Kensuke Todo

Born

1975 Kyoto, Japan

Education

2004 Master of Arts (Visual Arts), Canberra School of Art, ANU, Canberra
2002 Master of Visual Arts, Canberra School of Art
2001 Bachelor of Arts, Kyoto Seika University, Japan
1999-2000 Exchange program, Canberra School of Art

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Survey Show, Drill Hall Gallery, ANU, ACT
2013 Two elements King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
2010 Time Distance Speed King Street Gallery on William
2008 Gradient King Street Gallery on William
2006 confined spaces king street gallery on burton, sydney
2004 Ambiguity M16 Gallery, Canberra
2000 Kensuke Todo: The works in Australia Gallery ITEZA, Kyoto, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 Lyricism King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
2011 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. Redleaf council Chambers. Sydney
2011 Korea International Art Fair. 1F Hall A&B, Coex Seoul
The 6oth Blake Prize National Art School, Sydney
Prometheus Visual Art Award. The Prometheus Foundation Gallery, Gold Coast
Charlatan Ink Art Prize.  Manhattan Art Hotel. New York
2010 Audible Surface M16 Artspace, Canberra
2009 Prometheus Visual Art Award The Prometheus Foundation Gallery, QLD
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Redleaf Council Chambers, Sydney
City of Hobart Art Prize Tasmania Museum and Gallery, Tasmania
Phoenix Prize Canberra School of Art, ANU, Canberra
2008 Compositions King Street Gallery on William
Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra
Wilson HTM National Art Prize Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne; Grantpirrie Gallery, Sydney; Jan Manton Art, Brisbane
2005 Sculpture 2005 Defiance Gallery, Sydney
 2004 33rd Alice Prize organized by the Alice Springs Art Foundation
The Annual 6” Miniature Sculpture Show 2004 Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Horizons Foyer Gallery Canberra School of Art, ANU
2003 The Annual 6” Miniature Sculpture Show 2003 Defiance Gallery, Sydney
Witnessing to Silence: Art and Human Rights Foyer Gallery, Canberra School of Art, ANU
New Sculpture New Contemporaries, Object gallery, Sydney
 2002 Oxygen Main Gallery Canberra School of Art, ANU
 2001 Final Graduate exhibition Kyoto Art Museum, Japan
1999 Gulaga 8 Foyer Gallery Canberra School of Art, ANU

Commissions & Awards

2013 Outdoor sculpture commission for Commonwealth Club, Canberra
Australia Council for the Arts, New Work – Mid Career
Arts ACT, ACT ARTS FUND:  Project Funding
2009 Phoenix Prize, New York
2008 Wilson HTM National Art Prize- Highly Commended
2005 Bronze gum leaf for Blue Gum Community School, Canberra
2004 Graduate residency, Canberra School of Art, ANU
Emerging Artist Support Scheme M16 studio residency & exhibition

Collections

Artbank, Australia
Arthur Roe Collection, Melbourne
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Blue Gum Community School, Canberra
Canberra Museum and Gallery
Jackson Lalic Lawyers, Sydney
Resolution Capital Ltd, Sydney

Bibliography

2013 Henshaw, Mark: ‘In praise of stillness,’ exhibition catalogue essay, King Street Studios
2012 Dr Meehan, Olivia: ‘AN IDENTITY RE-FORGED IN MILD STEEL: THE WORK OF KENSUKE TODO,’ TAASA Review (The Journal of The Asian Arts Society of Australia), June 2012
2011 Roelants, Altair: ‘EXPERIENCES OF SPACE,’ australian ART REVIEW, issue 29, Sept 11
2010 Haynes, Peter: Time, ‘Distance, Speed,’ exhibition catalogue essay, King Street Studios
2009 Cerabona, Ron: ‘Space and spirit win religious art prize,’ The Canberra Times, Apr 11
Norris, Yolande & Broker, David, ‘Artnotes: Final Phoenix’, Art Monthly, Issue 219, May
2008 Dunn, Jackie: Across the country, state by state, Artbank Catalogue, March
Ham, Sofie: Wilson HTM National Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, ArtsHub Australia, Feb 6
Wellington, Robert: ‘The shape of things to come,’ Art Market Report, Issue 29
Wilson HTM National Art Prize, artworkers, Feb
Street Shift, Wins Wilson HTM National Art Prize, artworkers, Feb 14
2007 Bevan, Robert: Art & Events, Australia Vogue Living, Jan/Feb. p74
Adolph, Fiona: Artbank, Insite Magazine, p50
2004 Barron, Sonia: ‘Steely shapes of nihilism,’ Canberra Times, Dec 14