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ACO Artist Discussion with Michiko Fuji Fowler

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A native of Japan, Michiko Fujii Fowler has lived and painted in the United States since 2008—in San Francisco through 2022 and in Takoma Park, Maryland starting in 2023. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Polk Museum of Art (Florida, USA) and the Saku Museum of Modern Art (Nagano, Japan). In the latter, her Painting on a Wall, Painting on a Wall appeared in the museum’s 30th Anniversary Collection Masterpieces show. She was an artist-in-residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and received the Sokei and the Takazawa Awards from the Sokei Academy of Fine Art & Design in Tokyo.

Public Collections

Polk Museum of Art (Florida, USA): Gaming the Frame

Saku Museum of Modern Art (Nagano, Japan): Painting on a Wall, Painting on a Wall​

Awards & Honors

2014—work selected for the Saku Museum of Modern Art’s 1989–2013 Masterpieces Exhibition, alongside the work of noted artists Yayoi Kusama, Ushio Shinohara, and more

2007—Residence at Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

2003—37th L’Espoir Selected Artist

2000—Takazawa Award

1999—Sokei Award

Solo Exhibitions

2015—Matter Makes Space, Polk Museum of Art, Florida

2007—Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

2006—Gotham Cafe, Setagayaku, Tokyo

2006—Michiko Fujii Exhibition, Promenade Gallery, Shinjuku, Tokyo

2003—37th L’Espoir Exhibition, Surugadai Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo

2000—Takazawa Award Exhibition, Galleria Punto, Tokyo

1999—Exhibition of Small Works, Sumitomo Bank, Tokorozawa

​Group Exhibitions

2019—Art Explosion Open Studios, San Francisco

2014—1989–2013 Masterpieces Exhibition: Saku Museum of Modern Art 30th Anniversary, Nagano, Japan

2009, 2010, and 2011—Art Explosion Open Studios, San Francisco

2007—Ensemble(s) II – Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

2004—Salon de Blanc: Contemporary Art Japan/France, Ohmori Bellport,Tokyo

1999—Collaboration – Geijutsu Sho Hall, Kunitachi , Tokyo

1998—”X” – Amyu Civic Center, Tachikawa, Tokyo​​

​​Lectures and Interviews

Matter Makes Space Lecture, Polk Museum of Art, Jan. 8, 2016

Matter Makes Space: Michiko Fujii Fowler Interview with Adam Justice, Jan. 2016

“Conversation with the Artist: Michiko Fujii Fowler,” The Ledger, by Clifford Parody, Dec. 15, 2015