ARTISTS

Nobuyuki Osaki

Departing from his interest in the world around him and how it is perceived, Nobuyuki Osaki has been exploring how to express “uncertainty of reality”. Through unique materials and production methods he developed, he has been posing questions on the fictionality and reality of society by using the phenomenon and the process of the “disappearance of images”. In recent years, reflecting on how the prediction of the future or the past events are assumed as “reality”, he has produced works that profoundly examine the ambiguity of images as well as memory and time, and trigger feelings of vagueness or nostalgia.

Born 1975, Osaka. Osaki received a BFA in Print Making from Kyoto City University of Arts in 1998, and a MFA from Graduate School of Kyoto City University of Arts in 2000. Recent exhibitions include Noemi Weber/ Nobuyuki Osaki (Ludwig Forum Aachen, Germany, 2017), CONSTELLATIONS: Practice for Unseen Connections/ Discoveries (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2015), VOCA 2013 (honorable mention/ Ueno Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2013), The Position 2012 (Nagoya City Art Museum, Aichi, 2012), NEW PHASES in CONTEMPORARY PAINTING – A Curator’s Message 2012 (Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, 2012), and Haut. Mythos und Medium (Kunsthaus, Hamburg, 2011).

WORKS

EXHIBITIONS

NEWS

CV

  • Nobuyuki OSAKI
  • 1975

    Born in Osaka, Japan

  • 2000

    MFA Graduate School of Kyoto City University of Arts

  • 1998

    BFA Print Making Department of Kyoto City University of Arts

  • SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2019

    Fading, Emerging, and Extending Memories, Galleria Finarte, Nagoya

  • 2017

    Multiple Lighting, MIKIKO SATO GALLERY, Hamburg
    Multiple Lighting, Gallery Hosokawa, Osaka

  • 2015

    HAMBURG ON HAMBURG, MIKIKO SATO GALLERY, Hamburg
    Display of Surface, galerie 16, Kyoto
    Reparatur-Trace Trip,Time capsule, YUKA TSURUNO GALLERY, Tokyo

  • 2013

    Trace Trip – Time Capsule, MIKIKO SATO GALLERY, Hamburg

  • 2012

    Reversible Stories, Gallery Hosokawa, Osaka
    scribble, YUKA TSURUNO, Tokyo
    portraits of mirror, NADiff a/p/a/r/t, Tokyo

  • 2011

    Climbing the World, MIKIKO SATO GALLERY, Hamburg

  • 2010

    dimension wall, Gallery HOSOKAWA, Osaka
    falls, YUKA CONTEMPORARY, Tokyo
    Portraits of mirror, standing pain cube, Aichi

  • 2009

    Phantom-water drawing-, MIKIKO SATO GALLERY, Hamburg

  • 2008

    Phantom, galerie 16, Kyoto
    Meltdown, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto

  • 2007

    meltdown on the reality, Gallery Jin, Tokyo

  • 2004

    Landscape, Luce Verde open space, Ehime
    Skin of Images, Gallery Jin, Tokyo

  • 2003

    Cutaneous Respiration, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka
    Distance of Interval, CAI, Hamburg
    Between Inside and Outside, Kunstraum, Duesseldorf

  • 2002

    Distance of Interval, O-gallery eyes, Osaka
    Distance of Interval, O-gallery eyes, O-gallery U.Ps, Tokyo

  • 2001

    Between Inside and Outside, galerie 16, Kyoto / inart gallery, Osaka
    Between Inside and Outside, inart gallery, Osaka

  • SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2019

    Rokko Meets Art 2019, Mt. Rokko, Kobe
    Another Summer Vacation, Mite-Hanasou in a Wonderful World, Sakura City Museum of Art, Sakura
    Grand Reopening Exhibition: Aichi Art Chronicle 1919-2019, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya

  • 2018

    small is beautiful, MIKIKO SATO GALLERY, Hamburg
    Method consideration, Aichi University of the Arts, Aichi
    Expanding Perception, Aichi University of the Arts Art museum
    Attitude for Critic : Expression In-between Media and Society, ART LAB AICHI, Aichi
    NEUERDINGS 2018, MIKIKO SATO GALLERY, Hamburg

  • 2017

    Noemi Weber/ Nobuyuki Osaki, Ludwig Forum Aachen, Germany
    Melting Point, Program of Exchange of the Landscapes, Satellite Gallery of Aichi University of the Arts, Nagoya (Film screening)
    clas 10-3, Nagoya University Project Gallery「clas」, Nagoya
    Melting Point 2, MEM, Tokyo (Film screening)

