Makoto Fujimura

1960

Born in Boston, USA

1983

BA double major in Art and Animal Behavior, minor in Creative Writing, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, USA

1989

MFA, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, JP

1992

Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music, Doctoral Level Program in Nihonga, National Cultural Affairs Scholar

2003 – 2008

Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts of the USA

2011

Honorary Doctorate, Belhaven University, Jackson, USA

2012

Honorary Doctorate, Biola University, La Mirada, USA

2014

Honorary Doctorate, Cairn University, Langhorne Manor, USA

2015

Honorary Doctorate, Roanoke College, Salem, USA

Founder and Creative Director, International Arts Movement

Founder of Fujimura Institute

– Currently lives and works in New York

 

 

Awards
2014

The American Academy of Religion – Religion and the Arts’ Award

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013

Golden Sea, Dillon Gallery, New York, USA

2009

Olana: Songs of Ascent, Whitestone Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

2006

Making Peace, The City of London Festival with Yoko Ono, London, UK

2003

The Still Point, Takashimaya Gallery, Tokyo, JP

Golden Pines, Dillon Gallery, Oyster Bay, New York, USA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012

FOUR QU4RTETS, Baylor, Duke, and Yale Universities and Gordon College, USA

2011

Nihonga: New Traditions, Dillon Gallery, New York, USA

2008

Sanbi-shosha Collection Acquisition Exhibit, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, JP

2007

New Art, Curated by Keiji Hayashi, Yokohama Citizen’s Gallery, JP

2006

Water Flames and Zero Summer, Katzen Arts Centra, Washington, USA

2005

Considering Peace, Japan Sato Museum, Tokyo, JP

2003

Contemporary Nihonga Artists – the Pioneers, Okazaki Museum, JP

1998

Contemporary Nihonga, Contemporary Museum of Tokyo, JP

 

Selected Private Collections

Japan – Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo Museum of Modern Art, The Sato Museum

United State – Cincinnati Museum of Art, St. Louis Art Museum

Hong Kong – Taikoo Place

2015

Fire and Water, Galerie Huit, Hong Kong