Akio Takamori  (Japanese, 1950) 

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Akio Takamori, Seated Man in Yellow Robe

 

Akio Takamori
Seated Man in Yellow Robe
Jeffrey Spahn Gallery
Akio Takamori, Seated Old Woman

 

Akio Takamori
Seated Old Woman
Jeffrey Spahn Gallery
Akio Takamori, Mother and Daughter

 

Akio Takamori
Mother and Daughter
Jeffrey Spahn Gallery
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Akio Takamori, Vase of nude female with male figures

 

Akio Takamori
Vase of nude female with male figures
glazed, painted, porcelain

 

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Akio Takamori, Lantern with nudes and cutouts

 

Akio Takamori
Lantern with nudes and cutouts, 2010
glazed porcelain

 

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Akio Takamori, Raku-fired bowl with nude and snake

 

Akio Takamori
Raku-fired bowl with nude and snake
earthenware

 

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1950   Born in Nobeoka, Japan
1950 - 1960   Grew up in a small industrial town in Kyushu, in the south islands of Japan
1974   Moved to the United States
1976   Earned B.F.A. under Ken Ferguson at the Kansas City Art Institute
1978   Earned M.F.A. from Alfred University
1986   National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship Grant
1988   National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship Grant
1992   National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship Grant
1993   Associate Professor, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1993   Fellowship at Keramisch Werkcentrum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
1996   Associate Professor, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1996   Fellowship at Keramisch Werkcentrum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
2001   Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant, First Place, Evanston, IL
2004   Professor of Art at the University of Washington in Seattle
2004   Currently living in Seattle, Washington
2004   Visual Artists Award, Flintridge Foundation, Pasadena, CA
2003 - 2005   Hermine Pruzan Faculty Fellow, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2003 - 2005   Seattle Collects 2003 Purchase Award, City of Seattle, Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle, WA
2005   Brotman Award for Instructional Excellence, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2006   American Craft Council College of Fellows, New York, NY
2006   Hermine Pruzan Faculty Fellow, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2006   Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
2007   Contemporary Northwest Art Award Finalist, Portland Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2008   Neddy Artist Fellowship, Tacoma Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2012   People / Alphabet, Barry Friedman, Ltd, New York, NY
2009   Contemporary Craft Museum, New York (Solo)
2008   Alice / Venus, Barry Friedman, Ltd, New York, NY (Solo)
2008   Transitions: 5 artists join Barry Friedman Ltd, Barry Friedman, Ltd, New York, NY
2008   Heads (dis)Embodied, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA
2008   Art Chicago, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
2008   Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Harvey / Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO
2008   Public Places, Private Spaces, Mesa Art Center, Mesa, AZ
2008   No Joke: Selections from the Pruzan Collection, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
2008   International Ceramics, Galerie Artworks, Antwerp, Belgium
2008   A Human Impulse: Figuration from the Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
2007   Kanzan and Jittoku, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2007   Diane and Sandy Besser Collection: A Gift to the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2007   Black & White Red All Over, Michelle Mosko Fine Art, Denver, CO
2007   Northwest Figurative Clay Ceramics International, Turman Larison Contemporary, Helena, MT
2007   Shy Boy, She Devil and Isis: the Art of Conceptual Craft, Selections from the Wornick Collection, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA*
2007   Idea of Man ll, Kunstforvm Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland
2007   Man and Beast, Garth Clark Gallery, Long Island City, NY
2007   Akio Takamori: New Work, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (Solo)
2007   Akio Takamori: Figures in Clay, International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary (Solo)
2006   Akio Takamori: The Laughing Monks, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (Solo)
2006   Akio Takamori, Gallery Camion Real, Boca Raton, FL (Solo)
2006   Poetic Expressions of Mortality: Figurative Ceramics from the Porter Price Collection, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
2006   Process & Promise: Art, Education & Community at the 92nd Street Y, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY
2006   30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
2006   SOFA, New York 2006, New York, New York
2006   A Ceramic Legacy: The Stephane Janssen and R. Michael Johns Collection, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2006   Human Form in Clay, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan (traveled to: The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, Japan)
2005   The Artful Teapot: 20th Century Expressions for the Kamm Collection, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
2005   Dual Vision: The Chazen Collection, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY (traveled to Elvehjem Museum, Madison, WI )
2005   The Figure in 20th Century Contemporary Ceramics, Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL
2005   Innocence, Garth Clark Gallery, New York (Solo)
2005   Between Clouds of Memory, Akio Takamori, a Mid-Career Survey, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ*+ (traveled to: Marylhurst University, The Art Gym, Portland, OR (2006), Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA (2006), Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI (2007)) (Solo)
2004   Akio Takamori: New Work, Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA (Solo)
2004   Bare Clay, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
2004   North American Ceramic Sculpture NOW, Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, VA
