22 May – 24 June 2018
ARDEL Gallery of Modern Art (Boromrachachonnanee Road) 

Opening Event : 31 May 2018 18:30

“Tadayoshi NAKABAYASHI – SEA OF CORROSION / FROM GROUND TO LIGHT” presents etching and aquatint technique by the Japanese art master Tadayoshi Nakabayashi. The images are rooted in the idea of corrosion; the corrosion of the artist\\\'s body in concert with the corrosion of the actual copper plates used in the printing process. The work of art represents tension and harmony between white paper and black ink which in turn become a metaphor for light and dark, day and night, and life and death. He also seeks further the calm in the environment as well as in the society where light currently infusing in his prints exists.

1937 Born in Tokyo, Japan
1963 B.F.A. in Painting. Tokyo University of the Arts
1965 M.F.A in Printmaking. Tokyo University of the Arts
1975~76 Studied at Ecole des Beaux-Art, Paris and Bildende Kunst, Hamburg under the Japanese Government Overseas Research Program
1989 Professor of Printmaking Section of Tokyo University of the Arts
1990 Sent by the Japan Foundation to Moscow and Leningrad for the lectures and workshops
1996 Saitama Prefecture Culture Award
1997 Speaker for The Sight-Lines International Print Symposium of Alberta University, Canada
2000 Speaker for Y2K International Print Symposium of Taipei, R.O.C
2001 Chairman of Laboratory of Prints in University (until 2005)
2003 Awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon
Guest Professor of Anadolu University, Turkey
2004 Director of [ispa JAPAN 2004] International Print Symposium Tokyo, Japan
Member of the International Jury of the Seoul International Print Biennale, Korea
2005 Forced retirement of Tokyo University of the Arts
2007 Guest Professor at San Francisco State University, USA
2008 Member of the International Jury of the 13th International Print Biennale, R.O.C
Member of the International Jury of the 1st International Print Exhibition, Kun Ming, China
2014 Awarded The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon
Professor emeritus of Tokyo University of the Arts
Visiting Professor of Osaka Art University
Visiting Professor of Kyoto University of Art and Design
Standing Director of Japan Artists Association
Director of Japan Print Association

Exhibitions and Awards
1973 The 4tth Grand Prize Competition of Modern Print, Japan. Awarded Grand Prize
1982 The 14th Tokyo International Art Biennale. Awarded Museum of Modern Art Wakayama Prize
1983 The 1st International Print Biennale, R.O.C. Awarded Grand Prize
1984 The 7th Berlin International Triennale “Inter-Grafic ‘84”. Awarded Inter-Grafic Prize
1985 The 4th International Exhibition of Small Graphic Forms “Lodz ‘85”. Poland Awarded Honorary Medal Prize
1986 The 11th Cracow International Print Biennale, Poland. Awarded Prix ex Aequo
The 5th Seoul International Print Biennale, Korea. Awarded Grand Prize
1987 The 4th International Print Biennale “Varna ‘87”, Bulgaria, Awarded Silver Prize
1988 The12th Cracow International Print Biennale, Poland. Prix de Recteur de l’Academie de l’education Phisique de Cracovie
2000 Japanese Art in the 20th Century, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo
2004 The Contemporary Prints Exhibition “The Plates” [ ispa Japan 2004], Museum of Tokyo University of the Art
2005 Memorial Exhibition for Retirement, Museum of Tokyo University of the Arts
2009 Tadayoshi NakabayashiーNothing can escape from decomposition, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts
2010 From the 20th Century to the 21th Century—Contemporary Japanese Printmakining Exhibition, Zhejiang China
2011 Sky Kuandu 2011 Art Festival 「Plate & Print Exhibition, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, R.O.C
2013 TAMAMONO, The Museum of Modern Art. Saitama
2014 1974—A Turning Point in Postwar Japanese Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma
2015 Masters of Printmaking from Japan 1980~2010, Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts. Russia
2016 Tadayoshi NakabayashiーUnknown Voyage, Center for Contemporary Graphic Art
2017 Tadayoshi Nakabayashi Retrospective Exhibition, Kawagoe Municipal Museum