Yoichi Ohira  (Japanese, 1946) 

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Yoichi Ohira Biography
1946   Born in Japan
1969   Kuwasawa Design School, Tokyo
1978   Academy of Fine Arts, Venice, Italy
  Lives and works in Venice, Italy
Selected 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)
  Selected Museums and Public Collections
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, New York
Koganezaki Glass Museum, Shizuoka, Japan
museum kunst palast, Düsseldorf, Germany
Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, Washington
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
Museo del Vetro, Murano, Venice, Italy
Museum of Arts & Design, New York, New York
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
  Awards
Rakow Commission awarded by the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York – 2001
Premio Murano “Premio Selezione” Prize - 1987