Mokuma Kikuhata

photo Koichiro Matsui


1935 Born in Nagasaki. After graduating from Fukuoka Chuo High School, began career as an artist
1956 Selected for the 24th Independent Art Exhibition
1957~1961 Became member of the avant garde art collective Kyushu-ha
1964 Discovered artist Sakuheibei Yamamoto, unveiled Roulette series at Nan Garo
Spent the next 19 years in relative silence before re-emerging in 1983 with the large-scale painting series Ptolemaic Theory.
He then followed this with several other series of large scale works.

Currently lives in Fukuoka.

Selected Exhibitions
2015 A Song for Spring, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo
2011 Mokuma Kikuhata, Fukoka Art Museum, Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, Fukuoka/Nagasaki
2009 Mokuma Kikuhata - Drawings, Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, Nagasaki
1998 Mokuma Kikuhata:1983-1998 "Ten he, Umi he," Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Tokushima
1988 Kyushu-ha ten, Geijutsu Project, Fukuka Art Museum
Mokuma Kikuhata,Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art
1965 The New Japanese Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
1961 Kindai Bijutsu no Jikenten, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
1958 Dai 10 kai Renzoku Andepanten,「Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo
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