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Daniel Airam
Harold Altman
Ugo Baracco
Thomas Barbey
Richard Baumann
Alexander Befelein
Giovanni Casadei
Judith De Zanger
Jon deMartin
Steve Dreyer
Robert Farber
Marcel Favreau
Kathy Fieramosca
Ruth Franklin
Johnny Friedlaender
Arturo Garcia
Alain Gaudin
Alfred González
Tony Graham
Ellen Granter
Julie Harvey
S. Hetreau
Makie Hino
Joseph Holston
Don Hong-Oai
Laurent Hours
Pierre Jacquelin
Peter Jogo
Parish Kohanim
Armin Landeck
Martin Lewis
Hely Lima
Edwin Lynch
Eduardo Malara
Jean Michel Mathieux- Marie
Frederick Mershimer
Henry Moore
John Morfis
Pam Moxley
Pablo Picasso
Paul Plante
Dede Reed
Kaoru Saito
Gaylord Schanilec
Lynn Shaler
John Sloan
James Stewart
Marcelo Suaznabar
Joseph Sweeney
Carole Teller
Natalie Torselli
Mikio Watanabe
Marion Welch
Albeir Woda
Treacy Ziegler
Mikio Watanabe

"I am absolutely convinced that at the heart of all things existing in this world, there is something very simple and pure which goes beyond the complexity of appearances. This purity is by itself powerful and beautiful. I create so as to be always in a position to feel and share this beauty with others.

During the slow process of engraving, as I scrape the burrs that I have incised on the copper plate and then polish it, the sensitivity which lies inside me can be revealed.Giving shape and light to what was before absolute darkness, I try to feel this universe of purity which exists deep inside the human body.

Like a tree or a stone, human beings also possess this original purity. I would like to return to that point of simplicity and have the vision to look at all human and living beings.

As yet, it is not clear to me to understand the depth.

I carry on my search…"

Mikio Watanabe

In the suburbs of Paris, August 1998


Mikio Watanabe - Autruche
Autruche
4.75 x 3 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - L'ete Blanc
L'ete Blanc
5 x 5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Passage
Passage
4.5 x 4.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Hesitation
Hesitation
4.75 x 7.75 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Florilege I
Florilege I
3.5 x 5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Florilege II
Florilege II
3.75 x 3.75 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Florilege III
Florilege III
4.25 x 5.25 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Retenue
Retenue
7.5 x 4.75 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Reserve
Reserve
9 x 4.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Astral
Astral
7.5 x 4.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Fossile
Fossile
4.5 x 7.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Oignon
Oignon
3 x 4.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Triangle
Triangle
4.5 x 6 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - En Douceur
En Douceur
3 x 4.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Volonte
Volonte
4.75 x 7.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Elevation I
Elevation I
11.5 x 5.875 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Elevation II
Elevation II
11.5 x 5.875 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Voltige I
Voltige I
11.25 x 5.625 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Voltige II
Voltige II
11.25 x 5.625 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Le Point du Jour I
Le Point du Jour I

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Mikio Watanabe - Le Point du Jour II
Le Point du Jour II

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Mikio Watanabe - Prelude I
Prelude I

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Mikio Watanabe - Prelude II
Prelude II

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Mikio Watanabe - Oie I
Oie I
5 x 3 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Oie II
Oie II
3.75 x 10 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Mémoire d'eau IV
Mémoire d'eau IV
6 x 4.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Mémoire d'eau V
Mémoire d'eau V
6 x 4.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Mémoire d'eau VI
Mémoire d'eau VI
5.75 x 15.25 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Mémoire d'eau VII
Mémoire d'eau VII
6 x 4.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Mémoire d'eau VIII
Mémoire d'eau VIII
6 x 4.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Carpe diem I
Carpe diem I
5.25 x 5.25 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Carpe diem II
Carpe diem II
5.25 x 5.25 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Carpe diem III
Carpe diem III
3.75 x 3.75 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Fusion I
Fusion I
5.25 x 12.75 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Fusion II
Fusion II
5.25 x 12.75 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Drawing VI
Drawing VI
11 x 15 in.  
 
