Ryoji Koie

The Clay is Laughing

March 13, 2015 - March 21, 2015

" I want my work to spread like pollen from a flower "
- Ryoji Koie

" One of Japanese most prolific, productive, well traveled, individualistic and controversial artists using clay as their favored medium, Ryoji Koie is the quintessential subject of his native country's most extensive art forms. "

- Ronald Andrew Kuchta, Former Editor of American Ceramics

3rd Prize, Contemporary Japanese Ceramics Exhibition (1962)
Point and Line accepted, Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition (1963-69)
Japanese Contemporary Craft Art Exhibition (1963-64)
Grand Prix, 3rd Biannual International Ceramics Exhibition, Vallauris, France (1971)
The 3rd Oribe Award (2001)
The Chunichi Cultural Award (2005)
Gold Prize, The Japan Ceramic Society Award (2008)

Public Collections:
Idemitsu Museum, Tokyo
The Museum of Fine Art, Gifu
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Tokoname Municipal Hall, Aichi
The Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, Yamaguchi
Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Kyungsung University Museum, Busan, Korea
Museo de Art Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina
National Gallery of Victoria, Australia