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Biography

1968           Born in Yokohama, Japan

1993           BFA in Fine Arts, Japanese Painting Departement, Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan

1995           MFA in Fine Arts, Japanese Painting Departement, Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan

 

1995-1996   Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Marseille, France

 

1999            MFA in Media Art and Technology, University of Paris VIII, Saint-Denis, France

 

2000-2002  Stayed in Paris under a grant from Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japanese Government 

 

2006            Lecturer at the French National School of Fine Arts in Marseille

                    Live and work in Paris 

Selected Projects
and 

Collections

2022 

Donation  “Air (Gabi)” , Musée Cernuschi / Paris

2021

・ACA Project, Conference at l'AFAO(l’Association Française des Amis de l'Orient) , Paris


2018

・Folding Screen, Eclipse Platine, residence of Kenzo Takada , Paris

2017

・Permanent collection, Seascape, Colorscape #1-#6, Paris Braunch of Mitsubishi Corporation, Paris

2015

・Hand bag “Polochon”, Shorin-zu, Collaboration with DOGNIN, Paris

2014

・Wall painting, Eclipse, Paris Miki London, London

2013

・Wall painting, Shadows, residence of Kenzo Takada, Paris

2012

・Competition of Valenciennes culture center with Moreau Kusunoki Architects (not appointed), Paris

2012

・Sensu, japanese folding fan and Gakuya Noren, entrance curtains of Kabuki backstage for Chusha Ichikawa (Teruyuki Kagawa), Tokyo
 
2011

・Permanent collection, vertical waves, Temple Ryugenji, Tokyo

2011

・Natsume, tea box for collaboration with Hanako Miwa, Paris

2010

・Permanent collection, Folding Screen, residence of Katsuhisa Otsuka residence, Tokyo
 
2009

・Permanent collection, Shadows, Nishi Shuzou, Kagoshima
 
2006

・image/paysage/mouvement, workshop, Ecole supérieure des beaux-arts de Marseille, Marseille

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022

・Akira KUGIMACHI Solo Exposition "New Works"

                        / Isetan Shinjyuku Gallery (Tokyo)

2020 

・Air series, Private residence at Niseko

・Air series, Shadows series,  Private residence at Matsushima 

・Air series, Shadows series,  Collection of Aman residence (Mori Building), Tokyo

2020

・Elpis, Pierre-Yves Caër, Paris

2019

・Akira KUGIMACHI The Works – 2019, Abeno Harukas Kintetsu, Osaka

2018

・Elewhon, Gallery Art Composition, Tokyo

2017

・Re-génération, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo

2016

・“Akira Kugimachi” Fujisaki Art Gallery, Sendai

2015

・Bifröst, Tobi Art Fair 2014, Tokyo Bijutsu-Club, Tokyo

・Eclipse, Art Fair Tokyo 2014, Tokyo

2014

・Snowscape colors, Shibuya Tokyu, Tokyo

・Kyoto Art Fair -Air&Snowscape-, Akira Kugimachi, Miyakomesse, Kyoto

・Snowscape+constellation, Tazu Art, Kyoto

2013

・Akira KUGIMACHI -Snowscape-, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo

・Snowscape, Art Fair Tokyo 2013, Tokyo

・“Akira Kugimachi – Snowscape” Gallery Espace Kyoto, Nagoya

2012

・Snowscape, Art Fair Tokyo 2012, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo

・Akira KUGIMACHI, Gallery Espace, Nagoya

・Ichigo-ichie, Shinseido Gallery, Tokyo

2011

・Lightscape (Seasons), Nihonbashi Takashimaya, Tokyo

・Art Fair Tokyo 2011, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo

2010

・Watergrass and sky, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo

・Akira KUGIMACHI, Art Gallery Tsuruya, Kumamoto

・Akira KUGIMACHI, Art Gallery Keio Departement Store Shinjuku, Tokyo

2009

・Lightscape Spectrum, Gallery Shorewood, Tokyo

・Akira KUGIMACHI – Lux Aeterna-, Art Gallery Fujisawa Saikaya, Kanagawa

・Akira KUGIMACHI, Yamagataya, Kagoshima

・Art Fair Tokyo 2009 -Shadows + Lightscape-, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo

・Tobi Art Fair 2009, Trees + Seascape, Tokyo Bijutsu-Club, Tokyo

2008

・Akira KUGIMACHI – Lux Aeterna-, Takanawa-kai, Prince Hôtel Takanawa, Tokyo

・Akira KUGIMACHI – Seascape Daylight-, Seibu Ikebukuro Art Forum, Tokyo

・Akira KUGIMACHI – Seascape & Trees-, Daiwa, Toyama

・Light Scape, Art Fair Tokyo 2008, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo

2007

・Akira KUGIMACHI, Elgala, Fukuoka

・Akira KUGIMACHI -the artists of 21st Century-, Saikaya Fujisawa, Kanagawa

・Art Fair Tokyo 2007-Waves-, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo

・Tobi Art Fair 2007 -Seascape-, Tokyo Bijutsu-Club, Tokyo

2006

・Akira KUGIMACHI New Paintings, Gallery Shorewood, Tokyo

・Paysage / Mouvement / Image, Landscape / Movement / Image, Galerie Laurence Belle, Paris

・Akira KUGIMACHI New Paintings -Light Scape-, Gallery Shinseido, Tokyo

2003

・Infinity Waves, Gallery Shinseido, Tokyo

1999

・Dismantling Utopia, Galerie Point Jal, Paris

1995

・Akira KUGIMACHI, Gallery Surugadai, Tokyo

1991

・Akira KUGIMACHI, Hachioji, Tokyo

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023

Dystopia Transition from Memory : (Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visons) / ARTFRONT GALLERY, Tokyo

