Yutaka Toyota’s Curriculum

Exhibitions

2012

  • Arteamericas 2011. West Encounters East Pavilion. Miami, FL, USA.

2011

  • Solo Exhibition. Lugar Pantemporâneo. São Paulo, Brazil.

  • Hosoido, Toyota, Wakabayashi. Sério Caribé Gallery. São Paulo, Brazil.

  • Yutaka Toyota, Kinetic Art and Prophetic Dialogue with Visual Technology. Curator: Jacob Klintowitz.

  • Espaço Cultural Citi. São Paulo, Brazil.

2010

  • Retrospective of 50 years in Art. Museum of Tendo. Yamagata, Japan.

  • Tribute to 50 years of Yutaka Toyota´s Art. Associação Brasileira de Cultura Japonesa-Bunkyo. São Paulo, Brazil.

2009

  • Exhibition celebrating 50 years of “Invisible Space” career. Commemorative DVD with 4 videos about the artist. Centro Brasileiro Británico. São Paulo, Brazil.

  • A Leveza da Flor. Retrospective. Curator: Jacob Klintowitz. Mube-Museu Brasileiro da Escultura. São Paulo, Brazil.

1974

  • Marukyu Matsuzakaya Gallery. Japan.

  • Vinte Artistas Brasileiros. Museum of Modern Art. Toronto, Canada.

1973

  • Museum of Fine Arts. Caracas, Venezuela.

  • Jorge Carvalho Brito Davis Residence. Petrópolis, RJ, Brazil.

  • Modern Art Museum of Tokyo and Kyoto. Japan.

1971

  • Brazilian Cultural Mission. Paraguay.

  • Individual San Diego Gallery. Bogotá, Colombia.

  • II Coltejer Biennale. Medellín, Colombia.

  • Special in Room X Festival. Cali, Colombia.

  • Independent Salon. Museu University of Science and Arts. Mexico City, Mexico.

  • Museu de Zea. Medellín, Colombia.

  • Graphic Display. Coleção Cavalini, Yugoslavia.

  • Japan Art Festival. MAM-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • XI Biennial Sculpture. Middelhein, Belgium.

1969

  • Gallery Mirante das Artes. São Paulo, Brazil.

1968

  • Stefanoni Gallery. Lecco, Italy.

  • M5 Galler., Milan and Lago Maggiore, Italy.

  • Studio Campesan. Venice, Italy.

  • Cavalini Collection. Milan, Italy.

1967

  • Il Grattacielo Gallery. Milan, Italy.

Awards

2003

  • Medal Kyokujitsu Sokoosho, by the Emperor of Japan as a tribute to the Japanese people who emigrated.

1991

  • APCA (Paulista Association of Art Critics) Award for Best Sculptor 1990.

1981

  • Medal of Knight of the Order of Merit in Brasilia, Brazil.

1979

  • Medal Konju-Hosho, Prime Minister of Japan.

1969

Returned to Brazil and started a new creative phase winning several awards:

  • X International Biennial of Sao Paulo, Itamaraty and Bank of Boston awards, Brazil.

  • XXIII Hall of Fine Arts of the City of Belo Horizonte, Research Award, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

  • I Official Salon of Modern Art Santos (São Paulo) Award, Santos, Brazil.

  • II National Visual Arts Biennial of Bahia State Government Award. Bahia, Brazil.

1965

  • Prêmio Esso de Artistas Latino-Americanos, União Panamericana, Washington, DC, EUA.

1946

  • First prize in Young Hall Painting, Yamagata, Japan.

Public Collections

2010

  • Obelisco de Bastos- Espaço Cósmico [Cosmic Space-Bastos Obelisk]. Carbón Steel, painting and polyester. 9,00 X 4,80 X 1,50 m. Brazil.

  • Monument celebrating the 50 years of BSGI Association- Portal do Sol 2010. 16 X 23 X 2,5 m.

2007-2008

  • 13 monuments celebrating the centennial of Japanese immigration to Brazil in São Paulo, Paraná and Mina Gerais, Brazil.

Publications

2010

  • “Yutaka Toyota 50 anos de arte” by Sonia Prieto. Centro Brasileiro Britânico. São Paulo, Brazil.

  • “Yutaka Toyota. A leveza da materia” by Jacob Klintowitz. São Paulo, Brazil.

Training

1965-68

Lived in Italy starting three-dimensional work with aluminum and stainless steel under strong influence of the kinetic art.

1958

Emigrated to Brazil.

1954

Studied at the University of Fine Arts in Tokyo. Japan.