Matsumoto, b.1929

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama began her career in the arts at the Kyoto School of Arts and Crafts, where she studied Nihonga, a style of traditional Japanese paintings that emerged in the mid 19th century. She moved to New York in 1958 to pursue her interest in the rise of Abstract Expressionism in America. Her work soon became some of the most iconic and widely known in abstract contemporary art, as she led the art world with innovative and captivating representations of some of her greatest struggles, such as severe mental illness, hallucinations, and childhood abuse.

Kusama’s works have a certain duality to them, often containing playful and child-like elements while representing intense emotional or political issues. Her work spans across mediums, as she has carried her signature style from drawing to...

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Biography

Yayoi Kusama began her career in the arts at the Kyoto School of Arts and Crafts, where she studied Nihonga, a style of traditional Japanese paintings that emerged in the mid 19th century. She moved to New York in 1958 to pursue her interest in the rise of Abstract Expressionism in America. Her work soon became some of the most iconic and widely known in abstract contemporary art, as she led the art world with innovative and captivating representations of some of her greatest struggles, such as severe mental illness, hallucinations, and childhood abuse.

Kusama’s works have a certain duality to them, often containing playful and child-like elements while representing intense emotional or political issues. Her work spans across mediums, as she has carried her signature style from drawing to fashion, film, sculpture, painting, performance, and much more.

Over the past sixty years, Kusama has been the focus of many critically acclaimed solo and group shows at major institutions across the globe. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Tate Modern, London, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Whitney Biennial, and much more.

Artworks

1

New York Rooftop Performance 1 (set 2), 1970

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20th Century Art / 21st Century Art / Abstract Painting / Abstraction / Art after World War II / Art of the 1950s / Art of the 1960s / Art of the 1970s / Art of the 1980s / Art of the 1990s / Art of the 2000s / Art of the 2010s / Artists of All Time / Asian Art / Autobiographical Approach / Color Field Painting / Contemporary Asian Art / Contemporary Japanese Art / Documentary Photography / Faux Naïf / Female Identity / Feminist Art / Film/Video Art / Gender Issues / Inspiration from Abstract Expressionism / Installation / Japan / Japanese Art / Learning from Different Cultures / Matsumoto / Monochrome Colors / New York / Painting / Performance / Photography / Political Issues / Post-War Asian Art / Post-War Japanese Art / Primary Colors / Psychological Approach / Repetition / Sculpture / Sexuality / Trauma / Traumatic Experience / United States / Women Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1949

    Kyoto Municipal School of Arts and Crafts, Kyoto, Japan

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Yayoi Kusama: The Moving Moment When I Went to the Universe, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

  • Language of Flowers, Asia University Museum of Modern Art, Taichung City, Taiwan

  • Yayoi Kusama: The Longing For My Love All Began From My Heart, Ota Fine Arts, Shanghai, China

Grants & Awards

  • 2018

    Infinite Accumulation, Elisabeth Line, London, UK

  • 2012

    Collaboration with Louis Vuitton

  • Thousands of Eyes, Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law, Brisbane, Australia

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Education

  • 1949

    Kyoto Municipal School of Arts and Crafts, Kyoto, Japan

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Yayoi Kusama: The Moving Moment When I Went to the Universe, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

  • Language of Flowers, Asia University Museum of Modern Art, Taichung City, Taiwan

  • Yayoi Kusama: The Longing For My Love All Began From My Heart, Ota Fine Arts, Shanghai, China

  • Rockaway! 2018: Narcissus Garden by Yayoi Kusama, Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden, New York, NY, US [organized by MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York, NY, US]

  • Infinity Mirrors, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, travelling to; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, US; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, US

  • Life is the Heart of a Rainbow, Museum Macan, Jakarta, Indonesia

  • 2017

    Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, Hirshhorn, Washington, DC, US (2017); travelling to Seattle Art Museum (2017); The Broad Museum, Los Angeles, CA, US (2017 – 2018)

  • Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow, National Gallery of Singapore (2017); travelling to Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia (2017 – 2018)

  • Yayoi Kusama: My Eternal Soul, National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama: The obliteration room, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Yayoi Kusama - Festival of Life, David Zwirner, New York, NY, US

  • Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, US

  • Yayoi Kusama: Colour Song, Ota Fine Arts, Singapore, Singapore

  • The best quality of Yayoi Kusama artworks, Art glorieux, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Whitestone Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, 101 Spring Street, Judd Foundation, New York, US

