Kazuo Shiraga

- Selected Works
- Biography

He was born in Amagasaki, near Osaka, in 1924, where he lives and works. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kyoto, where he graduated in 1948 in traditional Japanese painting.

Since 1949 has participated in numerous exhibitions with the group Shinsesaku-Kyokai.

In 1954 he started painting on the canvas with his feet slipping.

In 1955 became part of the Gutai Group, and continues to use the body as an expressive medium.

He died on 11 April 2008.

- Exhibitions
  • 2017

    Kazuo Shiraga - Inaugural exhibition Kanaal - Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Wijnegem
    Kazuo Shiraga - Lévy Gorvy - London, London

  • 2015

    Kazuo Shiraga - Mnuchin Gallery, New York City, NY
    Kazuo and Fujiko Shiraga - McCaffrey Fine Art, New York City, NY
    Between Action and the Unknown: The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga - Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

  • 2014

    Kazuo Shiraga - Axel Vervoordt Gallery - Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • 2012

    Kazuo Shiraga - Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp

  • 2011

    Kazuo Shiraga - McCaffrey Fine Art, New York City, NY

  • 2010

    Shiraga Kazuo - Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe
    Kazuo Shiraga – Paintings - Peter Lund, Oslo

  • 2009

    Painting Born Of Fighting - Yokosuka Museum of Art, Yokosuka-city
    Kazuo Shiraga: Six Decades - McCaffrey Fine Art, New York City, NY
    Kazuo Shiraga: Painting Born Out of Fighting - Azumino Municipal Museum of Modern Art, Azumino

  • 2007

    Kazuo Shiraga. "Paintings and Watercolours" - Annely Juda Fine Art, London
    Kazuo Shiraga - Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris

  • 2004

    Kazuo Shiraga zum 80. Geburtstag - Galerie Georg Nothelfer - Charlottenburg, Berlin

  • 2001

    Kazuo Shiraga - Paintings and Watercolours - Annely Juda Fine Art, London
    Kazuo Shiraga - Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe

  • 1999

    Kazuo Shiraga - Bilder von 1960 - 1991 - Galerie Georg Nothelfer - Charlottenburg, Berlin

  • 1994

    Kazuo Shiraga - Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne

  • 1993

    Kazuo Shiraga - Centre Régional d’Art contemporain Midi-Pyrénées, Labege

  • 1990

    Kazuo Shiraga - Gallery Kasahara, Osaka

  • 1989

    Kazuo Shiraga - Amagasaki Cultural Center, Amagasaki

  • 1987

    Kazuo Shiraga: Gutai 1954-1972 - Galleria Milano, Milan

  • 1986

    Kazuo Shiraga - Peintures - Galerie Stadler, Paris

  • 1955

    1st Gutai Art Exhibition - Ohara Kaikan Hall, Tokyo

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