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Yoichiro Kamei

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Born in 1974 in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan, Yoichiro Kamei is one of the most appreciated young ceramic artists. With more than 10 solo exhibitions had in the past ten years - in Kyoto, Tokyo, Aichi, Osaka and Faenza, he was awarded Merit Prize at the 1st Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale in 2004.

In 2010 he received the Kyoto City Artist Prize, which is one of the most valuable Japanese art awards.

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BIOGRAPHY
1974 - Born in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.
1997 - Graduated from Osaka University of Arts (Fine Arts Department, industrial arts section, major in ceramics).
1999 - Completed art production research course at Osaka University of Arts Graduate School (received master’s degree).
2000 - Assistant instructor of sculpture studies at Osaka University of Arts (until 2003).
2001 - Received Grand Prix at 39th Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition
2002 - Lecturer in ceramic art at Kansai College of Culture & Arts vocational school (ongoing).
2004 - Merit Prize, 1st Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale
2006 - Completed latter half of fine arts research doctoral program at Kyoto City University of Arts Graduate School (field of ceramics and porcelain). Received doctorate (fine arts).
2010 - Received Kyoto City Artist Prize
- Received Kagawa Prefectural Artist Prize

SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1997 
- Selected for 2nd Izushi Porcelain Triennale Competition (Kiyonaga Ito Museum, Hyogo; Keihan Department Store, Moriguchi (Osaka))
1998 
- Solo Exhibition (Gallery Maronie, Kyoto)
- Selected for 36th Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition (Maruei Sukairu, Maruei Department Store, Nagoya, and tour to five other locations)
1999 
- Solo Exhibition “Kaolin: Frame and Tube Compositions” (INAX Galeria Ceramica Shinjuku, Sapporo/Tokyo, Hokkaido)
- Solo Exhibition (Tamagawa Takashimaya Department Store Terrace Gallery, Tokyo)
2000 
- “Exhibition of Vessels, Objects and Small Items by the Artists of Galeria Ceramica” (INAX Galeria Ceramica Shinjuku, Sapporo/Tokyo, Hokkaido)
2001 
- Received Grand Prix at 39th Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition (Maruei Sukairu, Maruei Department Store, Nagoya, and tour to five other locations)
- “Wa-yo Kissako-koten” (”Japanese-Western Come By And Have Some Tea Exhibition”)
- Kintetsu Department Store Art Gallery, Abeno (Osaka)
2002 
- Held workshop as invited artist at Takahama City Kawara Museum (Takahama City Kawara Museum, Hometown of Ceramics, Aichi)
- Works of Sculpture Exhibition (Guild Gallery, Osaka)
- Selected for 6th International Ceramics Competition Mino (Ceramic Park Mino, Gifu)
- “Koshi no Shitsurai-ten (”Arrangement of Latticework Exhibition”) (Ginza Mitsukoshi Department Store, Tokyo)
2003 
- Solo Exhibition “New Sensibility Ceramics Series: The Geometry of Kaolin” (Inax Tile Museum, Aichi)
2004 
- Received Merit Prize at 1st Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale (Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan)
2005 
- “New Sensibility Ceramics Series Special Exhibition: Attraction and Magic of Earth and Fire, 50 Objects” (Centrair Gallery, Central Japan International Airport, Aichi)
- Galeria Ceramica 110 Exhibition (Inax Tile Museum, Aichi)
2006 
- Contemporary Ceramic Art: Focusing on Soudeisha (Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Permanent Exhibition Room 1, Kagawa)
- Solo Exhibition “Lattice Receptacle” (Art Court Gallery, Osaka)
2008 
- Solo Exhibition (SHILVER SHELL, Tokyo)
2009 
- Solo Exhibition (ARTLAND GALLERY, Marugame, Kagawa)
- 56rd International Contemporary Ceramic Biennale in Faenza (Museo internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza, Italy)
2011 
- Solo Exhibition (ARTLAND GALLERY, Marugame, Kagawa)

MAIN COLLECTIONS
- Inax Tile Museum
- Royal Ark Koroen
- The Bank of Kyoto
- Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum
- Takamatsu City Museum of Art

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