ARTCOURT Gallery

Artists

Eiji Uematsu

Biography

1949
Born in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.
1972
Began creating reliefs to examine the qualities of clay soils.
Afterwards, began working with ceramics in Tokyo.
1975
Moved to Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture and began working at a ceramics manufacturing factory while continuing to produce his own works.
1982
Moved his residence and workplace to Marubashira, Iga-City, Mie Prefecture, and broadened the range of his work by making a kiln that uses firewood with kerosene, and using techniques like noyaki (open-firing).
1996
Invited to Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park to produce work.
1980s ~
Has been showing his works in many solo and group exhibitions.

Selected Early and Recent Solo Exhibitions

2020
Soil and Fire, The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo
Shooting Stars Found in the Garden, ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
On A Walk, Gallery 38, Tokyo
2019
Sanpo no Naka de (While on a Walk), gallery YuEi, Osaka
2018
SHISEIDO WINDOW GALLERY “Element Earth” 2018, SHISEIDO THE STORE, Tokyo
2016
The Sky that the Rabbits Saw, Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery @KCUA, Kyoto
In the Water, the Depths of the Forest, Gallery 38, Tokyo [’20]
2009
SOIL/FIRE - TO THE ROOT, Koumi-machi Kougen Museum of Art, Nagano
2007
Shape of Soil, The Museum of Arts & Crafts Itami, Hyogo
1987
Shibuya Seibu, Tokyo ['91]
1986
Gallery Maronie, Kyoto

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
Eiji Uematsu & Shiro Matsui, ACG Villa Kyoto, Kyoto
2016
Craft Arts: Innovation of “Tradition and Avant-Garde,” and the Present Day, Crafts Gallery, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2015
The 10th Paramita Ceramic Art Grand Prize Exhibition, Paramita Museum, Mie
2010
Biwako Biennale 2010, Shiga
1994
Open Air Clay Work in Kyoto ’94, Umekoji Park, Kyoto
1992
The 1992 International Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramic Art, National Museum of History, Taipei
1986
Clay–Image and Form 1981-1985, Seibu Hall, Shiga/Yurakucho Art Forum, Tokyo
The 1st International Ceramics Contest ’86, Mino, Gifu
Ceramic Annex Shigaraki ’86, Traditional Crafts Center of Shigaraki, Shiga/Gallery, The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga [’87-’93]
1985
’85 Hinuma Clay Landscape, Hinuma Miyamaeso, Ibaraki
1984
’84 Shigaraki Exhibition, Traditional Crafts Center of Shigaraki, Shiga
1981
Art Now Iga ’81, Ueno Municipal Central Public Hall/Kino Gallery, Iga-Ueno, Mie

Available Works

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