Exhibitions

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[Fukuoka] Ko MIYAZAKI Sculpture Exhibition “The World of Wax Casting” - October 14th (Sat) - October 29th (Sun), 2023 -

《Space》(A piece of work) Bronze H51.18 in


Ko MIYAZAKI Sculpture Exhibition “The World of Wax Casting”
October 14th (Sat) - October 29th (Sun), 2023

10:00am-6:00pm (Open every day during the event)
Venue: MIZOE ART GALLERY FUKUOKA
1-2-5 Jigyohama, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City
TEL:092-738-5655
The artist will be at the gallery on 14th(Sat), 15th(Sun), 16th(Mon), 27th(Fri), 28th(Sat), 29th(Sun) October
*Only on 16th(Mon), the artist will be in the gallery until 5:00pm.

There are not many artists in Japan who work with bronze sculptures, especially with the unfamiliar technique of wax casting. The form is molded with heated wax, and through various steps, it is directly replaced by a bronze sculpture. The materials and techniques used have had a profound influence on the forms created by Miyazaki. At the same time, he has long been involved in the study of Buddhist statues, and the he has reverence for materials that remain for hundreds of years gives his work a pleasant sense of tension. At his 2018 solo exhibition, Miyazaki said, “Now that I have worked with a variety of materials, including wood and stone as well as bronze, I want to break free of all restraints and enter the realm of free production”, and so, many of his new works are abstract in nature. About 30 works will be exhibited. Please come and have a look.
Mizoe Art Gallery, Kazunobu Abe

Ko MIYAZAKI
Born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1958. Graduated with Bachelors of Fine Arts from Saga University, Finished Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture from University of Tsukuba, studied at Brera Academia in Italy as a scholarship student of Rotary Club International `84-`86, studied abroad in Certaldo, Italy `10-`11
Currently: Honorary Professor of Chiba University
(30 Sep 2023)
[Tokyo] Tamie OKUYAMA Exhibition - October 7th (Sat) - October 22nd (Sun), 2023 -


《Pink Sky》Oil on canvas 18.08 x 14.10 in 2023

Tamie OKUYAMA Exhibition
October 7th (Sat) - October 22nd (Sun), 2023

10:00am-6:00pm (Open every day during the event)
Venue: MIZOE ART GALLERY TOKYO
3-19-16 Denenchofu, Ota-ku, Tokyo 145-0071
TEL 03-3722-6570

Talk Event
Date & Time: October 7th (Sat), 16:00 ~
*Reservations required in advance
*The event will be followed by a small reception.

Tamie Okuyama has been depicting the mysteries of nature and life using motifs of the sun, clouds, sea, and mountains. In this exhibition, flowers appear on the canvas for the first time in a while. Flowers interact with insects and change their form depending its type. Okuyama is fascinated by the still-unresolved mysteries of the evolution and ecology of flowers. Okuyama, who believes that everything spanning from microorganisms to the stars of the universe, including humans, are all part of a single cosmic continuum of life, extends his imagination to the world beyond our galaxy. The blooming flowers in his new work "Pink Sky" form a landscape full of life on a planet yet to be seen. This is the first solo exhibition of Okuyama's work held in Japan in four years. Please enjoy the world of works created from the eyes of Tamie Okuyama.
Mizoe Art Gallery, Kazunobu Abe

Tamie OKUYAMA
1969 Graduated with a Fine Arts Degree from Tokyo University of the Arts.
1992 Received 35th Yasui Award.
2005 Became a professor of Onomichi University, Hiroshima.
2010 Received the 31st Hiroshima Culture Prize.
2012 Retired from Onomichi University.
Currently an honorary professor at Onomichi University and resides in Tokyo
Her works are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art Saitama, Yokohama Museum of Art, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Ishii Collection of Tsukuba University, and others.
(21 Sep 2023)
We will participate in ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA 2023!


ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA

Mizoe Art Gallery will be exhibiting at ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA 2023!

"ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA" is the only art fair with an Asian concept, held in Fukuoka since 2015. This year, the 8th event, will be held at MARINE MESSE FUKUOKA Hall B.
The number of 117 galleries and 9 companies and organisations from Japan and abroad will gather in Fukuoka, the gateway to Asia, for a fair filled with the charm and excitement of Asian art.
Mizoe Art Gallery will exhibit works by six artists. We hope you will enjoy the world of art where young passion and rich experience intersect and move your heart.

【Ticket and other details】
https://artfair.asia/

【Venue】
MARINE MESSE FUKUOKA Hall B
Address:2-1 Okihama-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City Tel: 092-262-5111
https://www.marinemesse.or.jp/messe-b/

【Boot】
Unlimited Section【N28】


【Ticket and other details】
https://artfair.asia/

【Exhibiting Artist】
Gyoji NOMIYAMA/ Tomonori TOYOFUKU / Takahide KOMATSU /
Nami SHIBATA / Takashi YATOJI / Chisato MATSUMOTO

Gyoji NOMIYAMA

〈Wherever〉Oil on canvas 2018 28.77×32 in

Tomonori TOYOFUKU

〈Living things〉Wood Sculpture Mahogany 1996  45.66×12.99×70.86 in

Takahide KOMATSU

〈Dancing Butterflies and moths〉Aacryl, gold leaf on canvas 2023 45.94 × 28.62 in

Nami SHIBATA

〈Untitled〉Oil on canvas 2022 17.91 × 14.96 in

Takashi YATOJI

〈Carl〉Panel, gesso, acrylic paint 2023 63.77×63.77 in

Chisato MATSUMOTO

〈beyond the stars〉Cloth and thread 2021 
70.86×W511.81×D149.60 in
(27 Aug 2023)
[Fukuoka] Kazutaka Shioi, Solo Show - Breath of Light- August 19th (Sat) - September 3rd (Sun)

Kazutaka Shioi  Specimen of SHA-KO-SEKI
SKSS-007 detail. 2022


Kazutaka Shioi, Solo Show - Breath of Light-
Dates: 2023, August 19th (Sat) - September 3rd (Sun)

Kazutaka Shioi Exhibition
Dates: 2023, August 19th (Sat) - September 3rd (Sun)
Opening hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (open daily during the exhibition period)
The artist will be present on the folloiwing dates: 8/19, 20, 26, 27, 9/2, 3
Gallery Talk Event 8/19 (Sat) 14:00 - 15:00
Workshop 8/26 (Sat) 《Reservation in advance required》

Kazutaka Shioi's SHA-KO-SEKI (light reflecting stone) allows one to "hold on to the light of memory”. Pointing to stones of various sizes, all clad in soft colors, Shioi remarks, "These are actually photographs”. He says he walks around mountains, oceans, and temples in search of beautiful natural light, takes photographs of sunlight filtering through trees and surfaces of water, prints them onto Japanese paper, and attaches them to the stones to create his artworks. He turns momentary experiences and emotions into artworks that last forever. Now, as part of a project to connect the world through Sho-Ka-Seki, he uses photographs taken by other people as material for his works. In this exhibition, there will be works of unprecedented scales and new creations. Please come and enjoy the ever-evolving world of Kazutaka Shioi.
Kazunobu Abe, Mizoe Art Gallery

Kazutaka Shioi
Kazutaka Shioi
Born in Miyazaki Prefecture in 1987 and currently resides in Munakata City, Fukuoka Prefecture. He completed his graduate studies at Fukuoka University of Education (Master of Arts in Education). In 2022, his work "SHA-KO-SEKI" was dedicated to the Munakata-taisha shrine, a World Heritage site.
https://www.kazutaka-shioi.com/
Supported by Uku Art Fund


《Turn your memorable photos into "SHA-KO-SEKI"!》

We will be holding a workshop to create "SHA-KO-SEKI", led by the artist Kazutaka Shioi.

SHA-KO-SEKI is an object made with light. Kazutaka Shioi fixes onto stones the "light of memory" from photographs of landscapes taken by people. In this workshop, participants will bring their own photos full of memories to create for themselves an original SHA-KO-SEKI.

