Hiroshi Sugito

  • Installation view from "prime and foundation" at The Miyagi Museum of Art, Japan, 2015 ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "prime and foundation" at The Miyagi Museum of Art, Japan, 2015 ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "prime and foundation" at The Miyagi Museum of Art, Japan, 2015 ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "prime and foundation" at The Miyagi Museum of Art, Japan, 2015 ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "prime and foundation" at The Miyagi Museum of Art, Japan, 2015 ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito Untitled 2015 vinyl, oil on canvas 85.5 x 41.0 cm ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito untitled 2014 oil on canvas 32.0 x 41.0 cm ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito untitled 2014 acrylic on canvas 32.0 x 41.0 cm ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito untitled 2014 oil on canvas 24.5 x 33.5cm ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito untitled 2014 oil on canvas 24.0 x 33.5 cm ©Hiroshi Sugito 
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito red house 2012 oil on canvas 38.5x46.0cm ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "frame and refrain" at Musée Bernard Buffet, Shizuoka, Japan, 2015 photo by Kenji Takahashi ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "frame and refrain" at Musée Bernard Buffet, Shizuoka, Japan, 2015 photo by Kenji Takahashi ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "frame and refrain" at Musée Bernard Buffet, Shizuoka, Japan, 2015 photo by Kenji Takahashi ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "frame and refrain" at Musée Bernard Buffet, Shizuoka, Japan, 2015 photo by Kenji Takahashi ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "frame and refrain" at Musée Bernard Buffet, Shizuoka, Japan, 2015 photo by Kenji Takahashi ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "frame and refrain" at Musée Bernard Buffet, Shizuoka, Japan, 2015 photo by Kenji Takahashi ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "frame and refrain" at Musée Bernard Buffet, Shizuoka, Japan, 2015 photo by Kenji Takahashi ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "frame and refrain" at Musée Bernard Buffet, Shizuoka, Japan, 2015 photo by Kenji Takahashi ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "frame and refrain" at Musée Bernard Buffet, Shizuoka, Japan, 2015 photo by Kenji Takahashi ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "frame and refrain" at Musée Bernard Buffet, Shizuoka, Japan, 2015 photo by Kenji Takahashi ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "frame and refrain" at Musée Bernard Buffet, Shizuoka, Japan, 2015 photo by Kenji Takahashi ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito snake and bird 2012 acrylic,pigment on canvas 280.0 x 420.0 cm ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "Logical Emotion -Contemporary Art from Japan" at Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale), Germany, 2015 ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "Logical Emotion -Contemporary Art from Japan" at Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale), Germany, 2015 ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "Logical Emotion -Contemporary Art from Japan" at Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK, Krakow, Poland, 2015 ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito untitled 2014 acrylic on polystyrene board 31.5 x 27.2 cm ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito untitled 2014 oil, wood, polystyrene board (upper), urethane board (lower) 27.0 x 35.9 cm ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito untitled 2014 oil, acrylic on canvas 24.5 x 33.2 cm ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito untitled 2014 oil on canvas 24.2 x 38.0 cm ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito untitled 2014 oil on polystyrene board 25.3 x 31.8 cm ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito untitled 2014 acrylic on polystyrene board, wood 19.8 x 28.0 cm ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito untitled 2014 oil on canvas 22.3 x 28.0 cm ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito untitled 2014 oil on canvas 19.2 x 27.5 cm ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito untitled 2014 oil on urethane board, plywood 25.3 x 31.5 cm ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito untitled 2014 oil, marker on polystyrene board 28.2 x 45.7 cm ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito untitled 2014 oil on canvas 27.5 x 41 cm ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito three roofs 2012 acrylic and pencil on canvas 38.5 x 46.0 cm ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito sailor 2012 acrylic,graphite,ink on canvas 130.2 x 162.0 cm ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "Crazy for Painting vol.9 Masato KOBAYASHI + Hiroshi SUGITO" at gallery αM, Tokyo, 2013
  • Installation view from "Crazy for Painting vol.9 Masato KOBAYASHI + Hiroshi SUGITO" at gallery αM, Tokyo, 2013
  • Installation view from "Crazy for Painting vol.9 Masato KOBAYASHI + Hiroshi SUGITO" at gallery αM, Tokyo, 2013
  • Installation view from "Crazy for Painting vol.9 Masato KOBAYASHI + Hiroshi SUGITO" at gallery αM, Tokyo, 2013
  • Installation view from "Crazy for Painting vol.9 Masato KOBAYASHI + Hiroshi SUGITO" at gallery αM, Tokyo, 2013
  • Installation view from "Crazy for Painting vol.9 Masato KOBAYASHI + Hiroshi SUGITO" at gallery αM, Tokyo, 2013
  • Installation view from "Crazy for Painting vol.9 Masato KOBAYASHI + Hiroshi SUGITO" at gallery αM, Tokyo, 2013
  • Installation view from "Passage to the Sky" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2007 ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "needle and thread" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2011 ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "needle and thread" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2011 ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "needle and thread" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2011 ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito untitled 2011 acrylic, graphite on canvas 140.5 x 245.5 cm ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito untitled 2011 acrylic, graphite on canvas 140.5 x 260.0 cm ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito でんちゅう 2011 acrylic on canvas 130.0 x 203.5 cm ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • 杉戸洋 Hiroshi Sugito Snail 2011 acrylic, pigment on canvas 140.5 x 274.5 cm ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "Passage to the Sky" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2007 ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "Passage to the Sky" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2007 ©Hiroshi Sugito
  • Installation view from "Passage to the Sky" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2007 ©Hiroshi Sugito

