Masahiko Kuwahara

  • Installation view from "fantasy land" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Masahiko Kuwahara photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "fantasy land" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Masahiko Kuwahara photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "fantasy land" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Masahiko Kuwahara photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "fantasy land" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Masahiko Kuwahara photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "fantasy land" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Masahiko Kuwahara photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "fantasy land" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Masahiko Kuwahara photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "fantasy land" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Masahiko Kuwahara photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "fantasy land" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Masahiko Kuwahara photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "fantasy land" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Masahiko Kuwahara photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "fantasy land" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Masahiko Kuwahara photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from "fantasy land" at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2017 ©Masahiko Kuwahara photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Untitled 2017 acrylic on canvas 53.0 x 53.0 cm ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • Untitled 2017 acrylic on canvas 33.3 x 24.2 cm ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • Untitled 2016 acrylic on canvas 18.0 x 14.0 cm ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • 重金属 heavy metal 1999 oil on canvas 97.0 x 130.3 cm ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • 経済価値 Economic Value 1999 acrylic on canvas 27.5 x 22.0 cm ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • 商業施設 / Shopping mall, 2012 ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • candy box. 2009 acrylic on canvas, 162.0 x 162.0 cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • 貝 shell, 2009 acrylic on canvas, 33.3 x 24.2cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • Honey White, 2008 acrylic on canvas, 162.0 x 162.0 cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • princess room, 2009 acrylic on canvas, 100.0 x 65.2 cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • Candy Box, 2008 Resin, clay, shell, flower and etc, 37.0 x 25.0 x 25.0 cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • Candy Box, 2008 Resin-clay, pearl, hair, pearl, flower etc, 50.0 x 30.0 x 22.0 cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • 窓, 2008 acrylic on canvas, 18.0 x 18.0 cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • 部屋, 2008 oil pastel on paper, 32.0 x 41.0 cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • Depuration - Hamashigi-Yatsu, 2005 oil on canvas, 116.7 x 91.0cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • Depuration- Institution, 2005 oil on canvas, 116.7 x 91.0cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • New Town, 2005 oil on canvas, 33.3 x 33.3cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • installation view from Land Development at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 2005 ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • Bitter Sea, 2004 acrylic on paper, 134.0 x 101.0cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • Acrylamid, 2002 oil on canvas, 100.0 x 80.3cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • VACANT LOT, 2001 oil on canvas, 112.0 x 145.5cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • その後 After That, 2000 oil on canvas, 45.5 x 65.3cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • Dots, 2000 acrylic on canvas, 91.0 x 116.7, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • BEACH, 1999 acrylic on canvas, 218.5x304.5cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • installation view from view at Tomio Koyama Gallery, 1999 ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • FLOWER, 1998 clay, wax and hair, 24.0 x 21.0 x 15.0cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • Vinyl Maria (bottom), 1994 oil on canvas, 65.2 x 53.0cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • Vinyl Maria (top), 1995 oil on canvas, 24.5 x 33.5cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • Vinyl Maria (bottom), 1994 oil on canvas, 41.0 x 31.8cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • Vinyl Dream (rabbit), 1995 oil on canvas, 24.5 x 33.5cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • Cornea (artificial world), 1996 oil on paper, 60.7 x 72.8cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • Clean Meat, 1996 oil on canvas, 130.3 x 162.0cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • Room, 2000 acrylic on canvas, 45.5 x 53.0cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara
  • Power Transmission Line, 1999 acrlic on canvas, 45.5 x 53.2cm, ©Masahiko Kuwahara

Masahiko Kuwahara was born in Tokyo in 1959. He has held nine solo exhibitions with Tomio Koyama Gallery: “Abandoned Child” (1997), “View” (1999), “Life and Pus” (2001), “Land Development” (2005), “In the End of Summer” (2007), “Window” (2008), “Sweet and Desserts” (2010), “Only in Dream” (2012), and “Bright Days” (2015). He has also help two solo exhibitions at Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica, the United States, in 2001 and 2008. His major group exhibitions include “TOKYO POP” (Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa, 1996), “The Japanese Experience – Inevitable” (Ursula Blickle Stiftung Foundation, Kraichtal, Germany, 2002; traveled to Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria in 2004), “POPjack: Warhol to Murakami” (Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, 2002), “Japan Pop” (Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, 2005), “Portrait Session” (NADiff, Tokyo / Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, 2007) and “Pathos and Small Narratives” (Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea, 2011).

