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Toshihiko Mitsuya

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Toshihiko Mitsuya, His main work is sculpture made from Aluminum foil. The first part of the current series consists of 300 small sculptures made from normal kitchen Aluminum foil. Having collaborated with architects testing its durability in various forms of construction, Mitsuya created life-size equestrian or standing statues made of special wide aluminum foil. The motifs of each work is based on the mixture of various countries cultures in this highly-networked information society. It relates to images common all over the world. He has also produced flat
works, composed of reflections from boards of scratched stainless steel with angle grinder, which can be said to stand between a sculpture and a painting.

http://www.toshihikomitsuya.com/index.html

Education

1979
Born in Osaka japan
2004
Graduated Seian University of Art and Design

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Toshihiko Mitsuya Solo Exhibition "Leaking Light", Seibu Shibuya, Tokyo
2016
"Far from Static", GATEAU FESTA HARADA GALLERY, Takasaki, Gumma
2015
"THE ALUMINIUM GARDEN - STRUCTURAL STUDIES OF PLANTS"
JUNE 14 MEYER-GROHBRÜGGE & CHERMAYEFF
STUDIO PICKNICK, Berlin
2013
"Structual Studies", a collaboration with June-14 Meyer-Grohbrügge&Chermayeff Krings-Ernst Gallery, Cologne
2012
”Structural Studies”, Deutsches Architektu Zentrum DAZ, Germany
A collaboration with June-14 Meyer-Grohbrügge&Chermayeff
2011
Solo Exhibition ”Going Up a River”, Children's Art Museum Funabashi, Chiba
Solo Exhibition "The Indignant" (for alternative reality game), Marienburger str.16 / Berlin
Solo Exhibition "Fluid Mountain" (Artist In Residence in Kurayoshi / Meirin AIR), Tottori
2009
Solo Exhibition "Still River", Kodama Gallery, Kyoto

Group Exhibitions

2022
"Lindau biennale - in situ Paradise -" Lindau
"Er ist’s" Galerie KWADRAT Berlin, Berlin
2019
"The Vision of Contemporary Art 2019", Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
2016
"White cube jangle" (Group show) Sexauer Gallery, Berlin
"Art Project Takasaki: THE ECHO", City Gallery Takasaki, Gunma
2014
"Drive The Change" 100plus, Zurich, Switzerland
"PLAYERS", Arts Maebashi, Gunma
2013
"NOW JAPAN: Tentoonstelling met 37 hedendaagse Japanse kunstenaars", Kunsthal KAdE / Amersfoort, Nederland
The Echo – Spreading of Light – Japanisches Kulturinstitut/Köln,Germany
Betwixt and Betweens TS art project/Berlin,Germany
2012
Blooming in the dark Historischer Keller, Berlin
"The echo -Although I am still alive-", Kunstraum Bethanien / Bethanien, Berlin
"Point of Departure" Dr. Claudia Delank / Berlin
"Rock the Block", Kanta studio, Kreuzberg, Berlin
2011
THE WAY THINGS MOVE Parkhaus projects, Berlin
"LARK/PLUNGE", Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin
2010
"The 13th Exhibition of the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art" (The Grand Prize),
Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki
”WE ARE THE ISLANDS” Bethanien, Berlin
2007
"View Point of 10 People", Gallery Yuragi, Kyoto
2006
"Art Court Frontier 2006 #4" by recommendation of Katsushige Nakahashi, ArtCourt Gallery, Osaka
2005
"Why am I here? Yoshio Kitayama × Toshihiko Mitsuya", Gallery Yuragi, Kyoto
2004
Selected Exhibition of Seian University of Art and Design Kyoto Cultural Museum, Kyoto
2003
Artist in Residence in SUMISO SUMISO, Osaka
Independent Project Invisible garden Neyagawa tenant building, Osaka
2002
7:28temperature26.8℃ Dohjidai Gallery of Art, Kyoto
2001
Aspect toward present age, Shiga
Rainbow, Nagoya

Others

2012
Workshop "Backjumps: Junior Issue 2", Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin
2011
Workshop 100th birthday of TaroOkamoto TaroOkamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki
Workshop solo exhibition ”Going up a river” Related Events Children's art museum Hunabashi
Artist In Residence in Kurayoshi (Meirin AIR)
・Utubuki Festival(Dashi project Meirin)
・Workshop
・Solo exhibition
2010
Rideau clandestin - independent Project - show and exhibiton Kyoto
2008
Rideau clandestin - independent Project - show and exhibiton Kyoto

Awards

2010
The 13th Exhibition of the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art (The Grand Prize)

Selected Collection

  • GATEAU FESTA HARADA, Takasaki