Opening: October 4, 2010, 7 pm
When MIYTAKE Kikue was studying in the USA in 1990 she was invited to paint on the Berlin East Side Gallery of the Berlin Wall as part of the celebrations of German Reunification; she was the only artist from Japan. Her early works were realistic, but over the course of time and with various influences from the USA her style became increasingly abstract. As part of the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of German Reunification and the 25th anniversary of the JDZB, this exhibition will present her latest works.
Born in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, lives and works in Mie.
When she was only 4 years old she learned painting under a professional teacher. From 8 to 13 each year there was one of her works chosen for exhibitions of Niki-kai and Daichō-kai.
1972 studied under Moritani Shigeo (Hakujitsukai) and Hiramatsu Yuzuru
(member of the Japan Art Academy)
1977 University degree from faculty of laws at Chūō University
1978 studied under Richard Pousette-Dart, New York
studied sreen printing at Pratt Graphic Center
1980 scholarship holder at Salmagundi Club
1982 scholarship holder at Kenneth Hayes Miller
1984 exhibited at the exhibition of arts at New York University
(the NY University purchased one of her works)
1977 Eri-en Gallery, Ginza, Tōkyō
1979 Art Student League, New York
1987 Marion Gallery, Seibu Department Store
1988 Galerie McCann-Erickson, Frankfurt a. M.; JAL Galery
1990 T&N Gallery, SoHo, New York
picture for the East Side Galery, Ostberlin (3 x 14,5 m)
Ōtsuka Gallery, Ginza, Tōkyō
1993 back to Japan from U.S.
1997 Center Palace, Mie Prefecture
2001 Galerie Zone F., Berlin
Galerie McCan-Erickson, Frankfurt a. M.
2005 Mitsukoshi Gallery, Nagoya
2008 Tenmaya Department Store, Kurashiki, Tenmaya D.S., Takamatsu
2009 Mie Prefectural Art Museum, special exhibition
1984 East Village, New York 1987 Lincoln Center; Cook Gallery, New York 1990 Strauss Gallery, New York