Since his solo exhibition in 1996, he has exhibited many works in the motif of camelids. The camel bird is not a motif of his love for animals, but a form of interest and an image in the process of capturing the movement of the space and the air. In 2005, he held his first solo exhibition “Flightless” in New York with the motif of camelids, and at the same time, he aims at the boundary of beauty from a completely different motif as “BROKEN FLOWER” series vol.1. (From Etaro Fukui’s Official Web Site
1969 Born in Tokyo 1994 Completed the Graduate School of Tama Art University
1995 Awarded the Tokyo Newspaper Prize at the 9th 2001 Aogaki Japanese Painting Grand Prize Exhibition (Yokyo Art Hall, Ginza, etc.)
2000 The 2nd Japan-Korea Young Artists Art Exchange Exhibition (Korean Embassy Cultural Center)
2001 The 20th Yasuda Kasai Art Foundation Selected Encouragement Exhibition (Seiji Togo Museum of Art, Yasuda Kasai '08)
2002 Grand Prix at the 1st Amuse Artist Audition
2003 "A I" was selected as one of the excellent art works purchased by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2003.
Exhibited at the Italian Art Fair "MI Art" (Milan, Italy) 2004 2003 Excellent Art Works purchased by the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Japan Art Institute, Ueno, Tokyo)
The 38th Selected Contemporary Art Exhibition organized by Agency for Cultural Affairs (Iwate Prefectural Museum of Art, etc.) Published a collection of works by Etaro Fukui "Kurotorino Haoto" (Mediart Publishing) Solo exhibition "Kurotorino Haoto" (toured 6 places in Japan) 2005 Solo exhibition Flower Series Vol.1 "BROKEN" (Tokyo, Japan) FLOWER" was released.
Solo exhibition "Flightless" at Westwood Gallery, New York, U.S.A. Produced Amon Miyamoto's "Hanacho" and created fusuma paintings for the ryotei "Hanacho". 2006 "Fluttering Japanese Paintings: From Modern to Contemporary" (Tokyo FM) -2006 "Flapping Japanese Paintings: From Modern to Contemporary" at Saku Municipal Museum of Modern Art, Saku, Japan and Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum, Niigata, Japan
Received the Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon at the Spring Medal of Honor Solo exhibition "FLIGHTLESS N.Y to JAPAN" (traveled to 9 places in Japan) Solo exhibition Flower Series Vol.2 "SILENT FLOWER" was held 2007 Solo exhibition Flower Series Vol.3 "PASSION FLOWER" was announced.
Exhibited at Art Fair Tokyo (2009) Exhibited at Shanghai Art Fair (2008, Shanghai, China), publicly produced an art car with Rover Company Solo exhibition "Etaro Fukui Exhibition - From Ostrich to Flower Series -2008 Collaboration of "Novel" and "Painting" with 12 novelists once a month (from January to December) in "Ajiroi Palm Stories" of Tokyo Shimbun and Chunichi Shimbun. Etaro Fukui Japanese Painting Exhibition" at Seibu 40th Anniversary (Seibu Shibuya) Solo exhibition "Ostrich & Silent Flower" at Crossing Art Gallery, New York, U.S.A. Participated in Art Basel Miami Beach 2008 (Miami Beach Convention Center, Florida, U.S.A.) (Miami Beach Convention Center, Florida, U.S.A.) Body painting for Japan Fashion Week in TOKYO 2008, United Arrows x Genpei Eitaya Kimono New Brand Special Event "Kikkasha Tatsu no Keifu" (The Genealogy of the Tatsukasha) Atelier in New York 2009 Solo exhibition at Asian Art & Culture Center in Maryland, U.S.A.
2009 First solo exhibition by a Japanese artist "Ostrich & Silent Flower" at Asian Art & Culture Center, Maryland, USA 2010 First solo exhibition as a Japanese painter at Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA
2011 Held the exhibition "KOTARO FUKUI" in Germany to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Japan-Germany relations.
2012 "Top Runner: The Power of Young Japanese Painters" at Takasaki Tower Museum of Art, Takasaki, Japan 2012 "Special Exhibition: The Flowers and Birds of Etaro Fukui" at Ehime Prefectural Museum of Art, Ehime, Japan
2012 Exhibition "Ostrich & Silent Flower" at Shinseido Tokyo Berlin Art Box, Berlin, Germany. 2013 Collection Exhibition of Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
2012 New Collection Exhibition at Ehime Prefectural Museum of Art, Ehime, Japan), "Kotaro Fukui Japanese Painting Exhibition" toured Japan (Takashimaya Department Store, Nihonbashi, Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya, Shinjuku, Yokohama), published "Ostrich: Works of Kotaro Fukui" (Kyuryudo), completed a huge mural "Wind and Time" (Wind God and Thunder God) (Okada Museum of Art, Hakone, Japan), 2014 East Tokyo Museum of Art (Hakone, Japan) 2014 Solo exhibition at two shops (Eizendo & Natsume Art Shop) at Tobi Art Fair.
2015 "Creation from Tradition: 21st Century Exhibition" (Tokyo Bijutsu Club, etc.)
Published the picture book "Camel" (Rikuyosha), written by Yasutaka Tsutsui and illustrated by Etaro Fukui, and held an exhibition to commemorate the publication of the picture book "Camel" (toured 12 locations nationwide) 2016 "Creation and Creation" exhibition (Tokyo Art Club, etc.) (and annually thereafter)
2016 "Nihonga, New Wind in New Style - Masterpieces from Saku City Museum of Modern Art" (Tenshin Memorial Itsuura Museum of Art, Ibaraki) "The Brilliance of SUMI - Expressionists in Black" (Fude no Sato Kobo, Hiroshima) ART TAIPEI 2016 Participated in ART TAIPEI (same '17, '18) 2017 ART STAGE Singapore 2017 (same '18)
Sketch and Decoration" Exhibition (Ehime Prefectural Museum of Art, Ehime, Japan) "Portrait Expression II" (Sato Museum of Art, Shinjuku, Japan) Ostrich was featured in the German film "The Journey of Me and Kaminsky" (Director/Screenplay/Wolfgang Becker) 2018 "Japanese Painting in Picture Books" Exhibition (Akino Norinori Hamamatsu City Museum of Art, Sato Museum of Art, Shinjuku, Japan)
Art New York 2018 Exhibited at Takashimaya Department Store, Takashimaya, Tokyo, Japan, and was in charge of the visual image for Takashimaya's mid-year and year-end gifts.
Collection: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Ehime Museum of Art, Saku City Museum of Modern Art, Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Sato Art Museum, Yokohama Museum of Art, Okada Museum of Art, Nichinan Art Museum, Sakura Art Museum, etc.