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solo exhibitions

2011 Walker Contemporary, Boston, Massachusetts, Glass
2008 Stewart Gallery, Boise, Idaho, Wood
2008 Installation, Samuel Freeman Sculpture Garden, Santa Monica California, Glass
2006 Nizayama Forest Museum, Toyama, Japan, Silk
2006 El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, California, Wood Bamboo Paper Glass
2005 Solomon Fine Art, Seattle, Washington, Paper
2005 Chaffey College, Wignall Museum Museum/Gallery, Rancho Cucamonga, California Wood Bamboo Paper Glass 2005 Mingei International Museum, San Diego, Kazuo Kadonaga: Elemental Materials in Contemporary Art.
2003 Zeniya Gohei Memorial Museum of Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa, Japan,       Kazuo Kadonaga
2003 Suyama Space, Seattle, Washington, Pure Form: Installation by Kazuo Kadonaga
2003 Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington, Kazuo Kadonaga: Glass Sculpture
2002 Southern Oregon University, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon, Wood Bamboo Paper Glass
2002 LIMN Gallery, San Francisco, GLASS and PAPER
2002 San Diego State University, University Art Gallery, Glass
2001 Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, Wood Bamboo Paper Glass
2001 Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Los Angeles, Wood Bamboo Paper Glass
2000 Space Kaleid, Tokyo, Glass
1991-2000 Developed systems to give visible form to the characteristics of glass.
1990 Alexandria Museum of Art, Louisiana, Wood Bamboo Paper
1988-99 Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas, Wood Bamboo Paper Silk
1988 Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio, Wood Bamboo Paper Silk
1988 Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas, Wood Bamboo Paper Silk
1987-88 Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan, Silk
1987 Space Gallery, Los Angeles, Silk
1986 Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan, FOCUS : JAPAN
1985 Garden Gallery, Kyoto, Japan, Conversation between Bamboo and Wood
1985 Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Wood Bamboo
1984-85 Contemporary Arts Center, Honolulu, Wood
1984 Space Gallery, Los Angeles, Sculpture in Paper
1983-84 Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag, The Netherlands, Paper
1982 Sakura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan, Paper
1982 University of California Santa Barbara Art Museum, California, Wood
1982 Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, California,      Kazuo Kadonaga : A Tree / A Sculpture
1981 Space Gallery, Los Angeles, Wood
1981 Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag, The Netherlands, Wood
1981 Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Wood No. 10
1980 Galerie Aronowitsch, Stockholm, Wood
1979 Galleri Wallner, Malmö, Sweden, Wood
1979 Sakura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan, Wood No.5 & No.9
1977 Gallery 16, Kyoto, Japan, Wood No.8
1977 Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Wood No.8
1976 Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Wood No.7 Bamboo No.1
1975 Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Wood No.6
1974 Gallery 16, Kyoto, Wood No.5
1974 Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Wood No.4
1973 Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Wood No.2 & No.3
1971 Tsubaki Kindai Gallery, Tokyo, Wood No.1


