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A brief personal résumé

Minako Masui was born in 1940 in Yokohama, Japan. In 1962 she moved to Sweden, where she lives today. Between the years 1984 and 1989 she received her formal arts education at The Graphic School Forum in Malmö, which also is her present hometown.

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  • Stockholm Modern Museum
  • The Art Museums in Malmö, Gothenburg, Västerås, Uppsala, Norrköping and Ystad
  • The Regional Museum of Kristianstad
  • Museum Centre Vapriikki in Tampere, Finland
  • Kharkov Art Museum, Russia
  • Alvar Aalto Museum, Finland
  • The Cracow National Museum, Poland
  • Kusou-no-Mori Museum, Japan
  • The Swedish Embassy in Tokyo, Japan
  • The Swedish National Public Art Council
  • Art collections of county councils and municipalities.


  • "Vindens portar" (Wind ports), two concrete sculptures with blue illumination on the street Vattugatan in Hässleholm
  • "Gröna rummet" (The green room), concrete sculpture and graphics on textile for waiting room at The Södersjukhuset Hospital, Stockholm
  • "Kolonnen", sculpture in concrete and glass, The Swedish Embassy in Kampala, Uganda
  • "Betongande" (Concrete ghost), concrete sculpture for Ljungby commune


  • 2009: Carl-Axel Valén's Foundation
  • 2009: Jordi Arkö's Scholarship
  • 2006: Ella och Gunnar Anderssons Konstnärsstipendium
  • 2004: Lengertz' Art Prize
  • 2002: Madeleine Pyk's Foundation
  • 2001: The Foundation "Malmö Art Hall of 1931"
  • 1999, 2000: IASPIS International Culture Exchange Prize
  • 1997: Grand Prix of "Grafikens Hus" in Mariefred
  • 1993: Malmö City Culture Prize
  • 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998: Scholarships of the Artist Board in Sweden
  • 1990: Graphica Creativa Nordic Graphic Art Competition, 3rd price, in Finland
  • 1989: "Aase och Richard Björklunds stipendiefond", Malmö Art Museum

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