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Takehito Fujii

Takehito Fujii (b.1968) is an iron sculptor actively producing and showing his works since the 1990s. His craftsmanship and unique treatment of subjects have received wide recognition. In one of his outstanding series of work “Sculptural Punishment - Iron Masks,” well-known faces are transformed into iron masks as representations of “wealth, power, and violence,” by-products of modernization benefited by iron. This series won him a Semi-grand prize at Taro Okamoto Memorial Award in 2005 (with no grand prize winner), leading to a New Artist of the Year Award at Aichi Prefecture Art Culture Recommending Award in 2008.


Born in Nagoya, Aichi, 1967
1990  Graduated from Nihon University College of Art

<Solo Exhibitions>


2020  “Tenryu Art with Emperor”, KUNST ARZT (Kyoto)

2019  "New Personification vol.6 Abjection X" Nihonbashi Takashimaya Art Gallery X (Tokyo)
2016  “Steel's Grand Guignol” YOD Gallery (Osaka)

     “New Personification Vol.5 GIRLS LIFE SMITH” Nihonbashi Takashimaya Art Gallery X (Tokyo)
2012  ​“New Personification Vol.4 How far are we not iron” unseal contemporary (Tokyo)
2009 ​ “Double Irony” Gallery M contemporary art (Aichi)
2008​  “Tetsumenkin Extended” Stripe House Gallery (Tokyo)
2007  ​“New Personification Vol.3 Melting point of dolls” Stripe House Gallery (Tokyo)
2005  ​“New Personification Vol.2 PSEUDO METAL BOSSA” Stripe House Gallery (Tokyo)
2004​  “Sculpture Engraved Iron Face” Stripe House Gallery (Tokyo)
2003  ​“New Personification” Stripe House Gallery (Tokyo)
2002  ​“Exculpture” Gallery APA (Nagoya)
     “Exculpture” PORT des ART (Tokyo)
2001​  “Exculpture” Gallery APA (Nagoya)
     ​“Solo Exhibition” Art Collection Nakano (Nagoya)
1996 ​ “Small Item Exhibition” Gean art space (Saitama)
1992  ​“Solo Exhibition” Atagoyama Gallery (Tokyo)

<Selected Group Exhibitions>


2019  "Taro Okamoto Museum 20th Anniversary Exhibition" Taro Okamoto Museum Kawasaki City (Kanagawa)
2015  “Imaginary human” Miurajiro Gallery (Tokyo)
     "Current Ghost Art Exhibition" TAV GALLERY (Tokyo)
2014  “TARO Award Writer II” Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki (Kawasaki)
2013  “SUMMER SHOW 2013” ​​Nihonbashi Takashimaya Art Gallery X / Shinjuku Takashimaya Art Gallery (Tokyo)
     "The reality of melting fish," Kyoto Seika University Gallery Flor/Gallery PARC (Kyoto)
2011  ​“Gekito convex exhibition” unseal contemporary (Tokyo)
2007  “City_net Asia 2007” Seoul Museum of Art (Korea)
2005  ​“8th Taro Okamoto Memorial Contemporary Art Award Exhibition” Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kanagawa
2004    ​“7th Taro Okamoto Memorial Contemporary Art Award Exhibition” Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kanagawa
1999 ​ “New Century Doll Exhibition” Striped House Museum (Tokyo)
1998  ​“WORK'S 98” Yokohama Civic Gallery (Participated in 1999 and 2000) (Yokohama)


2008  Aichi Prefectural Art and Culture Award Newcomer Award
2005  ​8th Taro Okamoto Memorial Contemporary Art Award Associate Grand Prize Kawasaki City Taro Okamoto Museum
1999  New Century Doll Exhibition, Akiko Hinata Award, Stripe House Museum (Tokyo)
1990  Nihon University College of Art Faculty Award

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