Hiroshi Murata, Japanese/American (1941 - )

Hiroshi Murata


M.F.A. Yale University School of Art and Architecture, 1966 
B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design, 1964


Self-Employed Artist 
Professor, Art Department, The College of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ, 1972-1991 (retired) 
Associate Professor, Art Department, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 1966-1970


2004  Gallery Tokyo Eizo, Tokyo, Japan 
2002  Gallery Tokyo Eizo, Tokyo, Japan 
1994  Gumps Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
1990  Tokyo Central Museum Annex, Tokyo, Japan 
1990  Aichi University of Art and Architecture, Nagoya, Japan 
1990  Rabbet Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ 
1989  Holman Gallery, Trenton State College, Trenton, NJ 
1987  Genest Gallery, Lambertville, NJ 
1983  New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ 
1982  Pratt Gallery, Amherst, MA 
1981  Cafe Gallery, Burlington, NJ 
1979  Nitta Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 
1976  Soho Center for Visual Artists, New York, NY 
1972  Galerie Mukai, Tokyo, Japan 
1970  Galerie Mukai and Formes Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 
1969  Galerie Mukai, Tokyo, Japan


2004  “Abstraction since 1950: Selected Paintings From the Museum Collection”, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ 
2003  “Hackl, Murata,Keating: Perfect Together,Stedman Gallery, Camden, NJ 
2002  “American Abstract Artists 50th Anniversary Print Portfolio”, Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN 
2001  “Boxed In”, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ 
2000  "Artists of Hunterdon County", Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ 
1997  "Group Exhibition", New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ 
1996  "Fenix Opening Exhibition", Fenix Gallery, Taos, NM 
1994  "New Jersey Arts Annual", New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ 
1993  "Master Prints from the Rutgers Center for Innovative Printmaking", Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ 
1992  "The Persistence of Abstraction", Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KA 
1990  "American Abstract Artists", 55 Mercer Street Gallery, New York, NY


Commissioned by New Jersey Transit-Southern New Jersey LRT. 1997 - 2003 

Art work designed for twenty stations. Member of KHMK design team.(Katherine Hackl, Hiroshi Murata, Marilyn Keating) 

Commissioned by New Jersey Transit. Penn Station, Newark City Subway Mezzanine, Newark, NJ. 1998 

Commissioned by University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Martland Building. Wood marquetry mural for the 15th floor lobby. "Ars Medicinalis" 1996 

Commissioned by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Aidekman Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience. Sculpture "Tilt" for Aidekman Center Court Yard, Newark, NJ, 1992 

Commissioned by State of New Jersey, Office of Legislative Services, Wood marquetry mural for State House Assembly Majority Conference Room, Trenton, NJ, 1990-1991 

Commissioned by Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Art Work for Terminal C, Newark International Airport, 1985-1987 

Catalogue preparation, "Offset Prints" Lehigh University Art Gallery, Bethlehem, PA, 1983 

"Uplands, A Portfolio of Six Prints" Citizens for Park land, Flemington, NJ, 1982 

"Niji", Offset lithograph for portfolio of original lithographs, Massachusetts Review, XX, No.2, 1979 

"Murasaki", edition (76) of lithographs for Pratt Graphic Center Portfolio. Pratt Graphic Center, Pratt Institute, New York, NY, 1978 

"Edition of 30 lithographs for CAPS portfolio", New York State Council on the Arts, New York, NY, 1976 

"Capsule", edition (50) of five prints for Galerie Mukai Portfolio, Galerie Mukai, Tokyo, Japan, 1972 

Commissioned by J. Yoshimura Architect, Theater Curtain for Aoyama Tower Building, Tokyo, Japan, 1972 

Cover Design, Three Books, Shinchosha Publishers, Tokyo, Japan, 1970 

Cover Design, "Asahi Journal", Tokyo, Japan, 1969 

Commissioned "Flower", edition (210) of three color etching,International Graphic Arts Society, New York, NY, 1966


1992    Mid Atlantic Arts foundation (Fabric Workshop Residency) 
1987-1989  Distinguished Research Award, Trenton State College 
1981-1987  Faculty Research Grant, Trenton State College 
1985, 1987  Brandywine Workshop, Visiting Artists Fellowship 
1979, 1983  Visual Arts Fellowship, New Jersey State Council on the Arts 
1975    Visual Arts Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts 
1972    Visual Arts Fellowship, CAPS, New York State Council on the Arts


Aidekman Center, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ 
Larry Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT 
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH 
College of New Jersey, Trenton NJ 
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA 
Hollywood Art Museum, Hollywood, FL 
Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, Tokyo, Japan 
Mercer County Heritage Commission, Trenton, NJ 
Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL 
Mount Holyoke College Museum, South Hadley, MA 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 
National Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Japan 
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan 
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan 
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ 
New York Public Library Collection, New York, NY 
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey 
Pratt Graphic Center, New York, NY 
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 
Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN 
Tokyo University College of Art, Tokyo, Japan 
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN 
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY 
University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

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