Yusaku Munakata

What does it mean to live? What is "life" and what is "soul"? I draw pictures while staying close to these eternal themes. I seek the simplest expression that comes from deep within myself.

  • Artworks
  • Biography

・1976 Born in Tokyo, Japan
・2000 Graduated from Department of Fine Arts, Musashino Art School 
・Began exhibiting at solo and group exhibitions.
・Currently lives and works in Saitama Prefecture.

Main solo exhibitions

・2000 GALLERY T・Y・K-TWO (Tokyo)
・2003 Suikatou (Tokyo), 2006     
・Gallery Keifu (Saitama), 09, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19
・2010 Gallery A/N (Tokyo), 11, 18 years
・2014 Gallery Goto (Tokyo), 16, 17, 20
・2014 Gallery Goto (Tokyo), 16, 17, 20
・2015 Gallery Ekoan (Tokyo), 18
・Nakao Gallery (Kumamoto), 16, 19
・Gallery Shimada, Hyogo, Japan
・2017 Yagihashi Department Store (Saitama), 21         
・2020 Gallery Haruji, Chiba, Japan

Other exhibitions

・1999 Selected, 17th Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition
・Selected, The 28th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan
・2001 Selected, Art Scholarship 2001 Contemporary Art Award
・2013 Selected, Art Newcomer Award "Debut 2013", Japan
・2016 ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA 2016, Fukuoka, Japan, 17th
・2020 Work published in the book "Painting the World of Shuntaro Tanikawa" (poem/Shuntaro Tanikawa, editor/Mariko Goto, Kodansha)