Kosuge Kogetsu

BIO/CV

b. 1932, Niigata Prefecture, Japan

Education
  • 1948

    Studied under his father, Kosuge Chikudo


Select Exhibitions
  • 1951

    Admitted for the first time to the Prefectural Art Exhibition

  • 1956

    Winner of the Minister of Industry and Commerce prize at the 2nd Japan Flower and Tea Craft Arts Exhibition

  • 1961

    Admitted for the first time to the Kofukai Exhibition

  • 1966

    Admitted for the first time to Nitten

  • 1967

    Admitted for the first time to Gendai Kogei Exhibition
    First solo show (more than 20 times thereafter)

  • 1970

    Featured on BSN (Broadcasting System of Niigata) “Take ni Ikiru” (Live in Bamboo Art)

  • 1972

    Niigata governor used his work as a gift to Emperor Showa

  • 1978

    Group show at Nagaoka Daimaru

  • 1980

    Group show at Niigata Mitsukoshi

  • 1981

    Judge at the tenth Prefectural Art Exhibition

  • 1983

    Featured on BSN program “Kokoni Hitoari Sakuhinari”

  • 1986

    Two Generations of Bamboo Art Exhibition

  • 1987

    Winner of the Niigata Daily News Prize

  • 1989

    Solo show 40 Years in Bamboo Art at Niigata Isetan

  • 1991

    Judge at the 20th Prefectural Art Exhibition

  • 1992

    Published “Bamboo Art of Kosuge Kogetsu”

  • 1994

    Art of Niigata, at Niigata Modern Arts Museum

  • 1997

    Featured on Niigata NHK Broadcasting program “Take o Ikasu Waza”

  • 1998

    Solo Show 50 Years of Bamboo Art at Niigata Isetan

  • 1999

    Solo Show at Kyoto Takashimaya

  • 2001

    Solo Show at Kyoto Takashimaya

  • 2002

    2 Generations of Bamboo Art, Gallery Yamauchi

  • 2003

    Bamboo and Lacquer Show with Ogata Kenzo, Gallery Yamauchi

  • 2004

    Solo Show at Kyoto Takashimaya
    Bamboo Masterworks
    Exhibited in the Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, VA

  • 2005

    Weavers of Wonder, the Naples Museum, FL

  • 2006

    First Solo Show in the United States at TAI Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
    Hin: The Quiet Beauty of Japanese Art, Grinnell College, IA
    Hin: The Quiet Beauty of Japanese Art, Chicago Cultural Center, IL

  • 2017

    Masterpieces of Japanese Art, Tai Modern at Joan Mirviss Gallery, New York, NY


Museum Collections
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
    Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
    Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA


ARTIST STATEMENT
  • Ten Thousand Flowers

  • Japanese Bamboo Art

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