selected group exhibitions

2011 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, Silent Echoes; CollectionⅡ
2011 The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan, Five Dialogues between You and Art.
2009 Samuel Freeman, Santa Monica, California, Mostly Sculpture (Damn it).
2008 Walker Contemporary, Boston, MA., Inaugural Exhibition. W.Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA., SPACE.
2007-08 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, CollectionⅡ
2007 The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan, Welcome to the World of Art.
2006-08 University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, The 9th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition. (traveling exhibition), (also 2003,1997,1991,1988, 1985).
2004 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Modern Masters Collection. 
2004 Hawaii State Art Museum, Honolulu, Inner Scapes.
2003 Toyama Citizen’s Plaza, Art Gallery, Japan, Glass Works 2003.
2002 Seisho & Taisan Gallery, Tokyo, Six Sculptors - September Show. Toyama Citizen’s Plaza, Art Gallery, Japan, Contemporary Glass Triennial 2002. Manhattan Beach Art Center, California, Transcending Translucence.
2001 Kanazawa Citizen’s Art Center, Japan, The Collection of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.
2000 College of the Canyons Art Department Gallery, Santa Clarita, California, Grace in Space.
1999 The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan, The 7th International Contemporary Art Exhibition “Poland & Japan”.
1994 Sakura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan, Homage to YAEKO FUJITA.
1993 Belmonte Arboretum of the Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands, Beelden op de Berg 6.
1992 Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, Kanazawa, Japan, The 16th Exhibition by Art Creators' Associates of Japan Sea Area. Glass No.3
1992 Stedelijk Museum, Alkmaar, The Netherlands, Arbor & Sculptura.
1991 Jacksonville Art Museum, Florida, The Nature of Sculpture.
1990 Galerie Nouvelles Images, Den Haag, The Netherlands, 30 Jaar Nouvelles Images, (also 1985, 1981).
1990 Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art, Kanazawa, Japan, The 14th Exhibition by Art Creators' Associates of Japan Sea Area, Wood Paper Silk.
1989 The Museum of Kyoto, International Paper Art Exhibition in Japan '89 (traveling exhibition),
1989 Long Beach Museum of Art, California, Collection on Shoestring ; Works from the Collection of Jeri Coates.
1989 The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Urawa, Japan, The Space: Material, Tension, and Vacancy in Japanese Contemporary Art.
1988 Hongo Gallery, Tokushima, Japan, Paper Now in Japan '88+ALPHA.
1988-89 Leopold- Hoesch Museum, Düren, Germany, The 2nd International Biennale of Paper Art (traveling exhibition), Nordjyllands Kunst Museum, Aalborg, Denmark
1988 Saddleback College Art Gallery, Mission Viejo, California, Meditations.
1987-88 Transamerica Galleries, Los Angeles, Natural Elements.
1987 Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, California, Cross Grain; A Survey in Wood.
1987 Space Gallery, Los Angeles, A Survey of Objects. (also 1984).
1987-90 Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Vermont, New Work Japan (traveling exhibition)
1987 Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California, Natural Sources.
1987 Long Beach Museum of Art, California, Curator's Choice.
1986 University of California San Diego, California, Japanese Art Today.
1986 Security Pacific's Gallery at the Plaza, Los Angeles, Art Expressions in Paper.
1985 Hunsaker and Schlensinger, Los Angeles, Summer Show '85.
1985 Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Yokohama, Japan, The Transition of Contemporary Sculptures: The Form of Wood.
1985-86 The University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu [also as a jury], The 2nd International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition (traveling exhibition)
1983 Mills House Art Gallery, Los Angeles, Seiji Kunishima and Kazuo Kadonaga.
1983 Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Tsu, Japan, The New Generation of Contemporary Art.
1983 Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Kenjiro Azuma and Kazuo Kadonaga.
1983 Kyoto International Craft Center ICC Hall, Japan, Paper Now in Japan (traveling exhibition),
1982 Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, California, Sculpture '82.
1981-82 The Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California, Works from the Collection of the Newport Harbor Art Museum.
1981 Gallery U, Nagoya, Japan, Enlargement from 100mm.
1979 Galleri Wallner, Malmö, Sweden, Exhibition : Mini-Work.
1977 Langton Street Gallery, San Francisco, Exchange Show of American and Japanese Contemporary Art, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Yokohama, Japan.
1976 Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Kobe, Japan, Art Now '76.
1975 Uenonomori Art Museum, Tokyo, The 10th Japan Art Festival (traveling exhibition), Wellington National Museum of Art, New Zealand Victoria National Museum of Art, Australia
1975 Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan, The 11th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan (traveling exhibition), Kyoto Municipal Art Museum, Japan
1975 Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Yokohama, Japan, From Method to Method.
1974 Ubbeboda Symposium, Sweden, Stone 100 Days.
1973 Yokohama Municipal Art Gallery, Japan, The 9th Artists Today ; Exhibition '73.
1973 Tokyo Central Museum, Japan, The 8th Japan Art Festival (traveling exhibition), Ljubljana Modern Art Museum, Slovenia Mannheim Municipal Art Museum, Germany
1972 Tokyo Central Museum, Japan, The 7th Japan Art Festival (traveling exhibition), The National University of Mexico, the Museum of Art, Mexico City
1971 Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan, The 10th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan


public collections

Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City
Rijksmuseum Kröller Müller, Otterlo, The Netherlands
University of California Santa Barbara Art Museum, California
International Paper Company, New York
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu
Hawaii State Foundation, Honolulu
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi
California State University, Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles
Toyama Prefecture Museum of Modern Art, Japan
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Toyama City, Japan
The Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington
The Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico


grants and awards

2010 Artist-in-Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, Washington
2004 Artist-in-Residence, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington
2004 Artist-in-Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, Washington
2003 ” Jurors’ Choice,” New Glass Review 24, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York
2002 The 1st Contemporary Glass Triennial Award, Toyama, Japan
1983 Artist-in-Residence, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1975 The Minister of Education and Culture Award, the 10th Japan Art Festival, Tokyo
1975 The 11th Contemporary Art Exhibition of Japan Award, Tokyo