Ryuhei Rex Yuasa
 
Born in Tokyo, Japan
Lives and works in San Diego, CA


Represented by 
        
R B Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Gallery KAZE, Osaka, Japan

 
EDUCATION

1992        M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
1990        Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine
1990        B.F.A., San Diego State University, San Diego, CA


SOLO EXHIBITONS

2014        NASCENT, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2013        DIOCHROMA, William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2011        GOLD, Gallery Kaze, Osaka, Japan
                Recent Paintings, At One Post Street – Brain Gross Fine Art, San Francisco,                 CA
2008        Baroque, Gallery KAZE, Osaka, Japan
2003        Vulgar, Gallery Kaze, Osaka, Japan
2002        Mirror,  Mirror on the Wall, Yumiko Chiba Associates, Tokyo, Japan
                Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Gallery KAZE, Osaka, Japan
2001        New Paintings, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO.
2000        Ryuhei Rex Yuasa, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
                Ryuhei Rex Yuasa, Yumiko Chiba Associates, Tokyo, Japan
1999        MOVE, Yumiko Chiba Associates, Tokyo, Japan
1998        Ryuhei Rex Yuasa – Recent Work, Yumiko Chiba Associates, Tokyo, Japan
1996        Ryuhei Rex Yuasa, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
                Ryuhei Rex Yuasa, University Art Gallery, Cal State San Bernardino, 
                San Barnardino, CA
1994        Ryuhei Rex Yuasa, Gallery UEDA Décor, Tokyo, Japan
                Ryuhei Rex Yuasa – New Paintings, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO
1992        Delayed Zip 2, The Small Projects Gallery, University of Houston, Houston,                   TX
1992        Delayed Zip, Gallery UEDA Décor, Tokyo, Japan


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2017        Gallery Artist Summer Show, R B Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2016        Jeff Irwin/Rex Yuasa Homage/Sublime, R B Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2013        Summer Group Show, Art Cube Gallery, Laguna Beach , CA
                Sanbishousha – Ueda Collection, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama,                       Japan
2012        Gallery Artists, Gallery KAZE, Osaka, Japan
                Kobe Art Marche 2012 (from Gallery KAZE), Kobe, Japan
                Art Osaka 2012 (from Gallery KAZE), Osaka, Japan
2011        Pictorial Theory of Evolution, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Art,                             Tochigi, Japan
2010        Rediscovering: Oil Paintings of Japan – What’s Next in Oil Paintings,
                Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi, Japan
                Gendai Bijutsudo, Nerima Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2009        Neo Abstract 21, Gallery KAZE, Osaka, Japan
2008        Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair, Tokyo, Japan
                Korea International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea
                Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair, Hotel New Otani, Tokyo, Japan
                Sanbishousha – Ueda Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo,                         Tokyo, Japan                       
                Sanbishousha – Ueda Collection II, Tochigi Prefectual Museum of Fine Art,                   Tochigi, Japan
2007        Yuasa Joji Exhibition 2007 –Koriyama City Museum of Art The 15th                                         Anniversary, Koriyama City Museum of Art, Fukushima, Japan
2007        Sanbishousha - Ueda Collection, Nerima City Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2007        Contemporary Artists Biography curated by Yoshio Kato – 10th Anniversary                   Exhibition,
                Osaka Zoukei Center, Osaka, Japan
2004        L.A. Years, Part 1, 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Christopher Grimes Gallery,
                Santa Monica, CA
2003        KIAF Korea International Art Fair: Special Exhibition JAPAN, Light of the                         East, Soul, Korea
2001        Pleasure of Retinal Paintings: Kazumi Nakamura and Ryuhei Rex Yuasa,
                Gallery KAZE, Osaka, Japan
                Pleasure of Retinal Paintings: Kazumi Nakamura and Ryuhei Rex Yuasa,
                Kaigan Dori Gallery CASO, Osaka, Japan
                Paintings Beyond Formalism For Interactionism, Kumamoto Prefectural                         Museum of Art, Kumamoto, Japan
2000        Fast Five Years at Grand Arts, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO
1998        Shouwa SHELL Gasoline Contemporary Art Award, Meguro Art Museum of                   Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
1997        Art Today 10th Anniversary, Opera Aperta, Sezon Museum of Modern Art,                     Karuizawa, Japan
                Works On Paper 1997, University Of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX
1996        Artists Reception, Mezzanine at Towers, Irvine, CA
1995        Art Today 95, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Karuizawa, Japan
                Morphologia, currated by Kazuhiro Yamamoto at Tochigi Prefectral Museum                 of Fine Art,
                Akira Ikeda Gallery TAURA, Kanagawa, Japan
                V.O.C.A, Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
                National Small Painting Exhibition, New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque,                     New Mexico,
                Small Works on Paper, Cimarron Art National, Oklahoma State University,                     Oklahoma
1994        Beyond Bounds II, A Barely Contained Art Affairs, Johnson County                                 Community College, Overland Park, MO
1993        Sean Kelley Presents, Sean Kelley Studio, Kansas City, MO
1991        New Talents for New Century: Young American Artists, The Hammond                           Gallery, Lancaster, OH
1990        Mixed Metaphors, Sushi Gallery, San Diego, CA
1987        O Nepenthean Omniscient, San Diego, CA