Solo exhibitions

2017 "fantasy land" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2015 "Bright Days" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2012 "Drawings; Hana to Yume" GALLERY ZERO, Osaka
"Only in Dreams" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2011 GALLERY ZERO, Osaka
2010 "Sweet and Desserts" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2008 Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
"Window" Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto
2007 "In the End of Summer" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2005 "Land Development” Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2004 Galerie 20.21, Essen, Germany
2003 "Animals" TKGY at lammfromm, Tokyo
2001 Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
"Trim" Galleria Micia, Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan
"Life and Pus" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2000 "Beautiful Dream" Canvas International Art, Amsterdam
"Blue Sky" Gallery Zero, Osaka
"Beach" Gallery Koto, Okayama, Japan
1999 "View" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
1998 "Rainbow Color" Gallery Zero, Osaka
1997 "Abandoned Child" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
"Shadeless Beach" Gallery Zero, Osaka
1996 "Forgive and Forget" Gallery Zero, Osaka
1995 "Vinyl Dream" AKI-EX Gallery, Tokyo
1990 Tamura Gallery, Tokyo
1984 Tamura Gallery, Tokyo

Group exhibitions

2015 "Yuka Kashihara, Hideaki Kawashima, Makiko Kudo, Toru Kuwakubo, Masahiko Kuwahara, Atsushi Fukui" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2014 "Group exhibition by Tomio Koyama Gallery" TOLOT/heuristic SHINONOME, Tokyo
2013 "Cho-Kyoto 2013, Contemporary Art @Today's Machiya in Kyoto" Today's Machiya in Kyoto, Model House Exhibition Place KYOMO, Kyoto
2012 "Masahiko Kuwahara, Yoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugito" Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore
2011 "Temporary Exhibition: Art in an Office" Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
"Happy Mind - my view" MISAKO & ROSEN, Tokyo
"Pathos and Small Narratives" Gana Art Center, Seoul
2008 Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, Japan(Jul 20 - Sep 23)
2007 "MIXED SIGNALS" Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York
"Portrait Session" NADiff, Tokyo/ Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
"magical museum tour" Tokyo Wonder Site, Hongo, Tokyo
"Summer Show" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2006 "a magical art life" Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo
"10th Anniversary" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
2005 "Japan Pop" Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki
2004 "The Japanese Experience -Inevitable" Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
"The Secret Forest of Princess Knight" M.Y.Art Prospects, New York
2003 "Japan Rising" Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL, USA
2002 "Emotional Site" Shokuryo Building -Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
"The Japanese Experience -Inevitable" Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany
"POPjack: Warhol to Murakami" Museum of Contemporay Art, Denver, CO, USA
2001 "Playground" Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon
2000 "Drawn From Life" Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
"Yume no Ato" Haus am Waldsee, Berlin/ Staati Kunsthalle Barden-Barden, Germany
"Landscape My Ass" Vedanta Gallery, Chicago
1999 "Sampling" Ronald Feldman Fine Art, New York
"Soap" Gallery Zero, Osaka
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
1996 "Love Song" Gallery Zero, Osaka
"TOKYO POP" Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
1993 Maki-Tamura Gallery, Tokyo
1991 Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
Gallery Sarge, Tokyo
1983 Gallery Parergon, Tokyo

Public collections

Flowerman Collection
Olbricht Collection
Toyota Art Collection

Books

"The Japanese Experience: Inevitable"
Takashi Murakami, Kaikai Kiki, Aya Takano, Masahiko Kuwahara, Yoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugito, Shintaro Miyake, Jun Hasegawa / editor: Margrit Brehm / Hatje Cantz 2003