Mikio Watanabe - Café
Café
2.75 x 2.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Songe d'été
Songe d'été
3 x 9.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Abysse
Abysse
4.25 x 3.25 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Rencontre
Rencontre
6.75 x 5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Pensée
Pensée
6.5 x 4.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Nuit
Nuit
7.75 x 15.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Magnolia
Magnolia
3.75 x 3.75 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Fluide
Fluide
3 x 9.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Ailes
Ailes
3.25 x 4.25 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Le Nuage
Le Nuage
4.5 x 4.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Bleu
Bleu
5.25 x 9 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Le Matin
Le Matin
8 x 5.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Une pêche
Une pêche
5.25 x 9 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Éphémère
Éphémère
2.5 x 5.25 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Éminence
Éminence
3.75 x 5.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Un Enfant
Un Enfant
2.5 x 2.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Averse
Averse
13.5 x 5.25 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Poule I
Poule I
5 x 3 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Nacré
Nacré
2.5 x 5.25 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - L'œuf
L'œuf
6 x 3.75 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Rosée du Matin
Rosée du Matin
3 x 7 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Présage
Présage
4.25 x 12.75 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Trombe
Trombe
4.75 x 4.75 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Résonances
Résonances
12.75 x 4.25 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Alizé
Alizé
11.25 x 5.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - L'An 00
L'An 00
3.5 x 4 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Duetto V
Duetto V
5.75 x 7.75 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Pivoine
Pivoine
3.75 x 3.75 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Génie
Génie
5.5 x 7.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - La guerre ou la paix II
La guerre ou la paix II
9.5 x 12.25 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Potimarron
Potimarron
2.5 x 5.75 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Sirène_III
Sirène_III
7.5 x 5.75 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Chiffre
Chiffre
3.75 x 3.75 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Carotte sauvage
Carotte sauvage
3.75 x 3.75 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Coloquinte
Coloquinte
2.5 x 5.75 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Lézard
Lézard
2.5 x 5.75 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Le Petit Matin
Le Petit Matin
2.5 x 2.25 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Brise
Brise
3 x 4.75 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - S'Envoler
S'Envoler
4.5 x 8.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Luerur
Luerur
7.5 x 3.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Pudeur
Pudeur
2.5 x 5.25 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Raisonnement
Raisonnement
5.625 x 3.625 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Quietude
Quietude
3.625 x 3.625 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Entracte
Entracte
5.625 x 3.625 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Silence Charnel
Silence Charnel
4.75 x 8.75 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - S'Entendre
S'Entendre
3 x 8.25 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Jour Et Nuit I
Jour Et Nuit I
9.5 x 4.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Modestie
Modestie
2.75 x 4.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Balance
Balance
5 x 10.75 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Deux Epaules
Deux Epaules
5.25 x 4 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Deux Nus II
Deux Nus II
5.5 x 6.5 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Deux Torses
Deux Torses
5.25 x 4 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - l'Aurore
l'Aurore
5.25 x 4 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Lointain
Lointain
7.5 x 3.75 in.  
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Mikio Watanabe - Sur la Branche
Sur la Branche
9.5 x 6.25 in.  
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Biographical Information

