Biography by Period

Hideki Nakazawa
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NAKAZAWA, Hideki →Japanese

Pre Period: Oil Painting (1963-1982)
1963  Born in Niigata and raised in Kanagawa, Japan
1974  Hiratsuka City Landscape Exhibition, The Prize of Superintendent of Education in Kanagawa
1980  The 10th Kanagawa Youth's Art Exhibition, Selected
1981  The 11th Kanagawa Youth's Art Exhibition, The Semigrand Prize
1981  Nippon Students' Art Exhibition, Selected
1982  Graduated from Eiko High School, entered the Medical School of Chiba University

First Period: Acrylic Painting (1983-1989)
1983  The 4th Nippon Graphic Exhibition, Selected ... Started to use the present Japanese art name.
1984  The 1st Crescent Competition, The Premium Prize
1984  The 5th Nippon Graphic Exhibition, Selected Honorably
1985  The 6th Nippon Graphic Exhibition, Selected
1986  Solo Exhibition "First Solo Exhibition," Gallery Art Wad's, Tokyo
1986  Solo Exhibition "Effie, Madge, Tina, Louise, Betty, Anita," Gallery Art Wad's, Tokyo
1988  Graduated in Medicine from Chiba University, worked at the Dept. of Ophthalmology, Nippon Medical School Hospital
1988  Solo Exhibition "Farewell, Martian!" Gallery Art Wad's, Tokyo
1988  The 9th Nippon Graphic Exhibition, Selected
1989  JACA '89, Selected
1989  "Text on Modern Art History" [book] Tom's Box

Second Period: Silly CG (1990-1996)
1990  Solo Exhibition "Dai Boketsu [Big Failure]," HB Gallery, Tokyo ... Started to use computers.
1990  Left the Dept. of Ophthalmology, Nippon Medical School Hospital, set up as an illustrator
1990  The 8th Choice, The Prize of The Year
1991  Double solo exhibitions "Parody-Counterfeit," Gallery Art Wad's & HB Gallery, Tokyo
1991  "The Museum Inside The Telephone Network," NTT Telephone Network
1991  "Digital Sight," O Museum, Tokyo
1992  Founded Aloalo International Co., Ltd.
1992  Participated in "Small Village Center"
1992  Floppy Disk Magazine "Japan Art Today"
1993  "3D Love," Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
1994  Floppy Disk Label "Aloalo Floppies"
1995  "Kid's Box" [CD-ROM] Ask Co., Ltd.
1995  Multimedia Grand Prix '95, The MMA Artist Prize
1995  The International Multimedia Hours, The Best CD-ROM Prize
1996  "Voxel Data Processing Using Attributes Thereof" [patent] invented in 1996, patented in 1999 (Japan), 2000 (U.S.)
1996  "Solid Obdect Generation" [patent], invented in 1996, patented in 1998 (U.S.), 2001 (Japan)
1996  "Digital Nendo [Digital Clay]" [application software], Ask Co., Ltd.
1996  Public Art Work, Nagoya Youth's Culture Center, Nagoya

Third Period: Method Painting (1997-2005)
1997  Solo Exhibition, Gallery NW House, Tokyo ... Started to designate himself as an artist.
1997  Design for Swatch
1998  "Inter@ction JAPON," Pole Universitaire Leonard de Vinci, la Defense, France
1998  "PICAF: Pusan International Contemporary Art Fair," Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, Korea
1998  "Eyes and Ears ... between the narrow space," SAI Gallery, Osaka
1999  Solo Exhibition, Gallery NW House, Tokyo (Distributed email art)
2000  "Method Painting, Method Poem, Method Music (Methodicist Manifesto)," Email Bulletin "Method" ( -2004)
2000  "NCAF," Nagoya Citizen's Gallery, Nagoaya (thru Sano Gallery) 
2000  "Hideki Nakazawa 1997-2000" [leaflet], Sano Gallery
2000  "Mediaselect 2000," Garden Pier, Port of Nagoya, Nagoya
2000  Solo Exhibition, Sano Gallery, Kagawa
2000  Banff Artist in Residence, sponsored by the Mercian Corporation (Distributed email art)
2001  "Media Messages: Look Thru Language," Sendai Mediatheque, Miyagi
2001  "The 6th Kitakyushu Biennale: The Beginning of Things," Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Fukuoka ("The 1st Method Art Festival")
2001  "The Lives of Western Painters" [book], NTT Shuppan
2001  Solo Exhibition "Mass," Roentgen Kunstraum, Tokyo
2001  Solo Exhibition "Money Amount," Gallery Cellar, Nagoya
2001  "Dialogue 2001," Canadian Embassy Gallery, Tokyo
2001  Group exhibition, Hospital Gallery, Ehime
2001  Solo Exhibition "Method," Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2002  "Program Seed," Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto
2002  Solo Exhibition "Money Amount II," Gallery Cellar, Nagoya
2002  "The 2nd Method Art Festival," Asagaya Gallery Warehouse, Tokyo
2002  "ReImagination," Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
2002  "Japan and Korea Contemporary Prints Exhibition," OM Gallery, Yokohama
2002  "209 Same Characters No. 1 - No. 5" [lithograph], Print House OM
2002  Solo Exhibition "Circuit," Gallery Cellar, Nagoya
2002  Solo Exhibition "Set," SAI Gallery, Osaka
2002  ISCP, New York, The Japanese Government Overseas Study Programme for Artists ( -2003)
2003  Monthly Events "Method Night," New York
2003  "VOCA 2003 The Vision of Contemporary Art," Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo (The Premium Prize)
2003  "Revolving Door: iscp-asia," Chambers Fine Art, New York
2003  Solo Exhibition, Goliath Visual Space, New York
2003  "Drawing Conclusions II: Work by Artist-Writers," NY Arts Gallery, New York
2004  "MOT Annual 2004: From Where Did I Come? / To Where Will I Go?" Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Tokyo
2004  Solo Exhibition "Sentence," Gallery Cellar, Nagoya
2004  "ICANOF Media Art Show 2004 Summer: Scalpless Llandssscape," Hachinohe City Museum of Art, Aomori
2004  "Zai Shoku Ken Bi - Art & Money," Base Gallery, Tokyo
2004  "Yatsuo Slow Art Show 2004," Yatsuo, Toyama
2004  Solo Exhibition "Hideki Nakazawa's Starting Point: Exhibition of His Acrylic Paintings in 1980s," Gallery Cellar, Nagoya
2005  Solo Exhibition "Hideki Nakazawa's Second Stage: Exhibition of His Silly CG From 1990 to 1996," Gallery Cellar, Nagoya
2005  Solo Exhibition "Art Patents," Gallery Cellar, Nagoya
2005  "C. A. R. K. The Contemporary Artists in Residence in Kanazawa," Kanazawa College of Art + Cork Artists Collective

