Keiji Ito

Works

  • Ki01 1
  • Ki02 1
  • Ki03 1
  • Ki04 1
  • Ki05 1
  • Ki06 1
  • Ki07 1
  • Ki08 1
  • Ki09 2
  • Ki11 1
  • Ki12 2
  • Ki13 1
  • Ki14 1
  • Ki15 1
  • Ki10

Biography

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.

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GROUP SHOWS

2015
Collect, Internatianal Art Fair, Officine Saffi Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2012
11.3.Chinkon, Alte Meister

2011
Exhibition “Kokoro-no-Shakudo”at Gifu Museum of Art, group show
Exhibition”Kokoro-no-Shakudo”at Paramita Museum, Mie, group show

2007
Exhibition “Tsuchi-kara-Umarerumono”at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, group show, Japan

2004
MINO CERAMICS NOW 2004 at Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, group show, Gifu, Japan

2000
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

1995
Exhibition of Prize Winners at Faenza International Ceramic Exhibition(Toki, Japan)
Hetjens Museum, group show, Dusseldorf, Germany
Gallery Bowing, group show, Hannover, Germany

1983
Invited Participant at Asahi Gendai Craft Ten, Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition, group show

1981
Padva International Modern Art Exhibition, group show


SOLO SHOWS

2015 Granvista Gallery Sapporo, Japan

2012
Keiji Itoh “11.3.Chinkon”(A Memorial to the Victims of 11th March”at Alte Meister

2003
Seto City Art Museum, solo show

1998
Keiji Ito Exhibition 1965-1998 at Gallery Momogusa, Tajimi

1995
Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts, solo show, Lausanne, Switzerland

1983
BRAUNSTEIN GALLERY, solo show, San Francisco, USA


AWARDS

2007
Enku Prize at Enku Exhibition, Gifu, Japan

2006
Gifu Prefecture Award for Fine Art and Culture, Gifu, Japan

1981
39th Faenza International Ceramic Exhibition Award, Faenza, Italy

1978
World Craft Conference-Japanese Craft Competition Award, Japan


WORKS IN MUSEUMS AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

2003
Paramita Museum, Mie Prefecture, Japan

Exhibitions

Foto Sito Nagasawa

Shibui

Keiji Ito, Kazuhito Nagasawa

From 27 September 2017 to 26 October 2017


Yugen Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

幽玄 YUGEN Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

From 14 January 2016 to 19 March 2016