Biography

Biography

1966
Born in Chino-shi,Nagano Prefecture,Japan

1989
B.F.A.,Japanese Painting,Tama Art University

1990
Governor's Award at “the Nagano Prefectural Art Exhibition,”Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum,Nagano

1991
Entered the Sankei Simbun

1993
Commendable Prize at“The 11th Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition,”Tokyo,Japan

2001
Studied at The Art Students League of New York,New York

2006
Awarded a Dark-blue Ribbon Medal by the Japanese Government(also 2007,2008)

2008
Six-fold Screen“Skyscrapers”become a collection of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Member of Art Reporters'Club Associate member of the Japan Art Institute

Lives and Works in Japan

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018
“Modern Times:Sketches of the City+Historical Art- AKIHIKO IWANAMI,”Fujisaki Gallery,Sendai,Miyagi,May24-29(Talk Show,May20)
“Modern Times:Sketches of the City,”Matsuzakaya Gallery,Nagoya,Japan,May9-15

2017
“AKIHIKO IWANAMI,”Gallery ESPACE,Nagoya,Aichi,June15-28
“Moment -Modern Times:Sketches of the City+Historical Art- AKIHIKO IWANAMI,”Kintetsu Gallery,Abeno,Osaka,May31-June6
“Moment -Modern Times:Sketches of the City+Historical Art- AKIHIKO IWANAMI,”Daimaru Gallery,Kyoto,Kyoto,March29-April4

2016
“AKIHIKO IWANAMI,”Gallery ESPACE,Nagoya,Aichi,May19-June1
“Moment -Modern Times:Sketches of the City- AKIHIKO IWANAMI,”Sogo Gallery,Kobe,Hyogo,February16-22

2015
“Moment -Modern Times:Sketches of the City- AKIHIKO IWANAMI,”Sogo Gallery,Yokohama,Kanagawa,October27-November2
“ “TAKEMIKAZUCHI “ Akihiko Iwanami Japanese Painting Exhibition,”Ueno Royal Museum,Ueno,Tokyo,Jun2-8

2014
“Akihiko Iwanami Japanese painting exhibition,”Kitazawa Museum,Suwa,Nagano,Sep26-Jan12
“Akihiko Iwanami WORKS,”Kanaya Museum,Futsu,Chiba,Sep19-Jan6

2012
“ginza galleries Xmas Art Festa 2012,Akihiko Iwanami,”Eizendou Gallery,Ginza,Tokyo,Dec7-15
“Akihiko Iwanami,”Tohbi Art Fair, Tokyo Art Club, Eizendou Gallery,Shinbashi,Tokyo,Oct5-7

2011
“Modern Times:Sketches of the City+Reflections AKIHIKO IWANAMI,”The Ueno Royal Art Museum,Japan,April20-24,2011
“Akihiko Iwanami,”Caelum Gallery,Chelsea,New York,Dec1-22

2010
Mitsukoshi Gallery,Nihombashi,Japan,December1-7
Mitsukoshi Gallery,Niigata,Japan,June22-28
“Collection Exhibition-The World of Hara Takashi,Painted by Iwanami Akihiko,”HARA-KEI-Memorial Museum,Morioka,Japan,March5-June9
“Modern Times:Sketches of the City 2009,”Takashimaya Gallery,Tamagawa,Japan,Jannuary13-19

2009
Yagihashi Gallery,Kumagaya,Japan,November17-23
“Modern Times:Sketches of the City 2009,”Matsuzakaya Gallery,Nagoya,Japan(Catalogue),July1-7
“Modern Times:Sketches of the City 2009,”Sogo Gallery,Chiba,Japan(Catalogue),May12-18

2008
“Modern Times:Sketches of the City 2008,”Tobu Gallery,Ikebukuro,Japan,October23-29
“Reflections,”Caelum Gallery,Chelsea,New York,May20-31

2007
“JAZZ Session with Koji GOTO,”NAGOYA Blue Note,Nagoya,Japan,Jannuary13

2006
Takashimaya Gallery,Yokohama,Japan,December13-19
Mitsukoshi Gallery,Sendai,Japan,November28-December4
Marumitsu Gallery,Nagano,Japan,October24-30
Tobu Gallery,Ikebukuro,Japan,September7-13
Mitsukoshi Gallery,Nihombashi,Japan,Jun13-19
Inoue Gallery,Nagano,Japan,Jannuary11-17

