BIOGRAPHY

Ryuzo Kojima is a Japanese mixed-media artist. He has exhibited his unique and peculiar mixed media work prolifically throughout Tokyo. Through is pieces, Kojima highlights the poignant interactions between nature and humans.

A distinctive feature of his work is the textual, layered embodiment of his work. Structured on wooden board that the artist hand-shapes and carves, or three-dimensional pieces he has encased in a glass frame, Kojima suggests that humanity has restrained and mistreated nature through contemporary obsession with destruction and manipulation of the natural world.

The artist states, “We have misplaced the beauty of nature and its ability to show us space and time in our 21st century life and this is what my works aim to capture.”

The earthquake and Tsunami that hit Fukushima-Tohoku in Japan and mercilessly destroyed vast areas, changing and taking lives, empowers his work. Kojima’s narrative is vastly influenced by his mandate that story should consistently be retold in order to educate forthcoming generations. Kojima succinctly explains, “I want to show my empathy and also make others aware of the risk of atomic energy through my artwork.”

Among his achievements, Kojima is a represented artist in the inaugural Tokyo National Art Centre Exhibition since 1983. He teaches art at a tertiary level and has participated in several exhibitions in the National Art Museum and private galleries in Japan.

EXHIBITIONS

From 1983 til present – Ryuzo has been part of the annual Exhibition of Shinseisaku at Tokyo National Art Centre.
He is a member of the ‘Shinseisaku’ Society and helps in the judging and organising of this event.

2019 Threesome International Group Show, 19 Karen Gallery, Mermaid Beach QLD, AUS
2017 Living With Nature, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast QLD
2016 Exhibition of Shinseisaku , Gallery Inoue, Ginza, Tokyo JAPAN
2016 Seven Member’s Exhibition of Shinseisaku, Gallery Inoue, Ginza, Tokyo JAPAN
2015 Joshibi Women’s University of Fine Arts Teacher Exhibition, Gallery Hana, Tokyo JAPAN
2015 Interchange Exhibition with the French Woodblock Artists, Gallery U, Matsudo JAPAN
2013 Drawing Exhibition, Tokyo Gallery, Rutan JAPAN
2013 Private Exhibition, Atelier Suzuki, Ginza, Tokyo JAPAN
2012 Best Selection, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Tokyo JAPAN
2012 Joshibi Women’s University of Fine Arts Teacher Exhibition,  Gallery Namiki JAPAN
2011 Exhibition, Atelier Suzuki, Ginza, Tokyo JAPAN
2011 Four Member’s Exhibition of Shinseisaku, Art Box Gallery JAPAN
2011 Private exhibition, Atelier Suzuki in Ginza, Tokyo JAPAN
2011 Charity to Protect an Elephant and a Tiger Exhibition, Tokyo Bunpoudou Gallery, Tokyo JAPAN
2009 New National Art Museum Show, Roppongi, Tokyo JAPAN
2009 Afternoon Atelier, Solo exhibition, Ginza Atelier Suzuki, Tokyo JAPAN
2009 Artists fussy about materials, Solo exhibition, Marunouchi Maruzen Gallery, Tokyo JAPAN
2008 Pulsation, Solo exhibition, Ginza Atelier Suzuki, Tokyo JAPAN
2008 Vol.2, Group exhibition,  Kaze Gallery, Tokyo JAPAN
2007 Afternoon Atelier Vol. 2, Solo Exhibition, Ginza Atelier Suzuki, Tokyo JAPAN
2007 Vol.1, Group exhibition Kaze Gallery, Tokyo JAPAN
2006 Afternoon Atelier Vol. 1, Solo exhibition, Ginza Atelier Suzuki, Tokyo JAPAN
2006 Beyond Time & Space, Solo exhibition, Tokyo JAPAN
2004 Solo exhibition, Ginza Atelier Suzuki, Tokyo JAPAN
2003 Solo exhibition, Gifu Gallery, Gifu JAPAN
2002 Joined The 36th Modern Art Exhibition of Government
2001 Solo exhibition, Ginza Atelier Suzuki, Tokyo JAPAN
2001 Prized at New Artist & New Products Award JAPAN
2000 Matsudo Art Society exhibition at Matsudo  Culture Gallery
2000 Matsudo-shi exhibition at Matsudo  Culture Gallery
(Examination committee too)
1997 Private Combo-Exhibition, Isetan Depart.Store Gallery, Chiba,  Tokyo JAPAN
1996 Planet Award, Ginza Atelier Suzuki, Tokyo JAPAN
1996 Private Combo-Exhibition, Isetan Depart.Store Gallery, Chiba, Tokyo JAPAN
1996 Solo exhibition, Suiran Gallery, Gunma JAPAN
1994 Solo exhibition, Ginza Atelier Suzuki, Tokyo JAPAN
1993 Solo exhibition, Seibu Depart. Store, Tokyo JAPAN
1992 Solo exhibition, Ginza Atelier Suzuki, Tokyo JAPAN
1992 Solo exhibition, Koshindo Gallery, Tokyo JAPAN
1991 Joined Ogisaka Prize Competition
1991 Solo exhibition, Ginza Saegusa Gallery, Tokyo JAPAN
1989 Joined Best Japan Prize Competition
1987 Solo exhibition, Ginza Saegusa Gallery, Tokyo JAPAN
1985 Solo Exhibition, Akasaka Sanko, Tokyo JAPAN
1983 Solo exhibition, Tanaka Yaesu Gallery, Tokyo JAPAN
1983 Exhibition of Shinseisaku at Tokyo National Art Center

ACHIEVEMENTS AND EXPERIENCE

A member of Japan Artists Association Inc and Shinseisaku Art Society
Director of Matsudo Art Society

Teaching-
2005 Joshibi Women’s University Art Design – Guidance of Painting
2009 Joshibi Women’s University Art Design – Art Design Healing and Guidance of Still life sketch and Nude woman sketch
2010 ~ 2013 Musashino Art University – Guidance of Painting
2012 Best Selection 2012 at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Muse Tokyo
2003 Winner of The 23rd Japan Art tournament
2002 Prized at New Artist & New Products Award
2002 Prized Artist show in Goraku Gallery Ginza – Tokyo
2001 Prized at New Artist & New Products Award
1984 The first win of New Artwork Competition.

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