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Akira Mizuno Biography

1974  Born in Gunma/Japan
1998  BA, Tama Art University/Tokyo
1999-2000 Stayed in Madrid/Spain
        Studied painting and drawing at Artium Pen~a and Circulo de Bellas Artes
2001  MA, Tama Art University/Tokyo
2004-05 Stayed in Madrid/Spain
     Studied Artistic Anatomy at Complutense University
2008-15 Part Time Lecturer of Tama Art University/Tokyo
2014-15 Grant for studying in Madrid,Spain,over Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists/Spain


Part Time Lecturer of Tohoku University of Art & Design/Yamagata(2009.4-)
Lives and works in Gunma/Japan


[Selected Solo Exhibitions]
2017  Whereabouts of Realism<Hiratsuka Museum of Art/Kanagawa, Ashikaga Museum of Art/Tochigi, etc.>
     microcosmic spirits<Takashimaya/NIhonbashi,Kyoto,Osaka,Yokohama>
2016  Beyond -Madrid-Gunma-|The Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists,Report exhibition
     <Saihodo Gallery/Tokyo>
2012  Rebirth+<Saihodo Gallery/Tokyo>
     Rebirth|Art Fair Tokyo2012<Tokyo International Forum/Tokyo>
2008   -Whisper-<Saihodo Gallery/Tokyo>
     Solo Exhibition<Matsuzakaya/Aichi>
2006   -prologue-<Saihodo Gallery/Tokyo>
2001  Solo Exhibition|Commemoration of Art Box New Face Competition<ART BOX international/Tokyo>


[Selected Group Exhibitions]
2016  Contemporary Sign・Reborn<The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma/Gunma>
     Fixed point observation<Toin Gakuen Academium/Kanagawa>
2015  Imadoki Art<Tomioka City Museum/Gunma>
     Ikyou<Gallery Suchi/Tokyo>
2014  1974, Part 1,"Born in 1974<The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma/Gunma>
     Exhibition of Winners of Art and Culture Awards<Takasaki City Gallery/Gunma>
     Aesthetic of Existence, 3rd Exhibition of Artists Associated with Date City Institute of Funkawan Culture +9,Sapporo exhibition
          <Sapporo Art Museum/Hokkaido>
2013  Artist’s Gaze – The World of Realistic Painting<Toin Gakuen Academium/Kanagawa>
     Anti-Realism<Gallery Suchi/Tokyo>
2012  the 20th Anniversary of Opening | Collection “20 years"<Takasaki Museum of Art/Gunma>
     Shajituhen<Gallery Suchi/Tokyo>
2011  +PLUS The Art Fair2011<Tobi Art Forum/Tokyo>
     Nakanojo Biennale 2011<Daido Community Center in Nakanojo/Gunma>
     Mr I’s Collection Exhibition<Takasaki Museum of Art/Gunma>
2010  Aesthetic of Existence<Takashimaya/Tokyo>
     Premonition of Beauty2010<Takashimaya/Nihonbashi,Osaka,Kyoto,Yokohama,Shinjuku.>
     The29th Outstanding Rising Artists Exhibition in2010 Presented by Sompo Japan Fine Art Foundation
          <Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan of Art/Tokyo>
2009  Nakanojo Biennale 2009<Former Hirozakari Brewery in Nakanojo/Gumna>
2007  Kingdom of Artists<Takasaki Museum of Art/Gunma>
     The 3rd Aesthetic of Existence
          <Takashimaya/Nihonbashi, Osaka, Kyoto, Yokohama, Nagoya, Shinjuku><Fudeno Sato Kobo/Hiroshima>
      TCAF2007 Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair<Tobi Art Forum/Tokyo>
2003  WAYS Exhibition<Hanada Art Gallery/Tokyo>
     Part ⅩⅩⅡ Micro Collection <Saihodo Gallery/Tokyo>(every year until 2012)
2002  the 37th Shouwa-Kai Exhibition|Invitational exhibit<Nichido Gallery/Tokyo>
     the 7th Saiju-Kai Exhibition<Saihodo Gallery/Tokyo>(every year)
     the 1st Shirakawago Art Festival|World Heritage<Shirakawago/Gifu>
2001  the New Face prize at the 4th Art Box New Face Competition<ART BOX international/Tokyo>
     SAGAMIHARART'01 7 Artists style/life Exhibition<Sagamihara City Gallery/Kanagawa>
1999  the 7th Gunma youth biennial competition<The Museum of Modern Art,Gunma/Gunma>
1997  the 7th Enomachi-Onomichi-Shiki Exhibition<Onomichi Museum/Hiroshima>
     the 13th Tama-Sougou Fine Art Exhibition<Tachikawa LUMINE/Tokyo>
1995  the 5th Gunma youth biennial competition<The Museum of Modern Art,Gunma/Gunma>


[Awards]
2008  Jomo Art&Culture Prize<Jomo News Paper/Gunma>
2001  the New Face prize at the 4th Art Box New Face Competition<ART BOX international/Tokyo>
1998  Ichiro Fukuzawa prize at Graduation Exhibition<Tama Art University/Tokyo>
1997  Hiroshima Gas prize at the 7th Enomachi-Onomichi-Shiki Exhibition<Onomichi Museum/Hiroshima>
     the fine prize at 13th Tama-Sougou Fine Art Exhibition<Tachikawa LUMINE/Tokyo>

[Public Collections]
Complutense University<Madrid/Spain>
Avila Bank<Avila/Spain>

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