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Kan Yasuda

Kan Yasuda was born in the city of Bibai on Japan's nothern island Hokkaido in 1945. He received a master's degree in sculpture from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1969. He moved to Italy in 1970 on a fellowship from the Italian Government and studied with Professor Pericle Fazzini at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. Afterwards he set up his studio at Pietrasanta in nothern Italy, world famous for its superior quality marble. There he continues to live and work at marble and bronze sculptures.

1973 Gallery 88, Rome, Italy
1975 Time's Gallery, Rome, Italy
1976 Daido Gallery, Sapporo, Japan
1978 Marui Imai Gallery, Sapporo, Japan
1984 Galleria Retina, Sapporo, Japan
1985 Gallery Ueda Warehouse, Tokyo, Japan
1987 Tokeidai Gallery, Sapporo, Japan
1991 "Sculpture Path" Milan, Italy
1994-95 "Marble and Bronze", Yorkshire Sculpture Park, U.K.
1995 Berkeley Square Gallery, London, U.K.
The Economist Plaza, London, U.K.
Open-Air, Pietrasanta, Italy
1997 Open-Air, Marina di Pietrasanta, Italy
1999 Open-Air, Torre del Lago Puccini, Italy
2000 "Florence, Sculptures in the City", Florence, Italy
2001 "Sculptures at the Teien", Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2003 "Sculptures of Kan Yasuda: Tie to the Sky, Link with the Earth", Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan
"Kan Yasuda", Villa La Versiliana, Pietrasanta, Italy
2004-05 "Sculpt the Opera, Madam Butterfly", Pisa Airport, Pisa, Italy
2005 "Amare la vita e' costruire la pace", Assisi, Italy
2007-08 "Touching the Time", Rome, Italy
2011 "Touching the Time", Turin, Italy
"Touching the City", Sapporo, Japan
2011-12 "The Contemporary Myth", Taormina, Italy
2012 "Touching", Gallery TOM, Tokyo, Japan
2014 "Kan Yasuda", Eykyn Maclean, New York, USA
2016 "Touching Time", Christie's, New York, USA
"Touching the Time", Pisa, Italy
1975 "The Second Biennial Dantesca", Ravenna, Italy
1977 "The Fifth Quadrennial", Rome, Italy
"Sculptors and Artisans in a Historical Center", Pietrasanta, Italy
1979 "14 Japanese Artists in Italy", Rome, Italy
1980 "Japanese Contemporary Artists", La Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
1983 "Art in Hokkaido", Arbata, Canada
"Sculpture Yesterday and Today", Pietrasanta, Italy
1984 "International Open-Air Sculpture Exhibition", Les-Gets, France
1985 "Sculpture in Transit", Montignoso, Italy
1986 "Japanese Artists in Italy", Florence and Parma, Italy
"Massa International Sculpture, Malaspina Castle", Massa, Italy
1988 "Sculptures from Carrara, Massa and Pietrasanta", Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, U.K.
1989 Idioms of Contemporary Sculpture, Verona, Italy
"Sculpting between Carrara and Pietrasanta", Marina di Carrara, Italy
1990 "Sculptors", Bernay, France
"Sculpture Path for the World Cup '90", Milan, Italy
1991 "Art and Architecture: Proposals for the Urban Environment", Milan, Italy
1993 "The Appearance of Void", Pietrasanta, Italy
1995 "Time Machine: ancient Egypt and contemporary art", Egyptian Museum Turin, Italy
1996 "G '96 International Open-Air Sculpture Exhibition", Lake Maggiore, Switzerland
1997 "The Fertile Stone Three Sculptors in Zola Predosa", Zola Predosa, Italy
1998 "Omaggio a Nivola, Nuoro, Italy
"Open-Air Exhibition", Pisa, Italy
1999 "Illumination", Florence, Padua, Turin and Palermo, Italy
"Les Champs de la Sculpture 2", Paris, France
2000 "Bad Ragartz", Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
2001 "Vibration: United Senses", Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Utsunomiya, Japan
2002 "Pietrasanta, Sculptor and Sculpture", Pietrasanta, Italy
2005 "Vetro e Scultura, 20 artisti interpretano Venini", Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, Pietrasanta, Italy
"Nostalgy of Future", Chiesa di Sant'Angelo, Pietrasanta, Italy
2006 "Sculture en Plein Air" Limone Piemonte and Cortile d'Onore della Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, Turin, Italy
"Homage to the Earth: Busan Biennale", Busan, South Korea
"Bad Ragartz", Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
"Marble of Work", Seravezza, Italy
"Springs of Life", San Giuliano Terme, Italy
2009 "Bad Ragartz", Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
2012 "Bad Ragartz", Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
2012-13 "Sculpture Promenade 2012", Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, U.K.
2015 "Bad Ragartz", Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
1992 The 42nd Minister of Education and Culture Award for New Artist, Japan
1994 International Award for Sculpture, Italy
1995 Award of Pietrasanta of the World, Italy
2001 Special Award of Puccini Foundation, Italy
2002 The 9th Inoue Yasushi Cultural Award, Japan
The 15th Murano Togo Award for the Arte Piazza Bibai project, Japan
Award for Poem of Alpi Apuane, Italy
2003 Special Award of Tuscany, Italy
2006 Order of the Star of the Italian Solidarity (The honor of the Italian Republic)
2009 Japan Awards, Italia Japan Foundation
2010 Hokkaido Shinbun Cultural Award, Japan
Giacomo Puccini Award, Puccini Foundation, Italy
Award of Commiccioner for Cultural Affairs, Japan
2013 Hokkaido Culture Award, Japan
2015 Lifetime Achivement Award of Hokkaido, Japan
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