Work of Kumai Kyoko

Record of Activity

Kyoko Kumai

Education

  • 1966 Graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts, Japan

Selected exhibitions

  • 1983~2015 Solo Exhibition 40 times in Japan & other countries
  • 1987 13th Lausanne International Tapestry Biennial, Switzerland
  • 1987~ 1st ,2nd,3rd,5th International Textile Competition Kyoto, Japan ,6th juror
  • 1991 Solo Exhibition at Museum of Modern Art New York
  • 1994~1997 "Textiles and New Technology 2010",UK and Holand
  • 1995 "Japanese Fiber Arts", Victoria and Albert Museum, London UK
  • 1997~2005 "Challenge of Materials" Science Museum London,UK
  • 1998 9th International Tapestry Triennial Lodz, Poland ,10th 13th Juror
  • 1999 "Contemporary Art of Linear Construction" Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
  • 2000 "1st Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial", Niigata Japan
  • 2001 "TEXTURAL SPACE" 3Venues, UK
  • 2004 “European Textile and Fiber Art Triennial “ Latvia
  • 2005 “5th, 2011 7thInternational Tapestry Triennial “ Tournai Belgium
  • “ Common Garden” Krakow & Lodz Poland
  • 2006 “Jun-ichi Arai, Kyoko Kumai, Takehiko Sanada” Yurinkan Kiryu Gunma Japan
  • 2007 2nd Cheongju Craft Biennial Cheongju Korea
  • 2009 5th TWA Textile Art Biennial Buenos Aires Algentina
  • 2010 “New Material World” Sheldon Museum of Art Lincoln Nebraska USA
  • 2011 〜2015”Japan Contemporary Fiber Arts” New York ,San Francisco,Finland,
  • Denmark,Spain,Portugal,Sweden,Paris,Holland.
  • 2012〜Honorary Professor of Nagaoka Institute of Design Niigata Japan
  • 2011〜2016”Japan Contemporary Fiber Arts” New York,San Francisco
  • Finland,Denmark,Spain,Portugal,Sweden,Paris,Holland
  • 2016 NHK “Heart-ten” Many places in Japan
  • 2016”Thick Grouth” exhibited at Yokohama Museum of Art Collection
  • “Wind Blowing Through the Grass” exhibited at Kyoto National
  • Museum of Modern Art Collection Japan
  • 2017 11th Anger International Triennial of Miniature Textiles France
  • “Sculptures”(shape-shift)at Gallery Yuyama Niigata-ken,Japan
  • “Binding Threads / Expanding Threads” at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art Japan
  • 2018 “Special Prize” of 17th Stainless Steel Association Prize Japan
  • 6th Riga International Triennial of Textiles and Fiber Arts Latvia
  • “Renewal Open Exhibition” at Manggha Gallery Krakow Poland Solo Exhibition ; 45 times
  • Present; Honorary Professor of Nagaoka Institute of Design Japan

Museum Collection

  • 1988 Savaria Museum Hungary .1992 Montrial Decorative Art Museum, Canada
  • 1993 Museum of Modern Art New York, USA
  • 1994,1997 Oita Prefectural Art Museum, Japan
  • 1995 Victoria and Albert Museum, UK. 1996 Ashikaga City Art Museum, Japan
  • 1996 Science Museum London, UK
  • 1998 Lodz Central Museum of Textiles , Poland
  • 1999 Oita City Art Museum, Japan
  • Gunma Prefectural Museum of Modern Art , Japan
  • Anger City Museum of Textile , France
  • 2000 Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art Japan
  • 2003 North Dakota Museum of Modern Art , USA
  • 2004 National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, Japan
  • 2008 National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, Japan
  • 2011 Museum of Modern Art Boston ,USA
  • 2013 Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
  • 2014 Oita Prefectural Art Museum, Japan
  • 2016 Victoria and Albert Museum London UK
  • 2017 Oita City Art Museum Japan
  • 2018 Manggha Gallery Krakow Poland

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