Miyata Ryohei b. 1945

Miyata Ryohei was born in Sado Island, Niigata Prefecture, as the third son of the wax-casting artist Miyata Rando. He has participated in a number of 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. He regularly presented his works at the Japan Art Academy (Nitten) exhibitions.


Selected Exhibitions:

2019 - 2022       Asia Week New York, US

2021 - 2022       Japan: A History of Style, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, US

2020                   Contemporary Art and Crafts, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan

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

1999                    Cheongju International Craft Biennale, South Korea

                            Seoul International Metal Artists, Seoul, South Korea


Selected Public Collections:

The Metropolitan Museum 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