Yoshishige Furukawa

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Education
1943
Tokyo School of Fine Art (Tokyo University of the Arts)

Solo Exhibitions
1955
Saegusa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1956
Daimura Department Store, Fukuoka, Japan
Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo
1957
Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo
1958
Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo
1959
Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo
Fukuoka-Iwataya, Fukuoka
1960
Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo
1963
Nihonbashi Gallery, Tokyo
Iwataya Gallery, Fukuoka
Nihonbashi Gallery, New York
1968
East Hampton Gallery, New York
1972
Westbeth Gallery, New York
1973
Pace College Gallery
1974
Lotus Gallery Soho, New York
1976
Fuma Gallery, Tokyo
1977
Fukuoka City Art Gallery, Fukuoka
1979
New York University Gallery
Kwan Gallery Soho, New York
1981
Yamaguchi Gallery, Tokyo
Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka
1983
Long Island University Gallery / South Hampton College, New York
1985
Gallery Stella, Fukuoka
1988
Oishi Gallery, Fukuoka
1989
Condeso/Lawler Gallery, Soho, New York
Yamaguchi Gallery, Tokyo
1991
Northern Iowa University Gallery
Condeso/Lawler Gallery, Soho, New York
Yamaguchi Gallery, Tokyo
Albright College Freedman Gallery, Reading, PA
1992
Retrospective at the Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka
National Museum of Art, Osaka
1993
Condeso/Lawler Gallery, New York
Gallery Emon, Tokyo
Gallery Oishi, Fukuoka
1995
Condeso/Lawler Gallery, New York
1996
Yamaguchi Gallery, Tokyo
1997
Condeso/Lawler Gallery, New York
Curwen Gallery, London
1998
Gallery Oishi, Fukuoka
Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1999
Saga Shimbun Gallery, Saga
Curwen Gallery, London
2000
Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka
Yamaguchi Gallery, Tokyo
Gallery Oishi, Fukuoka
2001
Gallery Hashimoto, Fukuoka
2002
Gallery MMG, Tokyo
Gallery Oishi, Fukuoka
2003
Shirota Gallery, Tokyo
Gallery Hashimoto, Fukuoka
Yamaguchi Gallery, Tokyo
2004
Sawara Art Museum, Fukuoka
2005
Gallery Yamane, Tokyo
Gallery Oishi, Fukuoka
2006
Yamaguchi Gallery, Tokyo
Gallery Oishi, Fukuoka
2007
Sawara Art Museum, Fukuoka
2009
Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka
2013
“Drawings from the 1980’s”, Koki Arts, Tokyo
2015
“Yoshishige Furukawa 1921-2008” Retrospective, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka
“Paintings from the 1990’s”, Koki Arts, Tokyo
Gallery Oishi, Fukuoka
2016
“Black Rubber Sheet” - Yoshishige Furukawa’s New York Paintings from the 1970’s”
Maus Contemporary / beta pictoris gallery
2017
“Yoshishige Furukawa - the 1960’s dot paintings”, Maus Contemporary / beta pictoris gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions
1946
Gardan Group Exhibition (Ichiryu Association)
Shinko Art Exhibition, Mitsukoshi Department Store, Nihonbashi
1947
15th Annual Exhibition of the Dokuritso Bijutsu Kyokai, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
1948
Chutsu Imanishi Exhibition at Fukuoka-Iwataya, Fukuoka
16th Dokuritso Bijutsu Kyokai, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
1949
17th Dokuritso Bijutsu Kyokai, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
1950
18th Dokuritso Bijutsu Kyokai, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
1951
19th Dokuritso Bijutsu Kyokai, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
1952
20th Dokuritso Bijutsu Kyokai, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
1953
21st Dokuritso Bijutsu Kyokai, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
1954
22nd Dokuritso Bijutsu Kyokai, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
1955
23rd Dokuritso Bijutsu Kyokai, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
1956
24th Dokuritso Bijutsu Kyokai, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
1957
9th Yomiuri Independent Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
25th Dokuritso Bijutsu Kyokai, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
1958
10th Yomiuri Independent Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
26th Dokuritsu Bijutsu Kyokai, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
4th Nobi Group Exhibition, Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo
1959
11th Yomiuri Independent Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
5th Nobi Group Exhibition, Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo
1960
Fugetsudo, Shinjuku, Tokyo
12th Yomiuri Independent Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
1961
13th Yomiuri Independent Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
1962
14th Yomiuri Independent Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Mudo Gallery, Tokyo
Exhibition “Contemporary Art from Japan”, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
1963
15th Yomiuri Independent Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Takashimaya Art Gallery, Tokyo
1st Art Club Wxhibition, Shinjuku Dai-ichi Gallery, Tokyo
1964
15th New England Exhibition, Silvermine Guild of Artists, Connecticut
1965
16th New England Exhibition, Silvermine Guild of Artists, Connecticut
1967
18th New England Exhibition, Silvermine Guild of Artists, Connecticut
1968
19th New England Exhibition, Silvermine Guild of Artists, Connecticut
1970
Westbeth Gallery, New York
1972
“Contemporary Japanese Art” Exhibition, Union Carbide Building, New York
1975
“Ten Japanese artists”, Alternative Center for International Arts, New York
1979
“Japanese Art Today” Exhibition, World Trade Center, New York
Kwan Gallery, Soho, New York
1980
“Contemporary Asian Art” Exhibition, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka
1981
Exhibition “Ishikawa Isamu and his friends”, Nisshin Gallery, Tokyo
1984
Exhibition “New Acquisitions”, The National Museum of Art, Osaka
Nichido Contemporary Art” Exhibition, Nichido Gallery, Tokyo
1986
“Black and White in Art Today” exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
1989
participates at Art Chicago
1990
participates at Art Frankfurt
1991
“New York Selection 1991” Exhibition, Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY
participates at Art Montreal
1992
“New Acquisitions” Exhibition, Gallery Inage, Chiba
1993
Group Exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
Nagoya Contemporary Art Fair
“30th Anniversary Exhibition II: Modern Art from the Collection”, Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
“New Acquisitions” Exhibition, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka
1995
“10x10x(10)cm” Exhibition, Gallery Yamaguchi, Tokyo
“vital signs / drawings” Exhibition, Condeso/Lawler Gallery, New York
1996
Group Exhibition, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka
1997
Group Exhibition, Condeso/Lawler Gallery, New York
“Masterpieces of Modern Japanese Art from the Museum Collection”, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
1998
Group Exhibition, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka
“From Saburosuke Okada to Yoshishige Furukawa”, Saga Prefectural Art Museum, Saga
1999
“Let’s Go to the Museum”, Tagawa Museum of Art, Fukuoka
2000
Texas A&M University Gallery, College Station, Texas
“Hana - flower” Exhibition, Gallery Yagamuchi, Tokyo
“Art Jam” Exhibition, Gallery Yagamuchi, Tokyo
2002
“Oil Painter in our Hometown”, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka
2006
“Contemporary Paintings of Sagamihara Collection and New Step” Exhibition, Sagamihara’s Citizen Gallery,
Kanagawa
2007
“Furukawa Yoshishige and Akiko Mashima” Exhibition, Sawara Art Museum, Fukuoka
2008
4th “Art Jam” Exhibition, Gallery Yagamuchi, Tokyo

