Biology

1949  Born in Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture, Japan

1967  Graduated Shigaraki Ceramic high school

1967  OUMI Chemistry Ceramic Company. – assisted Taro Okamoto making ‘The Tower of the sun’, the symbol of Expo ‘70, Osaka and many other works of  artists of                  postwar era including Sofu Teshigahara.

1972  Independent artist 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016  kaede Gallery(osaka) '03'01'98'96, Japan

2015  Keifu Gallery (Kyoto) '15'14'12, Japan

2014  Suzuki Gallery(‘05’01’99’95’94’90), Kyoto, Japan

2012  Seian Art University Gallery, Shiga, Japan  

2009  Kuro Gallery, Osaka, Japan

2007  Laura Gallery(’15), Nagoya, Japan

2005  M Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2003  K Gallery, Okayama, Japan

2003  The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park Gallery, Shigaraki, Shiga, Japan

2001  Espace 446 (‘98’97’96), Osaka, Japan

1999  Minakuchi Cultural Art Center’ Okuda Hiromu World- Life Beat’, Shiga, Japan

1998  Gotenyama Art Center’ Okuda Hiromu World -The Spirit of a Wheel’, Osaka, Japan

1997  Oribetei Gallery, Aichi, Japan

1997  Enkyo Gallery, Aichi, Japan

1996  VA Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1994  Ceramic Art Gallery(’91)Tokyo, Japan

1993  R Gallery, Fukui, Japan

1993  Masuda Studio, Tokyo, Japan

1992  Gallery Maronie (‘86’85’84), Kyoto, Japan

1991  Tenjiku Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1990  California State University, Fullerton, USA

1988  Genkai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1987  Gallery Fuji, Osaka, Japan

1987  Shibuya Seibu Department Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1987  Saga-Cyo Exhibit Space, Tokyo, Japan

1986  Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan

1985  The Museum Of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan

1983  Beni Gallery (‘82’81), Kyoto, Japan

1980  Gallery 16 (‘79’78), Kyoto, Japan

1977  Iteza Gallery (‘76’75’74’73), Kyoto, Japan

 

Group Exhibitions

2015  Miyazaki Gallery(‘14’13), Nara, Japan

2010  ‘New Shigaraki Wind‘, Noritake Gallery (’09), Aichi, Japan

2009  Keifu Gallery (’08), Kyoto, Japan

2009  ‘Shigaraki Open Air Exhibition’ (‘08’07), Shiga, Japan

2008  ‘The Life Cycle and Rebirth-Various Lives’, Green House (with Okuda Mieko and 345 citizens works), Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, USA 

2008  CAPA Gallery (with Okuda Mieko), Pittsburgh, USA   

2008  Morgan Gallery (with Okuda Mieko), Pittsburgh, USA

2005  ‘Work From The Lake Land’, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park Museum, Shiga

2004  ‘COMMUNICATING  EXTENDING ‘, Korea, Japan, China, Milal Museum ,Seoul, Korea

2004  ‘The 3th Modern Craft Art‘, The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Shiga, Japan

2003  ‘Korea, Japan Modern Ceramic Exhibition’, Sagan Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2002  ‘Six Story’, The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan

2001  ‘International Large Scale Ceramics Sculpture Exhibition’ , Taipei County Yingko Ceramic Museum Opening Exhibition, Taiwan

2001  ‘Inchon International Ceramic Festival Exhibition’, Inchon, Korea

2001  ‘Shigaraki Big Ceramic Exhibition’ The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park Museum, Shiga, Japan

2000  ‘Int’l Ceramic Studio Symposium Exhibition’, Kesckemeti, Hungary

2000  ‘Contemporary Craft Art Exhibition’, The Museum of Modern Art ,Shiga, Japan

2000  ‘The 10th Anniversary Exhibition of Award Winners of Shumei Cultural Foundation Award’, Miho Museum, Shiga, Japan

1999  ‘Japanese Contemporary Ceramic Art’, Museum Van Bommel Van Dam Venlo in Samenwcrking Met, Holland

1998  ‘The Heart of The Creator in Contemporary Ceramic Art’, The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park Museum, Shiga, Japan

