top of page

Yayoi Kusama

1929 Born on March 22 in Matsumoto-shi, Nagano-ken, Japan

1941 Entered Nagano Prefectural Matsumoto First Girl's School
1948 Entered senior class at the Kyoto Municipal School of Arts & Crafts
1957 In November, moved to America; lived in Seattle, Washington
1958 Moved to New York, studied at the Art Student's League
1963 Granted permanent residence status in the United States
1965 Began performing Happenings
1973 Returned to Japan


2006 Robert Miller Gallery, New York
2006 "YAYOI in FOREVER", Forever Museum of Contemporary Art gallery, Akita, Japan
2006 Iwami Art Museum, Shimane, Japan
2006 Permanent Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan
2006 Part object Part sculpture, Wexner Center for the Arts, Gallery C, Ohio
2006 Tokyo-Berlin/Berlin-Tokyo, Mori Museum, Tokyo
2006 Line and Surface Works on Paper, Peter Blum Gallery, New York
2005 Snoopy LIFE DESIGN Happinessmis THE 55th ANNIVERSARY
2005 Tokyo International Forum, Hall A, Tokyo, Japan
2005 YAYOI KUSAMA SEOUL, Jean Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2005 take art collection 2005, Spiral Garden, Tokyo
2005 YAYOI KUSAMA KA! , 100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
2005 homestyle, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
2004 Shanhai Art Fair, Shanai
2004 Yayoi Kusama: Eternity-Modernity, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
2004 Yayoi Kusama: Steel Balls and Soft White Objects, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
2004 IN BED Images from a Vital Stage, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi, Japan
2004 Exhibition of Museum Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan
2004 Maestros in early period, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
2004 KIAF 2004, Coex, Seoul
2003 Lille 2004, Lille, France
2003 Korea Japan Contemporary Art 2003, Jean Art Center, Seoul
2003 Yayoi Kusama, Piece Unique, Paris
2003 Yayoi Kusama, J. Johnson Gallery, Florida
2003 KUSAMA YAYOI LOVE FOREVER, Fabian & Claude Water Galerie, Zurich
2003 Do Hope for the Future, Laforet Museum Harajuku, Tokyo
2002 Yayoi Kusama, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
2002 Loud & Clear, BALTIC, England
2002 The Growth of the Museum Collection: 1952-2002, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

2001 Facts of Life, Heyward Gallery, London
2001 Silver, Leo Castelli, New York
2001 Yayoi Kusama, Studio Guenzani, Milan
2001 Louise Bourgeois Yayoi Kusama Works from 1942 to 2000, PeterBlum Gallery,New York
2001 Death of an Illusion, Piece Unique, Paris
2001 Century City, Tate Modern, London


bottom of page