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Toko Shinoda

Born in 1913 - Japan

BIOGRAPHY

Toko Shinoda is widely recognised as one of Japan’s greatest painters of the twentieth century. She first came to prominence in the 1960’s and 1970’s when she was discovered by the influential art dealer Betty Parsons, alongside works of artists such as Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock.

Trained as a calligrapher, her preference is still for the grey and black sumi (Japanese ink) strokes of colours against a field of white space. She grinds her own ink in her house. There is great respect for spatial relationships in her sophisticated, deeply Japanese work.

Shinoda moved into lithography in the 1960’s which meant that her work became more available overseas despite her return to Japan. Lithography lends itself to Shinoda’s style, as she can use her brushes directly on the plate or stone and can therefore be as spontaneous as in her paintings. Shinoda turned 103 years old this year, and still lives and works in Tokyo.

She is represented in the permanent collections of many museums internationally, including The British Museum, London; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Modern Museum of Art, NY; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; Singapore National Museum; Museum fuer Ostasiatische Kunst, Berlin ;
and Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, Haifa.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2013
Toko Shinoda - A Lifetime of Accomplishment - Lesley Kehoe Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
2012
Shinoda Toko - Joan B. Mirviss Ltd, New York City, NY
2004
Toko Shinoda - Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
2003
Toko Shinoda - Variations of Vermillion - Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
1999
Toko Shinoda - Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Screens - Annely Juda Fine Art, London
1998
Shinoda Toko - Kamakura Gallery, Kanagawa
Toko Shinoda - Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Screens - Annely Juda Fine Art, London
1997
Shinoda Toko - Kamakura Gallery, Kanagawa
1992
Toko Shinoda: Form of Time - Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Gifu
1971
Toko Shinoda - Betty Parsons Gallery, New York City, NY
1968
Toko Shinoda - Betty Parsons Gallery, New York City, NY
1965
Toko Shinoda - Betty Parsons Gallery, New York City, NY
1957
Japanese Abstract Calligraphy by Toko Shinoda - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


GROUP

2014
Breaking Barriers - Japanese Women Print Artists 1950–2000 - Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2013
Recent Acquisitions 2013 - Azuma Gallery, Seattle, WA
Japanese Art of the 1960s: The Challenge of Tradition - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Contemporary Japanese Print Exhibition - Wetpaint Gallery, Cirencester
Collecting Art of Asia - Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
2011
Description - Floating World Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010
50 Contemporary Japanese Prints - Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, Haifa
2009
Sensai - Residenzgalerie Salzburg, Salzburg
2008
Die Hände der Kunst - MARTa Herford, Herford
2005
Sommerausstellung - Galerie Cornelius Pleser, Munich
2004
Vier japanische Avantgardisten - Japan Art - Galerie Friedrich Müller, Frankfurt/Main
Modern Japanese Prints from the Permanent Collection - Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
1979
Okada, Shinoda, And Tsutaka: 3 Pioneers Of Abstract Painting In 20Th Century Japan - Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), Indianapolis, IN
Okada, Shinoda, Tsutaka: 3 pioneers of abstract painting in 20th century Japan - Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Okada, Shinoda, Tsutaka: 3 pioneers of abstract painting in 20th century Japan - The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
1958
Modern Abstract Japanese Calligraphy - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

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