PROFILE [English]

HIROKO KONO

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1976 Born in Izumo city, Shimane prefecture, Japan
1998 BA: Hiroshima University, Japan
(Art Education Course in Junior High School Education Course, Faculty of School Education)
1999-2012 Japan Sculpture Association -Niccho ten- (99-01 Encouragement prize ・03Effort prize・04 Seibo Prize, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan)
2002

MA: University of Tsukuba, Japan
(Carving and Modeling course, fine Art, Master’s Program in Art and Design)
Art Factory 2002 Exhibition(Kawaguchi Art Factory, Japan)

2004

Nasunogahara International Sculpture Symposium in Ohtawara 2004 (Tochigi, Japan)
Between ECO and EGO Exhibition (Japan-Greece)
Hiroko Kono Solo Exhibition-About Memories-(Art Works Gallery/ Mito city, Japan)

2005 Hiroko Kono Solo Exhibition-About Memories- (Kawaguchi Art Factory, Japan)
International Sculpture Symposium TERRA(Kikinda, Serbia)
Nitten (The Japan Fine Arts Exhibition/Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan)
Sculpture exhibition seen by hand (Park tower Gallery 1/Shinjyuku,Japan)
2006 Invitational Exhibition at the 41th Showa-kai, Nichido art foundation prize
(Gallery Nichido/ Ginza/ Tokyo, Japan)
Exhibition of love letter (Sudou Museum of Art/ Ginza/ Tokyo, Japan)
Kawaguchi city Art prize (Kawaguchi city/ Saitama, Japan)
 2007 Hiroko Kono Solo Exhibition-Story of old books- (Gallery ACCa/ Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists (Italy, Montenegro)
 2008 International Tree Sculpture Symposium “TREE 2008” Estonia(Valga, Järvakandi, Estonia)
Hiroko Kono Solo Exhibition -viaggio e mito-(Palazzetto dei Nobili/ L`Aquila, Italy)
2009 Hiroko Kono Solo Exhibition -memories and mythology-(Gallery Art Rei / Tochigi, Japan)
Hiroko Kono Solo Exhibition (Gallery ACCa/ Tokyo/ Japan)
Domani・Asu Exhibition (The National Art Center, Tokyo/ Roppongi/ Tokyo, Japan )
2010 International Tree Sculpture Symposium “TREE 2010” Estonia (Valga, Estonia)
Hiroko Kono Solo Exhibition -sculpture and its worlds- (Cultural museum of Izumo/ Shimane, Japan)
2011 The 14th Exhibition of the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art
(Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki, Japan)
International Tree Sculpture Symposium in Ringkoebing (Ringkoebing, Denmark)
Nakanojyo Biennale 2011 (Nakanojyo/ Gunma, Japan)
2012 Energia prize (Culture and Sports Foundation/ Hiroshima, Japan)
The International Tree Sculpture Symposium In Ringkoebing 2012 (Ringkoebing, Denmark)
‘Play and Myth’ (Yakumotatsu Fudokino-oka Museum/ Shimane, Japan)
2013 Special time of the library –Book and Art Exhibition- (Mita ex-School/ Noshinoshima, Shimane, Japan)
Presents from six persons (Ymaneko-ken, Saitama, Japan)

 

<Public Collection>

-Izumo city
(Izumo city hall, Shimane Prefecture, Japan, Title「About Memories」 《Terra-cotta and Plaster, 2011》
-Kasama Nichido Museum of Art
(Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, Title「Thinking-Time to have passed away-」《Terra-cotta, 2006》)
-Tsukuba city
(Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, Title「Lover’s bird」《Bronze, 2006》)
-Kikinda city
(Serbia, Title「About Memories」《Terra-cotta, 2005》)
-Otawara city
(Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, Title「About Memories」《Camphor tree and Scrap wood,2 004》)
-Nanto city
(Toyama  Prefecture, Japan, Title「About Memories」《Camphor tree and Scrap wood, 2003》)
-Museo Sperimente de Arte Contenporaneo
(L`Aquila, Italy, Title「Dreaming」《Terra-cotta, 2008》)
Valga city
(Estonia, Title「Biblioteca-Preservation-」《Birch, 2008》)
– Järvakandi city
(Estonia, Title「Thinking-Solaris-」《Pine, 2008》)
– Ringkoebing city
(Denmark, Title「Thinking-Saga-」《Pine, 2011》)