August 26th, 2023 (Saturday)
〈Time〉14:00 - 16:00 (about 2 hours)
〈Place〉MIZOE ART GALLERY, Main Wing
〈Fee〉9,000 yen (tax included, cash/credit card accepted)
〈Capacity〉8 people (reservations in advance required, first-come-first-served basis)
〈Recommended for〉Ages 5 and up (parents and children are welcome)
https://forms.gle/f5r8FNgJA2axC5r19

〈Contact〉MIZOE ART GALLERY, Fukuoka
TEL 092-738-5655
https://mizoe-gallery.com/
(29 Jul 2023)
[Tokyo] Chisato MATSUMOTO Exhibition - Ren - Aug 5th(Sat) – Aug 27th(Sun), 2023

2018 Cloth and thread
H110.23×W78.74×D78.74 in.


Chisato MATSUMOTO Exhibition - Ren -
August 5th(Sat) – August 27th (Sun), 2023

Summer holidays: August 13th (Sun) - August 15th (Tue)
10:00am-6:00pm
Venue: MIZOE ART GALLERY TOKYO

Chisato Matsumoto finds new ways of expression by using the traditional dyeing method of shibori-zome, not to dye objects but by focusing on the beauty of form that emerges in its process and turning it into sculptural pieces and installations that make full use of space. The scale and dynamism of the art works makes it seem as though each piece is its own entity, multiplying, eroding, and continuing endlessly.
The theme, “the individual and the crowd”, reflects her unique perspective on the grain like forms, in which she turns them into humans. In doing so, she explores the culture and identity of the traditional shibori-zome method, as well as the energy of the modern world through the abstract experience of space.
Matsumoto frees herself by focusing all her energy on the act of shibori, using a single thread to sew together a single piece of fabric, turning it into form. Having learned about shibori-zome for the first time at the age of 19 and continuously being captivated by its beauty ever since, Matsumoto Chisato holds her first solo exhibition. Please look forward to it.
Kazunobu Abe, Mizoe Art Gallery


Talk Event *Please come dressed in yukata!
Date & Time: Saturday, August 5th, 2023, 15:30 start
Hideko Kariya (Proprietress, Denenchofu Shuya)、
Chisato Matsumoto (Artist)


《beyond the stars》2022年 At Yushokan in Miyazaki Prefecture  Cloth and thread H70.86×W511.81×D149.60in.



《Imagine the crowd Ⅱ》2019  Cloth and thread
H110.23×W114.17×D2.36 in.


Chisato Matsumoto
Born in 1994 in Hiroshima city
Hiroshima City University Ph.D in Fine Arts
Award of excellence and purchase of work at the 21st Hiroshima City University Faculty of Arts Graduation Work Exhibition
Tokyo Midtown Award 2017, award of excellence
Roppongi Art Night 2018 at Tokyo Midtown
Art Fair Tokyo 2019 Future Artists Tokyo exhibition at Tokyo International Forum
‘Rokko meets Art’ Art Walk 2020, second prize for general admissions
Azure Hiroshima Base Opening Ceremony Art exhibition, Hiroshima/Azure Hiroshima Base Office 2000
(12 Jul 2023)
[Fukuoka] In Memoriam Gyoji Nomiyama exhibition July 22nd (Sat) - August 12th (Sat), 2023

Untitled  2023



In Memoriam Gyoji Nomiyama exhibition
July 22nd(Sat) – August 12th (Sat), 2023

10:00am-6:00pm (Open every day during the event)
Venue MIZOE ART GALLERY FUKUOKA

On the morning of June 22, Mr. Gyoji Nomiyama passed away at the age of 102. To express our sincerest condolences as well as appreciation, we will be holding a memorial exhibition. Exhibited works will range from his early works to those created in his final years. We hope this will offer you a glimpse into the life of Gyoji Nomiyama, who remained a painter until the very end.
Kazunobu Abe, Mizoe Art Gallery

Memorial Farewell Party
Date & Time: July 22nd, 2023 (Sat), 14:00-16:00

Venue: Hotel Okura Fukuoka, 4th floor "Heian-no-Ma”
Organised by Nomiyama Gyoji Foundation
(11 Jul 2023)
[Tokyo] Yasuhide Moriyama Exhibition - Beyond Anti-Art- July 8th (Sat) – July 23rd(Sun), 2023

《Ode to Alumina 18-2》Oil and resin on canvas 76.37×63.77in 1990

Yasuhide Moriyama Exhibition -Beyond Anti-Art-
July 8th (Sat) – July 23rd (Sun), 2023