  • Yayoi Kusama: Creation is a Solitary Pursuit, Love is What Brings You Closer to Art, Yayoi Kusama Museum, Tokyo, Japan

  • 2016

    Yayoi Kusama: Dot Obsessions, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2016 – 2017)

  • Yayoi Kusama – Prints, Ota Fine Arts, Singapore, Singapore

  • Yayoi Kusama – Monochrome, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama - In Infinity, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Yayoi Kusama: The obliteration room, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Kusama: At the End of the Universe, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, US

  • Yayoi Kusama: Sculptures, Paintings & Mirror Rooms, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

  • Yayoi Kusama: My Eternal Soul Paintings, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

  • Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden, The Glass House, New Canaan, CT, US

  • Yayoi Kusama: Dots Obsession - Alive, Seeking for Eternal Hope, The Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut, US

  • Yayoi Kusama: Paintings, Sculptures, & Works on Paper, James Goodman Gallery, New York City, NY

  • Yayoi Kusama - In Infinity, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden, Norway

  • 2015

    Yayoi Kusama: In Infinity, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark; travelling to HenieOnstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway (2016); Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (2016); Helsinki Art Museum, Finland (2016 – 2017)

  • Yayoi Kusama: The Place for My Soul, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Matsumoto, Japan (2015-2016)

  • Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Theory, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

  • Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY, US

  • Yayoi Kusama, Prints: Part I, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Prints: Part II, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France

  • Yayoi Kusama - Ladder To Heaven, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY, US

  • Yayoi Kusama - Collages: Wings in the Net Forest, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York, NY, US

  • Yayoi Kusama - In Infinity, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

  • Yayoi Kusama – Dots, Obsession Centre d'Art le LAIT, Albi, France

  • Yayoi Kusama, Whitestone Gallery, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • Yayoi Kusama - Obsesión infinita, CorpArtes 660, Santiago, Chile

  • Yayoi Kusama - A Dream I Dreamed, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

  • 2014

    Kusama Yayoi: A Dream In Jesu, Bonte Museum, Jeju, Korea (2014-2015)

  • Yayoi Kusama, OTA Fine Arts Singapore, Singapore (2014-2015)

  • Yayoi Kusama: Bronze Pumpkins, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

  • Yayoi Kusama - The obliteration room, Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

  • Yayoi Kusama, Whitestone Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama - Obsesión Infinita, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico

  • Osessao infinita, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil

  • Eternity Of Eternal Eternity, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto (CAMK), Kumamoto, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, SILVERLENS, Makati City, Philippines

  • 2013

    A Dream I Dreamed, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea; travelling to Shanghai MOCA

  • National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan (2013-2015)

  • Yayoi Kusama: Infinite Obsession, Malba – Fundación Costantini, Buenos Aires; travelling to Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil, Rio de Janeiro; Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo; Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo Internacional, Mexico City; Fundacion Corp Group Centro Cultural, Santiago, Chile (2013-2015) 

  • New Paintings and Accumulations, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

  • Yayoi Kusama: White Infinity Nets, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

  • I Love Kusama, Ayala Museum, Philippines

  • I Who Have Arrived in Heaven, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY, US

  • Obsessions, Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange, Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Wonderful My Art, Kawaguchiko Museum of Art, Yamanashi, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

  • Yayoi Kusama, Yorozu Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

  • Dots Obsession, Sørlandets Art Museum, Kristiansand, Norway

  • I Love Myself Too Much!!, Karuizawa New Art Museum, Karuizawa, Japan

  • Dear Pumpkin Paradise!, Takeda Art Co., Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Whitestone Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Museum Haus Kasuya, Yokosuk, Japan

  • 2012

    Eternity of Eternal Eternity, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan; Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan; Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Matsumoto, Japan; Niigata City Art Museum, Niigata, Japan; Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan; Oita Art Museum, Oita, Japan; The Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan; Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan; Akita Senshu Museum of Art, Akita, Japan; Matsuzakaya Museum, Nagoya, Japan (2014)

  • Yayoi Kusama: New Paintings, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

  • Yayoi Kusama: Drawings from the mid-50s, D’Amelio Gallery, New York, NY, US

  • Yayoi Kusama: Fireflies on the Water, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, US

  • Yayoi Kusama: Metallic, Ota Fine Arts, Singapore, Singapore

  • Yayoi Kusama: New Paintings II, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama: New Paintings, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama: New Sculptures and Recent Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA, US

  • Yayoi Kusama: A Total Vision, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, US

