Takeshi Kawashima & Dream Friends


Born in Takamatsu, Kagawa in 1930. After dropping out of Musashino Art School (now Musashino Art University), Kawashima moved to the United States in 1963 and established himself in New York. He received international acclaim for his Red and Black series of symbolic paintings in 1965. In 2010, he formed Dream Friends in Kagawa and transferred his base from New York to his hometown in Takamatsu for Setouchi Triennale 2016.

Major works and exhibitions:
2019, 2016, 2013, 2010 Setouchi Triennale, Kagawa, Japan
2015 Exhibition of Japanese Artists Who Crossed the Sea: Japan-U.S. Exchange of Enlightenment and Exploration, Japan Gallery, New York, USA
2011 Surface Truths: Abstract Painting in the Sixties, Norton Simon Art Museum, California, USA
2010 Kagawa Artists Who Crossed the Sea, Kagawa Prefectural Museum, Kagawa, Japan
2010 Will Barnet and The Arts Students League, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, USA