Born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1952. Graduated Waseda University, majoring in applied physics. His early works won a prize in the 1st Seibu Musium Grand Prize Exhibition on Print Works, the 18th Asia Contemporary Art Exhibition, the Selected Worksf Exhibition in Taipai, etc. His print works were recorded in gA Yearbook on Japanese Contemporary Print Works in 1984,h published by Koudansya Corp. In the beginning, he made his artworks by combining holography, photo-silkscreen, or some objects. Since late 1980fs, he moved onto the works with various textures on Washi paper or canvas. His current works are characterized by their unique stone-like surface, such as Zen pottery or earthenware with hieroglyphic. He has been staying in New York from 2000 to 2002, and has held many exhibitions in both New York and Tokyo, and also in Kochi (Japan) after that.

Solo Exhibitions
\totally seventeen shows from 1981 to 2008
J. M. Gallery (New York, USA)
Promo-Arte Gallery, Butterfly Gallery, Jiyoogaoka Gallery, Nakamura Gallery, Ginza Kamakura Gallery, Tohyoh Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
COMO Salon Gallery, Okamura Hospital Gallery (Kochi, Japan)

Group Exhibitions
\totally seventeen shows from 1981 to 2008
Sakiko Gallery, J. M. Gallery, Jacob Center (New York, USA)
Yohseidoh Gallery, Tokyo American Club, Lumine Square Hall, Ginza San-ai Gallery, Gekkohsoh Gallery, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Seibu Museum (Tokyo, Japan)
Yokohama Civic Gallery (Yokohama, Japan)
Gallery in the Museum of Art, Kochi, Toyota Nets Gallery (Kochi, Japan)

Dealers
J. M. Gallery (New York, USA)
http://www.artin2000.com
New York Art Corp (Tokyo, Japan)
http://www.newyork-art.com
info@newyork-art.com
PhoneF+81-3-6215-8316

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MAKO
(Makoto Hirano)