KUSAKABE Masao

KUSAKABE Masao

KUSAKABE Masao

  • Professor
  • Dyeing and Weaving
  • Dyeing and Weaving

Academic background

1964 Born in Kyoto City
1988 BFA Kyoto City University of Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Crafts
1990 MFA Kyoto City University of Arts, Graduate School of Arts

Exhibitions and publications

1986 Selected in Japanissimo ’86 (Kyoto Sangyo Kaikan)
1988 Masao Kusakabe Stencil Dyeing Exhibition (Sakaimachi Garow, Kyoto. Since then, held exhibitions in the same gallery in ’90 ’92 ’94 ’97 ’00)

Selected in the 10th Nihon Shin-kougei (Japan New Craft)Exhibition (Since then, exhibited every year and selected in ’89 ’92 ’93 ’95 ’96 ’97 ’98, became official member in ’99)

(Tour exhibition in The National Art Center – Tokyo, Matsuzakaya Museum – Nagoya City, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art)

Selected in the 20th Japan Fine Arts Exhibition (Since then, exhibited every year and selected in ’92 ’94 ’95 ’96 ’97 ’98 ’99 ’00 ’01, became affiliate in ’02)

(Tour exhibition in The National Art Center – Tokyo, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art)
1989 Selected in the 41st Kyoto Fine Arts Exhibition (Since then, exhibited and selected in ’90 ’91 ’96 ’97 ’98 ’99 ’00 ’01 ’02 ’03 ’04 ’05 ’06 ’08 ’09)(Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art)

Masao Kusakabe Entwine Exhibition  – Solo exhibition of costume works- (Teatro Marron – Kyoto)
1990 Selected in Kyoto Crafts and Fine Arts Biennale (The Museum of Kyoto)

Masao Kusakabe Dye Goods Exhibition (Haseko Urbest Gallery Shinsaibashi – Osaka)

(In the same year, tour exhibition in Haseko Urbest Gallery Maiko – Hyogo, Haseko Urbest Gallery Higashi Sumiyoshi – Osaka)

Went to the United States after completing Graduate school (Returned to Japan in 1993)
1993 Masao Kusakabe Stencil Dyeing Exhibition (Elk Gallery, Los Angeles – United States)
1994 Set up studio in Itoman City upon being invited from and transferring to Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts
1995 Masao Kusakabe Exhibition (Gallery Maronie – Kyoto. Since then, held exhibition in same gallery in ’99 ’02 ’04 ’05)
1996 The 19th Kyoto Association of Craft Artists Exhibition (Since then, exhibited every time for 15 times)

The 10th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition for Foundation of Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts (Resource Center Gallery at Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts)
1997 Selected in Okinawa Craft Design Competition (Naha Civic Gallery – Okinawa)

Featured in monthly magazine “Senshoku Alpha” – “Ideas and Expressions of Craft and Dyeing Artist – Dyeing Expressions of Masao Kusakabe”
1998 Masao Kusakabe Exhibition (Yuyu Bunko Gallery, Fukui City)

The 13th National Cultural Festival ’98 Arts Exhibition (Oita Prefectural Art Center)

Flag-Art Exhibition ’98 (Kandacho shopping mall, Gifu City)

Exhibition by those who teach dyeing at Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts “Blend and Touch” (Resource Center Gallery at Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts)
1999 The 25th Nihon Shin-kougei (Japan New Craft)Exhibition : Opening Tomorrow (The Hakone Open-Air Museum – Kanagawa)

Masao Kusakabe Dye Exhibition (Art Square, Takarazuka City)
2000 Commemorative Exhibition for the 120th Anniversary of Foundation: Progress of Kyoto City University of Arts (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art)

Paper published on Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts Bulletin, Issue 8 “Development of Traditional Craft Techniques in University Education”

(Proposed an efficient dyeing process in Bingata using new processing aid)
2005 Paper applied to The 11th Japan Educational Mutual Aid Association of Welfare Foundation “Let’s Start Craft Management!!”
2006 Kyoto Municipal Museum of School History Exhibition “Artists who Teach at Schools” (Kyoto Municipal Museum of School History)
2007 Assumed position in Kyoto City University of Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Crafts, Dyeing and Weaving Course

The 10th Underwater Exhibition “AQUART in Amami Oshima (Setouchi town, Kagoshima prefecture)” (Since then, exhibited in ’08 ’09 ’10)