  • Yayoi Kusama: Hong Kong Blooms in my Mind, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, Hong Kong, Honk Kong 

  • Yayoi Kusama, Whitestone Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama - Love Forever, Ota Fine Arts, Singapore, Singapore

  • Yayoi Kusama, Galerie Mathieu, Lyon, France

  • Infinity Dots, Metaphysical Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Yayoi Kusama, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Karuizawa, Japan

  • Etching Works, Jiro Miura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

  • Infinity in the Universe of..., Opera Gallery, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • Yayoi Kusama, Tate Modern, London, UK

  • Yayoi Kusama, National Museum of Art Osaka (NMAO), Osaka, Japan

  • 2011

    Yayoi Kusama, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; travelled to Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Tate Modern, London, UK; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, US (2011-12)

  • Yayoi Kusama: Look Now, See Forever, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

  • Yayoi Kusama: Kusama’s Body Festival in the ’60s, Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama: New Paintings & Sculptures, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

  • Yayoi Kusama, Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy

  • Yayoi Kusama, M Art Center, Shanghai, China

  • Yayoi Kusama: Heaven and Earth, Robert Miller Gallery, New York City, NY, US

  • 2010

    Yayoi Kusama: Singing in Towada, Towado Arts Center, Aomori, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama: I Want to Live Forever, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

  • Yayoi Kusama, Takeda Art Co., Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama: Decades, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT, US

  • Yayoi Kusama, Victoria Miro Mayfair, London, UK

  • Yayoi Kusama in '80s, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

  • 2009

    Yayoi Kusama at Fairchild, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami, FL, US

  • Yayoi Kusama I want to live forever, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

  • Yayoi Kusama - The Place for My Soul, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Nagano, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama Propagating room, Six, Osaka, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Mirrored Years, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand

  • Yayoi Kusama: Outdoor Sculptures, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

  • Yayoi Kusama: Flowers that Bloom at Midnight, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, US

  • Yayoi Kusama, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY, US

  • Yayoi Kusama, Mirrored Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

  • Yayoi Kusama, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

  • 2008

    Yayoi Kusama, Jil D’ Art Gallery, Nagoya, Japan (2008-2009)

  • Yayoi Kusama, Mirrored Years, Museums Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

  • Yayoi Kusama, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Nagano, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama: Dots Obsession, la Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris, France

  • Yayoi Kusama, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

  • Yayoi Kusama, Le Spot, Le Havre, France

  • Yayoi Kusama, Marlborough Fine Art, London, UK

  • Yayoi Kusama, Johyun Gallery, Busan, South Korea

  • Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Art Composition, Tokyo, Japan

  • Creative Energy, Galerie PICI, Seoul, South Korea

  • Yayoi Kusama, Artlink, Seoul, South Korea

  • Dot with the Pumpkin, Gallery Micah, Seoul, South Korea

  • Avenuel, Gallery Road to the Museum, Seoul, South Korea

  • Yayoi Kusama - Pumpkin Forever, FMOCA - Forever Museum of Contemporary Art, Akita City, Japan

  • 2007

    Yayoi Kusama, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

  • Yayoi Kusama, Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

  • Yayoi Kusama, Dots Obsession - Dots Transformed into Love, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, travelled to WIELS, Brussels, Belgium ; Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris, France

  • Yayoi Kusama, Noda Contemporary, Nagoya, Japan 

  • Gallery Collection-Yayoi Kusama Monochrome Malerei, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama : Prints from 1982 to 2004, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY, US

  • Yayoi Kusama, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

  • Yayoi Kusama, Takefloor 404 & 502, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama : From Here to Infinity, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York, NY, US

  • Yayoi Kusama : Dots Obsession - Soul of Pumpkin, Harbour City, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • 2006

    Yayoi Kusama, Sakima Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan 

  • Yayoi Kusama, Iwami Art Museum, Shimane, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama solo exhibition, YAYOI in FOREVER, Forever Museum of Contemporary Art gallery, Akita, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Arndt&Partner, Berlin, Germany

  • Yayoi Kusama Metamorphosis, Galleria Civica Modena, Modena, Italy

  • Yayoi Kusama, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY, US

  • Crimson Eye, Galerie Piece Unique, Paris, France

  • Yayoi Kusama - Painting,collages And Prints, Gallery Toki No Wasuremono, Tokyo, Japan

  • Gallery Collection - Yayoi Kusama, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

  • 2005

    Yayoi Kusama: Eternity-Modernity, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan

  • Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

  • Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

  • Gallery Sekiryu, Nagano, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama: Eight Places for Burning Soul, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama 60's Fashion, MOMA Contemporary, Fukuoka, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama: Sailing the Sea of Infinity, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama Furniture by Graf, Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milan, Italy

  • Yayoi Kusama, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy

  • Yayoi Kusama Part l: Print 1980-1983/Painting (recent work), Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama Part ll: Print 1994-2005/Painting (recent work)/Objet, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama: The Place for My Soul, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Nagano, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusana Ka!, 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

  • Yayoi Kusama Seoul, Jean Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

  • Yayoi Kusama, studio J, Osaka, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama - Monochrome Malerei, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

  • Early Print Works Of Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Toki No Wasuremono, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

  • 2004

    Kusamatrix, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Nets 1959-1999, MOMA Contemporary, Fukuoka, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

  • Kusamatrix, Art Park Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo Art Park, Hokkaido, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama: Eternity-Modernity, The National Museum of Modern Art,Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama Colorist, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, NMWA The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY, US

  • Yayoi Kusama, studio J, Osaka, Japan

  • 2003

    Yayoi Kusama Prints & Pumpkin Ceramic Object Exhibition, Jean Art Center, Seoul, Korea

  • Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Sekiryu, Nagano, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama Prints, Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama-Beyond the Labyrinth, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa, Japan / Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido, Japan

  • Kusama Yayoi Love Forever, Fabian & Claude Water Galerie, Zurich, Zwitzerland

  • Yayoi Kusama, J. Johnson Gallery, Florida, FL, US

  • Yayoi Kusama, Piece Unique, Paris, France

  • Yayoi Kusama, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

  • Yayoi Kusama, Wooyang Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea

  • Yayoi Kusama, Artsonje Center, Seoul, South Korea

  • Perspectives: Yayoi Kusama, Freer and Sackler Galleries - The Smithsonian's Museum of Asian Art, Washington, DC, US

  • 2002

    Yayoi Kusama Solitude of the Earth, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY, US

  • Yayoi Kusama Mixed Media, MOMA Contemporary, Fukuoka, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Roslyn Oxley 9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

  • Yayoi Kusama Silkscreen, Mubanso, Nagano, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Masuda City Museum, Shimane, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Inoue, Nagano, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Book cellar amus, Osaka, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama/Furniture, graf, Osaka, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Sekiryu, Nagano, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama Permanent Collection, Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Nagano, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama: Dot paradise in Shangri-La, Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Mubanso, Nagano, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Bass Museum, Miami Beach, FL, US

  • Yayoi Kusama, Galeria DECO, Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Yayoi Kusama, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY, US

  • Yayoi Kusama, Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier, Vienna, Austria

  • 2001

    Death of an Illusion, Piece Unique, Paris, France 

  • Yayoi Kusama, Gallery Sekiryu, Nagano, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy

  • Yayoi Kusama: Early Drawings from the Collection of Richard Castellane, Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), Indianapolis, IN, US

  • Yayoi Kusama - oeuvres récentes, les Abattoirs - FRAC Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, France

  • Yayoi Kusama, AGYU / Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • Yayoi Kusama, Le consortium, Dijon, France / Maison de la culture du Japon, Paris, 13 Feb -19 May

  • Kunsthallen Brandts Aedefabrik, Denmark, 12 Jun 2001- / Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France, 5 Oct 2001 - 6 Jan 2002 / KUNSTHALLE Wien, Vienna, Jan 2002- / Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea, 15 Feb – 28 Apr 2003 / Artsonje Museum, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea, 4 Jul – 28 Sep 2003

  • Yayoi Kusama, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

  • Yayoi Kusama, Piece Unique, Paris, France

  • Yayoi Kusama Prints, Mubanso, Nagano, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama Early Drawings, from the Collection of Richard Castellane, The Art Museum, Princeton University, New Jersey, US / Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, US / Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada / Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, US / Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY, US

  • Yayoi Kusama: Recent Works, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

  • Yayoi Kusama, Jean Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

  • Yayoi Kusama: Early Drawings From The Collection Of Richard Castellane, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL, US

  • Yayoi Kusama, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

Grants & Awards

  • 2018

    Infinite Accumulation, Elisabeth Line, London, UK

  • 2012

    Collaboration with Louis Vuitton

  • Thousands of Eyes, Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law, Brisbane, Australia

