Yayoi Kusama

- Selected Works
- Biography

Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist born in 1929 in Matsumoto.

Her paintings, like her collages, sculptures, performances and installations, are assimilated by the presence of obsessive repetition and accumulation. The artist describes herself as an artist “obsessive” whose obsessions stem from the visions of a mind with strong depressive tendencies.

Since beginning his artistic career, Yayoi coats the surfaces of various objects with polka dots or grids that calls “infinity nets.”

After an extensive exchange of correspondence with the artist Georgia O’Keeffe, at age 27 she moved to New York where she became a leading character of the avant-garde movement. In 1973 she returned to Japan.

She has exhibited with Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns. In 1993 she represented Japan at the Venice Biennale and in 1998 and 1999 a traveling retrospective was presented in the United States and Japan.

The artist currently lives and work in a psychiatric hospital in Tokyo.

In October 2006 she was the first Japanese woman to receive the Imperial Praemium, one of the most prestigious awards in Japan.

- Exhibitions
  • 2017

    Yayoi Kusama: Colour Song - Ota Fine Arts - Singapore, Singapur
    The best quality of Yayoi Kusama artworks - Artglorieux, Tokyo
    Yayoi Kusama - Infinity Mirrors - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
    Yayoi Kusama: My Eternal Soul - The National Art Center Tokyo, Tokyo
    Yayoi Kusama - Whitestone Gallery, Tokyo
    Yayoi Kusama - Festival of Life - David Zwirner, New York, NY
    Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins - Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
    Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors - Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

  • 2016

    Yayoi Kusama - Prints - Ota Fine Arts - Singapore, Singapore
    Yayoi Kusama - Monochrome - Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
    Yayoi Kusama - In Infinity - Moderna Museet, Stockholm
    Yayoi Kusama - Victoria Miro Gallery, London
    Yayoi Kusama - The Obliteration Room - Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
    Yayoi Kusama: Paintings, Sculptures, & Works on Paper - James Goodman Gallery, New York City, NY
    Yayoi Kusama - In Infinity - Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden

  • 2015

    Yayoi Kusama - Ladder To Heaven - Robert Miller Gallery, New York City, NY
    Yayoi Kusama - Collages: Wings in the Net Forest - Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York City, NY
    Yayoi Kusama - In Infinity - Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk
    Yayoi Kusama – Dots Obsession - Les Moulins Albigeois, Albi
    Yayoi Kusama - Whitestone Gallery, Hong Kong
    Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Theory - Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
    Yayoi Kusama - Give Me Love - David Zwirner, New York City, NY
    Yayoi Kusama - Obsesión infinita - Corpartes 660, Santiago
    Yayoi Kusama - Prints Part 2 - Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
    Yayoi Kusama - A Dream I Dreamed - Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art, Kaohsiung City
    Yayoi Kusama - Prints Part 1 - Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo

  • 2014

    Yayoi Kusama - The obliteration room - Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD
    Yayoi Kusama - Whitestone Gallery, Tokyo
    Yayoi Kusama - Prints - Ota Fine Arts - Singapore, Singapore
    Yayoi Kusama - Obsesión Infinita - Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
    Yayoi Kusama - Bronze Pumpkins - Victoria Miro Gallery, London
    Yayoi Kusama - Osessao infinita - Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo
    Yayoi Kusama - Eternity Of Eternal Eternity - Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto - CAMK, Kumamoto
    Yayoi Kusama - Silverlens Gallery, Makati City

  • 2013 - 2014

    Yayoi Kusama: Infinite Obsession, Centro Cultural Banco de Brasil, io de Janeiro (solo)

  • 2013

    Dynamo: Un Siecle de lumiere et de mouvement dans l'art 1913-2013/A Century of light and movement in art 1913-2013, Grand Palais, Paris
    Yayoi Kusama: Eternity of Eternal Eternity, Shizuoka Prefectural museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan (solo)
    Cinematic Visions: Painting at the Edge of Reality, Victoria Miro, London
    Yayoi Kusama: Infinite Obsession, Malba - Fundacion Constantini, Buenos Aires (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama: A Dream I Dreamed, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, David Zwirner, New York, NY

