1962   Born Okayama prefecture
1987   Graduated from Tokyo Gakugei Daigaku – postgraduate in teaching art.
1990   Selected for the ‘Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition’ and again in 91, 95 & 96
Selected for the Takaoka Crafts Exhibition. Silver prize.
1991   Selected for the ‘Talentborse Handwerk 1991’ Prize winner.
Established Studio in Hachioji-city, Tokyo
1996   Won the 13th Tansuiou Prize, presented by the Sato Foundation for the promotion of arts and crafts.
Exhibited at “Forms of Lines; Forms of Plates, Gallery U
1997   Selected for the Japan Crafts Exhibition, Received Grand prize
Participated in the 2nd “lights in daily lives exhibition” at Living design gallery
1998   Group Exhibition, “Twisted Fellows”, AXIS X;port
Group Exhibition, “Neo Metal works”, Wacoal Ginza Art Space
1999   Group Exhibition, “Metalworks”, Kagurazaka Pulse Gallery
2006   International Art & Design Fair, Lesley Kehoe Galleries, 07
2007   SOFA Exhibition, New York, Lesley Kehoe Galleries
2008   Japanese Cool zero 8, Lesley Kehoe Galleries
2009  Collect (SAATCHI Gallery / London)
Passion Japan (Milan)
2010   SOFA New York 2010
2011   SOFA New York 2011
Collect (SAATCHI Gallery / London)
Solo Exhibition (Gallery Okariya / Tokyo)

Public Collections
Kyusyu Sangyo University Museum / Fukuoka,Japan
National Gallery of Australia / Canberra,Australia
Victoria&Albert Museum / London

JCDA – Japan Craft Design Association


Lesley Kehoe