1958

Born in Tokyo, Japan

 

1982

BFA, Tokyo University of the Arts

 

1984

MFA, The Graduate School of Tokyo University of the Arts
Graduation work purchased by Tokyo University of the Arts

 

1987

Withdrew from the doctoral program after fulfilling the credit requirements,

The Graduate School of Tokyo University of the Arts
Graduation work purchased by The University of Tokyo

 

1989

The End of Dream, solo exhibition, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney, Australia

 

1990

History of Japanese-Style Painting, group exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan

 

1993

Selected on cover of Art Now Gallery Guide – New York, USA

Flatwater, solo exhibition, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, USA

 

1994

Hiroshi Senju: 1980-1994, solo exhibition, Takamura Museum, Yamanashi, Japan
Received 4th Kenbuchi Picture Book Award for Picture book When Stardust Falls....., Japan

 

1995

Hiroshi Senju, solo exhibition, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Received Honorable Mention at 46th La Biennale di Venezia, Italy

 

1996

Hiroshi Senju – Waterfalls & Glasses, solo exhibition, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa, Japan

 

1998

Received Konju-hosho (Dark Blue Ribbon Medal) for Hachigatsu no Sora to Kumo (August Sky and Clouds) collected by Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan

 

2000

Received Michiaki Kawakita Award for Life exhibited in Ryoyonome Exhibition: Painting in the 21st Century, Japan

 

2002

The New Way of Tea, group exhibition, Japan Society and Asia Society, New York, U.S.A.
Received Grand Prize, 13th MOA Mokichi Okada Award, Japan
The Scent and Shape of Ink, group exhibition, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Republic of Korea

 

2003

Paintings on Fusuma at the Juko-in of Daitoku-ji Temple, group exhibition, Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Kaiga no Genzai (Present-day Art), group exhibition, Bandaijima City Museum, Niigata, Japan

Essence of Contemporary Nihonga, group exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan
Contemporary Japanese Painting, group exhibition, Okazaki Mindscape Museum, Aichi, Japan
Mural for the foyer of Grand Hyatt Hotel, Tokyo, Japan

 

2004

Art Direction for Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport)  Domestic Terminal 2, Tokyo, Japan

 

2005

Lexus L-Finesse, Milano Salone, Milan, Italy
Hiroshi Senju -77 Panels of fusuma-e for Juko-in Annex of Daitoku-ji Temple, solo exhibition, Fukuoka Asian Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

 

2006

The 6th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
Designed dial face of a watch, Reverso, Jaeger-LeCoultre, 75th anniversary special limited edition
Naoshima Standard 2, Benesse Art Site, Kagawa, Japan
Hiroshi Senju, solo exhibition, Yamatane Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

 

2007

Masterpiece Collection of Yamatane Museum of Art, group exhibition, The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Toyama, Japan
Paintings on fusuma at Shofuso, Philadelphia, USA
Hyakubashira wo Tateru, Kusokuzeshiki, Senju Hiroshi (Building One Hundred Pillars, Emptiness is the form, Hiroshi Senju) Matsumoto City Museum of Art, Nagano, Japan
Harukanaru Aoi Hikari, solo exhibition, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, USA

 

2008

Still / Motion : Liquid Crystal Painting, group exhibition, Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Mie, Japan; traveling to The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Osaka, Japan; and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
Ceramic Board Mural, Akasaka Biz Tower (TBS), Tokyo, Japan
Ceramic Board Mural, Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line, Shinjuku-Sanchome Station, Tokyo, Japan

 

2009

Art House project Ishibashi, Benesse Art Site, Kagawa, Japan
New Light from a Far, solo exhibition, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Los Angels, USA
Out of Nature: Cliffs and Falling Water, solo exhibition, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong, China

 

2010

The Invitations to 20th Century Art, group exhibition, The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Gifu, Japan
Masterpiece Collection of Saku Municipal Museum of Modern Art, group exhibition, Takasaki Tower Museum of Art, Gunma, Japan
Senju Hiroshi: World of Blue – Echoes of Higashiyama Kaii, Higashiyama Kaii Setouchi Museum, Kagawa, Japan

Setouchi Triennale, Kagawa, Japan
Art Direction for APEC Japan 2010, Yokohama, Japan
Art Direction for Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport) International Passenger Terminal and expanded Domestic Terminal 2, Tokyo, Japan

 

2011

Art Direction for new building of Japan Railways Hakata Station
Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa Opened
Water, Fire and Earth. The Source of Creativity, group exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan
The 5th Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, China
Vision of Nature, Lost and Found, in Asian Contemporary Art, group exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Art Direction for Gucci 90th anniversary archive exhibition at Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto, Japan

 

2012

Cliffs, solo exhibition, Sundaram Tagore gallery, New York, USA
Mural for OUB Centre, Singapore
Stage Design for The Japanese Classical Dance with Orchestra, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan

 

2013

Stage Design for Opera KAMIKAZE, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan
Mural for Ekoin Temple, Tokyo, Japan
Art Direction for Sazaedo building, Taisho University, Tokyo, Japan
Art Direction for Message Cherry Blossoms project, KITTE Marunouchi, Tokyo, Japan
Day Falls/Night Falls, solo exhibition, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong
The Tale of Genji – the Skies of Heian Period, solo exhibition, Sagawa Art Museum, Shiga, Japan

Setouchi Triennale, Kagawa, Japan
Stage Design for “Jyusuke Hanayagi and Tamasaburo Bando” Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan

 

2014

Stage Design for opera YUZURU, Performed various cities in Japan

 

2015

Day Falls/Night Falls, solo exhibition, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore
Ceramic Tile Mural for Public Bath at JR Onagawa Station, Miyagi, Japan
Frontiers Reimagined at 56th La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Public art project commissioned by National Palace Museum, Taiwan R.O.C

 

2016

Paintings on Fusuma dedicated for Juko-in in Daitoku-ji temple is open to the public along with Fusuma painted by Eitoku Kano, Kyoto, Japan
Mizu to Hikari no Genso (Illusions in Water and Light), Toindo in Yakushi-ji temple, Nara, Japan

Received Foreign Minister's Commendation for FY 2016 by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

 

Hiroshi Senju was president of Kyoto University of Art & Design from 2007 to 2013, presently professor of Kyoto University of Art & Design, director of Koyodo Museum, president of "GEIJUTSU GAKUSHA" (Kyoto University of Art & Design and Tohoku University of Art & Design), member of masters committee of L'ÉCOLE of Van Cleef & Arpels, and advisor of The Tokugawa Museum.