ARTIST INFO

Kazuyo KINOSHITA

 Kazuyo Kinoshita is one of the artists representative of Japanese Cotemporary Art in Kansai regeion. From 1973 to 1980, she applied a sort of electric reproduction technology called “Xerography” (blueprint.) In order to accomplish the works, the artist took pictures of papery objects which had been drawn, folded or warped by herself, and then depicted planar image of the same line or circle with the image in the objects on photographs, requestioning the existence of human’s consciousness. In her oil paintings in later years, she daub with and wipe off the pigment many times over, manifesting as well as denying the actions of herself. These two aspects, inconsistent in form, delineate the path of her thinking about human existence throughout her life.

Works

  • Title
    Boundary Thinking D S-12D
    Size
    91 x 116.5cm
    Year
    1970
    Medium
    oil on canvas
  • Title
    Boundary Thinking B S-14B 65-B
    Size
    91 x 116.5cm
    Medium
    oil on canvas
  • Title
    Untitled
    Size
    96.5 x 58.6cm
    Year
    1975
    Medium
    silk-screen and colorfelt-pen on photopraph
  • Title
    ‘77-K
    Size
    71.6 x 102cm
    Year
    1977
    Medium
    color felt-pen on photograph
  • Title
    '77-L
    Size
    71.6 x 102cm
    Year
    1977
  • Title
    ‘77-W
    Size
    71.6 x 102cm
    Year
    1977
    Medium
    color felt-pen on photograph
  • Title
    ‘77-X
    Size
    71.6 x 102cm
    Year
    1977
    Medium
    color felt-pen on photograph
  • Title
    ‘78-4
    Size
    69.3 x 96cm
    Year
    1978
    Medium
    color felt-pen on photograph
  • Title
    '86-CA371
    Size
    42.5 x 33.3cm
    Year
    1986
    Medium
    oil on canvas
  • Title
    '87-CA390
    Size
    146 x 112cm
    Medium
    oil on canvas
  • Title
    '92-CA685
    Size
    163.7 x 131.7cm
    Year
    1992
    Medium
    oil on canvas
  • Title
    LA-CA713
    Size
    146 x 112cm
    Year
    1992
    Medium
    oil on canvas
  • Title
    '93-CA790
    Size
    145.5 x 112cm
    Year
    1993
    Medium
    oil on canvas
  • Title
    Boundary Thinking D S-12D
    Size
    91 x 116.5cm
    Year
    1970
    Medium
    oil on canvas
  • Title
    Boundary Thinking B S-14B 65-B
    Size
    91 x 116.5cm
    Medium
    oil on canvas
  • Title
    Untitled
    Size
    96.5 x 58.6cm
    Year
    1975
    Medium
    silk-screen and colorfelt-pen on photopraph
  • Title
    ‘77-K
    Size
    71.6 x 102cm
    Year
    1977
    Medium
    color felt-pen on photograph
  • Title
    '77-L
    Size
    71.6 x 102cm
    Year
    1977
  • Title
    ‘77-W
    Size
    71.6 x 102cm
    Year
    1977
    Medium
    color felt-pen on photograph
  • Title
    ‘77-X
    Size
    71.6 x 102cm
    Year
    1977
    Medium
    color felt-pen on photograph
  • Title
    ‘78-4
    Size
    69.3 x 96cm
    Year
    1978
    Medium
    color felt-pen on photograph
  • Title
    '86-CA371
    Size
    42.5 x 33.3cm
    Year
    1986
    Medium
    oil on canvas
  • Title
    '87-CA390
    Size
    146 x 112cm
    Medium
    oil on canvas
  • Title
    '92-CA685
    Size
    163.7 x 131.7cm
    Year
    1992
    Medium
    oil on canvas
  • Title
    LA-CA713
    Size
    146 x 112cm
    Year
    1992
    Medium
    oil on canvas
  • Title
    '93-CA790
    Size
    145.5 x 112cm
    Year
    1993
    Medium
    oil on canvas

CV

1939
Born in Kobe, Japan
1962
Graduates from Kyoto City University of Fine Arts
1990
Diagnosed with breast cancer
1994
Died in Kobe

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1966
First solo exhibition at Wiener Gallery, Kobe
1972
Kazuyo Kinoshita, galerie16, Kyoto
1974
Kazuyo Kinoshita, Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo
1981
Kazuyo Kinoshita: 1976-1980, Heidelberger Kunstverein, West Germany
1991
Kazuyo Kinoshita : Reality and Recognition...And to another reality, galerie16,Kyoto
2016
Kazuyo Kinoshita: From "Message for Existence" to "Creation of Existence Itself", Gallery Shimada, Kobe
2017
Kazuyo KINOSHITA ”Another Existence" Gallery Yamaki Fine Art , Kobe

Selected Group Exhibitions

1963
Kyoto Independents Exhibition, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Fine Arts, Kyoto(-1985)
1977
13th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto
1983
Photography in Contemporary Art -Featuring Art from the 70's-. ,The National Museum of Modern Art,Tokyo/The National Museum of Modern Art,Kyoto
1984
International Experimental Art Exhibition ,Petofi Osarnok,Budapest, Hungary
1989
Das Foto als autonomes Bild Experimentelle Gestaltung 1839-1989, Bielefeld, Munich, West Germany
1997
The recommendation of “I" art – Why “WATAKUSHI" was drawn, Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo
2015
For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968 – 1979, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, travelled to Japan Society, New York and Grey Art Gallery, New York University, U.S.A.

Awards

1977
Awarded the prize of Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art at 13th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo Japan