Kenji Uranishi, Forgotten Flowers (2011), Porcelain, 7 x 30 x 32 cm (Largest)

Biography
1973 Born in Nara, Japan
1998–2004 Operated home studio ‘Kenkoubou’ in Nara, Japan
2004 Moved to Brisbane and opened new studio

Education
1992–96 Degree in Fine Art (Ceramics), Nara College of Fine Arts, Japan

Solo Exhibitions
2012 Sanctuary, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2009 Encircle, Helen Stephens Gallery, Sydney
2008 Kenji Uranishi, Spiral Market, Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan
2006 Unit, Cooloola Regional Gallery, Gympie, Queensland
Kenji Uranishi, Helen Stephens Gallery, Sydney
2005 Float, Fox Gallery, Brisbane

Group Exhibitions
2012 Domestic Renewal: a table re:set, Craft ACT, Canberra
Crossed Paths, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
2011 Enlightenment, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2010 Teawares, Jam Factory, Adelaide
2009 Spectral Bequest, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Little Uns, Pomme Gallery, Mornington, Victoria
White Heat, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney
2008 Cup Show, Formargruppen Butik och Galleri, Malmö, Sweden
Collect 2008, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
2007 Ceramics and Glass 2007, Marks and Gardner Gallery, North Tamborine, Queensland
Make Art Not War, gallery onetwentyeight, New York, USA
The Jug Show, Helen Stephens Gallery, Sydney
2006 25th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Bundall, Queensland
Tea Bowls, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney
Forefront, Metro Arts, Brisbane
2005 Tea Party, Craft Queensland, Brisbane
43rd National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition, Maruei, Aichi, Japan; Tougeinomori, Shiga, Japan; Miurart Village Art Museum, Aichi, Japan; Sakai City Cultural Hall, Osaka, Japan
2004 Here and There, Fusions Gallery, Brisbane
42nd National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition, Maruei, Aichi, Japan; Tougeinomori, Shiga, Japan; Fukui Prefectural Museum of Ceramics, Fukui, Japan; Kawara Museum, Aichi, Japan; Sakai City Cultural Hall, Osaka, Japan; Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, Tochigi, Japan
National Asahi Modern Craft Competition, Hankyu, Osaka, Japan
Shintoucho, Kyoto Municipal Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan; Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Gallery Space, Nagoya, japan
2003 Korea and Japan Culture Exchange Exhibition, Art Space K, Osaka, Japan; Shintoucho, Kyoto Municipal Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan; Art Space, Shimoda, Tokyo, Japan
41st National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition, Maruei, Aichi, Japan; Tougeinomori, Shiga, Japan; Fukui Prefectural Museum of Ceramics, Fukui, Japan; Kawara Museum, Aichi, Japan; Sakai City Cultural Hall, Osaka, Japan; Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, Tochigi, Japan
2002 Shintoucho, Kyoto Municipal Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan; Mie Prefectural Museum of Art, Mie, Japan
40th National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition, Maruei, Aichi, Japan; Tougeinomori, Shiga, Japan; Fukui Prefectural Museum of Ceramics, Fukui, Japan; Kawara Museum, Aichi, Japan; Sakai City Cultural Hall, Osaka, Japan; Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan; Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko, Tochigi, Japan
2001 Shintoucho, Kyoto Municipal Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan; Mie Prefectural Museum of Art, Mie, Japan
39th National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition, Maruei, Aichi, Japan; Tougeinomori, Shiga, Japan; Fukui Prefectural Museum of Ceramics, Fukui, Japan; Sakai City Cultural Hall, Osaka, Japan; Kawara Museum, Aichi, Japan; Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
2000 Shintoucho, Kyoto Municipal Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
1999 National Ceramic Art Competition Shigaraki, Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture, Japan
37th National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition, Maruei, Aichi, Japan; Tougeinomori, Shiga, Japan; Fukui Prefectural Museum of Ceramics, Fukui, Japan; Kawara Museum, Aichi, Japan; Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

Commissions
2009 Ipswich Courthouse, Watchhouse and Police Station, Ipswich, Queensland
Leighton Properties and Grosvenor, 400 George Street, Brisbane

Artist in Residence
2010 Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Member’s Workshop, Brisbane
2008 Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Kids’ Workshop Program, Brisbane
2006 Guest demonstrator, Verge (National Ceramics Conference), Brisbane
Australian National University, Canberra
Fusions, Brisbane
Queensland Sculptors Society, Brisbane
2005 Southbank Tafe, Brisbane
Gateway Tafe, Brisbane

Bibliography
Foulds, Gordon. ‘25th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award’, Ceramics Technical, 1 January 2007 
McColm, Donna. ‘Here & There There & Now: Contemporary ceramic work by Kenji Uranishi’, The Journal of Australian Ceramics, 44/3 November 2005 
‘Studio Visit’, Ceramics Monthly, USA, Mar2012, Vol. 60 Issue 3, p. 32

Collections
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Department of Justice and Attorney General, Queensland
Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Bundall, Queensland
Newcastle Art Gallery, New South Wales