1996  ‘Nude Ware’ Korean and Japanese Exhibition, Hyundai Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1995  ‘The View of Gallery’, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan

1995  ‘Exhibition of Benefit Auction for Blanchette H, Rockefeller Fellowship Fund’  Mitukoshi Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1994  ‘Ceramic Annex Shigaraki’ (‘93’92’91’90’89’88’87’86), The Shigaraki Traditional and Industrial Center, The Museum of Modern Art Gallery Shiga, Shiga, Japan

1994  ‘Korea and Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition’, The Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1994  ‘Fesitival Ba’, Ba Gallery, Tokyo

1994  ‘The 4th Invitational Exhibition of Jinro Foundation’, Hangram Art Center, Seoul, Korea

1994  ‘Open Air Clay work in Kyoto ‘94’, Kyoto Station Plaza, Kyoto, Japan

1994  ‘Paper and Clay Work’ (’93), Ceramic Art Gallery, Tokyo

1994  ‘Flower and Objection’, Ceramic Art Gallery, Tokyo

1994  ‘Tea Pot for Interior’, Ceramic Art Gallery, Tokyo

1994  ‘From One Plate’ (’93), Ceramic Art Gallery, Tokyo

1993  ‘Ceramic Art Works of 4 Artists’, Ceramic art Gallery, Tokyo

1992  ‘Art of Light’ Sumida River Side Gallery, Tokyo

1991  ‘The World Ceramic Art Festival’- Shigaraki Modern Ceramic Artists, The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park Museum, Shiga, Japan

1989  ‘4 Artists of Shigaraki’, Plus Minus Gallery, Tokyo Electric Company, Ginza, Tokyo

1988  ‘Shiga Annu al ’88, The Repro- Action of Form’ , The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga

1986  ‘Clay Work ’86’, Maronie Gallery, Kyoto / Wacoal Ginza art Gallery, Tokyo

1985  ‘Shigaraki and Tokoname Joint Exhibition’ (’83),The Shigaraki Traditional and Industrial Center, Shiga, The Tokoname Cultural Art Center, Aichi

1984  ‘Open Air Exhibition Hakusan Art Festival’, Nagano, Japan

1984  ‘New Artists of Shigaraki’-Seitouken (’82), The Shigaraki Traditional and Industrial Center, Shiga, Japan

1982  ‘Shigaraki Ceramic Exhibition- Competitively Selected Shigaraki’, The Traditional and Industrial Center, Otu Seibu Department Art Gallery, Shiga, Japan

1982  ‘Running Art ’82’,Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Kyoto City Museum, Kyoto, Japan

1977  ‘Kibougaoka Open Air Sculpture Exhibition’ Kibougaoka Park, Shiga, Japan

1976  ‘New Ceramic Artist’ –Shin Toujin, Kyoto City Museum (’77), Kyoto, Japan

1975  ‘Nagara Open Air Sculpture Exhibition’, Nagara Park, Shiga, Japan

 

Grants

2008  Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, USA

2000  Syumei Cultural Foundation, Miho Museum, Shiga, Japan

1994  Jinro Foundation, Korea

1989  Asian Cultural Council, Blanchette H. Rockefeller Fellowship, USA

 

Lectures

2016  Ntaional Taiwan Craft Reserch and Development Ihstitute , International interchange Craft hall,'Inovation and Tradition'

2010  ‘Shigaraki and Molding’, Seian Art University,

2010  ‘Summer Studio for Students of Department of Ceramic of Shigaraki High School, (‘09’08’07’06’05), Shiga, Japan

2009  Commemorative speech, The 26th Anniversary of The Museum of Modern Art Shiga, Shiga, Japan

2008  Manchester Crafstmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, USA

2002  The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park (’92)Shiga, Japan

2001  Taipei County Yingko Ceramic Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2000  Int’l Kesckemeti Studio, Hungary

1994  Ceramic Art School Japan-Korea, Pusan, Korea

1994  Honiki University, Seoul, Korea

1989  Archi Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana, USA

1989  Chicago Art Institute, USA

 

