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Tower
Keiji Ito
[Ceramic + Porcelain ]
Item Number:B211
H5xW4xD3cm
H2xW1 1/2xD1 1/8in
About the Artist
Ito’s minimalistic style and inimitable clay work are a continuous influence for many young ceramicists in Japan. Ito is known for his Buddhism-themed series.

1935 Born in Toki City, Gifu Prefecture
1958 Graduated from Musashino Art School
1960 Entered Ceramics Examination Room, CeraTechno Toki and apprenticed to Master Sakuzoh Hineno
1994 Appointed lecturer at Tohgei-no-Mori (The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park), Shiga Prefecture
1998 Invited to EAST WEST Ceramics Collaboration hosted by University of Hawaii

Present: Member of the International Association of Ceramics

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
1983 Braunstein Gallery in San Fancisco, CA
1995 Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland
1998 Keiji Ito Exhibition 1965-1998 at Gallery Momogusa in Tajimi, Japan
2003 Seto City Art Museum in Aichi, Japan
2009 Ippodo Gallery Tokyo (also in ’12)
2012 Keiji Itoh 11.3.Chinkon (A Memorial to the Victims of 11th March) at the Alte Meister in Fukushima, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions:
1981 Padva International Modern Art Exhibition
1983 Invited Participant at Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition
2000 International Ceramic Academy Exhibition in Germany
Exhibition Utsuwa-o-Miru at Craft & Design Gallery of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2008 CHA-NO-YU - Shigeru Uchida and Seven Artists - at Ippodo Gallery New York

Awards:
1978 Japan Craft Competition Award at World Craft Congress
1979 JAPAN CRAFT DESIGN ASSOCIATION Award
1981 39th International Ceramics Exhibition in Faenza, Italy Award
2006 Gifu Prefecture Award for Arts and Culture
2007 Enku Award at Enku Exhibition

Selected Public Collections:
Ariana Museum / Geneva, Switzerland
Art Gallery of New South Wales / Sydney, Australia
Everson Museum of Art / Syracuse, NY
Gifu Prefectural Ceramic Museum / Japan
Hetjens Museum / Düsseldorf, Germany
Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House / Honolulu, Hawaii
International Museum of Ceramics / Faenza, Italy
Museum of fine Arts / Gifu, Japan
Musee Tomo / Tokyo, Japan
The Museum of Modern Ceramic Art / Gifu, Japan
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo / Japan
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto / Japan
Paramita Museum / Mie, Japan
The World Ceramic Exposition Foundation / Korea