Hiroshi Sugito had spent early years of his life in New York and studied Japanese Painting after coming back to Japan. As one of the most important artists who start to explore the new figurative paintings in Japan in the 90’s, Sugito’ s work always bridges the gap between abstract and concrete. His paintings invite the viewers to his unique pictorial space and introduce the sense of rhythm between colors and shapes that evokes physical sensations like inhaling and exhaling, or humming a song. Known for the exquisite sense of colors and motifs which the viewers feel easy to connect with, Sugito’s artworks often evoke the narrations of certain storyline.This unique sense of representation originated from Sugito’s knowledges and techniques of Japanese painting and it stands out in a formation of colors and shapes, the pure elements of a painting.

Sugito’s works have been exhibited internationally including New York, Los Angels, Berlin, London and domestically in Japan. Many public collections including San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo have acquired his works into their collections. In 2015, he held 2 major museum solo exhibitions at Musée Bernard Buffet, Shizuoka and The Miyagi Museum of Art, Miyagi. This year, he will have a solo exhibition at Toyota Municipal Museum of Art.

Solo exhibitions

2016 "crimp and clamp" KENJI TAKI GALLERY, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
”particles and release” Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
2015 "frame and refrain" Musée Bernard Buffet, Shizuoka, Japan
"prime and foundation" The Miyagi Museum of Art, Miyagi, Japan
2014 Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles
"Hiroshi Sugito - pit -" KENJI TAKI GALLERY, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
2013 "Crazy for Painting vol.9 Masato KOBAYASHI + Hiroshi SUGITO" gallery αM, Tokyo
2012 "the orange tree" Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
2011 "needle and thread" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
"paintings and sketches" Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Singapore
2009 Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
2008 "Triple Mountain" Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo
Galleri Sjur Nedreaas, Bergen, Norway
Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
2007 "Passage to the Sky" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
"always rain" with Rosilene Luduvico, Park Haus, Dusseldorf
"under the cloud" Nicole Klagsbrun, New York
2006 "April Song" The Sculpture Garden Museum VANGI MUSEO, Shizuoka, Japan
"Focus" Modern Art Musuem of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, USA
Arndt & Partner, Zurich
2005 "BRIDGE" Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, Aiichi, Japan
Nicole Klagsbrun, New York
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
"1996 - 2000" Arndt & Partner, Zurich
2004 "the bird song" Arndt & Partner, Berlin
Galeria Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo
"Over the Rainbow : Yoshitomo Nara and Hiroshi Sugito" [touring in Germany: Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich/ K21, Dusseldor]
"Somewhere" Galerie Zink & Gegner, Munich
2003 Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York
"west gallery" Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
"under the shadow" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2002 "voyager" Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
"ranger" Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
2001 Arndt & Partner, Berlin
Nicole Klagsbrun, New York
"in the shadow" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2000 "Hiding in the House" Claudia Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milano
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
1999 London Projects, London
Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Arndt & Partner, Berlin
Galeria Camargo Vilaca, San Paulo
1998 Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo,
The Contemporary Art Factory, Tokyo
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York
1997 Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York
Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco,
1996 Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
Marc Foxx, Santa Monica, CA, USA
1993 Stegosaurus Studio, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
1992 Stegosaurus Studio, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
1991 Love Collection Gallery, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

