born on: 
13 Jan, 1944
1972 : Graduate from School of Fine Art, Paris, France
2021: "Fragments of Japan", Art Center in Gascony, Lavardens Castle, France
2019 : Solo show, In Arte Veritas Gallery, Angers, France
2019 : Oasys Consultants, Paris, France
2015 : Permanescence, Kunstation-Kleinsassen, Kleinsassen, Germany
2014 : "Japon - Regards croisés", collective exhibition, Marianne Brand Gallery, Carouge-Genève, Switzerland
2014 : Permanescence, Nichido Gallery, Paris, France
2012 : Permanescence, Nichido Gallery, Paris, France
2012 : Permanescence, Atelier 28 Gallery, Lyon, France
2010 : Permanescence, Saint Florent-le-Veil abbey, France
2010 : Permanescence, Nichido Gallery, Paris, France
2009 : Permanescence, installation & perfomance, Tenri J-D Gallery, Paris, France
2008 : Permanescence,Nichido Gallery, Paris, France
2007 : Permanescence, Installation at the 3rd Biennale of Issy, France
2006 : Permanescence, Nichido Gallery, Paris, France & "The Art of Ink", conference and performance, Nauplie Festival, Grece
2005 : Grand Formats, Angers, France
2004 : Beaux Arts Museum of Tochigi-Pref, Utsunomiya, Japan
2003 : Permanescence, C. Pleser Gallery, Munich, Germany
2002 : "L'Art de l'encre " Performance, with the Tunisian Ministry of Culture and the Japanese Embassy in Tunisia, Carthage, Tunisia
1999 : Permanescence , Art Passerelle Center, Brest, France
1997 : Permanescence, Comic works, with the Japanese Embassy, Ploneour-Lanvern, France
1991 : Permanescence, Cultart Gallery, Montreal, Canada
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Hachiro Kanno is a Japanese painter who works and lives in Paris, France.

He was born in Tochigi-Ken, in Japan, in 1944. Drawn to western culture, he arrived in France in 1968 to complete his studies at the Paris School of Fine Arts. In 1979, he moved into the Bateau-Lavoir in Montmartre and has been there ever since. Coming from a long line of traditional calligraphers and raised in the Shinto religion, Kanno transposes timeless themes into abstract, in a more up-to-date and universal way organized around the positive and the negative. There are more than 130 solo exhibitions to his credit, mainly in Europe, the US and Japan.

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  • Visit of the workshop: Hachiro Kanno

    Hachiro Kanno’s painting draws its resources from Japanese calligraphy and his favourite themes in Zen philosophy. A cross between two cultures, it succeeds in conveying a...