Minoru OHIRA | GALLERY エクリュの森

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Minoru OHIRA







Born in kanazawa in1950.
1975 graduated from kanazawa kougei college
1977 graduated from tokyo art university

Solo Exhibition
2012 Minoru Ohira Solo Exhibition Space・S, Tokyo, Japan
2009 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2007 Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida
2005 Ise Contemporary art Museum, Mie, Japan
2004 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Yamaki Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2004 OSU Fairbanks Gallery, Corvallis, Oragon
2003 Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA
2003 Kittredge Gallery, The University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
2002 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA
2001 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2001 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” INAX Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2001 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” NOB Gallery, Okazaki, Japan
2000 Elayne Jordan Collection, Pacific Design Center, L A, CA
1999 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Mitsubishi-jisho Street Gallery, Hiroshima, Japan
1999 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” NOB Gallery, Okazaki, Japan
1999 Golden West College Fine Art Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA
1999 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Gallery EMON, Nagoya, Japan
1998 L.A Artcore center, L.A, CA
1997 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” NOB Gallery, Okazaki, Japan
1996 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Gallery EMON, Nagoya, Japan
1996 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Gallery OH , Owari-Ichinomiya, Japan
1996 Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, Cal State University San Bernardino, CA
1995 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” NOB Gallery, Okazaki, Japan
1995 The 8th Nagoya Contemporary Art Fair,Nagoya Municipal Art Gallery, Japan
1994 Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1993 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Yamaki Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan
1993 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Gallery T.Y.K2, Tokyo, Japan
1993 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” NOB Gallery, Okazaki, Japan
1992 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1991 Space Gallery, L.A, CA
1991 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” NOB Gallery, Okazaki, Japan
1991 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Hiro Chikashige Gallery, Okayama, Japan
1990 The National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
1990 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Sakura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
1990 Don Soker Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
1989 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1989 Space Gallery, L.A, CA
1988 Sakura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
1987 Space Gallery, L.A, CA
1987 Don Soker Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
1986 Space Gallery, L.A, CA
1986 L.A Artcore Center, L.A, CA
1986 Santa Monica College Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1986 Chabot College Art Gallery(two men), Hayward, CA
1985 James Tucotte Gallery, L.A, CA
1978 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Daiwa Niigata Gallery, Niigata, Japan

