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Solo Exhibitions

2012

Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

2011

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

2010

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan

Lacoste Gallery, Boston MA, USA

2009

The Sculpture Center, Cleveland OH, USA

2008

Galerie Besson, London, UK

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2007

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan

2005

The Ceramic Art Gallery, Sydney NSW, Australia

2003

Galerie De Witte Voet, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1999

Avante Gallery, Cleveland OH, USA

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1997

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1995

Avante Gallery, Cleveland OH, USA

1994

Toraya Gallery, New York City, USA

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

1993

Galerie De Witte Voet, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Contemporary Ceramics and Textile, The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan

Misawa Shitsurai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Gallery Miya, Tokyo, Japan

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1992

Kohyama and Tanaka: Contemporary Ceramics and Textile Art from Japan, Museum het Princessehof, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany

1989

Masuiwaya Gallery, Osaka, Japan

Modem Gallery, Shizuoka, Japan

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

1988

Gallery Kita, Nara, Japan

Toubien, Nara, Japan

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1987

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1986

Irodori Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

1985

Fukuda Kougei Gallery, Shiga, Japan

Akaneya Gallery, Nara, Japan

1984

Gakuenmae Art Gallery, Nara Japan

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1982

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1981

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1980

Matsuzakaya Art Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

1979

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Takashimaya Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1973

Mitsukoshi Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Maruei Art Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2012

Craft Spoken Here: From the Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia PA, USA

2011

SOFA NY, Lacoste Gallery, USA

Beauty in All Things: Japanese Art and Design, Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, USA

Stimulus: art and its inception, browngrotta arts, Wilton CT, USA

2010

SOFA West, browngrotta arts, USA

The International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show, Japonesque Gallery, New York City, USA

2009

SOFA West, browngrotta arts, USA

Contemporary Voices in Clay, Lacoste Gallery, Boston MA, USA

2008

SOFA NY, Galerie Besson, Art Miya, USA

SOFA Chicago, Galerie Besson, USA

2007

Asian Art Fair, Art Miya, New York, USA

Classic & Contemporary Ceramics, Galerie Besson, London, UK

2006

SOFA NY, browngrotta arts, USA

Tradition and Departure, Craft Act, Canberra, Australia

Contemporary Clay: Japanese Ceramics for the New Century, Japan Society, New York City, USA

Toji avant-garde et tradition du Japon, Musée national de la céramique Sèvres, Sèvres, France

2005

Contemporary Clay: Japanese Ceramics for the New Century, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA, USA

Works from the Lake land: Ceramic Artisans of Shiga, The Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Arts, The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shiga, Japan

2004

Palmbeach Contemporary, browngrotta arts, USA

SOFA NY, browngrotta arts, USA

2003

SOFA NY, browngrotta arts, USA

2002

Ceramic Modernism: Hans Coper, Lucie Rie and Their Legacy, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada

SOFA NY, browngrotta arts, USA

2001

Great Shigaraki, The Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Arts, The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shiga, Japan

2000

SOFA NY, browngrotta arts, USA

400 years anniversary: Japan and the Netherlands, Galerie De Witte Voet, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ceramics, Lew Allen Contemporary, Santa Fe NM, USA

1999

SOFA NY, browngrotta gallery, USA

1998

SOFA NY, Chicago, browngrotta gallery, USA

Contemporary Ceramics: Selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA

1994

Kohyama Studio Crafts, Toraya Gallery, New York City, USA

1993

Application Art Collection by Benno Premsela, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, Mitsukoshi Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan

Japanese Crafts Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan Additional years '92-'59

1992

Kohyama Studio Crafts, Washikurabu, Osaka, Japan

Kohyama Studio Crafts, Kokyouan Gallery, Osaka, Japan

Kohyama Studio Crafts, Matasuzakaya Art Gallery, Yokkaich, Japan

Continuity and Transformation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics. Collection of the Everson Museum of Art, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse NY, USA

1991

Kohyama Studio Crafts, Daimaru Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan

Kohyama Studio Crafts, Toubien, Nara, Japan

Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, Mitsukoshi Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1990

Kohyama Studio Crafts, Toyota Avenue Gallery, Nara, Japan

Primitivism in Contemporary Ceramics, The Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Arts, The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shiga, Japan

