BIOGRAPHY

Biography

Kimiyo MISHIMA

  • 1932Born in Osaka
  • 1951Graduated from Ohgimachi Public High School, Osaka
  • 1986-87Studied in NY, supported by Rockefeller Scholarship ACC, USA.
KIMIYO MISHIMA

Solo Exhibition

  • 1964Gallery 16, Kyoto, Gallery Ano, Osaka
  • 1966Gallery 16, Kyoto
  • 1968Gallery 16, Kyoto
  • 1969Imabashi Gallery, Osaka
  • 1970Gallery 16, Kyoto, and Gallery Ano, Osaka
  • 1971Fujimi Gallery, Osaka
  • 1972Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Imai Gallery, Osaka
  • 1974Minami Gallery, Tokyo
  • 1980Claywork : From Traditional To Avangarde, Seibu Hall, Shiga
  • 1985Gallery Ueda, Warehouse, Tokyo
  • 1988Gallery 16, Kyoto
  • 1989Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo
  • 1990INAX Gallery, Tokyo, Osaka, Gallery Pusu, Tokyo
  • 1992Kasahara Gallery, Osaka
  • 1998Art Front Gallery, Tokyo
  • 1999INAX Gallery, Tokyo
  • 2001Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo
  • 2004Nii Gallery, Osaka, and Contemporary Art Museum, Ise, Mie
  • 2010One person exhibition at Art HK (booth of MEM, Tokyo), Hong Kong

