Biography

1940                Born in Nagano, Japan

1963                Graduated from Design Department of Tama Art University, Tokyo

1963-66          Worked as a Graphic Designer in Tokyo

1966                Moved to West Berlin

1967-71           Graduated from Print Department of Staatliche Akademie, Graphic, Druck, Werbung, Berlin

1971-76           Graduated from Print and Painting Department of Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Berlin

1976                Acquired the Meisterschüler under Prof. Gerhard Bergmann

1984,85           Guest Professor of Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts, Reykjavik/ Iceland

1984,87,90      Juror of Intergraphic, East Berlin/ DDR

1984                Juror of Poland International Graphic Biennale Krakow,Krakow/ Poland

Juror of Graphica Creativa, Jyväskylä,Jyväskylä/ Finland

1986                Guest Professor of Grafikaan Paja, Jyväskylä/ Finland

1987                Juror of International Trinennale der „Kunst Against War”, Majdanek/ Poland

1987,90,93      Guest Professor of International Summer Academy of Bildende Kunst, Salzburg/ Austria

1996-2008      Guest Professor of International Summer Academy in Geras, Geras/ Austria

1991-2012      Professor of Kyoto Seika University,Kyoto / Japan

2013                Professor Emeritus Kyoto Seika University,Kyoto/ Japan

 

 

ONE-MAN EXHIBITION (Selected)

1971-2008      Held 120 one-man exhibitions in Germany, Europe, U.S.A, Japan etc.

1972                Japanisches Kulturinstitut,Köln

1973                Galerie St.Johann,Saarbrücken

1976                Galerie Lietzow, Berlin

1977                Staempli Gallery, New York

1978                Soker-Kaseman Gallery, San Francisco

Galerie Contact, Wien

1979                Decordova Museum, Boston

Nantenshi Gallery,Tokyo

Grafiska Sällskapet, Stockholm

1980                M. M. Shinno Gallery, Los Angeles

1982                Galerie Marina Dinkler, Berlin

1983                Museo de Arte Moderna La Tertulia, Cali / Columbia

1985                Gallery Langbrok, Reykjavik / Iceland

1987                Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg

1988                Galeria Brita Prinz, Madrid

1990,92           Galerie Agi Schöningh,Zürich

1991                Goethe-Institut Kyoto, Kyoto

1993                Gallery Muu, Kyoto

Kunsthaus Schaller, Stuttgart

1994,97           ABC Gallery, Osaka

Takashimaya Contemporary Art Space,Tokyo

1995                Gallery Nikkou,Tokyo

1996                Die Neue Galerie Geras, Geras / Austria

1999                Gallery Syokando, Kyoto

2000                Spiritual Spots /Installation/ABC Gallery,Osaka

2001                Spiritual Spots /Installation/ Schüttkasten Primmersdorf, Primmersdorf, Austria

Spiritual Spots /Installation/ Dominohaus, Reutlingen, Germany

Gallery Joho, Tübingen, Germany

2002                Taku-Hon Project /Installation/ Tod und Leben, Stadtkirche Creglingen, Germany

Spiritual Spots /Installation/ by Japan in Blekinge,Konsthall Karlskrona-Bootsmankaserne,

Karlskrona, Sweden

K. Nagaoka / Geras, Wien, Berlin 2001-2002, Gallery Syokando, Kyoto

2003                Taku-Hon Project/Installation/Tod und Leben, Galerie Öst in Konstakademien

Stockholm, Sweden

Spiritual Spots /Installation/ U-Form KV21 Museum, Kunitachi/ Tokyo

Steinhäutung /Paper Works 1991-2002/ ASI Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

2004                K. Nagaoka / Steinhäutung, Tei-soku-an Gallery/Nabari

Spiritual Spots/Installation, Akai Ancient Grave/Nabari

2005                Taku-HonProjekt/Installation/ Leben und Tod,Gallery Floral, Kyoto Seika University

One man show at Art Frankfurt 2005/Gallery Joho Tübingen,Frankfurt

K.Nagaoka/Steinhäutung/Kunstverein Bad Aibling,Germany

2006                One man show at Art Zürich2006/Gallery Joho Tübingen,Zürich,Swiss

2007                Taku-Hon Installation:As long as the names still continue/ Kreuzgang im Neuen Rathaus

Brno, Brno, Czech Republic20092009

2009                Etchings;Kunito Nagaoka/ Galerie m Beck,Homburg/Saar, Germany

2010                Taku-Hon Installation: As long as the names still continue /St.Michaels Kapelle, Krypta in Stiftskirche, Laufen/Germany

2013                Installation MORS et VITA / Cella Septichora, Pécs / Hungary

 

PUBLIC COLLECTION

Achenbach Foundation,San Francisco/Albertina,Wien/Berlinische Galerie,Berlin/

Neue Berliner Kunstverein,Berlin/Cincinati Art Museum,Cincinati,USA/Decordova Museum,Boston,USA/Graphische Sammlung des Kestner-Museum,Hannover/Graphische Sammlung der Veste Coburg, Coburg/Israeli Museum of Art,Jerusalem/

Kulturgeschichttliches Museum,Osnabrück/Kulturhaus der Oitaken,Oita,Japan/ Kunstmuseum Göteburg,Sweden/Kunstverein Frechen,Frechen/Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museum SKP,Berlin/Modern Museum,Lodz,Poland/Museum of Modern Art,Wakayama,Japan/Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Ibiza,Ibiza,Spain/Museum van Bommel-van Dam,Venlo,Niderlande / National Museum,Krakow,Poland/National Museum,Poznan,Poland/National Museum, Reykyavik,Iceland/National Museum Silesia,Poland/National Museum of Modern Art,Kyoto/National Museum,Wroclaw,Poland/ Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz,Linz/Ohara Museum of Art,Kurashiki,Japan/Philip Moris Collection,New York/Portland Art Museum, Portland/The University Museum, Berkeley,USA/The University Museum of Kyoto Seika,Kyoto/ The University Museum Shiga,Shiga,Japan/Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art,Nagoya, Japan/Victoria and Arbert Museum,London

 

PRIZE

1977                Grand Plix der 3.Wiener Grafikbiennale, Wien, Austria

1978                Ehrenmedalie der 7.Internationalen Grafikbiennale, Krakow, Poland

3.Prize of 5. Internationalen Grafikbiennale, Frechen, Germany

1979                Medal of Honor of the Biennale of Small Graphic Forms, Lodz, Poland

1980                Förderpreis der Intergrafik ’80,Berlin, DDR

4. Prize of 8.Internationale Graphic Biennale, Krakow, Poland

Prize of 6.Internationalen Grafikbiennale, Frechen, Germany

Prize of Ibizagrafik ’80, Ibiza, Spain

1983               Medal of Honor, Biennale of Small Graphic Forms,Lodz,Poland

1984                Pro Graphic-Prize of  Graphica Creativa, Jyväskylä, Finnland

1985               Grand Prix of International Bulgarian Graphic Biennale, Varna, Bulgaria

1987                Honorable Mention Prize of 2.International Printbiennale, Wakayama, Japan

1996                Honorable Menstion Prize Kyoten Syou of 48.Kyo-Ten, Kyoto, Japan

2013                Konjyu-Housyo Prize, Japan