  • 2016

    Geijutsu ha Mori kara Hajimaru, Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, Aichi
    TEGAMI Project, Künstlerhaus Hamburg e.V., Hamburg/ The Third Gallery Aya, Osaka
    DISEGNO /JAPANISCHE ZEICHENKUNST DER GEGENWART, MIKIKO SATO GALLERY, Hamburg
    Through the Window-Contemporary Art in Kasugai, Cultural Forum Kasugai, Aichi

  • 2015

    The art is a system to perceive themselves, Galleria Finarte, Nagoya
    60 JAHRE KUNST IN HAMBURG, Affenfaust Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
    CONSTELLATIONS: Practice for Unseen Connections/ Discoveries, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

  • 2014

    KUNST frübhing 2014, Gleishalle am Güterbahnhof, Bremen
    The Expanding Horizon: An Exhibition of Japanese Contemporary Art, 53 Art Museum, Guangzhou
    Pre-exhibition, carnation and contemporary art, Kishiwada Culture Hall, Osaka

  • 2013

    CIECLE3, TURNER GALLERY, Tokyo
    Scenes Changing, Gallery Hosokawa, Osaka
    TRICK-DIMENSION, tolot/heuristic SHINONOME, Tokyo
    The Vision of Contemporary Art 2013, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
    FORMS IN FLUX, Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Nagoya

  • 2012

    NEW PHASES in CONTEMPORARY PAINTING – A Curator’s Message 2012, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo
    Various Drawings, YUKA TSURUNO, Tokyo
    The Position 2012, Contemporary Art from Nagoya, Nagoya City Art Museum, Aichi
    Forms in Flux: A Collaboration between Aichi Prefectural University + SMFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

  • 2011

    Haut. Mythos und Medium, Kunsthaus, Hambrug
    TOUGEN, masayoshi suzuki gallery, Aichi

  • 2010

    AICHI GEEN, Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM, Aichi
    volatilecolors, masayoshi suzuki galler, Aichi
    Aichi ART no Mori, Toyo Logistics Tenant building, Aichi

  • 2009

    Exhibition as media 2009 “drowning room”, Kobe Art Village Center, Kobe
    Context of Media, Nagoya Art University, Aichi
    12th Japan Media Arts Festival, The National Art Center, Tokyo
    exotic, Aichi Children’s Center, Aichi

  • 2008

    Double Reality, Aichi Prefectura Art Center Garelly H・I, Aich

  • 2007

    5-7-5, Kunsthaus, Hamburg
    Re-Act, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
    Distance of Printmaking, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto
    Independent 2007, Aichi Prefectura Art Center Garelly H・I, Aich

  • 2006

    Dream of Dreaming -Diary of Mon 13th- , GALLERY RAKU, Kyoto

  • 2005

    Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection I: The Seeing “I”, Kyoto City Museum of Art, Kyoto
    Enhanced Organism, CASO, Osaka

  • 2004

    Power of Printmaking, Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto

  • 2002

    ISEA2002 Mediaselect Program-The immortal space, Nagoya Citizens Gallery Yada, Aichi
    Selected Artists in Kyoto-2002, Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto

  • 2001

    Nomart Projects 2001-Image on Image, Nomart Editions Project Space, Osaka
    PRIMARY STATEMENT, O-Gallery eyes, Osaka

  • 2000

    Contemporary Prints Competition, Osaka Contemporary Art Center

  • 1998

    Prints Artist of the New Generation’98, Gallery coco, Kyoto
    KAVC Art Annual – Thinking of Photo Images, KAVC, Kobe
    The 50th Kyo-ten, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto
    PRINTS 10, City Gallery I.M,Osaka

  • AWARDS
  • 2017

    Sakuya Konohana Award, Osaka City

  • 2015

    Encouragement Award, Award for Artists from Nagoya City

  • 2013

    The award of fine work, VOCA 2013, The Ueno Royal Museum

  • 2008

    12th Japan Media Arts Festival (Jury Recommended) , the Agency for Cultural Affairs
    Art Contest 2008, Kyoto Art Center

  • 2001

    Kyo-ten2001 (Purchase Prize), Kyoto municipal Museum of Art Award

  • 1998

    Exhibition of Kyoto City University of Arts (Matubara Award), Kyoto City University of Arts
    The 50th Kyo-ten (Suda Prize), Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

  • 1996

    The 21st Annual Exhibition (Purchase Award), The Association of Japanese Art Colleges (also in ’97,’98 and ’99)

  • GRANTS AND RESIDENCES
  • 2019

    Artist-in-Residence Program, LA IRA DE DIOS, Buenos Aires

  • 2003

    Artist-in Residence Program ART-EX, Osak Prefectural Govemment, Osaka

  • 2002

    The 4th Art Documents Support Program, Shiseido Co., Ltd.

  • 2001

    The 16th Holbein Schoarship Grant, HOLBEIN WORKS, LTD.