Group Exhibitions

  • 1954-69Dokuritsu Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art. winner of the Prize in 1961, winner of the Grand Prix in 1963,
  •  Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • 1962Asahi Young Artists Exhibition, Osaka
  • 1964Trends in Contemporary Japanese Paining and Sculpture, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.
  •  The Third International Young Artists Exhibition, Tokyo.
  • 1965The Ninth Annual Shell Exhibition, Shirokiya Department Store, Tokyo.
  • 1966Mainichi Shinbun Art Concour Exhibition, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art.
  • 1971-79The Japan Ceramic Art exhibition, Daimaru department store, Tokyo.
  •  Touring in USA and Canada (1971,1973,1975,1977,1979), and touring in South America (1973).
  • 1972-80International Ceramic Exhibition, Faenza Ceramic Museum, Faenza, Italy
  • 1973International Ceramics, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Chunichi International
  • 1974The Eleventh International Art Exhibition, Japan-Tokyo Biennale, The Tokyo
  • 1975Asahi Art Now, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe.
  •  Contemporary Japanese art.
  •  Contemporary Japanese Graphic Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Ferrarea, Italy.
  •  Contemporary Expression 1975, Daimaru Department Store, Kyoto.
  • 1976The Fifth British International Print Biennale, Bradford, Great Britain. Japanese Ceramics, Museum of Art, Dresden.
  •  Contemporary Ceramics, touring exhibition in Australia, New Zealand.
  •  Japan Art Festival, Ueno no Mori Museum, Tokyo, and University of Seattle.
  •  International Print Biennale Cracow, Poland.
  • 1977Contemporary Japanese Graphics Grand Prix Exhibition, Matsuya Department Store, Tokyo.
  • 1978Women Japanese Artists, A.I.R. Gallery, New York.
  •  Contemporary Japanese Crafts, the National Museum, of Modern Art, Kyoto
  •  Contemporary Japanese Crafts, the National Museum, of Modern Art, Kyoto
  •  Contemporary Craftsmen, The Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto
  • 1979Invited as a guest exhibitor to The British International Print Biennale, Bradford,
  •  Great Britain. Japan Today, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado.
  •  Contemporary Crafts, The Gunma Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Takasaki.
  •  Shimizu Kusuo and his Artist, Minami Gallery, Tokyo.
  • 1980International Ceramics Biennial, Faenza Ceramics Museum, Faenza.
  •  International Ceramics Biennial, Vallauris, France.
  •  Simulated Landscape in Contemporary Art, The National Museum of Art, Osaka.
  •  1980 Print of Japan, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Art.
  •  Gallery 16, Kyoto, and Sakura Gallery, Nagoya.
  • 1981Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan.
  •  Art Now:1970-1980, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe.
  • 1982Clay Work Now 1, Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art.
  •  Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, Italy, Canada and Hong Kong.
  • 1983Contemporary Japanese Art, Musée d’ Art et d’ Historoire, Geneva, Switzerland.
  •  Contemporary Realism, Saitama Prefectural Museum of Modern Art.
  •  International Impact Art, The Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, The Seoul Contemporary Museum of Art.
  • 1984International Ceramics, Budapest, Hungary.
  •  Ceramics Today, Seibu Gallery, Tokyo.
  • 1985Yamamura Collections Exhibition, The National Museum of Art, Osaka. 10 Spize Ceramics Exhibition, Spize, Switzerland.
  •  Osaka Contemporary Art Fair 1985, Osaka Contemporary Art Center. Book-self Sculpture, Gallery 16, Kyoto.
  •  Toward the Museum of tomorrow, Image as environment, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe.
  •  1985 Print of Japan, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Art.
  • 1986Claywork, Seibu Hall, Shiga and Tokyo.
  •  Ceramic Now, Seibu Gallery, Tokyo. Claywork 1986, Gallery Maronie, Kyoto.
  •  Reading Objects, Gallery Iteza, Kyoto.
  •  ESTIU Japon 1986, Olot, Spain. Contemporary Japanease Ceramics, The Museum of Art Syracuse, U.S.A.
  •  Contemporary Ceramics, Budapest, Hungary.
  • 1987Clay Sculptures from the 1950’s in Japan, The Museum of Art Gifu, Gifu.
  •  Obje-Deviate Obje, Seibu Tsukashin Hall, Hyogo.
  • 1988Exhibition of Art touchable, The Seibu Tokyo and Hyogo.
  •  East-West Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition, The Korean Culture and Arts Foundation, Korean.
  •  Biennale International Limoges, Limoges France. Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition 1988, Gold Prize,
  •  Gifu Toki City Culture Plaza.
  • 1989Exhibition of Collections, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Art.
  •  Exhibition of Yamamura Collection, The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe.
  •  Development of Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan museum of Art, Tokyo.
  •  Art Exciting 1989-Beyong the Toda’s being-, Saitama Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Saitama.
  •  The Museum of Art Queensland, Australia.
  •  Art of Kyoto, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art.
  • 1990Asahi Contemporary Crafts, The Asahi Newspaper. Japanese Clay Works Today, The Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Art.
  •  Aspects of Contemporary Clay Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo.
  •  Contemporary Ceramic, The Wakayama Prefectural Modern Museum of Art, Tokyo.
  • 1991Art Scene 1991 –Each Material, Each Expression, The Tokushima Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Tokushima.
  •  Kyoto Select Art Exhibition, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art.
  • 1992Asahi contemporary craft, invited by Asahi Newspaper.
