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Toko Shinoda

Born in 1913 in Dalian, Manchuria (present-day China) Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

Toko Shinoda is one of the world’s oldest practicing artists as well as one of its most accomplished. Having begun her study of calligraphy at the age of six, Shinoda’s work blends traditional Sumi ink painting with modern abstraction which she was exposed to while living in New York City in the 1950s. Her paintings and lithographs are held in numerous esteemed public collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of Art in Tokyo, the British Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015

“The Tolman Collection’s 103 Views of Toko Shinoda” (Conrad Tokyo, Tokyo)

2013

“Toko Shinoda A Lifetime of Accomplishment” (Musee Tomo, Tokyo)

2012

“Guided by the Brushes” (The Tolman Collection, New York)

2003

“Toko Shinoda: Variations of Vermillion” (Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo)

1996

“Toko Shinoda: Visual Poetry” (Singapore Art Museum, Singapore)

1982

“Silver and Black” (Galerie Tokoro, Tokyo)

1957

Solo Exhibition (Bertha Schaefer’s Gallery, New York)
Solo Exhibition (Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago)

1956

Solo Exhibition (Yoseido Gallery, Tokyo)

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019

“Sumi: Japanese Ink Painting From Post-War to the Present” (SEIZAN Gallery, New York)

2015

“Breaking Barriers—Japanese Women Print Artists 1950-2000” (Portland Art Museum, Oregon)

2009

“Japanese Femininity—Shinoda, Iwami, Matsubara, Oda and Shiomi” (Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helinski)

1994

“Japanese Art after 1945: Scream against the Sky” (Yokohama Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, and San Francisco Museum of Art)

1954

“Japanese Calligraphy” (The Museum of Modern Art, New York)

 

Exhibitions

Sumi: Japanese Ink Painting from Post-War to the Present

Sumi: Japanese Ink Painting from Post-War to the Present