Born in Ogawa, Nagano, Japan, in 1947. It has been a while since he has been accepted as one of the leading sculptors in Japan and Asia-Pacific at large thanks to his body of work, which is based on his exceptional sculptural view. Selected exhibitions: The 43rd Venice Biennale, Japanese Pavilion, Venice (1998); Yama - Mori ‒ Mura, Kuma Museum of Art, Ehime (1994); Forest of Visions, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima (1995); The 3rd Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju, Korea (2000); Shigeo Toya: Folds, Gazes and Anima of the Woods, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi (2003); Memories in the cave, Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka (2011–2012); Shigeo Toya−Sculpture to Emerge, Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo (2017). Selected publications: Shigeo Toya−Sculpture and Words (Choukoku-To-Kotoba) 1974–2013, Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum (2014); Shigeo Toya−Sculpture to Emerge, Musashino Art University Museum & Library (2017)
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