Artist's Page

Yukie Ishikawa

Born in Tokyo, Japan, 1961

Education
B-Semi Schooling System, 1987
Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan, 1983

Lives and works in Saitama, Japan

One-Person Exhibitions

2020
Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2018
Blum & Poe, Tokyo, Japan

2012
Nantenshi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2008
Nantenshi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2005
Dai-Ichi Life Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2003
Notation of Painting, Nantenshi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2001
Kai no Rizmu, Saison Art Program Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2000
Nantenshi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1998
Restaurant Kosho-tei, Tokyo, Japan

1996
Nantenshi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 

1995
Painting/System and Venture, Gallery αM, Tokyo, Japan

1993
Nantenshi Gallery Soko, Tokyo, Japan

1992
Hillside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1990
Hillside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1989
Gallery K, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022
MOT Collection: Garden of Light / Continuing Whispers, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

2021
Abstraction, Isetan Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Mountains Carrying Suns, Blum & Poe, Tokyo, Japan

2020
5,471 miles, Blum & Poe, Tokyo, Japan

2019
Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s, Part 1, curated by Mika Yoshitake, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
The Herstory of Abstraction in East Asia, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Between Abstraction, Red Gold Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2015
Welcome to the Museum of ART; The Collection, Iwaki City Art Museum, Fukushima, Japan
Re-collections!!: Exhibition for the Acquisitions Purchased by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, T-Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
COLLECTION Ⅲ, National Museum of Modern Art, Osaka, Japan

2014
Homage: TSUTSUMI Seiji / TSUJII Takasi, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan 

2013
The Site of the Soul, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan
Minimal/ Post Minimal-The Contemporary Japanese Art from 1970's, Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Utsunomiya, Japan

2012
10th Anniversary of Art Karen: Begin with the Art Journey, Gallery Karen, Kanagawa, Japan

2011
ART TODAY 2011-now and then, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan
The 60th Anniversary of The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama: The Best Collection, Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan

2009
30th Anniversary Exhibition from the Collection, Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Utsunomiya, Japan
Charity Exhibition of People Drawing a Picture 2009: Art Works Filling the Small Gallery, Gallery Karen, Kanagawa, Japan 

2007
Primary Field: The State of Contemporary Art —Conversation with the 7 Fields, Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, Japan
HeyriAsia Project Ⅱ Japanese Contemporary Art Festival, Heyri Art Village, Paju, South Korea
Collection Exhibition 1: Picture and Contemporary Art + New Collection, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

2006
Charity Exhibition of People Drawing a Picture 2006, Gallery Karen, Kanagawa, Japan
From the Point of View to Point of View on Contemporary Art, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan
The Present State of Contemporary Art. Selected Works from the VOCA Exhibition, Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Utsunomiya, Japan
2006 NEW ACQUISITION + Contemporary Art and the HUMOR, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

2005
The Session of People Drawing a Picture 3, Gallery Karen, Kanagawa, Japan
The Power of Painting: Painting Today Focusing on the Recent Acquisition, Iwaki City Art Museum, Fukushima, Japan

2004
The Session of People Drawing a Picture 2, Gallery Karen, Kanagawa, Japan
The Art Collection of Marunouchi Area, Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
VOCA 1994-2003: Exhibition of Winner's Works of 10 years, Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan
Korea International Art Fair, COEX Convention Center, Seoul, South Korea
New Works 2004, Kawagoe Gallery, Saitama, Japan
Remaking Modernism in Japan 1900-2000, University Art Museum, Tokyo National University of the Arts and Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan 

2003
The Session of People Drawing a Picture, Gallery Karen, Kanagawa, Japan
Osaka Art Fair 2003, Nantenshi Gallery, SUMOSO, Osaka, Japan
Celebrating a Birth of Shunan City; The trace of One Collection by a Certain Salaried WorkerーThe Locus of Postwar Japanese Art, Shunan City Art and History, Yamaguchi; traveled to Mitaka City Gallery of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Collection in Focus; The Power of PaintingーJapanese Painting since 1980, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

2002
36th Contemporary Art Selections-A Walk in Beauty and Creation, Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan
2002 Korea International Art Fair ーSpecial Exhibition; Light of the East, Busan Exhibition & Convention Center, South Korea
Osaka Art Fair 2002, Nantenshi Gallery, SUMOSO, Osaka, Japan
Exhibition for New Acquisitions Purchased by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, The House for the Japan Art Academy, Tokyo, Japan