Workshops

2016  Ntaional Taiwan Craft Reserch and Development Ihstitute , International interchange Craft hall,recture,workshop'Inovation and Tradition'

2010  ‘Summer Studio for students, ’ Shigaraki High School, (‘09’08’07’06’05)

2008  Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgu, USA

2008  Demonstration at ’42nd Annual Conference National Council on Education for Ceramic Artists, NCECA’ , Pittsburgh, USA

2008  Pittsburgh University, hosted by Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania, USA

2008  Slippery Rock University, Pittsburgh, USA

2004  Faenzua Art High School, Faenza, Italy

2003  Seoul Sazan Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2002  The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, (’92), Shiga,Japan

2001  Taipei County Yingko Ceramic Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2000  Int’l Kesckemeti Studio, Kesckemeti, Hungary

1994  Ceramic Art School, Japan-Korea, Keisei University, Pusan, Korea

1994  Honiki University, Seoul, Korea

 

Publication

2015  Taro Okamoto in Shigaraki – Shigaraki Pottery - Contemporary and Legacy, Sunrise Publisher

2010  Oumi, Seian Art University

2009  Ceramics Art and Perception No75, USA

2009  Ceramics TECHNICAL No 29, USA

2006  Tosetsu, Japan Ceramic Ware Association

1999  Let’s meet artists in Shigaraki, Act Limited Company

1995  Latest Today’s Ceramics, Tea cups, Kogei Publisher

1994  Architecture and Society, The Architectural Association of Japan

1993  Ceramics, Kinki area, Kyoto Shoin

1991  Bijutsu Techo, Bijutsu Shuppan   

1990 Ceramics MONTHLY, September, USA

1989  Japanese Contemporary Ceramic Artists of Kyoto and Shigaraki, Gakushu Publisher

1988  WACOA, Japanese Contemporary Crafts, Wall Material Association

1988  Me no Me, Ribun

1987  Bijyutsu Techo, Bijutsu Shuppan

 

Catalogues

2014  Shigaraki, Creativity and Social Design, Urban Study, Osaka City University

2010  ‘Taro Okamoto and Shigaraki’, Sunrise Publisher

2009  ‘HIROMU OKUDA - Innovation to Tradition’, Kuro Gallery

2008  ‘42nd Annual Conference National Council on Education for The Ceramic Artists, NCECA, USA

2005  Works From The Lake Land, Ceramic Artisans of Shiga, The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park Museum, Shiga, Japan

2005  COMMUNICATION EXTENDING, Int’l Exhibition, Korea, China, Japan, Milal Museum, Seoul, Korea

2000  Special Exhibition of Shumei Cultural Foundation Award Winners to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Shumei Cultural Foundation Award, Miho Museum, Shiga 

2001  The Int’l Large Scale Ceramics Sculpture Exhibition, Taipei County Yingko Ceramic Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

1999  Japanese Contemporary Ceramic Art, Museum Van Bommei Van Dam Venio In Samenwcrking Met, Holland

1998  The Heart of the Creator, Contemporary Ceramic Art, The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park Museum, Shiga, Japan

1995  Exhibition for Benefit Auction for Blanchette H, Rockefeller Fellowship Fund

1994  The 4th Invitational Exhibition of Jinro Ceramic Art, Jinro Foundation, Seoul, Korea

1994  Open Air Clay Work IN Kyoto’94, Ceramic Forum, Kyoto

1994  Ceramic Art School, Japan, Korea, Keisei University Department of Ceramic, Pusan, Korea

1991  Ceramic Annex Shigaraki, Ceramic Annex Shigaraki Planning Committee

1991  HIROMU OKUDA ‘ONKU’, Gallery Tenjiku

1989  Message from flame, The 19th Shiga Art Festival

1988  SHIGA ANNUAL Clay Work The Repro- Action of Form, The Museum of Modern Art Shiga, Japan

 

Collections

The Museum of Modern Art Shiga, Shiga, Japan

Miho Museum, Shiga, Japan

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, USA

Taipei County Yingko Ceramic Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park Museum, Shiga, Japan

Int’l Kesckemeti Ceramic Studio, Kesckemeti, Hungary

Jinro Foundation, Seoul, Korea