Artist / Riusuke Fukahori
1973 Born in Aichi, JAPAN. During his childhood, he grew up surrounded by goldfish in Yatomi City.
1995 B.F.A in crafts and media design, Aichi Prefectual University of Fine Arts and Music.
1999 After retirement, starts production activities. During his childhood, he grew up surrounded by goldfish in Yatomi City.
2000 “Goldfish Salvation(Kingyo Sukui)”: Being in a slump, his turning point occurred when he was fascinated for the first time by his pet goldfish he had neglected for 7 years.
2002 Devised a new technique – 2.5 Dimension Painting, by pouring resin into the container and painting on the surface with acrylic paint, giving birth to his iconic art work series, “Kingyo-sake.”
2007 Establishment of Art Studio “Kingyoyougajou” in Yokohama, Kanagawa Precture.
2018 Held first ever solo exhibition in a public art museum (Shonan The Hiratsuka Museum of Art and Kariya City Art Museum). Welcomed over 100,000 visitors during this exhibition
2005 “Kingyoyoku” Solo Exhibition — Tokyo International Forum Art Shop Exhibition Space (Tokyo, Japan – also in 2010, solo exhibition “Kingyoyoku 2”)
“Nazonazo Bijutsuten” — Hamada Children’s Museum of Art (Shimane, Japan)
2006 Solo Exhibition in Gallery IDF (Nagoya, Japan – also in 2007-2011)
2009 Galerie an der Pinakothek der Moderne 「Riusuke Fukahori」
個展 / ミュンヘン “Riusuke Fukahori” Solo Exhibition — Galerie an der Pinakothek der Moderne (Munich, Germany)
2011 Solo Exhibition in SEIBU-SHIBUYA – Alternative Space (Tokyo, Japan) “Goldfish Salvation” Solo Exhibition — ICN Gallery (London, UK)
2012 Solo Exhibition in SEIBU-IKEBUKURO – Headquarters Art Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
“Shokuyoku no Aki” Solo Exhibition — The National Art Center Tokyo Museum Shop – SFT Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
“金魚繪思” Solo Exhibition — Harbour City Gallery (Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong)
2013 Joshua Liner Gallery 「Painted Breath」 個展 / ニューヨーク “Painted Breath” Solo Exhibition — Joshua Liner Gallery (New York, USA) Collaboration Exhibition with Sunshine Aquarium “Art and Real-Life Goldfish” — Ikebukuro Sunshine Aquarium (Tokyo, Japan)
2014 “Kingyo Sukui” Solo Exhibition — Oita Art Plaza (Oita, Japan) “Goldfish Salvation 2” Solo Exhibition — ICN gallery (London, UK) “Natsuyasumi! Ikimonozukan” — Gunma Museum of Art Tatebayashi (Gunma, Japan)
2015 Joshua Liner Gallery「Goldfish Salvation in NY」 個展 / ニューヨーク “Goldfish Salvation in NY” Solo Exhibition — Joshua Liner Gallery (NY, USA) “Houjounarumono” — Toyokawa City Sakuraga-oka Museum (Aichi, Japan) “Hokkori Bijutsukan” — Yokosuka Museum of Art (Kanagawa, Japan)
2016 “Situation of Existence – Contemporary Realistic Art in East Asia” — Yu-Hsiu Museum of Art (Nantou, Taiwan)
“Harumachi Kingyo” Solo Exhibition — Showa no Machi, Bungotakada City (Oita, Japan)
“Kingyoyougajyou-Underneath the Scales” Solo Exhibition — Shibuya Seibu (Tokyo, Japan)
25th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition “Fushigina Art Trick Trick Ha!tto Trick” — Shonan The Hiratsuka Museum of Art (Kanagawa, Japan)
2017 “年年有魚3D藝術展” Solo Exhibition — East Point City (Hong Kong) “Kingyo Bishow” — People’s Gallery A, Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Arts (Ishikawa, Japan)
2018 Joshua Liner Gallery 「Goldfish Blossoms」 個展 / ニューヨーク “Riusuke Fukahori – Heisei Shinchuya” Solo Exhibition Tour — Shonan The Hiratsuka Museum of Art (Kanagawa, Japan) and Kariya City Art
Museum (Aichi, Japan)
“Goldfish Blossoms” Solo Exhibition — Joshua Liner Gallery (NY, USA)
Street Gallery Recruitment — Fuji Bank/Mizuho Bank (2000, 2003)
Art Competition 2001 Special Award — Kyoto Saga University of Art
Norio Imai Award — Turner Acrylic Award 2003
Okamoto Taro Contemporary Art Grad Prize Exhibition 2006
PERSPECTIVE 40 under 40 2012 ART Category Award / Hong Kong
MY MODERN MET 10 cutting-Edge Artist of the 21st Century 2013 / USA
Public & Private Collections
The Hiratsuka Museum of Art
Kariya City Art Museum Hamada Children’s Museum of Art
Nike Headquarters (USA)
Turner Color Co., Ltd.
LEWSTEN Co., Ltd
Oita City Museum of Art
Bungotakada City Hall
Yatomi City Hall
Kyoto Saga University of the Arts
University of Fukui Nagoya University of Arts
Aichi Prefectural University of Arts
East Point Centre (Hong Kong)
Sky Building Co., Ltd.
Intercontinental Hotel Osaka
Oiso Prince Hotel