Dialogue of Painting and Ceramics / Musee Cernuschi (Paris)

2022

・”Matsumoto Architecture +Art Festival”, Matsumoto, Nagano

・The Brilliance of Contemporary Japanese Paintings / Niimi Art Museum / Niimi, Okayama 

                                     

2019

・Art Paris 2019, Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery, Paris

・Art Fair Tokyo 2019, Gallery Art Composition, Tokyo

 

2018

・Renaissance contemporaine / Contemporary Renaissance, Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery, Paris

・Cabinet Da-End 08, Galerie Da-end, Paris

・France Japon, Gallery Dutko Bonaparte, Paris

・Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London

 

2017

・I LOVE TAIWAN, Whitestone Gallery Taipei, Taiwan

・Collection de Galerie / Gallery collection, Gallery Dutko Bonaparte, Paris

・L’Aurore de Paysage / The Dawn of Landscape, VILLA 88, Bordeaux

・Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London

・Symbiose/Symbiosis, Gallery Insighter, Paris

・So to Zo 2017, Tokyo Bijutsu Club, Tokyo, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Osaka, Nagoya

 

2016

・Delight the beauty of Japan [In Praise of Shadows], YAMAGIWA TOKYO, Tokyo

・Paysages Subjectifs / Subjective Landscape , Musee Iancelevici, La Louvière, Belgium

・PAD(Paris Art+Design), Gallery Dutko Bonaparte, Paris

・Encounters, Gallery Dutko Bonaparte, London

・So to Zo, Toobi Art Museum, Tokyo

 

2015

・Collection gallery, Gallery Dutko Bonaparte, Paris

Mode Nippone V, Artcurial, Paris

・DOGNIN – Regards croisés sur le Polochon/ Crossed look at Polochon, Paris

・Ombre et lumière / Shadow and light, Galerie Dutko, Paris

・Art Elysées 2015, Pavillons avenue des Champs-Élysées, Paris

・“RINPA 400th MEMORIAL EXHIBITION”

 

2013

・Ku kai 3 Gallery Kunimatsu, Tokyo

・“Contemporary japanese ink painting” The National Art Museum, Tokyo

 

2012

・A force de regarder au lieu de voir / By dint of looking instead of seeing, Art-Cade, Galerie des Grands Bains Douches de la Plaine, Marseille

・“Nihonbashi kai 2012” Onward Gallery, Tokyo

・“Ku kai 2” Gallery Kunimatsu, Tokyo

・“MASURAO japanese peinting” Osaka Takashimaya Art Gallery

2011

・Group Horizon, Nihonbashi Takashimaya, Tokyo

・Ku kai, Gallery Kunimatsu, Tokyo

・Tragique du Paysage/ Tragic of the Landscape, Galerie Eric Mircher, Paris

・Sennen no kai, Onward Gallery, Tokyo

 

2010

・Shinpükai, Shinseido Gallery, Tokyo

・Sennenno-kai, Onward Galerie Nihonbashi, Tokyo

・0+SM+3GO, Galerie Shorewood, Tokyo

 

2009

・Petit tableaux / Small paintings, Onward Galerie Nihonbashi, Tokyo

・2016 Exhibition, Promo-Arte Gallery/ Tokyo Metropolitan Government / Takeo / Galerie Ginza / Galerie Bokushin, Tokyo

・Art Gallery Fair Kyoto, Miyako Messe, Kyoto

・Sennenno-kai, Onward Gallery Nihonbashi, Tokyo

・Gingano-kai Ⅲ, Gallery Taigado, Kyoto

・Ceux qui ont choisi Paris -Les talents venus de l’Est / Those who chose Paris – Talents from the East, Galerie Orenda, Paris

 

2008

・Petit tableaux / Small paintings, Onward Gallery Nihonbashi, Tokyo

・Nihonbashi-kai 2008, Onward Gallery Nihonbashi, Tokyo

・Sennenno-kai, Onward Gallery Nihonbashi, Tokyo

“Nocturne in Ginza” Gallery Yamashita, Tokyo

 

2007

・Petit tableaux / Small paintings, Onward Gallery Nihonbashi, Tokyo

・Star of Millennium, Seibu Ikebukuro, Tokyo / Sogo Shinsaibashi, Osaka / Sogo Kobe, Hyogo

・Nihonbashi-kai 2007, Onward Gallery Nihonbashi, Tokyo

・Art Shanghai 2007, Shanghai mart, China

・Chicago Red Art Fair 2007, Lorado Taft Studio Midway, Chicago

 

2006

・Star of Millennium, Seibu Ikebukuro, Tokyo / Sogo Shinsaibashi, Osaka / Sogo Kobe, Hyougo

・Art Gallery Fair Kyoto, Miyako Messe, Kyoto

2002

・Horizont 21, Gallery Shiraishi, Tokyo

2001

・“Horizont 21” Gallery Shiraishi, Tokyo

1998

・Atelier Portes Ouvertes de Belleville / Atelier Open house day at Bellville, Paris

1996

・Escale / Stopover, Galerie des Beaux-Arts de Marseille, Marseille

1994

・Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition, Ueno-no-Mori Museum, Toyko

・Axe, Gallery Surugadai, Tokyo

1993

・Takifuji Art Award Gallery Tokyo Wall, Tokyo

1992

・Exhibition Soga, Nihonbashi Takashimaya, Tokyo

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