Tsuruko Yamazaki

Biography


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Born in 1925, in Ashiya, Japan
Lives and works in Ashiya, Japan

Education

1975
Participates in the founding of the Artist's Union

1954
Participates in the founding of the Gutai Art Association

1948
Graduates from the University of the Sacred Heart, Obayashi, Nishinomiya, Japan

1947
Begins studying with Jiro Yoshihara, Japan

Solo Exhibitions

2015
'un-/ untitled', Take Ninagawa, Tokyo, Japan

2013
'Tsuroko Yamazaki', Take Ninagawa, Tokyo, Japan

2012
Lads gallery, Osaka, Japan

2010
'Beyond Gutai : 1957-2009', Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France

2009
Lads Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Gallery Cellar, Tokyo, Japan

2008
Gallery Cellar, Nagoya, Japan

2007
Lads Gallery, Osaka, Japan

2004
'Reflection:Tsuruko Yamazaki', Ashiya City Museum of Art & History, Ashiya, Japan
Gallery Shimada, Kobe, Japan

2003
Lads Gallery, Osaka, Japan

2000
Lads Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1997
Lads Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1995
Lads Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Gallery Renaissance, Tokyo, Japan

1986
Art Space Niji, Kyoto, Japan

1985
Art Space, Nishinomiya, Japan

1973
Fujimi Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1967
Gallery Pettit Imabashi, Osaka, Japan

1963
Gutai Pinacotheca, Osaka, Japan
Chuo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2014
'Artevida: ambiente', Escola de Artes Visuais Parque Lage, Rio de janeiro, Brazil

2013
'Gutai : Splendid Playground', Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA

2011
'When Vibrations Become Forms', Curated by Midori Nishizawa, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.
'Silent Echoes: Collection Exhibition II', 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan
'nul=0 -dutch avant-garde in an international context, 1961-1966', Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands
2010
'Gutai: Painting with Time and Space', Museo Cantonale d´Arte Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
2009
'Making Worlds – Gutai', 53th Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
'Hundred Stories about Love', Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Art, Kanazawa, Japan

2008
'Alliance', Gallery Hyundai Company, DoArt, Beijing, China ; Seoul, South Korea
'Rose is a Rose is a Rose: Yayoi Kusama, Atsuko Tanaka, Tsuruko Yamazaki', Foundation De Elf Lijnen, Oudenburg, Belgium

2007
'Zero-Internationale Künstler-Avantgarde der 50er/60er Jahre', Musée d'Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France
'Collection', Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Art, Kanazawa, Japan

2006
'Zero-Internationale Künstler-Avantgarde der 50er/60er Jahre', Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany

2003
'Gutai 1954-1972', Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan

2001
'Le Tribù dell'Arte' (Part 1), Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, Italy

1993
'Gutai II: 1959-1965', Ashiya City Museum of Art & History, Ashiya, Japan
La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
'Gutai III: 1965-72', Ashiya City Museum of Art & History, Ashiya, Japan
'Gutai 1955-56: A Restarting Point for Japanese Contemporary Art', Penrose Institute of Contemporary Arts, Tokyo, Japan
Travels to Kirin Plaza, Osaka, Japan

1992
'Gutai I: 1954-1958', Ashiya City Museum of Art & History, Ashiya, Japan
'Outdoor Exhibition Revisited', Ashiya Park, banks of the Ashiya River, Organized by Ashiya City Museum of Art & History, Japan

1991
'Gutai: Japanische Avant-garde', 1954-1965, Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany

1990
'Gutai: Unfinished Avant-garde Group', Shoto Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
'Giappone all'avanguardia: Il Gruppo Gutai negli anni Cinauanta', Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy

1989
'The Legendary Yamamura Collection', Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Japan

1986
'Gutai: Akcija I Slikarstvo', Muzej Savremene Umetnosti, Belgrade, Serbia
'Gutai: Action and Painting', Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Japan
'Japon des Avant-gardes 1910-1970', Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

1985
'Yamamura Collection Exhibition', National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
'Jiro Yoshihara and Gutai 1954-72', Ashiya Civic Center, Ashiya, Japan
'Gruppo Gutai: Pintura y Accion', Museo Espanol de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid, Spain

1984
'Contemporary Art 1950-70', Yao Seibu hall, Osaka, Japan

1983
'Sechs Japanische Künstler der Gutai-Gruppe', Atelierhaus Hildbrandstrasse, Düsseldorf, Germany
'Six Japanese Artists of the Gutai Group', Itami City Art Gallery, Japan

1979
'Jiro Yoshihara and Today's Aspects of Gutai', Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Japan

