TAKAHIRO KONDO

Takahiro Kondo

Born in Kyoto City, Japan

EDUCATION

1977    Graduated from Higashiyama High school, champion of table tennis
1982    Graduated from Hosei University, Literature faculty
1985    Completed Course at The Kyoto Prefectural Ceramics Technical Institute
1986    Completed Course at The Kyoto Municipal Institute of Industrial Research
1994    Received Kyoto City Emerging Artist Award
2002    Master of Design and Applied Arts awarded, Edinburgh College of Art
supported by the Japanese Ministry of Culture Overseas Study Grant
2003    Master degree of Design and Applied Course、Edinburgh College of Art,
Inglis Allen Masters of Design Award

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014    Gallery Cellar, Tokyo, Japan
2013    Gallery Cellar, Tokyo, Japan
2011    The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
2010    The Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan
Reflections, Barry Friedman Ltd, NY, USA
2008    Transformations, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Transformation, Barry Friedman Ltd (collaboration with Joan B Mirviss) NY, USA
101 Collins, Melbourne, Australia
Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, Australia
2007    “Metamorphose”, Paramita Museum, Mie, Japan
“Metamorphose”, Nariwa-cho Museum, Okayama, Japan
“Metamorphose”, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan
TRANS-FORM, Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan
2006    “Oil”, Gallery Cellar, Nagoya, Japan
2004    The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Barry Friedman Ltd, NY, USA
2003    “Blue Mist”,Paramita Museum, Mie, Japan
2002    Barry Friedman Ltd, NY, USA
2000    Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
1999    Imura Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
1997    Imura Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
1995    National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
Imura Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
1993    “Mud-ing”, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan
1992    “Sometsuke and Drawing”, The Azabu Museum of arts and Crafts, Tokyo, Japan
1990    “Works of Sometsuke,” The Sao Paulo Museum of Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015    “The hosomi collection and the contemporary artists of Kyoto” The hosomi museum, Kyoto, Japan
“Ancient to Modern : Japanese Contemporary Ceramics and their Sources” The San Antonio                      Museum of Art, Texas, USA
“Tradition on fire” Asian Art Museum of San Francisco、San Francisco, USA
“Kyoto Contemporary Art Network Exhibition 2015” 5 venues in Kyoto, Japan
“Utsuwa et utsushi” Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris, France
2014    “The Successive Generations of Kyoto Ceramics -Inheritance and Development-” Kyoto Municipal                Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
“Japanese Ceramics for the Twenty-first Century” The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, USA
“Memory of Ruins” Nuit Blanche Kyoto 2014 The Site of Fujihira Pottery, Kyoto, Japan
2013    “CLAY BODIES” Barry Friedman Ltd, NY, USA
“New Blue & White” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
2012    “Art Machiya Project” Kyoto, Japan
“Architecture and Impermanence” Kansai French-Japanese Institute, Kyoto, Japan
2011    “Beauty in All Things: Japanese Art and Design” Museum of Arts and Design, NY, USA
“Monokeiro-Kemono” TOKYO Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2010    DOMANI, The Art of Tomorrow, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
“Monokeiro” Kyohakuin, Kyoto, Japan
2009    “Collect” The Saatchi Gallery London UK
“From Mono to Mono” The Kyoto University Museum, Kyoto, Japan
Celebrating Kyoto” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
2008    “TEFAF” Maastricht, Netherlands (After that my exhibition continues every year.)
2006    “Contemporary Clay”-Japanese ceramics for the new century-, Japan Society, NY, USA
2005    “Contemporary Clay”-Japanese ceramics for the new century-, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston                   MA. USA
2004    “Collect”, V&A Museum, London, U.K (thereafter every year)
2001    “Master of Clay”, Barry Friedman Ltd, NY, USA
“International Asia-Pacific Contemporary Ceramics Invitational Exhibition”, Taipei County Yingko               Ceramics Museum, Taipei
2000    “The Exhibition of Chinese -Blue and White-porcelain and Japanese Modern Kondo ceramic Art”,               The Beijing Palace Museums, China
1999    “Selected Works” by Promising Artist,The Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art.,Kyoto, Japan
1996    “Selected Works” by Promising Artist,The Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art.,Kyoto, Japan
1994    “Kyoto City Art Newcomer Exhibitions” Kyoto Shijo Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
“Beyond Vessel”, Robert McDougel Gallery, New Zealand
1993    “Contemporary Japanese -Blue& White-Ceramics” Yuzo, Hiroshi,and Takahiro Kondo
1992    “20th century Japanese -Blue & White-“, Fitzwilliam Museum, UK
1991    “Cerramista”, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art., Kyoto, Japan

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Cincinnati Art Museum, OH, USA
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA, USA
Brooklyn Museum, NY, USACultural Foundation of the New York Times, NY, USA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, USA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, USA
Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN, USA
Museum of Art and Design, NY, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI, USA
Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS, USA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, USA
San Paolo Museum, Brazil
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, AUS
Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton, AUS
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, AUS
Miho Museum, Shiga Prefecture, AUS
Paramita Museum, Mie Prefecture, Japan
Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Arts, Shiga, Japan
Chion-in Wajunkaikan, Kyoto, Japan
Aberdeen Art Gallery, UK
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK
National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
Ulster National Museum, Belfast, UK