Solo Exhibitions

 

2015 – Galerie Azur, Tokyo, Japan

2012 – “Life is a Dream” Gallery Natsuka, Tokyo, Japan

2011 – “A Place of Innocence” Art Front Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2007 – “FORM-RW” Tokyo, Japan. Collaboration with Naoko Noshiro (contemporary dancer), RAFT, Tokyo

2006 – “Focusing on a New Generation in Tokyo 2006” Gallery Natsuka,  Tokyo

2006 – CAMAC, France

2005 – Gallery Motomachi, Ginza, Tokyo

2004 – Gallery Natsuka, Ginza, Tokyo

2003 – Gallery Natsuka, Ginza, Tokyo

2002 – Gallery Natsuka, Ginza, Tokyo

2000 – SKYDOOR Artplace Aoyama,  Tokyo

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2013 – “Dandans, a collective of emerging Japanese artists” Browse & Darby, London/UK

2013 –  “Energy for us” Hillside Forum, Tokyo/ Japan

2011 – “Dandans” Frederick Harris Gallery at Tokyo American Club, Tokyo/ Japan

2011 – “Hierther Dorthin” Goethe Institute, Tokyo/Japan

2011 – “The Lounge” Bvlgari Ginza Tower, Tokyo/Japan

2009 – The Florence Trust Summer Exhibition, London/UK

2008 – “The House – Living Comfortably of Contemporary Art” Japan Homes Model House, Tokyo/ Japan

2007 – “Face – Reflection of Colour and Figure’ Gallery Concept 21, Tokyo/ Japan

2005 – “The Shop” GINZA Men’s wear, Ginza

2005 – “Art Communication” Gallery Natsuka b.p, Lobby Gallery, Aoyama

 

Awards/Commissions/Residencies/Positions

 

2017/Present – Founder & Director of studionAme Leicester C.i.C , Leicester, UK

2016 – Founder of the Toru Namekawa Residency, Leicester, UK

2016/Present – Founder & Director of studionAme Ltd, Leicester, UK

2015/16 – Artist in Residence “Tottenham Hale International Studios“, London ,UK

2014/16 – Tutor at Tama Art University (Sculpture Department) Tokyo

2009/2010 – 1 year fellowship, granted by Agency for cultural affairs, Government of Japan. (Stayed in London, UK)

2008/09 – Artist in Residence “The Florence Trust“, London, UK

2008 – Commissioned work at Park Hyatt Shanghai (Art coordination by Nanjo & Associates) Shanghai, China

2005 – UNESCO – Aschberg 2005/2006 Bursaries for artists programme, France

 

Public Collections

 

Bacarrat Pacific (B.Bar Umeda)

 

Publications

 

Florence Trust 2009, catalogue essay by Kit Hammonds, Florence Trust Studios, London, UK

Dandans retrospective catalogue

 

Education

 

1999/2000 – Research student course, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music

1997/99 – MFA, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music

1993/97 – BA, Tama Art University