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

Wilkinson Gallery, London, England

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

Wilkinson Gallery, London, England

Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

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

Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Group exhibition

"Group exhibition by Tomio Koyama Gallery" TOLOT/heuristic SHINONOME, Tokyo, Japan
"The Way of Painting" Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
"Bishojo no Bijyutushi" AomoriMuseum of Art, Aomori, Japan [ touring Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan, 2014 / Shimane Arts Center, Shimane, Japan, 2014-15 ]
”The New International 2014” Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
"Queensize - Female Artists from the Olbricht Collection" ME COLLECTORS ROOM BERLIN, Berlin, Germany

"Towada Art Center 5th Anniversary Exhibition: flowers" Towada Art Center, around Central Shopping etc, Aomori, Japan
"Body Language" Saatchi Gallery, London, England

”September” MISAKO & ROSEN, Tokyo, Japan
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 

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

"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]

"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 ]

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

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

"VOCA" The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
"Japan Pop" Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

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

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

"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

"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

  • Makiko Kudo
  • 1978 Born in Aomori, Japan

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