TAKURO KUWATA
Born 1981 in Hiroshima, Japan
Lives and works in Toki City, Gifu, Japan
EDUCATION
2007Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Center
2002Apprenticeship, Zaima Susumu
2001Kyoto Saga University of Arts, Ceramic Arts
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019Takuro Kuwata, Pierre Marie Giraud, Brussels, Belgium
Day After Day, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto, Japan
Dear Tea Bowl, Horetails are in season in Hagi., Hagi Uragami Museum, Yamaguchi, Japan
2018 Are You Going Out, Tea Bowl?, Galeria Mascota, Mexico City, Mexico
Trading Museum COMME des GARÇONS, Tokyo, Japan
Yuzu and cup, Kakiden Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Takuro Kuwata, The 42nd Marunouchi Street Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2017Takuro Kuwata: Good Morning, Tea Bowl, Pierre Marie Giraud, Brussels, Belgium
I'm Home, Tea Bowl, Kosaku Kanechika, Tokyo, Japan
2016Takuro Kuwata: From Tea Bowl, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
Gendai Tougei Kandori, Tokyo, Japan
2015Dear Tea Bowl, Salon 94 Freemans, New York, USA
Takuro Kuwata, KAKIDEN GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
Takuro Kuwata: Heaven, Indoor Stone Garden, Sogetsu Plaza, Tokyo, Japan
Shake hands, Ginza Kuroda Touen Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2014Takuro Kuwata: From Nature, Pierre Marie Giraud, Brussels, Belgium
Ito bijyutsuten, Aichi, Japan
Koubou IKUKO, Okayama, Japan
Gallery Kohodo, Gifu, Japan
2013Flavor of Nature, Salon 94 Bowery, New York, USA
Gallery NOW, Toyama, Japan
Gallery SOU, Hokkaido, Japan
ROKU, Tokyo, Japan
Ginza Kuroda Touen Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Flavor of Nature, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shiga, Japan
Gallery Bougatei, Nagano, Japan
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2012Matsuzakaya Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Roku, Tokyo, Japan
Art Square, MITSUKOSHI MAINSTORE NIHOMBASHI, Tokyo, Japan
NIHOMBASHI, Tokyo, Japan
Oriental Design Gallery, Hiroshima, Japan
2011Furu Furu Karafuru, Rakusui-tei Museum of Art, Toyama, Japan
Gallery Bougatei, Nagano, Japan
Gallery Suki, Aichi, Japan
Art Salon Yamaki, Osaka Japan
Imamuro Onsen Daikokuya, Tochigi, Japan
TKG Ceramics, Kyoto, Japan
Fukuyama Tenmaya Art Gallery, Hiroshima, Japan
Ginza Kuroda Touen Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Gallery Kurimoto, Niigata, Japan
2010Art and Design Store Space A+D, Tokyo, Japan
Gallery MITATE, Tokyo, Japan
Gallery UTUWA-KAN, Kyoto, Japan
Gallery Suki, Aichi, Japan
Kohodo, Gifu, Japan
Ginza Kuroda Touen Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
M Event Space & Bar, Tokyo, Japan
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2009Gallery Kouketu, Gifu, Japan
Gallery Suki, Aichi, Japan
TKG Editions Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Ginza Kuroda Touen Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Fukuyama Tenmaya Art Gallery, Hiroshima, Japan
2008Gallery Suki, Aichi, Japan
Ginza Kuroda Touen Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2007Galerie WA2, Tokyo, Japan
Liberal Art JPN, Hiroshima, Japan
Gallery Suki, Aichi, Japan
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 Comfort, curated by Omar Sosa, Friedman Benda, New York, USA
2019 CERAMIC MOMENTUM - Staging the Object, CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark, Middelfart, Denmark
2018 Japon-Japonismes 1867-2018, Objets Inspires, La Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France
Fire and Clay, Gagosian, Geneva, Switzerland
6 Artists #2, Kosaku Kanechikca, Tokyo, Japan
Loewe Craft Prize 2018, Design Museum, London, UK
2017Regarding George Ohr: Contemporary Ceramics in the Spirit of the Mad Potter, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, USA
Frieze Sculpture 2017, Regents Park, London, UK
MIDTOWN, Lever House, New York, USA
PUNK, Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum, Ibaraki, Japan
An Occasion for Contemplating Ceramics and Sculpture: Seeds Sown in Shigaraki, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakami's Superflat Consideration on Contemporary Ceramics, Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan
The Dramatic Vessel, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shiga, Japan
KOGEI Future forward, Nihombashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo, Japan
Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum, Ibaraki, Japan
Contemporary Ceramics for the Tea Ceremony - 2018 Hagi, Hagi Uragami Museum, Yamaguchi, Japan
Contemporary Ceramics for the Tea Ceremony, Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum, Ibaraki, Japan
Bridge Art and Craft, eye of gyre, Tokyo, Japan
2016Japan 7, Silverlens, Manila, Philippines
PREVIEW: A GROUP SHOW OF REPRESENTED ARTISTS, SPACE TGC, Tokyo, Japan
echo, Takasaki City Gallery, Gunma, Japan
PUNK, Rakusui-tei Museum of Art, Toyama, Japan
Even if contemporary art ended, Sokyo, Kyoto, Japan
A Guide to Contemporary Ceramic Art, Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum, Ibaraki, Japan
2015Japanese Kogei | Future Forwards, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
2732: Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, California, USA
Organic Sculpture, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
Come After Magic, Aura Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
8 Ceramic Artists, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Wabi Sabi Shima, Thalie Art Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
2014FIRE!, curated by de Pury de Pury, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, USA
An Exhibition of Tea Bowls by Contemporary Potters, Ippodo Gallery, New York, USA
Duro Olowu: More Material, Salon 94 Bowery, New York, USA
2013Group Exhibition: Ceramic Sculpture, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Our Haus, Salon 94 Freemans, New York, USA
10 Under 40, ISTANBUL'74, Istanbul, Turkey
Master Teabowls of Our Days, Musee Tomo, Tokyo, Japan
Why not live for Art? II -9 collectors reveal their treasures, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2012Art Crafting Towards The Future, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
WAO 2012 vol.1 [CRAFT meets ART] Ceramic Beauty, EYE OF GYRE, Tokyo, Japan
2011Paul Clay, Salon 94 Bowery, New York, USA
Contemporary Ceramics in Tokai - Thinking New Generation, Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Seto, Japan
2010Color: Secret Relationship between Ceramics and Colors, Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan
AWARDS
2018Loewe Foundation 2018 Craft Prize, Special mention
2009Tableware Festival, Tableware competition, Grand Prix; Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
2008Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition, Encouragement Prize
The 8th International Ceramics Competition MINO, MINO Award
2007Oribe design, craft competition, Silver Prize
2006The 6th International Mashiko ceramics competition, Grand Prix, Hamada Shouji Award
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, USA
The Palm Springs Art Museum, California, USA
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida, USA
21st Century Museum of Contemporary, Japan
University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, Kanazawa, Japan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Rakusuitei Museum of Art, Toyama, Japan
TAKAHASHI COLLECTION, Japan
TOD'S, Japan