1954 Born, Yokohama, Japan

1977 Graduated from “Ecole des Beaux Arts” (Tokyo)
Group Exhibition – Tokyo
Moves to Paris

1978 Le Salon – Paris
Group Exhibition - Tokyo

1979 Salon Nationale des Artistes – Paris  Admission to Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17
1980 Salon d’Automne – Paris  Exhibition of Atelier 17 – Sao Paolo, Brazil
1981 Exhibition of Atelier 17 – Stuttgart, Germany  
Exhibition of  “Hayter and Atelier 17”  at the Museum of Caen, France
Poster produced for classical concert – Tokyo
1982 Exhibition of group Atelier 17 – Osaka, Japan
Exhibition of the Cultural and Artistic Association Paris, France
Second Recontres de l’Estampe – Saracelles, France
Group Exhibition  “La Seine” – Paris
Assistant to Kozo- France
1983 Exhibition “Reverberation”, Festival French-English Poetry – Paris
Salon des Jeunes Artistes du 14th Arrondisement
Group Exhibition – Bourg-La-Raine, France
One Man Exhibition – Fuji Art Salon, Tokyo
1984 “Satin Suite”  Published by Multiple Impressions, Ltd.
New York (S.E. Feinman, President)
Group Exhibition – Atelier 17 – Stuttgart, Germany
Exhibition “Sound and Image” – Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France
FIAC Exhibition – Paris
Group Exhibition- Siosy-Sous-Montmarency, France
1985 Mikio’s first eight images published as editions by Multiple Impressions, Ltd.
Carrefour International des Estampes – Biennale of Bulgarian Graphics – Varna, Bulgaria
Group Exhibition – Paris / L’Oriente, France
1986 New Editions published by Multiple Impressions – NYC
Editions created for “Le Club la Gravure Originale”
Paris and Credit Nationale, Paris
Group Exhibition “L’Art Actuel Japonais” – Nemours, France
1987 One Man Exhibition  Multiple Impressions – NYC
Gravure 87 – Paris
Festival of English-French Poetry – Paris
Young Contemporary Gravures – Paris
One Man Exhibition – Galerie Biren – Paris
Group Exhibition – Galerie B. Letu – Geneva
New Editions – Multiple Impressions – NYC
Group Exhibition “Le Trait” – Paris
Contemporary Printmakers – Les Ulis, France
Group Exhibition “La Seine” – Bourges, France
Exhibition “Reverberation” – Paris, France
1988 New Editions – Multiple Impressions – NYC
SAGA – FIAC Exhibition – Grand Palais – Paris
One Man Exhibition – Gallery Pensee – Tokyo
One Man Exhibition – Kaibundo Shoten – Kobe’
Salon de Gravure Originale – Bayeux, France
Group Exhibition “La Seine” – Paris
1989 One Man Exhibition – Multiple Impressions – NYC
   “Deux “ Portfolio with seven mezzotints published along with other
new editions by Multiple Impressions
One Man Exhibition – Gallery Kawakami – Tokyo
One Man Exhibition – Kaibundo Shoten – Kobe’
Group Exhibition - - Le Trait – Paris
Salon Gravure – Bayeux, France ( Awarded prize of Salon)
One Man Exhibition – Gallery R. Lemay – Ottowa, Canada
One Man Exhibition – JRS Fine Art – Providence, RI
Exhibition for Grav’X – Michele Broutta – Paris
Book “Naitre” with three mezzotints and poetry by Yuriko Watanabe
Catalogue published of first 49 prints by Watanabe (Multiple Impressions)
Edition created for L’Estampe – Paris
Group Exhibition “La Seine” – Paris
1990 One Man Exhibition – Multiple Impressions
New Editions published  Multiple Impressions
One Man Exhibition – Yodo Gallery – Osaka
One Man Exhibition – Kaibundo Shoeten – Kobe’
Group Exhibition “Pointe et Burin” – Collette Dubois – Paris
Mini – Print International – Cadaques, Spain
International Art Fair – Barcelona, Spain
One Man Exhibition – Little Gallery Upstairs – London
3rd Festival International d’Art Moderne et Contremporian Toulouse, France
Salon de Gravure – Bayeux, France
Biennale odf Saracelles – France
Dual Exhibition – Gallery L’Examplaire – Geneva
Group Exhibition – Le Club La Gravure Originale – Paris
1991 One Man Exhibition (February & October) – Kaibundo Shoten – Kobe’
One Man Exhibition – Yodo Gallery – Osaka
One Man Exhibition – Galerie S. Combescot – Paris
Dual Exhibition – Galerie Art Multiple – Toulouse
Saga – FIAC Exhibition – Paris
Art Jonction Internationale – Nice
Group Exhibition “15 x 10” – Conlans Ste. Honorine