Selected Group Exhibition
2009 “Artist File 2009 – The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art”
The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
2009 “INSIGHT/INSIDE LA “José Drudis-Biada Gallery, Mount Saint Mary’s College, USA
2008 “Space Gallery December 1975 – August 1995” W. Keith and Janet Kellogg
University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, USA
2008 “oHIRa NOWling”- Echiko and Minoru Ohira’s Sculptures and works on paper,
Todd Madigan Gallery, California State University,
Bakersfield, California, USA
2007 “Minoru & Echiko Ohira, Nature of Materials”, Davis & Cline Gallery
Ashland, Oregon
2007 “Resonance”, Poissant Gallery, Houston, Texas
2006 “Two Men Show”, Atagoyama Artworks, Tokyo, Japan
2006 “GroupExhibition”, Davis & Cline Gallery, Ashland, Oregon
2006 “Minoru & Echiko Ohira, Materials & Nature”,
The Armory Center For The Arts, Pasadena, CA
2005 “Groupexhibition”, Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center, Manfattan Beach, CA
2004 “Ichigo-ichie”, Gallery 727, L A, CA
2004 “Clebrating Nature”, Craft & Folk Art Museum, L A, CA
2004 “TwoMen Exhibition (with Marc Katano), Sabina Lee Gallery, LA , CA
2003 “TheInspired Vessel”, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, LA, CA
2002 “TheWind from The West Coast”, (three men show),
Niigata City Art Museum, Niigata, Japan
2002 “Global Address”, USC Fisher Gallery, LA, CA
2002 “Sculptorsof Eastern Japan”, Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2002 “Of Materials and Memory”( with Echiko Ohira),
El camino College Art Gallery Torrance, CA
2001 “Osaka Triennial2001”, Osaka, Japan
2001 “Thoughts of Nature( With Mark Katano)”, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA
1999 “Plant Life”, Angeles Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro CA
1999 “Millennium”, Gallery Soolip, Los Angeles, CA
1999 “OrganicDrift”, Dian Nelson Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA
1999 “Openand Closed:Artists contemporary Books as Sculpture”,
Fullerton College Art Gallery,Fullerton, CA
1998 “Taleof Los Angeles”, Couturier Gallery, L.A, CA
1998 “OsakaTriennale 1998-Sculpture”, Osaka, Japan
1998 “FiveSculptors Figurative Works, Dian Nelson Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA
1998 “JapaneseMind”, Book ArtGallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
1997 “West Coast Painting & Sculpture”, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
1997 “Duet”(with Echiko Ohira), Gallery Soolip, L.A, CA
1997 “The6th International Shoes boxSculpture Exhibition,
University of Hawaii Monoa Art Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii
1997 “PacificRim Artists in California”, Cal State University of Bakersfield, CA
1996 “TheAsahikawa Prize for Contemporary Wood Sculpture Exhibition”,
Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art, Asahikawa, Japan
1996 “Blessings and Beginnings”, Hebrew Union College Skirbal Museum, L.A
1996 “Dichotomy(with Richard Johnston), Fullerton CollegeArt Gallery
Fullerton, CA
1996 “Drawn From L.A”, The Armory Center For The Arts, Pasadena, CA
1996 “TheEssential Object”, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
1995 “BodyMind and Spirit”, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery
Scripps College, Claremont, CA
1995 “Surroundingstwo men show)”, Brand Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
1995 “California In Three Dimensions” California Center for The Arts Museum,
Escondido, CA
1994 “The 5th International Shoesbox Sculpture Exhibition, University of Hawaii
Manoa Art Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii
1994 “LAX(five japanese Artists in L.A)”, JACCC Doizaki Gallery, L.A, CA
1994 “New Structuralists”, Boritzer/Grey/Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1994 “Summer Sculpture Exhibition”, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Franciaco, CA
1994 “Common Language(With Mark Katano)”, Sharon Truax Gallery, Venice, CA
1993 “Choice Encounters(permanent collection)”, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA
1993 “Elegant,Irreverent & Obsessive:Drawing in Southern California”,
Cal State University Fullerton ,Main Art Gallery, Fullerton, CA
1993 “Engaging Materials”, L.A Municipal Art Gallery, L.A, CA
1993 “Breaking Barriers”, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
1992 “Sensibilities: Substance and Surface”, Jose Drudis-Biada Art Gallery,
Mount ST Mary’s College,Los Angeles, CA
1992 “Drawing as Poem”, The Armory Center for The Arts, Pasadena, CA
1992 “Contemporary Drawings”, Claremont Graduate school West Gallery, CA
1992 “Pacific Rim”, Andrew-Shire Gallery, L.A , CA
1991 “Human Mark”, Yorba Buena Gardens Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
1991 “The 4th International Shoesbox Sculpture Exhibition”,
University of Hawaii, Manoa Art Gallery Honolulu, Hawaii
1991 “The Nature of Sculpture”, Jacksonvill Art Museum, Jacksonvill, Flirida
1991 “Professor’s Choice”, Lang Art Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
1990 “East Bound,West Bound”, Korean Cultural Services Art Gallery, L.A, CA
1990 “Accretions:Collage and Assemblage”, Space Gallery, L.A, CA
1990 “Natural Forces”, L.A Municipal Art Gallery, L.A, CA
1989 “American-Japanese Artists”, George J Doizaki Gallery, JACCC, L.A, CA
1988 “Two Artists Exhibition( with Seiji Kunishima)”, Murazumi Gallery, Okazaki, Japan
1987 “Metamorphosis Once a Tree”, Century Gallery , Sylmar, CA
1987 “Natural Sources”, Angeles Gate cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
1987 “Language of Forms/Vice of Materials”, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
1987 “Survey of Object”, Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1987 “Natural Elements”, Transamerica Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1986 “Only L.A. Contemporary Variations”, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, L.A, CA
1986 “Japan/America”, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
1986 “Asian/America”, Cal State University L.A Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1985 “Gallery Artists Exhibition”, James Turcotte Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1984 “Japanese Artists in L.A”, Dejong Gallery , L.A, CA
1983 “Drawing Exhibition”, L.A Artcore Center, L.A, CA
1981 “Mexico Contemporary Sculptures”, Museo de Banco National de Mexico, Mexico City
1980 “Pair City”, 1st Monumental Sculpture Competition, Tokyo, Japan
1980 “Biwako Open-Air Sculpture Exhibition, Shiga , Japan
1979 “Japanese Artists in Mexico”, Gallery Encuentro, Mexico City
1977 “Group Exhibition”, Yokohama Municipal Art Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
1976 “Group Exhibition”, Minori Kogei Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1976 “Tree Men Exhibition”, Tokiwa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1975 “11th Japan Contemporary Art Exhibition”,
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1975 “4th New Talent Award Exhibition”, Modern Sculpture Center, Tokyo, Japan
1974-77 “Shinseisaku Art Exhibition”, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum , Tokyo, Japan