Selected Collections
Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
Pace College, New York, NY
Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California
South Hampton College of Long Island University, Southhampton, NY
British Museum, London, U.K.
The Roland Gibson Foundation at The State University of New York Art Museum, Potsdam, New York
New York City Public Library, New York, NY
Fukuoka City Hall, Fukuoka, Japan
Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka
Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukuoka
Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Kitakyushu, Japan
Tagawa Museum of Art, Tagawa, Japan
Saga Prefectural Art Museum, Saga, Japan
The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
National Museum of Modern Art, Osaka
The Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki, Japan

Awards, Grants and Public Commissions
1949 Recipient of the Dokuritsu Bijutsu Kyokai Prize, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
1972 Recipient of the “Contemporary Art Prize for Japanese artists living in New York”
1973 Mural in the W. R. Grace Building on 42nd Street, New York
1989 Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant of $12,000
1990 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant of $10,000
1997 Six-panel installation “Variations on Nature” at the Washington National Airport
1997 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant of $15,000

Selected Publications
“Yoshishige Furukawa” exhibition catalogue, Daimura Dept. Store, text by Zenzamuro Kojima, 1956
“Yoshishige Furukawa” exhibition catalogue, texts by Tatsuoki Nanbata and Koei Tokudiji, Tokyo, 1958
“Special four page coverage in the “Bijutsu-shi Journal Art Magazine”, Tokyo, 1960
“Yoshishige Furukawa” exhibition catalogue, Gallery Yamaguch, Tokyo, text byStephen Westfall, 1989
“Yoshishige Furukawa”, exhibition catalogue, Fukuoka Museum of Art, 1992
“Yoshishige Furukawa 1921-2008”, Fukuoka Museum of Art, 2015

Images

Past exhibitions

Yoshishige Furukawa: Plane Space
October 27 – December 22, 2017

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