Yasuhisa Kohyama

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Biography

Yasuhisa Kohyama was born in 1936 in Shigaraki, an important centre for the production of ceramics in Japan. At the age of 15, Kohyama began his career as a ceramist, working in one of the largest ceramics factories in Shigaraki, Oumi Kagaku Touki. In the following years he attended a training school in order to learn the fundamental ceramics techniques, and later began working with designers and architects on important projects.

In 1969 he set up his first studio and began experimenting with his own modelling and firing techniques. In 1973, he attained great success at his first solo show at the Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Department in Tokyo.
His works are exhibited in Japan and in the collections of important international museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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YASUHISA KOHYAMA EXHIBITION

GROUP SHOW (a selection)

2015
Yugen - Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, Officine Saffi, Milan, Italy

2012
Craft Spoken Here, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA

2011
Beauty in All Things, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA

2010
SOFA-West, browngrotta arts, USA
The International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show, New York, USA

2009
Contemporary Voices in Clay, Lacoste Gallery, Boston, USA

2008
SOFA NY, Galerie Besson, Art Miya, USA
SOFA Chicago, Galerie Besson, Chicago, USA

2007
Asian Art Fair, Art Miya, New York, USA
Classic and Contemporary Ceramics, Galerie Besson, London UK

2006
Tradition and Departure, Craft Act, Canberra, Australia
Contemporary Clay, Japan Society, New York, USA
Toji avant-garde et tradition du Japon, Sèvres, France

2005
Japanese Ceramics for the New Century, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Works from the Lake Land, The Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Arts, Shiga, Japan

2004
Palmbeach Contemporary, browngrotta arts, USA
SOFA NY, browngrotta arts, USA

2002
Ceramic Modernism: Hans Coper, Lucie Rie and Their Legacy, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada

2001
Great Shigaraki, The Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Arts, Shiga, Japan

SOLO SHOW (a selection)

2015
Erskine Hall & Coe, London, UK

2012
Erskine Hall & Coe, London, UK
Takashimaya Art Gallery, Tokio, Japan

2011
Takashimaya Art Gallery, Tokio, Japan

2010
Takashimaya Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Lacoste Gallery, Boston, USA

2009
The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, USA

2008
Galerie Besson, London, UK

2005
The Ceramic Art Gallery, Sidney, Australia

2003
Galerie De Witte Voet, Amsterdam, Netherlands


WORK IN PUBLIC COLLECTION

The Cleveland Museum Of Art, Cleveland, USA
Everson Museum of Art, Syracusa, New York, USA
Keramiekmuseum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
European Ceramic Work Center, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany
The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland USA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada
Shigaraki Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Arts, Shiga, Japan
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Powerhouse Museum, Sidney, Australia
Worchester Art Museum, Worchester, USA


AWARDS

2010
Sofa New York, Long House Reserve Special Recognition Award for Best Artwork in Show

Exhibitions

Yugen Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

幽玄 YUGEN Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

From 14 January 2016 to 19 March 2016