Lecture & Residency
2010 Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan (slide lecture)
1998~2008 Kanazawa College of Art, Kanazawa, Japan (as a guest artist every year)
2007 University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, (slide lecture)
2004 Oregon State University, Corvallis , Oregon (video lecture)
2004 University Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA ( artist in resident , one month period)
2003 University Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA (slide lecture)
2002 Microsoft, Seattle, WA (slide lecture)
2002 El Camino College , L A, CA ( lecture)

Award
2013 The 26th Denchu Hirakushi Award, Ibara-City Okayama, Japan
2009 The 36th Teijiro Nakagawa Award, Hokkaido Asashikawa, Japan
2001 Special Prize (10th Osaka International Triennale), Osaka, Japan
1998 Special Prize(Osaka International Sculpture Triennale), Osaka, Japan
1996 Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum Prize, Japan
1986 Lorser Feitelson Foundation, Los Angeles
1980 Second Prize(1st Monumental Sculpture Competition,”Pair City”), Tokyo, Japan
1974 New Talent Prize(Shinseisaku Art Exhibition), Tokyo, Japan

California Fertility Partners, LA,

Daijyouji Kyuryo Sogo Park Kanagawa city (Japan)

Asahikawa Museum of Sculpture In Honor of Teijiro Nakahara, Hokkaido, Japan

Ise Contemporary Art Museum, Mie,Japan

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, L.A,

Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art, Asahikawa, Japan

Niigata City Art Museum, Niigata, Japan

Hara Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tokyo, Japan

Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki, Japan

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art 1-1 Hijiyama Koen, Minami-Ku, Hiroshima, Japan

Mexico National Museum of Art, Mexico

The National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Long Beach Museum of Fine Arts, Long Beach, CA

Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii

Tainai Sculpture Museum [OHIRA Sculpture Gallery], Nigata, Japan

Pair City Building, Tokyo, Japan

Yoshida Junior High School, Niigata, Japan

Kurokawa Elementary School, Niigata, Japan

Kurokawa Junior High School, Niigata, Japan

Kurokawa Community Center, Tainai-City, Niigata, Japan

Habikino City, Osaka, Japan

Silpakon University, Bangkok, Thailand

Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne, Australia

MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas

Yamasa Institute of Language and Culture, Okazaki, Japan

Coca Cola Corporation Headquaters, Atlanta, Georgia

Grand Hyatt Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

The Beach Club, Santa Monica

Microsoft, Seattle, WA