Born in Tokyo, Japan
B.F.A. Tokyo National University of Art. Tokyo, Japan. 1958
Resident of New York City since 1958
My Interest has been always shape and texture, shape of geometry and shape of nature.
Materials I choose are mostly organic natural materials. Paper, metal or sometimes pieces of woods.
I feel natural forms and textures have a reality that can not be competed by trying to paint or drawn by hand. I try to experiment and manipulate materials to create my own world.
I don’t try to tell stories of politics or social problems, my concern is purely art and visual stimulation.
1965 World House Gallery, New York City.
1965 North Truro Art Gallery, Massachusetts.
1972 Henri Gallery, Washington D.C.
1978 Charleston Art Museum of Sunrise, West Virginia.
1981 Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan.
1982 Gimpel+Hanover & Andre Emmerich Galerien, Zurich.
1992 Sakura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan.
2001 Denise Cade Gallery, New York City.
2003 Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany.
2003 Tamada Project, Tokyo, Japan.
2004 “Art Paris” by Denise Cade Gallery, Paris.
2007 Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany.
2009 Permutation-Variant-Structure: Curated by Elisabeth Akkerman,
Maiden Lane exhibition space, New York City
2009 NOMA GALLERY, San Francisco, CA
1962 Jerald Morris International Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
1964 Southampton Art Gallery East, New York City.
1964 “Old Hundred” Opening Exhibition. The Larry Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Conn.
1964 Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana.
1964 “Mortion & Movement” The Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
1965 “Five Painters” Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
1966 “Black & White” Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, Conn.
1974 “Tokyo International Biennale” Tokyo, Japan.
1979 Nancy Roth Gallery, Katonah, New York.
1980 “An American Flower Show” Curated by J. Frederic Cain. Heritage Plantation, Sandwich, Massachusetts.
1984 Robert Brown Contemporary Art, Washington D.C.
1987 “In the Natural World” Olympia & York, Park Ave Atrium, New York City.
1993 “A Moment Becomes Eternity” Curated by Michael Walls. Bergen Museum, NJ.
1994 Sakura Gallery. Nagoya, Japan.
1999 Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany.
2000 “Perceptions: Solitude Shared” Salena Gallery, Long Island University, New York.
2002 “20 Years Anniversary Show” Denise Cade Gallery, New York City.
2002 “Samadhi” Curated by Robert C. Morgan. Chelsea Art Museum. NYC.
2004 “Resounding Spirit” the Gibson Gallery, State University of NY at Potsdam, NY.
2004 “Monocromos, Variaciones Sobre El Tema” Curated by Barbara Rose. Museo Nacional Centre De Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.
2005 “Neutral” The Lab Gallery at Roger Smith, Curated by Robert C. Morgan. NYC.
2005 “Papier=Kunst 5” Neuen Kunstvereins Aschaffenburg, Germany.
2005 “Horsefeathers Etc..” Curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos, Tenri Foundation, NYC.
2006 “Honest Echo” Curated by J. Grace Rim, 2X13 Gallery, New York City.
2007 “Papierwelten” Galerie Renate Bender. Munich, Germany.
2007 “Optic Nerve: Perceptual Art of the 1960s” Curated by Joe Houston, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio.
2007 “Optical Edge” Curated by Robert C. Morgan, Pratt Institute Gallery, NYC.
2008 “New American Abstraction 1960-‘75” Gary Snyder Project Space, NYC.
2008-9 “The winter Salon – Works on Paper” Bjorn Ressle Gallery, NYC
2009 International Women Artists’ Biennale at Incheon, Korea.
The Larry Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Conn.
Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Florida.
Kemper Art Collection, Chicago, Illinois.
Roland Gibson Art Foundation, State University at Potsdam, New York.
Wellesley College Davis Museum, Wellesley, Mass.
2008 560 Broadway A New York Drawing Collection at Work,1991-2006
Yale University Art Gallery.
2007 Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany. Catalog by Elisabeth Clauss.
2007 The Optical Edge, Pratt Manhattan Gallery. By Robert C. Morgan
2007 Optic Nerve Perceptual Art of the 1960s. Columbus Museum of Art. By Joe Houston & Dave Hickey.
2005 Papier = Kunst 5. Neuen Kunstvereins, Aschaffenburg, Germany.
By Elisabeth Clauss.
2005 Horsefathers Etc., Tenri Foundation, NYC. By Thalia Vrachopoulos.
2004 Monocromos, Variaciones Sobre El Tema. Museo Nacional Centre De Arte,
Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain. By Barbara Rose.
2004 Resounding Spirit. Japanese Contemporary Art of the 1960s.
State University of NY at Potsdam, NY. By Reiko Tomii & Ming Tiampo.
2001 Art Press (April) by Robert C. Morgan.
2001 Tema Celeste (May-June) Intimate Art by Robert C. Morgan.
1992 Sakura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan. Catalog.
1981 Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan. Catalog by J. Frederick Cain.
1980 An American Flower Show. Heritage Plantation, Sandwich, Mass.
By J. Frederick Cain.
1978 The Charleston Gazette July 19. Charleston, W. VA.
1978 Charleston Daily Mail July 5. Charleston, W. VA.
1974 Tokyo International Biennale. New Image in Painting. Tokyo, Japan.
By Teruo Fujieda.
1964 Motion & Movement. The Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
1964 Old Hundred. The Larry Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Conn.
2003 Invitation by The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany, Conn.