Atsuhiko Misawa

Atsuhiko Misawa

The Japanese sculptor, Atsuhiko Misawa is known for the wooden life-sized sculptures of animals, which are lively in details and with unique expression. Misawa also creates scores of animals drawings, which are childlike, lively and humorous. Misawa's wild creatures with humorous faces are achieve popularity from children to adult.


About Artist
The sculptor, Atsuhiko Misawa is known for the wooden life-sized sculptures of animals, which are lively and humorous. He won the 20th Hirakushi Denchu Prize in 2001 and the winning exhibitions were held in Nihonbashi Takashimaya Department Store, Tokyo and Ibara Municipal Denchu Art Museum, Okayama. Lives and works in Kanagawa, Japan.
  1. 1961 Born in Kyoto, Japan
  2. 1983-87 Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (B.A.)
  3. 1987-1989 Postgraduate course of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (M.A.)
  4. 1997-2001 Taught at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, sculpture course
  5. 2003- Teaches at Musashino Art University, sculpture course
  6. 2005 Awarded the 15th Takashimaya Charitable Trust for Art and Culture Prize
Selected Solo Exhibitions
  1. 1995 Yokohama Galleria Bellini Hill Gallery, Yokohama
  2. 2000 ANIMALS Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo
  3. 2001 Commemoration Exhibition for the 20th Hirakushi Denchu PrizeɡIbara Municipal Denchu Art Museum, Okayama
  4. 2002 ANIMALS02 Nishimura Gallery
  5. 2003 Dogs Ohkashorin, Nagano, Drawings-Animals Nishimura Gallery
  6. 2007-08 MISAWA Atsuhiko - Another Unity Nishimura Gallery, ANIMALS Ohkashorin, Nagano, ANIMALS in graf graf media gm, Osaka, ANIMALS+ɡHiratsuka Museum of Art, Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art, Takasaki Museum of Art, Itami City Museum of Art, Fukuyama Museum of Art
  7. 2010 MISAWA Atsuhiko "Wooden Sculptures Drawings" Gallery Tamura, Hiroshima
  8. 2011 MISAWA Atsuhiko "Meet The Animals-Homeroom" Kyoto Art Center, "ATSUHIKO MISAWA ANIMALS 2011" Kanaz Forest of Creation, Fukui
Selected Group Exhibitions
  1. 2001 NiCAF The 7th International Contemporary Art Festival 2001 Tokyo Tokyo International Forum
  2. 2002 Let's Make It Together - Workshop Exihibition Nerima Art Museum, Tokyo, I Love Dogs Konoha Gallery, Tokyo
  3. 2006 Nara Yoshitomo + graf A to Z Yoshii Brick Brewhouse, Aomori, Japan
  4. 2008 Animals in contemporary art Many Animals !! What? Art? Towada Art Center, neoteny japan Contemporary Artists After 1990'S-From Takahashi CollectionKirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima
  5. 2010 AICHI TRIENNALE 2010 Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya City Art Museum, Choja-machi Site and more
  6. 2011 The Art of Attractive Animals Yokosuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa, I wanna hold you! Modern Japanese Wood Sculpture: 19th century- Takaoka Art Museum, Toyama, Hekinan City Tatsukichi Fujii Museum of Contemporary Art, Aichi, Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum
Other Information
  1. 2001 Awarded the 20th Hirakushi Denchu Prize
  2. 2007 Nagano Open-air Sculpture Prize


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