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Yoshitaka Amano - Born in Jul 28 1952
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Amano was born in 1952 in Shizuoka City, Japan. Always fascinated by drawing, he joined the early Japanese anime movement in 1967, working on character design for a number of Japanese TV programs, including the series Kashaan and Tekkaman.

Some of Amano's masterpieces are deeply rooted in people’s heart such as Gatchaman, Honey Bee and The Time Boken. Amano continues to inspire us with his recent works, such as the world acclaimed Final Fantasy series. Amano has won several prestigious awards including the Seiun Award in 1983 and the Julie Award, Dragon Con Award and the Eisner Award in . He was also nominated that same year for the Hugo Award.

Amano has exhibited his art in prestigious museum and galleries worldwide since 1989, including the Orlean Museum of Art in France, Tokyo’s Uenonomori Museum, The Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York, Germany’s Kunstverein Heilbronn, the Barbican Centre in London and the 55th Venice Biennale (Palazzo Bebmo).
Award / Grants

2000 Eisner Award 2000 Dragon Con Award 1983 Julie Award 1983 Seiun Award

Public and Private Collections
Selected solo and group exhibitions
2013
"Personal Structures", 55th Venice Biennale, Italy, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore
2012
Art Statements Hong Kong
2011
Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany. Art Statements Tokyo.
2010
MOCA Taipei, Taiwan. Art Statements Hong Kong. Nosbaum & Reding Gallery, Luxembourg. Galerie Petits Papiers & Maison Autrique, Brussels, Belgium. Art Statements Tokyo. LeBasse Projects gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2009
Superfrog gallery, San Francisco, USA. Omotesando Hills, Tokyo, Japan.
2008
Deva-Loka, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, Germany 101 Tokyo Art Fair with Art Statements , Tokyo, Japan
2007
Galerie Nosbaum & Reding Art Contemporain, Luxemburg
2006
Art Statements Gallery, Hong Kong, "Eye on Amano", Festival Walk, Hong Kong. MOCA Shanghai
2005
Art Contemporain, Luxemburg
2004
Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva, Switzerland, Kunstverein, Heilbronn, Germany, Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne, Germany, Gallery Patrick deBrook, Knokke, Belgium
2003
Happy Lion Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne, Germany
2002
Gallery Leo Konig, New York, USA
1999
"Hero", Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, USA,
1998
Brussels Fantastic Film Festival, Belgium, "1001 Nights", Los Angeles, USA
1997
"Think like Amano", Soho, New York, USA,
1995
Orlean Art Museum. Orlean, France

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