Keiji Ito was born in Toki city, Cifu prefecture in Japan, in 1935.
In 1958 he graduated from the Musashino Art University.
In his home town where he lives, establishes the production of a wide array of both tableware Japanese and Eastern, teaware and sculptural objects, including the well known “Hiroshima”, “Silence”, “Mask” series.
He is a member of the IAC, International Academy of Ceramics. He has exhibited in different galleries and art e design museums in Europe, Japan and in the United States.
In the year 1981 he participated at the 39° edition of the Faenza prize. In 1994 he was appointed lecturer at Tohgei-no-Mori, the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Shiga Prefecture.
In 2008, Keiji Ito, is one of the judges of the eighth edition of the International Ceramics Competition in Mino, Japan. His works are preserved in some of the most important museums in the world.
Collect, Internatianal Art Fair, Officine Saffi Gallery, London, United Kingdom
11.3.Chinkon, Alte Meister
Exhibition “Kokoro-no-Shakudo”at Gifu Museum of Art, group show
Exhibition”Kokoro-no-Shakudo”at Paramita Museum, Mie, group show
Exhibition “Tsuchi-kara-Umarerumono”at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, group show, Japan
MINO CERAMICS NOW 2004 at Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, group show, Gifu, Japan
International Ceramic Academy Exhibition, group show, Germany
Exhibition”Utsuwa-o-Miru”(Craft & Design Gallery of the National Museum of Modern Art, group show, Tokio, Japan
Exhibition of Prize Winners at Faenza International Ceramic Exhibition(Toki, Japan)
Hetjens Museum, group show, Dusseldorf, Germany
Gallery Bowing, group show, Hannover, Germany
Invited Participant at Asahi Gendai Craft Ten, Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition, group show
Padva International Modern Art Exhibition, group show
2015 Granvista Gallery Sapporo, Japan
Keiji Itoh “11.3.Chinkon”(A Memorial to the Victims of 11th March”at Alte Meister
Seto City Art Museum, solo show
Keiji Ito Exhibition 1965-1998 at Gallery Momogusa, Tajimi
Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts, solo show, Lausanne, Switzerland
BRAUNSTEIN GALLERY, solo show, San Francisco, USA
Enku Prize at Enku Exhibition, Gifu, Japan
Gifu Prefecture Award for Fine Art and Culture, Gifu, Japan
39th Faenza International Ceramic Exhibition Award, Faenza, Italy
World Craft Conference-Japanese Craft Competition Award, Japan
WORKS IN MUSEUMS AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Paramita Museum, Mie Prefecture, Japan