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 Toshimasa KIKUCHI

1979         Born in Ehime, Japan
2003         BFA         Sculpture Course, Fine Arts Department,Tokyo Gakugei University
2005         MFA        Conservation Course, Sculpture Laboratory, Graduate Department of Conservation Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
2008         Ph.D.       Conservation Course, Sculpture Laboratory, Graduate Department of Conservation Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
2008-2009    Assistant, Conservation Course Sculpture Laboratory, Graduate Department of Conservation Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts

2009-                       Project Assistant Professor, Intermediatheque Department  The University Museum, the University of Tokyo    
2017                         Visiting Resercher , Victoria & Albert Museum

 

Solo Exhibitions,
2016         “Objects Confronting Each Other – Harmony and Figuration of Forms”, Pola Museum Annex / Tokyo, Japan
2014         “Rational and Irrational”, Megumi Ogita Gallery / Tokyo, Japan
2012         “Neo Authentic” Showcase, Megumi Ogita Gallery / Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibitions & Exhibition of Research Works

2018        “Glass, Textiles, Lacquer & Ceramic In Association with Katie Jones”,Erskine, Hall & Coe/ London,UK
2018         “Super natural”,Gallery Mingei Japanese arts /Paris,France
2018         “ART OSAKA 2018”/ Hotel Granvia Osaka,Megumi Ogita Gallery/ Osaka, Japan
2018         “Bones in Art”/ Isetan Shinjuku Art Gallery / Tokyo, Japan 
2018         “Art meets05 Toshimasa Kikuchi / Megumi Baba ”/ Arts Maebashi / Gunma,Japan
2017         “Lustrous Surfaces”/ Victoria & Albert Museum / London,UK
2017         Contemporary Art Experimental Exhibition “Perspectives (1)”, JP Tower Museum INTERMEDIATHEQUE / Tokyo, Japan
2016         “Multiple Singularities”, Gallery Heki / Tochigi, Japan
2016         “Mobilemuseum”, Tanseisha Headquarters, Shinagawa Season Terrace 19F / The University Museum, the University of Tokyo / Tokyo Japan
2016         “Naval Architecture in Imperial University”, JP Tower Museum INTERMEDIATHEQUE
2016         “YIA Art Fair”, Yung International Art Fair(Gallery Da-End) / Brussels, Belgium
2015         “Mobilemuseum” Akasaka Intercity / Nippon Steel Kowa Real Estate Co.Ltd. Head Office Bldg / The University Museum, the University of Tokyo
2015         “Reproduction Painting: Early Educational Materials of Art History in Tokyo Imperial University”, JP Tower Museum INTERMEDIATHEQUE
2015         Guimet Room Inaugural Exhibition “Small Chamber of Curiosities”, JP Tower Museum INTERMEDIATHEQUE
2015         “Cabinet Da-End 05”, Gallery Da-End / Paris, France
2014         “Ankoku, Dark matters”, Gallery Da-End / Paris, France
2014         “Portraits of Our Era”, Megumi Ogita Gallery, Ginza Mitsukoshi / Tokyo, Japan
2014         Special Exhibition “Reflections on Form – On the Beauty of Creation”, JP Tower Museum INTERMEDIATHEQUE
2014        Special Exhibition “The Dawn of Modern Medicine in Japan: From Dutch Medicine to German Medical Science”, JP Tower Museum INTERMEDIATHEQUE
2014        “Yoshikuni Iida & the Works of Postwar Japanese Sculptors”, Gallery Heki / Tochigi ,Japan
2014        “Kakunokai”, Tokyo Metropolis Art Gallery / Tokyo, Japan
2014        “Cabinet Da-End 04”, Gallery DA-END / Paris , France
2013        “Mobilemuseum” Akasaka Intercity / The University Museum, the University of Tokyo
2013        Permanent Exhibition “Made in UMUT – The University of Tokyo Collection”, JP Tower Museum INTERMEDIATHEQUE
2013        “Message of Space and Three-Dimensional Forms”, Gallery Heki / Tochigi, Japan
2013        “Art Paris 2013” (Gallery Da-End), Grand Palais, Paris / France
2013        “Shō – Four Artists Emerging from Nature”, Gallery Heki / Tochigi, Japan
2012       ”XYZ”, Megumi Ogita Gallery / Tokyo, JAPAN
2012         “ARTSHOW BUSAN” INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2012 KOREA   Busan, KOREA 【BEXCO Exhibition Hall2】
2012        “CABINET DA-END 02”(Gallery DA-END) Paris,FRANCE
2012        “SOFA NEW YORK2012” Sculpture Objects Functional Art+Design Megumi Ogita Gallery NewYork, USA
2011        “FORMS and FORCES morpho-diversities”National Taiwan University Museums Group / Taiwan
2011         “SOFA CHICAGO2011”Sculpture Objects Functional Art+Design Megumi Ogita Gallery Chicago,USA
2011        “KIAF2011”KOREA INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR  Megumi Ogita Gallery Soul, Korea 【Soul COEX hall】
2011         Cabinet de Curiosités : Photographies des Collections de l’Université de Tokyo par Yoshihiko Ueda  Musée Gadagne, Lyon
2011        “SHOWCASESHOW” Megumi Ogita Gallery Tokyo,JAPAN
2011         “Attract works” Gallery Heki / Tochigi, Japan
2011        “Taiwan2011SANGI International Wood Carving Art Exchange Exhibition Taiwan SANGI Wood Carving Museum / Taiwan
2011        “Meeting Between 2D and 3D” Art Space Rashinban / Tokyo, JAPAN
2011        Chamber of Curiosities: Manneristic Natural History photographed by Yoshihiko Ueda National Taiwan University of Arts
2011        “Various Forms – Rashinban Collection” Art Space Rashinban / Tokyo, JAPAN
2010         “Actuality of Young Artists” GALLERY Heki / Tochigi•Japan
2010         “Mobilemuseum” KOWA REAL ESTATE CO.LTD. Head Office Bldg /The University Museum, the University of Tokyo
2010         Reprodaction of Gobujo Kohukuji temple Shizuoka Bank Head Office Bldg
2010         Production of Standing Statue of Amida Nyorai, Private collection / Gifu Prefecture, JAPAN
2009       “Exhibition of Young New Hopes” Art Space Rashinban / Tokyo, JAPAN
2008         “Mobilemuseum” Akasaka Intercity / The University Museum, the University of Tokyo
2008         “Doctoral Program Final Exhibition” The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts
2005          1st Anniversary Exhibition, Taito designers village, Tokyo University of the Arts

External funding
1)JSPS Scientist for Joint International Research 2016~2018
“A Technical and Structural Research on Model Specimens: Establishing a Restoration Method and a Conservation Method Through Replicas”
2)JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) 2016~2018 (Principal Investigator)
“Correlation Between Exhibition and Conservation in Restoration Research of Scientific Specimens”
3)JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) 2013~2015 (Principal Investigator)
“A Technical and Structural Research on Model Specimens: Establishing a Restoration Method and a Conservation Method Through Replicas”
4)JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)2010~2012 (Principal Investigator)
“On the establishment of methods of conservation and restoration of scientific specimens – Focusing on restoration materials and replica production methods”
5)Idemitsu Bunkafukushi Foundation 2015 (Principal Investigator)
“On the relationship between structural technique and traditional sculpture techniques in scientific specimens from the Edo era”
6)Inamori Foundation Research Grant 2015 (Principal Investigator)
“On the comprehensive practical use of scientific specimens in museums through the use of replicas”

Restoration / Conservation / Reproduction
2015       Restoration of the Model of Cranial Development Collection of Medical Museum, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
2015       Restoration of the Hands of the Yasuda Auditorium Great Clock, Collection of The University Museum, the University of Tokyo
2014       Reproduction of the Jomon pottery from Asahi shell mounds, Toyama prefecture Collection of The University Museum, the University of Tokyo
2013         Reproduction of Mathematical Models Collection of Department of Mathematics, the University of Tokyo
2013         Reproduction of Wooden Skeleton , Commonly Known as Kagami Wooden Skeleton Collection of Medical Museum, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
2012       Reproduction of Moa (Dinornis sp.) Egg Collection of ex-collection of Wakeikan, Nosan Corporation
2012       Restoration of the Statue of Moses   Collection of  The University Museum, the University of Tokyo
2008         Research and Restoration of the Standing Figure of Amida Nyorai Private Collection
2008         Research and Restoration of the Standing Figure of Amida Nyorai  Private Collection
2008        Research and Restoration of the Standing figure of Amida Nyorai Belonging to Zenkoji Temple, Nagano Pref.
2008        Research and Restoration of the seated figure of Binzuru Sonjazou   Belonging to Zenkoji Temple, Nagano Pref.
2008        Research and Restoration of the Standing Figure of Juichimen Kannon Bosatsu Belonging to Chozenji Temple, Ibaragi Pref.   Foundation For Cultural Heritage and Art Research
2008        Research and Restoration of the Standing Figure of Yakushi Nyorai Belonging to Oyamaji Temple, Ibaragi Pref.
2008        Research and Restoration of the Standing Figure of Kisshouten, Zennishi Doji Belonging to Tengenji Temple, Tokyo Pref.
2008        Research and Restoration of the Standing Figure of Jizo Bosatsu (Ksitigarbha), Belonging to Shinyakushiji Temple, Nara Pref. (Foundation For Cultural Heritage and Art Research)
2007        Research and Restoration of the seated figure of Amida Nyorai Belonging to Sainenji Temple, Ibaragi Pref.
2007        Research and Restoration of the Standing figure of Batou Kannon Belonging to Touzenji Temple, Ibaragi Pref.
2007        Restoration of the Model of Native Gold-1 Collection of Department of Mineralogy,The University Museum, the University of Tokyo
2007        Restoration of the Model of Native Gold-2 Collection of Department of Mineralogy, The
2007        Reprodaction of Takesada Tokugawa’s Model   Collection of The University Museum, the University of Tokyo
2006        Research and Restoration of the seated figure of Dainichi Nyorai Belonging to Kanchodo Joruri Temple, Kyoto Pref.
2006        Research and Restoration of the seated figure of Kaizan Buttikousai Zenshi Belonging to Korinzenji Tokyo Pref .
2006        Research and Restoration of the Hengaku Belonging to Korinzenji Tokyo Pref .
2005        Research and Restoration of the Standing Figure of Jizo Bosatsu(Ksitigarbha), Belonging to Koshoji Temple, Saitama Pref.

Also realized numerous restorations, exhibition furniture and accessories, framings for the Intermediatheque, the University Museum, the University of Tokyo.

Writings, Contributions, Symposia & Others

2018       “Exchange symposium between mathematics and art”/Geometric modeling using traditional techniques and its development into space / Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Tokyo 2018        “Conservation and exhibition of scientific specimens” ◎ KIKUCHI Toshimasa , SUZUKAMO Fujiko /The Japan Society for the Conservation of Cultural Property/ Kochi.Japan
2018     “Collection of The University Museum, The University of Tokyo: Restoration of oil paintings that suffered bird damage” ◎SUZUKAMO Fujiko ,KIKUCHI Toshimasa The Japan Society for the       Conservation   of Cultural Property/ Kochi.Japan
2018       Workshop“Workshop to experience classical technique of Japanese sculpture”/Arts Maebashi studio/ /Gunma,Japan 2018 Writings, “My Favorites”/&Arts Vol,13/Published by Arts Maebashi
2017         Discussion Event “Perspectives (1)” JP Tower Museum INTERMEDIATHEQUE ACADEMIA
“Comparing Scientific Research and Artistic Expression 1 (Three-Dimensional Works)”
“Comparing Scientific Research and Artistic Expression 2 (Painting Works)”
2017        “University Museums and Contemporary Art”, Ouroboros Volume21 Number2 The University Museum, the University of Tokyo P5~6
2016        Lecture Series Todai Course “A Classroom on Sculpture – The Significance of Sculpture in Cultural Heritage”, Otsuchi Culture House
2016      “Pursuing the Forms and Beauty of Science”, Ehime Shimbun newspaper, July 22 2016: Interview on the Pola Museum Annex solo exhibition
2016       “Pursuing Pure Beauty”, Keizai Shimbun newspaper metropolitan edition, July 21 2016: Interview on the Pola Museum Annex solo exhibition
2015        Research Results Reports “A Technical and Structural Research on Model Specimens: Establishing a Restoration Method and a Conservation Method Through Replicas”  JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
2015       Lecture Series “Todai Summer 2015 Course A Class on Buddhist Sculpture” JP Tower Museum INTERMEDIATHEQUE ACADEMIA
2013         Research Results Reports ” On the establishment of methods of conservation and restoration of scientific specimens – Focusing on restoration materials and replica production methods”  JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
2013         “Forms Pertaining to the Core of the World”, Gekkanbijutsu, February issue P44~45 Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha
2013        “Conservation and Reactivation of Specimens”, Ouroboros, Volume17 Number3  The University Museum, the University of Tokyo P17
2013         Symposium “XYZ”  “With what elements do artists create?”(MEGUMI OGITA GALLERY)
2012         “Buddhist Sculpture according to the dry-lacquer technique” Monbukagaku kyouikutuushin    235  THE EARTH KYOIKUSHINSHA P43
2012        “Technique and art in scientific specimens” Monbukagaku kyouikutuushin 220  THE EARTH KYOIKUSHINSHA P43
2011        “History and actuality of materials and tools” Monbukagaku kyouikutuushin 200  THE EARTH KYOIKUSHINSHA  P43
2011         “Le triptyque du Buisson ardent”p52-p55
2010         “Traditional Japanese technique as seen in scientific specimens – Toward the establishment of a conservation and restoration method”, Monbukagaku kyouikutuushin     181 THE EARTH KYOIKUSHINSHA P43
2010         “Technique and Aesthetic Sense as taught by Buddhist Sculpture”, Utalk Fukutake Hall The University of Tokyo
2010         Special lecture「Blossom」GALLERY Heki / Tochigi, JAPAN
2009        “Sozou”「Kokuhounobi」issue12 Asahi Shimbun Publications
2009         “Dakkatu kanshitudukuri”「 Kokuhounobi」First issue  Asahi Shimbun Publications
2009       Special lecture “On the dry-lacquer technique” Nara Mahorobakan
2008        PhD Dissertation Research on the Dry-Lacquer Technique in the Heian Period – Reconstitutions based on the dry-lacquer woodworks and fragments from the Akishinodera Temple

prize
2005   Ikeda Trust Scholarship
2004  Cum laude  Hirayama Ikuo prize, Tokyo University of the Arts
2004    Cum laude  Salon du Printemps prize, Tokyo University of the Arts