Biography

Selected Works / Exhibitions / Biography / Available Inventory

Akio Takamori
Born: 1950 in Japan
Lives and works in Seattle, WA

Awards

2008
Neddy Artist Fellowship for Painting and Ceramics, Seattle, WA

2007
Finalist, Portland Art Museum, Contemporary Northwest Art Award, Seattle, WA

2006
Elected to the American Craft Council College of Fellows, New York, NY
Hermine Pruzan Faculty Fellow Appointment, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, New York, NY

2005
Brotman Award for Instructional Excellence, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Flintridge Foundation Awards for Visual Artists, Pasadena, CA

2003
Seattle Collects Purchase Award, City of Seattle, Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle, WA

2001
First Place, Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant, Evanston, IL

1996
Fellowship at Keramisch Werkcentrum, s’Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

1993
Fellowship at Keramisch Werkcentrum, s’Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

1992
Visual Artists Fellowship Grant, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC

1988
Visual Artists Fellowship Grant, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC

1986
The Artist Trust / Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship, Seattle, WA
Visual Artists Fellowship Grant, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC

Education

1976-78 MFA, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

1974-76 BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

1972-74 Apprentice, Traditional Domestic Production Pottery, Koshiwara, Japan

1969-71 Musashino Art College, Tokyo, Japan

Museum Collections

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT

American Craft Museum, New York, NY

Anne and Sam Davis Collection, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

Arizona State University Art Museum, Nelson Fine Arts Center, Tempe, AZ

The Arkansas Arts Center Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, AK

Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID

Carnegie Institute Art Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

George Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Canada

Hallmark Art Collection, Kansas City, MO

Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS

Kansas City Art Institute, MO

The Kinsey Institute, OH

The Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN

Kruithuis Museum, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA

Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC

Museum of Contemporary Art, the Netherlands

The Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Shigaraki, Japan

The Museum of Ceramic Arts, Alfred, NY

National Museum of History, Taipei, Republic of China

Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI

Smithsonian Institute, Archives of American Art, New York, NY

Spencer Museum of Art, Laurence, KS

Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Swiss Museum of Ceramics and Glass, Geneva, Switzerland

Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Republic of China

University of Washington, Allen Center, Seattle, WA

University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA

University of Washington, School of Law, Seattle, WA

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2009
James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
Barry Friedman Gallery, New York, NY
Ann Linnemann Studio Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2008
TRAX Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2007
International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2006
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Gallery Camion Real, Boca Raton, FL
The Art Gym, Portland, OR
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

2005
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR
Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA

2003
Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2002
Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA

2001
Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2000
Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY

1999
Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA

1998
Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Robert Else Gallery, California State University, Sacramento, CA

1997
Cohen/Berkowitz Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY

1996
Tempe Arts Center, Tempe, AZ

1995
Hiestand Galleries/Miami University, Oxford, OH
Habitat/Shaw Gallery, Pontiac, MI
Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1994
Garth Clark Gallery, Kansas City, MI
Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1993
Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY

1992
Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, PA

1991
Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY

1990
Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1989
Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York, NY

1988
Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1987
Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY

1986
Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
Esther Saks, Chicago, IL

1985
Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

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