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  • 山口 晃
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  • 1969 Born in Tokyo, Japan and grown up in Kiryu City, Gumna、Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1996 Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, MA in oil painting
  • 1994 Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, BA in oil painting
  • 2013 The 12th KOBAYASHI Hideo Award for his book “Hen na Nihon Bijutsushi”
  • 2001 Runner-up Prize The 4th Taro Okamoto Memorial Award for Contemporary Art


    • Oil on Canvas, Originator UNKOKU Togan
    • 2015
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    • 2013
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    • Unforgettable Electric Poles
    • 2012
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    • Dewy Tram Through the Alleyways
    • 2010
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    • Shitenno (Four Heavenly Kings) "Komokuten"
    • 2006
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    • Department Store: New Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi
    • 2004
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    • "French Heavy Cavalry" from "Records of Japanese-Sino War & Japanese-Russo War"
    • 2002
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    • Horse Stable
    • 2001
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    • Postmodern Silly Battle
    • 1999
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Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
"YAMAGUCHI Akira: Kisha to Katana (Steam Train and Sword)", Kirishima Open Air Museum, Kagoshima
"YAMAGUCHI Akira: Stepping Back to Seek the Underneath", Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki
"YAMAGUCHI Akira: An Almost Complete Career Overview- From Early Childhood Drawings to Recent Work", Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi, Gunma (cat.)
"Yamaguchi Akira", Niigata City Art Museum, Niigata
"Yamaguchi Akira", Sogo Museum of Art, Kanagawa
"Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, I am Yamaguchi Akira.", Museum "Eki" Kyoto, Kyoto
"TOKIORE(I)MIX", Maison Hermes 8F Le Forum, Tokyo (-May 13)
"TOKAIDO LANDSCAPES, The Path from Hiroshige to Contemporary Artists", The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka
"SINGA-PLANET", Japan Creative Center, Singapore
"City Strollers", Fukuoka Mitsukoshi Gallery, Fukuoka
"Tokyo Strollers", Ginza Mitsukoshi Exhibition Hall, Tokyo
"Inochimaru", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
"Now, Oyamazaki... YAMAGUCHI Akira", Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum, Kyoto (cat.)
"This Time, It's Musha-e!", Nerima Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (cat.)
"Art de Sauro:Aida Makoto/Yamaguchi Akira", The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo (cat.)
"Lagrange Point", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
"Lagrange Point", C.Square, Chukyo University Art Gallery, Aichi
Senba Architecture Festival, "Kitano House×YAMAGUCHI Akira", Osaka
"The Exhibition of YAMAGUCHI Akira", Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Exhibition Hall, Tokyo
"Review", TAKAHASHI collection, Tokyo
"Shall we buy?", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
an illustration, "A Chrysanthemum lighthouse", NADiff,Tokyo, Japan
"Akira Yamaguchi Exhibition' Exhibition", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
"Records of Japanese-Sino War & Japanese-Russo War", NADiff, Tokyo
"The joy of painting", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
"YAMAGUCHI Akira Exhibition", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
"Shakkei", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
"The Tea-ceremony Room with Chair", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
Group Exhibitions
"A Bird's Eye View of the World", Borderless Art Museum NO-MA, Shiga
" TAKAHASHI COLLECTION: Mirror Neuron", Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
"The Ohara Museum of Art -Journeys to Masterpieces", Shizuoka City Museum of Art
"Art of Laughter", The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki
"Conversations through the Asian collections", Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (thru Oct 15, 2015)
"Master Pieces from Ohara Museum of Art", Akita Museum of Modern Art, Akita
"Hiroshige's 'The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido' and Contemporary Artists", Muse'e Bernard Buffet, Shizuoka
"'15th Anniversary Urawa Art Museum Artist Show: image no yukue", Urawa Art Museum, Saitama (cat.)
"Takahashi Collection 2014 Mindfulness!", Nagoya City Art Museum, Aichi (cat.)
"Takahashi Collection Mindfulness!", Sapporo Art Park, Hokkaido (cat.)
"Ukiyo-e POP", Shizuoka Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art, Shizuoka
"Ohara Contemporary", Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama (cat.)
"Roppongi Hills and Mori Art Museum 10th Anniversary Exhibition, All You Need Is LOVE: From Chagall to Kusama and Hatsune Miku", Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (cat.)
"PAINTED CAPITALS-Cityscapes of Kaifeng", Hangzhou, Kyoto and Edo, Okura Museum of Art, Tokyo (cat.)
"Wonderful My Art- Selected artist from TAKAHASHI COLLECTION", Kawaguchiko Museum of Art, Yamanashi (cat.)
"From attractive - Meiji of watercolor Mizue to the present age -", Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa (cat.)
"ZIPANGU-The Surge of Japanese Contemporary Art", The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum. Niigata (cat.)
"Masterpieces from the Ohara Museum of Art", Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido (cat.)
"Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan", Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia, traveled to Haifa Museums (Haifa Museum of Art, Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art) (cat.)
"Edo Pop: the Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints", The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
