MORITA, Rieko Biography
MORITA, Rieko Born in Kobe, Japan.
A Japanese artist renowned for her remarkable precise description technique of Maiko, symbol of Kyoto's traditional culture, and other objects such as seasonal flowers and exotic women. Rieko draws keen attention at the present Japan art world as a leading artist of the Japanese painting of the next generation.
1978 Graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts, Japanese Painting.
1980 Finished her graduate degree of Japanese Painting at Kyoto City University of Arts.
1981 The 7th Spring Soga Exhibition. Received Shunkiten Award.
1982 The 3rd Tokyo Central Museum Japanese Painting Grand Prix Exhibition. Received an honorable mention.
1984 Personal Exhibition (Tokyo Central Museum also in '86)
1985 The 1st Tokyo Central Museum Nude Art Grand Prix Exhibition
1986 The 1st Kawabata Ryushi Grand Prix Exhibition. Received the Grand Prix. (Wakayama City Museum)
1987 The 9th Yamatane Museum Japanese Painting Grand Prix Exhibition (also in '89,'91,'93 and '95)
1988 Personal Exhibition (Sagamiya Art Shop, Ginza, Tokyo)
Japanese Painting Nude Art Exhibition (The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama)
1990 The 1st Suga Tatehiko Grand Prix Exhibition (Kurayoshi Museum). Received Runner-up Prize, Citizens Award.
Co-exhibition of Kawamura Etsuko & Morita Rieko (Umeda Daimaru in Osaka)
1991 Exhibition of Modern Japanese Screen Painting (Landesmuseum Volk und Wirtschaft)
1992 Received Incentive Award of Kyoto Cultural Award.
Inochi Sanka Japanese Painting Hyakunin Exhibition (The Museum of Kyoto).
Personal Exhibition (Takashimaya Department Store in Tokyo, Kyoto, Yokohama and Osaka)
1993 Nihon Shusaku Art Exhibition (Takashimaya Department Store in Tokyo and Osaka also in '94 & '01)
Royo-no-me Modern Painting Exhibition (also in '95, '97, '98, '00 and '01). Received Rinmei Reisan Award in '95.
1994 Personal Exhibition (Seigado Natsume Art Shop in Tokyo, Takashimaya Department Store in Osaka)
Co-exhibition of Fujii Tsutomu & Morita Rieko (Hokushin Gallery in Ginza,Tokyo, Daimaru in Kyoto and Kobe)
1995 Received Union Figurative Design Award
1996 '96 New Generation of Japanese Painting Exhibition (Daimaru Department Store in Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo also in '99) Personal Exhibition "Seimei Rinka" (Narukawa Museum in Hakone)
1997 Takashimaya Art Exhibition
Co-exhibition of Kosugi Kojiro & Morita Rieko (Sagamiya Art Shop, Ginza, Tokyo)
1998 The 1st NEXT Exhibition (Takahimaya Department Store in Kyoto) (participated every year to date)
Personal Art Exhibition "24 Original Pictures of Front Page of Tanko, Ura-Senke Tea Ceremony Magazine" (Seigado Matsume Art Shop in Tokyo, Takashimaya Department Store in Kyoto and Osaka)
1999 Personal Exhibition "Inochi Kagayakutoki" (Mitsukoshi Department Store in Tokyo, Nagoya and Sapporo, Daimaru Department Store in Osaka)

2000 Received Kyoto City Art New Face Award
Co-exhibition of Kawamura Etsuko, Mio Kozo and Morita Rieko (Takashimaya Department Store in Osaka, Kyoto, Yokohama, Tokyo and Nagoya)
Personal Exhibition "Shiki no Sasayaki" (Seiga Natsume Art Shop in Tokyo)
2002 Personal Exhibition "Kyo-maiko Hana-koyomi" (Matsuzakaya Department Store in Nagoya, Tokyo, Osaka and Daimaru Department Store in Kyoto)
2003 Morita Rieko Art Exhibition, at the 10th Anniversary of Hikarigaoka Museum (Hikarigaoka Museum, Tokyo)
Personal Exhibition "Seimei no Uta" (Kintetsu Department Store in Osaka)
Eye Exhibition of the 21st Century – Sorezore-no-katachi (Takashimaya Department Store in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka) (participated every year to date)
2004 Personal Exhibition "Miyabi-no-hana Saijiki" (Manyo Museum in Nara)
Personal Exhibition "Hana Oriori-no-shou" (Narukawa Museum in Hakone)
Personal Exhibition "Memoirs of Kobe Hana-no-Uta" (Sogo Department Store in Kobe)
2005 Personal Exhibition "Morita Rieko Shohin Ten" (Mitsukoshi Department Store in Tokyo)
Co-exhibition of Yabuuchi Satoshi & Morita Rieko (Seibu Department Store in Tokyo and Sogo Department Store in Osaka)
2006 Works done for Guest House of Kyoto Imperial Place.
2007 Personal Exhibition "Kyo, Hana, Koyomi" (Gallery Shibunkaku in Kyoto) Works done for design of Fusuma-e (sliding door) of Hojo (main hall) and ceiling painting of Kyakuden (guest room) at Rokuonji Temple famed for Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto.
2008 Design of "Ema" (the year's pictorial offering) for Todaiji Temple in Nara.
2009 Fusuma-e, Design of Japanese sliding doors, for Shinchou-ji Ryukyu-in Kyoto.
Personal exhibition : TOHOSAIMU Rieko Morita -BEAUTES DIVINES-
at MITSUKOSHI ETOILE in Paris, France
2010 A Rieko Morita Commemorative Exhibition of -BEAUTES
DIVINES- in Japan.

Received Kyoto Bunka-Sho Koro-sho (The award for cultural merit from Kyoto)
Personal Exhibition "Morita Rieko Ten -Furusato Nihon no hana, Shiki no Utsuroi- " (Sogo Department Store in Kobe and Yokohama, Takanawa-kai in Osaka and Tokyo)

2012 Personal Exhibition "Artworks of Merita Rieko in Oman" (Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts MUSCAT in Oman)
Personal Exhibition "Morita Rieko Ten "(ShiBunKaku in Kyoto)
2013 Has been inducted as an affiliate professor at Kyoto City University of Arts
Personal Exhibition "Hana Koyomi Morita Rieko Ten" (Takashimaya Department Store in Tokyo)
2014 Personal Exhibition "Morita Rieko Hana-Ranman Ten" (Kosetsu Museum of Art in Hyogo)
Personal Exhibition "Kiyokeku Morita Rieko Ten" (Ichinomiya City Memorial Art Museum of Migishi Setsuko in Aichi)

Personal Exhibition "Morita Rieko Ten -KAWAII.GITAI" (Mitsukoshi in Tokyo)


Personal Exhibition "Inochi Sanka - Morita Rieko Ten" (Jotenkaku Musium in Kyoto)

  Rieko Morita is independent and not affiliated with any artist groups.
Rieko Morita lives in Kyoto-city, Japan
An Affiliate Professor at Kyoto City University of Arts