Yayoi Kusama arrived in the United States, from Japan, in 1957 rapidly estab- lishing herself among the New York avant-garde. Gaining international atten- tion during the 1960s with her paintings, sculpture, installations, poems and novels, performances and film, her powerful presence has been an influence and inspiration for subsequent generations of artists. Her works are included in private, public and museum collections worldwide. An exhibition of her recent work titled Kusamatrix was exhibited at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo in 2004. Kusama was also included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. She exhibits at The David Zwirner and Gogosian Galleries in New York
Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin Soft Sculptural Pillows, 2004, Open edition. silk-screen nylon pillows,
Large Pumpkin, Item no. 10138 Dimensions: 22” in diameter / 55cm Small Pumpkin, Item no. 10137 Dimensions: 9.4” in diameter / 24cm
Major touring surveys include those organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1998); Le Consortium, Dijon, France (2000); National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (2004); and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2008). In 2011-2012, her work was the subject of a large-scale retrospective that traveled to the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. From 2012 through 2015, three major museum solo presentations of the artist’s work simultaneously traveled to major museums throughout Japan, Asia, and Central and South America. In 2015, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark, organized a comprehensive overview of Kusama’s practice that traveled to Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; and Helsinki Art Museum. In 2017-2019, a major survey of the artist’s work, Infinity Mirrors, was presented at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Seattle Art Museum; The Broad, Los Angeles; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia. Yayoi Kusama: Life Is the Heart of the Rainbow, which marked the first large-scale exhibition of Kusama’s work presented in Southeast Asia, opened at the National Gallery of Singapore in 2017 and traveled to the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara, Jakarta.