1976
'Artist's Union Symposium', Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Japan
'18 Years of Gutai Art', Osaka Municipal Gallery, Japan

1971
'Celebration of the Founding of Gutai Mini- Pinacotheca', Gutai Mini-Pinacotheca, Osaka, Japan

1970
'Garden on Garden', Outdoor Section, Expo '70 Museum, Osaka, Japan
'Midori Pavillion', Expo'70 at the entrance of Midori Pavillion by the Gutai Group, Osaka Japan
'Gutai Art Festival', Expo '70 Festival Square,Osaka, Japan

1968
'The 21st Gutai Art Exhibition', Gutai Pinacotheca, Osaka, Japan
'The 20th Gutai Art Exhibition', Gutai Pinacotheca, Osaka, Japan
'Contemporary Art Exhibition Only at Nights', Miyazaki Kanko Hotel, Miyazaki, Japan

1967
'The 19th Gutai Art Exhibition', Central Museum, Tokyo and Gutai Pinacotheca, Osaka, Japan
'The 18th Gutai Art Exhibition', Gutai Pinacotheca, Osaka, Japan
'Gutai Group Exhibition', Wulfengasse Heide Hildebrand Gallery, Klagenfurt, Austria

1966
'2e Salon International des Galeries Pilotes Lausanne', Musée Cantonal Des Beaux-arts, Palais de Rumine, Lausanne, Switzerland
'Nul Negentienhonderd vijf en Zestig', Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherland
'The 17th Gutai Art Exhibition', Takashimaya Department store, Yokohama andGutai Pinacotheca, Osaka, Japan

1665
'The 16th Gutai Art Exhibition', Keio Department store, Tokyo, Japan
'The 15th Gutai Art Exhibition', Gutai Pinacotheca, Osaka, Japan

1964
'Trends in Contemporary Art-Painting and Sculpture', National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
'Nagaoka Contemporary Art Museum Award Exhibition', Nagaoka Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan
'The 14th Gutai Art Exhibition', Takashimaya Department store, Osaka, Japan
'Gutai Small Works Exhibition', Gutai Pinacotheca, Osaka, Japan

1963
'The 13th Gutai Art Exhibition', Takashimaya Department store, Osaka, Japan
'The 12th Gutai Art Exhibition', Takashimaya Department store, Tokyo, Japan

1962
'Celebration of Founding of the Gutai Pinacotheca', Gutai Pinacotheca, Osaka, Japon
'Don't Worry, the Moon Won't Fall Down', Gutai Art and Morita Modern Dance, Sankei hall, Osaka, Japan
'The 11th Gutai Art Exhibition', Takashimaya Department store, Osaka, Japan

1961
'Continuè et Avant-garde au Japon', International Center of Aesthetic Research, Turin, Italy
'The 10th Gutai Art Exhibition', Takashimaya Department stores, Osaka and Tokyo, Japan

1960
'International Sky Festival', Roof of Takashimaya department store, Osaka, Japan
'The 9th Gutai Art Exhibition', Takashinaya department store, Osaka, Japan

1958
'International Art of a New Era – Informel and Gutai', Takashimaya Department store, Osaka, Japan
'The 5th Gutai Art Exhibition', Ohara Kaikan hall, Tokyo, Japan

1957
'Gutai Art on Stage', Sankei Kaikan hall, Osaka, Japan
'The 3rd Gutai Art Exhibition', Kyoto Mynicipal Museum of Art, Japan
'The 4th Gutai Art Exhibition', Ohara Kaikan hall, Tokyo, Japan

1956
'One Day Outdoor Exhibition', Ruins at the bank of Muko River, Amagasaki, Japan
'Shinko Independent Exhibition' (Part 2), Shinko Shimbun 3F hall, Kobe, Japan
'Outdoor Gutai Art Exhibition', Ashiya Park, banks of the Ashiya River, Japan
'The 2nd Gutai Art Exhibition', Ohara Kaikan hall, Tokyo, Japan

1955
'Experimental Outdoor Exhibition of Modern Art to Challenge the Midsummer Sun', Ashiya Park, Japan
'1st Gutai Art Exhibition', Ohara Kaikan hall, Tokyo, Japan

1954
'1st Modern Art Fair'

1953
'1st Genbi Exhibition', Asahi Building Gallery, Kobe, Japan

1948
'1st Ashiya City Exhibition', Ashiya City hall, Japan

Public Collections

Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, Japan
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Japan
Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Art, Japan
Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Japan
National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
Osaka City Museum of Modern Art, Japan
Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Japan
The Miyagi Museum of Art, Japan