Miyata Ryohei b. 1945

Miyata has participated in both domestic and international exhibitions, frequently featuring his signature motif of dolphins in his series “Springen.” After serving as the President of the Tokyo University of the Arts for a decade, he was appointed Chairman of the Ministry of Education’s Culture Council and Commissioner for Cultural Affairs. He also served as chairperson of the Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee launched by the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Organizing Committee. His work will also included in the permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2020.


Selected Exhibitions

2020 The 59th Japan Contemporary Art and Crafts Exhibition

          Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum |  Japan 

          Asia Week | New York 

          “Reflection: Harmony by Nine,” Lixil Gallery | Tokyo

2019  Lixil Gallery | Tokyo

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

Seoul International Metal Artist Invitational Exhibition | Seoul, South Korea


Selected Public Collections

Metropolitan Muesum of Art | New York

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum | Niigata, Japan 

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