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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"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)

 


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Hanga Shoushi
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Hanga Shoushi "Toki no Wasuremono Vol.4 Satoru KITAGO/Ansei UCHIMA"

 


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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