Artists

In addition to his work as a sculptor, Kaimon Yoshimizu is a  buddhist monk, creator of Buddhist statues and conservator of cultural heritage.
He received his Ph.D in preservation of cultural heritage from Tokyo University of the Arts. After graduating, his practice evolved dramatically and he received attention from many corners as a rising young talent.

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Born in Nara, Japan in 1982
Lives and works in Nara, Japan
 
【Education】
2011 Finished Doctorate at Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate school of Fine Arts, Department of Conservation; specialized in conservation and restoration, with a major in sculpture 
2008 Received master’s degree from Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate school of Fine Arts, Department of Conservation; specialized in conservation and restoration, with a major in sculpture
2006 Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, School of Fine Arts, Department of sculpture 
   

 

【Selected Solo Exhibitions】
2018  Kaimon Yoshimizu: Kyouka Suigetsu (Takashimaya, travelled through Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Kyoto)
2015  Kaimon Yoshimizu-ten (Nagoya Matsuzakaya, Aichi)
2014  Kaimon Yoshimizu-ten (Takashimaya, travelled through Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka)
2013  Kaimon Yoshimizu Mokucho-ten (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
   

 

【Selected Group Exhibitions】 
2020  Akiko Yosano Genso: Hyakusen-kai kara hirogaru Bi to Zokei-ten (Takashimaya. travelled through Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo) 
2019 Kyoshin Gensho 1: sculptures (Tenmanya, Okayama)  
2017  Daibi Art Fair Koushou Kaimon Yoshimizu-ten (Seto Arts booth, Osaka Art Dealer’s Association)
Mitsukoshi Bijutsu 110th anniversary HOPES: Jisedai no Hysakusen-ten (Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo) 
2016 Silver Drops (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo) 
2015  Message about the form of Buddhist Art (Galleria Omotesando, Nagano)
2014  Hyakki Yakou (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo) 
2013  Wood sculpture × Nihonga “Kaku no kai” (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo, continued in 2017)
Seto Arts Opening Exhibition (Seto Arts, Osaka) 
2011  Hasu no Kai (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo, until 2013)
Ki no Sandai Keifu-ten (Takashimaya, travelled through Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Yokohama, Shinjuku, Nagoya)
Art Fair Tokyo 2011 (SEIZAN Gallery booth, Tokyo International Forum)
Obutsudan no Hasegawa Award: The 5th anniversary exhibition (Hasegawa Ginza Gallery, Tokyo)
2010  Shin Jidai no Rittai Zokei (Osaka Takashimaya, Osaka) 
2009  Something Precious (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo, continued in 2011, 2013, 2014) 
2008  Hasu no Kai (Tokyo Daimaru, Tokyo, until 2010 and 2012) 
   

 

【Collections】
  Jōdo-ji (Nara)  
   

 

【Awards】 
2011  Nomura Art Award for Doctoral Thesis Work (Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo) 
2008  Obutsudan no Hasegawa Award for Master’s Thesis Work (Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo) 
2004  Kume Keiichiro Prize 
1998  Junior Ken-ten Award at the 27th Nara Prefecture Junior Bijutsu Tenrankai (until 2000)
Nara prefectural governor award at the 51st Nara prefecture Ken-ten (until 2000)
   

 

【Other】  
2012  Created Trophy for GOLDEN SHIKA Award at Nara International Film Festival