Timeline

1946
Born in Japan
1969
Kuwasawa Design School, Tokyo
1978
Academy of Fine Arts, Venice, Italy
Lives and works in Venice, Italy

Exhibitions

2011
The Yearning for Venetian Glass: Beauty that Traversed Oceans and Time, Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo
2011
Verre à Venise. 3 artistes, 3 visions, Cristiano Bianchin, Yoichi Ohira, Laura de Santillana, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (catalogue)
2010
Venice. 3 Visions in Glass, Cristiano Bianchin, Yoichi Ohira, Laura de Santillana, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri; Naples Museum of Art, Florida (catalogue)
2009
Venice. 3 Visions in Glass, Cristiano Bianchin, Yoichi Ohira, Laura de Santillana, Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, New York (catalogue)
2009
“… Fa come natura face in foco – Dante,” Making Worlds, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice Pavilion, Venice, Italy (catalogue)
2009
One of a Kind: The Studio Craft Movement, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
2009
Viva Vetro! Glass Alive! Venice and America, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2009
Vetro D’Artista, Pallazo Congressi, Madonna di Campiglio, Italy
2006
Islands of Glass, The Art of Murano Glass 1920-2005, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
2006
Yoichi Ohira, Art Gallery, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan (Solo)
2005
Metamorphosis, Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, New York (Solo)
2005
A Japanese Whisper Over Venetian Glass: An Exhibition of Master Glassworks by Yoichi Ohira, Gallery Themes & Variations, London, United Kingdom (Solo)
2005
Yoichi Ohira, Art Gallery, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan (Solo)
2005
Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection, Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC and The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee (catalogue)
2004
The Italian Influence in Contemporary Glass, The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
2004
EaTable Glass, Ca’Rezzonico Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Venice, Italy
2004
Vetri nel mondo oggi: Esposizione internazionale d’arte, Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, Venice, Italy (catalogue)
2004
Yoichi Ohira, Art Gallery, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan (Solo)
2004
Yoichi Ohira, Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, New York (Solo)
2004
Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington, and Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan (catalogue)
2003
Fragile-Laboratorio Anfora, Chiesa di S. Samuele, Venice, Italy
2003
Murano: Glass From the Olnick Spanu Collection, The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia (catalogue)
2003
Yoichi Ohira, Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, New York (Solo)
2002
Yoichi Ohira: A Phenomenon in Glass, Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, New York (catalogue) (Solo)
2002
Glassway, Museo Archeologico Regionale, Aosta, Italy (catalogue)
2001
A Century of Design, Part IV: 1975-2000, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
2001
Murano: Vetri dalla Collezione Olnick Spanu, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy (catalogue)
2001
Yoichi Ohira: Vetri Veneziani di Ohira: Opacità e Trasparenze, Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, New York (Solo)
2001
Canti del Cuore, Fine Art Salon, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan (Solo)
2000
Yoichi Ohira: Opacità e Trasparenze, Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, New York (Solo)
2000
Collezione: Metamorfosi, Fine Art Salon, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan (Solo)
2000
Yoichi Ohira: Formes et Sensualité, Galerie Michel Giraud, Paris, France (catalogue) (Solo)
2000
Venetian Glass: The Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu Collection, American Craft Museum, New York, New York (catalogue)
2000
Masters in Italian Glass 1900-2000, Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, New York
1999
Vetri Veneziani Ohira: Collezione Pasta Vitrea, Opacità e Trasparenze, Caffè Florian, Venice, Italy (catalogue) (Solo)
1999
Collezione Opacità e Trasparenze, Fine Art Salon, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan (Solo)
1998
Vetri Veneziani Ohira: Collezione Pasta Vitrea, Museo Correr, Venice, Italy (catalogue) (Solo)
1998
Collezione Pasta Vitrea, Fine Art Salon, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan (Solo)
1998
New Traditions in Glass from Venice: Cristiano Bianchin, Yoichi Ohira and Laura de Santillana, Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, New York (catalogue)
1998
Venezia Aperto Vetro 1998: International New Glass, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy
1997
Collezione Pastello, Fine Art Salon, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan (Solo)
1996
Vetri Veneziani Ohira: Collezione “Pastello”, Caffè Florian. Venice, Italy (catalogue) (Solo)
1996
Collezione: Vetri a Filigrana, Fine Art Salon, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan (Solo)
1996
Venezia Aperto Vetro: International New Glass, Museo Correr and Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy (catalogue)
1995
L’Art du Verre à Murano au XXe siècle, Passage de Retz, Paris, France (catalogue)
1995
New Glass a Venezia: Vetri d’Artista in Sette Gallerie, Galleria San Nicolò, Venice, Italy (catalogue) (Solo)
1995
Dialogo con il Vetro Veneziano, Fine Art Salon, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan (Solo)
1994
Dialogo con il Vetro Veneziano, Galleria San Nicolò, Venice, Italy (Solo)
1994
Vetri Veneziani di Yoichi Ohira, Fine Art Salon, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan (Solo)
1993
Vetri Veneziani di Yoichi Ohira, Fine Art Salon, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan (Solo)
1992
Venezia e l’Oriente: Due culture, vetri e luce a Murano di Yoichi Ohira, Museo Civico, Padua, Italy (catalogue) (Solo)
1992
Calici Veneziani di Yoichi Ohira, Fine Art Salon, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan (Solo)
1990
Vetro Divino: Design del Bere in Trenta Calici Veneziani di Yoichi Ohira, Palazzo Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy (catalogue) (Solo)