Tanabe Mitsuko

BIO/CV

b. 1944, Osaka City, Japan

Education
  • 1965

    Learned bamboo art from Tanabe Chikuunsai II and Tanabe Chikuunsai III


Exhibitions & Accolades
  • 1988

    Winner, Osaka Governor’s Award, Sakai Art Exhibition

  • 1989

    Osaka Craft Exhibition, Kintetu Gallery, Osaka

  • 1990

    All Kansai Area Exhibition, Osaka Art Museum, Osaka

  • 1992

    Winner, The Rotary Award, Sakai Art Exhibition

  • 1993

    Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition
    Winner, Chamber of Commerce Award, Sakai Art Exhibition
    Family Exhibition, Toyonaka Gallery, Osaka

  • 1995

    Winner, Sakai Artist Association Award, Sakai Art Exhibition

  • 1997

    Japanese Modern Craft Exhibition, Tokyo Art Museum, Tokyo
    Nitten Exhibition, Tokyo Art Museum, Tokyo

  • 1998

    Japanese Modern Craft Exhibition, Tokyo Art Museum, Tokyo
    Winner, KBS Kyoto Award, Japanese Modern Craft Exhibition, Kinki area

  • 1999

    Sensyuu Artist Exhibition, Sennan Center, Osaka
    Japanese Modern Craft Association Exhibition, Osaka Commerce and Industry Center, Osaka

  • 2000

    Family Exhibition, Cortland Jessup Gallery, Boston, MA
    Winner, Osaka Craft Association Encouragement Prize, Osaka Craft Exhibition

  • 2000

    Japanese Modern Craft Association Exhibition, Tokyo Art Museum, Tokyo

  • 2002

    Bridge Exhibition, Cortland Jessup Gallery, New York City, NY
    Winner, Chamber of Commerce Award, Japanese Modern Craft Exhibition, Kinki area

  • 2002

    Inochi Exhibition, Osaka Modern Art Center, Osaka
    Osaka Craft Exhibition, Kintetu Gallery, Osaka

  • 2002

    All Kansai Area Exhibition, Osaka Art Museum, Osaka
    Japanese Modern Craft Association Exhibition, Tokyo Art Museum, Tokyo

  • 2003

    Bridge Exhibition, Irohani Gallery, Osaka
    Japan-Holland Cultural Exhibition, Laikus National Museum, Leiden University, Leiden

  • 2004

    Bridge Exhibition, Wellington
    Bridge Exhibition, Sakai-Wellington, Sakai Art Center, Osaka

  • 2006

    Bridge Exhibition, Sakai-Wellington, Sakai Art Center, Osaka

  • 2006

    Solo Exhibition, Irohani Gallery, Osaka

  • 2006

    The Tanabe Family: Four Generations of Bamboo Artists, The Ruth and Sherman Lee Institute, Hanford, CA

  • 2008

    The Tanabe Lineage: Four Generations of Bamboo Artists, TAI Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

  • 2008

    New Bamboo: Contemporary Japanese Masters, Japan Society, New York City, NY

  • 2009

    Many Shapes of Bamboo III, Oita Prefectural Art Museum, Oita

  • 2010

    A Different Sensitivity: Women in Bamboo Art, TAI Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

  • 2017

    Masterpieces of Japanese Bamboo Art, TAI Modern at Joan B Mirviss LTD, New York, NY


ARTIST STATEMENT
  • Masterpieces of Japanese Bamboo Art

  • Japanese Bamboo and the World Expo: A Century of Discovery

  • A Different Sensitivity: Women in Bamboo Art