Installation view, Art Basel Hong Kong 2013

Susumu KOSHIMIZU (1944- ) is one of the representative artists of Mono-ha , a significant movement appeared in late 60's and 70's Japan. Koshimizu made his works by minimally intervening with materials; wood, iron, stone, Japanese paper, all exist in our ordinary lives. By presenting ordinary “things” just as they are in extraordinary circumstances, he is able to strip away preexisting concepts related to their materials and access a new world within them.

Mono-ha also changed the framework of art tradition where there had always been the only one art work as objective expression. The influence to succeeding generation has been big and Koshimizu's works have always been referred to.

1944 Born in Uwajima, Ehime, Japan
1966 Graduated from Tama Art University
1994 Appointed as a professor at Kyoto City University of Arts
2011 Inaugurated as president of Takarazuka University
【Selected solo exhibitions】
"Susumu Koshimizu," Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe, Japan.
Blum&Poe, Los Angels, CA, USA.
" Retirement commemoration exhibition ”gravity / mass / work ,” Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan.
Snow departs from snow,” Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan.
Susumu Koshimizu,” Kuma Museum of Art, Ehime, Japan.
Shinanobashi Gallery, Osaka, Japan.
2001 Pathway,” Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
1993 "Susumu Koshimizu,” Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Sculptor of Today, of a Culture,” The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu/ Ehime Prefectual Museum of Art, Ehime, Japan.
1981 "10th Denchu Hirakushi Prize," Takashimaya Department Store, Tokyo, Japan.
【Selected group exhibitions】
" Parallel Views: Italian and Japanese Art from the 1950's, 60's and 70's ,"
The Warehouse, Dallas, TX, USA.
" Re: Quest- Japanese Contemporary Art since the 1970's ," Museum of Art,
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
"The Link Between Words and Art: An Homage to Nakahara Yusuke," Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe, Japan.
" Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha ," Blum&Poe, Los Angels, CA, USA.
"Mono-ha Reconsidering," The National International Museum, Osaka, Japan.
" Century City Art and Culture in The Modern Metropolis ," Tate Modern, London, UK



" Japanese Art After 1945: Scream Against the Sky ," Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; traveled to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA,USA, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan.
"Avant- Garde Art of Japan 1910- 1970 ," The National Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France
1983 " The 17th Sao Paolo Biennale ," Sao Paolo, Brazil.
1980 " The 39th Venice Biennale ," Venice, Italy.
1976 " The 37th Venice Biennale ", Venice, Italy.
1971 " The 7th Paris Youth Biennale ", Paris, France.
"The 10th Japan International Art Exhibition: Between Man and Matter," Museum of Tokyo, Kyoto City Museum, Aichi Municipal Museum, Japan.
【Public collections】
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan/ Hyogo Municipal Museum of Art,Kobe, Japan/ The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan/ Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan/ The National Museum of Art , Osaka,Japan/ Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Takamatsu, Japan/ Rafael Del Pino Foundation/ Dallas Museum of Art/ Ludwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst/ Tate Modern.