Yasuaki Onishi


Born in Osaka, Japan
BFA in Sculpture, University of Tsukuba
MFA in Sculpture, Kyoto City University of Arts

Selected Solo Exhibitions

HIRAKU Project Vol.15 – Yasuaki Onishi: Stone on boundary, Pola Museum of Art, Kanagawa
Permeating Landscape, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, Las Vegas, USA
Yasuaki Onishi: Reverse of Volume, Kimball Visual Arts Center, Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery, Ogden, USA
Hidden Landscapes: Yasuaki Onishi, Coconino Center for the Arts, Arizona, USA
reverse of volume, Galerie Virginie Louvet, Paris, France
Casting The Invisible, Art Dubai Residents、Dubai, UAE
vertical emptiness, ForteBank Kulanshi Art Space (Astana|Kazakhstan)
Edges, ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
reverse of volume, Arte Sella, Borgo Valsugana, Italy ['-18]
vertical volume, The Mine, Dubai, UAE
vertical space, Newman Club, Newman, Australia
contour of gravity, Gallery OUT of PLACE TOKIO, Tokyo
Jomon and Gendai vol.3 “Penetrating Bowl", Kyoto University of Art and Design Art Museum, Kyoto
Sakuya Konohana Collection ‘Yasuaki Onishi Exhibition – empty sculpture’, Artcourt Gallery, Osaka
vertical emptiness, Gallery Out of Place, Tokyo
reverse of volume, The Mine, Dubai, UAE
reverse of volume, Joyce Gallery, Beijing|China
inner space, The Wilfrid Israel Museum, Hazorea, Israel
reverse of volume, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA
reverse of volume, The Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery, Kutztown, USA
reverse of volume, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya
reverse of volume, Vermont Studio Center Red Mill Gallery, Johnson, Vermont, USA
horizontal forest, Not Quite Gallery, Fengersfors, Sweden
ridge of boundary, para_SITE Gallery, Graz, Austria
reverse of volume, Kinokino Centre for Art and Film, Sandnes, Norway
mountair, Kongsi, Enschede|Netherlands
daily distance, Sølyst Artist in Residence Centre, Jyderup|Denmark
space between face and reverse, Pantaloon, Osaka
inner skin, Neutron, Kyoto
breath nebula, INAX Gallery 2, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions

