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Shigeyuki Cho

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1935-2019. Born in Tokyo.

 

In 1944, Cho moved to his father’s hometown, Ashikaga. He started making his artwork in the 1960s, while working for a gas company and hospital.

 

Since then, Cho has created artworks under specific concepts such as “boundaries and territories,” “revolt of the materials,” and “life and beyond.” Driven by his unique insight, these concepts also include “abyss of the everyday life”, “material abundance”, and “spirit of the subconscious.” In 1968, Cho first exhibited Pickpocket 68, an oversized pocket sewn to the frame of a canvas; and in 1978, Thalamus 1, both of which he continued serially. These are deployed in parallel with his event, Roadwork and performance, Attachment, both conceived through physical actions of his body and continue to influence his art today. After this period, Cho exhibited Hei-Men-Tai (Plane Figure) and River Bed with rigorous consistency. In his new work, Cho refers to Analects of Confucius, in connection with Japan’s oldest school in his resident city, Ashikaga.

 

Triggered by the birth of his eldest daughter, who was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, Cho has given great consideration to handicapped people, with whom he has organized exhibitions and produced works in collaboration since late 1960s. Through such opportunity, Cho took interest in expression by handicapped people, and has been involved in support actions which occupies an important part of his artist activities.

Solo Exhibitions

2022
"Thalamus",rin art association,Takasaki,Gunma
2020
"Cho Shigeyuki", Art&Space, Tochigi
2019
"Pickpocket", rin art association, Takasaki, Gunma
2018
"Watarase River, Bank of Fukusaru Bridge", Ashikaga Museum of Art, Tochigi
2017
"Meisen", Usagiya, Tochigi
"Plane Figure", rin art association, Takasaki, Gunma
2015
”Gallery Collection vol.2: Cho Shigeyuki”, GATEAU FESTA HARADA GALLERY, Takasaki, Gumma
2014
"Talks 2015: Approaching Whole Characteristics / About Others in Oneself", Ashikaga Museum of Art, Tochigi
2013
"Cho Shigeyuki exhibition", GATEAU FESTA HARADA GALLERY, Takasaki, Gumma
"The Analects of Confucius and Ashikaga School", Ashikaga Museum of Art, Tochigi
2012
"Plain 1973", Space 23°C, Tokyo
2008
"Cho Shigeyuki: Inheritance of the grandfather", Ashikaga Museum of Art, Tochigi
Cho Shigeyuki “Passage of Spacetime”, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Art, Utsunomiya
2001
"Pickpocket - Possessors' Whereabouts (B)", Gallery Hinoki, Tokyo
"Pickpocket Ⅲ: Relief on Japanese Paper", Space 23°C, Tokyo
1999
Ginza Gallery Net '99 "The spot that continues a carrier", Gallery21+Yo, Tokyo
1997
"Various Eyes 83: Cho Shigeyuki Exhibition—Plane Figure", IBM Gallery, Kawasaki, Kanagawa
1995
"Theme Display: Cho Shigeyuki", Ashikaga Museum of Art, Ashikaga, Tochigi
1991
"Fumble for a Method of Presentation", Space-U, Tatebayashi, Gunma
1990
"Between Two Countries Laughing at Each Other 1", Sannomaru Art Hall, Tatebayashi, Gunma
1988
"Cho Shigeyuki Exhibition '80-'88"(Across a Boundary and a Territory), Sannomaru Art Hall, Tatebayashi, Gunma
"hazama"Gallery Hinoki.Tokyo
1986
"Wall Against Surveying Engineer 1", Gallery Hinoki, Tokyo
1984
"Thalamus 3", Concept Space, Shibukawa
"Thalamus 4", Gallery Saiensu. Morioka
1983
"Cho Shigeyuki exhibition", New building 2F gallery, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya
1981
"Thalamus 3", Tokiwa Gallery, Tokyo
1982 ”Thalamus 4”, Tokiwa Gallery, Tokyo
"Thalamus 4 / Map for Method", Gallery Ryo, Kyoto
1980
"Structure 804 - Thalamus 2", Sato Gallery, Tokyo
1979
"Territory '79", Gunma Art Center, Maebashi
1978
"Structure 1978 - Thalamus 1", Brubeck Gallery, Ashikaga, Tochigi
1977
"A Thing, a Person, Life, Death and Their Amplitude", Brubeck Gallery, Ashikaga, Tochigi
1975
"Map for Method", Brubeckgallery, Ashikaga, Tochigi
"Point Exhibition", JAZZ ORNETTE, Ashikaga, Tochigi
"Boundary and Territory'75", Ashikaga Civic Center, Ashikaga, Tochigi
1974
"Settlement", Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo
1973
"Look at the Room of Brai 1973", Tamura Gallery, Tokyo
1972
"Boundary and Territory, Field of Vision 1972", Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo
"Pickpocket", JAZZ ORNETTE, Ashikaga, Tochigi
1971
"Composition Exhibition with a Deserted House, an Art Gallery, Barren Land and the Atelier", Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo / Around Home, Ashikaga, Tochigi
"PlainⅠ" home studio and the outdoors,Ashikaga
1969
"Solo Exhibitions", Muramatsu Art Gallery, Tokyo
1968
"Pickpocket '68", Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo

Group Exhibitions

2021
"Recent Acquisitions 2021"ARTS MAEBASI,Gunma
2019
"Odawara Biennale", Kanagawa
"The Ecology of Expression", Arts Maebashi, Gunma
2018
"Weather Report", Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utunomiya
2017
”Gallery Collection”, rin art association, Takasaki, Gunma
"Collection + Secret of Art", Arts Maebashi, Maebashi, Gunma
"2D Printers" Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts,Utunomiya
2014
"CON", Matsumura Memorial Houde, Ashikaga, Tochigi
2012
"Tatebayashi Junction: Contemporary Art in Central Kanto", Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi
2006
"Akasha", Ashikaga Museum of Arts, Tochigi
2003
"The 5th Ota Contemporary Art Exhibition", Ota Learning Center, Ota, Gunma
2001
"Door of 1,000 years", Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Art, Utsunomiya
2000
"Collection of Han: Version 5th Publication Exhibition", Sudou Museum, Tokyo
1999
"Ota Contemporary Art Exhibition", Tohmoh Learning Culture Center, Ota, Gunma
"Contemporary Art Exhibition by Four Artists", Gallery Vinci, Ota
1996
"Masterpieces from Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts", Ashikaga Museum of Art, Tochigi
1994
"Experiment Exhibition No. 1: Yoshio Shirakawa, Kazumi Nakamura,S higeyuki Cho", M Gallery, Ashikaga, Tochigi
1989
"’89 ART IN OTA: Contemporary Art Exhibition", NTT Ota Community Hall, Ota
1988-92
"Hakusyu,summer,festival", Hakusyu, Yamanashi
1988
"Artists Tochigi ‘88", Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya
"Outward-bound: Eight Contemporary Artists", Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
1979
"Root Exhibition of the Image", Westbes Gallery, Nagoya
1984
"Art in Tochigi Today", Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya
1983
"The 6th, 7th Workshop", Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai
"The 4th North Kanto Art Exhibition", Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya
"Drawing in Air: An Exhibition of Sculptors' Drawings 1882-1982", Sunderland Art Centre, UK
"The 19th Artists of Today: The Structure Made Inside", Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, Yokohama
1978
"The First International Film & Video Exhibition", Osu Experiment Gallery, Nagoya
1973
"Kyoto Biennale", Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto
1964
"The 14th Yomiuri Independent Exhibition", Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
1952-66
"VAN Painting Group Exhibition", Japan Independent Exhibition

Others

1993
"Sculpture Setting", Tatebayashi City Sculpture Pathway, Tatebayashi, Gunma
1987
"Nishinohora Salon Art + Concert", L'AUTRE MAISON NISHINOHORA, Tatebayashi, Gunma
1983
Performance "Attachment ’83" at Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya
1973
"Plain Ⅱ: Three bridges on Watarase River", Ashikaga, Tochigi
Event "Drawing from Watarase River and Return from the Sky", Ashikaga, Tochigi
1971
Event "Roadwork [X]", Watarase River, Ashikaga, Tochigi
1970
Event "Roadwork [Ko, Ko]", "Fukusaru-bridge on Watarase River", Ashikaga, Tochigi
1969
Event "Roadwork 1 [Ko, Ko, Ko, Ko]", "National Route No. 50"

Awards

1983
Prize for Excellence, "The 4th North Kanto Art Exhibition", Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya

Selected Collection

  • Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo
  • Ashikaga Museum of Art, Ashikaga
  • Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya
  • Tatebayashi City Sculpture Pathway, Tatebayashi
  • Shinjuku Maynds Tower, Tokyo
  • Ashikaga City Kyowa Junior High School, Ashikaga
  • Ashikaga GAS, Ashikaga
  • Orihime Shirine, Ashikaga
  • Otsu Collection
  • GATEAU FESTA HARADA, Takasaki
  • Arts Maebashi