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Keiichi Tanaami

Date: 2014-01-18 Category:

Keiichi Tanaami was born in 1936 in Tokyo and graduated from Musashino University of Art. Since 1960’s, he has been the one and only artist, who worked actively as graphic designer, illustrator, and artist, without being limited to media or genre, or rather beyond them. While a university student, He was associated with artists such as Ushio SHINOHARA and Tomio MIKI, the leading figures of Neo-dada Japan, then after his graduation in the middle of 1960’s, he was influenced by the psychedelic culture and Pop art, and has been making works widely such as films, silk-screens, paintings, and sculptures. Especially the encounter with Andy Warhol in the end of 1960’s, got him triggered, and he has kept experimental tries against main problems in the contemporary art scene, such as “art and design”, “merchandise and art”, and “connection between daily life and beauty” until today.

Education
1958 Musashino Art University, Tokyo , Japan
Collection
Friedrich Christian Flick Collection (Switzerland)
Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum fur Gegenwart Berlin (Germany)
Kawasaki City Museum (Japan)
Ikeda 20th century museum (Japan)
The Tokushima Modern Art Museum (Japan)
The Chateau d'Annecy (France)
Jean Piggozi collection Yokohama Museum of Art (Japan)
Singapore Art Museum (Singapore)
Takamatsu City Museum of Ar t(Japan)
The World Children's Art Museum in Okazaki (Japan)
Chiba City Museum of Art (Japan)
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art (Japan)
Musashino Art University Library (Japan)
Junior College of Sapporo Otani University Library (Japan)
Tokyo Zokei University (Japan)
Kyushu Institute of Design (Japan)
Fukuoka City Public Library (Japan)
Institut Teknologi Bandung (Indonesia)
Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery, Santa Rosa (USA)
University of Genoa (Italy)
Mid-west Film Center, Chicago (USA)
Colorado State University (USA)
Stratford city museum (Canada)
Center for Contemporary Graphic Art (Japan)
Crossman Gallery - Greenhill Center of the Arts, University of Wisconsin USA Dresden Museum of Military History (Germany)

Gallery
NANZUKA

Exhibition Images

exhibition view of "Kochuten" at Nanzuka Underground, 2009

exhibition view of “Kochuten” at Nanzuka Underground, 2009

exhibition view of "Kochuten" at Nanzuka Underground, 2009

exhibition view of “Kochuten” at Nanzuka Underground, 2009

exhibition view of "KANNOOON" at Nanzuka Underground, 2009

exhibition view of “KANNOOON” at Nanzuka Underground, 2009

        exhibition view of "COLORFUL" at Nanzuka Underground, 2008

exhibition view of “COLORFUL” at Nanzuka Underground, 2008

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