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Born in Tokyo, Japan 1963
Resides in Seattle, WA since 1993

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

  • Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle, WA (forthcoming)
  • Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, CO (forthcoming)

2016

  • Traces, Jack Straw Cultural Center, Seattle, WA

2015

  • Act of Drawing, Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, CO
  • Hakoniwa Project - to touch & to be touched -, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA

2014

  • Act of Drawing, Winston Wächter Fine Art, Seattle, WA
  • Glass Pyrograph on paper, ponyhof artclub contemporary art, Munich, Germany
  • Echo at Satsop, New Media Gallery, Jack Straw Productions, Seattle, WA

2013

  • Echo at Satsop, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA

2012

  • Tracing the Light, Waterhouse & Dodd, New York, NY
  • Pyrograph & Aquagraph, TASTE at Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2011

  • Pyrograph & Aquagraph, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA
  • NACHI - between the eternal and the ephemeral, University of Wyoming Art Museum, curated by Susan Moldenhauer, Laramie, WY

2009

  • Glass Pyrographs, Randall Scott Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • Moment/Memory, Function+Art, Chicago, IL
  • Pyrograph, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA
  • Trace, Randall Scott Gallery, Washington D.C

2008-2009

  • Traces of the Molten State, Bellevue Arts Museum, curated by Stefano Catalani, Bellevue, WA

2008

  • Ephemeral Eternal, Davidson Contemporary, Seattle, WA

2007

  • Fluid Moment, Gallery 4Culture, Seattle, WA

2006

  • breath-memory, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA

2004

  • Funiki: Floating Feelings, Viveza Gallery, Seattle, WA

2003

  • Shadow Installation, Kirkland Arts Center Gallery, Kirkland, WA
  • Kokoro, In-Between, Gallery Mohri, Tokyo
  • Kokoro In-Between, ArtStage, Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland, WA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • NOddIN Screenings, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA
  • Black & White, Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, CO

2016

  • IN CONTEXT, Seattle, WA

2015

  • soft universe, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
  • Crafted: Objects in Flux, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, curated by Emily Zilber, Boston, MA
  • NOddIN 3rd Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
  • ECHO, 212GALLERY, Aspen, CO

2014

  • One Thousand Questions - Hiroshima to Hanford, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • NOddIN 2nd Exhibition, Claska Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2013

  • The Horizontalists, Lawrence Fine Art, East Hampton, NY
  • The Horizontalists, Studio Vendome, New York, NY
  • Paper Unbound: Horiuchi and Beyond, Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle, WA

2012

  • Elles: Featuring Northwest Women Artists, SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Spring Exhibition, D’ART Gallery, Hong Kong

2011

  • Seattle as Collector, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  • Bloom & Collapse, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA

2010

  • Winter Haiku, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009

  • Elusive Elements, curated by Kathleen Moles, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
  • Visions of Eternity, PressItOn Art Gallery, Miami, FL
  • Abstracted Remains, Tarryn Teresa Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • West Coast Drawings, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008

  • The East and The East, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2007

  • Postcards From the Edge, James Cohan Gallery, New York City
  • Mark, Randall Scott Gallery, Washington D.C.
  • START, PRISM Contemporary Glass, Chicago, IL

2006

  • Contemporary Sculpture, Catherine Person Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Hardline Organics, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA

2005

  • Raw & Refined, curated by Jess Van Nostrand, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
  • Urban Art Installations, Woolworth Building, Tacoma, WA

2004

  • She Stole the Show, Capitol Hill Arts Center, Seattle, WA
  • Artist in Residence Exhibition, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2003

  • Bemis Fall Art, Bemis Building, Seattle, WA
  • LELA, The Modern Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002

  • APEX in L.A., Angels Gate Culture Center Gallery, San Pedro, CA

2000

  • Chromosome and Concerning the Angels, Cold Rainier Building, Seattle, WA

1995

  • Clouds, Galerie Vromans, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1987

  • Senior Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
  • Senior Exhibition, Tokyo Central Museum of Arts, Tokyo, Japan

1985

  • Two Persons Show, Kuryua Art Spot, Tokyo, Japan

1984

  • Subaru Mandoki Soba Hachigo, Gallery Parerugon, Tokyo, Japan

SELECTED AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (for NACHI exhibit at University of Wyoming Art Museum)
  • National Endowment for the Arts (for NACHI exhibit at University of Wyoming Art Museum)
  • Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant
  • Grand Prize, Dave Bowen Projects
  • Individual Projects Grant, 4Culture
  • Artist Support Program, Jack Straw Productions
  • Grants for Artist Projects, Artist Trust
  • CityArtist Projects Grant, City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
  • The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists
  • New Glass Review, Corning Museum of Glass
  • Americans for the Arts Funding, Washington State Arts Commission
  • Media Literacy Scholarships, 911 Media Arts Center
  • Special Projects Grant, Bellevue Arts Commission
  • Jon and Mary Shirley Glass Scholarship, Pratt Fine Arts Center
  • EDGE Professional Development Program Scholarship, Artist Trust
  • George Tsutakawa Memorial Scholarship in Sculpture, Pratt Fine Arts Center

