Nagatoshi ONISHI


Nagatoshi ONISHI was born in 1933, in Shimonoseki, in the prefecture of Yamaguchi, Japan. He graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts in 1959. Since 2001 he is a Professor emeritus of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts.
In 1998 he establishes Gansen Urushi Studio International

Urushi – Elegant Asia (NEC creative)
Asian Urushi・Japanese Urushi (Tokyo Bijyutsu)
Selected Exhibitions
Ginza Wako Hall, Tokyo – 4 solo exhibitions
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo – Contemporary Japanese Craft Exhibition
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo – Urushi Coating Genealogy
Denver Art Museum, Japan Society New York – group show of Japanese Urushi
Mingei International Museum, San Diego – solo exhibition
Victoria and Albert Museum, London – Japanese Studio Craft Exhibition
Japonesque Gallery, San Francisco – solo exhibition
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth – Nature as object Exhibition
SOFA Chicago – The International Expositions of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art
DE VERA gallery, New York – solo exhibition
Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm – solo exhibition
Design museum Denmark, Copenhagen – solo exhibition
Korean Craft Museum, Cheongju – Urushi Exhibition Korea・China・Japan
53 Art Museum, Guangzhou – The Lacquer Art Exhibition
Palazzo Pitti–Gallaria Palantina , Florence
Craft Arts in Modern Japan
Taiyuan – The First Shanxi Cultural Industries Fair
Nantong – Contemporary Urushi Exhibition
Museum, Fuzhou – Asia’s First Exhibition of Lacquer