Biography

Yukiya Izumita (b. 1966) is the leading ceramicist of Japan’s northeast Tohoku arts region. From his kiln in Iwate prefecture’s Noda village, Izumita constructs layered sculptures that reflect the harsh seaside culture. Built from salt-rich clay collected from the coastal beaches, Izumita’s tiered sculptures come to resemble the strange and fantastical natural formations of rock and sand. Izumita is the recipient of the 20th Biennial Japanese Ceramic Art Exhibition’s Excellence Award and the Grand Prize at the Asahi Ceramic Exhibitions of 2000 and 2002. His pieces are in collections including the Yale University Art Gallery, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Iwate Museum of Art.

 

Izumita’s artistic career was met with extensive acclaim in Japan. Through exhibiting at SOFA New York in 2005, he was met with international acclaim.

 

In Japan, Izumita is the recipient of numerous accolades such as the Excellence Award at the 20th Biennial Japanese Ceramic Art Exhibition in 2009 and the Grand Prix at the Asahi Ceramic Exhibitions of 2000 and 2002.

 

Permanent Collection

 Yale University Art Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Iwate Museum of Art, Tokonomae City Board of Education, and Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Works
  • Yukiya Izumita, Sekisoh, 2021
    Yukiya Izumita
    Sekisoh, 2021
    Ceramic
  • Yukiya Izumita, Sekisoh, 2021
    Yukiya Izumita
    Sekisoh, 2021
    Ceramic
  • Yukiya Izumita, Sekisoh, 2021
    Yukiya Izumita
    Sekisoh, 2021
    Ceramic
  • Yukiya Izumita, Sekisoh, 2020
    Yukiya Izumita
    Sekisoh, 2020
    Ceramic
  • Yukiya Izumita, Sekisoh Tea Bowl, 2022
    Yukiya Izumita
    Sekisoh Tea Bowl, 2022
    Ceramic
  • Yukiya Izumita, Lidded Geometry Jar
    Yukiya Izumita
    Lidded Geometry Jar
  • Yukiya Izumita, Sekisoh - 積層裂, 2022
    Yukiya Izumita
    Sekisoh - 積層裂, 2022
    Ceramic
  • Yukiya Izumita, Sekisoh Ring, 2021
    Yukiya Izumita
    Sekisoh Ring, 2021
    Ceramic
  • Yukiya Izumita, Sekisoh, 2020
    Yukiya Izumita
    Sekisoh, 2020
    Ceramic
  • Yukiya Izumita, Flake Tea Bowl, 2019
    Yukiya Izumita
    Flake Tea Bowl, 2019
    Ceramic
  • Yukiya Izumita, Geometric Vase, 2019
    Yukiya Izumita
    Geometric Vase, 2019
    Ceramic
  • Yukiya Izumita, Layer, 2018
    Yukiya Izumita
    Layer, 2018
    Ceramic
  • Yukiya Izumita, Sekisoh Layers, 2019
    Yukiya Izumita
    Sekisoh Layers, 2019
    Ceramic
  • Yukiya Izumita, Sekisoh Wave, 2019
    Yukiya Izumita
    Sekisoh Wave, 2019
    Ceramic
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