Nakayama Hitori

Hitori is self taught. At the age of twenty, Hitori left Japan to pursue his interest in Art. He traveled to the art capitals for the next twenty, learning all the ropes to find himself settling curiously down with his lovely wife in Penang. The last year is their thirtieth year in residence. A little odd but very humble, Hitori is not an atypical Japanese that we know of. Blending in well with the local folks, he stays in a pre-war house filled with discards which he masterly assembles them into works of art- an interesting sort of collage between conceptual, assemblages and sculpture and finally outdid himself after being commissioned to create a gigantic ten storey high sculpture facing our easterly coast titled “A Celebration of Our Blue Sky”. Hitori also initiated the “Penang Island Sculpture Trail” where all his well-known sculptor friends he invited from all over the world were encouraged to stamp their mark in Penang with their sculpture contributions hence leaving a trail of Art he gifted Penang.

Born 1948, Tokyo, Japan.

Solo Exhibitions

2019
No Fixed Form
Suma Orientalis, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

2005
The Seven Sense
Private Garden, Penang, Malaysia

2002
Daybreak of Sophist
Chiang Mai, University Art Museum, Thailand

1999
Our Expression Zero with Montien Boonma
Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

1997
Conceptual Drawing
X-Pub Gallery, Penang, Malaysia

1994
Visual Sound
Cemeti Art Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1991
Paper Stone & Coloring
Art Gallery, USM, Penang, Malaysia

1990
Non Technical Works
Art Gallery USM, Penang, Malaysia

1989
Visual Recognition
Art Gallery Silpakorn, University, Bangkok, Thailand

1989
Way Toward Image Sculpture
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Group Exhibitions

2000
LIFA EARTH
Ibrahim Hussein Museum, Langkawi, Malaysia

1999
Large Painting Exhibition
State Art, Gallery, Penang, Malaysia

1998
Axis Joint Show with Anita Ghei
Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi, India

1998
Three Contemporary Joint Exhibition
State Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia

1992
Ryo-Five Japanese Sculptors Abroad
National Art Gallery, Singapore

1992
Bengawan Solo Sekali Sekala
Maybank, Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1991
USM Studio Shows (5 Times)
USM, Penang, Malaysia

1991
Joint Show with Adi Munardi
Japan Culture Center, Jakarta, Indonesia

1991
Framing War Exhibition 1
National Art Gallery Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1991
Framing War Exhibition 2
State Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia

1990
International Artist Camp Show
State Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia

1989
Contemporary Penang Art Exhibition
State Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia

1986
Calendar Project
Berkley Office, California, USA

1985
Tower of Peace Project
Biennial di Venezia, Venice, Italy

1984
Por La Paz (Peace) Exhibition
Domin go University, Dominican Republic

1983
Pusan Youth Biennial Exhibition
Pusan City Hall Gallery, Pusan, Korea

1970
Mainichi Modern Art Exhibition
Tokyo Metropolitan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1970
Student Exhibition
Maison de I’INDE, Cite Universitaire, Paris, France

Events Curated

2010
Sculpture Garden (Curator & Artist)
St Nicolas Home, Penang, Malaysia

2009
Sea Gate
Chew Jetty Art Fest, Chew Jetty, Penang, Malaysia

2008
Penang Sculpture Trail Project 2 (Curator)
St. Nicholas Home, Penang, Malaysia

2007
Dance-body Sculpture on a Clay Wall (Concept)
Gardenku, Penang, Malaysia

2005
Penang Sculpture Trail Project 1 (Curator)
Komtar, Penang, Malaysia

2004
1000 Stones
H. Baviera’s Studio, France

2003
Renga (Concept & Curator)
National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2003
Renga (Concept & Curator)
State Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia

2003
Renga (Concept & Curator)
Siam Art Gallery, Hatyai, Malaysia

2003
Renga (Concept & Curator)
Japan Foundation Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2001
Melting 2001
Conpthorne Orchid Hotel, Penang, Malaysia

2001
Watercolor, Mae Khong River
Sustainable Ecology Art, Mae Khong River, Laos

2001
400 Meter Sun Flower Planting
Tanjung Bungah Road, Penang, Malaysia

2000
Earth-Conceplay
Ibrahim Hussein Museum, Langkawi Malaysia

1991
Demonstration-Three Dimensional Prints
Japan Culture Center, Jakarta, Indonesia

1991
Visual Recognition
USM, Penang, Malaysia

1978
Circle (One day trace back of a stone shadow)
Sahara Desert, Agades, Niger

1972
Painted Red Tree
Syakujii park, Tokyo, Japan

1972
Assimilation (Drinking water)
Ganga River, Venalasi, India

1969
100 Eggs On The Wall
Rue du Chat Qui Peche, Paris 5, Paris

2012
Replacement
Villa Atas Bogore Indonesia.

2012-2019
Rolling Stone
Setia Daema house, Mas, Bali, Indonesia.

2008
A Celebration of Our Blue Sky
Penang, Malaysia

1991
Ruseki
Subang International Airport, Malaysia

1991
Natural Carving
Omron (M) Ltd, Malaysia

1989
Parallel Rainbow
Saipan Islands, Micronesia

2013
Rolling Stones On The Hedge
Private, Indonesia

2013
Negative Face (1990)
Private, Malaysia

2012
108 Rings (1990)
Private, Malaysia

2011
Reaarangement Of Stones
Private, Indonesia

2010
Shining
St. Nicholas home, Penang, Malaysia

2006
Sound of Earth
Spice Garden, Penang, Malaysia

2001
Time Stand Still — And Moves On, Living Sculpture
Siam Art Museum, Hatyai, Thailand

1991
One Simple Stone
National Art Gallery, Malaysia

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