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Kenji Uranashi

Kenji Uranishi
Futamono (Lidded Vessel) XIV 2014
Glazed porcelain
12 x 14 x 14 cm

  Kenji Uranishi

Biography

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

Education

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

Solo Exhibitions

2014
Uwae Kirie Tensha, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2013
Sanctuary, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Bundall, Queensland
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

2015
Contemporary Clay, Olsen Irwin, Sydney
2014
Quiet Conversations, Skepsi @ Montsalvat, Victoria
Important Exhibition of Australian Ceramics: A tribute to Janet Mansfield OAM, Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne
2013
The Unusual Suspects V, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
In my hand, Paper Boat Press, Brisbane
A Ceramic Legacy, Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Queensland
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

Awards

2005
43rd National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition—Prize winner, top four, special selection exhibition 
2004
42nd National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition—Special selection exhibition 
National Asahi Modern Craft Competition—Prize winner, top ten, special selection exhibition 
2003
41st National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition—Prize winner, top ten, special selection exhibition 
2002
40th National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition—Prize winner, top ten, special selection exhibition
2001
39th National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition—Special selection exhibition
1999
37th National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition—Special selection exhibition
National Ceramic Art Competition Shigaraki—Special selection exhibition

Commissions

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

Artist in Residence

2014
Asialink Artist Residency, Arita, Kyushu, Japan
2010
Gallery of Modern Art, Member’s Workshop, Brisbane
2008
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

Public Collections

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