Looking Back Cat
B16671 [SOLD]
Mokichi Otsuka
Hoping cat
B16670 [SOLD]
Mokichi Otsuka
Mokichi Otsuka
1956 Born in Tokyo, Japan
1979 Graduated from the Department of Japanese Painting, Tokyo University of Art,
Japan
1981 Completed postgraduate studies of Japanese Painting, Tokyo University of Art,
Japan
1996 Graduated from National Institute of Art and Ceramics, G.Ballardini, Faenza
Italy
1994 Solo exhibition, Gallery Awaji-Cho (Tokyo)
1997 Solo exhibition, Loggetta del 39 (Faenza, Italy)
Exhibition, Ceramic Virtuality of Variable and Variant Pots, Palazzo Cisi
(Milano, Italy)
1998 50th Ceramics Biennale, International Museum of Ceramics (Faenza, Italy)
4th Ceramics Biennale (Cairo, Egypt)
38th Castellamonte Ceramics Art and Industry Exhibition, Palazzo Comunale
(Turin, Italy)
1999 Solo exhibition, Studio Cavalieri (Bologna, Italy)
Exhibition, Terracotta from Italy –Aldo Rontini and Otsuka Mokichi, Sogetsu Art
Museum (Tokyo)
2000 Solo exhibition, Tobi Art Fair, Tokyo Art Club (Tokyo)
2002 Solo exhibition, Terracotta of Otsuka Mokichi, Art Salon Mitsukoshi (Tokyo)
2003 Solo exhibition, Terracotta of Otsuka Mokichi, Art Gallery Onuma (Yamagata)
Solo exhibition, Tobi Art Fair, Tokyo Art Club (Tokyo)
2004 4th The 21st Century Exhibition of Japanese Art, Tokyo Art Club (Tokyo,
Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka and Kanazawa), annually exhibited to 2015
Exhibition, Creatures: Modern Crafts and Design from the Museum Collection,
The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo (Tokyo)
2005 Solo exhibition, Terracotta of Otsuka Mokichi, Signature Gallery Mitsukoshi
(Tokyo)
2006 Exhibition, inner smile, Loggetta del 39 (Faenza, Italy)
Exhibition, Human from in Clay –the Minds Eyes, The Museum of Contemporary
Art; The Shigaraki Ceramics Cultural Park (Shiga), The Museum of Ceramics
Art, Hyogo (Hyodo), Shizuoka Art Gallery (Shizuoka)
2007 Solo exhibition, Salon Fontanone (Faenza, Italy)
2008 Solo exhibition, inner smile, Foundation Tito Balestra Museum of modern-
contemporary Art (Longiano, Italy)
2009 Solo exhibition, inner smile, niArt GALLERY (Ravenna, Italy)
2010 Solo exhibition, inner smile, Signature Gallery Mitsukoshi (Tokyo)
2011 Solo exhibition, inner smile, The International Museum of Ceramics
(Faenza, Italy)
2012 Solo exhibition, Goddess and Cat, Gallery Burai (Yamanashi)
Solo exhibition, inner smile, Palazzo Esposizioni (Faenza, Italy)
2013 Solo exhibition, Gallery Yoshii (Paris, France)
Exhibition, The form of clay, Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art (Tochigi)
2014 Solo exhibition, inner smile, Signature Gallery Mitsukoshi (Tokyo)
2015 Solo exhibition, Otsuka Mokichi ‘Encounter’ 2015, Manyoudou (Tokyo)
2016 Solo exhibition, Vibration of Silence, niArt GALLERY (Ravenna, Italy)
Exhibition, Find novel dreams, and raise those to be real, Tokyo Art Club
(Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka and Kanazawa)
Solo exhibition, Vibration of Silence, LIXIL Gallery (Tokyo)


Public Collections
Victoria and Albert Museum (U.K.), Foundation Tito Balestra Museum of modern-contemporary Art (Italy), The National Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo), The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, Takasaki Art Center College, Takamastu City Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art; The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park (Shiga) and Musée Tomo (Tokyo)