FILMOGRAPHY

  • Radiating Echoes - What is Beautiful?, producer, director, co-editor of a short film, April 2016
  • Echo at Satsop, producer, director, co-editor of a short film, August 2013
  • 2100° / 451°, featured artist of a short film, produced by the Anthropologist, directed by Alistair Banks Griffin, July 2011
  • Traces of the Molten State, producer, director of a short video, October, 2008

RESIDENCIES

  • Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA, 2004, 2008, 2017
  • Mighty Tieton Residency, Tieton, WA, 2013
  • John H. Hauberg Fellowship Residency, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, 2011
  • Visiting Artist Program, University of Wyoming, Art, Dance, and Theatre Departments, Laramie, WY, 2011
  • Jentel Artist Residency, Banner, WY, 2009
  • PONCHO Artist-in-Residence Program, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA, 2002 & 2003

SELECTED PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

  • Chrysler Museum of Art
  • Washington State Public Arts Commission
  • King County Portable Art Collection
  • Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • University of Washington Medical Center
  • City of Seattle
  • Seattle City Light
  • Microsoft
  • Sumitomo Corporation of America
  • The Empire Hotel, New York
  • Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong
  • Hyatt Regency, Hawaii
  • Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo
  • St. Regis, New York

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

  • Frederickson Elementary School, Puyallup, WA, 2012
  • Covington Middle School, Vancouver, WA, 2008

PRIVATE COMMISSIONS AND COLLECTIONS

  • In various countries including United States, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Brazil, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Australia, Saudi Arabia.

SELECTED PERFORMANCE AND DEMONSTRATIONS

  • Glass Performance, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, 2014
  • Glass Pyrograph on Beach, Center on Contemporary Art / Shilshole Bay Beach Club, Seattle, WA, 2013
  • Live Glass Demonstration, Calty Design Research / Toyota Design Studio, Newport Beach, CA, 2012
  • FIREBIRD, Glass and Dance Performance, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA, 2010
  • Live Glass Demonstration, Chicago Hot Glass, Chicago, IL, 2009

SELECTED THEATRE PROJECTS

  • Cuckoo Crow, Set design for Degenerate Art Ensemble, The Moore Theatre and Bagley Wright Theatre, Seattle, WA, and REDCAT, CalArts Theater, Los Angeles, CA, 2006-2007

SELECTED LECTURES AND RELATED EXPERIENCE

  • Lecture, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA, 2017
  • Lecture, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA, 2015
  • Lecture & Film Screening, Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA, 2015
  • Presentation, Seattle Central College, Seattle, WA, 2015
  • Lecture, Women Painters of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2015
  • Lecture, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, 2013
  • Lecture, Microsoft, Redmond, WA, 2013
  • Lecture, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY, 2011
  • Lecture, Cornish Collage of Art, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • Guest Speaker, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, 2011
  • Panelist, Grants for Artist Projects, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA, 2009
  • Lecture, DigiPen Institute, Redmond, WA, 2008
  • Lecture, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA, 2008
  • Guest Speaker, Art Table, Seattle, WA, 2008
  • Panelist, Public Art Programs for City of Seattle, Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle, WA, 2007
  • Lecture, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, 2005
  • Juror, Scholarship submissions for Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA, 2005
  • Lecture, North Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA, 2004
  • Workshop, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, WA, 2002
  • Exhibitions and Projects Coordinator for Asia for Dale Chihuly, Chihuly Studio, Seattle, WA, 1995-2003

EDUCATION

  • Pilchuck Glass School summer sessions, Stanwood, WA, 1993, 1994, 2000
  • Tokyo Glass Art Institute, Kanagawa, 1991-1992
  • BFA in Painting, Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo, 1984-1987

AFFILIATION

  • NOddIN, a member of a Tokyo-based filmmakers group, 2014-current
  • Artists For Japan, a co-founder of a Seattle-based grassroots supporting Japan relief since 3.11.2011 earthquake, 2011-current
  • SOIL, member of a Seattle-based artist collective & gallery, 2005-2009

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