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Akane Yamamoto

1977

Born in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.

1999

Began self-studying of Kirikane.

2000

Studied Kirikane under Eri Sayoko, a holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property for her Kirikane work.

2001

Graduated from the Nihonga(Traditional Japanese Painting) Course at the Department of Fine Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Kyoto City University of Arts.

2002~08

Lecturer at Kyoto University of Arts and Design.

2011

Graduated from the Glass Certification Studies Program, Toyama City Institute of Glass Art.

Opened an independent studio in Kyoto.

2017

“Inochi Kagayaku(Shining Life)” created for the grand opening commemoration of MIKIMOTO Ginza Main Store

“Mizukaze-Sanka” Wall decoration for TWILIGHT EXPRESS MIZUKAZE

Solo Exhibitions

2011

Gallery NOW, Toyama,

Takashimaya Kyoto Store, Kyoto

Matsuya Ginza Department Store, Tokyo

2013

Gallery Ginza ARTONE, Tokyo

Takashimaya Osaka Store, Osaka

Daiwa Kohrinbo, Kanazawa

2015

Gallery NOW, Toyama

Art Gallery, Takashimaya Osaka Store

2016

“Saio no Tabi (Trip of Saio)”, Art Gallery, Takashimaya Nihonbashi Store, Tokyo

Exhibitions

2008

37th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Region Exhibition

55th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition

2009

38th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Region Exhibition

2010

Kyoto Art Craft Biennale (as guest artist)

57th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition

Ecchu Art Festival in Toyama 2010

2011

40th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Region Exhibition (annual participation until 2016)

23rd Japan Traditional Art Crafts -Shokougei Bukai- Exhibition

Kyoto Exhibition, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

4th Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama 2011

58th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition

6th Snow Design Competition, Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice

2012

5th Contemporary Glass Triennial in Onoda 2012

Exhibition: Snow and Ice, Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi

2013

Toyama City New Acquisition Exhibition on Glass

CRIA Exhibition, Kyoto Art Center

24th Japan Traditional Art Crafts -Shokougei Bukai- Exhibition

Kyoto Exhibition, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

60th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition

International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2013

2014

TEFAF, Maastricht, Netherlands

COLLECT, London

MASTERPIECE, London

Pavilion of Art & Design London

61st Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition

“Coalescent Kōgei: Future of Tradition through Encounters”, Wako Hall, Tokyo

“Nihon Kaoku ni Miru Shihō no Kyōen: Shitsurae no bi (Treasures in Japanese Houses: the Beauty of Installations)”, Rakusuitei Museum

2015

“Bijutsu de Tadoru Monogatari (A Tale Told through Art)” Takasaki Tower Museum of Art

“Gendai Kōgei no Suki — Wabi/Chabi (Contemporary Artistic Crafts: the Aesthetics of Japan and Tea)” Exhibition, Somé Seiryukan, Kyoto

“Rūtsu wa Yamato-e (Yamato-e as the Origin)”, Yoshizawa Memorial Museum of Art, Sano

TEFAF, Maastricht, Netherlands

MASTERPIECE, London

Pavilion of Art & Design London

2016

400-year Commemoration of Rimpa Art: Selected Works by New Artists, Rimpa Forever Exhibition, The Museum of Kyoto

IKI・SUI Exhibition, Somé Seiryukan, Kyoto

The Tale of Genji Exhibition: The DNA of Elegance, Kochi Literary Museum

“Contemporary Japanese Crafts: The Kikuchi Kanjitsu Prize”, Musee Tomo, Tokyo

MASTERPIECE, London

63rd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition

“KOGEI SNOWDOME”, Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts

2017

“Crafts works of female artists in Ishikawa”, Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art

“Original×Real 2017: Contemporary Japanese Fine & Crafts

MASTERPIECE, London

64th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition

“Hibikiau bi (Resonating Beauty)”, Gallery NOW, Toyama

Awards

2009

New Comer Prize, 38th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Region Exhibition

2011

Grand Prize, Graduation Exhibition of Toyama City Institute of Glass Art

Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Region Director Prize, 40th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Region Exhibition

Asahi Newspaper Prize, 23rd Japan Traditional Art Crafts -Shokougei Bukai- Exhibition

Gold Prize, 6th Snow Design Competition

2013

Kyoto City New Artist Award

Honourable Mention, International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2013

Best Category Prize: 3D Category, East-West Art Award Competition 2013, London

2014

NHK Chairman Prize, 61th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition

2015

Special Award of Traditional Japanese Culture Pola Award

2016

Honourable Mention, Kyoto Prefecture Cultural Award

Excellence Award, 400-year Commemoration of Rimpa Art: Selected Works by New Artists, Rimpa Forever Exhibition

Kyoto Prefecture Akebono Award

Lecture

2014

Kirikane workshop, Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art

2015

Slide Talk, Yoshizawa Memorial Museum of Art, Sano

2015

Kirikane workshop, Shiodome Museum

Public Collections

Imperial Household Agency

Toyama Glass Art Museum

Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice

Yoshizawa Memorial Museum of Art, Sano

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