Simon Fitzgerald
 
installation view of "rewrite" at kunst-bau|tokyo, 2008

1957 Born in England
1981 B.A. (Hons.) Fine Art, Coventry University, England
1982 Research Scholar (Japanese Government) Kyoto City University of Arts
1986 M.A. Painting,Kyoto City University of Arts
1996-1997 Guest Artist/Professor, Rhode Island School of Design, USA
Present: Professor in Painting, Kyoto City University of Arts (site)

One-man exhibition
2009
kunst-bau | tokyo -rewrite- (site)
2008
Gallery Yamaguchi Kunst-Bau, Osaka  -Thoria- (site)

2006

Gallery Yamaguchi Kunst-Bau, Osaka - Fish & Chips- (site)

2004

Gallery Yamaguchi Kunst-Bau, Osaka (Opening Exhibition) -Indra's Net-

2003

Gallery Suzuki, Kyoto -arcadia II-

2002

Gallery Yamaguchi, Osaka -arcadia- (site)

2000

Sugawara House, Ashiya
CASO - Contemporary Art Space Osaka "Towards Upotia" CASO Opening exhibition
.....The fourth section of "Towards Utopia" is a representation of paintings and drawings by an Irish artist named Simon Fitzgerald who moved to Japan nearly twenty years ago to study Buddhism. During his extended stay in Kyoto he managed to learn to write and speak impeccable Japanese. His paintings are meditations on breathing as translated through the incision of thin horizontal lines into wet paint. The rhythmic structures that are established through this process are quite remarkable, suggesting evidence of an action or series of actions in relation to the traditional medium of painting. What comes to mind is how the Fitzgerald's attention to these lines as a parallel manifestation of his breathing is also related to calligraphy and meditation. Somehow there is a lack of pretension about the work that is satisfying and a remarkable lightness that somehow is exempt from the burdensome imposition of Western theory.(by Robert C, Morgan)
"Untitled- Trace" Oil on Canvas 2000
(large image)

1999

Gallery Yamaguchi, Osaka (site)

1997

Shyo Gallery, Kyoto City Unversity of Art, Kyoto
Gallery Yamaguchi, Osaka 
large image

1994

Osaka Contemporary Art Centre, Osaka
ON GALLERY, Osaka

1987

Kasahara Gallery, Osaka(89,92)

1986

ON GALLERY, Osaka
Osaka Contemporary Art Centre, Osaka

1984

Sky Gallery, Osaka
Ohtomo Gallery, Osaka

1983

Gallery Suzuki, Kyoto
Group Exhibition

2006

Freeing the Mind, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto

2002

Art & Library, Gallery Yamaguchi, Osaka

2001

20th Yasuda Kasai Selected Exhibition,Togo Seiji Museum of Art, Tokyo

2000

Gallery Yamaguchi, Osaka
1999
Kyoto City University of Arts -selected faculty- Exhibition, Kyoto Shijo Gallery, Kyoto

1997

Paintings, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Rhode Island, USA

1996

'Ge Exhibition' Kyoto City Museum of Art, Kyoto

1992

Kasahara 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Kasahara Gallery, Osaka

1991

Paintings 2 Gallery Yamaguchi, Osaka

1990

Chicago Art Fair,Chicago, USA

1988

'88 Selected Exhibition, Kyoto City Museum of Art, Kyoto

1987

Art Now '87 Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Kobe

1986

Contact '86 Kyoto Arts Centre, Kyoto

4th Osaka Contemporary Art Fair, Osaka Contemporary Art Centre, Osaka

1985

Painting in Osaka '85 Osaka Contemporary Art Centre, Osaka
1982
-Developments- Coventry Museum of Arts, England

1981

Stowells Trophy Royal Academy of Arts London, England
Other Sites
kunst-bau | tokyo -rewrite-, 2009 (site)
Gallery Yamaguchi Kunst-Bau, Osaka -Theoria-、2008 (site)
Gallery Yamaguchi Kunst-Bau, Osaka -Fish & Chips-、2006 (site)
Gallery Yamaguchi Kunst-Bau, Osaka (Opening exhibition) -Indra's Net-、2004 (site)
Gallery Yamaguchi, Osaka -arcadia-、2002 (site)
Gallery Yamaguchi, Osaka 1999 (site)