Rakuko Naito

Rakuko  Naito

Rakuko Naito

Rakuko Naito Biography

Born in Tokyo, Japan
B.F.A. Tokyo National University of Art. Tokyo, Japan. 1958
Resident of New York City since 1958

Rakuko Naito Resumé


  • 1965 World House Gallery, New York City.
  • 1965 North Truro Art Gallery, Massachusetts.
  • 1972 Henri Gallery, Washington D.C.
  • 1978 Charleston Art Museum of Sunrise, West Virginia.
  • 1981 Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan.
  • 1982 Gimpel+Hanover & Andre Emmerich Galerien, Zurich.
  • 1992 Sakura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan.
  • 2001 Denise Cade Gallery, “Works of,and with, but not on, Paper” New York City.
  • 2003 Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany.
  • 2003 Tamada Project, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2004 “Art Paris” by Denise Cade Gallery, Paris.
  • 2007 Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany.
  • 2009 Permutation-Variant-Structure: Curated by Elisabeth Akkerman,
  • Maiden Lane exhibition space. New York City.
  • 2009 Thoughts in Circles & Squares: Noma Gallery, San Francisco.
  • 2012 “Nature Constructed” Curated by Michael Klein. Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming


  • 1962 Jerald Morris International Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
  • 1964 Southampton Art Gallery East, New York City.
  • 1964 “Old Hundred” Opening Exhibition. The Larry Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Conn.
  • 1964 Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana.
  • 1964 “Mortion & Movement” The Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 1965 “Five Painters” Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1966 “Black & White” Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, Conn.
  • 1974 “Tokyo International Biennale” Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1979 Nancy Roth Gallery, Katonah, New York.
  • 1980 “An American Flower Show” Curated by J. Frederic Cain. Heritage
  • Plantation, Sandwich, Massachusetts.
  • 1984 Robert Brown Contemporary Art, Washington D.C.
  • 1987 “In the Natural World” Olympia & York, Park Ave Atrium, New York City.
  • 1993 “A Moment Becomes Eternity” Curated by Michael Walls. Bergen Museum, NJ.
  • 1994 Sakura Gallery. Nagoya, Japan.
  • 1999 Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany.
  • 2000 “Perceptions: Solitude Shared” Salena Gallery, Long Island University, New York.
  • 2002 “20 Years Anniversary Show” Denise Cade Gallery, New York City.
  • 2002 “Samadhi” Curated by Robert C. Morgan. Chelsea Art Museum. NYC.
  • 2004 “Resounding Spirit” the Gibson Gallery, State University of NY at Potsdam, NY.
  • 2004 “Monocromos, Variaciones Sobre El Tema” Curated by Barbara Rose.
  • Museo Nacional Centre De Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.
  • 2005 “Neutral” The Lab Gallery at Roger Smith, Curated by Robert C. Morgan. NYC.
  • 2005 “Papier=Kunst 5” Neuen Kunstvereins Aschaffenburg, Germany.
  • 2005 “Horsefeathers Etc..” Curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos, Tenri Foundation, NYC.
  • 2006 “Honest Echo” Curated by J. Grace Rim, 2X13 Gallery, New York City.
  • 2007 “Papierwelten” Galerie Renate Bender. Munich, Germany.
  • 2007 “Optic Nerve: Perceptual Art of the 1960s” Curated by Joe Houston,
  • Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio.
  • 2007 “Optical Edge” Curated by Robert C. Morgan, Pratt Institute Gallery, NYC.
  • 2008 “New American Abstraction 1960-?75” Gary Snyder Project Space, NYC.
  • 2008-9 “The winter Salon – Works on Paper” Bjorn Ressle Gallery, NYC
  • 2009 International Women Artists' Biennale at Incheon, Korea.
  • 2010 “The Responsive Mind: Madron Gallery. Chicago, Il.
  • 2010 “1960s Revisited”. David Richard Gallery. Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • 2011 “Breathing”. The Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Art Galleryy. Curaated by Soojung Hyun. New York City.
  • 2012 “paper and more” Curated by Renate Bender. QuadrART, dornbirn Austria.


  • The Larry Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Conn.
  • Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Florida.
  • Kemper Art Collection, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Roland Gibson Art Foundation, State University at Potsdam, New York.
  • Wellesley College Davis Museum, Wellesley, Mass.


  • 2003 Invitation by The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany, Conn.

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