Profile

Biography

1956 Born in Saga City, Saga Prefecture, Japan
1980 Graduated from Print Making Course, Design and Art Department, Tokyo University of Art & Design
1982 Finished Print Making Course, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music
1983 Finished Print Making Course, Post-Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music
1998 Studied one year at Vienna Academy of Fine Arts as overseas art researcher of Agency of Cultural Affairs
1981-
2007
Member of Japan Print Association
Lives and works in Kanagawa, Japan

Portfolio

· Original prints using following techniques:
– wood engraving
– copper engraving
· Drawings
· Paper cuts
· Objects

Awards

1979 First Purchase Prize, 4th College Print Exhibition, Osaka Form Gallery, Japan
1981 Freshman’s Award, 49th Exhibition of Japan Print Association
1982 Three of Mishio’s works won Purchase Prize at Graduation Work Show, Graduate School of Fine Arts of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music, Japan
1985 First Place of Award Candidates at 16th Grand Prix Show of Print, Nichido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2000 Best Award in Overseas Section at 63rd Exhibition of British Society of Wood Engravers, UK
2002 Tosa Washi Prize at 6th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints, Kochi, Japan
2006 12th International Biennial Print and Drawing Exhibition, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
– nominated in the print category
– nominated in the drawing category
2011 2nd price at “What is drawing” Exhibition, Gallery SIMON, Tokyo, Japan

Exhibitions & Participation at Art Festivals

1981 49th Exhibition of Japan Print Association
15th Exhibition of Selected Contemporary Art (Agency of Cultural Affairs), Tokyo, Japan
1985 Solo exhibition with twenty works at Shirota Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1986 1st Saga Prefectural Contemporary Art Exhibition, Saga Prefectural Art Museum, Saga, Japan
6th Contemporary Print Contest, Osaka Prefectural Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan
1989 Organized 6th Nichido Exhibition of Print, Nichido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1991 3rd Saga Prefectural Contemporary Art Exhibition, Saga Prefectural Art Museum, Saga, Japan
Organized 8th Nichido Exhibition of Print, Nichido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Seoul International Print Biennale, Seoul, South Korea
5th International Biennial Print Exhibit: 1991 ROC. Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
1993 Tajan Expo International Art Exhibition
Japanese Woodengraving Exhibition ‘From Meiji Era to Today’, Itabashi Municipal Museum of Fine Arts, Japan
1996 Group exhibition in Woodengraving, Osaka Kato-Bunkyo-Do, Osaka, Japan
1996 XYLON 13th International Triennale, Switzerland
1997 Xylographica Seven-Men-Show in Woodengraving (Organized by Xylographica), Tokyo, Japan
Art du Japon “Exhibition of Japanese Art”, Épinal, France
“Modern and Contemporary Art as Seen in Graduation Works”, Exhibition of Selected Works from University Archive, 110th Anniversary of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music
1998 Aomori Print Grand Prix Exhibition, Aomori, Japan
1999 Special participation at Exhibition of British Society of Wood Engravers touring in UK
Group exhibition “Japanese Prints”, kleine galerie, Vienna, Austria
2000 10th anniversary show of Saga Bank Cultural Foundation, Tamaya Gallery, Saga city, Japan
63rd Exhibition of British Woodengraving Association, UK
2001 Solo exhibition (prints and drawings), Gallery Suiran, Maebashi Gunma, Japan
2002 Solo exhibition (prints and drawings), Shirota Gallery, Ginza Tokyo
Peninsula Arts Festival, Pingtung, Taiwan
2003 Group exhibition “Saga no Sora”(Universe over Saga) at Muraokaya Gallery, Saga city, Japan
2004 Solo exhibition (prints and drawings), Libest Gallery, Kichijyoji, Tokyo, Japan
2005 Printmaking of Contemporary 4th “Force of Engrave” Higashihiroshima city Museum, Japan
2006 Solo Exhibition (prints and drawings), Shirota Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
The Society of Wood Engravers 69th Annual Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London UK
12th International Biennial print and drawing Exhibition, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung City, Taiwan
2007 Solo Exhibition (prints, drawings and bone objects), Takeya Gallery, Kamakura, Japan
2008 Bone Exhibition “Art from the bone to bone “, Bunsei Art gallery, Tochigi, Japan
2009 Exhibition in Takeya Gallery, Kamakura, Japan
2010 Saga Bank Cultural Foundation 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Saga prefectural museum, Saga, Japan
2011 The 1st “What is drawing” Exhibition, Gallery SIMON, Tokyo, Japan; won 2nd prize at the competition
2012 Collaborative exhibition of music and engravings “IKAROS”, Mimata Cultural centre, Miyazaki, Japan
2013 Solo exhibition, Gallery Yasurai, Saga, Japan
“International Wood Engraving Invitational” at Davidson Gallery, Seattle, USA
2014 76th British Society of Wood Engravings (SWE) Exhibition
2015 Solo exhibition, Buburin-do, Kobe, Japan
Group exhibition, Iwasaki museum, Yokohama, Japan
2016 Exhibition of “Raven story” (book with paper cuts) at Lielahti Library, Tampere, Finland
Solo exhibition, Y*art-Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2017 Group exhibition, Nichido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Group exhibition, Cultural center, China
Solo exhibition, Gallery Zaroff, Tokyo, Japan
Solo exhibition, Gallery “The Earth”, Kamakura, Japan

Public Collection

University Museum, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music | Japan
Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts | Japan
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo | Japan
The Museum of Modern Art Kamakura & Hayama, Kanagawa Prefecture | Japan
British Museum, London | UK

Private Collection

Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan
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