  • 2012

    Drawings from the mid-50s - D'Amelio Terras, New York City, NY
    Yayoi Kusama - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
    Yayoi Kusama - Tate Modern, London (England)

  • 2011 - 2012

    Yayoi Kusama, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina, Sofia, Bulgaria; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Tate Modern, London, UK; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

  • 2011

    Yayol Kusama: Heaven and Earth - Robert Miller Gallery, New York City, NY
    Yayoi Kusama - Gagosian Gallery, Rome
    Yayoi Kusama - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
    Yayoi Kusama - Victoria Miro Gallery, London (England)
    Yayoi Kusama's Body festival in 60's - Watari-Um - Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

  • 2010

    Yayoi Kusama, The Place for My Soul, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Nagano, Japan (solo)
    Minimalism & Conceptualism, Jason Rulnick, New York, NY

  • 2009

    Flowers That Bloom at Midnight, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, , Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama - I Want to Live Forever - PAC - Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama - Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama - Mirrored Years - Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney - MCA, Sydney, Australia (solo)

  • 2008

    Yayoi Kusama, Marlborough London, London, UK (solo)
    Sotto Voce, Yvon Lambert, New York, NY
    Yayoi Kusama, Mirrored Years, Museums Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK (solo)
    The Masked Portrait: Aspects of Japanese Contemporary Art 1949-Present, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
    Yayoi Kusama, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Nagano, Japan (Solo)

  • 2007

    Yayoi Kusama, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Dots Obsession - Dots Transformed into Love, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany; WIELS, Brussel, Belgium (solo)
    Infinity Nets 2006, MOMA Contemporary, Fukuoka, Japan (solo)
    Beautiful New World: Contemporary Visual Culture from Japan, Long March Project, "798" Dashanzi Art District, Beijing, China
    Rose Art: Works from the Permanent Collection, The Rose Art Museum, Massachusetts
    NAOSHIMA STANDARD 2, Benesse Art Site Naoshima, Kagawa, Japan

  • 2006

    Yayoi Kusama, Sakima Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Iwami Art Museum, Shimane, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, YAYOI in FOREVER, Forever Museum of Contemporary Art gallery, Akita, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Arndt&Partner, Berlin, Germany (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama Metamorphosis, Galleria Civica, Modena, Italy (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Crimson Eye, Piece Unique, Paris, France (solo)

  • 2005

    Gallery Sekiryu, Nagano, Japan
    Yayoi Kusama: Eight Places for Burning Soul, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama 60's Fashion, MOMA Contemporary, Fukuoka, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama: Sailing the Sea of Infinity, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama Furniture by Graf, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milano, Italy (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Studio Guenzani, Milano, Italy (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama Partl: Print1980-1983/Painting (recent work), Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama The Place for My Soul, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Nagano, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama KA!, 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Jean Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama: Eternity-Modernity, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama Exhibition, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia (solo)

  • 2004

    KUSAMATRIX, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Nets 1959-1999, MOMA Contemporary, Fukuoka, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland (solo)
    KUSAMATRIX, Art Park Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo Art Park, Hokkaido, Japan
    Yayoi Kusama: Eternity-Modernity, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama Colorist, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

  • 2003

    Yayoi Kusama Prints & Pumpkin Ceramic Object Exhibition, Jean Art Center, Seoul, South Korea (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Sekiryu, Nagano, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama Prints, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama-Beyond the Labyrinth, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa, Japan; Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama LOVE FOREVER, Fabian & Claude Water Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville Beach, FL (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Piece Unique, Paris, France (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany (solo)
    Paintings, MOMA Contemporary, Fukuoka, Japan

