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BIOGRAPHY

1943
  • Born in Tokyo
   
1965
  • Graduate from Craft design Dept., Musashino Art Junior College
   
1965-9 Employment at Craft design office, Musashino Art University    
1967
  • Grand Prix, Exhibition "1967 Japan New Craft" at Ginza Matsuya, Tokyo,
    organized by Japan Craft Design Association
corona  
1970-3
  • Employment at Gustavsberg Design Studio, Sweden as an assistant of Stig Lindberg
   
1973
  • Established private studio in Gyoda, Saitama
   
1974
  • Exhibition "Craft Design in Japan '74"
   
1975
  • Exhibition "Craft Design in Japan '75"
  • One-man Exhibition "Hands series" at Craft gallery, Ginza Matsuya, Tokyo
  • One-man Exhibition at Ikebukuro Seibu, Tokyo
  • Participate in Fam product design group
1976
  • Exhibition "Craft Design in Japan '76"
  • Bronze Award, Design Forum '76 at Matsuya Ginza,
    organized by Japan Design Committee
   
1977
  • Exhibition "Craft Design in Japan '77"
   
1978
  • Exhibition "Craft Design in Japan '78"
   
1979
  • One-man Exhibition "Crinkle Series" at Craft gallery, Ginza Matsuya, Tokyo
  • Exhibition "Craft Design in Japan '79" <Crinkle series, super bag K3 & KV3>
  • Silver Award, Design Forum '79 at Matsuya Ginza,
    organized by Japan Design Committee
  • "International Competition for Contemporary Ceramic Art"
    at International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy
  • Kitaro Kunii Industrial Craft Award, organized by Japan Arts and Craft Foundation
1980
  • Exhibition "Japan Style" at Victoria & Albert Museum in UK
  • Exhibition "International Ceramic and Glass Design" in Spain
  • One-man Exhibition "Wine Glass" at Ikebukuro Seibu
   
1981
  • Exhibition "Metal Sculpture" at Ginza Mikimoto, Tokyo,
    organized by Japan Design Committee
  • Exhibition "Osaka Design Center's 20th Anniversary"
   
1982
  • Exhibition "On the Table" at Ginza Mikimoto, organized by Japan Design Committee
  • Exhibition "Modern Japanese Craft" in Southeast Asian countries,
    organized by Japan Design Committee
  • "International Competition for Contemporary Ceramic Art"
    at International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy
  • One-man Exhibition at Omai Dining Studio at Ikebukuro Seibu
  • Exhibition "Visual Circus, Illusion" at Ginza Matsuya, Tokyo
1983
  • Exhibition "Design Message form Japan" in USA
  • '83 Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition at Osaka Hankyu
   
1984
  • Exhibition "Arango Design Competition" in USA
  • One-man Exhibition at Ginza Matsuya, Tokyo
  • One-man Exhibition, "Infinity" at Craft gallery, Ikebukuro Seibu, Tokyo
   
1985
  • Exhibition "A Panorama of Contemporary Art in Japan-Design-Design of Daily Life"
    at The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
   
1986
  • Grand Prix, "The 1st International Ceramics Contest '86, Mino Japan"
    at Tajimi city special Exhibition Hall
  • Grand Prix, "30th Ceramic Design Competition" at Ceramic Design center, Nagoya
1987
  • One-man Exhibition "Joint" at Design Gallery, Ginza Matsuya
  • One-man Exhibition at COM Gallery, Tokyo
   
1988
  • Exhibition "East Meets West", USA
   
1990
  • Exhibition "A Perspective on Design", Canada
  • One-man Exhibition "SPIN" at Yurakucho Seibu, Tokyo
   
1991
  • Exhibition "The Message of 91, Gallery 91 New York", USA
1993
  • Exhibition "Modern Ceramics, Utsuwa-Ko", at The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
   
1995
  • Exhibition "Today’s Japan Design Sampling 95" in Canada
    organized by Japan Design Committee
   
1997
  • Exhibition "International Competition for Contemporary Ceramic Art, 50th Anniversary"
    at International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy
  • Design Forum '97
   
1998
  • Exhibition "Domestic Object"
    at mudac, Musee de design et d’arts appliques contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland
   
1999
  • Professor of Musashino Art University
  • Inaugural Exhibition "The Legacy of Modern Ceramic Art"
    at Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu
  • Design Forum 1999
   
2000
  • Project "Korea-Japan Cultural Exchange of Ceramics", Korea
   
2001
  • Exhibition "Outline" at Flow Gallery in London, UK
2002
  • Exhibition "Design & Craft" at Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum
  • Opening Exhibition "KUU Series" at Mono Gallery, Tokyo
  • Exhibition "Wabi", Clotworthy Arts Centre, Ireland
  • Korea ,China, Japan International Ceramic Workshop at WOCEF, Korea
   
2003
  • International Ceramic Art Symposium at OICS, Oslo in Norway
  • Exhibition "Function & Beauty" at Aichi Ceramic Art Museum, Japan
  • Exhibition "Challenge of Design & Art"
    at Contemporary Ceramic Art Museum, Gifu in Japan
2004
  • Exhibition "NATUR GANZ KUNST" at Museum Fur Kunst und Gewerbe
    Hamburg, Germany
  • East Asian International Invited exhibition at Beijing, China
   
2005
  • Ibaraki Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum
   
2006
  • Topics in Focus "Ware of pour" at MoMA, USA
  • Craft Competition in Takaoka Exhibition 20th, Toyama Prefecture
  • The International Academy of Ceramics in Riga, Latvia
   
2007
  • The 4th World Ceramic Biennale 2007, KOREA
  • International Ceramic Exhibition Japan, Korea, China
    at The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts
   
2008
  • Shanghai World Modern Ceramics Art Show, China
  • The 2008 First china International Modern Pot Biennale Exhibition, China
  • Exhibition "WA-l'harmonie au quotidien - Design Japonais d'aujourd'hui"
    at Maison de la culture du Japon a Paris, France, organized by Japan Foundation
  • MAKOTO KOMATSU EXHIBITION -design+humour
    at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
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