2005
Tobu Gallery,Funabashi,Japan,October13-19
Daimaru Gallery,Umeda,Japan,June22-28
Sogo Gallery,Kawaguchi,Japan,April26-May2
Mitsukoshi Gallery,Sendai,Japan,March29-April4

2004
Mitsukoshi Gallery,Sapporo,Japan,December7-13
Sogo Gallery,Chiba,Japan,November30-December6
“New Works on Paper,”Awazu Gallery,Nihombashi,Tokyo,Japan,November27-December4
“Japanese Scroll,”Galerie Siemer,Bischofszell,Switzerland,October22-November13
Visual Arts Gallery,Adirondack Community College,Queensbury,New York,October18-November18
Sogo Gallery,Ohmiya,Japan,October12-18
“A portrait of a city-New York,”Saikaya Yokosuka Gallery,Yokosuka,Japan,June16-22
Sogo Gallery,Kawaguchi,Japan,April27-May3
Sogo Gallery,Hachiouji,Japan,April6-12
“Modern Times:Sketches of the City,”Takashimaya Gallery,Yokohama,Japan,February11-17
“Modern Times:Sketches of the City,”Niigata Mitsukoshi Gallery,Niigata,Japan(Catalogue),Jannuary21-27

2003
Saibi Gallery,Ehime,Japan,November22-30
Daimaru Gallery,Tokyo,Japan,October29-November11
Galerie Salon de Fleur,Aoyama,Japan,July22-August3
Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art Annex Gallery,Chiba,Japan,March4-9
Sogo Gallery,Oomiya,Japan,Jannuary21-27

2002
Tokyu Gallery,Shibuya,Japan(Catalogue),October31-November6
Galerie Siemer,Bischofszell,Switzerland,September13-October5
Cast Iron Gallery,Soho,New York,April20-May4
Inoue Gallery,Nagano,Japan,Jannuary10-15
2001
“New York2001,”Takashimaya Gallery,Yokohama,Japan,December12-18
Matsuzakaya Gallery,Ueno,Japan,October4-10
Sogo Gallery,Chiba,Japan,September25-October1
Espace Culturel Bertin Poiree,Paris(Catalogue),September24-October6
Caelum Gallery,Chelsea,New York,September11-29
Gallery Markgraf,Emmendingen,Germany,April26-May16
Cast Iron Gallery,Soho,New York,April20-May4
Pisa Gallery,Shinagawa,Japan,February15-25
“Modern Times:Sketches of the City,”Suzuran Gallery,Maebashi,Japan,Jannuary31-Feburuary6

2000
“Modern Times:Sketches of the City,”Mitsukoshi Gallery,Sendai,Japan,December26-31
Daimaru Gallery,Kobe,Japan,November16-22
Tokyu Gallery,Shibuya,Japan,November9-15
Gallery Okuda International,Washington D.C.(Catalogue),November2-27
“A portrait of a city-New York,”Tobu Gallery,Ikebukuro,Japan,October26-November1
Cast Iron Gallery,Soho,New York(Catalogue),April18-March4
Pisa Gallery,Shinagawa,Japan,Feburuary11-27

1999
Daimaru Gallery,Umeda,Japan,November10-16
Studio D'Ars,Milano(Catalogue),November9-29
Mitsukoshi Gallery,Ginza,Japan,July20-26
Daimaru Gallery,Kobe,Japan,May6-11
Cast Iron Gallery,Soho,New York(Catalogue),April17-29

1998
“Scroll,”Gallery Miyasaka,Tokyo,Japan,October5-10
Suzuran Gallery,Maebashi,Japan,September16-29
Tobu Gallery,Ikebukuro,Japan,August13-18
Cast Iron Gallery,Soho,New York(Catalogue),May16-June4
Tokyu Gallery,Nihonbashi,Japan,May17-23

1997
Daimaru Gallery,Umeda,Japan,December2-8
Sogo Gallery,Omiya,Japan,July8-14
Tokyu Gallery,Nihonbashi,Japan,April18-24
“1997,”Art Museum Ginza,Ginza,Japan,Feburuary17-22