Fourth Period: Serious Painting, New-Method, etc. (2006- )
2006  "Gray Paintings" [leaflet], Gallery Cellar ... Came back to color.
2006  "Domani," Sompo Japan Museum of Art, Tokyo
2006  "A Self-Organizing Map of Beauty: Hideki Nakazawa and Nicholas Knight," Akus Gallery, Connecticut, U.S.
2006  "Aporia," EFA Gallery, New York
2006  Solo Exhibition "Gray Paintings," Tower 49, New York
2006  "Nakazawa Hideki Music Works" [CD], naya records
2006  Performance "Brainwaves Drawing," Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo
2007  "Paintings As Forest: Think in The Paintings," Okazaki Art Museum, Aichi
2007  Solo Exhibition "Intracerebral Color Mixture Paintings," Gallery Cellar, Nagoya
2007  Solo Exhibition "Stamps," Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art, Okayama
2007  Solo Exhibition "The Entire Picture of Hideki Nakazawa  - Paintings in Symbols and Colors -," Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo
2008  "Contemporary Art History: Japan" [book], Aloalo International
2008  "The Masked Portrait," Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
2008  Solo Exhibition "Oil Painting 2008," Gallery Cellar, Nagoya
2008  Solo Exhibition, Gallery Okinawa, Okinawa
2009  Solo Exhibition "Summer Solo Exhibition 2009," Gallery Cellar, Tokyo
2009  "Art & Chinese Character," Gallery Yookgongsa, Busan, Korea
2009  "CREAM International Festival for Arts and Media Yokohama 2009," Yokohama
2010  "Art Patents" [book], 3331 Arts Chiyoda
2010  "A Study on Matiere: Yayoi Kusama 1980s vs Hideki Nakazawa 1990," Gallery Cellar, Tokyo
2010  "New-Methodicist Manifesto," Email Bulletin "New-Method" ( -2012) (Web Works Series)
2011  Solo Exhibition "Screaming Landscape," Gallery Cellar, Tokyo
2012  Solo Exhibition "Systems and Methods in Hidden Functions," The Container, Tokyo
2012  Solo Exhibition "Art Viewed With Brain," Kichijoji Art Museum, Tokyo
2013  "Jun Tsuzuki x Hideki Nakazawa: Early Illustrations and Recent Works," Bunpodo Gallery, Tokyo
2013  "Open Space 2013," NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo
2013  "Thermodynamics of the Sun,"  Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi
2013  Solo Exhibition "Not Anything-Goes," Gallery Cellar, Tokyo
2014  Solo Exhibition "Anti-Anti-Aliasing," Gallery Cellar, Tokyo
2014  Solo Exhibition "Colored Magic Square," Gallery Cellar, Tokyo
2014  "Art History: Japan 1945-2014" (Revised Edition) [book], Art Diver
2015  Solo Exhibition "Crossed Eyes," Gallery Cellar, Tokyo
2015  "Nameko Shinsan x Hideki Nakazawa: N Dimensions," Tetoka, Tokyo

Public Collections
Hiratsuka Museum of Art
Fuchu Art Museum
The Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance Company
Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art
Mercian Corporation
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

Selected Artist's Writings
"Commentary" Shogakukan Complete Works of Japanese Art (2015)
"Method of Art and Art of Method" Iwanami Lecture Philosophy (2008)
"Activities And The End of "Method"" Kisaki (2005)
"From Reductionism to Neoexpressionism" Bijutsu Techo (2005)
"Strength And Relativity - Essay on Artist Taro Okamoto" Eureka (1999)
"Meaning And Anti-Meaning of Characters" Eureka (1998)
"Territory of Composition - Stockhausen And Nancarrow" Eureka (1998)

Selected Artist's Serializations
Email-Bulletin "New-Method" (2010-2012)
Newspaper "Nikkei" (2007)
Newspaper "Asahi" (2007)
Email-Bulletin "Method" (2000-2004)
Magazine "Kohkoku" (1997-1998)
Magazine "Illustration" (1995-1997)
Comic "Garo" (1991-1995)
Magazine "Bijutsu Techo" (1991-1992)

Selected Artist's Publications
Book "Art History: Japan 1945-2014" (in Japanese and English) (Revised Edition) Art Diver (2014)
Book "Art Patents" 3331 Arts Chiyoda (2010)
CD "NAKAZAWA HIDEKI Music Works" naya records (2006)
Book "The Lives of Western Painters" NTT Shuppan (2001)
Book "Textbook on Modern Art History" Tom's Box (1989)

2015-08-10 Updated. Changed the appearance.
2012-03-29 Updated.
2010-08-21 Updated.

Hideki Nakazawa

Hideki Nakazawa
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