Kiyoshi Hamada

WORKS

  • DRAWING床

  • 23-G-5

  • 24-A-6

  • 25-6-20

  • 27-5-14

  • 12-A-13

BIOGRAPHY

Born 1937 in Kochi, Japan. Graduated from Tama Art University in 1961. Following graduation, Hamada became acquainted with the great avant-garde artists of post-war Japan, such as Yoshishige Saito, and began pursing abstract modes of expressions. He was awarded an Honorable Mention at Osaka Biennale of Prints Competition of 1977 and, with much acclaim, has been active in various domestic and international exhibitions. In 2015, his solo exhibition, “The Legacy of Kiyoshi Hamada – Paintings
of Layering and Erasing”, was held at the Nerima Art Museum. Hamada’s works have shown and developed great promise over the years, and his works has been acquired by various museums, such as the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (Japan), Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (Japan), Artizon Museum (Tokyo, Japan) and the Kraków Museum of Art (Poland).

[Solo Exhibitions]

1962 Ogikubo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1963 Lunami Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1966 Mudo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1971 Shirota Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, ’73,’76,’77,’11

1975 Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, ’76, ’77

1978 Kobayashi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, ’86

1979 Moris Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, ’83 / Tsubaki Kindai Gallery, Tokyo, ’87

1980 Gallery Yo, Tokyo, Japan

1982 Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, ’83, ’86- ’88, ’90 -’01, ’03-’07, ’09 / Kochi Art Gallery, Kochi, Japan

1983 Galerie Humanite, Nagoya, Japan

1984 Nisshin Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1989 Yoseido Reflection Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1995 Nakamura-City Chuo Public Hall, Kochi, Japan / Gallery Ohira, Kochi, Japan Gallery Yume, Tokyo, Japan, ’96, ’04, ’05, ’11

1996 Gallery You, Kyoto, Japan, ’97 / Shonandai Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan, ’98

1998 Gallery Crillon, Tokyo, Japan

1999 23 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, ’01 / Atelier UNO, Tokyo, Japan

2005 Gallery AO, Hyogo, Japan, ’06, ’08

2006 Atelier Rika, Kochi, Japan / Gallery DOKA, Tokyo, Japan

2009 Gallery Amano, Yamanashi, Japan, ’10 / Shonandai MY Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, ’10- ’12

2010 Gallery Ekouan, Tokyo, Japan, ’12, ’14, ’17

2015 Gallery Kawafune, Tokyo, Japan, ’17, ’18

The Legacy of Kiyoshi Hamada – Paintings of Layering and Erasing, Nerima Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2016 Zero no Inori, Kashima Arts, Tokyo, Japan

[Group Exhibitions]

1964 International Young Artists Exhibition (Europe to Japan), Seibu Department Store, Tokyo, Japan

1975 Japan Art Festival, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo (Melbourne ’75 / Los Angeles ’76)

1976 The Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan / Kyoto City Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan, ’77, ’81

1977 Miami International Print Bienniale, Florida, USA Contemporary Japanese Graphics Grand Prix Exhibition, Matsuya Department Store, Tokyo, Japan Osaka Biennale of Prints Competition, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan

1978 International Print Biennale, Krakow, Poland, ’80,’84

1979 The Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia

21 Contemporary Japanese Print Makers, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA

The Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan / Kyoto City Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan

1980 Contemporary Japanese Prints Exhibition, Henry Gallery, USA
Japanese Prints ’80, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Art, Tochigi, Japan, ’85

The Japan International Art Exhibition (Tokyo Biennale), Tokyo

Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan / Kyoto City Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan

1981 Japan Art Festival ’81, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan / London, UK

The Seibu Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

Awarded Prize Exhibition, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan
The Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan / Kyoto City Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan

1982 Modern Japanese Art, Part 1[1945-]: The 30th Anniversary Exhibition: From the Museum Collection, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

Drawings of Six Artists ’82 (Lee Ufan, Matsutani Takesada, Hamada Kiyoshi, Suga Kishio, Masaka Masafumi, Kawamata Tadashi), Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1985 Modern Art Fair ’85, Tokyo Central Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1986 Black and White in Art Today, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Saitama, Japan

White and Black by 5 Artists (Kawamata Tadashi, Kitamura Hitoshi, Suga Kishio, Matsutani Takesada, Hamada Kiyoshi), Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1988 International Triennial of Original Graphic Prints, Grenchen, Switzerland

1990 Cross One ’90 Group Exhibition, Tsubaki Kindai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1991 Line in Contemporary Art “The Destination of Eyes and Hands,” The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Saitama, Japan

1993 Vision, Illusion and Anti-Illusion from the Museum Collection, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1994 Commemorating 20 Years, Exhibition of Awarded Works, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan

1996 Prints in the 1970s, The Shoto Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

1998 Prints and Drawings of Three Artists (Suga Kishio, Matsutani Takesada, Hamada Kiyoshi), Kaneko Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1999 Contemporary Art Lesson I, Akita Senshu Museum of Art, Akita, Japan

2003 100 Artists of 150 Years Exhibition, The Museum of Art, Kochi, Kochi, Japan

The Private Collection of a Salary Man: Japanese Post-War Art, Shunan City Museum of Art & History, Yamaguchi / Mitaka City Gallery of Art, Tokyo / Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui, Japan

2006 With You, With Art, Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Black and White: Colors in Black, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2012 Post-war Art in Kochi and Avant-Garde Tosa-ha Exhibition, The Museum of Art, Kochi, Kochi, Japan

2015 Rhythm of Form: Various Expressions of Abstract Art, The Museum of Art, Kochi, Kochi, Japan

2019 MONO, Gene Gallery, Shanghai, China

 

[Award]

1977 The Purchase Prize at Miami International Print Biennale, Florida, USA

An Honorable Mention at Osaka Biennale of Prints Competition, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan

1979 Bridgestone Museum of Art Award at The Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1981 MOMAT Award at The Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

The Ueno Royal Museum Award at Japan Art Festival ’81, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Award of Excellence at The Seibu Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

 

[Public Collections]

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (Tokyo)
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Tokyo)
Artizon Museum (Tokyo)
The Ueno Royal Museum (Tokyo)
Nerima Art Museum (Tokyo)
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (Tokyo)
Fuchu Art Museum (Tokyo)
Mitaka City Gallery of Art (Tokyo)
Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts (Tochigi)
Okazaki City Museum of Art (Aichi)
Osaka Contemporary Art Center (Osaka)
The Museum of Art, Kochi (Kochi)
Shirakidani International Museum of Contemporary Art (Kochi)
Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts (Tokyo)
Kraków Museum of Art (Poland)
Seven Days Hotel Plus (Kochi)