poster Biennial 2000
19th Brno International Biennial 2000, Moravian Gallery
Trnava Poster Triennial 2000, Jan Koniareks Gallery, Slovakia
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
2001
Art Kite Museum, Detmold, Germany
2001 Lahti Poster Biennial, Art Museum, Lahti, Finland
Tate Moden, London
2002
Ibragi Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe
2003
Art Museum Lahati Finland
The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
Jan Koniarek Gallery Trnava, Slovakia
2004
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
National Museum of Art Osaka, Osaka
Yokohama Museum of Art, Kanagawa
The University of Art Museum, Tokyo University of Arts
2005
The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
2006
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo
2007
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
2009
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
2010
Kanda Nissho Memorial Museum of Art, Hokkaido
Takahashi Collection Hibiya, Tokyo
2011
Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo

Museum

Art Kites Museum, Sydney
IDEAS Students Committee, Australia
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
The Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Museum of Modern Art, Vienna
National Museum, Wales
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
National Archives of Canada, Ottawa
College of Fine Art, University of California, Los Angeles
Queens Land Art Gallery, Brisbane
Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery, Santa Rosa
The Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
The Museum of Modern Art, Genoa
The Chicago Athenaeum, Chicago
The Museum of Art and Design, Zurich
The Danish Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Patrick and Beatrice Haggarty Museum of Art, Milwaukee
Musee de La Publicite, Paris
The Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
Bradford Art Galleries and Museum, West Yorkshire
Brandenburg Art Museum, Cottbus
The Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles
J.PaulGetty Museum, Los Angeles
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
National Museum for Applied Art, Munich
Art Museum, Lahti
Dante Museum, Rome
Poster Museum, Warszawa
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain