Satoru KITAGO

Born 1953 in Fukushima, Japan. Graduated from B.F.A. in Sculpture, Tokyo Zoukei University in 1977. In 1979, graduates M.F.A. in Sculpture, Tokyo University of the Arts. Awarded the grand prize in "Tenri Biennale", held at Nara in 1983. Became an assistant professor at Niigata university in 1991. From 1996 to 1997, he stayed in Italy as a fellowship from the Agency for Cultural Affairs. Became an associate professor at Tokyo University of the Arts in 1997 (promoted to a full professor in 2006). Awarded new comers prize at Shinseisaku exhibition in 1980 and 1982. Held one-man exhibitions at Gallery Seiho (Ginza, Tokyo) in 1991, 1993, 1998, 2001, 2008 and at Gallery Toki no Wasuremono in 2001 and 2008. Held a retrospective exhibition in 2004 at Iwaki City Art Museum (Fukushima, Japan). In 2006, held one-man exhibition at MORIOKA First Gallery (Iwate, Japan).

In 2007, held one-man exhibition at Gallery Tamura (Hiroshima, Japan). Member of Shinseisaku Art Society.

Learning representational sculpture from masters Yasutake FUNAKOSHI and Churyou SATOU, KITAGO produced works that "came out of his human image, which he reached to by chasing the shape that always existed within himself". He is now the leading sculptor of modern representational sculpture, using a terra cotta. He has produced his first copper print for new works exhibitions at Gallery Seiho and Toki no Wasuremono in 2001, and it is featured in Hanga Shoushi Vol.4.

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Site related to the artist
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"Foresight - A Wild Chrysanthemum"

2007
Bronze
W22.0xD26.0xH16.0cm
Signed

"Foresight 2006"

2006
Bronze
W11.5xD10.0xH33.5cm
Signed

"Foresight 2007"

2007
Bronze
W12.0xD12.0xH30.0cm
Signed

 


"Blue"

2007
Bronze
W22.0xD13.0xH28.5cm
Signed

"From the Sky No.III"

Terra cotta
W14.0xD13.0xH34.0cm
Signed

"A Wild Chrysanthemum"

2008
Terra cotta
H30.0x24.0x35.0cm

 


"From the Sky - rain"

2008
Terra cotta
H33.0x8.5x10.5cm

"A Mountain and a Shadow"

2006
Terra cotta
10.0x26.0x8.0cm
Signed on the bottom of the work
Titled and signed on the package

 


"From the Sky - rain"

2007
Terra cotta
H45.5x37.0x24.0cm

"Foresight - From the Sky"

2007
Terra cotta
H36.0x22.0x30.0cm

"Foresight - A Wild Chrysanthemum"

2007
Terra cotta
H16.0x22.0x26.0cm

 


"Standing"

2006
Terra cotta
H46.0x27.5x17.5cm

"From the Sky"

2007
Terra cotta
H43.0x15.0x16.0cm

"From the Sky - rain"

2008
Terra cotta
H79.0x25.2x34.0cm

 


"Repeated breathe"

2004
Terra cotta
W20.0xD10.0xH12.0cm

"Silence"

2005
Terra cotta
W26.0xD6.5xH13.0cm

"COSMOS - room"

2004
Terra cotta
W16.0xD8.2xH21.0cm

 


"Road"

2001
Bronze, iron
12.0x260.0x36.0cm

"Cat"

Bronze
2001
27x18x28.5cm

"Night"

Bronze
1984
20.5x18x30.5cm

 


"From the Sky - wind III"

2008
Etching, Dry point ·
Ganpi printing
12.4x8.6cm
Ed.15

"Phantom"

2008
Lift-ground etching ·
Ganpi printing
20.0x15.0cm
Ed.15

"Tower of light"

2008
Lift-ground etching ·
Color relief print
19.7x14.9cm
Ed.15

 


"Town"

2008
Lift-ground etching ·
Ganpi printing
20.0x15.0cm
Ed.15

"From the Sky - rain"

2008
Lift-ground etching ·
Collagraph · Ganpi printing
20.0x15.0cm
Ed.15

"Repeated breathe"

2001
Etching · Ganpi printing
7.0x6.0cm
Ed.15

 


"From the Sky - mountain"

2008
Lift-ground etching ·
Ganpi printing
19.9x15.0cm
Ed.15

"keyhole"

2008
Lift-ground etching ·
Ganpi printing
19.9x15.0cm
Ed.15

"A Wild Chrysanthemum"

2008
Lift-ground etching ·
Dry point · Ganpi printing
19.9x15.0cm
Ed.15

 


"Filled with Stars"

2008
Lift-ground etching ·
Color relief print
19.8x15.0cm
Ed.15

"From the Sky - wind I"

2008
Soft ground etching ·
Dry point · Ganpi printing
19.9x15.0cm
Ed.15

"From the Sky - wind II"

2008
Carborundum · Ganpi printing
16.0x12.5cm
Ed.15

 


"Bell"

2001
Copper print · Ganpi printing
(Printer: Shirai Hanga Koubou)
20.0x15.0cm
Ed.15
Pencil signed

"Bell"

2001
Terra cotta, Iron
12.0x10.0x20.0cm
SOLD

"From the Sky - ESQUISSE 3"

2008
Terra cotta
H31.0x20.0x21.5cm
SOLD


"Stream"

2009
Bronze
W260.0xH200.0xD80.0cm
(Hangzhou, China)

"From the Sky"

2009
Terra cotta
W100.0xH260.0xD130.0cm

"From the Sky"

2010
Terra cotta
W182.0xH165.0xD50.0cm


"From the Sky - moon"

2009
Terra cotta
W70.0xH80.0xD110.0cm

"From the Sky - wind"

2008
Terra cotta
W110.0xH145.0xD140.0cm
(Housed at Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art)

"From the Sky"

2007
Terra cotta
W200.0xH80.0xD80.0cm


"Blue forest"

2006
Terra cotta
W70.0xH140.0xD100.0cm

"From the Sky - rain"

2008
Terra cotta
W100.0xH230.0xD90.0cm
(Housed at Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art)

 

♦ Hanga Shoushi "Toki no Wasuremono Vol.4 Satoru KITAGOU/Ansei UCHIMA"
B4 deformed (32.0x26.0cm)   24 pages
Silk screen print / unbound / Hot stamped on cover

Edition A Ed.35
5 prints included.
3 copper prints by Satoru KITAGOU,
1 wood print and 1 copper print by Ansei UCHIMA.
Edition B Ed.100
2 prints included.
1 copper prints by Satoru KITAGOU,
1 copper print by Ansei UCHIMA.
 

"Foresight"

2001
Lift-ground etching
20.0x15.0cm
Ed.35
∗ included in edition A

"Time - far mountain"

2001
Lift-ground etching
14.0x18.0cm
Ed.35
∗ included in edition A

"Repeated Breathe - ordinary"

2001
Copper print
20.0x15.0cm
Ed.135
∗ included in edition A and B

 


Exhibitions
2009
WEB exhibition   Satoru KITAGO exhibition   16th Aug. - 15th Sep. (Japanese page)

2008
No.160)   Satoru KITAGO "From the Sky"   23rd Jun. - 5th Jul.

2006
No.127)   My Favorite Four Prints and Twenty Objets   24th Feb. - 11th Mar. (Japanese page)

2001
No.90)   Satoru KITAGO sculpture exhibition   5th Nov. - 17th Nov. (Japanese page)


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