1996
Marumitsu Gallery,Nagano,Japan,October10-15

1995
Gallery Miyasaka,Tokyo,Japan,September4-9
Sogo Gallery,Chiba,Japan,March7-13

1994
Sogo Gallery,Ohmiya,Japan,December6-13

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
“2018GIONETEN,”Baiken Gallery,Kyoto,Kyoto,June28-July3
“OriginalxReal2018 Contemporary Japanese Fine Arts&Crafts,”Tokyo Art Club,Shimbashi,Tokyo,April23-27/Kyoto Art Club,Kyoto,Kyoto,April30-May2/Kanazawa Art Club,Kanazawa,Ishikawa,May7-9/Osaka Art Club,Osaka,Osaka,May14-16/Nagoya Art Club,Nagoya,Aichi,May21-23/Tokyo Art Club,Shimbashi,Tokyo,May25-28
“Permanent Collection of The Museum of Art-Utsuriyuku Toki no nakani,”Chino City of Museum of Art,Chino,Nagano,January8-April8

2017
“SAMURAI”The Museum of Art Ehime,Matsuyama,Ehime,September9-November6
“Growing Images-Dynamic Life Force~Swiss Japan Cultural Exchange Exhibition at the Kanaya Art Museum,”Kanaya Museum,Futsu,Chiba,September10-2018January8
“2017GIONETEN,”Baiken Gallery,Kyoto,Kyoto,June29-July4
“OriginalxReal2017 Contemporary Japanese Fine Arts&Crafts,”Tokyo Art Club,Shimbashi,Tokyo,April23-27/Kyoto Art Club,Kyoto,Kyoto,April30-May2/Kanazawa Art Club,Kanazawa,Ishikawa,May7-9/Osaka Art Club,Osaka,Osaka,May14-16/Nagoya Art Club,Nagoya,Aichi,May21-23/Tokyo Art Club,Shimbashi,Tokyo,May25-28

2016
“2016GIONETEN,”Baiken Gallery,Kyoto,Kyoto,June25-July1
“ART FAIR TOKYO2016,”Tokyo International Forum Booth N73 Gallery TAZU,May12-14

2015
“THE RINPA,”Gallery ESPACE,April16-22
“Permanent Collection of The Museum of Art,Ehime,”The Museum of Art,Ehime,March21-May24
“Permanent Collection of The Chino Museum of Art,”Chino Museum of Art,January11-April12
“6 Colors,”Art Salon ESPACE KYOTO,December17-23(~'2019)
“Permanent Collection of The Chino Museum of Art,”Chino Museum of Art,November8-December23
“Best Sellection 2014,”TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM,May4-27

2012
“Permanent Collection of The Chino Museum of Art,”Chino Museum of Art,October27-December23
“-Appeal of NIHONGA-Permanent Collection of The Suwa Museum of Art,”Suwa Museum of Art,October5-21
“-Journey-Permanent Collection of The Museum of Art,Ehime,”The Museum of Art,Ehime,July27-October14
“Collection Exhibition-The World of Hara Takashi,”HARA-KEI-Memorial Museum,Morioka,Japan,March9-May27
“-We love Art-Permanent Collection of The Chino Museum of Art,”Chino Museum of Art,January14-April2

2011
“Permanent Collection of The Museum of Art,Ehime,”The Museum of Art,Ehime,November15-January22
“Permanent Collection of The Museum of Art,Ehime,”The Museum of Art,Ehime,September1-November20
“-CROSSING-Permanent Collection of The Chino Museum of Art,”Chino Museum of Art,September10-October25

2010
“Perspective 2010:The Laureates of the Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition,”Japan,September8-14
“The Light-on the title of Utakaihajime,”Jingu Museum,Mie,Japan,February17-March22

2009
“Perspective 2009:The Laureates of the Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition,”Japan,September8-13

2008
“Styles of Japanese Painting:Modern and Classic,”Chino Museum of Art,Nagano,Japan,November9-December23
Perspective 2008:The Laureates of the Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition,”Japan,September14-21

2007
“2nd international corporateArt fair 2007,”ART forum Wiesbaden,May10-13
“Perspective 2007:The Laureates of the Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition,”Japan,September11-17
“New Collections-Three Worlds of Iwanami Akihiko,”The Museum of Art,Ehime,March14-May27

2006
“Collection of The Museum of Art, Ehime,A person image-The history and manners and customs,”The Museum of Art,Ehime,Japan,May17-July17
“Collection of The Museum of Art, Ehime,Paysage-City and Nature,”The Museum of Art,Ehime,Japan,July19-September24
“Perspective 2006:The Laureates of the Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition,”Japan,May10-15

