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Koji Kakinuma

Koji Kakinuma

Born in Tochigi, Japan

Has practiced calligraphy since the age of 5 under Suiryu Kakinuma, his father, Yukei Teshima, and Ichijo Uematsu.
1993
Graduated from Tokyo Gakugei University, Department of Visual and Performing Arts (Calligraphy), B.F.A.
2006~2007
​Visiting Research Calligrapher (Visiting Fellow), Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018
Koji Kakinuma Solo Exibition、MARUEIDO JAPAN、Tokyo
2017
"PHANTOM",SOI Gallery、 Tokyo
2016
“MOON," Shoun, Tokyo
2013
“Koji Kakinuma - Passion of Japanese Calligraphy," Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
2010
“Transformed Words: A Challenge of the Calligrapher Koji Kakinuma, "Taro Okamoto Memorial Hall, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
The Eighth Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial, UAE
2018
Art Central、MARUEIDO JAPAN、Hong Kong
2017
"JOMON AND KAKINUMA"、Mika Gallery/Shoun、London
2014
"Asia Week"、MIKA GALLERY、New York
2008
“Seoul Calligraphy Biennale," National Seoul Art Center, Seoul
“International Contemporary Art Exhibition," Sunshine Museum, Beijing
2005
“Seoul Calligraphy Biennale," National Seoul Art Center, Seoul
2003
"Andrew Bae Gallery Summer Exhibition," Chicago

Selected Awards

2012
"Higashikuninomiya Internatinal Culture Award"
2009
"The 4th Teshima-Yukei Award"
2008
"The First Yaita-City People’s Honor Award"
2003
“Kuniseikai Award” at The 6th Calligraphy Competition
2002
“The Huge Work Prize,” 50th Anniversary of Dokuritsu Shojindan Foundation
1999
The Mainichi Award, Mainichi Calligraphy Exhibition (won in 1996 as well)

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