ARTIST INFO

Michio FUKUOKA

Michio Fukuoka (1936-) is one of the representative Japanese sculptors based in Osaka.

Fukuoka started his career in the late 50’s. From the earliest of his career, his anti-art works to raise keen questions to the conventional art system have got great attention, including his participation in “Room in Alibi,” a signature exhibition curated by Yusuke NAKAHARA (1931‐2011,) one of the most contributing contemporary art critics in Japan.

In recent years, the artist’s invited participation in Yokohama Triennale (2014) and a huge retrospective exhibition held at National Museum of Modern Art, Osaka (2017) has activated the trend of reevaluation of his whole work.

Works

  • Title
    Anti
    Size
    102 x 81 x h86 cm
    Year
    2000
    Medium
    FRP (Fiber-reinforced plastic), wood
  • Title
    Should We Really Not Be Scared? (Carp)
    Size
    199.5 x 132 x h48 cm
    Year
    2000
    Medium
    FRP (Fiber-reinforced plastic), wood
  • Title
    Should We Really Not Be Scared?
    Size
    183 x 122 cm
    Year
    1998
    Medium
    FRP (Fiber-reinforced plastic), wood
  • Title
    Should We Really Not Be Scared? (Cherry Blossom)
    Size
    61.5x61.5cm
    Year
    2000
    Medium
    FRP (Fiber-reinforced plastic), wood
  • Title
    Throw a stone
    Size
    44.5×54.7 cm
    Year
    1971
    Medium
    Photograph
  • Title
    Nothing to do - Dam lake
    Size
    50.0×40.2×4.5cm
    Year
    1999
    Medium
    FRP (Fiber-reinforced plastic), wood
  • Title
    Bamboo Sprout Cake
    Size
    30×30×21cm
    Year
    1986
    Medium
    bronze
  • Title
    Anti
    Size
    102 x 81 x h86 cm
    Year
    2000
    Medium
    FRP (Fiber-reinforced plastic), wood
  • Title
    Should We Really Not Be Scared? (Carp)
    Size
    199.5 x 132 x h48 cm
    Year
    2000
    Medium
    FRP (Fiber-reinforced plastic), wood
  • Title
    Should We Really Not Be Scared?
    Size
    183 x 122 cm
    Year
    1998
    Medium
    FRP (Fiber-reinforced plastic), wood
  • Title
    Should We Really Not Be Scared? (Cherry Blossom)
    Size
    61.5x61.5cm
    Year
    2000
    Medium
    FRP (Fiber-reinforced plastic), wood
  • Title
    Throw a stone
    Size
    44.5×54.7 cm
    Year
    1971
    Medium
    Photograph
  • Title
    Nothing to do - Dam lake
    Size
    50.0×40.2×4.5cm
    Year
    1999
    Medium
    FRP (Fiber-reinforced plastic), wood
  • Title
    Bamboo Sprout Cake
    Size
    30×30×21cm
    Year
    1986
    Medium
    bronze

CV

1936
Born in Osaka. Lives his childhood in Beijing.
1955
Graduates from Sakai Municipal Technical High School, Department of Architecture.
1955
Enters Osaka Municipal Art Research Institute, Department of Architecture.
1977
Awarded 8th Teijiro Nakahara Prize, Grand Prize

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017
'A Sculptor Who No Longer Sculpts’, The National Museum of Art, Osaka
2016
‘Words and Characters’, Gallery Hosokawa, Osaka
2013
'My Face', Gallery Hosokawa, Osaka
2008
'Kizashi -Michio Fukuoka From 1970's-1980's', Shinanobashi Gallery, Osaka
2008
'Michio Fukuoka: Expression of Water' The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga
2005
'Laughing Warm, Angry Warm', Art Space Niji, Kyoto
2005
'Rotten Balls', Shinanobashi Gallery, Osaka

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
'Yokohama Triennale 2014', Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama
2013
‘Tamamono’, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
2012
'The Link between Words and Art: An Homage to Nakahara Yusuke', Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe