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TOMOAKI SUZUKI

Born in Mito, Japan, 1972
Lives in London

 

1992-1997 Tokyo Zokei University
1998-1999 MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths’ College, London
2000-2002 MA Sculpture, City & Guilds Art School, London

Awards

2008
Arts Foundation Fellowship

2003-2004
Crafts Council Development Award

Solo Exhibitions

2017

Corvi-Mora, London

2016

Museo de la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, Mexico City

Centro Roberto Garza Sada, Monterrey

2014

"Icons", Corvi-Mora, London

CAPC Contemporary Art Museum of Bordeaux, Bordeaux (cat)

2013

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

2012
Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York

2011
Museo Marino Marini, Florence

2010
Towner, Eastbourne
SCAI The Bathhouse, Shiraishi Contemporary Art Inc., Tokyo

2008
"Friends", Corvi-Mora, London

2004
"Lucy and Simba", Corvi-Mora, London

2003
Leo Koenig Inc., New York

2002
Corvi-Mora, London

2001
Michael Janssen Gallery, Köln

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015
"Sculpture in the City 2015", 30 St Mary Axe, London

2013
"Postwar Sculpture: Focus on Material", The National Museum of Art, Osaka

2012

"Lilliput", High Line, New York
The Mews Project Space, London

2010
"BigMinis", CAPC Musée d'art Contemporain, Bordeaux
"Jerwood Contemporary Makers", Jerwood Space, London

2009
"Size DOES Matter", The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
"Le Sort Probable de L’Homme Qui Avait Avalé le Fantome", Centre des Monuments Nationaux in partnership with the Festival du Centre Pompidou, Paris

2008
"20", Dazed and Confused Gallery, London
"Legende", Centre d’ Art Contemporain, Charamande, France
"Attention to Detail", FLAG Art Foundation, New York (curated by Chuck
Close)

2006
"Personne ne Veut Mourir", Arquebuse, Geneva
"The Youth of Today", Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt (cat)

2005
"First We Take Museums", Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (cat)
"Wunderkammer: The Artificial Kingdom", The Collection, Usher Gallery & City and County Museum, Lincoln, UK

2004
"A New Christmas Crib", St Martin-in-the-Fields, London
"If You Go Down To The Woods Today", Rockwell, London
"Now is Good. (ne travaillez jamais)", Northern Gallery for Contemporary Arts, Sunderland

2003
"The Square Show", Bloomberg Space, London
"Bad Touch", Keith Talent Gallery, London

2002
"The Galleries Show: Contemporary Art in London", The Royal Academy of Arts, London

2001
"Jam: Tokyo-London", Barbican Gallery, London; Tokyo Opera Art Gallery, Tokyo

2000
"Juicy", MA Show, Goldsmiths’ College, London
"New Contemporaries 2000", Milton Keynes Gallery touring to Cornerhouse, Manchester and Inverleith House, Edinburgh
"The Songs I Like", Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne
"Shadow of Glamour", One in the Other, London

1999
"Japan Centre: Art Vision", Dinonis Road, London

1996
"Garden", Harajuku P.A.P Factory, Tokyo

Publications

2014

"Tomoaki Suzuki", CAPC Musée d'art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux & Museo Marino Marini, Firenze

2009
"Le Nouveau Festival", Centre Pompidou, Paris

2008
Alexis Vaillant, "Legende", Sternberg Press, Berlin

2007
Judith Collins, "Sculpture Today", Phaidon, p.391

Selected Bibliography

2017

“Tomoaki Suzuki at Corvi-Mora, London”, Blouinartinfo.com, January 30

“Ten to see – London”, ArtReview.com, January 27

“Tomoaki Suzuki”, Wsimag.com, January 16

2015

Nicholas Forrest, "Sculpture in the City 2015 Transforms London's Square Mile", UK.BlouinArtInfo.com, July 13

Martin Coomer, "Outsider art", Time Out London, May 26, p.98

"London's best new public art", TimeOutLondon.com, May 21

2014

Camille Carrau, "En plein coeur de Londres", Direct matin Bordeaux 7, April 3

Anna Maisonneuve, "Archeo du present", Sud-ouest, April 3

2013

Dale Eisinger, "Tomoaki Suzuki’s Incredibly Lifelike Woodcarvings", Complex, October 27

"Tomoaki Suzuki’s urban icons", ArtDiscover, October 22

"Miniature Urban Youth Sculptures by Tomoaki Suzuki at the Art Institute of Chicago", Monarch Daily (blog), August
"Miniature woodcarvings of urban youths by Tomoaki Suzuki", designboom, August 5

2012

Holland Cotter, "Art in Review: Tomoaki Suzuki", The New York Times, November 30, p.C28

Katya Kazakina, "Chelsea Galleries Reopen With Chernobyl, Tiny People", Bloomberg.com, November 21

"Artists’ Artists", Frieze Masters, Issue 1, October, p.89

Piper Marshall, "High Line Art", Kaleidoscope, Issue 16, October, pp.8-13
Ken Johnson, "Eye Candy or Eyesore?", The New York Times, August 23
"The High Line Hosts Art Treasure Hunt", Phaidon.com, April 25
Madeline McLean, "Engaging a Community with Public Art on The High Line", dailyserving.com, April 25
Mathew Katz, "Teeny-Tiny Art Exhibit Debuts on the High Line", DNAinfo.com, April 19
"High Line Art", e-flux, April 18

2011
"Tomoaki Suzuki Solo Exhibition at Towner", Artface, January
Ossian Ward, "Tomoaki Suzuki", The World of Interiors, January, pp.116-117

2010
"Tomoaki’s Graven Images to Street Style", Esquire, December 9

Edward Alington, "In Some Small Way", Frieze, January/February, pp.99-101

2008
Sandra Rehme, "Tomoaki Suzuki", Time Out, March 20-26, p.68
Zoë Blackler, "Figuratively Speaking", Crafts, March/April, pp.22-23
Emily Pacey, "Winners of Arts Foundation Award Announced", Design Week, January 25

2006
Laura Gascoigne, "Miniature Miracle", The Tablet, December 16-23, p.46

2004
"Crib Notes", Time Out, December 15-22, p.10
Richard Cork, "Away with the manger", The Times, November 20, pp.18-19
Martin Herbert, "Now is Good (ne travaillez jamais)", Art Monthly, March, pp.26-28
Charles G. Beyer, "New York, New York", Flash Art, January/February, p.67

2003
Rachel Campbell-Johnston, "Rachel Campbell’s Best London Shows", Play (The Times), August 9, p.25
Fisun Güner, "Creative Space", Metro, August 5, p.19
"Tomoaki Suzuki", Luca, no 2, p.80
"Scoop: Behind the Scenes", Vogue Nippon, February, p.89
Dick Onians, "Ideas in the making", Wood Carving, January/February, pp.17-20

2002
Sally O’Reilly, "Tomoaki Suzuki", Time Out, December 11-18, p.50
Fisun Güner, "Compact and Bijou", Metro, November 8, p.22
Rose Aidin, "Tokyo Rising", Vogue, November, pp.75-78
Pernilla Holmes, "RA Modern", ArtReview, September, pp.50-65

2001
Jessica Lack, "JAM: Tokyo-London", The Guide (The Guardian), May, p.32
Ekow Eshun, "Fish & Chips", The Face, April

2000
Dave Beech, "New Contemporaries 2000", Art Monthly, October. pp. 25-27


 


Updated January 2017