KOZO NISHINO (1951-) Sculptor


PROFILE Biography

1951 Born in Hyogo
1977 Master’s Course Completion from Kyoto City University of Art
Graduated from Kyoto City University of Art in 1978 and 79 he visited ruins in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. During this time, he was inspired by monumental buildings and structures created with human power. Over the years, he has used high welding techniques to make large-scale, kinetic sculptures-primarily using titanium, stainless steel, and aluminum, in his works these strong metals are transformed into delicately structured works of ethereal beauty.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022 Ishigami Museum of Art, Iwate
2021 Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Hyogo
2021 CADAN Yurakucho Tokyo
2020 ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
2019 Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Hyogo
2014 ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
2014 Lixil gallery, Tokyo
2011 Hongo Shin Memorial Museum of Sculpture, Sapporo/Hokkaido
2004 ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
2004 Spiral Garden, Tokyo
2000 INAX Gallery, Tokyo
1997 Spiral Garden, Tokyo
1992 Toyama Citizen plaza Toyama
1992 Spiral Garden, Tokyo
1986 Gallery 16,Kyoto

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 Kameoka Fog Art Festival(’21)
2021 Big Heat 2021 Tokyo/Osaka(’17)
2020 ACG Window Gallery
2017 Port City Kobe Art Festival, Hyogo
2017 Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe/Australia
2016 Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney/Australia(’08)
2015 The 27th Kyoto Fine Arts and Cultural Award Memorial Exhibition, The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto
2012 Reactivation-The 9th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai/China
2009 Sculpture by the Sea, Arhus/Denmark
2008 Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney Australia
2005 Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture, Ube(‘99,’97,’89)
2001 Kimpo International Open-Air Sculpture Exhibition, Kimpo/Korea
2000 Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Niigata
1996 Art is Fan 6, Hara Museum ark, Gunma
1993 Kobe Concrete Sculpture Grand Prize Exhibition, Hyogo
1992 Urban Index-Contemporary Sculpture and Environment Exhibition, Takashimaya, Tokyo
1992 Japan Art Expo, Harumi International Convention Center Tokyo
1990 Open-air Sculpture Exhibition of Odawara Castle, Kanagawa
1989 Setoda Biennale, Hiroshima Setoda
1989 Contemporary Figurative Arts 6, Museum of Fine Arts Gifu
1988 The 11th Kobe Suma Imperial Villa Outdoor Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Kobe Hyogo
1987 The 5th Henry Moore Grand Prix Exhibition, Utsukushigaharakogen Museum, Nagano (’85)
1986 Japan International Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kyoto City Museum of Art (‘84)
1985 Art & Craft Exhibition of Selected New Artists, Kyoto Prefecture Center for Art and Culture
1985 Contemporary Japan Art Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kyoto City Museum of Art (‘82)
1984 Kyoto Art Exhibition, Kyoto Prefecture Center for Art and Culture (’81)

Selected Awards

2021 Nakahara Teijiro Award
2019 Kyoto city Personal of Cultural Merit Award
2014 Kyoto Fine Arts Cultural Award
2011 Hongo Shin Memorial Award
2002 Nagano City Open-Air Sculpture Award
2001 Nakahara Teijiro Excellence Award
1997 Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture, Mainichi Newspapers Prize
1995 AACA Award, Special Prize
1990 Odawara Castle Open-Air Sculpture Exhibition, Grand Prize
1989 Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture, The National Museum of Modern Art Prize
1988 Suma Detached Palace Garden Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Asahi Newspapers Prize/Museum of Modern Art (Saitama) Prize

Selected Major Collections (Outside Japan)

2016 Tianhui Plaza, igc, Zhujiang Xincheng, Guangzhou, China
2015 NAC (Australian Capital Territory) two works, Canberra, Australia
2013 4-World Trade Center, NY, USA
2013 Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
2010 Hannam the Hill Sculpture Park, Seoul, Korea
2001 Gimpo sculpture park, Gimpo, Korea

Selected Major Collections (In japan)

2022 Asahikawa Museum of Sculpture, Hokkaido
2020 Ishigami Museum of Art two works, Iwate
2020 North Plaza, Kameoka Station, Kyoto
2018 Otemachi Place Tokyo
2018 Panasonic Museum Osaka
2018 Taiyo Seimei bldg Nihonnbashi/Tokyo
2016 Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho, Tokyo
2013 Waterras, Tokyo
2010 Soseigawa Park, Sapporo/Hokkaido
2007 Shimizu Station East exit, Shizuoka
2007 Umeshin Daiichiseimei bldg., Osaka
2005 East side of Yamaguchi University Hospital, Yamaguchi
2003 Hokkaido Ryoikuen, Asahikawa/Hokkaido
2003 Shimodate Museum of Art, Ibaraki
2003 Aioi Station, Hyogo
2002 Nagano station, Nagano
2000 Toppan Koishikawa bldg. Tokyo
2000 Tokamachi/Niigata
1999 Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima
1999 Katakura Park, Ube/Yamaguchi
1998 Toyama International Conference Center, Toyama
1997 Ube Tokiwa Museum, Ube/Yamaguchi
1995 Chigasaki Swimming Pool, Yokohama/Kanagawa
1994 Act City, Hamamatsu/Shizuoka
1993 Ohashi Park, Nagasaki
1989 National Museum of Art, Tokyo
1989 Island-wide Art Museum, Setoda/Hiroshima
1988 Museum of Modern Art, Saitama 1985 Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archive