Biography of Katsuyo Aoki Official Website

1972 Born in Tokyo, JAPAN
2000 MFA in Ceramic Art at Tama Art University (Tokyo, Japan)
1998 BFA in Painting Tama Art University, (Tokyo, Japan)

■Awards, Fellowships and Residency Program
2010 Received DE LA MER Female Artist Award
2005-06 Stayed in USA under POLA Art Foundation Grants Program
2005 Greenwich House Pottery Artist in Residency Program (NY)
2004 White Columns Curated Artist Resistry (NY)
2003-04 Stayed in New York, Received Grants for Oversea Study by young Artists by Agency For Cultural Affair
2003 Selected in The 6thExhibition of the Taro Okamoto Memorial Award for Contemporary Art,Taro Okamoto         Museum of Art, Kawasaki
2003 Selected in SAISON Museum of Modern Art –SAISON Art Program Education Grant
2002 Selected in Art Documents Support Program by Shiseido
2001 Received Judge’s Award at the 5th Contest for the Best Contemporary Art Work 2001
1998 Selected in Kanagawa Prefecture Art Award at Kanagawa Prefecture Hall
Received Saitama Prefecture Boards of Education Chairman Award at the Contest of Japan Ceramic Art Foundation 1998 (Togei Zaidan Award), October

■Solo Exhibitions
2015 "Dark Globe" at Jason Jacques Gallery, January 21- Febrary 21
2010 “Katsuyo Aoki Solo Exhibition” at Ginza Mitsukoshi 8F Gallery (Tokyo), September 11-21
2009 “maniera” at Radi-um von Roentgenwerke AG(Tokyo), November 6-28
2006 Katsuyo Aoki Solo Exhibition “Interludes” at Jane Hartsook Gallery, January 26-March4
2005 Katsuyo Aoki Solo Exhibition”Secret Rites of White, Spells of Porcelain” at INAX Gallry2(Tokyo) May 2-28
INAX New Sense Series, Katsuyo Aoki Solo Exhibition “Secret Rites of Earth, Spells of Porcelain – at INAX TILE MUSEUM(Aichi), March 10-April 3
2003 SAISON ART PROGRAM Grant The 4 th commemorative Solo Exhibition, Katsuyo Aoki Solo Exhibition at SAISON ART PROGRAM GALLERY (Tokyo), March 4-29
2002 Katsuyo Aoki Solo Exhibition “Exampla” Ai Gallery (Tokyo), Awarded at Art Documents Support Program by SHISEIDO, May13-18
Katsuyo Aoki Solo Exhibition, “ Interludes” at MAKII MASARU FINE ARTS・S (Tokyo) , May 13-25
2001 The 5th Contest for The Best Contemporary Art Work 2001- the commemorative exhibition, Katsuyo Aoki Solo Exhibition at Gallery LE DECO(Tokyo) , September 28-29   
2000  Katsuyo Aoki Solo Exhibition “Memory of Dreams Woven with Clay” at INAX GALERIA CERAMICA Shinjyuku (Tokyo), November 7-30
Katsuyo Soki Solo Exhibition “Memory of Dreams Woven with Porcelain” at INAX GALERIA CERAMICA Sapporo (Sapporo), December 7-25
1999  Katsuyo Aoki Solo Exhibition at G-ART GALLERY (Tokyo) , March 13-19
1998  Katsuyo Aoki Solo Exhibition at Galleria Grafica Bis (Tokyo) , May 10-15

