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Ryuzo KAWANO


1976 Born in Kobe (Hyogo prefecture),Japan

Lives and works in Okayama prefecture,Japan

Born 1976, Hyogo Prefecture. Works in Kasaoka, Okayama Prefecture. Self-taught in art production. Since teenage years, has displayed fine modeling skills and created works in diverse production styles, unrestricted by genres or materials.

Stands out in producing spaces that recreate the vision of his works. Presented self-composed music together with artworks in the solo exhibitions Searching for a means to subsist by his art, established Lagarto, his own gallery as an independent artist in Kurashiki in 2008. Since then, has permanently exhibited old and new works while creating new projects and works, continuing independent activities as an artist without being influenced by conventional values. These projects unearth the unique traditions of particular regional areas and through symbolic plastic works and a production process that involves the public, makes possible a visual representation of the traditions that lie in those regions.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014 The Lucky Boy,Official Gallery LAGARTO,Kurashiki,Okayama

The Distant Land over the sea,Galley Saitou Fine Arts (YSEMI PROJECT), Yokohama,Kanagawa

A hundred years falling to the mindlessness,Galley I,Kyoto,Kyoto

2013 The verse dive into the body,MU Higashishinsaibashi Gallery,Osaka,Osaka

2010 Anachro Monochrome,Kaleidoscope Museum,Kyoto,Kyoto

Sign of Monstrosity,Chikkyo Art Museum,Kasaoka,Okayama

2008 The Inauguration of the Official Gallery LAGARTO,Kurashiki,Okayama

2007 The Life and Death of Gran-mama,Hoshigaoka Art Village,Kochi,Kochi

2005 Rain Falling Down on the Silence,Space Soul,Fukuyama,Hiroshima


Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 Had The Rhino's Horn Been Longer, The World Would Have Been Changed

Saitama Triennale 2016,The former Saitama Prefectual Folklore Museum,Saitama city,Saitama

2012 Fantasy and Absurd Reality of Japanese Contemporary Art ,Edwin's Gallery,Jakarta,Indonesia

BAZAAR ART JAKARTA 2012,the Ritz-Carton Jakarta,Pacific Place,Jakarta,Indonesia

Art Fair Tokyo 2012,Tokyo International Forum,Chiyoda,Tokyo

2011 The 14th Exhibition of the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art

,Taro Okamoto Museum of Art,Kawasaki,Kanagawa

2009 The Asiatic,Cuban and Japanese thing(The Collateral Project of The 10th Habana Biennale),Casa de Asia,Havana,Cuba

2008 The 9th Spiral Independent Creator's Festival,Spiral,Shibuya,Tokyo


Public Art

2015 Sculptural relief SOUL, Space Soul,Fukuyama city,Hiroshima

2012-2013 GodDog -Inujima Doghouse Project-, Inujima-island,Okayama-city,Okayama

2001-2003 Sculptural MuralThe Things to Be Sensed, Okayama Sanyo High School,Asakuchi,Okayama

2000-2001 Sculptural Mural for Cafe Mephistopheles,Kochi,Kochi


Selected Awards

2016 American Art Awards 1st place category49 Sculpture Representational

2010 Energia Prize (Art Category),Energia Culture and Sports Foundation,Hiroshima

2008 Audience Prize,Spiral Independent Creator's Festival,Tokyo

2005 Fukutake Cultural Incentive Award,Fukutake Education and Culture Foundation,Okayama

2002 Grand Prix of the Okayama Perfectural Art Award,Okayama

1999 Grand Prix of the Contest of Clay Object,Gifu