Makiko Kudo

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Makiko Kudo was born in Aomori prefecture in 1978. She graduated in painting from Joshibi University of Art and Design in 2002. During the same year, she participated in two group shows, "Fragile Figures" (Palette Club, Tokyo and Marianne Boesky, New York), curated by Tomio Koyama, and "Tokyo Girls Bravo" (Nadiff Gallery, Tokyo), curated by Takashi Murakami. At present she lives and works in Kanagawa prefecture.
More recently, she was part of "Winter Garden: The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art" (2009, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, toured to overseas venues), curated by Matsui Midori. After appearing in "Pretty Baby" at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in 2007 and "MATRIX 213: Some Forgotten Place" at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive in 2004, her work was added to those museums' collections. Kudo's paintings have also been acquired by the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Olbricht Collection, the Japan Foundation, and the Takahashi Collection.

Solo exhibition

2013
"Makiko Kudo exhibition" 8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2012
Wilkinson Gallery; Lower Gallery, London, England

2011
Mark FOXX Gallery, 2011

2010
Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"TOMODACHI"Takahashi Collection, Tokyo, Japan

2006
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2005
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2003
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Group exhibition

2014
"Group exhibition by Tomio Koyama Gallery" TOLOT/heuristic SHINONOME, Tokyo, Japan

2013
"Towada Art Center 5th Anniversary Exhibition: flowers" Towada Art Center, around Central Shopping etc, Aomori, Japan
"Ginza Mitsukoshi × Tomio Koyama Gallery Art Selection" Ginza Mitsukoshi 8th Floor Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Body Language" Saatchi Gallery, London, England

2012
”September” MISAKO & ROSEN, Tokyo, Japan
2011
The Most Requested Top 30 / 10 Years of Takahashi Collection, TABLOID GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
"Reflections in collaboration with Tomio Koyama Gallery" ford PROJECT, New York, USA
"Pathos and Small Narratives" Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea 

2010
"Paintings by Four Artists" Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

2009
"Winter Garden:The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art", Curated by Midori Matsui, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan [touring Japanisches Kulturinstitut, Cologne, Germany, 2009 / The Japan Foundation, Tronto, Tronto, Canada, 2010 / Galeri'a Arnold Belkin, Museo Universitario del Chopo、Mexico City, Mexico, 2011]

2008
"Four of a Kind"GALLERY SIDE2, Tokyo, Japan
"neoteny japan: Contemporary Artists after 1990s from Takahashi Collection" KIRISHIMA OPEN-AIR MUSEUM, Kagoshima, Japan [touring Sapporo Art Park, Hokkaido, Japan, 2008-09 / The Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art、Niigata, Japan 2009 / Akita Museum of Modern Art、Akita, Japan 2009 / Yonago City Museum of Art、Tottori, Japan 2009-2010 / The Museum of Art EHIME、Ehime, Japan 2010 ]

2007
"Pretty Baby" Modern Art Museum, Modern Art museum, Fort Worth, TX, USA

2006
"Heroines" The Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery Met at the Metropolitan Opera, New York
"Art and Object" Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori

2005
"VOCA" The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
"POST MODERN" GREENE NAFTALI, New York
"Japan Pop" Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

2004
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
"Tokyo Girls Bravo 3" Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, USA
"Time of My Life: Art with Youthful Sprit" Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
"MATRIX213: Some forgotten place" Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA, USA

2003
"Opening Exhibition" Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
"do hope for the future" Laforet Museum, Tokyo

2002
"Fragile Figures" Palette Club, Tokyo
"Tokyo Girls Bravo 2" NADiff, Tokyo

Public collection

UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Japan Foundation
Modern Art museum, Fort Worth
Olbricht Collection
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angels
Takahashi Collection
Flowerman Collection
Saatchi Collection, London

Books
"Drop Dead Cute: 30 Postcard from the New Generation of Women Artists in Japan"
(Posrcard Book) / Chronicle Books; Postcards 2006

"Drop Dead Cute: The New Generation of Women Artists in Japan"
Ivan Vartanian / Chronicle Books 2005

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 Upcoming exhibitions

  • [8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery]
    happy talking
    Endo Shuhei Architect Institute, TAKAHASHI IPPEI OFFICE, MURAYAMA + KATO ARCHITECTURE, mtka, KIAS
    2014. 4. 16th(wed.) - 4. 28th(mon.)
     
  • [Tomio Koyama Gallery Singapore]
    Goh Chai Seng
    Some Truth
    2014. 4. 19th(sat.) - 5. 18th(sun.)
     
  • [8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery]
    Atsushi Fukui
    Paintings & Drawings
    2014. 4. 30th(wed.) - 5. 27th(tue.)
     
  • [8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery]
    Zhao Xuebing
    2014. 5. 29th(thu.) - 6. 23rd(mon.)
     

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