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Masayoshi Kato

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Biography
Masa Kato was born in Born in Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan, in 1935. He graduated from Kyoto University in 1957, age 22, where he studied western oil painting. He has lived an extraordinarly creative and active life as an artist since his first solo show, held in Kyoto in 1966.  Forty six years later, Kato has over 18 solo and 59 group exhibitions to his credit. Masa Kato finds inspiration for his work in the patterns of nature. His paintings are created from a multi-layering of paint, giving his work texture, dimension and color.


Exhibitions
1964
Two artist exhibition, Shoin Gallery, Kyoto.

1966
Solo exhibition, Beni Gallery, Kyoto.

1968
Participate with the Group Mode, Gifu.
Group exhibition, First Group Mode Exhibition, Hirakiya Gallery, Gifu, Gifu Prefecture.
Group Mode exhibits every year since 1968.

1975
Solo exhibition, Kunugi Gallery, Tokyo.

1976
Group exhibition, “Artist’s Union”, Tokyo.
Group exhibition, “Artist’s Union”, San Francisco, USA.
Group exhibition, Yokohama Municipal Hall, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.

1979
Group exhibition, First Regional 100 Artists Exhibition, Kintetsu Department Store, Gifu.
Gifu Prefecture exhibitions every year since 1979.

1982
Solo exhibition, Gallery Ayu, Gifu, Gifu Prefecture.

1984
Solo exhibition, Gallery Ayu, Gifu, Gifu Prefecture.

1987
Group exhibition, Gallery Takeuchi, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture.

1993
Solo exhibition, Kuze Gallery, Ogaki, Gifu Prefecture.

1994
Solo exhibition, Takanawa Gallery, Tokyo.

1995
Solo exhibition, Gallery Artpoint, Tokyo.
Solo exhibition of Drawings, Takanawa Gallery, Tokyo.

1996
Solo exhibition, Kuze Gallery, Ogaki, Gifu Prefecture.
Solo exhibition of Collages, Takanawa Gallery, Tokyo.

1997
Group exhibition, “Contemporary Art in Gifu”, Gifu Prefectural Art Museum.

1998
Solo exhibition, Matsuzakaya Department Store, Osaka.

1999
First North American solo exhibition, Beckett Fine Art Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2001
Beckett Fine Art, solo exhibition

2002
Participated to 6 Men's Show (Nakano Naka's project)
Tanaka Kikinzoku Gallery. Ginza,Tokyo,Japan
Solo exhibition (reliefs & sculptures), Takanawa Gallery,Ginza, Tokyo ,Japan

2003
Paris Exhibition (group), Takanawa Gallery,Tokyo ,Japan  
Beckett Fine Art, solo exhibition



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