1968          Born in Chiba / Japan  >>   Place in Takayama, Gifu / Japan

 

EDUCATION

2002-03  Post Graduate Study, Tokyo Glass Art Institute, Kanagawa / Japan

1992-94  M.Eng. in Architecture, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo University of Science, Chiba / Japan

1988-92  B.Eng. in Architecture, Department of Science and Engineering, Tokyo University of Science, Chiba / Japan

 

EXPERIENCE

2018          Member of the Experts Panel to select the Finalists for the LOEWE Craft Prize 2018

2012-16  Part-time Lecturer, Tama Art University, Tokyo / Japan

1994-00  Architect Staff, Gendaikeikaku Architectural & Planning Office, Tokyo / Japan

 

AWARDS and FELLOWSHIPS

2019          Gold Medal of Bavarian State Prize, MEISTER DER MODERNE, curated by Galerie Handwerk, IHM, Munich / Germany

2017          Special Mention, LOEWE Craft Prize 2017, COAM, Madrid / Spain, Chamber Gallery NY / USA, 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Tokyo / Japan

2016          Honorable Mention, The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2016, Ishikawa  / Japan

2015          Ropex International Prize, Glass '15 in Japan, Hillside Terrace, Tokyo / Japan

2012          Prize winner of Young Generation Prize, Glass '12 in Japan, Hillside Terrace, Tokyo / Japan

                      Prize winner, OBJECT, International Glass Prize 2012, Glazen Huis, Lommel / Belgium

                      Gold Medal of Bavarian State Prize, MEISTER DER MODERNE, curated by Galerie Handwerk, IHM, Munich / Germany

2008          Honorable Mention, Dai-ichi Museum Contemporary Glass Competition 2008, Aichi / Japan

2006          The 4th Chiba City Art and Culture New Artist Award, Chiba / Japan 

2004          Grand Prize, The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2004, Ishikawa / Japan

2003-06  Fellowship, Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo, Glass Workshop, Ishikawa / Japan

 

SOLO and TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2019          Two person exhibition with Yasuhiro Sumii, Seto Ceramics and Glass Art Center, Aichi / Japan

2018          Solo exhibition, Fragile Blue, Gallery DiEGO Omotesando, Tokyo / Japan

                      Two person exhibition with Kokoro Yoshii, Kagurazaka-Pollyanna Tokyo / Japan

2017          Two person exhibition, Formes en blank with Bae Sejin, MOUVEMENTS MODERNES, Paris / France

                      Two person exhibition with Tomohiro Kano, Tokyo Gallery+BTAP, Tokyo / Japan

2015          Solo exhibition, Gallery O2, Tokyo / Japan

2014          Solo exhibition, Gallery AN, Ibaraki / Japan

2013          Two person exhibition with Runa Kosogawa, Gallery NOW, Toyama / Japan

                      Solo exhibition, Gallery O2, Tokyo / Japan

2011          Solo exhibition, Ginza Bricks Gallery, Tokyo / Japan (2013, 2017)

                      Solo exhibition, Isogaya i. space, Tokyo / Japan

2010          Two person exhibition with Masao Kozumi, Grass Hopper GALLERY, Tokyo / Japan

2009          Solo exhibition, Galleria ACCa, Tokyo / Japan

2008          Solo exhibition, Gallery Tsubaki, Chiba / Japan (2010, 2012)

2007          Solo exhibition, café & galerie NAJA, Chiba / Japan (2009)

2006          Solo exhibition, curated by Motohiko Fujii, Art Interactive Tokyo, Tokyo / Japan

2005          Solo exhibition, Gallery Yukomori, Nagano / Japan

2004          Solo exhibition, Gallery ES, Tokyo / Japan

2002          Two person exhibition with Risako Yahagi, Grass Hopper GALLERY, Tokyo / Japan

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS and CONTESTS

2018          THE CUTTING EDGE with Tanaka Nobuyuki (lacquer), Hashimoto Masayuki (copper), Gallery O2, Ishikawa / Japan

                      JAPANESE GLASS TODAY, Glasmuseum Lette, Coesfeld / Germany

2017          2017 Hangzhou International Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition, Crafts Museum of CAA, Hangzhou / China

                      Kokoro -Japanisches Glas heute, Glasmuseum Frauenau / Germany               

                      lebenswelt | life-world, Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, Munich / Germany           

2016          Contemporary glass representation Exhibition vol.2, Dai-ichi Museum, Aichi / Japan

2015          Opening Exhibition, “I’ve Got Glass! I’ve Got Life!” Toyama Glass Art Museum, Toyama / Japan

                      Tama Art University Glass Works, Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo / Japan

2014          iGlass 2014, Japanese contemporary glass exhibition, LEVANT ART, Shanghai / China

                      The futurology of glass molding, Gallery O2, Tokyo / Japan

2012          The manifestations of Method, Curated by Masayuki Hashimoto, Gallery Ryokurinkan, Saitama / Japan

2011          Sumi-paintings by Toko Shinoda and Contemporary Glass Works, Rakusui-tei Museum of Art, Toyama / Japan

2010          16 Glass Objects Exhibition, ORIE Gallery, Tokyo / Japan

                      FROZEN-IN TENSION, Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, Munich / Germany

