Rui Matsunaga
born in Japan, lives London

Education

1999-2002 Royal Academy of Arts Schools, London - MA Fine Art Painting
1996-1999 Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London
BA(Hons) Fine Art Painting

Exhibitions
2017 The Wild Abyss (three persons show with Nahem Shoa and Gordon Cheung), Royal Albert
Memorial Museum & Gallery, Exeter
2016 Rui Matsunaga Paintings, House of St. Barnabas, London
Hard-boiled Wonderland, Jessica Carisle, London
2015 Animism, Jessica Carisle, London
2014 Macmillan De'Longhi Art Auction, Darren Baker Gallery, London
2013 A Place Where Artists and Creatures Collide, Hall Place, Bexley
MK Arts for Health Shoosmiths Art Prize, Milton Keynes Hospital, Milton Keynes
House of St. Barnabas Art Opening, House of St. Barnabas, London
Macmillan De'Longhi Art Auction, Royal College of Art, London
2012 John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Hello and Goodbye, 17–25 Cremer St, London
Immortal Nature, Edel Assanti Gallery, London (curated by Gordon Cheung)
Macmillan De'Longhi Art Auction, Royal College of Art, London
2011 Polemically Small on paper, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angels
(curated by Edward Lucie-Smith, Simon Rumley, Max Presneill, Zavier Ellis)
Last Adventure of Primo Alonso, Primo Alonso Gallery, London
2008 Future Can Wait, T1 The Old Brewery, London
New London School, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angels
Kapellmeister, Seven Seven Gallery, London
I don’t speak very much, I-MYU Projects, london
2007 Rui Matsunaga – Painting and Drawings (Solo), Primo Alonso, London
Celeste Art Prize Finalist, Atlantis Gallery, London
Future Can Wait, Old Brewery, London
I’ll be your Mirror, Gallery Primo Alonso, London
2006 10th Planet, Unit A04 Tower Bridge Business Complex Bermondsy
I’ll be your Mirror, Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool
Jerusalem, Dean Clough, Halifax
Heathen Threshold, Satorial Contemporary, London
Outdoors, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London
2005 We have left the City Gates, Nunnery Gallery, London (Curated by JJ Charlesworth)
New London Kicks, Wooster Projects, New York
RAdical, Jerwood Space, London
NLK ( in association with Armory Show) Soho House, New York
2004 Zoo Art Fair, Flaca Gallery, London
Le Petit Paysage, Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool (Toured nationally)
2003 Trans-, Kyoto Art Centre, Japan
-portal, Studio J, Osaka, Japam
200 2 Post-Otaku, Michael Goedhuis Gallery, London
Blood Auction, Contemporary Art Sociery, London

Awards, Fellowship, Residencies and Publications
2015 "Painting Now", Suzanne Hudson, Thames and Hudson
2013 MK Arts for Health Shoosmiths Art Prize, Milton Keynes Hospital, Milton Keynes
2012 John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
2007 Celeste Art Prize Finalist, Trumen Brewey, London
2006 “Painting People”, Charlotte Mullins – Thames and Hudson
2003 Lexmark European Painting Prize Finalist, Eyestorm Gallery, London
Kyoto Arts Centre Residency, Japan
Royal Academy school of Arts Fellow 02/03, London
2002 May Cristea Award for Painting, London
2001 Landseer Award for Painting, London
1998 Arte Viva Residency, Senagallia, Italy
Cohn and Wolfe Awards 98 Finalist, Lethaby Gallery, London

Collections University of Arts London
Museum of Senegalia italy
The Mag collection, London