■Group Exhibitions
Conversation: 18th-Century influences on Contemporary Craft, Millennium Corridor of the Audrey Jones Beck Building, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, July18, 2018 - January 6, 2019
"Ceramix" La maison Rouge, Paris, France, Feburary 2016
My Blue China , Ariana Museum, Geneva, Switzerland
"Japanese Kōgei Future Foward" The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA, Octorber 2015- 2016
"Ceramix" Bonnefanten museum in Maastricht, Netherlands, October 16, 2015 -2016
"My Blue China" June 12- November 21, 2015 Bernardaud Foundatrion, Manufacture Bernardaud, Limoges, France
"Convergence and Transcendence"GICB 2015, Gyeonggi International Ceramics Biennale, April 24 - May 31, Icheon World Ceramics Center
"17th DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow" December13, 2014 - January 25, 2015, The National Art Center, Tokyo
"CURRENTS: Japanese Contemporary Art, James Christie Room Christie’s Hong Kong, Hong Kong, May 9 -28
"Possession"University of Nevada, Reno, Church Fine Arts, Sheppard Contemporary (Nevada)
"Art Miami" (Miami Beach, Florida)
"In Dialogue with the Baroque" September 3 - October 13, Neues Schloss Schleißheim (Munich, Germany)
"New Blue and White"February 20 - July 14, Museum of Fine Art Boston, Foster Gallery (Boston)
"Group Show"June22-July13, Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto (Kyoto,Japan)
"Art Basel" June11-16 (Switzerland)
"TOLOT heuristic SHINONOME (Tokyo)
"Art Basel MIAMI BEACH"Dec 6 -9 Miami Beach Convention Center (Miami Beach, Florida)
"ART TAIPEI 2012" Taipei World Trade Center (Taipei, Taiwan)
"Art Crafting Towards The Future" 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Japan) , April28-Aug31
“Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston” (Houston)
"ARTHK 12" HongKong International Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, May 16-20
"Crystal Chaos" Shibuya Hikarie8/CUBE (Tokyo), April26-May13
"Design Miami" Design Miami (Miami, USA), Nov29-Dec4
"Pavilion of Arts and Design" Park Avenue Armory (NewYork, USA)
"Pavilion of Arts and Design" Barkley Square (London, UK), Oct12-16
"Subjective Objects" Yamamoto Gendai (Tokyo), Sep3-Oct1
“Tedare ~ Kohjutsu vol.2” Spilal Garden (Tokyo) June7-12
“Tanagokoro10”Radi-um Roentgenwerke AG (Tokyo), June3-25
“ARTHK11” Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, May 25-29
“Tekazu-kei, Aesthetic movement in Japanese Contemporary Art”AKI Gallery(Taiwan,Taipei), November 6-28
“Neo - Ornamentalism from Japanese Contemporary Art” Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Tokyo), February 6 -April 11
“KOH- JUTSU” Spiral (Tokyo), April 2-7
“Power of Decoration, A Viewpoint of Contemporary Kougei (Studio Craft)” Craft Gallery, The National Museumof Modern Art Tokyo (Tokyo), November14- January 31
“Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2009 Main Exhibition Dissolving Views ” Pavilion 1 (Korea)
“Tanagokoro” Radi-um von Roetgenwerke AG (Tokyo), March 6-28
“Asian Ceramic Delta-Japan, Korea and Taiwan” The Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu,JAPAN, July-September
“Asian Ceramic Delta-Japan, Korea and Taiwan” Taipei Country Yungge Ceramic Museum (Taipei, Taiwan) January-June
“Cup Coming Together”Clay Art Center Choy Gallery (New York)
“Asian Ceramic Delta-Japan, Korea and Taiwan” Icheon World Ceramic Center (Icheon, South Korea)September-December
“RX3” Rontogenwerke (Tokyo), October 6-27
“GAIZING & CURIOSITY” Mizuma Action (Tokyo), June 28-July15, 2006
“A(art) Lunch” at AXIS Gallery Annex (Tokyo) , March 1-10
“VOCA 2006 Exhibition”<the Vision of Contemporary Art 2006> at UENO Royal Museum, (Tokyo) March 15-30
“INAX New Sense Series, Works by 50 Artists” at Centrair International Airport (Aichi), April, 13-June 5
“INAX GARERIA CERAMICA Exhibition of 110 Works,” INAX TILE MUSEUM (Aichi) April, 13-June 5
“Shiori Exhibition” at Ai Gallery(Tokyo), August 13-22
“The 6th Exhibition of the Taro Okamoto Memorial Award for Contemporary Art”, at TARO-Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki (Kanagawa), February 27-April 13
“Summer at GARERIA CERAMICA, Vessels, Small Objects and Tools,”at INAX GALLERIA          CERAMICA SAPPORO (Hokkaido ), September 9- 30
“Exhibition of Works by Eleven Artists of INAX GALLERIA CERAMICA” at INAX TILE MUSEUM(Aichi), August 10-September 7, 2001
Received Judge’s Award at ‘’The 5th Contest for The Best Contemporary Art Work 2001,”Shin-kiba Soko Gallery (Tokyo)
“Exhibition of works and material from ‘’The 5th Contest for the Best Contemporary Art Work 2001,” Moris Gallery (Tokyo)
“The 4th Contest for The Best Contemporary Art Work 2000,” Shinkiba Soko Gallery (Tokyo), September
“Kaminoge Exhibition,” Kaminoge building, Tama Art University (Tokyo), October
“Chic & KitschⅡ” at Pepper’s Gallery(Tokyo), December 20-25
“GROW - Tuchi no, koushin-“ at SAVORE VIVRE(Tokyo), February 24-March 13
“Kanagawa Prefecture Art Award 1998” Kanagawa Prefecture Hall Gallery (Kanagawa)
“The Contest of Japan Ceramic Art Foundation 1998” The Museum of Modern Art, (Saitama)
“Tama kama”, Setagaya Art Museum Citizens Gallery (Tokyo)