EXHIBITION HISTORY


Selected Solo Exhibitions


1942

Service Club, Fort Riley, Kansas

1955

Zoe Dusanne Gallery, Seattle, Washington

1952

Playhouse, Baltimore, Maryland

1957

New Gallery, New York, New York

1953

Gallery 77, New Haven, Connecticut

Drawings, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

1958

Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1954

Western Maryland College

Gallery 77, New Haven, Connecticut

Drawings, Baltimore Museum of Art

Berlin Academy, Germany

1959

Widdifield Gallery, New York, New York


Works by Matsumi Kanemitsu at the Dwan Gallery, 1962.


1960

Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Stephen Radich Gallery, New York, New York

1966

Occidental College, Los Angeles.  Two-man show.

Worth Ryder Art Gallery, University of California, Berkeley.  Two-man show.

1961

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

Mili-Jay Gallery, Woodstock, New York

Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1967

Paul Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii

1962

Stephen Radich Gallery, New York, New York

Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1968

California Institute of the Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1963

I Gallery, La Jolla, California

Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Michael Wallis Gallery, San Francisco, California

1969

1964

Ten Year Retrospective, Akron Art Institute, Akron, Ohio



1970

Serisawa Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1975

M.M Shinno Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1971

Michael Smith Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1977

The Janus Gallery, Venice, California

M. Carone Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

1972

Michael Smith Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1978

Selected Works 1968-78, Los Angeles Municipal Art Galleries, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, California

1973

Pacific Culture Asia Museum, Pasadena, California

1979

Art Space, Los Angeles, California

1974

Jodi Scully Gallery, Los Angeles, California


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1980

Janus Gallery, Venice, California

1989

Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, California

1983

Drawings, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California

1990

Joy Tash Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, California

1984

Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, California

Memory’s Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

Gallery of Liberal Art, Hiroshima, Japan

Yamaki Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1985

Suzukawa Gallery, Hiroshima, Japan

Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, California

1999

Like Sunshine, Like Moon, Pollock – Krasner House and Study Center

1986

Bancho Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, California

1987

Louis Newman Galleries, Beverly Hills, California

1988

Doizaki Gallery, Japanese American Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California


2008

Kanemitsu in California during the 1960s and 1970s, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2014

Metamorphic Effects, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles, California

2018

Matsumi Kanemitsu: East/West, Louis Stern Fine Arts, Los Angeles, California



Selected Group Exhibitions


1950

Corcoran Art Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1956

A Selection of American Watercolors, Guild Hall, Easthampton, New York

Recent Drawings USA, Museum of Modern Art, New York City

1951

Contemporary Art Gallery, New York City

Four-man Show, Ruth Moskin Gallery, New York City

Whitney Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

1952

A.C.A. Gallery, New York City

International Drawing Exhibition, Chicago Institute of Art, Chicago, Illinois

1957

New School for Social Research, New York City

1953

Wadsworth Athanaeum, Hartford, Connecticut

1959

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

March Gallery, New York City

1954

Berlin Academy, Berlin, Germany

Wagner College, Staten Island, New York

Four Painters – Three Sculptors, Widdifield Gallery, New York City


1960

Area Gallery, New York City

Dallas Museum of Contemporary Arts, Dallas, Texas

15 of New York, Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Annual Purchase Exhibition, Illinois Wesleyan University, College of Fine Arts, Bloomington, Illinois

March Gallery, New York City

Drawings, Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Stephen Radich Gallery, New York City

American and European Drawings, Stephen Radich Gallery, New York City

1963

American Gallery, New York City

12 American Artists, Heckscher Museum, Huntington, New York

Artists for CORE, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York City

60 Drawings: Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Landscape in Recent American Painting, New School for Social Research, New York City

1961

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

1962

Strutture E Stile, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Turin, Italy

American Gallery, New York City

New Accessions, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Recent American Drawings, Louis Alexander Gallery, New York City

American Drawings, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

Stanhope Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

Tanager Gallery, New York City

Acquisitions, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts

1964

Artists for CORE, American Federation of Arts, New York City

The Red Show, Greenross Gallery, New York City

Optical and Hard Edge, Grippi & Waddell, New York City

Contemporary Painters and Sculptors as New Printmakers, Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Some Paintings to Consider, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

American Embassy, Tokyo (lent by Raymond Burr)

