Tokyo, Japan 1937
Opleiding | Education
B.F.A. Tokyo National University of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Resident of New York City since 1958
Artist in residence
2003 Invitation by The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany, CT. USA
Solotentoonstellingen | Solo exhibitions (selected)
2019 Adrian Rosenfeld, San Francisco, CA. USA (with Tadaaki Kuwayama)
Whitestone Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
2018 Borzo Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (with Tadaaki Kuwayama)
Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI. USA (with Tadaaki Kuwayama)
2017 “Tearing, Rolling, Folding”, Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, WY
2016 “Rakuko Naito Exhibition”, Karuizawa New Art Museum, Karuizawa, Japan
“Rakuko Naito Exhibition”, Whitestone Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Weber Fine Art, Greenwich, CT
2012 “Nature Constructed”, Curated by Michael Klein, Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, WY
2009 "Thoughts in Circles & Squares", Noma Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Permutation-Variant-Structure", curated by Elisabeth Akkerman, Maiden Lane exhibition space, New York, NY
2007 Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
2004 “Art Paris”, by Denise Cade Gallery, Paris, France
2003 Tamada Project, Tokyo, Japan
Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
2001 Denise Cade Gallery, “Works of and with, but not on, Paper”, New York, NY
1992 Sakura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan.
1982 Gimpel+Hanover & Andre Emmerich Galerien, Zurich, Switzerland
1981 Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
1978 Charleston Art Museum of Sunrise, Charleston, WV
1972 Henri Gallery, Washington D.C.
1965 North Truro Art Gallery, North Truro, MA
1965 World House Gallery, New York, NY
Groepstentoonstellingen | Group exhibitions (selected)
2019 “De Bloeme | Naito | Zuurmond”, Art on Paper (BorzoGallery), Amsterdam
“White Box”, Mies-Van-der-Rohe Haus, Berlin, Germany.
2018 “Inventing the New”, Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI
“Kuwayama & Naito”, BorzoGallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2016 “Kinder, Wie die Zeit vergeht!”, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
2015 “Re-Op: ‘The Responsive Eye’ Fifty Years After” David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
“Op Infinitum: 'The Responsive Eye' Fifty Years After (Part I and Part II)” David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
“Repsychling”, Macy Gallery, Columbia University, New York City
2013 Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI.
“Inter Weaving”, Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson, WY
Gebert Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
“Papierwelten II”, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
2012 “Paper and More”, Curated by Renate Bender, QuadrART, Dornbirn, Austria
2011 “Breathing”, The Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Art Gallery, New York, NY
2010 “1960s Revisited”, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
“The Responsive Mind”, Madron Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 International Women Artists’ Biennale at Incheon, Korea, Curated by Soojung Hyun
2008 “The Winter Salon – Works on Paper”, Bjorn Ressle Gallery, New York, NY
“New American Abstraction 1960 - 1975” Gary Snyder Project Space, New York, NY
2007 “Papierwelten” Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
“Optic Nerve: Perceptual Art of the 1960s” Curated by Joe Houston, Columbus
Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
“Optical Edge”, Curated by Robert C. Morgan, Pratt Institute Gallery, New York, NY
2006 “Honest Echo”, Curated by J. Grace Rim, 2X13 Gallery, New York, NY
2005 “Neutral”, The Lab Gallery at Roger Smith, Curated by Robert C. Morgan, New York, NY
“Papier=Kunst 5” Neuen Kunstvereins Aschaffenburg, Germany
“Horsefeathers Etc..” Curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos, Tenri Foundation, New York, NY
2004 “Resounding Spirit” the Gibson Gallery, State University of NY, Potsdam, NY
“Monocromos, Variaciones Sobre El Tema” Curated by Barbara Rose, Museo Nacional Centre De Arte Reina Sofia,
2002 “20 Years Anniversary Show” Denise Cade Gallery, New York, NY
“Samadhi” Curated by Robert C. Morgan. Chelsea Art Museum. New York, NY
2000 “Perceptions: Solitude Shared” Salena Gallery, Long Island University, New York, NY
1999 Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
1994 Sakura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
1993 “A Moment Becomes Eternity”, Curated by Michael Walls. Bergen Museum, NJ
1987 “In the Natural World”, Olympia & York, Park Ave Atrium, New York, NY
1984 Robert Brown Contemporary Art, Washington DC
1980 “An American Flower Show”, Curated by J. Frederic Cain, Sandwich, MA
1979 Nancy Roth Gallery, Katonah, NY
1974 “Tokyo International Biennale”, Tokyo, Japan
1966 “Black & White”, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT
1965 “Five Painters”, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1964 Southampton Art Gallery East, New York, NY
“Old Hundred”, Opening Exhibition. The Larry Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN
“Mortion & Movement”, The Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH
1962 Jerald Morris International Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Publieke collecties | Public collections (selected)
The Larry Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT, USA.
Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL. USA.
Kemper Art Collection, Chicago, IL. USA.
Roland Gibson Art Foundation, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY. USA.
Wellesley College Davis Museum, Wellesley, MA. USA.
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Buenos Aires. Argentina.
Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany, CT.
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. USA.
Voorlinden Museum, Wassenaar, Netherlands.
Sammlung Bruhe, Cologne, Germany.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA. USA.