Chronologie

1951
Born in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan
1971 – 1975
B.A., Tokyo Zokei University, University of Art and Design, Department
1975 – 1977
Postgraduate Course at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, M.A.
1984
Awarded Excellence Prize 'Oyama-City with Sculpture'
1985 – 1986
Taught sculpture course at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
1986 – 1987
Lived in London, one year scholarship from the Bureau of Cultural Properties
1989
Teaches sculpture course at Tokyo University of Arts and Design
1990 – 1991
Taught sculpture course at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
1991
Awarded Takashimaya Charitable Trust for Art and Culture Prize
1995
Awarded the 26th Nakahara Teijiro Prize for Excellence
1997
Awarded the 18th Hirakushi Denchu Prize
Lives and works in Tokyo

Expositions

2009
35th Anniversary: Seven, Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo
2008 – 2009
Invention/Tradition, Crown Point Press, San Francisco
2008
September Show '08, Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo
2008
Summer Show, Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo
2008
Summer Villa: The Sculptures, Drawings, and Prints of Katsura Funakoshi in Art Deco Space, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo (solo)
2008
Katsura Funakoshi, Tohoku University of Art and Design, Yamagata, Japan (solo)
2008
Katsura Funakoshi: New Sculpture, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York (solo)
2008
Katsura Funakoshi: New Works, Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo (solo)
2007
Katsura Funakoshi, Tohoku University of Art and Design (solo)
2007
Vital Signs - Reality of nine contemporary artists, Yokosuka Museum of Art
2006
Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo (solo)
2005
Katsura Funakoshi - Ernst Barlach. A Map of The Time, Annely Juda Fine (solo)
2005
Art, London; traveled to Ernst Barlach Haus - Stiftung Hermann F. Reemtsma, Hamburg (solo)
2005
Asian Potential Art Nursed by Sea and Island, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
2005
Art Fair Tokyo 2005, Tokyo International Forum Exhibition Hall
2004
Art in Wood, Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi
2004
New Works by Five New Artists, Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo
2004
Annely Juda Fine Art, London (with Ernst Barlach) travelled to Ernst Barlach Haus, Hamburg (solo)
2003 – 2004
Katsura Funakoshi Works: 1980-2003, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; traveled to Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts; Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art; Takamatsu City Museum of Art; Iwate Museum of Art; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (solo)
2002
Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo (Drawings) (solo)
2001
Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo (solo)
2000
Continental Gallery, Sapporo (solo)
2000
'Der Verlorene Blick. Der Kopf in Skulptur, Zeichnung und Bild.', Galerie Lelong, Zürich
1999
'Selected Works from the Permanent Collection', Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
1999
Annely Juda Fine Art, London (solo)
1999
'Setagaya Art '99', Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo
1999
'Image of Sculpture', Asahikawa Sculpture Museum
1999
'France-Japon - L'Art Sans Frontière', Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo
1999
'Noontime Meditation - Contemporary Japanese Art Having Inner Sight', Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya
1999
Summer Show 1999, Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo
1999
'NICAF Tokyo '99', International Contemporary Art Festival, Exhibition Hall, Tokyo International Forum
1998
'Human Figure', Asahikawa Sculpture Museum
1998
'Art 1998 Chicago', Festival Hall, Navy Pier, Chicago
1998
'Summer Show 1998', Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo
1998
'ACAF 6', Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
1998
Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo (Prints) (solo)
1998
'Setagaya Art '98', Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo
1998
'ART - Selected Works from the Collection', Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya
1997
'5th NICAF Tokyo '97', International Contemporary Art Festival, Tokyo International Exhibition Center
1997
'Collection I - Sculpture', Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo
1997
'On Paper '97', Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo
1997
Ibara Municipal DENCHU Art Museum, Okayama (solo)
1996
Annely Juda Fine Art, London (solo)
1996
Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo (solo)
1996
'Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts', Museum Ludwig, Köln
1996
'Narcissism: Artists Reflect Themselves', California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido
1996
'Enjoy Art Part II', ISETAN Museum, Tokyo
1996
'Masterpiece of Corporation Collection', Hotel Okura, Tokyo
1996
'The 45th Anniversary, Part 1 - A Dialogue between Tools and Arts', The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura
1996
'Images of Women in Japanese Contemporary Art 1930s - 90s', The Shoto Museum of Art, Tokyo
1995
Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo (Drawings) (solo)
1995
'Art in Japan Today 1985-1995', Inaugural Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
1995
'Tsubaki-kai '95', Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo
1995
'Japanese Culture: The Fifty Postwar Years 1945-1995', Meguro Art Museum; Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art
1994
'Setagaya Art '94', Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo
1994
'Contemporary Human Figure', Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo
1994
'New Works at New Gallery', Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo
1994
'A Sculpture Show', Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo
1994
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco (solo)
1994
André Emmerich Gallery, New York (solo)
1993
Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo (solo)
1993
Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura (solo)
1993
'Tsubaki-kai '93 Exhibition', Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo
1993
'Karuizawa Drawing Biennale 1993', Wakita Museum of Art, Karuizawa-machi, Nagano and Marugame Genichiro Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Marugame City, Kagawa