Kiyoshi Hamada (浜田 浄)

WORKS

  • Drawing Floor (1),1983. Pencil on paper, 113×260cm.

  • 23-G-5

  • 24-A-6

  • 25-6-20

  • 27-5-14

  • 12-A-13

BIOGRAPHY

Kiyoshi Hamada (浜田 浄) was born in 1937 in Kochi, Japan. Following graduation from Tama Art University in 1961, Hamada became acquainted with leading post-war Japan avant-garde artists, such as Yoshishige Saito, and began pursuing abstract modes of production. He was awarded an Honorable Mention at the Osaka Biennale of Prints Competition of 1977 and, with much acclaim, has been active in various domestic and international exhibitions. In 2015, he held a solo exhibition, “The Legacy of Kiyoshi Hamada – Paintings of Layering and Erasing”, at the Nerima Art Museum. With great promise, Hamada’s oeuvre has developed over time. Nevertheless, from his iconic Drawing series to his recent monochrome semi-cultural works, Hamada’s preoccupation with the “systems” of production has remained essential to his work.

His works have 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).

For a list of works by the artist, see: https://www.artsy.net/rootkcontemporary/artist/kiyoshi-hamada-bang-tian-jing

For installation shots of the artist’s most recent major solo exhibition, “Strata of Memory -Light and Shadow-” (2020), see: https://www.artsy.net/show/k-contemporary-1-strata-of-memory-light-and-shadow 

 

[Solo Exhibitions]

1962: Ogikubo 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

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

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

2010: Gallery Echo-ann, Tokyo, Japan, ’12, ’14, ’17, ’21

2015: Gallery Kawafune, Tokyo, Japan, ’17, ’18, ’21
 The Legacy of Kiyoshi Hamada – Paintings of Layering and Erasing, Nerima Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2016: Zero no Inori, Kashima Arts, Tokyo, Japan

2018: Art Central 2018, Kashima Arts, Hong Kong

2020: Strata of Memory -Light and Shadow-, √K Contemporary, 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

Art Central 2019, Kashima Arts, Hong Kong

2021: √K Collection Summer 2021, √K Contemporary, Tokyo, Japan 

2022: √K Collection Winter 2022, √K Contemporary, Tokyo, Japan 

 

[Awards]
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)
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)

OTHER

Interview with the Artist (2016 “Zero no Inori” Kashima Arts solo exhibition): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNlgPTOzi0s&ab_channel=ArtsKashima