Mikuo Konoki | 此木三红大


Mikuo Konoki(b.1937)

A Japanese oil painter, glass painter, sculptor and muralist, Mikuo KONOKI owns two private galleries and has drawn several large murals all over Japan. He is recognized to be the representative of Japan public art and has won several awards in Japan such as MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) prize.

1937 Born in Tokyo.

1956 Won the Prize of Rookie of the New Century Art Exhibition and was awarded the reserve membership.

1963 Graduated from Musashino Art University and went to Italy for further education.

1965 Graduated from Galleria dell’Accademia, and attended Italy International Fine Art Exhibition.


1963 Won the Prize of Kokugakai (Japan National Painting Association)

1967 Admitted membership of Kokugakai (Japan National Painting Association), attended Sinjukai Exhibition and won the Scheer Prize, show in the Italy International Art Exhibition.

1970 “Tokyo News Agency” Prize and “Kanagawa Kamakura Mayor” Prize in the Japan Third Civilization Exhibition.

1978 The work of “Seikahekiten” won the MEXT Prize

1971/1973/1976/1978 Awarded in the Japan Third Civilization Exhibition

2003 The work of “Honba” won Seisukai Golden Prize and MEXT Prize


1981 Solo Exhibition in Ginza, permanent show in Ginza.

1982 Solo Exhibition in Iwataya’s Gallery in Fukuoka City, Japan.

1985 Paticipation in the design of Shouko Art Museum in Chiba, Japan.

1991 As an illustrator for “Redlight Nara fantasm kazemichi”, first exhibition of painting on the glasses.

1995 Opened the first private gallery “My Art Museum” in Nasu Heights, where displaysoil paintings.

1998 Opened Matsuyama Art Museum in Chiba, where displays Ganda sculptures and paintings as well.

1999 “Art world of Mikuo Konoki” in Chiba East Culture Centre, Sculptures Exhibition in Matsuyama Art Museum.

2001 Chiba, Oil paintings exhibition

Ganda sculptures exhibition

2003 Ganda sculptures exhibition in Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and in Chiba

Art Museum, as the annual exhibition later.

2004 Solo Exhibition in Matsayama Art Museum in Japan

Work “Kata Tsumuri” was selected into Kumamoto Biennale

2005 Exhibition in NNA Gallery in Narita Airport, Tokyo.

2006 Ganda sculpture exhibition in Ginza, Japan

Ganda sculpture exhibition in Metal Art Museum, Chiba.

2007 Solo exhibition at Matsuyama Art Museum in Japan;

Group exhibition in Ginza;

First solo exhibition in Shanghai;

“Art Shanghai”, “Art Beijing”, “Shanghai Art Fair”.

2008 Solo exhibition in Matsuyama Art Museum in Japan;

Double solo exhibitions at Shanghai Zhu Qizhan Art Museum;

Ganda sculpture exhibition in Miyuki Gallery and Ginza Art Centre in Japan;

Group exhibition “Goodbye! My love—Teresa Teng Memorial Exhibition” at Shun Art Gallery, Shanghai;

“359 Three in One—China-Japan Art Exchange” at Shun Art Gallery and Museum of Luxun Art Academy in Shenyang, China;

Solo exhibition “Young Konoki—Konoki’s painting in 1950s” in Matsuyama Art Museum.

2009 Solo exhibition “Mikuo Konoki—Creative and Experimental Artist” at Umeno Memorial Museum of Art in Tomi City in Japan;

“Konoki Konoki—New works exhibition of 2009”;

Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai Expat Show;

Ganda sculpture exhibition in Miyuki Gallery, Ginza.

2010 Mominoki Gallery New Year exhibition;

International Fan Exhibition Peace Award;

For the new generation, Gallery Yamawaki;

Mikuo Koniko solo exhibition, Gallery Miyasaka;

Tokyo Art Fair;

Shanghai Art Fair;

KONOKISM—solo exhibition, Shun Art Gallery, Shanghai;

Mikuo Konoki’s world, Matsuyama Art Museum.

2011 Mikuo Konoki Fan Painting exhibition, Matsuyama Art Museum;

Solo exhibition, Hokusai Art Museum;

the 38th Seisu exhibition;

Ganda xculptures at Gallery Miyuki;

Mikuo Konoki’s Poem, Gallery KANI;

Art Metz 2011, Paris, France;

Small Shape Big World, Shun Art Gallery, Shanghai;

KIAF, Seoul, Korea;

Doors Art Fair 2011, Seoul, Korea.

2012 Mikuo Konoki Fan Painting exhibition, Hokusai Art Museum;

Mikuo Konoki solo exhibition, Matsuyama Art Museum;

Solo exhibition, Miyazaka Gallery;

For the new generation, Gallery Yamawaki;

the 33th International Fan Art exhibition, Tokyo Art Museum;

Mikuo Konoki’s poem, Gallery KANI;

Solo exhibition, Matsuyama Art Museum;

Glass Painting exhibition, Gallery Omotesando;

the 39th Seisu exhibition, Tokyo Art Museum;

Swab Art Fair, Spain;

Shanghai Citizen Art Fair

2013 Ganda sculpture exhibition, Gallery Miyuki;

Mikuo Konoki—Poem and Art, Matsuyama Art Museum;

Best Konoki, Shun Art Gallery, Shanghai


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