  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • [Catalogues]
    VOCA 2013 The Vision of Contemporary Art, The Ueno Royal Museum, 2013, p.x38 – 39
    POSITION 2012 Contemporary Art from Nagoya-The World seen from this Position, Nagoya City Art Museum, 2012, p.16 – 17
    Claus, Mewesp, Haut. Mythos und Medium, Kunsthaus Hamburg, 2011, p. 12 – 13, p. 70 – 73
    AICHI GEEN, Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, 2010, p. 82 – 85
    Daydream C.P.N, Daydream Committee, 2010, p. 22 – 23
    Aichi ART no Mori, Aichi ART no Mori Committee, 2010, p. 96 – 97
    Art Initiative Project Exhibition as media 2009 “drowning room”, Kobe Art Village Art Center, 2010
    From Home to the Museum: Tanaka Tsuneko Collection, Nomart, Inc, 2009
    exotic’ 07, 08, 09, Media Select, 2009, p. 6 – 7
    Catalogue of 12th Japan Media Art Festival, Media Art Festival Committee, 2009, p. 24
    Akiniwa, Fuminori, SHANGRI − LA CHANDELIER, SHANGRI − LA CHANDELIER Committee, 2008, p. 10 – 13, p. 36
    Re − Act, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007, p. 34 – 35, p. 57
    Dream of Dreaming, Kyoto University of Art and Design Gallery RAKU, 2006
    ACRYLART 2003, HOLBEIN WORKS, LTD., 2003
    Nobuyuki Osaki Solo Exhibition “Cutaneous Respiration”, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, 2003
    Toshio, Mikiwa, Distance of Interval, Shiseido, 2002

    [Articles]
    Seno, Takeharu, Journal VOL.16 NO1, The Virtual Reality Society of Japan, 31 March 2011, p. 25 – 30, p. 31 – 33
    Kawasaki, Shohei / Hasegawa, Yuko (Supervisor), ANA MEETS ART, Inflight Magazine of ANA Group, January 2011, p.161
    Tanaka, Yukiko, REAR No. 24, Rear Production, 6 August 2010, p.161 
    REAR No. 23, Rear Production, 31 March 2010, p. 59
    The world artists absorb in: A contemporary art exhibition in Kobe, Kobe News Paper, 20 November 2009
    Mainichi News Paper evening edition, 18 November 2009
    Kobuki, Takafumi, Osaki Nobuyuki: Meltdown, Bijyutu Techo magazine, 1 April 2008, p. 234
    Yamanaka, Hideyuki, Kyoto Art Center 2008, Osaki Nobuyuki / Aiko Miyanaga, Kyoto News Paper, 16 February 2008
    Contemporary
    KANSAI PRINTS 1950’s – 2000’s, Bigaku Shuppan, 17 October 2007, p. 317 – 318, p. 550
    Journal 2007 No.36, The University of Art & Print Studies in Japan, 1 May 2007, p. 43 – 46
    Oka, Kenta, Sankei News Paper, 19 January 2005
    Meister, Helga, Heiter Jahrmarkt – Kunst, WZ, 10 March 2003
    Achenbach, Dorothee, Traumbilder: real und unwirklich, Duesseldorf Stadtpost, 14 February 2003
    Fukagaya, Maho, Review: Gallery, Kyoto News Paper, 8 December
    Ota, Kakinuki, Review: Gallery, Kyoto News Paper, 2 July 2000

    [Others]
    Kobuki, Takafumi, Nobuyuki Osaki solo echibition – dimention wall –, artscape, 29 November 2010
    Fukuzumi, Ren, Nobuyuki Osaki “falls”, artscape, 24 November 2010
    Kobuki, Takafumi, Exhibition as media 2009 “drowning room” , artscape, 2009
    Kobuki, Takafumi, Nobuyuki Osaki – Fantam, artscape, 18 September 2008
    Sakai, Chiho, Nobuyuki Osaki – Fantam, artscape, 17 September 2008
    Kobuki, Takafumi, Kyoto Art Center 2008: Nobuyuki Osaki / Aiko Miyanaga, artscape, 16 February 2008
    Sakai, Chiho, Kyoto Art Center 2008: Nobuyuki Osaki / Aiko Miyanaga, artscape, 13 February 2008
    Kobuki, Takafumi, Exhibition Review, artscape, July, August 2006
    Hara, Kumiko, Exhibition Review, artscape, July 2006
    Hara, Kumiko, Exhibition Review, artscape, January 2004

  • PUBLICATION
  • Melting World, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, 2012
    Distance of Interval, Shiseido, 2002

  • COLLECTION
  • Machida City Museum of Print Art, Tokyo
    Kyoto City Museum of Art
    Kyoto City University of Arts
    Contemporary Print Center, Sannohe
    Sekiguchi Private Museum of Art, Tokyo
    The Museum of Modern Art, WAKAYAMA (Unit work)

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