The Artists of Taro Award Ⅲ, Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki, Kanagawa
KYOTO STEAM 2022 International Art Competition,Higashiyama Cube, Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art, Japan
WAVELENGTH: AT THE MOMENT,Beijing Times Art Museum, China
AIR SCG, BnA Alter Museum, Kyoto Japan
Takamatsu Contemporary Art annual vol. 09: Imagine the Presence of "Time" - leads us to the new views, Takamatsu Art Museum
ACG Window Gallery: Yasuaki Onishi x Shiro Matsui, ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
Art Award IN THE CUBE 2020, The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu
Writing of Light, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
Continuous Regeneration, COLUMBIA CIRCLE, Country Club, Shanghai, China
Breathing Space, Wilfrid Israel Museum, Hazorea, Israel
ROPPONGI ART NIGHT 2019, Roppongi Hills West Walk 2F, Tokyo
Continuous Refle(a)ction, Riverside Art Museum, Beijing, China
LOST IN PLAY 2, East Bund・Minsheng Art Wharf, Shanghai, China
Negative Space – Trajectories of Sculpture, The ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany
10 Years of the Shu-Ou Foundation Award for Art Studies Abroad, and Now, Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama
ACG Collection, , ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
5Rooms II — THE TRUTH IS IN THE AIR, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Yokohama
THE MOON – From Inner Worlds to Outer Space, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
Water and Land Niigata Art Festival, Bandai Multi-purpose Plaza, Niigata
15 Years, ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
Primal Water: An Exhibition of Japanese Contemporary Art, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, Las Vegas, USA
New Japan, Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow, Russia
On the Art of Building a Teahouse – Excursions into Japanese Aesthetics, Neues Museum, Nuernberg, Germany
Art at the Heart 2017, East Pilbara Art Centre, Newman, Australia
WORKING TITLE FESTIVAL, Recyclart, Brussels, Belgium
Islamic Arts Festival, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE
Tatsuno Art Project: Resonance of Time and Space, Former Tatsuno Soy Sauce Brewing Factory and other locations, Hyogo
Maintenant 2016, Les Champs Libres, Rennes, France
Materiality - Immateriality Design & Innovation, ddd Gallery, Kyoto
SURFACING EARTH, Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden
Fresh Paint 8 International Exhibition - Tilted, Yarid Hamizrach, Tel Aviv, Israel
Gakuenmae Art Week 2015, Tezukayama University, Nara
VIDE ET PLEIN, Espace Commines, Paris, France
Biela Noc, Kulturpark Alfa Gallery, Košice, Slovakia
from 8 Selection/Collection, Gallery OUT of PLACE, Nara
Drawing 04, Ginza Shibuya Gallery, Tokyo
Erosion/Transfiguration, Zuiun-an, Kyoto
Relief(s), Frac Centre, Orléans, France
Seeing Time – Time Traveller, Kala Gallery, Berkeley, California, USA
Maison & Objet Trend Exhibition – Landscape, Paris Nord Villlepinte, Paris, France
In Search of Critical Imagination, Fukuoka Art Museum
Mono No Aware. Beauty of Things. Japanese Contemporary Art, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Hanarart 2013, Asai Winery, Nara
Rokko Meets Art 2013, Rokko International Musical Box Museum and other locations, Hyogo
dreamscape – La porte de l’écume, Kyoto Art Center
agora ‒ Miniartextil, Villa Olmo, Como, Italy
Ways of Worldmaking, The National Museum of Art, Osaka
Japan Media Arts Festival, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund, Germany
The Transforming State, Religare Arts Initiative, Delhi, India
Art Court Frontier 2010 #8, ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
Against the Sculptural ‒ Three Dimensions of Uncertainty, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Home, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori
Residency Project Part II, Kala Gallery, Berkeley, California, USA
SU:MBISORI, Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju, Korea
point éphémère, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo
Eyes & Curiosity ‒ Japanese Contemporary Art, Soka Contemporary Space, Taipei, Taiwan
ARTS CHALLENGE 2007, Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya
Remove a sign. piano, piano, Osaka Port Red Brick Warehouse
Selected Artists in Kyoto 2005 – New Wave, The Museum of Kyoto
Toyota Art Competition 2004, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art

Selected Awards

Granship Award, Granship Art Competition
31st Sakuya Konohana Award
1st Shu-Ou Foundation Award for Art Studies Abroad
Taro Prize, The 10th Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art
Second prize, Jeans Factory Art Award 2006
Nominee, 9th Japan Media Arts Festival, Division of Art, Agency for Cultural Affairs
Grand prize, Amuse Art Jam 2005 in Kyoto
Star Prize, 5th 21st Century Asia Design Competition
Award for Excellence, Net Exhibition, Digital Photo Contest, Fine Art Section
Jury’s prize, Epson Color Imaging Contest 2003

Grants and Residencies

Production assistance grant from Project to Support the Nurturing of Media Arts Creators.
Grant and residency assistance from Oficinas do Convento, Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal.
Receives Pola Art Foundation Grant for Overseas Study by Young Artists 2010, and studies in England.
Receives fellowship from United States-Japan Foundation and carries out residency at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont.
Production assistance grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.
Receives grant from Not Quite Gallery and carries out residency as invited artist, Fengersfors, Sweden.
Residency, Religare Arts Initiative, New Delhi, India.
Grant and residency, The Rondo Studios, Graz, Austria.
Grant and residency, AiR Sandnes, Sandnes, Norway.
Grant and residency, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori, Japan.
Receives fellowship from Kala Art Institute and carries out residency at Kala Gallery, Berkeley, California.
Receives fellowship from IASK Asia Pacific Artists Receive Fellowship Residency Program (administered by National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea), and in 2010, carries out residency at Goyang Art Studio, Goyang, Korea.
Residency, Kunstenaarsinitiatief B93, Enschede, Netherlands.
Grant and residency, Sølyst Artists in Residence Centre, Jyderup, Denmark.