  • 2002

    Yayoi Kusama Solitude of the Earth, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama Mixed Media, MOMA Contemporary, Fukuoka, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama Silkscreen, Mubanso, Nagano, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Masuda City Museum, Shimane, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Inoue, Nagano, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Book cellar amus, Osaka, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama/Furniture, graf, Osaka, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Sekiryu, Nagano, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama Permanent Collection, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Nagano, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama Dot paradise in Shangri-La, Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Mubanso, Nagano, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Bass Museum, Miami, FL (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Galeria DECO, Sao Paulo, Brazil (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

  • 2001

    Death of an Illusion, Piece Unique, Paris, France
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Sekiryu, Nagano, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy (solo)

  • 2000

    Yayoi Kusama, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Piece Unique, Paris, France (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama Prints, Mubanso, Nagano, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama Early Drawings, from the Collection of Richard Castellane, The Art Museum, Princeton University, NJ; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, IL; Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama: Recent Works, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan(solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Jean Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Le consortium, Dijon, France; Maison de la culture du Japon, Paris, France; Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France; KUNSTHALLE, Wien, Austria; Artsonje Museum, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea (solo)

  • 1999

    Yayoi Kusama Retrospective Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Beyond My Illusion, MOMA Contemporary, Fukuoka, Japan (solo)

  • 1998

    Cage Painting Women 1967-1970, MOMA Contemporary, Fukuoka, Japan
    Self Obliteration, MOMA Contemporary, Fukuoka, Japan
    Love Forever: Yayoi Kusama, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)

  • 1997

    Yayoi Kusama: Recent Work and Paintings from the New York Years, Baumgartner Galleries, Inc., Washington, DC (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Kato Kyobundo, Osaka, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama: Obsessional Vision, The Arts Club Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama Prints, Gallery Olive, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Kusama's Kusama, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama: Recent Work, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery East, North Fremantle, Australia (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama: Repetition, Art Gallery Artium, Fukuoka, Japan (solo)

  • 1996

    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Olive, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama: A Panorama of My Youth, Media of Modern Art Contemporary Gallery, Fukuoka, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama: The 1950s and 1960s, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama: Ten Paintings from the '60s to the Present, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Ouka Shorin, Nagano, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama: Recent Work, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY (Japan)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Haruka, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

  • 1995

    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Kura, Matsumoto, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama: I Who Committed Suicide, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama Recent Prints - Memorial Shot Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, YU Contemporary Art, Yokohama, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama Etchings, 77 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

  • 1994

    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Kura, Matsumoto, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Atelier Kan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Komagane Kogen Art Museum, Nagano, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum, Nagano, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama: My Solitary Way to Death, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Orient Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Okayama Art Gallery, Takashimaya Department Store, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Art Wing, Kanagawa, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Chiyoda Gallery, Shizuoka, Japan (solo)
    Kusama 1970s - Recent Works, Gallery Now, Toyama, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Media of Modern Art Contemporary Gallery (MOMA Contemporary), Fukuoka, Japan (solo)

  • 1993

    Yayoi Kusama, Galleria Finarte, Nagoya, Japan (solo)
    Ham Collection: Yayoi Kusama 1952 – 1993, Gallery Ham, Nagoya, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Galleria Valentina Moncada, Rome, Italy (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Galleria Cardazzo, Venice, Italy (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallerie d'Arte del Naviglio, Venice, Italy (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, The 45th Venice Biennale, Japanese Pavillion, Venice, Italy
    Yayoi Kusama, Shuyu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Now, Toyama, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Tomita, Hiroshima, Japan (solo)
    Infinity of Space and Light in the 1950s and 1960s: Yayoi Kusama from the collection of Richard Castellane, Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY (solo)

