Satoru Kitagou

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1953
Born in Fukushima
1977
B.F.A. in Sculpture, Tokyo Zoukei University
1979
M.F.A. in Sculpture, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
1991-97
Associate professor, Niigata University
1996-97
Stayed in Italy, Fellowship from the Agency for Cultural Affairs
1997
1997- Associate Professor, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Member of Shinseisaku Art Society
2006
Professor, Department of Sculpture, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
2008
International Sculpture Projects Hangzhou China
Exhibition
1979
“Shinseisaku Exhibition”, Awarded the New Artists Prize in '80 and '82
1981
“Selected Works of Contemporary Art” The Ministry of Education (Tokyo and other locations in Japan)
1983
“Tenri Biennale” Awarded a Grand Prize
1987
“The Art of Michinoku” Miyagi Museum of Art
1990
Awarded the Good Design Prize of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry
1992
“Contemporary Japanese Figurative Sculpture” Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art
1994
Work purchased by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.
1997
“Nuove Realta” Soloarte Gallery, Milan, Italy
1999
“Overstepping Borders” Iwaki City Art Museum
 
“Sculpture: Destruction and Construction of Figurative Art” Chinretsukan Gallery, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
2000
“Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture- Japan and the United States” Toki City (Gifu)
 
“Competition of Computer Modeling Sculpture” (Kitago team was awarded a Grand Prize)
2001
“DOMANI” Seiji Togo Yasuda Kasai Museum of Art (Tokyo)
2002
“Sculptors of Eastern Japan” Tokyo Station Gallery (Tokyo)
2003
「Constantin Brancusi prize」Encouragement prize
2005
「Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture in Japan」Yamaguchi Open-air Museum
 
「The Art of Breathing in the World-Art and Respiration」
 
「SKINODELIC The sculpture/face,surface,interface 」GEIDAI Museum
2006
Awarded the 7th Kurayoshi City Sculpture Prize (Kurayoshi, Tottori)
2007
Tokyo University of the Arts 120th Anniversary Exhibition"Ima"(Tokyo)
 
Tokyo University of the Arts 120th Anniversary Exhibition"The form which echoes and suits"(Tokyo)
 
The 40th Anniversary of the Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists provided by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Journey - Encounters and Dialogues with Foreign Cultures(Tokyo)
OneManShow
1987
Miyuki Gallery, Tokyo
1989
Iwaki City Culture Center
1989
Musashino Gallery, Fukushima
1991
Gallery Seiho, Tokyo
1993
Gallery Seiho, Tokyo
1998
Gallery Seiho, Tokyo
2001
Gallery Seiho, Tokyo
2001
Gallery Tokinowasuremono, Tokyo
2002
Tenmaya Art Gallery, Takamatsu
2004
Iwaki City Art Museum
EducationalActivities
  • Department of Sculpture - Bachelor, Master course: Studio course( Clay modeling, terra-cotta, resin, bronze, and general. Compter) modeling for Masters only.)
  • Other Departments in the Faculty of Fine Arts: basic skills in sculpture.
SocialActivities
  • the Iwaki City Selection and Evaluation of Art Committee
  • the Iwaki City Sculpture-Town Committee
  • the 15th National Health and Welfare Festival Nerin-Pic 2002
  • the 23rd Art of Raw Materials and Molding Symposium 2002
  • joint project with NASDA
  • restoration of Hirose Saihei statue by Takamura Koun (Hirose Saihei Memorial Museum)
  • “Emerging Young Artists in Metal Sculpture”( joined with Tsukuba National University, Metal Art Museum)
  • “Mukaiau Ishiki”(Gallery Seiho)
  • “Drawings of AZUMA Kennjiro”(The University Art Museum,Tokyo)
  • “Don Giovanni”(Sogakudo, Tokyo)
PublicCollections
  • Tokyo National Museum of Modern Arts/the University Art Museum/Iwaki City Museum /Niigata National University/Fukushima City/Iwaki City (Fukushima)/Touno City (Iwate) /Hakodate City (Hokkaido)/Matsuyama City (Ehime)new expression in figurative art/study of terra-cotta/computer modeling

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