Group Exhibition – Galerie Artcodis – Paris
Group Exhibition – Breheret – Paris
1992 One Man Exhibition – Multiple Impressions
One Man Exhibition – Renjeau Gallery – Natick, MA
One Man Exhibition – JRS Fine Art – Providence, RI
One Man Exhibition – Galerie Vermeer – Nantes, France
Group Exhibition “Pointe et Burin” – Galerie Breheret – Paris
Exhibition “The Nude” – Conflans Ste. Honorine
“Serenite’” and other new editions published by Multiple Impressions
1993 Fifth One Man Exhibition – Multiple Impressions
One Man Exhibition – JRS Fine Art – Providence, RI
One Man Exhibition – Picture That – Livingston, NJ
One Man Exhibition – Sola Gallery – Provincetown, MA
One Man Exhibition – Taller Gallery Fort- Cadaques, Spain
One Man Exhibition – Kaibundo Shoten – Kobe’
One Man Exhibition – B. Phane Galerie – Brussells, Belgium
One Man Exhibition – Gallery Yodo - Osaka
One Man Exhibition – Chelsea Gallery – Beachwood, OH
One Man Exhibition – Gallery Ginza Kyubi - Tokyo
One Man Exhibition – Cabinet Drepaud – Toulouse
“Souvenir” and other new editions published by Multiple Impressions
1994 All new editions published by S.E. Feinman Fine Arts Ltd,
“La Nuage” created exclusively for UNICEF – Tokyo
6th One Man Exhibition – Multiple Impressions
One Man Exhibition – Picture That – Livingston, NJ
Group Exhibition “La Seine” – Galerie La Hune – Paris
Group Exhibition – Hotel Salomon Rothschild – Paris
Group Exhibition – Galerie La Can – Strasbourg, France
Dual Exhibition – Gallery Murakoshi – Tokyo
Bienniale des Gravures – Ermont, France
1995 New Editions published by S. E. Feinman Fine Arts Ltd.
One Man Exhibition – Galerie Lornier Bleu – Carcasson, France
One Man Exhibition – Yodo Gallery – Osaka
One Man Exhibition – Kaibundo Shoten – Kobe’
Group Exhibition – Museum Clermont – Ferrand, France
New Editions published by S.E. Feinman Fine Arts
One Man Exhibition – Galerie l’Ornier Bleu – Montolieu, France
One Man Exhibition – Yodo Gallery – Osaka
One Man Exhibition – Kaibundo Shoten – Kobe’
Group Exhibition – Museum Clermont – Ferrand, France
International Print Triennale – Krakow, Poland
1996 Group Exhibition of Mezzotints – New Orleans Museum of Art – New Orleans, LA
One Man Exhibition – JRS Fine Art – Providence, RI
One Man Exhibition – Blackwood Gallery – Pittsburgh
One Man Exhibition – Multiple Impressions
One Man Exhibition – Han Gallery – Tokyo
One Man Exhibition – Kaibundo Shoten Gallery – Kobe’
One Man Exhibition – Yodo Gallery – Osaka
One Man Exhibition – Ranquet Museum, Clermont – Ferrand, France
Print Bienale of Ermont – Ermont, France
Salon de Mai – Paris
1997 International Print Triennial – Cracow, Poland
25th Anniversary Portfolio – Multiple Impressions
Group Exhibition – Gallery Michele Broutta – Paris
SAGA, FIAC Edition – Edition Volubiles – Paris
Honorary Guests of Biennale of Euro – Estampe – Gallery of
Faouedic, City Hall – Lorient, France
“Les Etats de la Gravure” – Gallery Michele Broutta-
Viaduc des Art, Paris
“60 Gravures/360 Gravures” – Passerelle Art Art Center, Brest, France
“Eternel Feminin” – Gallery Mezzotint – Nantes, France
Concours “Rodolphe Bresdin”/1st Carrefour Contemporain de la Gravure
-Palais Briau, Verades-Sur-Loire, France
“Gravure Passion” – Atelier d’ Art de la Ville de St. Maur – La Varrene –
Saint Hillaire
The 2nd Malaysian Annual Exhibition of International Contemporary Prints –
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Group Exhibition “La Seine” – Galerie Blanche, Paris
Gravures d’Aujourd’hui – Cadre CECO 47 – Nogentel, France
New Editions published by S.E. Feinman Fine Arts
1998 One Man Exhibition – Multiple Impressions
One Man Exhibition – Gallery han – Tokyo
One Man Exhibition – Kaibundo Gallery, Kobe’
Group Exhibition – Fiere Art, Bologna, Italy
New Editions published by S.E. Feinman Fine Arts
Third International Miniprint Triennale – Lahti, Finland
Group Exhibition of Contemporary Mezzotint Artists Davidson Gallery-
Washington, DC
2000 First one Man Show at Gallery 71 – New York, NY

Mikio now lives in France