  • 1992

    Yayoi Kusama, Art Gallery K2, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Aries, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Ouka Shorin, Nagano, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Takeuchi, Aichi, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Art Gallery K2, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Kura, Nagano, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Esprit-Nouveau, Okayama, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Toki, Hokkaido, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Media of Modern Art Contemporary (MOMA Contemporary), Fukuoka, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, YU Contemporary Art, Kanagawa, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Lamia, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama: Bursting Galaxies, Sogetsu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Sho Art Gallery, Fukushima, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Athens, Osaka, Japan (solo)

  • 1991

    Kusama's Collage 1953-86, Nabis Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Art Gallery K2, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Media of Modern Art Contemporary (MOMA Contemporary), Fukuoka, Japan (solo)
    Performance Self-Obliteration Tokyo Art Expo 1991, Pre-Event, Ginza Sony Building, Tokyo, Japan
    Yayoi Kusama, Tokyo Art Expo 1991, Fuji Television Gallery Booth, The Tokyo International Trade Center at Harumi, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, YU Contemporary Art, Kanagawa, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Vinci, Gunma, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Between Heaven and Earth, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Kura, Nagano, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama: Paintings • Prints • Objects, Oka Shorin, Nagano, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Lamia, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, YU Contemporary Art, Kanagawa, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Ashibi-sha, Saitama, Japan (solo)

  • 1990

    Yayoi Kusama, Shinon Nishiwaki Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Kura, Nagano, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Fine Art Hiiragi, Kagoshima, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Kyouni Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Chikugo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Kyouni Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Kosai, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective, Center of International Contemporary Arts, New York, NY (solo)
    In Context: Yayoi Kusama, Soul Burning Flashes, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

  • 1989

    Yayoi Kusama: Recent Prints, Objects, Paintings, Gallery Ikeda Art, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Kura, Nagano, Japan (solo)

  • 1988

    Yayoi Kusama: Soul Burning Flashes, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Kura, Nagano, Japan (solo)
    Hakone Open Air Museum, Kanagawa, Japan

  • 1987

    Yayoi Kusama, Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Fukuoka, Japan (solo)

  • 1986

    Prints by Yayoi Kusama, Tamagawa Takashimaya Department Store, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Musée Municipal, Dôle, France (solo)
    Infinity ¥ Explosion, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Nabis Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Galerie Christian Chenau, Paris, France

  • 1985

    Performance: Flower of Basara, Kuhonbutsu Joshin-ji Temple, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Missoni Boutique at Yurakucho-Marion Seibu, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

  • 1984

    Yayoi Kusama Gallery Stella, Fukouka, Japan (solo)
    Kusama's Self-Obliteration, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

  • 1983

    Yayoi Kusama, Tubaki Gallery, Chiba, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Supplement Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Polka Dots Obliteration, Video Gallery Scan, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama: 1950-1970, Internationale Galerij Ornis, The Hague, The Netherlands (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Kura, Nagano, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama: Prints and Drawings, Gallery Do ra pe, Kobe, Japan (solo)

  • 1982

    Exhibition of Yayoi Kusama, Box Gallery, Nagoya, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama and Obsession, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Box Art by Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Kumo, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Box Gallery, Nagoya, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Manu, Akita, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Orient Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Galleria d'Arte del Naviglio, Milan, Italy (solo)

  • 1981

    Yayoi Kusama, Central Gallery, Chiba, Japan (solo)
    The Puzzle Art of Yayoi Kusama, Shibuya Seibu Department Store, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Kumo, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

  • 1980

    Yayoi Kusama, Toho Gallery, Osaka, Japan (solo)
    Unknown Works by Yayoi Kusama: The Flash That Burns Grass, American Center, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama Soaring from the Dark and Bright Swamp, Nagano Tokyu Department Store, Nagano, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama: Infinity and Repetition of Nets and Polka Dots, Gallery Toshin, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

  • 1979

    Yayoi Kusama Exhibition, Chungeki Art Salon, Matsumoto, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama: Exhibition of New Works, Inoue Fourth Floor Gallery, Matsumoto, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Matsumoto Wall of Commerce and Industry Building, Nagano, Japan (solo)

