Miyata Ryohei b. 1945

Miyata Ryohei was born in 1945 in Sado, Niigata Prefecture as the third son of the wax casting artist Miyata Rando. He has participated in both domestic and international exhibitions frequently featuring his long time pursued motifs of dolphins of which the series is called “Springen”. Miyata received multiple prizes including the Japan Art Academy Prize, the Grand Prize and the Prize of Prime Minister at “Nitten (Japan Fine Arts Exhibition). After serving as the President of the Tokyo University of the Arts for a decade, where he was also a Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, he was appointed Chairman of the Ministry of Education’s Culture Council and Commissioner for Cultural Affairs. He is currently Chairman of the Tokyo 2020 Emblems and Mascot Selection Committee launched by the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Organizing Committee.


Selected Exhibitions

2020 The 59th Japan Contemporary Art and Crafts Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan | Asia Week New York, US | “Reflection: Harmony by Nine,” Lixil Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2019  Lixil Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1999 Cheongju International Craft Biennale ’99, Cheongju, South Korea

Seoul International Metal Artist Invitational Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea


Selected Public Collections

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum | Japan Niigata

Prefectural Museum of Modern Art | Japan 

The University Art Museum Tokyo University of the Arts | Japan

Hoki Museum | Chiba, Japan

Meiji University | Tokyo, Japan

Niigata Airport | Niigata, Japan