10:00am-6:00pm (Open every day during the event)
Venue: MIZOE ART GALLERY TOKYO

Avant guard art was at its height during the 1960’s, with different movements happening all over Japan. The Kyushu school of anti-art from Fukuoka was especially influential in the development of the anti-art group called “Shudan Kumo”, which was formed in Kitakyushu city. Yasuhide Moriyama, who was a prominent member of this group was arrested as a result of their increasingly extreme and provocative performances. At the end of a 3-year long trial, Moriyama left the court room declaring he will “go back to being a painter”. After 15 years of silence, Moriyama began to create art again, leaving an innumerable amount of work since.
This exhibition will have around 27 of his works from each series he has done since 1987, displaying the trajectory of Moriyama’s art.
Kazunobu Abe, Mizoe Art Gallery

Moriyama Yasuhide
Born in 1936 in Yahata city (current Kitakyushu city, Yahata Higashi ward). “Shudan-Kumo” formed in 1968. “Yasuhide Moriyama Dismantling and Regeneration” exhibition held at the Kitakyushu city museum in 2018. Residing in Kitakyushu city.


《By the waterfront 01》 Oil and resin on board 11.81×23.62in 2008

Talk event “Shudan-Kumo and Yasuhide Moriyama”
Date and time: July 8th (Sat), starting at 17:00
Cast for the Talk event :
Yoshitaka Mōri (Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School of Global Arts)
Keiichi Miyakawa (Director at GALLERY SOAP)
Host: Kazunobu Abe (Senior managing Director at Mizoe Art Gallery)


Yoshitaka Mōri


Keiichi Miyakawa
(27 Jun 2023)
[Fukuoka] Chisato MATSUMOTO Exhibition - Ren - July 1st(Sat) – July 17th (Mon, National holiday), 2023

2018 Cloth and thread
H110.23×W78.74×D78.74 in.


Chisato MATSUMOTO Exhibition - Ren -
July 1st(Sat) – July 17th (Mon, National holiday), 2023

10:00am-6:00pm (Open every day during the event)
Venue: MIZOE ART GALLERY FUKUOKA
The artist will be present at the gallery, creating art live on the following dates.
July 1,2,7,8,9,15,16,17


“Once you see it, you won’t forget”. All those who see Chisato Matsumoto’s works will feel the same. The artist finds new ways of expression by using the traditional dyeing method of shibori-zome, not to dye objects but by focusing on the beauty of form that emerges in its process and turning it into sculptural pieces and installations that make full use of space. The scale and dynamism of the art works makes it seem as though each piece is its own entity, multiplying, eroding, and continuing endlessly.
The theme, “the individual and the crowd”, reflects her unique perspective on the grain like forms, in which she turns them into humans. In doing so, she explores the culture and identity of the traditional shibori-zome method, as well as the energy of the modern world through the abstract experience of space.
Matsumoto frees herself by focusing all her energy on the act of shibori, using a single thread to sew together a single piece of fabric, turning it into form. Having learned about shibori-zome for the first time at the age of 19 and continuously being captivated by its beauty ever since, Matsumoto Chisato holds her first solo exhibition. Please look forward to it.
Kazunobu Abe, Mizoe Art Gallery


《beyond the stars》2022年 At Yushokan in Miyazaki Prefecture  Cloth and thread H70.86×W511.81×D149.60in.



《Imagine the crowd Ⅱ》2019  Cloth and thread
H110.23×W114.17×D2.36 in.


Chisato Matsumoto
Born in 1994 in Hiroshima city
Hiroshima City University Ph.D in Fine Arts
Award of excellence and purchase of work at the 21st Hiroshima City University Faculty of Arts Graduation Work Exhibition
Tokyo Midtown Award 2017, award of excellence
Roppongi Art Night 2018 at Tokyo Midtown
Art Fair Tokyo 2019 Future Artists Tokyo exhibition at Tokyo International Forum
‘Rokko meets Art’ Art Walk 2020, second prize for general admissions
Azure Hiroshima Base Opening Ceremony Art exhibition, Hiroshima/Azure Hiroshima Base Office 2000


《Imagine the crowd》 2017 Cloth and thread
H114.17×W153.54×D2.36 in.
(11 Jun 2023)
[Tokyo] Takahide KOMATSU Exhibition ”SATOYAMA” June 10 (Sat) - June 25 (Sun), 2023