  • 1977

    Yayoi Kusama; Collages, Gallery Nikko, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

  • 1976

    Yayoi Kusama: Obsessional Art, a Requiem for Death and Life, Osaka Formes Gallery, Osaka, Japan (solo)

  • 1969

    Happening, Iwaibashi Park, Tokyo, Japan
    Nude Happening, Before the Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan
    Body Painting Happening, Bungei Shunju Company, Tokyo, Japan
    Bust Out Happening, Sheepsmeadow, Central Park, New York, NY
    Happening, Blue Dome discotheque, New York, NY
    Grand Orgy to Awaken the Dead Happening, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
    Kusama Fashions Company, Establishes, New York, NY

  • 1968

    Nude performance at the discotheque, Electric Circus, New York, NY
    Love in Festival, Central Park, New York, NY
    Weekly Flesh-In, Body-painting stage, Nirvana Headshop, New York, NY
    Naked Demonstration/Anatomic Explosion Happening, Wall Street, New York, NY
    Body Painting Happening, Avanti Galleries, New York, NY
    Homosexual Wedding Happening, Church of Self-Obliteration, New York, NY
    Nude Happening, the Allan Burke Show, New York, NY
    Naked Happenings, Fillmore East, New York, NY
    Exhibition of works by Yayoi Kusama from 1963 to 1965, Galerie Mickery, Loenersloot, The Netherlands; Internationale Galerij Orez, The Hague, The Netherlands (solo)
    Mona Lisa Happening, Kusama's Studio, New York, NY
    Yayoi Kusama, Galerie Lichter, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
    The Horse by Polka Dots Happening, Central Park, New York, NY
    Galleria d'Arte del Naviglio, Milan, Italy

  • 1967

    Serielle Formationen, Studio Galerie, Frankfurt, West Germany
    Horse Play, Happening ,Inter-Arts Festival, Washington Square Park, New York, NY
    Horse Play, Self Obliteration by Kusama: An Audio-Visual-Light Performance Happening, Woodstock, NY
    Kusama Tea Dancers Happening, Electric Circus, New York, NY
    Body-Painting Party Happening, Cheetah Club, New York, NY
    Love Room, Internationale Galerij Orez, The Hague, The Netherlands
    Body Festival Happening, Chrysler Art Museum, Provincetown, MA

  • 1966

    Yayoi Kusama: Driving Image Show, Galleria d'Arte del Naviglio, Milan, Italy; Galerie M. E. Thelen, Essen, West Germany (solo)
    Kusama's Peep Show: Endless Love Show, Castellane Gallery, New York, NY
    Nova Gallery, Boston, MA

  • 1965

    Chrysler Museum, Provincetown, MA (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Internationale Galerij Orez, The Hague, The Netherlands (solo)
    Floor Show, Castellane Gallery, New York, NY

  • 1964

    Kusama: Driving Image Show, Castellane Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    One Thousand Boats Show – Kusama, Gertrude Stein Gallery, New York, NY (solo)

  • 1963

    Driving Image, Castellane Gallery, New York, NY

  • 1962

    Yayoi Kusama, Robert Hanamura Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)

  • 1961

    Recent Painting: Yayoi Kusama, Stephen Radich Gallery, New York, NY
    Yayoi Kusama: Watercolors, Gres Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)

  • 1960

    Yayoi Kusama, Gres Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)

  • 1959

    Yayoi Kusama, Brata Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
    Recent Paintings by Yayoi Kusama, Nova Gallery, Boston, MA (solo)

  • 1957

    Yayoi Kusama, Zoe Dusanne Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)

  • 1955

    Yayoi Kusama, Takemiya Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Yayoi Kusama, Kyuryudo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

  • 1954

    Mimatsu Shobo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Eight Japanese Women Artists, Yoseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
    Shirokiya Department Store, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

  • 1952

    First Community Center, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan (solo)
    First Community Center, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan (solo)

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