1989

Kohyama Studio Crafts, Ginza Matsuya, Tokyo, Japan

Kohyama Studio Crafts, Uchida Hall, Osaka, Japan

Kohyama Studio Crafts, Gallery Kaita, Tokyo, Japan

1988

Kohyama Studio Crafts, Hosaka Gallery, Yamanashi, Japan

Kohyama Studio Crafts, Higashioji Gallery, Nara, Japan

Kohyama Studio Crafts, Gallery Kaita, Tokyo, Japan

1987

Kohyama Studio Crafts, Gallery Kaita, Tokyo, Japan

1986

Kohyama Studio Crafts, Takashimaya, Kyoto, Japan

The World Ikebana Conference, Takashimaya Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

Kohyama Studio Crafts, Gallery Kaita, Tokyo, Japan

1985

Kohyama Studio Crafts, Daimaru, Osaka, Japan

Kohyama Studio Crafts, Gallery Kaita, Tokyo, Japan

1984

Kohyama Studio Crafts, Gakuenmae Art Gallery, Nara, Japan

1982 - 1983

Shinkougei Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan

1982

Nitten, Kyoto, Japan

1979

Japanese Arts and Crafts Show, Private house, Los Angeles, USA

Kohyama Studio Crafts, Ginza Matsuya, Tokyo, Japan

1978

Contemporary Ceramics by Five Artists, Tousenbou, Kyoto, Japan

1970

Japanese Craft for Flower Arrangement and Tea Ceremony, Kyoto, Japan

Dentoukougei Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan

1967

Shigaraki Four Artist Exhibition, Matsuya Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

Shigaraki Craft Exhibition, Beni Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

Shigaraki New Work Exhibition, Sogo, Kobe, Japan

1966

Component of Modern Interior Exhibition, Kyoto Interior Consultant, Kyoto and Nikku, Fukuoka, Japan

Young Artists in Shigaraki Exhibition, Mruzen, Tokyo, Japan

1964

Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition, Nagoya, Japan

Contemporary Craft Exhibition, Maruei, Nagoya, Japan

1959

Shiga Art Exhibition, Shiga, Japan

Japanese Crafts Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

1958

Shigaraki Seitoukai Crafts Exhibition, Shigakaikan, Shiga, Japan

1957

Shigaraki Seitoukai Crafts Exhibition, Shigaraki Kankou Kaikan, Shiga, Japan

Public Collections

Brooklyn Museum, New York City, USA

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati OH, USA

European Ceramic Work Center, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse NY, USA

Gardiner Museum, Toronto ON, Canada

Kent State University, Kent OH, USA

Keramiekmuseum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany

Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, USA

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA, USA

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia PA, USA

Powerhouse Museum, Sydney NSW, Australia

Shigaraki Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Arts, Shiga, Japan

Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Chicago IL, USA

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Stedelijk Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherland

St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis MO, USA

Sturt Craft Centre, Mittagong NSW, Australia

The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland OH, USA

The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland OH, USA

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA, USA

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester MA, USA

Awards

2010

SOFA New York, Long House Reserve Special Recognition Award for Best Artwork in Show

1983

Shinkougei Exhibition Award

1982

The Japan Fine Art Exhibition Award

Shinkougei Exhibition Award

1970

Japanese Craft Flower Arrangement and Tea Ceremony Award

Dentoukougei Exhibition Award

1964

Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition Award

Contemporary Crafts Exhibition Award

Japanese Ceramic Design for Export Exhibition Award

1959

Shiga Art Exhibition Award

Professions

2010

Instructor, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA, USA

2008

Instructor, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland OH, and Kent State University, Kent OH, USA

2004

Worked at the Sturt Craft Work Centre, Mittagong NSW, Australia

1999

Instructor, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland OH, and Kent State University, Kent OH, USA

1997

Instructor, Huara Huara Studios and lecture at the National Museum of Santiago de Chile, Chile

1996

Worked at Atelier du CEP, Aube, France

1993

Instructor, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland OH, and Kent State University, Kent OH, USA

1992

Worked at the European Ceramic Work Center, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

1969

Revived use of the traditional Japanese anagama natural firing kiln in order to reproduce classical style pottery

1955

Studied with ceramic designer Sakuzo Hineno