  • 2011

    Polka Dots Festival in London, London, UK

  • 2007

    Hello, Anyang with Love, Pyeonghwa Park, Anyang, China

  • The Hymn of Life: Tulips, Beverly Gardens Park, Los Angeles, CA, US

  • 2006

    Pumpkin, Bunka-mura on Benesse Island of Naoshima, Japan

  • Praemium Imperiale, Tokyo, Japan

  • 2003

    Tsumari in Bloom, Matsudai Station, Niigata, Japan

  • Tulipes Shangri-La, Euralille, Lille, France

  • Odre des Arts et des Lettes, Paris, France

  • 2002

    The Visionary Flowers, Matsumoto Museum of Art, Matsumoto, Japan

  • 2000

    Asahi Price, Tokyo, Japan

Collections

  • 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan

  • Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio, US

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, US

  • Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, US

  • Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, US

  • The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, US

  • Benesse Art Site, Naoshima, Japan

  • Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas, Austin, US

  • The Broad, Los Angeles, California, US

  • Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

Bibliography

  • 2018

    Sorkin, Jenni, Yayoi Kusama, (London, UK: David Zwirner Books, 2018)

  • 2017

    Applin, Jo; Baker, Emma, and Mitchell, Juliet, Traumata: Bourgeois / Kusama,,(London , UK Sotheby’s, 2017)

  • Chui, Melissa; Dumbadze, Alexander, and Sutton, Gloria auth., Yoshitake, Mika, YayoI Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, (New York, US: Prestel, 2017)

  • Keehan, Reuben and Storer, Russel, Yayoi Kusama: Life Is the Heart of a Rainbow, (Singapore: National Gallery of Singapore, 2017)

  • Suzuki, Sarah, Weinstein, Ellen, Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity, (New York, NY: The Museum of Modern Art, 2017)

  • Closer to Art, (Tokyo, Japan: Yayoi Kusama Foundation, 2017)

  • Yalkut, Jud, Yayoi Kusama, (London, UK: Phaidon, 2017)

  • 2016

    Coomer, Martin, et al., Yayoi Kusama, (London, UK: Victoria Miro Gallery, 2016)

  • Tatehata, Akira, Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love, (New York, US: David Zwirner Books, 2016)

  • 2015

    Laurberg, Marie, et al., In Infinity, (Humlebaek, Denmark: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2015)

  • Tatehata, Akira, Yayoi Kusama: Give Me Love, (New York, NY, US: David Zwirner Books, 2015)

  • 2014

    Ahyoung Kim, et al., Yayoi Kusama: A Dream in Jeju, (Jeju, South Korea: Bonte Museum, 2014)

  • Kusama, Yayoi, Yayoi Kusama: Hi, Konnichiwa, (Tokyo, Japan: Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc, 2014)

  • Larratt-Smith, Philip, and Morris, Frances, Yayoi Kusama: Infinite Obsession, (Mexcio City, Mexico: Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo)

  • Sohyeon, Park, and Kusama, Yayoi, Yayoi Kusama: A Dream I Dreamed, (Seoul, South Korea: Seoul Arts Center, 2014)

  • Tatehata, Akira, et al., I Who Have Arrived in Heaven, (New York, NY, US: David Zwirner Books, 2014)

  • Williams, Gilda, Yayoi Kusama: Pumpkins, (London, UK: Victoria Miro Gallery, 2014)

  • 2013

    Yayoi Kusama: Prints, 1979-2013, (Tokyo, Japan: ABE Publishing, 2013)

  • Kim, Sunhee, et al., Yayoi Kusama: A Dream, I Dreamed, (Shanghai, China: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013)

  • Kusama, Yayoi, Hi, Konnichiwa, (New York, US: Kodansha, 2013)

  • Larrat-Smith, Philip, et al., Yayoi Kusama: Obsesión Infinita, (Buenos Aires, Argentina: Fundación Eduardo F. Constantini, 2013)

  • Sonoda, Sayaka, Yayoi Kusama: Locus of the Avant-Garde, (Nagano, Japan: The Shinamai Shoseki Printing Co., 2013)

  • Taylor, Rachel, Yayoi Kusama: White Infinity Nets, (London, UK: Victoria Miro Gallery, 2013)

  • 2012

    Applin, Jo, Infinity Mirror Room - Phalli's Field, (London, UK: Afterall, 2012)

  • Coomer, Martin, Yayoi Kusama. (London, UK: Victoria Miro Gallery, 2012)

  • Kusama, Yayoi, Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama, (Chicago, IL, US: The University of Chicago Press, 2012)

