Yoichiro Kamei

Yoichiro Kamei was born in 1974 in the Kagawa Prefecture, Japan, and completed his Ph.D. in ceramics at The Kyoto City University of Arts in 2006. He was awarded the Grand Prix at the 39th Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition in 2001, and the Merit Prize at the 1st Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale in 2004.

In 2010 Kamei received the Kyoto City Young Artist Prize and the Kagawa Prefecture Young Artist Award. His works are exhibited in public collections at several international museums such as Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, and many more.


Yoichiro Kamei Ceramics - featured in Ceramics Now Magazine

– Lattice Receptacle, 2005-2013

Every void plays a role as a receptacle, and they may find the meaning of existence by having themselves fulfilled somehow. It is the same principle underlies the void “on a plate” and the void “in space.” I believe that a further development in representing ceramic art holds a potential to satisfy people’s open senses, and invites us to infinite experiences.

YOICHIRO KAMEI’s C.V. (resume)

Currently Associate Professor at the University of the Ryukyu

2003-2006 – Kyoto City University of Arts, Ph.D. Course of Fine Arts, Ceramics
1997-1999 – Osaka University of Arts, M.A. Course of Creative Arts, Ceramics
1993-1997 – Osaka University of Arts, B.A. Department of Arts, Ceramics

2010 – Kyoto City Young Artist Award
– Kagawa Prefecture Young Artist Award
2004 – Merit Prize, 1st Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale
2001 – Grand Prix, 39th Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition

2012 – Gent-Addition (Silver Shell, Tokyo) 
2011 – Ceramics Drawing (ARTLAND Gallery, Kagawa)
2009 – Screen of cone (ARTLAND Gallery, Kagawa)
2008 – Receptacle of light and receptacle of shadow (Silver Shell, Tokyo)
2006 – Lattice Receptacle (Art Court Gallery, Osaka)
2003 – New Sensibility Ceramics Series: The Geometry of Kaolin (Inax Tile Museum, Aichi)
1999 – Kaolin: Frame and Tube Compositions (INAX Galeria Ceramica Shinjuku, Sapporo, Tokyo, Hokkaido)
1998 – YOICHIRO KAMEI Exhibition (Gallery Maronie, Kyoto)

2014 – 3rd Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale (National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia)
2013 – Sguardi Sulla Scultura Ceramica Del XX Secolo (Savings Bank Foundation of Forlì, Italy)
2012 – Ceramics Now Exhibition 3rd edition (Galateea Gallery, Bucharest, Romania)
2011 – The World of Trick Art (Takamatsu City Museum of Art)
– Kagawa Prefecture cultural Art Rookie of the year award exhibition (The Kagawa Museum)
2010 – Kyoto Arts 2010 Open Studio (Yodo Studio)
– The 30th anniversary exhibition (ARTLAND Gallery)
– Ceramics/Porcelain/Vessel of representation (gallery VOICE)
– 56th Premio Faenza – International Ceramic Art Competition (International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy)
– 5th World Ceramic Biennale 2009 Korea International Competition (Icheon World Ceramic Center, Korea)
– 7th Mashiko Ceramics Competition (Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art)
2009 – 20th Japan Ceranic Art Exhibtion (Daimaru Museum Tokyo, and tour to two other locations)
2008 – Modern Ceramic Art from an International Perspective(Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum) 
2007 – 4 Rooms for contemporary 3-D works: Collection 1 (Takamatsu City Museum of Art)
2006 – Contemporary Ceramic Art: Focusing on Soudeisha (Takamatsu City Museum of Art)
2005 – New Sensibility Ceramics Series Special Exhibition: Attraction and Magic of Earth and Fire, 50 Objects (Centrair Gallery, Central Japan International Airport)
– Galeria Ceramica 110 Exhibition (Inax Tile Museum) 
2004 – 1st Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale (Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan)
2002 – 6th International Ceramics Competition Mino (Ceramic Park Mino)
2001 – 39th Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition (Maruei Sukairu, Maruei Department Store, and tour to five other locations)
– Wa-yo Kissako-koten “Japanese-Western Come By And Have Some Tea Exhibition” (Kintetsu Department Store Abeno Art Gallery)
– Koshi no Shitsurai-ten “Arrangement of Latticework Exhibition” (Ginza Mitsukoshi Department Store) 
2000 – Exhibition of Vessels, Objects and Small Items by the Artists of Galeria Ceramic (INAX Galeria Ceramica Shinjuku, Sapporo)
1998 – 36th Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition (Maruei Sukairu, Maruei Department Store, and tour to five other locations)
1997 – 2nd Izushi Porcelain Triennale Competition (Kiyonaga Ito Museum, Keihan Department Store Moriguchi)

2012 – Art Gent The Art Fair (Flanders Expo, Gent)
2011 – Line Art 30 The Art Fair (Flanders Expo, Gent)
2010 – +PLUS Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair (Tobi Art Forum, Tokyo)
2007 – SOFA New York 2007 (The Seventh Regiment Armory, New York)
2004 – The New York Ceramics Fair (National Academy of Design, New York)

– INAX Tile Museum
– The Bank of Kyoto
– Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum
– Takamatsu City Museum of Art
– Icheon World Ceramic Center
– International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza
– Kansai College of Culture & Arts

Contact Yoichiro Kamei at y-kamei@mb.pikara.ne.jp or visit his website.

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