MIYAMOTO Koji Image 1962-1966

December 14th Tue. 〜 December 25th Sat. 2021 
12:00〜18:00 Monday Closed


Remembering MIYAMOTO Koji

It was around the first or second year that we opened the gallery. I happened to have a conversation with the curator about Miyamoto’s works, which was very exciting because I was interested in Miyamoto’s work.
Miyamoto’s solo exhibition held in the fall of 1964 was of high quality. A couple of years later, he moved his studio to Paris.
The next time I saw him was around 1996 when he stopped by my gallery. At the time, we were planning an exhibition for a series called BACK & FORTH which would re-introduce some of the highly acclaimed exhibitions and artists’ works that had been held at our gallery. We immediately exhibited the collective works of Mr. Miyamoto before he moved to Paris.

The artist, Koji Miyamoto, passed away on August 30th of this year.
To honor his memory, I would like to exhibit some of his works from 1962 to 1966 that I was involved in.
I would like to express my heartfelt condolences.

galerie16 INOUE Michiko

1935 Born in Hyogo
1958 Graduated Kyoto City University of Art (recently named KCUA), Department of Oil painting
1962 joined in Iron Chicken Association, which is an avant-garde group for searching the way of abstract expression
1967 move and create in neighboring to Paris
2007 – 2021 move and create in Nara
■Selected Exhibitions(1962〜1966)
1962 The 5th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum)
   Kyoto Independents Exhibition (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art) [1963, 64, 65, 66].
1963 Kyoto Mainichi Selected Works Exhibition (Daimaru Department Store, Kyoto) [1964, 66].
   Contemporary Art Exhibition of Kyoto [1964, 66] (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art)
1964 Trends in Contemporary Art: Painting and Sculpture (The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto)
   Solo Exhibition at galerie 16, Kyoto.
1966 Solo Exhibition at Shinanobashi Gallery, Osaka.