 
LECTURES/TALKS

2014       Artist Talk "Abstract Illusion", Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
               Contemporary Arts Committee for San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
2011       What Is It To Have Flexible Mind and Unorthodox Thinking? Part 2, Toho                        University Omori Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan
2010       Poetic and Scientific Language (Japanese vs. English), Toho University Omori                Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan
               What Is It To Have Flexible Mind and Unorthodox Thinking?, Toho University                  Omori Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan
2007       Artist Talk, “Sanbishousha – Ueda Collection”, Nerima City Art Museum,                        Tokyo, Japan
2001       Artist Interview, Kaigan Dori Gallery CASO, Osaka, Japan
               Artist Interview, Osaka Zoukei Center, Osaka, Japan
1996       California State University San Barnardino, San Barnardino, CA
1996       Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine
1990       San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
1989       Mira Costa College, Mira Costa, CA

 
AWARDS

1997      Shouwa SHELL Gasoline Contemporary Art Award, Tokyo, Japan,
1996      Holbein Paint Art award, Tokyo, Japan
1990      Calarts Scholarship, Valencia, CA
1990      Skowhegan School Scholarship, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

 
BIBLIOGAPHY

2014      Barbara Morris, Keira Kotler "I Look for Light", Rex Yuasa "Nascent" at                       Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2013      50 California Artists You Should Know, #14 Rex Yuasa, July 10, 2013    
              ArtweekLA, Rex Yuasa Diochroma, April 22, 2013
2011      Pictorial Theory of Evolution, Catalogue by Tochigi Prefectural Museum of                 Art, Tochigi, Japan
2008      Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair (Catalogue), page 20 , Gallery Kaze
2004      Takami, Akihiko. Painted History #13, BT Bijutsu Techou, February
2002      Nagoya, Satoru. Reviews, Flash Art, July-September
2001      Ohnishi, Wakato. Art Reviews, Asahi Shinbun, Asahi Newspaper, March                   31, Osaka, Japan
              Image of Today V, catalogue by Kumamoto Prefectural Musuem of Art,
              Kumamoto, JapanDailogue Ryuhei Yuasa and Kazumi Nakamura,                               Kumamoto Nichinichi Shinbun,
              Kumamoto Nichinichi Newspaper, March 20. Exhibition Preview
              Shockey, Ben. Abstraction for the Sensory-Overloaded, Review, p. 43,                         April Trafton, Robin. Preview/Art – Driven to Abstraction, Kansas City Star,                 March 30
2000      Sanda, Haruo. Art Reviews, Mainichi Newspaper, Spetember 12, Tokyo,                   Japan
1999      Sanda, Haruo. Art Reviews, Mainichi Newspaper, September 14, Tokyo,                   Japan
              Ryuhei Yuasa, Shuukan Shinchou, p. 40, Weekly Shinchou Magazine, 
              October 14, Tokyo, Japan
1998      Yuasa, Ryuhei. Critique and Representation, Acryart, Vol. 31
1997      Nakamura, Urara. Opera Aperta Art Today ’97, exhibition catalogue,
              Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Karuizawa, Japan
              Yuasa, Ryuhei. Ryuhei Yuasa: Holbein ArtAward Recipient, 1997, Acryart,                   Vol. 30
1996      Shizuyo, Becker. From Los Angeles, BT Bijutsu Techou, July
1995      Yamamoto, Kazuhiro. Ryuhei Yuasa, Exhibition Catalogue by Grand                         Arts, Kansas City, MO
              Nakamura, Urara. Art Today ’95, Exhibition CatalogueSezon Museum of                   Modern Art, Karuizawa, Japan
              Hayashi, Yoko. Review Tokyo, BT Bijutsu Techou, June
              Yamamoto, Kazuhiro. Ryuhei Yuasa, V.O.C.A ’95, Exhibitin Catalogue,
              Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1993      Segi, Shinichi. Post Collection: Ryuhei Yuasa, Shukan POST, Weekly                           Magazine POST, Feburary 4
1992      Shizuyo, Becker. From Los Angeles, BT Bijutsu Techou, May
1991      Hall, Jacqueline. Gallery Exhibition Shows Young Talent,,,,,,
              TheColombus Dispatch, The Art, July 4

 
PUBLIC COLLECTION
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Art Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi, Japan
Nerima City Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Beverly Wilshire A Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Grand Cayman Villa, Grand Cayman
Neiman Marcus, Newport Beach, San Francisco, and Chicago
Park Hyatt Aviera Resort, Carlsbad, CA
Red Rock Resort and Spa, Red Rock, NV
Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa, Las Vegas, NV
The Mirage, Las Vegas, NV
Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
Hotel Blake, Chicago, IL
Hallmark, Kansas City, MO.
Sheraton Maui Resort, Maui
Nikko Hotel, Odaiba, Tokyo, and Nagoya
Pan Pacific Hotel, Yokohama, Japan
Imperial Hotel, Osaka, Japan
Sun City, Ginza, Tokyo
Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA
Royal Caribbean: Celebrity Cruise - “Silhouette Project” - Ceiling Design for the theater
Matsunoki Daycare, Tokyo, Japan
M’z Hair Salon, Tokyo, Japan
Toho University Omori Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan

Etc.,

 

 

 

 


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