Mari Kuroda

Biography

Mari Kuroda is a granddaughter of Western-style painter Jutaro Kuroda. She learned the technique of traditional stencil dyeing from her father, a dyeing artisan Toru Kuroda. And she adopted that technique into her own works.At the moment, she produces works that crossover the boundaries of Western painting but still based on the traditional technique of Japanese painting.The support is not limited to Japanese paper, but cotton cloth and panels, and she uses mud paint, rock paint, ink, and acrylic paint on her works.In the past, she drew scenes of celebrities’ memorable movies on the project called “Memory Cinema” by Kobe Shimbun, and became popular.A transparent style that makes the space stand out well. Mari Kuroda’s paintings are so fresh and you can choose anywhere to put it on.

Mari Kuroda is a granddaughter of Western-style painter Jutaro Kuroda. She learned the technique of traditional stencil dyeing from her father, a dyeing artisan Toru Kuroda. And she adopted that technique into her own works.At the moment, she produces works that crossover the boundaries of Western painting but still based on the traditional technique of Japanese painting.The support is not limited to Japanese paper, but cotton cloth and panels, and she uses mud paint, rock paint, ink, and acrylic paint on her works.In the past, she drew scenes of celebrities’ memorable movies on the project called “Memory Cinema” by Kobe Shimbun, and became popular.A transparent style that makes the space stand out well. Mari Kuroda’s paintings are so fresh and you can choose anywhere to put it on.

History

1959      Born in Kyoto, Japan

1981      Graduated from Saga college of art in Kyoto, Japan

<Exhibitions>
1981      Kyo-ten, Kyoto Municipal Museum

1982      Ashiya city-Exhibition, Ashiya city

1984      Solo Exhibition, R Gallery, kyoto city

1985      Be-Artʼ85, Gallery  Be-Art ,kyoto city

             Dead Heat in Summerʼ85, Shinanobashi Gallery,Osaka

             The 16th Impact Art Festival, Kyoto Municipal Museum

1986      Solo Exhibition, Gallery Maronie, kyoto city

1990      Solo Exhibition, Gallery coco, kyoto city

1993      Solo Exhibition, Gallery Ebihara,Himeji city

1996      FlowerPaintingʼs  Exhibition, Gallery Semba, Kakogawa city

1997      Solo Exhibition,Gallery Ebihara,Himeji city

1998      “3 Womensʼ paintings” groupe Exhibition, Art salon roro, Kakogawa city

1999      Shimantogawa digital competition, prized enix prize, Kochi pref

2000      Solo Exhibition, GalleryRibon, Osakai city

              The 5th Koiso Ryohei Prize Exhibition, Kobe Koiso Ryohei Museum

2001      The 5th Koiso Ryohei Prize Exhibition, Fujimaru Department store, Hokkaido

              Daimaru Department store, Tokyo

              Daimaru Department store, Fukuoka pref

2002      Solo Exhibition, Space11, Tokyo

2003      2003 Kyoten, Kyoto Municipal Museum

             The 3rd Osaka Art fair2003 StART

2004      Solo Exhibition, Kouichi Fine Arts, Osaka city

2005      Solo Exhibition, RO square, Osaka city

2006      Solo Exhibition, Space11,Tokyo

2007      Solo Exhibition, Kouichi Fine Arts, Osaka city

2009      Woodcut Prints’ Renaissance, prized, Ishida Taiseisya, Kyoto city

2010      Solo Exhibition, ”Mari Kuroda-recollection-”, Kouichi Fine Arts, Osaka city

2015      Mari Kuroda & Fukiko Exhibition, Keihan Art Gallery, 

             Moriguchi Department store, Osaka

             Solo Exhibition, Seibu Takatsuki Department store, Osaka

2016      Painting on the ceiling, Shoonenji temple, Kada, Wakayama

2017      Painting on the ceiling, Daikakuji temple,Kyoto

2017      Art Fair Asia Fukuoka

1959      Born in Kyoto, Japan

1981      Graduated from Saga college of art

               in Kyoto, Japan

<Exhibitions>
1981      Kyo-ten, Kyoto Municipal Museum

1982      Ashiya city-Exhibition, Ashiya city

1984      Solo Exhibition, R Gallery, kyoto city

1985      Be-Artʼ85, Gallery Be-Art, kyoto city

              Dead Heat in Summerʼ85, 

              Shinanobashi Gallery, Osaka

              The 16th Impact Art Festival, 

              Kyoto Municipal Museum

1986      Solo Exhibition, Gallery Maronie, kyoto city

1990      Solo Exhibition, Gallery coco, kyoto city

1993      Solo Exhibition, Gallery Ebihara, Himeji city

1996      FlowerPaintingʼs  Exhibition, 

              Gallery Semba, Kakogawa city

1997      Solo Exhibition, Gallery Ebihara, Himeji city

1998      “3 Womensʼ paintings” groupe Exhibition, 

              Art solon roro, Kakogawa city

1999      Shimantogawa digital competition,

              prized enix prize, Kochi pref

2000      Solo Exhibition, GalleryRibon, Osakai city

               The 5th Koiso Ryohei Prize Exhibition,

              Kobe Koiso Ryohei Museum

2001      The 5th Koiso Ryohei Prize Exhibition, 

              Fujimaru Department store, Hokkaido 

              Daimaru Department store, Tokyo

              Daimaru Department store,Fukuoka pref

2002      Solo Exhibition, Space11, Tokyo

2003      2003 Kyoten, Kyoto Municipal Museum

               The 3rd Osaka Art fair2003 StART

2004      Solo Exhibition, Kouichi Fine Arts, 

              Osaka city

2005      Solo Exhibition, RO square, Osaka city

2006      Solo Exhibition, Space11, Tokyo

2007      Solo Exhibition, Kouichi Fine Arts, 

              Osaka city

2009      Woodcut Prints’ Renaissance, prized, 

              Ishida Taiseisya, Kyoto city

2010      Solo Exhibition, 

              ”Mari Kuroda-recollection-”, 

              Kouichi Fine Arts, Osaka city

2015      Mari Kuroda & Fukiko Exhibition, 

              Keihan Art Gallery, 

              Moriguchi Department store, Osaka

              Solo Exhibition, Seibu Takatsuki 

              Department store, Osaka

2016      Painting on the ceiling, Shoonenji temple, 

              Kada, Wakayama

2017      Painting on the ceiling, Daikakuji temple,

              Kyoto

2017      Art Fair Asia Fukuoka

Available Works