"CAFE in Mito 2011-Relationships in Color", The Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki
"Japan: a tradition of innovation", Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Canada
"ZIPANGU-31 spirited artists cutting through new territories of Japanese contemporary art", Takashimaya Nihonbashi exhibition Hall (8F), Tokyo (cat.)
"The Origin of 20", The Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Shimonoseki City Art Museum, Yamaguchi & 2 other venues (cat.)
"The Most Requested Top 30/ 10 Years of TAKAHASHI COLLECTION", TABLOID GALLERY, Tokyo
"Bye Bye Kitty", Japan Society, New York, U.S.A.(cat.)
"Narrative Paintings", The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Niigata
"ROBOT and ARTS: Visual Images in the 20th Century Japan", Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori, traveled to Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art (cat.)
17th Biennale of Sydney "The Beauty of Distance; Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age", Sydney, Australia (cat.)
"neoteny japan -FROM TAKAHASHI COLLECTION", Yonago City Museum of Art, Tottori, traveled to: The Museum of Art, Ehime
"neoteny japan -FROM TAKAHASHI COLLECTION", The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, traveled to: the Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Akita Museum of Modern Art, Akita
"WAR & ART", Terror and Simulacrum of Beauty, Calerie Aube, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto
"JAPAN CAR", Cite des sciences et de L'industrie, Paris,s France, traveled to : Science Museum, London, U.K.
"neoteny japan -FROM TAKAHASHI COLLECTION", Kirishima Open Air Museum, Kagoshima, traveled to: Sapporo Art Park, Hokkaido (cat.)
"ORDER RECEIVED", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
"Off the Rails", Mizuma & One Gallery, Beijing, China (cat.)
"Another landscape: from Mori Art Collection", Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Takahashi Collection, Tokyo
"Nihonga Metsubou-ron", C.Square, Chukyo University Art Gallery, Aichi
"Heroes in Warror Paintings", Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum, Nagano (cat.)
"The Vision of Contemporary Art 2007", The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo (cat.)
"NIPPON vs FINEART-Striving for Identity in the Context of Western art", Osaka City Museum of Art, Shinsaibashi Temporary Exhibition Space, Osaka
"Art and Object: Affinity of the Jomon and the Contemporary", Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori
Comtemporary Forms -Life & Art -: "The forms of Intoxication", Higashihiroshima City Museum of Art, Hiroshima
"Kimura Naomichi + Art and Play", The Museum of Modern Art Saitama, Saitama
"Rising Sun, Melting Moon: Contemporary Art from Japan", The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
"Looking for Utopia: Beyond the Imagination", The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Niigata (cat.)
"Villa YURINSO Special Open : AIDA Makoto / OZAWA Tsuyoshi / YAMAGUCHI Akira", Ohara Museum of Art Yurinso, Okayama (cat.)
"The World of Matchbox Labels", The Okayama Prefectual Museum of Art, Okayama (cat.)
"The Elegance of Silence : Contemporary Art from East Asia", Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (cat.)
"OFFICINA ASIA",Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy (cat.)
"20th Anniversary Exhibition : The Copy Age - From Duchamp through Warhol to Morimura-", The Museum of Modern Art Shiga, Shiga (cat.)
"Mediarena : contemporary art from Japan", Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand (cat.)
"Living Together is Easy", Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, travelling to : The National Galleryof Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (cat.)
"MOT Annual 2004 : Where do I come from? Where am I going?", Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo (cat.)
"TREASURE for TREASURE : A Treasure Exchange Project with six Artists", Sumida Riverside Hall Gallery, Tokyo (cat.)
"TANAGOKORO 8", roentgenwerke, Tokyo
"Japan in Blekinge, Olofstrom Art Exhibition Hall", Blekinge, Sweden
"New Edition! Japanese Art-Other Inheritors of Jaoanese Tradition", Yamanashi Prefectual Museum of Art, Yamanashi (cat.)
"The 4th Exhibition of the Taro Okamoto Memorial Award for Contemporary Art", Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki, Kanagawa
"S(h)itting in the mirror", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
"Five continents and one city", Museum of Mexico City, Mexico
"Department Store of Contemporary Art",Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, Yamanashi (cat.)
"A Window, Inside and Outside", Gwangju City Art Museum, Gwangju, South Korea (cat.)
Inoue Gallery, Tokyo
Inoue Gallery, Tokyo
"KOTATSU-SCHOOL", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo/dd>
"WALKING MUSEUM", Shinjuku Takashimaya TIMES SQUARE, Tokyo

Public Collection

    Museum Collection
    Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa
    Equine Museum of Japan, Kanagawa
    The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka
    Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama
    The Museum of Modern Art Shiga, Shiga
    Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
    Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum, Kyoto
    Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

    Public Art
    Geriatric Hospital Through the Ages, The Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital, Tokyo
    Fusuma Painting Dedication to the Yorinansho-in, Byodo-in Temple, Kyoto
    "Five Dragons", Ceiling Painting, Seian-ji Temple, Gifu
    "Subway Diagram" Nishiwaseda Station, Tokyo Metro, Tokyo
    "Narita International Airport: View of Flourishing New South Wing" and "Narita International Airport: Various Curious Scenes of Airplanes", Narita International Airport, Terminal 1 South Wing 4th Floor, Chiba
    "One Hundred Unusual Scenes of Osaka Trams", Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau, Osaka
    "Staircase of Amusements", Shizuoka Cancer Center, Shizuoka
    "Genetics in Comics" Science Museum, Tokyo