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Garden of Resonance: The Art of Jun Kaneko

Portland Japanese Garden is delighted to welcome internationally acclaimed artist Jun Kaneko (b. 1942-). Kaneko, recently honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center, has made major contributions to the field of sculptural art on a global scale, exploring the relationships between art, nature, and people with the bold placement of his works. 

Untitled work by Jun Kaneko in Portland Japanese Garden’s final art exhibition of 2022, Garden of Resonance: The Art of Jun Kaneko. Photo by Jonathan Ley.

Kaneko’s famously large and evocative outdoor ceramic statues will be installed across
our spectacular garden spaces, creating a stunning juxtaposition with the fiery reds and
oranges of our maples in fall. This will be in addition to more intimate pieces from the nearly
60 years of Kaneko’s marvelous career, including paintings and works on paper.

In the Strolling Pond Garden, an untitled piece by Jun Kaneko in our latest exhibition: Garden of Resonance: The Art of Jun Kaneko. Photo by Jonathan Ley.

Garden of Resonance will showcase works spanning this celebrated artist’s career ranging from large, outdoor installations to his earlier paintings and other works on paper. Juxtaposed alongside the stunning foliage of the Pacific Northwest, creating a backdrop of constantly changing color and texture, this exhibition will offer a transformative experience to visitors of all types, while bringing out the best of what makes this Japanese garden truly special.  

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Portland Japanese Garden would like to thank the Japan Foundation for their funding support of this exhibition.

Did you know? The artwork on display is available for purchase! Please inquire with onsite staff or at