  • Morris, Frances, Yayoi Kusama, (London, UK: Tate Publishing, 2012)

  • Neri, Louise, and Goto, Takaya, Yayoi Kusama, (New York, US: Rizzoli, 2012)

  • Tatehata, Akira, et al., Yayoi Kusama: Eternity of Eternal Eternity, (Tokyo, Japan: The Asahi Shimbun, 2012)

  • 2011

    Aono, Naoko; Hata, Takashi; Kasai, Reiko; Kawachi, Hideko; Nakahara, Sayoko; Shinkawa, Takashi, and Yui,

  • Kiyomi, We Love Yayoi Kusama, (Tokyo, Japan: Hankyu Communications, 2011)

  • Deban, Alain, Yayoi Kusama, (Paris, France: Éditions du Centre Pompidou, 2011)

  • Kusama, Yayoi, Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama, (London, UK: Tate Publishing, 2011)

  • Kusama, Yayoi, Yayoi Kusama: Prints 1979-2011, (Tokyo, Japan: Abe Publishing, 2011)

  • Yayoi Kusama’s Body Festival in the 60s, (Tokyo, Japan: Access, 2011)

  • Yayoi Kusama: Look Now, See Forever, (Brisbane, Australia: Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, 2011)

  • 2009

    Yayoi Kusama: Phallic Girl, 1967, (Fukuoka, Japan: MOMA Contemporary Co. Ltd, 2009)

  • Ex, Sjarel, Yayoi Kusama: Mirror Years, (Dijon, France: Les Presses du Réel, 2009)

  • Neri, Louise, et al., I Want to Live Forever, (Milan, Italy: PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, 2009)

  • Theerman, Amy Elise, Yayoi Kusama: Performing Difference Through the 'Madwoman' Masquerade, (Milton Keynes, UK: The Open University, 2009)

  • 2008

    Applin, Jo, and Wright, Glenn Scott,Yayoi Kusama, (London, UK: Victoria Miro Gallery, 2008)

  • 2007

    Kusama, Yayoi, Yayoi Kusama: I Like Myself, (Tokyo, Japan, Infas Books, 2007)

  • 2006

    Farronato, Milovan; Vettese, Angela,Yayoi Kusama: Metamorfosi / Metamorphosis, (Modena, Italy: Galleria Civica di Modena, 2006)

  • 2005

    Kusama, Yayoi, Manhattan Suicide Addict, (Dijon, France: Les presses du reel, 2005)

  • 2004

    Fumio, Najo, Yayoi Kusama: Kusamamatrix, (Tokyo, Japan: Kadokawa Shoten Publishers, 2004)

  • Matsumoto, Tohru ed., Yayoi Kusama: Eternity-Eodernity, (Tokyo, Japan: National Museum of Modern Art, 2004)

  • Kusama, Yayoi, Yayoi Kusama: Prints 1979-2004, (Tokyo, Japan: Abe Piublishing, 2004)

  • 2003

    Grässlin, Karola / Verwoert, Jan. Arbeiten aus den Jahren 1949 bis 2003, (Cologne, Germany: Verlag der Buchhndlung Walther König, 2003)

  • Yayoi Kusama: Furniture by graf, (Kyoto, Japan: Seigensha Art Publishing, 2003)

  • 2002

    Kusama, Yayoi, Infinity Nets, (Tokyo, Japan: Sakuhinshu, 2002)

  • Ormond, Mark, Yayoi Kusama, (Miami Beach, FL, US: Bass Museum of Art, 2002)

  • Yayoi Kusama: Dot paradise in Shangri-La, (Kagoshima, Japan: Kirishima Open-Air Museum, 2002)

  • 2001

    Douroux, Xavier; Gautherot, Franck; Kim, Seung-duk, Nickas, Robert, and Pecoil, Vincent, Yayoi Kusama, (Vienna, Austria: Kunsthalle Wien, 2001)

  • Kim, Seung-duk, et al., Yayoi Kusama (Le Consortium, Contemporary Art Center, Dijon, 2000), Dijon, France: Les presses du reel, 2001

  • 2000

    Castellane, Richard and Moos, David, Yayoi Kusama: Early Drawings from the Collection of Richard Castellane, (Birmingham, AL: Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000)

  • Hoptman, Laura and Peyton-Jones, Julia auth., Corrin, Lisa G., ed., Yayoi Kusama, (London, UK: Serpentine Gallery, 2000)