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KEI HIRAGA (KEY HIRAGA)
平賀 敬

1936Born in Tokyo
Wanted to become an artist in early 1950s
1959Graduated from the Department of Economics, Rikkyo University, Tokyo
1963Won 3rd Prize at Shell Art Award Exhibition
1964Won New Artist Prize at 38th edition of the National Exhibition and Grand Prix (a grant for study in Paris) at 3rd edition of National Young Artists Exhibition
1965Moved to Paris and energetically exhibited works in galleries and museums in Europe
1968Worked with Tetsumi Kudo on the May Revolution in Paris
1977Left Paris and returned to Japan
1996Hiraga’s work was included in the exhibition Japanese Ways, Western Means, Art of the 1980s in Japan in the Queensland Art Gallery in Australia
2000Moved to Hakone-Yumoto, where he died on 13 November at the age of 64
2000Exhibition of Hiraga’s work with catalogue at Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa and Bokushin Gallery, Tokyo
2005Kei Hiraga Museum opened at the residence in Hakone-Yumoto where he spent his later years

Retrospective Exhibition

2000The Fictional Avant-Garde Works of Kei Hiraga Exhibition (Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa)

Exhibitions at FUMA Contemporary Tokyo | BUNKYO ART

2020Key HIRAGA Exhibition
2019"Art Taipei 2019"
Key Hiraga, Yoshitoshi Kanemaki, Ayako Kita
2017"Japanese Avantgarde 1950-1970+Contemporary Art"
Nobuya Abe, Tatsuo Ikeda, Jiro Oyamada, Kuniyoshi Kaneko, Masao Tsuruoka, Hiroshi Nakamura, Key Hiraga, Taizo Yoshinaka, Yoshitomo Nara, Izumi Kato, Yoshitoshi Kanemaki, Rieko Sakurai, Kei Saito, Yu Kawashima, etc.
2017"Art in Park Hotel Tokyo 2017"
Key Hiraga, Hiroshi Nakamura, Tomohiro Inaba, Shiori Matsumoto, Ryota Nishioka
2016"Pop, Psychedelic & Ukiyoe"
2015"Miniature"
Key Hiraga, Kuniyoshi Kaneko, Yoshitoshi Kanemaki, Yaeko Suzuki, Ayako Kita, Sachiyo Aoyama, Yu Kawashima, Hiroyoshi Asaka, Tomoko Aso, Keryu Asakura, Ryu Kato, Tetsu Ohnari
2014”Works on Paper: Collection”
Key Hiraga, Tatsuo Ikeda, Yayoi Kusama, Hiroshi Nakamura, Kuniyoshi Kaneko, Kishio Suga, Yoshitomo Nara, Atsuhiko Misawa, Hisashi Tenmyouya, Masao Tsuruoka, Jiro Oyamada
2013Key Hiraga Collection III 1960s-’90s
2013"Over-heated: A Cross Section of Japanese Art in the 1950s and 1960s"
Key Hiraga, On Kawara, Shigeo Ishii, Tatsuo Ikeda, Hiroshi Nakamura, Chimei Hamada, Masao Tsuruoka, Jiro Oyamada, Taizo Yoshinaka, Jyousaku Maeda
2011BUNKYO ART Collection 2011 "In depth"
201010th Death Anniversary - Key Hiraga · Psychedelic World
2009Human Art Exhibition -Human Image-
2009BUNKYO ART Collection 2009
2006Key Hiraga 5th Death Anniversary Exhibition "The Elegant Life of Mr. H - Days of Roses and Sake"
2005"Human Art -Love and Humor-"
Ay-O, Masuo Ikeda, Tetsumi Kudo, Tomio Miki, etc.
2003Yoshitomo Nara '80, '90 / Key Hiraga '60 Human Art -Love and Humor-
2002Museum Pieces Collections Exhibition: the ‘50s and ‘60s
2001"Human Art Exhibition -Love and Humor-"
Ay-O, Masuo Ikeda, Kuniyoshi Kaneko, Masao Tsuruoka, etc.

Key (Kei) Hiraga Registration Committee
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