Group exhibitions

2017 "Group exhibition" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2016 "Masato Kobayashi, Takeshi Makishima, Hiroshi Sugito TABLE OF THREE" ShugoArts weekend gallery, Tokyo
2015 "MOT Collection Part1: Postwar Art in Close-up" The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
"Taguchi Hiroshi Art Collection A Walk around the Contemporary Art World after Paradigm Shift" The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan
2014 "Group exhibition by Tomio Koyama Gallery" TOLOT/heuristic SHINONOME, Tokyo, Japan
"Twentieth Anniversary Special MOT Collection Chronicle 1995- " Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
"PIOON PROJECT" Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan
"What is Real? Where is Real? " Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
"Logical Emotion – Contemporary Art from Japan" Museum Haus Konstruktiv、Zurich, Switzerland [touring Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK, Krakow, Poland, 2015 / Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle(Saale), Halle, Germany, 2015]
2013 "Birds, Beast and Flowers" Galerie Zink, Berlin, Germany
"Re:Quest Japanese Contemporary Art since the 1970’s" Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Collection "on this planet" Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan
"Education, education and education" Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts, Building 11 Zone, Okayama, Japan [ Traveled to: GALLERY HIRAMINE, Kagoshima, Japan ]
"AICHI TRIENNALE 2013 Awakening ― Where Are We Standing? ― Earth, Memory and Resurrection" Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya City Art Museum and more…, Aichi, Japan
”Die Tanzende Bilder - The Essence of Taguchi Art Collection” Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan
"Imprisoned, Jailbreak" XYZ collective, Tokyo, Japan
2012 "Die Sterne am Himmel über mir" Galerie Zink, Berlin, Germany
"10th Anniversary Exhibition; To Wander a Garden" The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka, Japan
"Masahiko Kuwahara, Yoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugito" Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore
2011 "Temporary Exhibition : Art in an Office" Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
"CAFE in Mito 2011" Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
Nagoya City Art Museum, Aichi, Japan
"Pathos and Small Narratives" Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2010 Garden of painting-Japanese Art of the 00s NMAO: The National Museum of Art, Osaka、Osaka, Japan
"Collection" Collection gallery2, Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
"MOT Collection Enter here - what do you see?" MOT : Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
"Narrative Paintings" The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Niigata, Japan
2009 "Winter Garden:The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art", Curated by Midori Matsui, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan [touring Japanisches Kulturinstitut, Cologne, Germany, 2009 / The Japan Foundation, Tronto, Tronto, Canada, 2010 / Galeri’a Arnold Belkin, Museo Universitario del Chopo、Mexico City, Mexico, 2011]
"In the Little Playground - Hitsuda Nobuya and his surrouding students -" Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art、Aichi, Japan / Nagoya City Art Museum、Aichi, Japan
2008 "Drawings-thinking hand" Gallery Yada,Nagoya, Japan
"The 7th Gwangju Biennale" Biennale Hall, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea
"Time scape-another view of time" Aichi prefectual Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan
"PARKHAUS" Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Germany
2007 "The Door into Summer" Art Tower Mito, Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
Mindscape Museum, Okazaki, Aichi, Japan
"Portrait Session" NADiff, Tokyo / Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
"LET’S GO TO THE MUSEUM! HOW TO ENJOY THE MODERN ART, TOGETHER WITH DICK BRUNA" The Bernard Vuffet Museum, Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan
"Silly Adult" Gelleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen, Denmark
"HOP, STAMP, HANGA! CHILD PRINT ART MUSEUM" Bernard Buffet Museum, Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan
2006 Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, USA
