Biography

1962   Born Tokyo
1986   Bachelor of Arts (Metalwork) Tokyo National University of Fine Arts
1988   Master of Arts (Metalwork) Tokyo National University of Fine ArtsTokyo
Currently Assistant Professor Tohoku Geijutsu Koka University
1992   Superior Prize ‘The Art of Jewellery’ Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo Judges’ Prize Takaoka Craft Competition
1995   Contemporary Jewellery ‘ Ghent Municipal Museum of Decorative Art, Belgium and National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Silver Medal Takaoka Craft Competition
Judges’ Award International Design Fair IN Miyagi
1996   Superior Prize Japan Craft Exhibition
Superior Prize ‘ Tsukatte mitai kita no kashiki ‘ Competition
1997   Encouragement Award Asahi Contemporary Craft Exhibition Grand Prize Takaoka Craft Competition
‘Japanese Contemporaries’, London, Lesley Craze Gallery
1998   ‘Japan Jewellery Art‘ Itami City Craft Centre, Ueno Mori Art Museum Invitational Exhibitor Takaoka Craft Competition
1999   ‘Bi no yokan’ Takashimaya Nihonbashi, Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto 2000 Invitational Exhibitor Asahi Contemporary Craft Exhibition
Japan Jewellery Art Exhibition Award of Excellence
Selection 2000 Essen, Germany
2001   18th ‘Tansui “ Award Sato Art Craft Foundation
Outline Exhibition London, Gallery Flow
Contemporary Japanese Jewellery, London, Crafts Council Gallery Japan: Hidden Beauty London, Asian Art
2002   ‘Wabi ten’ Clotworthy Arts Centre, Ireland 2003 Oribe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Mugen, Lesley Kehoe Galleries, Melbourne
2004   Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2005   International Art & Design Fair, NY, Lesley Kehoe Galleries, 06, 07 2006 Japanese Contemporary Metalwork”, Sofitel, Melbourne
2007   Contemporary Tea Pieces, Gallery Rubein, Tokyo
‘Materials from space’ – Tea and Craft, Gallery Rubein, Tokyo
2008   Fine Art Open HOUSE Guus Roell’s Gaiieru (Maastricht)
Cha No Yu -Shigeru Uchida and seven artists- Ippodo Gallery, NY
2012   Heavy Metal : Challenging Perceptions, Lesley Kehoe Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

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Lesley Kehoe