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  • 山口 晃
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  • YAMAGUCHI Akira

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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
    Award
  • 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

WORKS

    • Oil on Canvas, Originator UNKOKU Togan
    • 2015
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    • YAMAGUCHIYA ORIENNALE 2013
    • 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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EXHIBITIONS

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
2016
"Muromachi Resonance", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo (until 17th December)
"YAMAGUCHI Akira: MATSUYAMA SHIFT", The Museum of Art, Ehime (until 20th November)
"City Strollers in Dogo Onsen" Dogo Art 2016, Ehime (until 31st August, 2017)
"Umakagami", Equine Museum of Japan, Kanagawa (cat.)
2015
"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
2013
"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
2012
"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)
2011
"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
2010
"Tokyo Strollers", Ginza Mitsukoshi Exhibition Hall, Tokyo
"Inochimaru", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
2008
"Now, Oyamazaki... YAMAGUCHI Akira", Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum, Kyoto (cat.)
2007
"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.)
2006
"Lagrange Point", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
"Lagrange Point", C.Square, Chukyo University Art Gallery, Aichi
Senba Architecture Festival, "Kitano House×YAMAGUCHI Akira", Osaka
2005
"The Exhibition of YAMAGUCHI Akira", Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Exhibition Hall, Tokyo
"Review", TAKAHASHI collection, Tokyo
2004
"Shall we buy?", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
an illustration, "A Chrysanthemum lighthouse", NADiff,Tokyo, Japan
2003
"Akira Yamaguchi Exhibition' Exhibition", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
2002
"Records of Japanese-Sino War & Japanese-Russo War", NADiff, Tokyo
2001
"The joy of painting", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
2000
"YAMAGUCHI Akira Exhibition", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
1999
"Shakkei", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
1998
"The Tea-ceremony Room with Chair", Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
Group Exhibitions
2016
"Dispatch//Itabashi// Edo-Contemporary", Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo (3rd December 2016 until 9th January, 2017)
"TAKAHASHI COLLECTION: Mindfulness!", The Museum of Art, Kochi (3rd November until 22nd January, 2017)
"Ryusaku Tsunoda and Donald Keene: From Gunma to the World", Gunma Prefectural Museum of Literature in Commemoration of Bunmei Tsuchiya (until 11th December)
"Extended Remix: Contemporary Artitst Meet the Japanese Print>", Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, U.S.A., (until 8th January, 2017)
"Exposing Ikai- The Different World, Visitors in Past and Contemporary Art", Akita Museum of Art
"The Railway Art Museum", Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kanagawa
"TAKAHASHI COLLECTION", Kanaz Forest of Creation, Fukui
"SHUNPUTEI Ichinosuke × YAMAGUCHI Akira: An Introduction to Fun Rakugo", CAPSULE, Tokyo
UKAWA DOMMUNE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS "THE 100 JAPANESE CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS / season 4", YAMAMOTO GENDAI, Tokyo
Collection Exhibition Part.1, Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa
"Unimaginable by One Mind Alone: Exquisite Corpses from the William Green Collection of Japanese Prints", Mead Art Museum, Amherst, U.S.A.
"The Collection of the Takamatsu Art Museum" Exhibition Celebrating the Museum's Reopening A Concise Guide to Life with Japanese Contemporary Art, Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa
2015
"Fujisan: Faith and Arts", Yamanashi Prefectural Museum
"Hiroshima Trilogy: 70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing, Part II, A Bird's-eye View of the World", Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
"Excellent Techniques of Carving and Printing:?250th?Birth Anniversary of Multi-colored Print", Ukiyo-e Ota Memorial Museum of Art, Tokyo
"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
2014
"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.)
2013
"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.)
2012
"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.)
2011
"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.)
2010
"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.)
"AIDA Makoto + TENMYOUYA Hisashi + YAMAGUCHI Akira", TAKAHASHI COLLECTION, Tokyo
"neoteny japan -FROM TAKAHASHI COLLECTION", Yonago City Museum of Art, Tottori, traveled to: The Museum of Art, Ehime
2009
"ECHIGO-TSUMARI ART TRIENNALE", Nigitaga
"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
2008
"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
2007
"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.)
2006
"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
2005
"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.)
2004
"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.)
2003
"TREASURE for TREASURE : A Treasure Exchange Project with six Artists", Sumida Riverside Hall Gallery, Tokyo (cat.)
2002
"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.)
2001
"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
2000
"Five continents and one city", Museum of Mexico City, Mexico
"Department Store of Contemporary Art",Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art, Yamanashi (cat.)
1999
"A Window, Inside and Outside", Gwangju City Art Museum, Gwangju, South Korea (cat.)
Inoue Gallery, Tokyo
1998
Inoue Gallery, Tokyo
1997
"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
    "Fuji-hokuroku Sankei Mandara" Fujisan National Heritage Center, Yamanashi