“Fluttering far away” installation view at Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Apr. 10 – Jun. 13, 2010

Kyoko Murase was born in Gifu City in 1963. She graduated from the Aichi Prefectural University of the Arts in 1986, where she also completed her postgraduate studies in 1989. She subsequently studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf between 1990 and 1996, and completed a Meisterschuler from Konrad Klapheck in 1993. In 2016, she returned to Japan from Düsseldorf, where she lived for 26 years, and currently based in Tokyo.

Her major solo exhibitions include “park”, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo (2019); “Painting and … vol.3 Kyoko Murase”, Gallery αM, Tokyo (2018); “Fluttering far away”, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi (2010); “Cicada and horned owl”, Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka (2007).  Her major group exhibitions include “Body, Love, Gender”, Gana Art Center, Seoul (2023), “„tomodachi to“. Mit Freund*innen”, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (2021); “Living in Symbiosis with Forests and Water”, Nagano Prefectural Art Museum, Nagano (2021);  “luxurious dialogue”, Okazaki Mindscape Museum, Aichi(2020); “Aichi Art Chronicle 1919-2019”, The Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi (2019); “Pathos and Small Narratives: Japanese Contemporary Art”, Gana Art Center, Seoul (2011); “Red Hot: Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection”, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2007)、 “Roppongi Crossing” Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2004); “MOT Annual 2002 – Fiction? Painting the reality in the Age of the Virtual -“, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.

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