Artists

Profile

2004
Professor of Kurashiki University of Science and Arts (-2007)
1996
Professor of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Oil Painting course (-2003)
1972
Workshop at Bigakko Art School with the theme "On the 'Shape of Painting' through the Vessel of Sleep or Bridge"
1969
Opened “Nakanishi Atelier” at Bigakko Art School
1968
Involved in the establishment of Bigakko Art School
1965
Started collaborating with Butoh dancers, Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ono
1963
Exhibited in the 15th Yomiuri Indépendent Exhibition Formed Hi Red Center with Jiro Takamatsu and Genpei Akasegawa
1962
Carried out Happenings on the Yamanote line train with Jiro Takamatsu and Hiroshi Kawani
1958
Graduate in Painting, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (BFA)
1935
Born in Tokyo ( - 2016)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017
"Natsuyuki Nakanishi: I wish I cast seed toward the Sun", JOSHIBI University of Art and Design Art Museum, Tokyo
"Natsuyuki Nakanishi", SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
2014
”Natsuyuki Nakanishi: chiasme”, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
2012
”Natsuyuki Nakanishi:Rhyme, Clothespins Assert Chrning Action, Passing Each Other: Receding Purple, Emerging White Spots”, Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Chiba
2009
"Behind, Circle", SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
2008
"New Works, Chain of Painting, Forest of Light," Shoto Museum of Art, Tokyo
2007
"Distant Canvas, Close Painting: An Experiment of Membrane Receiving Images through the "Expansion and Diffusion" of a Drawing," Kake Museum, Kurashiki
2004
“Halation: the moon close behind, sounds ahead”, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
"QUARTET - Touching Down on Land and Touching Down on Water X", Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Sakura
2003
“Two Places - From the Picture Field to the Picture Impulse,” The University Art Museum, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo
2002
“Natsuyuki Nakanishi,” Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art / The Museum of Art, Ehime, Japan (cat.)
1997
“Natsuyuki Nakanishi Toward Whiteness, Intensity, Presence,” The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (cat.)
1995
“Natsuyuki Nakanishi, Hopscotch at the Summit, Drawings 1969-1972,” Aichi Prefectural Museum Art, Nagoya, Japan (cat.)
“Touching Down on Land and Touching Down on Water,” The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Japan (cat.)
1989
“Natsuyuki Nakanishi,”The Seibu Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art / Seibu Takanawa, karuizawa (cat.)
1985
“Natsuyuki Nakanishi, Painting 1980-85,” Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Kitakyusyu, Japan (cat.)
1984
“Painiting of May,” Nishimura Gallery ( '86, '88, '90, '92, '95),Tokyo (cat.)
1980
“Nakanishi Natsuyuki arc・ellipse,” Gatodo Gallery / Shigeru Yokota Gallery ( '81, '83, '90, '94, '97, '99), Tokyo (cat.)
1967
“Nakanishi Natsuyuki,” Minami Gallery (also ’73, ’76), Tokyo (cat.)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
"Quiet Dislocations: Notes on Contemporary Art", Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Chiba
2015
"The Three-Cornered world :Kazuo Okazaki, Jun Isezaki and Natsuyuki Nakanishi", Okayama Prefectural Museumof Art, Okayama
"MOT Collection", Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
2014
"The Mirror: Hold the Mirror up to Nature", Nagoya Shoko Kaika, Tokyo
"Making Links:25 years", SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
2013
"Two Years Later: Nature, Art and Requiem", Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki
"Hi-Red Center: the Documents of Direct Action, Nagoya City Art Museu", Aichi/ Shoto Museum of Art, Tokyo (toured until 2014)
2012
"Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde", MOMA, New York
2011
"Beyond", SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo
2010
"Iles jamais trouvees(Island Never Found)", Doge’s Palace, Genoa, Italy/ Thessaloniki State Museum of Contemporary Art, Central Macedonia, Greece/ Museum Art of Saint-Etienne Metropole, Saint-Etienne, France (toured until 2011)
2009
"Silence and Hue: Moonlight of An Inframince", Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Chiba
2008
"Yokohama Triennale 2008 Time Crevassse," NYK Waterfront Warehouse (BankART Studio NYK), Kanagawa
"War & Art - Terror and Simulacrum of Beauty -," Galerie Aube, Kyoto University of Art and design, Kyoto
2004
“Roppongi Crossing - New Visions in Contemporary Art in 2004”, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (cat.)
1994-95
“Japanese Art After 1945: Scream against the Sky“, Yokohama Museum of Art / Guggenheim Soho, New York / San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (cat.)
1986
“Japon des avant-gardes 1910-1970,” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
1985
“Reconstructions: Avant-Guarde Art in Japan 1945-1965,” Museum of Modern Art, Oxford/Fruit Market, Edinburgh, UK (cat.)
1983
“Fünf zeitgenössische Künstler aus Japan,” Stadrische Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany (cat.)
1981
“The 1960s: A Decade of Change in Contemporary Japanese Art”, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo / The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (cat.)
1974
“Japan: Traditional und Gebenwart,” Stadtische / Kunsthalle Dusseldorf
“Japan pa Louisiana,” Museum of Modern Art, Louisiana, Denmark / Goteborgs Konstmuseum, Goteborgs, Sweden / Henie Onstad Art Centre, HØvikodden, Norway (cat.)
1965-67
“The New Japanese Painting and Sculpture,” San Francisco Museum of Art/Denver Art Museum, Denver / Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois / Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha / Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts/The Museum of Modern Art, New York / Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore / Milwaukee Art Center, Wisconsin (cat.)
1961
“Adventure in Today's Art of Japan,” The National Museum of Art, Tokyo (cat.)

Selected Commissioned Works

2008
Stage design for the opera "LADY SARASHINA," (Music: Peter Eötvös / Director: Ushio Amagatsu), Opera, Lyon, France
2002
“Four Moons for Shiodome” Head office of Dentsu (Architectural Design: Jan Nouvel), Tokyo
1998
“Touching Down on Land and Touching Down on Water I, II, III, IV” VR Techno Center (Design: Richard Rogers), Gifu
1997-98
Stage design for the opera "Three Sisters," (Music: Peter Eötvös / Director: Ushio Amagatsu), Opera, Lyon, France