  •  Contemporary Japanese Ceramic, The Everson Museum of Art, New York, USA.
  •  1992 International Ceramic Exhibition, National Museum of History, Taiwan.
  • 1993Repetition and Multiplication in Contemporary Art from the Museum Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo.
  •  Industrial Art of the World, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.
  •  Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art.
  •  Vision Illusion and Anti-illusion from the Museum Collections, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo.
  •  Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama.
  • 1994The 60th Anniversary Memorial Exhibitions, Kyoto Municipal Museum Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo.
  • 1995Japanese Culture: the Fifty Past War Years 1945-1995, Asahi News Paper.
  •  International Contemporary Ceramic, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Center.
  •  Magical Viewpoint, Hirakata City Gotenyama Art Center.
  •  Wind of Faenza, Toki City.
  • 19961996 Aspects of Japanese Ceramic Art, The Hakone Open-Art Museum.
  •  Sai no Kuni Chokoku Variety 1996, grand prize, Saitama Prefecture.
  •  Cross Section of The Past War Period Art, The Museum of Art, Chiba City.
  • 19971997 Asahi Contemporary Craft, The Asahi Newspaper.
  •  The Yamamura Collection, The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art.
  •  50years of Contemporary Art, Museum of contemporary Art, Tokyo.
  • 1998Itinerant International Exhibition, Japan-Brazil 98-99, Art Museum of Sao Paulo, Modern Museum of Rio Dejaneiro-Mam, etc.
  •  The Hope, Safa Gallery, Budapest, Hungarian Museum of Photography, Kecskemet.
  • 1999The Past War Period Art Kansai 1950’s-1990’s, The Wakayama Modern Art Museum.
  •  The Plate Show Round exhibition, Glasgow, U.K.
  •  Collection in Focus, What you see is what get on is it?, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.
  • 2000The International Ceramic Exhibition, Keramion, Germany.
  • 2001The Contemporary Sculpture exhibition Japan, Ubeshi Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum.
  • 2002Japan Contemporary Ceramic 100 Year, The Gifu Prefectural Contemporary Ceramic Museum of Art.
  •  Imaging the Book, Exhibition of Contemporary Art, The Library of Alexandria Egypt.
  •  Metamorphosis Art Exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma. Humor
  •  Humor Exhibition, Toki City The Lord Mayer of Aizu prize.
  • 2003The Art of Earth-Clay Work of The New Century, The National of Art, Osaka.
  • 2004Contemporary Codex; Ceramic and Book, university Art Gallery Central
  •  Michigan University, Baltimore, and some other states in the US.
  • 2005Outdoor Work setting at Benesse Art Site Naoshima.
  •  My Landscape, Ikeda Museum of 20th Century Art.
  •  Exhibition of Art Puzzle Puzzle, Art of Museum of The World Child Hamada City.
  •  Women Artists of Avant Garde 1950-1975, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Art.
  •  Contemporary Ceramics of Japan, Boston Art Museum, Boston.
  • 2006The Quintessence of Modern Japanese Ceramics, Ibaraki ceramic Art Museum.
  •  Contemporary Clay, Japan Society, New York.
  •  Real-Each Reality in Ceramics, Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu.
  •   Toji Avant-garde et Tradition de la Ceramique Japanaise, Musée National de Ceramique Sevres, France.
  • 2007Soaring Voices-Contemporary Japanese women ceramic Artists,
  •  Togeino mori ceramic Art Museum, Shiga: travelled to Samuel P. Harn Museum (Florida) and others.
  •  Breaking The Mold/Kata or Yaburu, Joan B.Mirviss Ltd., New York, USA.
  •  Various Aspects of Avant-garde ceramic Art, Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu.
  •  Hermandades Esucultoricas Mexico-Japan 2007, MYCE Foundation Cultural ANCAY, Mexico.
  •  Depicting words in Art, Master pieces from the permanent collection 1, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art.
  • 2008Osaka Art Kaleidoscope 2008, Contemporary Art Centre Osaka.
  • 2009Vingt-cinq, ceramists Japonaises contemporaines.
  •  Le Musee National de ceramique, a Seves France.
  •  Soaring Voices : Contemporary Japanese Women Ceramic Artists, Crocker
  •  Museum of Art, Sacrament,CA, The Katzen Arts Center at American University, Washington DC, etc.
  •  World of Trick Art, Toyohashi City Museum of Art and History. Takamatsu City Museum of Art, etc.
  • 2010Sculpture Path 2010 UN-SYNTAX, Art Court Gallery.
  •  This is not a book.-Spreading of book art-, Urawa Art Museum, Fukui City Art Museum.
  •  The Newspapers, Kanda Nissho Memorial Museum of Art.
  • 2011Ceramica Viva – I ceramisti giapponesi premiati a Faenza, Instituto Italiano di Cultura di Tokyo
  • 2012The Magic of Ceramics ~ Artistic Inspiration, The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park

Awards

1961
Winner of the prize at Dokuritsu Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum
1963
Winner of the Grand Prix, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo.
1965
The Ninth Annual Shell Exhibition, winner of the Prize, Shirokiya Department Store, Tokyo.
1974
International Ceramic Exhibition, winner of the Gold Medal, Faenza, Ceramic Museum, Faenza, Italy
1988
Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition 1988, Gold Prize, Gifu Toki City Culture Plaza.
1989
International Ceramics, winner of the Copper Prize, Tajimi Gymnasium.
1996
Sai no Kuni Chokoku Variety 1996, grand prize, Saitama Prefecture.
2001
The Contemporary Sculpture exhibition Japan, Yamaguchi Prefectural Prize and The Citizen Prize,
Ubeshi Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum.
2002
Received Yaizu Mayor’s prize at the show ‘Humor’, Shizuoka of Art.

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