2005
“A great master of Nagano,”Mizuno Museum of Art,Nagano,Japan,November12-December18
“Mizuno CollectionⅢ,”Mizuno Museum of Art,Nagano,Japan,September3-November6
“Newly Acquired Collection,”The Museum of Art,Ehime,Japan,March16-May15(also in 2007)
“Perspective:The Laureates of the Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition,”Japan,May24-29
“From Nature to Abstraction contemporary Views from Japanese Artists,”Steinhardt Consavatory Gallery,New York,April16-May29
“Permanent Collection of The Chino Museum of Art,”Chino Museum of Art,October1-30

2003
“Tobi Art Fair,”Tokyo Bijyutsu Club,Tokyo,Japan,Tokyo,Japan,October3-5
“Art Bodensee,”Dornbirner Messe,Dornbirn, Austria,July25-27
“The 20th Years of the Ueno Royal Grand Prize Exhibition,”Ueno Royal Museum,Japan,June20-26
“COLLECTIVE,”Sarah Myerscough Fine Art,London,March7-29

2002
“Art Vienna,”Reed Messezentrum Wien,Austria,November28-December1
“ART Singapore 2002,”Suntec Singapore,International Convention&Exhibition Center,Singapore,October11-15
“Summersession,”Cast Iron Gallery,Soho,New York,June18-July10
“Akihiko Iwanami and Chris Pierre Labusch,”Nishimura Gallery,Tokyo,Japan,May13-25
“Akio Iwanami and Akihiko Iwanami,”Mitsukoshi Gallery,Shinjyuku,Japan,March5-11

2001
“Gallery Artist Group Show,”Gallery Okuda International,February16-May31

1999
“Beyond/Boundaries,”Gallery Okuda International,Washington,D.C.,November19-2000,Feburuary12
“ETNO 2000,”Galleria 9 Colonne,Trento,Italy,December16-2000,Jannuary10

1998
“A Three-person Exhibition of Japanese-Style Paintings,”Awazu Gallery,Tokyo,Japan

1996
“The 66th Ihaku-kai,”Kyukyodou Gallery,Ginza,Japan,(exhibited 14 times)

1995
“The 13th Yamatane Museum of Art Prize Exhibition,”Yamatane Museum of Art,Tokyo,Japan,April1-May9

1994
“The Laureates Exhibition of the 11th Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition,”Yoshii Gallery,Paris,March7-April30/Tokyo,Feburuary14-19

1993
“Mumei-kai Exhibition,”Matsuzakaya Gallery,Ginza,Japan,(exhibited 8 times)

1992
“The 4th Kawabata Ryushi Grand Prize Exhibition,”Wakayama City Culture Hall,Wakayama,Japan,March4-22

1991
“The 76th Revived Inten,”Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum,Tokyo,(exhbited 16 times)
“Akio Iwanami and Akihiko Iwanami,”City Museum of Art,Nagano,Japan,September29-October6

1990
“The 18th International Art Exhibition,Japan(Tokyo Biennale '90),”Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum,Tokyo
“The 8th Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition”(exhbited 16 times,times preliminary candidate,7 times runner-up,Commendable Prize in '93)

Selected Public Collections

Japan
The Ueno Roya Museum(Tokyo)
The Museum of Art,Ehime(Ehime)
Ehime University(Ehime)
Kanaya Museum of Art(Chiba)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan(Tokyo)
CANON ELECTRONICS INC.(Tokyo)
Jiunji Temple(Nagano)
Zuiganji Temple(Miyagi)
Shimosuwa Koyo High School(Nagano)
Shinshu Fuujyu Bunko(Nagano)
KITAZAWA MUSEUM OF ART(Nagano)
Suwa City Museum of Art(Nagano)
Suwa Taisha(Nagano)
Chisoku Museum(Niigata)
Chino City Museum(Nagano)
DENTSU INC.(Tokyo)
Nagamine Junior High School(Nagano)
Nagano Prefecture(Nagano)
HARA-KEI Memorial Museum(Morioka)
Mizuno Museum(Nagano)
Yamazaki Baking Co., Ltd.(Tokyo)

U.S.A
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery,The George Washington University(Washington D.C.)
The William Bronk Collection,Adirondack Community College(Queensbury, New York)
Japanese American Association of New York-Community Center for Culture and Walfare)
Consulate-General of Japan in New York(New york)

Italy
Consolato Generale del Giappone a Milano(Milano)

Switzerland
RBS Coutts Bank Ltd.(Zurich)

Austria
ICC Austria - International Chamber of Commerce(Vienna)

Germany
Hotel-Galerie Markgraf

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