The 3rd “Japan Textile Council: Future Format of Textile ’07 Okinawa Exhibition” (Resource Center Gallery at Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts)(Since then, exhibited in ’08 Sapporo Exhibition, ’09 Fukuoka Exhibition, ’10 Tokyo Exhibition, ’12 Abashiri Exhibition)
2008 Masao Kusakabe Stencil Dyeing Exhibition (Kaleidoscope Museum of Kyoto)
2009 Hiroyuki Imai & Masao Kusakabe Joint Exhibition (Kaleidoscope Museum of Kyoto)
2010 The 56th All KANSAI Exhibition (Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts)

Nihon Shin-kougei (Japan New Craft)Dyeing-Weaving and Ceramics Selected Exhibition (Gallery of Daimaru Department Store, Kyoto)
2011 Masao Kusakabe Exhibition (Kyoto Brighton Hotel Wind Gallery)

Modern Stencil Dyeing Exhibition Part 2 (Some・Seiryukan, Kyoto)

Amami Oshima Flood Reconstruction Support “Monoumi Exhibition” (Seikado Gallery, Kyoto)

Supervised “Recreational Hands Cafe” (Onagawacho, Okawa City, Miyagi prefecture)

Asian Artists Exchange Exhibition (Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA; The KyungSung University Museum, Busan, South Korea)

SILENT @KCUA Charity Auction (Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA)

The 65th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition for Kyoto Association of Craft Artists Exhibition (The Museum of Kyoto, Nantan City Museum of Culture)

The 65th Anniversary Commemorative Small Works Exhibition for Kyoto Association of Craft Artists Exhibition (The Museum Of Kyoto Annex)

Masao Kusakabe Stencil Picture Exhibition (Ryubo Arts Salon, Naha City)

Report published on monthly dyeing-weaving information magazine “α” – “Welcome to Recreational Hands Cafe”

Report published on Kyoto City University of Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts Alumni Bulletin “Zou” – “Exploring Recreation Using Hands –To Live”
2012 3.11Reconstruction Support Miniature Exhibition (Kamogawa Salon, Kyoto)

Masao Kusakabe Exhibition (Gallery Keifu, Kyoto)

 

(The followings are those to be held in 2012)

“Recreational Hands Cafe 2012” (Onagawacho, Miyagi prefecture)(mid-August)

Art Across Asia-Renewed Encounters (Victoria Memorial Hall, Calcutta, India)(Aug. 25- Sept. 23)

SILENT @KCUA Charity Auction (Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA)(September)

4-person Crafts Exhibition (Shimada Museum, Kumamoto City)(Oct. 5-Oct. 14)

2013 3.11Reconstruction Support Miniature Exhibition 2013(Kamogawa Salon, Kyoto)

Awards and Research Grants

1996 The 18th Nihon Shin-kougei Exhibition, Yomiuri Shimbun Osaka Head Office Award
1998 The 13th National Cultural Festival, National Cultural Festival Executive Committee, Chairman (Ikuo Hirayama) Award
2000 The 22nd Nihon Shin-kougei Exhibition, Yomiuri TV Award
2003 The 25th Nihon Shin-kougei Exhibition, Yomiuri Shimbun Osaka Head Office Award
2005 The 27th Nihon Shin-kougei Exhibition, Yoshiyuki Chosa Memorial Award
2006 The 28th Nihon Shin-kougei Exhibition, Kyoto City Mayor’s Award
2007 The 29th Nihon Shin-kougei Exhibition, Nihon Shin-kougei Members Award
2009 The 31st Nihon Shin-kougei Exhibition, Nihon Shin-kougei Members Award
2010 The 56th All KANSAI Exhibition, All KANSAI Exhibition Award
2011 Granted aid for special study in Kyoto City University of Arts “Exploring Recreation Using Hands–To Live”
2012 Granted aid for special study in Kyoto City University of Arts “The Evolving Recreational Hands Café”

The 44th Japan Fine Arts Exhibition, Nitten Special selection Award

 

Current affiliations

  • Kyoto Association of Craft Artists Exhibition, member
  • Nihon Shin-kougei, official member
  • Art Education Society of Japan, member
  • The Japan Fine Arts Exhibition, affiliate
  • Kyoto City University of Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, associate professor