Seiju Toda

HEIAN

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Takeshi Kawashima

Housetsu Otsuka

Miori Inata

Michael Thompson

Hajime Sorayama

Alan Peckolick

Peruko Ccopacatty

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SEIJU TODA   Biography


HEIAN

BOOK: HEIAN

Composition by Seiju Toda
Essay by Vicki Goldberg

Inspired by performance art and by the power of “subtraction” to find absolute beauty, Seiju Toda created a series of 33 compositions called “Heian,” a term meaning peace and serenity. In a meticulous process that took several years, Toda both assembled the pieces using plain wood and living creatures - birds, fish, insects, reptiles - and directed the photography with careful consideration for the natural elements. The result is work of art unto itself; designed by the artist, printed on beautiful paper, intriguing, amusing, tranquil, pure. Seiju Toda, a leading art director and graphic designer in Japan, is a recognized artist with more than 20 solo exhibitions in the U.S. and Japan.

HEIAN CONCEPT by Seiju Toda


X=t The art of X-Ray Photography

BOOK: X=t

The concept of X=t

Exhibitions

2008

Art direction for G8 Toyako Summit Conference Halls and meeting rooms in Japan
Art Now Fair NY/ Artspace Company Y, New York

2007

Art Now Fair Miami/ Artspace Company Y, Florida
Red Dot Show/ Artspace Company Y, New York, New York
Tai Gallery Santa Fe, New Mexco

2006

Exhibition at Rohrer Fine Art, CA
Exhibition at Artspace Gallery, NY

2005

Solo exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

1995

Solo Exhibition, "The Art of X-Ray Photography", The Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of Architecture and Design.

1994

The 4th International Poster Triennial in Toyama Exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama The World Design Exhibition, The Chieago Athenaeum. The 5th International Graphic art Posters Festival, Chaumont, France. Curator of Akira Kurosawa Drawings exhibition, New York.  The Contemporary Poster Exhibition “ Life” Ginza Graphic Gallery.  Art Against Aids Japan, “The Artist’s Camera:  Photographs by Contemporary Artists” Exhibition, Yokohama Landmark Hall and Tokyo.  Sogetsu  Art Gallery. The 100 Years Beautiful Woman Exhibition,  Suntory Museum Tenpozan, Osaka.

1993

Art History Exhibition, Tokyo Station Gallery.  Japanese Posters Exhibition, Holland.  Posters Festival, Chaumont, France.  Stop Aids, ADC Posters Exhibition, Sendai, 80s Japanese Posters Exhibition, New Jersey.  Design Shop Exhibition, Kyoto.

1992

 Japanese Graphic Design Exhibition, Municipal Library of Berlin, Japanese  Posters Exhibition, Museum for Gestaltung, Zurich.

1989

Budapest International Block Print Biennial Exhibition Sakaide.

1987

Installation of Issey  Miyake Exhibition, Laforet Museum, Tokyo.

1985

Solo Exhibition,  News Gallery, Tokyo.  Solo Exhibition, Luft Gallery, Tokyo.

1984

Norway International Block Print Biennial.  Humor in Contemporary Art Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, Saitama.  Solo Exhibition, Luft Gallery, Tokyo.

1983

Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition.  Ljubljana International Block Print Biennal.  Solo Exhibition Shirota Gallery, Tokyo.

1982

20-man Poster Exhibition, Museum of Modan Art, Toyama.

1981

Hara Annual Invitational Exhibition, Hara Museum, Tokyo.  Solo Exhibition, Shirota Gallery, Tokyo.  Canada International Block Print Biennial Exhibition.  Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition.

1980

Miami International Block Print Biennial Exhibition.

1979

Japan New Face Invitational Exhibition.

1978

Solo Exhibition, Fuma Gallery, Tokyo.

1977

Miami International Block Print Biennial Exhibition.  Bradford International Block Orint Biennial Exhibition.  Azuma Gallery, New York.

1976

Solo Exhibition , Fuma Gallery, Tokyo.

1975-76

“Image ‘75 Group Exhibition,” Okabe Gallery, Tokyo.

1995

100-Man Contemporary Block Print Exhibition.  Mainichi Contemporary Art Exhibition.  Tokyo International Exhibition.

1974

“ Image “74 Group Exhibition,” okabe Gallery, Tokyo.  Solo Exhibition, Muramatsu Gallery.  “The Eye of the Canvas and Light, ”Muramatsu gallery, Tokyo.

1970-73

Solo Exhibition , Okabe Gallery and PARCO Department Store, Tokyo.

1969

Three-man Exhibition “ Baby Exhibition” ( Aka-chan Ten), Tokiwa Gallery, Tokyo.  ‘Record Exhibition,”  PARCO Department Store, Tokyo.  Performance in Front of the Fukui Prefeetural Office.

1968

“ Baby Exhibition,” Tokyo.

1967

“ Baby Exhibition” ( Aka-chan Ten), Tokiwa Gallery, Tokyo.

1966

Yomiuri Independent Exhibition, Sakai City, Osaka.

1965

Performance Dedicated to John Cage, Mukai High School.

 

 

 Selected Major Awards

1991

Third prize at International Poster Biennial, Lahti.

1990

Grand Prix at International Design Exhibition of France.

1989

International Block Print Biennial Museum Award, Cracow.

1987

Museum Award at 17th International Block print Biennial, Ljubljana.

1986

Special Award at 11th International Poster Biennial, Warsaw.

1984

Gold Award, 6 Silver Awards and 2 Bronze Awards at “84 Japan-USA Poster Graphics Exhibition.
Silver Award at 4th International Poster Biennial, Toyama.  Mie Museum Prize at Contemporary Japanese Art Exhibition.

1983

Highest Award of Excellence at international Poster Biennial, Lahti.

1981

Silver Award at ‘81 Japan-USA Poster Graphics Exhibition.

1979

Special Prize at International Poster Biennial, Lahti.

 

 

 Collections

  • The Chicago Athenaeum
  • Colorado State University
  • The Denver Art Museum
  • Fukui Fine arts Museum
  • Lahti Art Museum, Finland
  • Municipal Museum of Modern Art, Cracow
  • Museum For Kunst and Gewerbe of Hamburg, Germany
  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • The Museum pf Modern Art, Toyama
  • National Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana
  • National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
  • National Museum of Oslo, Norway
  • The University of Connecticut
  • Warsaw Poster Museum

 

 Articles

2006

The New York Art World Magazine


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