Born 1989 in USA
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan
Eugene Kangawa (寒川裕人) is a Japanese artist born in the United States in 1989. He is known for his conceptual and self-reductive paintings and installations.
Past exhibitions include “EUGENE STUDIO After the rainbow” at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2021-22), “de-sport:” at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (2020), “89+” at Serpentine Gallery, London (2014), “Phantosia” at The National Art Center, Tokyo (2019), “THE EUGENE Studio 1/2 Century later.”, a solo exhibition at the Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, and others.
His solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, which centered on his theme of “the power of imagination” stemming from issues such as 3.11 and sns, attracted a great deal of attention as he was the youngest artist in the museum’s history and the first Heisei-born artist to hold a solo exhibition, which has previously featured works by Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami, and Yoko Ono.