2004   Seattle Collects: 2003 Award Winners, City Space, Seattle, WA
2004   Faculty Exhibition, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2004   Double Vision, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
2004   Signature Vessel, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
2004   Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL
2004   Sleeping Figures, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (Solo)
2003   Omnipotent, Garth Clark Gallery, New York (Solo)
2003   Akio Takamori, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (Solo)
2003   From the Neck Up, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
2003   Panopticon: An Art Spectacular, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
2003   Shared Passion: Sara and David Lieberman Collection of Contemporary Ceramics and Crafts, Nelson Fine Art Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2003   Clay Body: Claudia Fitch, Akio Takamori, Patti Warashina, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
2003   Now and Now, World Contemporary Ceramics 2nd Annual World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Gyeonggi Province, Korea
2003   Akio Takamori: Promotion to Full Professor Exhibition, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2002   Others and Self, Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA (Solo)
2002   Postmodern Ceramics, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2002   A Public Trust: Recent Acquisitions at the Museum of Art, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
2002   Clay Body Rhetoric: Ceramic Figures of Speech, Beach Museum of Art, Kansas University, Manhattan, KS
2002   The Erotic Life of Clay: A Group Exhibition of Contemporary and Historical Ceramics, San Francisco State University Fine Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002   The Perception of Appearance: A Decade of Contemporary American Figure Drawings, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2002   Visual Perspectives: 14 Years of the Virginia A. Groot Awards, Groot Foundation Space and SOFA at Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
2002   The Figure in Ceramics, Galley of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
2001   Boat, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (Solo)
2001   Identities: Contemporary Portraiture, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
2001   Figuration in Clay: A Collection, McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
2001   Poetics of Clay, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
2001   Taking Measure: American Ceramic Art at the New Millennium, World Ceramic Exposition, Yoju, Korea
2001   Poetics of Clay: An International Perspective, Museum of Art and Design/Taideleollisuusmuseo, Helsinki, Finland
2000   Akio Takamori: Figural Growth, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY (Solo)
2000   Ensemble, Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA (Solo)
2000   Allan Chasanoff Ceramic Collection, Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC
2000   Artists Making Prints, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2000   Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (traveled to: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO)
2000   Ceramic National 2000: The 30th Ceramic National Exhibition, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY (traveled to: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL)
2000   The Melba and Al Langman Collection, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
1999   Akio Takamori: New Work, Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA (Solo)
1998   Akio Takamori, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (Solo)
1998   Akio Takamori, Robert Else Gallery, California State University, Sacramento, CA (Solo)
1997   New Work, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY (Solo)
1997   Woman in Memories, Cohen/Berkowitz Gallery, Kansas City, MO (Solo)
1996   Master’s Touch: Akio Takamori, Tempe Arts Center, Tempe, AZ (Solo)
1996   New Work, European Work Center, ‘s-Hertogenbosh, Netherlands (Solo)
1994   Garth Clark Gallery, Kansas City (Solo)
1994   Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles (Solo)
1993   Garth Clark Gallery, New York (Solo)
1992   Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles (Solo)
1991   Garth Clark Gallery, New York (Solo)
1990   Blue and White, Garth Clark Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (Solo)
1989   Garth Clark Gallery, New York (Solo)
1989   Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY (Solo)
1988   Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles (Solo)
1987   Garth Clark Gallery, New York (Solo)
1986   Garth Clark Gallery, New York (Solo)
1986   Esther Saks, Chicago (Solo)
1985   Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles (Solo)
1984   Garth Clark Gallery, New York (Solo)
1983   Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles (Solo)
1980   Himawari Gallery, Miyazaki, Japan (Solo)
  Collections
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Carnegie Institute Art Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Kruithuis Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Microsoft Corporation Art Collection, Redmond, WA
Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC
The Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Shigaraki, Japan
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
The National Museum of History, Taipei, Republic of China
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Swiss Museum of Ceramics and Glass, Geneva, Switzerland
Hallmark Art Collection, Kansas City, MO
Museum of Contemporary Art, the Netherlands
Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Republic of China
Arizona State University Art Museum, Ceramic Research Center, Tempe, AZ
The Arkansas Arts Center Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, AK
The Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA
Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
George Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Canada
University of Washington, School of Law, Seattle, WA
University of Washington, Allen Center, Seattle, WA
Smithsonian Institute, Archives of American Art, New York, NY
Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT