Jun Kaneko  (Japanese, 1942) 

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Jun Kaneko Biography
1942   Born in Nagoya, Japan
1964   California Institute of Art, Los Angeles, CA
1964   Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
1964   Studied ceramics at Jerry Rothman's studio, Paramount, CA
1966   University of California, Berkeley, CA, studied under Peter Voulkos
1967   Archie Bray Foundation Fellowship
1970 - 1971   Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA, studied under Paul Soldner
1979   National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1985   National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1994   Honorary Member of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
1994   Nebraska Arts Council Fellowship
1996   Fellow of the American Craft Council
Selected Exhibitions
2013   Jun Kaneko Exhibitions in 2013:
Legends, Myths and Truths: Jun Kaneko, Millennium Park Boeing Galleries, Chicago, IL, USA (solo exhibition)
2012   Jun Kaneko Exhibitions in 2012:
In the Round, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, USA (solo exhibition)
San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts (deYoung), San Francisco, CA, USA (solo exhibition)
Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (solo exhibition)
2011   Jun Kaneko Exhibitions in 2011:
History of Modern Ceramics in Japan – From Kenkichi Tomimoto to Kazua Yago and Contemporary Ceramists, The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, Japan
Outside Kaneko, Lauritzen Gardens Botanical Garden, Omaha, NE, USA (solo exhibition)
Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA, USA (solo exhibition)
Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (solo exhibition)
2010   Jun Kaneko Exhibitions in 2010:
Crisp Museum, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Giradeau, MO, USA (solo exhibition)
Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA, USA (solo exhibition)
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, USA (solo exhibition)
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach, FL, USA (solo exhibition)
Museum of Arts & Science, Macon, GA, USA (solo exhibition)
Selected Work, Ohr-O’Keefe Museum, Biloxi, MS, USA (solo exhibition)
2009   Jun Kaneko Exhibitions in 2009:
Jun Kaneko Intimate Relationships, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA (solo exhibition)
Madama Butterfly: Costumes, Set, Properties & Projections by Jun Kaneko, Opera Company of Philadelphia, PA, USA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Perelman Building, Philadelphia, PA, USA (solo exhibition)
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL, USA (solo exhibition)
Play’s the Thing: The Paintings and Objects of Jun Kaneko, Sheldon Art Museum, Lincoln, NE, USA (solo exhibition)
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA (solo exhibition)
Crosscurrents: Jun Kaneko & David Kuraoka, Maui Arts and Culture Center, Kahului, HI, USA
2008   New Work, Imago Galleries
2008   Dangos: Roof Garden Installation, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2008   Fidelio: Costumes, Set, Properties & Projections, Opera Company of Philadelphia, PA
2007   Jun Kaneko Solo, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
2007   Jun Kaneko: New Glass, Bullseye Gallery, Portland OR
2007   Madama Butterfly: Costumes, Set, Properties & Projections by Jun Kaneko, Hawaii Opera Theater, Maui HI
2007   Madama Butterfly: Costumes, Set, Properties & Projections by Jun Kaneko, Hawaii Opera Theater, Honolulu HI
2006   A Ceramic Legacy – Selections from the Stephane Janssen and R. Michael Johns Collection, Arizona State University Museum, Tempe AZ
2006   Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ (3-person)
2006   Anniversary Exhibition, The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu HI
2006   Jun Kaneko and Michael Sarich, Stremmel Gallery, Reno NV (2-person)
2006   ClayFusion Ceramists work in glass, Jun Kaneko Sushi Plates, Bullseye Connection Gallery, Portland OR
2006   Jun Exhibition, Gallery Kasahara/Chuden Build, Nagoya Japan (solo)
2006   Jun Kaneko, Stremmel Gallery, Reno NV (solo)
2006   Jun Kaneko: Beyond Butterfly, Bemis Art Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha NE (solo)
2006   Jun Kaneko: Madama Butterfly, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha NE (solo)
2006   Madama Butterfly: Costumes, Set, Properties & Projections by Jun Kaneko, Opera Omaha, Omaha NE (solo)
2006   Jun Kaneko, Bentley Projects, Phoenix AZ (solo)
2006   Tropical Reflection: Drawings Paintings and Sculpture by Jun Kaneko, The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu HI (solo)
2006   Jun Kaneko, Elaine Baker Gallery, Palm Beach FL (solo)
2006   Madama Butterfly: Costumes, Set, Properties & Projections by Jun Kaneko, Dayton Opera, Dayton OH (solo)
2006   Jun Kaneko, Schuster Center for the Performing Arts, Dayton OH (solo)
2006   Jun Kaneko: Madame Butterfly, Dayton Visual Art Center, Dayton OH (solo)
2006   Jun Kaneko: Beyond Butterfly, Dayton Arts Institute, Dayton OH (solo)
2006   Jun Kaneko: Drawings And Prints, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney NE (solo)
2006   Jun Kaneko: Dangos and Glass, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe NM (solo)
2006   Jun Kaneko, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan (solo)
2006   Jun Kaneko, Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu Japan (solo)
2006   Jun Kaneko: Platters, Holter Museum of Art, Helena MT (solo)
2006   Jun Kaneko, Maureen Littleton Gallery, Washington DC (solo)
2004   “Jun Kaneko”, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco CA (solo)
2004   “Jun Kaneko”, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX (solo)
2004   “Jun Kaneko”, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe NM (solo)
2004   “Jun Kaneko”, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta GA (solo)
2004   “Summer Group Show of Gallery Artists”, Laura Russo Gallery, Portland OR
2004   “Sculpture Garden”, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum ID
2004   “The Secret History of Clay”, Tate, Liverpool, United Kingdom
2004   “Jun Kaneko”, Rochester Art Center, Rochester MN (solo)
2004   “Jun Kaneko”, William Traver Gallery, Seattle WA (solo)
2004   “Heads”, Imago Galleries, Palm Desert CA (solo)
2004   "Inaugural Exhibition”, Bentley Projects, Scottsdale AZ
2003   “100 Treasures of Cranbrook Art Museum”, Cranbrook Art Museum, Detroit MI
2003   “W. Wegman, J. Bartlett, J. Kaneko” Imago Galleries, Palm Desert CA
2003   “Jun Kaneko”, Maureen Littleton Gallery, Washington DC (solo)
2003   “Group Exhibition”, William Traver Gallery, Seattle WA
2003   “Jun Kaneko”, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit MI (solo)
2003   “The Character of Clay: Jun Kaneko & Bean Finneran”, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum ID
2003   “Jun Kaneko”, Galleri Bandstrup, Oslo Norway (solo)
2003   Concentus”, National Museum of Decorative Arts, Oslo Norway
2003   “Clay”, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta GA
2003   “Jun Kaneko”, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia MO (solo)
2003   “Jun Kaneko”, Klein Artworks, Chicago IL (solo)
2003   “Shared Passion: Sara and David Lieberman Collection”, ASU Art Museum, Tempe AZ
2002   “Jun Kaneko”, Holter Museum, Helena MT (solo)
2002   “Ceramic Sculpture and Paintings”, Carson-Masuoka Gallery, Denver CO (solo)
2002   “Jun Kaneko Solo”, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City MO (solo)
2002   “Jun Kaneko”, San Francisco State University, San Francisco CA (solo)
2002   “Jun Kaneko”, Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo MI (solo)
2002   “Coming of Age”, Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte NC
2002   “Jun Kaneko”, William Traver Gallery, Seattle WA (solo)
2002   “J. Kaneko, T. Fawkes, M. Bauer, M. Kosuge”, Laura Russo Gallery, Portland OR
2002   “T. Statom, J. Kaneko, L. González Palma, R. Goethals”, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum ID
2002   “On the Edge and In the Round”, Montalvo Gallery, Saratoga CA (solo)
2002   “Glass”, Bullseye Connection, Portland OR (solo)
2002   “Untitled”, Imago Gallery, Palm Desert CA
2002   “Contemporary American Ceramics 1950-1990”, Aichi Ceramic Museum in Nagoya, National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Tochigi Ceramic Museum in Tochigi, Setagaya Museum in Tokyo, Japan
2002   “Jun Kaneko”, LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe NM (solo)
2002   “Sculptural Clay Invitational”, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia MO
2002   “Accent on Ceramics”, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix AZ
2002   “Evidence: Invitational”, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City
2002   “Jun Kaneko”, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper WY (solo)
2002   “25th Anniversary Exhibit”, William Traver Gallery, Seattle WA
2002   “Poetics of Clay: An International Perspective”, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia PA touring to the Museum of Art and Design/Taideleollisuusmuseo, Helsinki, Finland
1998   New Paintings & Works on Paper, 1979-1997, Klein Art Works Chicago, IL
1998   Large Scale Ceramic Heads, Klein Art Works Chicago, IL
1996   Voulkos/Kaneko, Kenji Taki Gallery Nopgoya, Japan
1996   Between Light and Shadow: the Dutch Series, Frans Halsmuseum Haarlem, Netherlands
1995   Abstraction Now, Klein Art Works Chicago, IL
1994   KPMG Peat Marwick Collection Show, , Renwick Gallery Washington, D.C.
1993   Contemporary Ceramics 1950-1990, Archi Prefectural Museum of Art Nagoya, Japan
1993   Gallery Takagi Nagoya, Japan
1988   Kansas City Contemporary Art Center Kansas City, MO
1987   Clay Revision, Seattle Art Museum Seattle, WA
1981   Parallel Sounds, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, TX
1980   Fabric Invitational, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL