ARTCOURT Gallery

Artists

Tsuyoshi Maekawa

Biography

1936
Born in Osaka.
1955
Graduates from Kogei Senior High School.
1962
Joins Gutai Art Association [participates in all Gutai Exhibitions until break up in ’72].

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020
Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Wijnegem, Belgium
Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano
2018
Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Sotheby's S|2 Gallery, London
2017
Tsuyoshi Maekawa: In Commemoration of the Publication of MAEKAWA and MAEKAWA II, ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Salon Saatchi Gallery, London
Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Hong Kong
2016
Tsuyoshi Maekawa in the 1970s, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp
2015
Tsuyoshi MAEKAWA: Energy Extortionist, Whitestone Gallery, Hong Kong
2014
Maekawa - The Gutai Works, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp
Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Dominique Lévy Gallery, New York
1996
Solo Exhibition, LADS Gallery, Osaka [’99, ’01, ’03, ’06 , ’10, ’13]
1993
Solo Exhibition, Gallery Yume, Tokyo [’94, ’95, ’97, ’99, ’02, ’09]
1991
Solo Exhibition, Tsubaki Kindai Gallery, Tokyo [’93, ’03]
1989
Solo Exhibition, Gallery Hanamitsu, Osaka [’90, '93]
1986
Solo Exhibition, Yamaki Art, Osaka [’88, ’90]
1983
Solo Exhibition, Hiramatsu Gallery, Osaka [’85]
1980
Solo Exhibition, Fuji Gallery, Osaka [’82]
1978
Tsuyoshi Maekawa Solo Exhibition, Tor Road Gallery, Hyogo
1977
Tsuyoshi Maekawa Solo Exhibition, Shinanobashi Gallery, Osaka
1975
Solo Exhibition, Osaka Prefectural Gallery [’79]
1963
Tsuyoshi Maekawa Solo Exhibition, Gutai Pinacotheca, Osaka

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020
Ima-koso-GUTAI, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
Ashiya Time: A Large Collection Exhibition, Ashiya City Museum of Art and History
Tsuyoshi Maekawa and GUTAI, Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano
2019
The Yamamura Collection: Gutai and the Japanese Avant-Garde 1950s-1980s, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo
2018
Gutai, Hauser & Wirth, New York
2017
Tsuyoshi Maekawa: In Commemoration of the Publication of MAEKAWA and MAEKAWA II(ARTCOURTGallery, Osaka)
INTUITION, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
Beyond Matter, Gagosian, San Francisco
2016
The Disappearing Figure: Art after Catastrophe, Tate Modern, London
Gutai- 3M, Lin and Lin Gallery, Taipei
Gutai-jin in Karuizawa ~Standard of Avant-garde~, Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano
A Taste of Gutai: Lito & Kim Camacho Collection, Ayala Museum, Makati City, Philippines
2015
Gutai-jin in Karuizawa, Karuizawa New Art Museum, Nagano
2014
GUTAI x INTERNATIONAL: Go Overseas, Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, Hyogo
2013
Tàpies: The Eye of the Artist, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
Osaka’s Cultural Golden Age: The Gutai Pinacotheca as a Ground Experiment, Osaka University General Science Museum
50 Years of Japanese Painting, The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama
2012
Gutai: The Spirit of an Era, The National Art Center, Tokyo
2011
Nul= 0: The Dutch Nul Group in an International Context, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands
2004
Gutai: A Retrospective, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
2002
Artists of the Gutai Art Association, The Miyagi Museum of Art
1999
Gutai, Jeu de Paume National Gallery, Paris
1993
Challenge of Art After the War: Jiro Yoshihara and the Gutai Group, The Museum of Art, Ehime
Gutai 2 and Gutai 3, Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, Hyogo
1992
Artists of the Gutai Art Association, The Miyagi Museum of Art
1990
Gutai: The Avant-Garde Group Unfinished, Shoto Museum of Art, Shibuya, Tokyo
1989
Contemporary Design - Soil, Fabric, Thread: Araki Takako, Maekawa Tsuyoshi, Hamatani Akio, The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama
1986
Japanese Artists, Galerie Stadler, Paris
1985
Gutai: Action and Painting, Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art, Madrid, Spain/ Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia/ Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art)
Contemporary Japan Painting Exhibition, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India
Action and Emotion, Painting in the 1950s: Informel, Gutai, COBRA, The National Museum of Art, Osaka
Jiro Yoshihara and Gutai 1954-1972, Civic Art Centre, Ashiya, Hyogo
1982
Japanese Contemporary Artists, Paris/ Tokyo/ Kyoto
Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Camden Arts Centre, London
1981
Pictorial Art Now Osaka '81, Contemporary Art Centre, Osaka [’82, ’85, ’87]
1979
Jiro Yoshihara and Contemporary Aspects of Gutai, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art
1978
Art Now '78, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art
1976
1st KAC Exhibition, Osaka Prefectural Gallery
1975
30 Cubic Centimeter Box, Hakusan Gallery, Hyogo/ Gallery doi, Hyogo
The 10th Japan Art Festival Exhibition, National Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand/ National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne/ Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
1970
Gutai Japan Expo ’70, Midori Pavilion, Expo ’70, Osaka
1967
Gutai’s Austrian Exhibition, Heide Hildebrand Gallery, Klagenfurt
Gutai Small Work Exhibition, Design House, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1966
2nd International Salon of the Pilot Galleries in Lausanne, Musée Cantonal Des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland
Gutai Three-Person Exhibition (Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Takesada Matsutani, Shuji Mukai), Gutai Pinacotheca, Osaka
Nul 1966, International Gallery Olez, The Hague, The Netherlands
1965
Groupe Gutai, Galerie Stadler, Paris/ Cologne Art Association, Cologne/ Galerie Mickery, Loenersloot, The Netherlands
Gutai Five-Person Exhibition, Daiwa Gallery, Hyogo
1964
Gutai Art Small Works Exhibition, Gutai Pinacotheca, Osaka [’69]
Gutai Art New Small Works Exhibition, Gutai Pinacotheca, Osaka
1962
Don't Worry, the Moon Won't Fall Down! (Gutai Art and Morita Modern Dance), Sankei Hall, Osaka
1959
8th Gutai Art Exhibition [Participates in all Gutai Exhibitions until ’68 (Venue varies)]