2009          The Metamorphosis of Glass, Gallery VOICE, Gifu / Japan (2011)

                      61in3 + 1/8, Gallery Ten, Ishikawa / Japan

                      ART SELECTION NOW vol.3, Gallery NOW, Toyama / Japan

2007          The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2007, Korinbo-Daiwa and Notojima Glass Art Museum, Ishikawa / Japan (2010)

                      Allure of Japanese Glass, Curated by Harumi Yukutake and Tomoko Aoki, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pennsylvania / USA

2006          The 8th Oita Asian Sculpture Exhibition, Asakura Fumio Memorial Hall, Oita / Japan

                      VESSELS, The Exhibition of Contemporary GLASS KOGANEZAKI 2006, Koganezaki Glass Museum, Shizuoka / Japan

2005          TOYAMURA International Sculpture Biennale 2005, The Toya General Center, Hokkaido / Japan

                      The 2nd Contemporary Glass Triennial in TOYAMA 2005, Toyama Civic Plaza Art Gallery, Toyama / Japan

                      New Glass Review 27, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York / USA (30/2008, 31/2009)

2004          Paperweight Collection, Glass Gallery KARANIS, Tokyo / Japan

                      The 2nd Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition 2004 in ONODA, Onoda Sun Park, Yamaguchi / Japan

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019          SHITSURAI Offerings V 〜Original Memory〜, The Terminal KYOTO, Kyoto / Japan

2017          Sincerity 2017, Korea Japan Contemporary Art Exhibition 2017, Gangneung Museum of Art, Gangeung / Republic of Korea

2016          Sincerity 14+14, Korea Japan Contemporary Art Exhibition 2016, Korean Cultural Center, Tokyo / Japan

2015          Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo 25th, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa, Ishikawa / Japan

2014          The Method of 4 Creators with Katsuhiko Azuma, Shougo Abiru, Shunji Omura, Session House, Tokyo / Japan

2013          +7 exhibition, Office339, Shanghai / China

2009          Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo 20th Anniversary Exhibition, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa, Ishikawa / Japan

2007          AACA +7 exhibition, Architectural Institute of Japan bldg., Tokyo / Japan (2008, 2009, 2010)

FAIRS

2018          SOFA Chicago 2018, curated by TAI modern, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL / USA

                      PAD London, curated by MOUVEMENTS MODERNES, Berkeley Square, London / UK

                      Salone del Mobile.Milano, exhibited by HIDA Sangyo, Milano / Italy

     PAD Paris, curated by MOUVEMENTS MODERNES, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris / France                    

     COLLECT, curated by ESH Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, London / UK

2017          Art Miami, curated by TAI modern, One Miami Herald Plaza, FL / USA

                      PAD London, curated by MOUVEMENTS MODERNES, Berkeley Square, London / UK

                      TRESOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT, curated by ESH GALLERY, Messe Basel, Basel / Switzerland

2015          ART BEIJING, curated by LEVANT ART, Beijing / China 

2014          COLLECT, curated by Exhibition Space APJ, Saatchi Gallery, London / UK (2015)

2013          Art Fair Tokyo, curated by Exhibition Space APJ, Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo / Japan (2014, 2015)

ARTIST LECTURES and WORKSHOPS

2018          Slide Lecture and demonstration, Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo, Ishikawa / Japan

                      Slide Lecture and demonstration, Nagoya University of the Arts, Aichi / Japan 

                      Slide Lecture and demonstretion, Tokyo Glass Art Institute, Tokyo / Japan 

2017          Symposium, 2017 Hangzhou International Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou / China

                      Slide Lecture and demonstration, Toyama City Institute of Glass Art, Toyama / Japan 

2015          Slide Lecture, Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo, Ishikawa / Japan

                      Slide Lecture, Toyama Glass Art Museum, Toyama / Japan

2013          Slide Lecture, Musashino Art University, Tokyo / Japan (2017)

2012          Slide Lecture, Garasukikakusya, Tokyo / Japan

                      Slide Lecture, Association for Glass Art Studies, Japan, Tokyo University of the Arts / Japan

2010          Slide Lecture and workshop, CAMGERAN 2010 Applied Glass Symposium with International Participation, Anadolu University, Eskisehir / Turkey

2008          Slide Lecture and Foaming Glass Casting Demonstretion, Omura Glass Studio Summer Workshop, Chiba / Japan            

                      Slide Lecture and Foaming Glass Casting Demonstretion, Kurashiki University of Science and the arts, Okayama / Japan

 

PUBLICATIONS

2018        Casa Brutus, LOEWE meets world craft, Magazine House, Ltd., vol.214

2017        Pen, LOEWE founded a new craft award, CCC Media House Co., Ltd., No. 431

2015        COLLECTING CONTEMPORARY GLASS -by Tina Oldnow, The Corning Museum of Glass

                 Glass, The persistence of white -by Jhon Drury, issue 139, Urban Glass

2004        GLASHAUS, Studioglas in Japan 7-by Mica Okuno, 4/2004

 

COLLECTIONS

LOEWE Foundation, Madrid / Spain

V&A Museum, London / UK

Glasmuseum Lette, Coesfeld/ Germany

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich / Germany

Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, Munich / Germany

The European Museum of Modern Glass, Coburg / Germany

GlazenHuis, Lommel / Belgium

The Corning Museum of Glass, New York / USA

Contemporary Glass Arts Museum, Eskisehir / Turkey

Dai-ichi Museum, Aichi / Japan

Toyama Glass Art Museum, Toyama / Japan

Kanazawa Utatsuyama Kogei Kobo, Ishikawa / Japan

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