2001
The Collection of Sezon Museum of Modern Art, curated by Kobayashi Yasuo: Politics of Brushstrokes / What makes "Painting-like"?, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan
Flatness / Surfaceness, Ningyo-cho Exhibit Space VISION'S, Tokyo, Japan

1999
The 5th Commodity Art, Tokyo Art Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Each Artist, Each Moment 1999, Gallery GAN, Tokyo, Japan
The Vision of Contemporary Art '99, Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1998
ART TODAY 1988ーMimesis, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan
ART TODAY: The Four Forms, Seibu Art Forum, Tokyo, Japan

1997
SPIRIT OF HYPOCRITES, Kawagoe Gallery, Saitama, Japan
KYOBASHI KAIWAI, Nantenshi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
International Biennale of Water Color, Zaprice Castle, Kamnik, Slovenia

1995
Contemporary BYOBU, STUDIO5, The Seibu Department Store, Tokyo, Japan
ALLEGORY OF SEEING 1995; PAINTING AND SCULPTURE IN CONTEMPORARY
JAPAN, Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Grace & Gravity, Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan; traveled to Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
The Vision of Contemporary Art '95, Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1994
Yokohama Contemporary Arts Exhibition in Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Friendly - City Affiliation Between Yokohama and Shanghai-A Breeze from Yokohama, Shanghai Art Museum, China
The Structure of PaintingーJapanese Contemporary Colors, Bumpodo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Artists in Yokohama ‘94, Yokohama Citizens’ Gallery, Yokohama, Japan

1993
International Contemporary Art Fair, NICAF Yokohama '93, PACIFICO Yokohama, Japan
 
1992
11th Parallelism in Art, Espace OHARA, Tokyo, Japan
TEPVSVICTVM, Espace OHARA, Tokyo, JapanThe Prospects of Paintings Part 3, Gallery Furukawa, Tokyo, Japan
Drawing Warehouse Part 3, Hillside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1991
Spiral Take Art Collection, Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan
HOLBEIN ACRYLART EXHIBITION 1991, Citizen's Gallery, Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo,
Japan
Drawing Warehouse Part 2, Hillside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1990
Spiral Take Art Collection, Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan
Drawing Warehouse, Hillside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1989
Contemporary Art Exhibition for Raising Relief Fund to the Victim's Family in China with Sympathy, Hillside Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1988
4-Person Exhibition, Civic Art Gallery, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1987
2-Person Exhibition, Gallery K, Tokyo, Japan 

1986
B-semi Exhibition, Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, Yokohama, Japan

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Catalogues 

2020
Yoshitake, Mika. Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s. Los Angeles: Blum & Poe, 2020.

2014
Minimal | Post Minimal: The Contemporary Japanese Art from 1970s. Utsunomiya, Japan: Utsunomiya Museum of Art, 2014.

2013
Minimal | Post Minimal: The Contemporary Japanese Art from 1970s. Utsunomiya, Japan: Utsunomiya Museum of Art, 2013.

Selected Articles and Reviews

2021
“Exhibition – Mountains Carrying Suns.” Tokyoweekender.com, February 2021.

2020
Desmarais, Charles. “The Fog Is Here with Another Hectic Week Full of Art.” Datebook (SF Chronicle), January 9, 2020.
Estiler, Keith. “10 Best Virtual Booths to Check out During Art Basel Online Hong Kong 2020.” Hypebeast.com, March 20, 2020.
“Yukie Ishikawa Exhibition: Ueno Royal Museum.” Tokyo Art Beat, March 2020.

2019
Birmingham, Lucy. “Parergon.” Artillery Magazine, February 26, 2019.
Cha, Olivian. “From Monumental to Microscopic, These Works Changed the History of Art in Japan.” Frieze.com, March 13, 2019
Noyes, Chandra. “Galleries Celebrate Influential Modern Japanese Art in ‘Parergon.’” Art&Object.com, April 3, 2019.
“‘Parergon – Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s’ Exhibition at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.” Purple Diary, February 14, 2019.
Tham, Davina. “Addressing the Art World’s Gender Imbalance.” Taipei Times, July 23, 2019.

2018
“The Art World – Yukie Ishikawa: Impermanence.” Tokyo Weekender Guide, 2018.

Museum and Public Collections 

Agency for Cultural Affairs, Tokyo, Japan
Dai-Ichi Life Insurance Company, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Iwaki City Art Museum, Iwaki, Japan
National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
National Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, Japan
Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan

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