Makoto Fujimura  (American, 1960) 


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Makoto Fujimura Biography
1960   Born in Boston, Massachusetts
1983   Bucknell University, B.A., Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
1984   Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, M.F.A., Tokyo
1992   Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Doctorate, Tokyo
  Lives and works in New York, New York
Contemporary Museum of Tokyo
Nerima Museum of Art, Tokyo
Oxford House, Taikoo Place, Hong Kong
Sato Museum
St. Louis Art Museum
Tamaya Corporation
Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
Yamaguchi Prefecture Museum
Ten-do Museum, Yamagata, Japan
Kanagawa Prefectural Museum, Japan
Selected Exhibitions
2008   "Charis", Dillon Gallery, New York City
2005   Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery, Osaka, Japan (solo)
2004   The Splendor of the Medium, Kristen Frederickson Contemporary, New York (solo)
2003 - 2004   The Still Point, Takashimaya Gallery, Tokyo, Osaka, Japan (solo)
2003   Golden Pines, Dillon Gallery, Oyster Bay, New York (solo)
2003   Four Quartets, Kristen Frederickson Contemporary, New York (solo)
2003   The WRONG Exhibit, Birmingham, U.K.
2002   "The Return of Beauty," Kristen Frederickson Gallery, New York
2002   "WATERwalks" Ise Cultural Foundation, New York
2002   "Columbines" Gallery at Matsuya Ginza, Tokyo (solo)
2002   "Gravity and Grace" Bellas Artes, Santa Fe, NM (solo)
2002   "Makoto Fujimura" (with sound installation by Mamoru) Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery, Osaka (solo)
2001   TriBeCa Temporary Exhibits, New York
2001   "Art as Prayer", Cooper Union Gallery, New York
2001   Laurel Tracey Gallery, Gravity and Grace, Red Bank, NJ (solo)
2001   Dillon Gallery 'Makoto Fujimura,' Oyster Bay, New York (solo)
2001   Daidan Gallery 'Makoto Fujimura,' Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC (solo)
2001   'The Burning Bush,' Engstrom Galleria, Taylor University, Indiana (solo)
2001   'Quince,' Narthex and Stairwell Gallery, St. Peters Church, New York (solo)
2001   'New York Works,' Barrington Center for the Arts, Gordon College, Massachusetts (solo)
2000   'Altarpiece,' St. James Chapel, Union Theological Seminary, New York (solo)
2000   'St. John Project,' Dillon Gallery, New York (solo)
2000   'Makoto Fujimura: Retrospective II,' Sen Gallery, Tokyo (solo)
2000   'Millennium Exhibition,' Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York (solo)
2000   'One Hundred Years of Nihonga,' Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music Museum, Tokyo
1999   Tokyo Station Invitational, Tokyo
1999   'Makoto Fujimura: Retrospective I,' Sen Gallery, Tokyo (solo)
1999   Fifth Annual Invitational Exhibition, Dillon Gallery New York, NY
1998   Contemporary Museum of Tokyo Tokyo, Japan
1998   Contemporary Nihonga, Nerima Museum Tokyo, Japan
1998   Nature in Art, Sato Museum Tokyo, Japan
1998   'Hours,' Dillon Gallery, New York (solo)
1998   Last 'Hisho' Exhibit, Tamaya Gallery, Tokyo (solo)
1998   'Makoto Fujimura,' Gallery You, Kyoto (solo)
1998   'Makoto Fujimura (travelling exhibition) ,' Kawarahara Gallery, Kyoto (solo)
1998   110th Anniversary of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Matsuzakaya, Tokyo
1998   Contemporary Nihonga Exhibit, Contemporary Museum of Tokyo, Tokyo
1998   Collections Exhibit, Nerima Museum, Tokyo
1998   Mitsukoshi Museum Invitational, Tokyo
1998   Makoto Fujimura, Gallery You Kyoto, Japan
1998   Hours, Dillon Gallery New York, NY
1998   Hisho, Tamaya Gallery Tokyo, Japan
1997   Images of Grace, Dillon Gallery New York, NY
1997   'A City of God: Makoto Fujimura Retrospective,' Sato Museum, Tokyo
1997   Black or White, Dillon Gallery New York, NY
1997   Neo-Rimpa, Robert Kushner, , Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery Osaka, Japan
1996   New York Works, Dillon Gallery New York, NY
1994   New Works from New York, Takashimaya Contemporary Gallery Tokyo, Japan
2001   'Off the Walls' - Worldwide Challenge Magazine
2000   'That Final Dance - Essay on Form and Content', It Was Good- Making Art to the Glory of God, Square Halo Books
2000   'St. John's Project', Dillon Gallery Press
1998   'Hours', Dillon Gallery Press
1998   'On the Cover', International Art Now Gallery Guide, November
1998   Margaret Moorman, 'New York Reviews', Art News, November
1997   'Images of Grace', Dillon Gallery Press
1996   'New York Works', Dillon Gallery Press
1995   Jim Heintz, 'Japanese Painters Look to the Past', Associated Press, May 22
1995   George Melrod, 'Openings: Future History', Art and Antiques, May
1995   Gerard Haggerty, 'Reviews', ArtNews, November
1995   Robert Kushner, 'Reviews', Art in America, December