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Yo Akiyama

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Biography

1953
Born in Yamaguchi, Japan
1976
Entered Kyoto City University of Arts
1978
Completed Postgraduate course in ceramics, Kyoto City University of Arts

Solo Exhibitions

2016
Musée Tomo, Tokyo
2015
Joan B. Mirviss Gallery, New York, USA (also in 2011, 2007)
2014
Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Bruxelles, Kingdom of Belgium (also in 2010)
2013
ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka (also in 2009)
2008
Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo (also in 1998)
2005
KochuKyo, Tokyo
Frank Steyeart Gallery, Gent, Belgium
2004
INAX Tile Museum, Tokoname
1999
Contemporary Art NIKI, Tokyo
1996
Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo (also in 1993, 1989, 1987)
Gallery Nakamura, Kyoto (also in 1987)
1991
Shibuya Seibu Craft Gallery, Tokyo (also in 1988)
1986
INAX Gallery 2, Tokyo
1985
Gallery Maronie, Kyoto (also in 1983, 1982)
1980
Gallery 16, Kyoto
1977
Gallery Iteza, Kyoto (also in 1976)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
Spider Silk, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art
Memorial Exhibition for Japan Ceramic Society Award, KOCHUKYO, Tokyo
Rencontre, The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo
Ceramics of Terada Collection, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
2015
"Akiyama Yo & Kitamura Junko: A Moment in Time", Joan B. Mirviss Gallery, New York
2014
"Takeshi Umehara and 25 Artists, Takashimaya" Kyoto/Osaka/Tokyo/Yokohama/Nagoya
"55th Japan Ceramic Society Award Exhibition" Wako Hall, Tokyo
2013
"Yo Akiyama+Junko Kitamura" Kakiden Gallery, Tokyo
"22nd Japan Ceramic Exhibition" Tokyo/Osaka/Ibaraki/Fukuoka/Aichi
"54th Japan Ceramic Society Award Exhibition" Wako Hall, Tokyo
2012
"Design Miami" USA
"Takeshi Umehara and 10 Artists, Takashimaya" Kyoto/Tokyo/Osaka/Nagoya/Yokohama
"Design Basel" Switzerland (also in 2011, 2009)
"Son et Lumière "Material, Transition, Time"" 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa
"The Magic of Ceramics "Artistic Inspiration"" The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shiga/Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu(2013)/The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo (2013)
2011
"Trial "CHAJI"" Kosanji temple, Kyoto
"Japanese Ceramics from Ancient Times to the Present From the Aichi Prefectural Ceramics
Museum Collection" Hekinan City Tatsuyoshi Fujii Museum of Contemporary Art, Aichi
"Small Universe" Ichinokura Sakazuki Art Museum, Tajimi, Gifu (also in 2008)
"Ceramica Viva : I Ceramisti Giapponesi Premiati a Faenza" Instituto Italiano di Cultura, Tokyo
"Japanese Modern Ceramics" Ebetsu City Ceramic Art Center, Hokkaido/Seto City Museum of Art, Aichi
"Object Ceramics" Hagi Uragami Museum, Yamaguchi
"Takeshi Umehara and 10 Artists" Chushin Art Museum, Kyoto (also in 2009)
2010
"Matières noires" WCC・BF, Mons, Belgium
"Trial "CHAJI" / Big Tea Party in Kitanomaru" Crafts Gallery, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
"Artists of the Kyoto Art and Culture Award" Chushin Art Museum, Kyoto
"Contemporary Ceramics for the tea Ceremony" Musée Tomo, Tokyo (also in 2008, 2006)
"Shining Technique and Beauty" The Kagawa Museum, Kagawa/Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Aichi
"17th MOA Mokichi Okada Award in Craft" MOA Museum of Art, Shizuoka
"Welcome to Chokoku no Mori" The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama
2009
"World Contemporary Ceramics Adventure of the Fire" Incheon World Ceramic Center, Korea
"Pleasant Shapes" Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu
2008
"The 49th Japan Ceramic Society Prize Winner Exhibition" Gallery Kochukyo, Tokyo
"Shapes in a Palm" Gallery UTUWA=KAN, Kyoto
2007
"Works from the Soil: Life Meets the Mother Earth in the Collection" Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
"Invitation to Modern Ceramic Art -Japan and Europe" The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo
2006
"Japanese Ceramics - The essence of 100 years" Ibaragi Ceramic Art Museum
"Surface Intentions" Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, kyoto
"TRANSCENDING?TRADITION" Barry Friedman Gallery, New York
2005
"Japanese Ceramics for the New Century" Museum of Fine Arts Boston, U.S.A
" Transformations: The language of craft" National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
"Alternative Paradise" 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
2004
"Confronting Tradition : Contemporary Art from Kyoto" Smith College Museum of Art, U.S.A
2003
"Japan - Ceramics and Photography - Tradition and Today" Deichtorhallen, Germany
2002
"The Legacy of Modern Ceramic Art" Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu
2001
"The 19th Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture 2001" Ube Open-Air Sculpture Museum
"Crafts in Kyoto 1945 - 2000" The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
2000
"Craft in Comtemporary Art" The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga

Selected Awards (since 2005)

2016
The First prize, Japan Ceramic Society
2014
Culture and Scholarship Award, Kyoto Shimbun Newspaper
2011
The 52nd Mainichi Art Award, Mainichi Shimbun Newspaper
2010
Grand Prix, The 17th Mokichi Okada Award
Excellence Prize, Contemporary Ceramics for the Tea Ceremony, Musée Tomo (2006)
2008
The 21st Kyoto Fine Arts Cultural Award
2007
Contribution Award, The 25th Kyoto Prefecture Cultural Award
Enku Award, The 4th Enku Grand Award Exhibition

Major Public Collections

Kyoto prefecture/ The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga/ The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama/ 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa/ Hagi Uragami Museum/ The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka/ The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto/ Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza/ The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston /Victoria & Alvert Museum, London / Museum of Fine Art, Boston/ Keramion Frachen, Germany/ International Ceramic Studio, Hungary/ Minneapolis Institute of Art/ Benaki Museum, Athene/ Art Gallery of South Australia/ Honolulu Contemporary Art Museum, Portland Museum

Publication

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ACG Exhibition

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