"Talking Pictures" Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
"MARCH" Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
"A to Z" Yoshii Brick Brewhouse, Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan
"Approaching Landscape" Galerie Michael Zink, Munich, Germany
"10th Anniversary" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Everyday Life and Beyond" Musee Hamagushi Yozo : Yamasa Collection, Tokyo, Japan
2005 "paper" Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, USA
"Japan Pop" Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
"Works on paper" Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany
2004 "The Japanese Experience ? Inevitable" Das museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
"Time of My Life: Art with Youthful Sprit" Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Why not live for art?" Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Yoshitomo Nara, Tam Ochiai, Hiroshi Sugito: New Prints" Space Force, Tokyo, Japan
"REAL WORLD - THE DISSOLVING SPACE OF EXPERIENCE" Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK
"The Art Collection of Marunouchi Area" Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2003 "Opening Exhibition" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Antonio Carderara and Hiroshi Sugito" Galerie Zink & Gegner, Munich, Germany
"Interview with Painting" Fondazione bevilacqua la Masa, Venice, Italy
"Japan Rising" Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL, USA
"Poetic Justice" The 8th International Istanbul biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
"Big or Small!?" Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
2002 "Emotional Site" Shokuryo Building, Tokyo, Japan
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, USA
"The Japanese Experience - Inevitable" The Blickele Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany
"Jap in the box" Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
"Connections" Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, USA
2001 Michael Zink, Munich
"Ghost" Claudia Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan
"Painting at the Edge of the World" Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
"The big ld" James Cohen, New York, USA
"Reflections of Earth" The Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, USA
2000 "Kaleidoscope of time" Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui, Japan
"Yume no Ato - Was rom Traum blieb" Haus am Waldsee, Berlin / Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany
"Scope" Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
"Gendai" Centrum Sztuki Wspolczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland
1999 "MOT Annual 1999 - Modest Radicalism" Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
"Noontime Meditation" Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Arts, Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan
"Survey of Japanese Paintings" Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Art is Fun 10: Angelic, Devilish, or Both" Hara Museum ARC, Shibukawa, Gunma, Japan
1998 "VOCA ’98", Ueno Royal Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
"Hanging" (Toured in Brazil) Galeria Camargo Vilaca, Sao Paulo / Paco Imperial, Rio de Janeiro / Fundacao Cultural do Distrito Federal, Brasilia
Audiello Fine Arts, New York, USA
"Innocent Minds" Space X & Forum Space, Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya, Japan
1997 Marc Foxx, Santa Monica
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Alive & Well, new painting" Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, USA
"The Best of the Season" Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, USA
1996 "Nagoya Contemporary Art Fair" Nagoya City Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
"Kind of Blue" Hakutosha, Nagoya, Japan
1995 Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
1994 "Tonari-no-Kehai" Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya, Japan

Public collections

Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, LA
Saatchi Collection, London
Sammlung Goetz, Munich
Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
The Sculpture Garden Museum Vangi Museo, Shizuoka, Japan
Olbricht Collection, Essen
Japan Foundation,Japan
The DAI-ICHI LIFE Insurance Company
Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa
Takahashi Collection
The Taguchi Art Collection
Toyota Art Collection