Nobuyuki Tanaka

biography

1959 Born in Tokyo
1983 B.F.A., Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
1985 M.F.A., Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
2003 Received Takashimaya Art Award, Takashimaya Culture Foundation
Lives and works in Ishikawa

2012 Received the 18th MOA Mokichi Okada Prize craft arts section award

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1989
Gallery Yamaguchi, Tokyo (also in f90,f96)

1999
EXHIBITION SPACE, Tokyo

2004
Koichi Yanagi Oriental Fine Art Gallery, New York

2008
Koichi Yanagi Oriental Fine Art Gallery, New York

2009
Nizayama Forest Art Museum, Toyama

2010
Takashimaya Art Gallery X, Tokyo

2011
Koichi Yanagi Oriental Fine Art Gallery, New York

2014
Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions

1987
The 5th Asahi Contemporary Crafts Exhibition, Tokyo
Japanese Lacquerware|In Relation to Space, Wacoal Ginza Art Space, Tokyo

1988
LACQUER ART & CRAFT, Shibuya Seibu Craft Gallery, Tokyo

1989
Japan Design Competition Ishikawa, Ishikawa Industrial Exhibition Hall (also inf93)
Memorial Exhibition for Shigeo Miki, Exhibition Room of Tokyo
National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo

1991
Contemporary Sculpture|12 fresh artists|, KSP Gallery, Kanagawa
URUSHI WORK 1991, Shibuya Seibu Craft Gallery, Tokyo

1993
Nuances in Lacquer|70 Years of Innovations, Crafts Gallery, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

1994
Contemporary Japanese Lacquerware Artists, Studio Com, Kyoto
Vessels for Taste and Desire, Gallery Isogaya, Tokyo
Contemporary Japanese Lacquerware, Kanagawa Prefectural Hall Gallery
Spirit and Form of Asia|Material and Imagination|, NTT Credo Hall, Hiroshima
The Domain of the Medium, Crafts Gallery, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

1995
Three Dimensional Miniature Works|on the Wall, Gallery Maronie, Kyoto / Wacoal Ginza Art Space, Tokyo (also in f96,f97)
The Vision of Contemporary Art f95, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
Power of the Earth, Gallery of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Toride, Ibarakiv

1996
The Presentiment of Beauty, Takashimaya Art Gallery, Tokyo/ Osaka / Kyoto / Kanagawa
Rainbow and Shimmering Bridge : Contemporary Japanese Lacquerware, Japan Society Gallery, New York / Denver Museum of Art, Colorado
The 1st Japan-Korea Friendship Exhibition of Modern Lacquer Works, Lotte Art Gallery, Busan, Korea / Kanazawa City Cultural Hall, Ishikawa
Message to Those Yet To Be Born, Space Katachi, Tokyo
Contemporary Japanese Crafts, The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo
World Urushi Exhibition|Its Origin and Oresent, Fujita Vente Museum, Tokyo

1998
Nature as Object|The 3rd Australia International Craft Triennial, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
The 2nd Japan-Korea Friendship Exhibition of Modern Lacquer Works, Daejeon, Korea / Gallery Sowaka, Kyoto
Contemporary Fragrance Vessels, The Museum of Fragrance, Toyoda, Shizuoka

1999
The Genealogy of Craft Objects, Crafts Gallery, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

2000
Japanese Contemporary Urushi Art Exhibition, Museum Jan Van Der Togt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands / Ishikawa Wajima Urushi Art Museum
The International Asian Art Fair, New York (also in f01)
The 3rd Japan-Korea Friendship Exhibition of Modern Lacquer Works, Gwangju, Korea / Exhibition Space, Tokyo
Objets Plastiques, Ornaments, and Other Contemporary Works Classified into a Group between Crafts and Sculptures, Takaoka Art Museum, Toyama

2001
Art Works on the Desk Top IX, Contemporary Art NIKI, Tokyo
VISION : Selected Works from The Collection of Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi
life/art '01, SHISEIDO Gallery, Tokyo (also in f02,f03,f04)

2002
Traditional and Innovation : Ceramic and Lacquer, Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum

2003
New Movements in Craft I|Respective Forms|, Takashimaya Art Gallery, Tokyo/Kyoto
2003 Texture and Its Meaning, Kanazawa College of Art
Contemporary Progressive Crafts, Hiroshima Citizen's Interchange Plaza Gallery (also at Tanabe Municipal Museum of Art, Wakayama, inf04)

2004
Objects Intended for the Desk Top X, Contemporary Art NIKI, Tokyo
New Movements in Craft II|Respective Forms|, Takashimaya Art Gallery, Yokohama / Osaka / Nagoya
MODERN MASTERS & COLLECTION, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa

2005
Ars Nova|Between the Contemporary Avant-garde Art and the Crafts, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
life/art '05, SHISEIDO Gallery, Tokyo

2006
Station 2006 Vol.1 Sendai, The Eyes / Gaze of People Waiting, Sendai Station, Miyagi
Japan & Korea Lacquer Arts Exhibition, Tokyo National University Art Museum, Tokyo / Ishikawa Wajima Urushi Art Museum

2007
Uchu-Miezu, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichiv
Cheongju International Crafts Biennale 2007, Crafts: A Mode of Life, Cheongju, Korea
Roppongi Crossing 2007, Future Beats in Japanese Contemporary Art, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

2008
JAPAN! CULTURE{HYPER CULTURE Exhibition, Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

2010
First International Triennale of Kogei in Kanazawa,21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
China Hubei International Lacquer Triennial 2010, Hubei Museum of Art, China
AIZU URUSI ART FESTIVAL, Fukushima Museum

2011
Contemporary Japanese Lacquerware, Urasoe Art Museum, Okinawa
Silent Echoes;Collection 1, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Urusi Exhibition ;Style of New Lacquer , The Museum of Arts •Crafts, Itami
AIZU URUSI ART FESTIVAL2011, Fukushima

2012
The destination of the figurative arts|A material tells Rakusui-tei Museum of Art Exhibition,Toyama
The 18th MOA Mokichi Okada AwardFProspecting the Future of Nihonga and Kogei Grand Prix of Painting Section, MOA Museum of Art
New Footing Eleven Approaches to Contemporary Crafts, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
125 th Anniv.Event Tokyo University of the Arts, URUSI ART history and the future, Tokyo
AIZU URUSI ART FESTIVAL2012, Fukushima

2013
Kuroda Tatsuaki,Tanaka Nobuyuki|The Power of Lacquer, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art/Aichi
2013 International Lacquer Art Exhibition, Gukje Art Museum Keimyung University Korea
Hubei International Triennial of Lacquer Art 2013 WORLD OF GREAT LACQUER ORIGIN AND FLOWS, Hubei Museum of Art, China
Deployment of the present age craft, Kanazawa Yasue Gold Leaf Museum Ishikawa
Contemporary Kogei Styles in Japan, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Florida
The Audacious Eye: Japanese Art from the Clark Collections, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota


Selected Collections

Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
The Japan Foundation, Tokyo
The Museum of Fragrance, Toyoda, Shizuoka
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi
SHISEIDO Art House, Shizuoka
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa
Utatsuyama Craft Workshop, Ishikawa
Rakusui-tei Museum, Toyama
Metropolitan Museum, New York
Gitter-Yelen Foundation, New Orleans
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota
Victoria and Albert Museum, England
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England
Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany
Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, Hubei, China
JT International, Geneva, Switzerland


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