Takahide KOMATSU Exhibition "SATOYAMA"
June 10 (Sat) - June 25 (Sun), 2023

10:00-18:00 (Open everyday during the exhibition)
Venue: MIZOE ART GALLERY TOKYO

Butterflies flutter over the canvas, ornate with Rimpa-style gold and silver leaf.
Shadows of fish swimming freely in the cool current of water. An abstract world that traps the passage of time in a black screen.
All of them depict the Satoyama landscape that Komatsu has been familiar with since he was a child.
The artist’s expression is not just limited to painting. He is currently working on a film about Nakamura Chihei, a great writer from his hometown in Miyazaki Prefecture, following his previous film about Shiotsuki Toho.
His activities that transcend the boundaries of fine art have brought a new air to the paintings that he creates. Please look forward to it.
Kazunobu Abe, Mizoe Art Gallery


《 Dance of the Southern Butterflies》Gold leaf, Acrylic on canvas M20

Special Exhibition
Shiotsuki Toho connects Miyazaki, Taiwan, and Japan

Working as an art teacher in Taiwan during the Japanese colonial period, Shiotsuki Toho lived according to his own beliefs as an artist.
This exhibition introduces the works of painters who were active in Miyazaki and Taiwan, and are connected by their ways of life.


《 The Two Atayal》Shiotsuki Toho

Other Artists
Ei-Q An artist that became neighbors with Shiotsuki after the war
Saita Tei A painter that moved to Miyazaki Prefecture after Shiotsuki Toho’s repatriation , in admiration of him

“Shiotsuki Toho” Documentary Film
About 100 years ago, there was a Japanese painter who traveled to Taiwan alone during the Japanese colonial period.
On Amazon Prime Video
Written and Directed by Takahide Komatsu
Narrated by Yoko Yamamoto (Actress), Art direction by Kazunobu Abe


《 Minnow 》Acrylic on canvas F6

Takahide Komatsu
Born in 1979. Born and living in Miyazaki Prefecture.Graduated from Artist Course in Kyushu Designer Gakuin College. He has exhibited his works in solo exhibitions and art fairs in London, New York, Hong Kong, and many other 10 countries around the world, since he was in his twenties.Permanent collection in facilities and museums of the United Nations, Nobeoka City, and many Asian companies He has exhibited his works in Japan Cultural Events and art festivals.
(22 May 2023)
[Fukuoka] "Awai" Kota NAKAMURA Exhibition May 27th (Sat) – June 11th (Sun), 2023


"Awai" Kota NAKAMURA
May 27th (Sat) – June 11th (Sun), 2023

10:00am-6:00pm (Open every day during the event)
Venue: MIZOE ART GALLERY FUKUOKA
The artist will be at the gallery on May 27th, 28th, and June 10th, 11th

Gallery talk event: May 27th (Sat) 15:00~

Awai – a Japanese term referring to an intermediate region: the fleeting time, the space between objects, a turning point. In Kota Nakamura’s world, things of the opposite nature coexist beyond its borders. For example, in a series of his work that use bullets as a medium, he expresses the beauty that can be born out of destruction. Other works of his include an installation that does not feel to the touch as it appears to the eye, and a sculpture embodying an object that he once saw in a dream. Good and evil, beautiful and ugly, the present and the afterlife. The artist dares to questions the ambiguity of visual perception, the unjust nature of the world we live in, and the importance of staying in the space somewhere in between. Perhaps this is a sense of beauty unique to a Japanese person that has lived in New York when the 9/11 terrorist attacks happened.
We are sure that this exhibition will be even more dynamic than the one that took place two and a half years ago.
Please look forward to it.
Kazunobu Abe, Mizoe Art Gallery


“Yume makura” Mixed media 23.6x17.3 x13.4in 2022

Kota NAKAMURA
1975 Born in Kamakura city, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan.
1999 Graduated from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. 
2003 Completed MFA at School of Visual Arts, New York, NY.
2010 Received Ph.D. from Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo.
2015 Selected as the finalist for the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art of Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum, Tokyo.
2017 Won the Bronze prize in Tokyo Art Olympia. Collection at Atami Yamaguchi Museum.
2018 Exhibited at the Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh.
Many exhibitions held in New York and abroad, currently based in Tokyo.

(10 May 2023)

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