Biography

1979   Born in Miyagi-pref, Japan
1999-2002   Bachelor of Arts (Metalcraft) Tohoku University of Art and Design,
2002-2003   KONSTFACK International University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Sweden, Special student of Metal work design

Exhibitions
2000   Selected Biamagurankai in Sapporo
Selected TakaokaCraft Exhibition
Group Exhibition “Galleria”, Karuizawa, Nagano
Two man show “Yasuyuki Oyama x Takamasa Sakai –“Natural Form“- (Yamagata / gallery Hachiya )
Group Exhibition “LIGHTING OBJECT -Kodawarino Christmas tree – ” (Yamagata)
Formed “SO brothers” collaborative unit akamasa Sakai (ceramics and porcelain) and Yasuyuki Oyama (metal)
2001   Selected “ One Wan “ in Kanazawa 2001
Selected World Competition of Arts & Crafts Kanazawa 2001
Selected Takaoka Craft Exhibition
Group Exhibition “Material & Light” (Tokyo / Matsuya Ginza craft gallery – gallery 1/f)
Group Exhibition ” The talented 20’s – young craftspeople of today” (Tokyo / Matsuya Ginza craft stage)
Collaboration with ALFACTO
2002   “SO brothers exibition -Works of Takamasa Sakai and Yasuyuki Oyama- ” (Tokyo / gallery ES )
“Objects to be treasured” (Yamagata / Honma museum)
Selected Japan Craft Competition 2002
Fair “Ars terra incognita” (Berlin)
2003  Selected International Competition “Talent 2003″
Special exhibition Talent 2003 at the International Trade Fair 2003 (Munich)
Fair “The June Olympia” (London)
2005   Group Exhibition – International Art & Design Fair – Lesley Kehoe Galleries
Solo Exhibition – Gallery Tsubaki, Chiba
Solo Exhibition – Ecoms Shizuoka Showroom, Shizuoka City
2006   Group Exhibition – Japanese Contemporary Metalwork, Sofitel, Melbourne & Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton
Solo Exhibition – Bansai Gallery, Imperial Palace
Solo Exhibition – ‘Metalcraft’ Gallery Torindo, annual
Solo Exhibition – ‘Jewelry in Summer’, Ebisu Arai Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007 | 2 Person Show ‘The sound of rain on porcelain and metal’ Gallery Planet, Nagoya

 

2008 | 2 Person Show ‘Listen to the wind’, Gallery Zero, Shizuoka

 

 

Prizes

 

2000 | Grand Prize MITI Life Industry Minister’s Award

Tokyo Dome Tableware Festival

 

2003 | Judges Award – Itami International Craft Competition

 

2007 | Tokyo Dome Tableware Festival – Excellence Award

 

2008 | Tokyo Dome Tableware Festival – Honourable Mention

Excellence Award – Itami International Craft Competition

 

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