Selected Invitational Exhibitions

1982
8th Japan-France Contemporary Art Exhibition [’83, ’84 (Venue varies)]
1979
14th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum / Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art [’81, ’83, ’87]
1978
12th Japan International Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum / Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art [’82, ’86]
1962
12th Kansai Comprehensive Art Exhibition, Municipal Museum of Art, Osaka
1958
8th Modern Art Association Exhibition [’59 (Venue varies)]
1956
9th Ashiya City Exhibition [Participates in all Ashiya City Exhibitions until ’05 (Venue varies)]
1955
5th Nishinomiya City Exhibition, Hyogo [’58, ’60]

Selected Awards

2019
54th Osaka City Citizen Award
1983
Third Prize, 4th Japan- France Contemporary Art Exhibition
1982
The National Museum of Art, Osaka Prize, 4th Japan International Art Exhibition
Second Prize, 8th Japan- France Contemporary Art Exhibition
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto Prize, 14th Japan International Art Exhibition
Grand Prize, 5th Exhibition of Contemporary Art Exhibition
1981
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Prize, 15th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan
1975
Yoshihara Prize, 28th Ashiya City Exhibition
1963
Ashiya City Art Association Prize, Turner Prize, 16th Ashiya City Exhibition
1962
Chairman's Prize, Tenyugo Frame Factory Prize, 15th Ashiya City Exhibition
Grand Prize, 12th All Kansai Art Exhibition
1960
Second Prize, 10th Nishinomiya City Exhibition
1958
Chamber of Commerce Chairman's Prize, 8th Nishinomiya City Exhibition
1955
City Council Chairman's Prize, 5th Nishinomiya City Exhibition

Major Public Collections

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto/ The National Museum of Art, Osaka/ Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo/ Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art/ The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama/ The Miyagi Museum of Art/ Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, Hyogo/ Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa/ Osaka City Museum of Modern Art/ Ueno Memorial Museum of Art, Hyogo/ Ube City, Yamaguchi/ Tate Modern, London/ The Art Institute of Chicago/ M+, Hong Kong/ LONG MUSEUM, Shanghai/ Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation, Wijnegem, Belgium

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