Atsuko Tanaka

(Japanese, 1932–2005)

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Atsuko Tanaka

2003E, 2003

Biography

Timeline

1932
Born in Osaka, February 10
1950
Tanaka enters the Art Institute of Osaka Municipal Museum of Art (Osaka Shiritsu Bijyutsukan Fusetsu Bijyutsu Kenkyu*jo), in preparation for art-school entrance exams.
1951
Tanaka enters the Department of Western Painting at Kyoto Municipal College of Art (Kyoto Shiritsu Bijyutsu Daigaku), which is presently known as Kyoto City University of Arts(Kyoto Shiritsu Geijyutsu Daigaku).
1955
Tanaka joins Gutai
1965
Tanaka, together with Akira Kanayama, leaves Gutai. She subsequently marries Kanayama and moves in with him at a detched house at the temple Myo*ho*ji in Osaka. She produces her works at home as well as the second floor of her parents’ house, approximately ten minutes’ train ride from her home.
1972
Tanaka and Kanayama move from Osaka to Nara

Exhibitions

2005
Traces: Body and Idea in Contemporary Art, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
Works on Paper – 2005, Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO
Resounding Spirit: Japanese Contemporary Art of the 1960s, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
2004
Gutai Retrospective, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe
Electrifying Art: Atsuko Tanaka 1954-1968, Grey Art Gallery New York University, New York
Atsuko Tanaka: Paintings and Drawings 1980-2002, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
2003
Atsuko Tanaka, New Paintings 2002-2003, Gallery HAM, Nagoya
2002
Atsuko Tanaka, Galerie imTasixpalais, Innsbruck, Austria
Atsuko Tanaka in Kyoto, Mori Yu Gallery, Kyoto
Atsuko Tanaka: Circle, Circle, Circle, Gallery HAM, Nagoya