Machiko Agano


Agano Machiko

1953 Born in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
1979 Complete the Post Graduate Course of Kyoto University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan
1995~Professor at Faculty of Art, Kyoto Seika University, Japan
2006  Kyoto Art and Culture Prize
Present~ Professor at Faculty of Art,
Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan


Agano Machiko

Selected Solo Show

1982  Utsubo Gallery, Osaka, Japan (also in ’83,’84)

1984  Esses Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (also in ’86)

1986   Gallery Maronie, Kyoto, Japan (also in’89, ’93,’97)

1988   Gallery Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

(also in ’91,’96,’99,’03,’06,’08’’11, ’14, ‘16)

1991   Kyoto Municipal Shijo Gallery, Kyoto, Japan (sight specific installation)

2001   Fabrica Gallery, Brighton, UK (sight specific Installation for Brighton Festival)

2007   ChushinOike Gallery (sight specific Installation for BrightonFestival)

2009  Fuller Craft Museum ,Boston, USA

Selected Group Show

1983   International Biennial of Tapestry/Musee Cantonal de Beaux-Art, Lausanne, Switzerland (also in ’87, ’92)

1984   4th Hara Annual/Hara Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

1985   Art Now’85/Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Hyogo, Japan

1989   1st,Perth International Crafts Triennial/The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Australia (also in ’98)

1993    Shiga Annual’93 /The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan

FASCINATIE TEXSTYLES2 / Das Museum Van Bonmel-Van Dam , Holland

1994    Light and Shadow-Japanese Artists in Space-

/North Dakota Museum of Fine Art, U.S.A.

1999  International Textile Competition’99 Kyoto/the Museum of Kyoto, Japan

2001    Textural Space-Contemporary Japanese Textile Art-,Brighton Museum,U.K. (tour 4places in U.K.)

Crafts in Kyoto / National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, (tour Tokyo)

2004   through the surface /The Surry Institute of Art & Design, U.K.  (tour 4places in U.K.)

11th International Triennial of Tapestry, Lodz’04/Central Museum of Textile, Poland

2005    Confronting Tradition-Contemporary Art from Kyoto-

/Smith College Museum of Art, MA,USA

5th International Textile Triennial Exhibition, Belgium

“Out There”/Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK

TEXTILE ‘05 Kaunas Art Biennial/M. Zilinskas Art Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania “revealed” Nottingham’s contemporary textiles/Nottingham City Museums & Galleries,  UK

2007    Kyoto Art and Culture Prize Show / Chushin Oike Gallery, Kyoto

17thInternational Exhibition of Contemporary Textile, Belgium

2009   “CULTEX” / Gallery F15 , Norway (tour \4places in Norway, U.K. Japan)

Contemporary Textile Art /Koumimachi Contemporary Art Gallery ,Nagano

2009   “Soft Landscape” / The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan

2011-  2015         Fiber Futures- Contemporary Japanese Fiber Art Exhibition-

/Japan Society, N.Y.,U.S.A. (tour  San Francisco, Finland, Denmark, Sweden ,Holland, Spain, Portuguese, France)

2015   24 th International Exhibition of Contemporary Art、Como,Itary

Public Collections

Mary-Toms-Pierre Pauli Foundation, Lausanne, Switzerland

The National Museum of Osaka, Japan

Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

The Art Gallery of Western Australian Gallery, Australia

The Museum of Modern art Gunma, Japan

Rias Ark Museum of Art, Japan

Smith College Museum of Art, MA, USA

Nottingham City Museums & Galleries, UK

The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto , Japan

The Museum of Modern Art Wakayama, Wakayama, Japan

Chushin Art museum, Kyoto Japan

Shiga Museum of Art, Shiga Japan