Gutai Pinacotheca, Osaka, Japan


1963 - 1966

Abstract Watercolors by 14 Americans, organized by the Museum of Modern Art

Traveled to: USIS Gallery, London, England; Ljubijana, Yugoslavia; Osaka, Japan; Hellenic-American Union, Athens, Greece; Multipurpose Hall, Prince of Wales Museum, Bombay, India; Trivandrum Museum, Trivandrum, India; Government College of Fine Arts and Crafts, Madras, India; Triveni Kala Sangam Gallery, New Delhi, India; Cathedral Hall, Hazratgunji, Lucknow, India; Sanskar Kendra Museum, Ahmedabad, India; Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta, India; American Cultural Center, Patna, India; Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo, Ceylon, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Newcastle City Art Gallery, Newcastle, Australia; Melbourne, Australia; Perth, Australia; Christchurch, New Zealand

1964 - 1967

Art in the Embassies, organized by the Museum of Modern Art

Traveled to: Bogota, Colombia; Tokyo, Japan; Belgrade, Yugoslavia; Modern Gallery, Rijecka, Yugoslavia; Gallery of Art, Maribor, Yugoslavia; Mexico City, Mexico; American Embassy, Helsinki, Finland; American Embassy, Abidjan, Ivory Coast


1965

19th and 20th Century Drawing, Gallery of Modern Art, New York City

Artists for CORE, Graham Gallery, New York City

Group Show, Grippi & Waddell, New York City 

Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts

Northeastern Regional Exhibition, traveling exhibition sponsored by the Mead Corporation

Art Across America, Knoedler Gallery, New York City

Contemporary Japanese Painting, Laura Knott Gallery, Bradford Junior College, Massachusetts

Art in the Embassies, American Embassy, Mexico City

1968

Recent Acquisitions, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California

Tamarind Collection, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California

1966

David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Rotating Loan Exhibition, White House, Washington, D.C. (lent by the Smithsonian Institution)

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

1969

Erotic Art ‘69, David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Four-man Show, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, California

Tamarind: An Homage to Lithography, Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Erotic Art, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, Indiana

Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1967

4th International Young Artists Exhibition, Seibu Department Store, Tokyo (sponsored by the Japan Cultural Forum)

Art Across America, La Jolla Museum of Art, La Jolla, California

In Memory of My Feelings, Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Contemporary American Drawings, 1960-67, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Paul Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

1970

Art Gallery, College of Marin, Kentfield, California

A Show of Hands, California College of Arts & Crafts Gallery, Oakland, California

The 1960s: A Decade of Accomplishments, Illinois Bell Telephone Company, Chicago, Illinois

Black/White/Color, Martha Jackson Gallery, New York City

Recent Acquisitions, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California

Trends in 20th Century Art, University of California, Santa Barbara, California (loaned by San Francisco Museum of Art Collection)

1974

In the Japanese Tradition, Baxter Art Gallery, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

Drawings, California State University, Northridge Art Gallery, Northridge, California

1971

Invitational Lithography Exhibition, Florida State University Art Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida

Made in California, Frederick Wight Art Gallery, Grunewald Graphic Arts Foundation, UCLA, Los Angeles, California

Graphic Collection: Summer Show, Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Black and White Drawings and Watercolors, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California

Recent Acquisitions, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California

Ways of Looking, Museum of Modern Art, New York

1976

Five on Paper, Janus Gallery, Venice, California

Private Images: Photographs by Painters, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. Los Angeles Municipal Art Galleries, Los Angeles, California

1972

Laguna Beach Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California

Four-man Show, Otis Art Institute Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Calligraphy and Its Influence on the Arts of East and West, Pacific Culture Asia Museum, Pasadena, California

Calligraphy and Calligraphic Forms, Serisawa Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1977

Watercolors and Related Media by Contemporary Californians, Baxter Art Gallery, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

Photographs by Southern California Painters and Sculptors, College of Creative Studies Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara, California

Olitski, Boxer, Stamos and Kanemitsu, Janus Gallery, Venice, California


1980

Four Printmakers, Palos Verdes Art Gallery, Palos Verdes, California

1986

Japanese Artists Who Studied in U.S.A. 1875-1960, Wakayama Prefecture Museum of Modern Art, Kagawa Cultural Center, Hiroshima Prefecture Museum of Modern Art, Japan

1981

Contemporary American Prints and Drawings: 1940-80, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

25 L.A. Painters, Nagoya City Museum, Nagoya, Japan

1989

Theme Hiroshima, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan (Commissioned Work)

1982

25 L.A. Painters, Los Angeles Municipal Art Galleries, Los Angeles, California

1990

Functionists High, American Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Osaka Triennalle ’90, International Exhibit

1983

The California Connection – 16 Paintings, Museum of Fine Arts, New Mexico

2010

Abstract Expressionist New York, Museum of Modern Art, New York

2011

Drawing the Line: Japanese American Art, Design and Activism in Post-War Los Angeles, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, California. Part of the Getty initiative “Pacific Standard Time: Art of LA”

Southern California Painting: 1970s Painting Per Se, David Richard Gallery, New York