CV

Kakinuma, Koji (Artist / CEO)

Born, 1970 Yaita-City, JAPAN Currently reside in Tokyo, President of Office Kakinuma Inc.

Education
1993BFA, Tokyo Gakugei University of Fine Arts and Music

Solo Exhibits
2016Koji Kakinuma “ONE”
Isetan Men’s International Floor, Tokyo, Japan

Koji Kakinuma “MOON”
Shouun Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2015Koji Kakinuma “SHO”
Marueido booth in Art fair Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

2013“Koji Kakinuma – Passion of Japanese Calligraphy”
Hankyu-Umeda Honten Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan

“Koji Kakinuma – Exploring Calligraphy”
Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan

2010“Sound”
Bose Museum, Tokyo, Japan

“Transformed Words: A Challenge of the Calligrapher Koji Kakinuma”
Taro Okamoto Memorial Hall, Tokyo, Japan

2009Koji Kakinuma “Japanese Calligraphy”
Liang Court Shopping Center, Singapore

“Teshima Yukei Prize Winning Commemorative Exhibition”
Kochi Shimbun Art Gallery, Kochi, Japan

2008“Yaita-City People’s Honer Award-Winning Commemoration Exhibition”
Yaita City Cultural Hall, Tochigi, Japan

2006“Last Day Exhibition in Roppongi”
Oribe Hall, Tokyo, Japan

2005“Daily Confession”
Shinjuku-Isetan Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

“Infinity Envisioned by Koji Kakinuma”
Hankyu-Umeda Honten Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan

“Here Now”
Gallery NAGO, Tokyo, Japan

2004“Happiness Envisioned by Koji Kakinuma”
Hankyu-Umeda Honten Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan

2003“Hope Envisioned by Koji Kakinuma”
Hankyu-Umeda Honten Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan

2002“KOJI KAKINUMA and Koji Kakinuma”
Galleria Vient, Tochigi, Japan

2001“Koji Kakinuma, Japanese Calligraphy”
New York Kinokuniya Bookstore, New York, NY

1998“Koji Kakinuma – Daily Confessions”
Kabuki New York, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibition
2016JOMON AND KAKINUMA
Mika Gallery, London, UK

Asia Week in NY
Mika Gallery, New York, NY

2014Life with “Japanese Calligraphy”
Cassina ixc., Tokyo, Japan

Asia Week in NY
Mika Gallery, New York, NY

2008“International Contemporary Art Exhibition”
Sunshine Museum, Beijing, China

“Seoul Calligraphy Biennale”
National Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2007“Fu-rin-kazan”
NHK Studio Park, Tokyo, Japan

2006“Seoul Calligraphy Forum”
Kohei Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2005“Seoul Calligraphy Biennale”
National Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2003“Brushworks: New Asian Calligraphy”
Andrew Bae Gallery, Chicago, IL

2002“The Japanese Calligraphy of Dokuritsu-Shozindan”
The Museum of Printing History, Houston, TX

2001“Ten In ‘INK’”
Walsh Gallery, Chicago, IL

Performance
2015“Asia-ARVO(The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology)
”Kanagawa, Japan

2014“Cumbre Tajin Art Festival”
Veracruz, Mexico

2012“ARIGATO IN LONDON”
County Hall, London, UK

2010“Opening Performance at World Judo Championships in Tokyo”
Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan

2009“Liang Court Grand Opening Performance”
Liang Court Shopping Center, Singapore

“Opening Performance”
NIKE HARAJUKU, Tokyo, Japan

2008“Calligraphy Performance: Japan! culture + hyperculture Festival”
The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

2007“Eternal Now”
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

“Art After 5 / Japan Day”
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

“Moon Viewing Celebration”
The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

“Opening Performance at Cherry Brossom Festival”
United Nations International School, New York, NY

“Kodo – Guest Performance”
Joe’s Pub, New York, NY

2006“Tygers”
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

2005“Earth Celebration 2005” (main performer)
Sadoga-shima, Niigata, Japan

“Special Performance at European Karate Championship”
Copenhagen, Denmark

“Special Performance at Aichi Expo”
Aichi, Japan

2002“The Written Image”
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

“Phoenix”
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Awards
2012Higashikuninomiya Internatinal Culture Award
20094th Teshima-Yukei Award
2008Yaita-City People’s Honor Award
2003“Kuniseikai Award” at The 6th Calligraphy Contest
2002“The Huge Work Prize” 50th Anniversary of Dokuritsu Shojindan Foundation
1999The Mainichi Award, Mainichi Calligraphy Exhibition
1998Dokuritsu-shoten Junior Member Award
1996The Mainichi Award, Mainichi Calligraphy Exhibition

Artist in Residence
2007Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
2006 – 2007 Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Visiting Research Calligrapher (Visiting Fellow)

Lectures
2012“Creation and Destruction of Japanese Calligraphy”
Kyusyu University, Hukuoka, Japan
2009“Calligrapher’s bubble and Kyushu University
Kyusyu University, Hukuoka, Japan
2007“Tiger”
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
2005Artist Presentation, Princeton Japanese School
2002“What is Japanese Calligraphy?”
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

TV Commercial & Promotion Video
Nike JapanWeb Promotion Video, 2009
Bose CorporationTV Commercial, 2011
KDDIPromotion Video for World-wide broadcasting, 2005
Japanese GovernmentPromotion Videos of Visit-Japan Campane, sponsered by Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, 2006

Media Appearances/ Interviews
NHK (Japanese Broadcasting Corporation),“Top Runner,” 2005
NHK “Human Document,” 2000
NHK “Hello from Studio Park,” 2002, 2013
NHK “Shumidoraku – Enjoy your hobbies,” 2012
NHK “Sunday Museum – Keisuke Serizawa,” 2014
NHK “New Sunday Museum,” 2008
Nippon Television Network Corporation “Shake your Heart! Senior Rock You,” 2012
Mainichi Broadcasting System “Passion Continent,” 2002
TV Tokyo “Evorybodr can be Picasso,” 2003

Literary Works/ Publications
Kakinuma, Koji, KOJI KAKINUMA – SHO, Tokyo: Toyo Keizai Inc., 2009
Kakinuma, Koji,Hot-Blooded Brushwork School, Tokyo: Wani Magazine Co., Ltd., 2001
Okamoto, Taro, Koji Kakinuma, Akiomi Hirano(eds), Taro Okamoto v.s. Koji Kakinuma TRANCE-MISSION, Tokyo: Nigensha Inc., 2011

Collections
Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
Bose Corporation
The Embassy of Japan in Singapore
Kyushu University
Nippon Television Network Corporation
Panasonic Corporation
Princeton University
Saku Municipal Museum of Modern Art
Taro Okamoto Memorial hall
The World Karate Organization
WOWOW Inc.