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Yayoi Kusama

(Japanese, b. 1929)

cloudy evening by yayoi kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Cloudy Evening, 1978

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flower pink by yayoi kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Flower Pink, 1983

rock spirit by yayoi kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Rock Spirit, 1953

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Biography

Timeline

1929
Born in Nagano-Ken, Japan
1948 - 1951
Studied at the Arts and Crafts School, Kyoto, Japan
1948
Entered senior class at the Kyoto Municipal School of Arts & Crafts, Kyoto, Japan
1957 - 1958
Studied at the Art Students' League, New York, USA
1957
Moved to Seattle, USA
1966
Became a US Citizen
1967
Won the Fourth Belgium International Short Film Prize
1968
'Self-Obliteration' is awarded at the 4th International Festival for Short-Films in Belgium
1973
Returned to Japan
1982
Golden prize from the Italian Academy of Arts

Exhibitions

2013 - 2014
Yayoi Kusama: Infinite Obsession, Centro Cultural Banco de Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (solo)
2013
Dynamo: Un Siecle de lumiere et de mouvement dans l'art 1913-2013/A Century of light and movement in art 1913-2013, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Yayoi Kusama: Eternity of Eternal Eternity, Shizuoka Prefectural museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan (solo)
Cinematic Visions: Painting at the Edge of Reality, Victoria Miro, London, England
Yayoi Kusama: Infinite Obsession, Malba - Fundacion Constantini, Buenos Aires, Argentina (solo)
Yayoi Kusama: A Dream I Dreamed, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea (solo)
Yayoi Kusama, David Zwirner, New York, USA
2012
Drawings from the mid-50s - D'Amelio Terras, New York, USA
Yayoi Kusama, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Yayoi Kusama, Tate Modern, London, England
Yayoi Kusama, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina, Sofia, Bulgaria; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Tate Modern, London, England; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
2011
Yayol Kusama: Heaven and Earth, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
Yayoi Kusama, Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy
Yayoi Kusama, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Yayoi Kusama, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England
Yayoi Kusama's Body festival in 60's - Watari-Um, Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
2010
Yayoi Kusama, The Place for My Soul, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Nagano, Japan (solo)
Minimalism & Conceptualism, Jason Rulnick, New York, NY
2009
Flowers That Bloom at Midnight, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA (solo)
Yayoi Kusama, , Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Yayoi Kusama - I Want to Live Forever - PAC - Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (solo)
Yayoi Kusama - Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia (solo)
Yayoi Kusama - Mirrored Years - Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney - MCA, Sydney, Australia (solo)
2008
Yayoi Kusama, Marlborough London, London, UK (solo)
Sotto Voce, Yvon Lambert, New York, NY
Yayoi Kusama, Mirrored Years, Museums Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Yayoi Kusama, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK (solo)
The Masked Portrait: Aspects of Japanese Contemporary Art 1949-Present, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Yayoi Kusama, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Nagano, Japan (Solo)
2007
Yayoi Kusama, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Yayoi Kusama, Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia (solo)
Yayoi Kusama, Dots Obsession - Dots Transformed into Love, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany; WIELS, Brussel, Belgium (solo)
Infinity Nets 2006, MOMA Contemporary, Fukuoka, Japan (solo)
Beautiful New World: Contemporary Visual Culture from Japan, Long March Project, "798" Dashanzi Art District, Beijing, China
Rose Art: Works from the Permanent Collection, The Rose Art Museum, Massachusetts
NAOSHIMA STANDARD 2, Benesse Art Site Naoshima, Kagawa, Japan
2006
Yayoi Kusama, Sakima Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan (solo)
Yayoi Kusama, Iwami Art Museum, Shimane, Japan (solo)
Yayoi Kusama, YAYOI in FOREVER, Forever Museum of Contemporary Art gallery, Akita, Japan (solo)
Yayoi Kusama, Arndt&Partner, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Yayoi Kusama Metamorphosis, Galleria Civica, Modena, Italy (solo)
Yayoi Kusama, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Crimson Eye, Piece Unique, Paris, France (solo)
2005
Gallery Sekiryu, Nagano, Japan
Yayoi Kusama: Eight Places for Burning Soul, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan (solo)
Yayoi Kusama 60's Fashion, MOMA Contemporary, Fukuoka, Japan (solo)
Yayoi Kusama: Sailing the Sea of Infinity, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan (solo)
Yayoi Kusama Furniture by Graf, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milano, Italy (solo)
Yayoi Kusama, Studio Guenzani, Milano, Italy (solo)
Yayoi Kusama Partl: Print1980-1983/Painting (recent work), Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Yayoi Kusama The Place for My Soul, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Nagano, Japan (solo)
Yayoi Kusama KA!, 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand (solo)
Yayoi Kusama, Jean Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea (solo)
Yayoi Kusama: Eternity-Modernity, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan (solo)
Yayoi Kusama Exhibition, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Yayoi Kusama, Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia (solo)

Public Collections

The Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Tate Modern, London, UK
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Literature

2008
Jo Applin. Resisting Infinity, Yayoi Kusama. London: Victoria Miro Gallery, 2008 (cat.)