Ken Mihara is a ceramic artist born in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, Japan in 1958. After studying civil engineering in university, Mihara studied under Mingei potter Kenji Funaki for one year, and then embarked on a solo career. He has received numerous leading awards, such as the Grand Prize at the Chanoyu-no-Zokei “Forms of the Tea Ceremony” Exhibition in 2001 and 2008, as well as the Japan Ceramic Society Award in 2008, widely considered to be the most coveted award in contemporary Japanese ceramics. Ken Mihara’s works are in 40 public collections the world over, including 2 works in the Metropolitan Museum New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum London, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, among others.
Ken Mihara has been represented by A Lighthouse called Kanata for over 25 years, and is currently holding his 16th solo exhibition at the gallery.
Artist profile created with the participation of A Lighthouse called Kanata, Tokyo.