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.
Kazuo Shiraga - Inaugural exhibition Kanaal - Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Wijnegem
Kazuo Shiraga - Lévy Gorvy - London, London
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
Kazuo Shiraga - Axel Vervoordt Gallery - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Kazuo Shiraga - Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp
Kazuo Shiraga - McCaffrey Fine Art, New York City, NY
Shiraga Kazuo - Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe
Kazuo Shiraga – Paintings - Peter Lund, Oslo
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
Kazuo Shiraga. "Paintings and Watercolours" - Annely Juda Fine Art, London
Kazuo Shiraga - Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris
Kazuo Shiraga zum 80. Geburtstag - Galerie Georg Nothelfer - Charlottenburg, Berlin
Kazuo Shiraga - Paintings and Watercolours - Annely Juda Fine Art, London
Kazuo Shiraga - Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe
Kazuo Shiraga - Bilder von 1960 - 1991 - Galerie Georg Nothelfer - Charlottenburg, Berlin
Kazuo Shiraga - Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne
Kazuo Shiraga - Centre Régional d’Art contemporain Midi-Pyrénées, Labege
Kazuo Shiraga - Gallery Kasahara, Osaka
Kazuo Shiraga - Amagasaki Cultural Center, Amagasaki
Kazuo Shiraga: Gutai 1954-1972 - Galleria Milano, Milan
Kazuo Shiraga - Peintures - Galerie Stadler, Paris
1st Gutai Art Exhibition - Ohara Kaikan Hall, Tokyo