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Masaru Bando
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Dumbo



ARTIST STATEMENT: I look at things as a sculptor. I am interested in the human condition and its expression. My work begins with the study of life models, from which I make life-size charcoal drawings and abstract and figurative sculptures in clay, plaster, wood and bronze. Thinking and working with the figure includes the understanding of the internal spiritual and physical essence of the human form as well as the expansion of the form into the surrounding space. Thus, I explore both architectural and natural surroundings in the creation of the works. My work may be abstract or figurative but is united by a single and constant idea. That concept is the embodiment of the soul of some body or some thing. It may even be the distillation of an entire environment which is translated into a particular shape or for which I discover a specific body. Many of my sculptures contain an underlying social-political concern. With traditional materials and timeless themes I wish to portray the universal nature of contemporary situations. Thus, the work Adamo e Eva became for me an expression of my compassion for the people suffering in the war in Sarajevo. I want the sculptures to touch the viewer through their immediacy and expression. In the same way I want the viewer to enliven the sculptures through touching.
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ARTIST RESUME:


Awards

Merit Award, International Premio Rome Award, Rome Italy
Merit Award, The 1st Kotaro Takamura Grand Prix Exhibition, Kanagawa Japan
Merit Award, Sculpture at Noble Horizons, Salisbury CT, U.S.A.

Solo Exhibition

2010 Portrait Masaru Bnado Exhibition, Takashimaya Gallery
2009 Day and Night Masaru Bando Exhibition, Art Seed Space S , Tokyo Japan
2007 Masaru Bando Exhibition, Kitanodaichi Museum & Rokkatei Salon kyu,
Hokkaido Japan
2004 Drawing Exhibition, Gallery Ueda, Tokyo Japan
Chiboku Exhibition , Gallery Ueda, Tokyo Japan
2001 MANHATTAN BRIDGE-Drawing Exhibition, Gallery Kurumaki Studio,
Nara Japan
2000 Masaru Bando Drawing Exhibition, Rokkatei Gallery, Hokkaido Japan
Masaru Bando Sculpture Exhibition, Rokkatei Gallery, Hokkaido Japan
1999 Masaru Bando Exhibition, Rokkatei Gallery, Hokkaido Japan
1995 Kodou Exhibition, Gallery Ueda, Tokyo Japan
Masaru Bando Exhibition, Rokkatei Gallery, Hokkaido Japan
1991 Masaru Bando Exhibition, Gallery Ueda, Tokyo Japan

Selected Public Arts and Corporate Collections

Obihiro Centennial City Museum, Hokkaido Japan
The Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum, Nagano Japan
NPO Nakanozawa Museum, Gunma Japan
The Toya Lake Roundly Sculpture Park , Hokkaido Japan
Olympic Open-Air Sculpture Park, Pusan Korea
Koudenji, Saitama Japan
The Nakasatsunai Fine Arts Village, Hokkaido Japan
Tokachi Plaza, Hokkaido Japan
The Millennium woods, Hokkaido Japan
Rokka-no-mori, Hokkaido Japan
Rokkatei Confectionery Co., LTD., Hokkaido Japan
Hagiwara Constructive Industrial Company, Hokkaido Japan
Tokachi Mainichi Newspaper, Inc., Hokkaido Japan
Papel Corporation, Hokkaido Japan
Tower Park Corporation, Newport News VA U.S.A.
Noble Horizons, Salisbury CT U.S.A.
Nihon Sports Court, INC., Tokyo Japan
Unise Obihiro Resident, Hokkaido Japan
Gallery Kurumaki Studio, Nara Japan
Gallery Hasegawa, Tokyo Japan
Gallery Ueda, Tokyo Japan
Gran Arts, Tokyo Japan

Education

1972-1974 Sculpture course, Tokyo Zoukei University, Tokyo Japan

1974-1976 Emirio Greco class, The Rome Academia Della’Arte, Rome Italy

Selected Group Exhibition and Public Arts

2009 Five Sculptors & Contemporary Japanese Lacquer Exhibition,
PS Kitafushiko art Studios, Hokkaido Japan
2007 Monument "Thinker" at Rokka-no-mori, Hokkaido Japan
Commissioned by Rokkatei Confectionery Co.,LTD.
2006 Monument "Rail " at Nakasatsunai Fine Arts Village,Hokkaido Japan
Commissioned by Rokkatei Confectionery Co.,LTD.
2005 Installation of "Cherry Tree" drawings at Rokkatei Hakodate branch,
Commissioned by Rokkatei Confectionery Co.,LTD.
Open Musoukan at Nakasatsunai Fine Arts Village, Hokkaido Japan
2004 Monument "Natural" at Port Warwick, VA
Commissioned by Tower ParkCorporation
The Sculpture Mile, West Haven CT
2003 Earth works at The Millennium woods, Hokkaido Japan
The Sculpture Mile, Madison CT

2002 Sculpture works for architecture at Makomanai Rokkatei Hall branch,
Commissioned by Rokkatei Confectionery Co,.LTD.
The Sculpture Mile, Madison CT

2001 Installation of "Kashiwa" drawings at Rokkatei Nishisanjo branch,
Commissioned by Rokkatei Confectionery Co.,LTD.

Sculpture at Noble Horizons, Salisbury CT (2002,2003)
Burlington County College Sculpture garden, Pemberton NJ

2000 Monument “ Memory of Green” at Newport News VA
Commissioned by Tower Park Corporation
Pratt Institute Sculpture Garden, Brooklyn, NY
Natural Instincts, Peninsula Fine Art Center, Newport News VA
Convergence International Art Festival 2000, Providence RI

1999 Sculpture works for architecture at Rokkatei Nishisanjo branch,
Commissioned by Rokkatei Confectionery Co.,LTD.
Convergence International Art Festival 1999, Providence RI

1998 The 25th Anniversary of Kurumaki Studio Exhibition, Nara Japan
1996 Gate “Generoso” completed at Nakasatsunai Fine Arts Village,
Commissioned by Rokkatei Confectionery Co.,LTD.
Monument “Transparent Dreams” at Tokachi Plaza, Hokkaido Japan
Commissioned by Mrs. Kuniko Hayashi Memory of Mr. Katsumi Hayashi

1992 The Pusan International Open-Air Sculpture Symposium, Pusan Korea
Monument “Passione” at Nakasatsunai Fine Arts Village, Hokkaido Japan
Commissioned by Rokkatei Confectionery Co.,LTD.

1991 Monument “ I was... I will...” at The Toya Lake Roundly Sculpture Park
Hokkaido Japan Commissioned by Toya Village
Gate “Generoso” at Nakasatsunai Fine Arts Village, Hokkaido Japan
Commissioned by Rokkatei Confectionery Co.,LTD.

1984 The Sinseisaku Exhibition, Tokyo Japan

1982 Monument “ The Grand and Dream” at Obihiro Centennial City Museum,
Hokkaido Japan Commissioned by Rotary club of Obihiro

1980 The 1st Kotaro Takamura Grand Prix Exhibition, Kanagawa Japan

1979 International Premio Rome Award, Rome Italy
National des Beaux-Arts, Paris France

1978 The 1st Masccio Angelino Exhibition, Naples Italy

1977 The 3rd International Dante Biennial, Ravenna Italy
 








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