Kōji Hatakeyama Bronze

  • Kōji Hatakeyama Bronze


Sep 10, 2016Sep 18, 2016

Shibunkaku Ginza

Sep 22, 2016Sep 30, 2016


Born in Takaoka, Japan, 1956. Based in Takaoka, Japan.


1980 Graduated from Kanazawa College of Arts and Crafts, Department of Metalwork

Professional practice

1985 Owned workshop
1999 Lectured at Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan
2000 Lectured at Utatuyama Craft Workshop, Kanazawa, Japan
2007 Lectured at Royal College of Art, London, UK
Lectured at Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan
2008 A judging committee of Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition, Osaka, Japan
2009 Lectured at Nagoya University of Arts, Nagoya, Japan
A judging committee of Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition, Osaka, Japan
2011 A judging committee of Sano Renaissance, Sano, Japan
2014 Lectured at Kanazawa College of Art, Kanazawa, Japan(’08-)

Selected solo exhibitions

2016 Shibunkaku, Kyoto and Tokyo
2015 Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK
2014 The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (’09,’11) / Aso Bijutu, Tokyo
2013 Exhibition Space, Tokyo (’02,’10) / Gallery Shibunkaku, Kyoto(’11) /
Ippodo Gallery, Tokyo
2012 Galerie Petit Bois, Osaka (’09,’04,’01) / Gallery Kochukyo, Tokyo(’07)
2009 Kochukyo, Tokyo / Gallery Nishikawa, Kyoto (’07,’05,’03,’01,’99)
2008 Takashimaya Gallery X, Tokyo / Kandori, Tokyo (’06,’04,’02)
2007 Gallery Totaku, Nagoya / Gallery Now, Toyama (’04,’02,’00,’95,’91)
2006 Gallery Kai, Tokyo / Kogen, Nagoya (’03,’01) / Arai Atelier Gallery, Tokyo (’03,’01)
2005 Takashimaya, Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka / Nanohana, Odawara (’01)
2004 Seikado Gallery, Kyoto
2003 Gallery Sano, Shizuoka
2000 Miharudo Gallery, Tokyo / Gallery Plannet, Nagoya
1999 Gallery Naufu, Gifu
1998 Galerie Pousse, Tokyo / Living Design Center Ozone, Tokyo
1991 Matsuya Gallery, Tokyo (’89)
1990 Maronie Gallery, Kyoto

Selected group exhibitions

2014 ”SOFA CHICAGO”, Navy Pier, Chicago, USA(’13)
“Collect”, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK(’09,’10,’11,’12,’13)
“PAD”, London, UK
2013 ”Contemporary KOGEI Styles in Japan”, Morikami Museum, Miami, USA
2012 ”New Footing”, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
“Japan-The Land of Enchantment”, The Palazzo Pittie Museums, Firenze, Italy
“Japanese Craft”, Erskine Hall & Coe, London, UK
2011 ”SOFA NY”, Park Avenue Armory, New York, USA(’10)
“Utakata”, Galerie Rosemarie Jager, Hochheim, Germany
“Heavy Metal”, Lesley Kehoe Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
2010 ”A Viewpoint on Contemporary Kogei”, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2009 ”Raising the Bar: Influential Voices in Metal”, Museum of Modern Art Middlesbrough, UK
2008 ”A Japanese Dialogue”, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
“Collect”, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK(’06,’07)
2007 ”Japanese Sppleness”, Gjethuset, Frederiksvaerk, Denmark
2006 ”Japanese Crafts”, Galerie Besson, London, UK
2005 ”Alternative Paradise”, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
2004 ”New Movements in Crafts II”, Takashimaya, Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya
2003 ”Crafts Now – 21 Artists Each from America, Europe, and Asia”, Kanazawa, Japan
“Twist in Japan, Musee des Beaux-arts de Nancy”, France
2002 ”A History of Japanese Modern Craft”, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
“Hands On, Philadelphia Museum of Art”, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
“New Movements in Crafts I”, Takashimaya, Tokyo, Kyoto
2001 ”Contemporary Japanese Crafts”, National Museum, Lima, Peru
“Philadelphia Craft Show”, Convention Center, Philadelphia, USA
2000 ”Utsuwa-Thoughts on Contemporary Vessels”, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
“Contemporary Japanese Crafts”, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, USA
1998 ”Contemporary Japanese Crafts”, National museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
1995 ”Japanese Studio Crafts”, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
“Guests of Japan”, Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hanburg, Germany
1989 ”Salon Grand Public de l’Objet d’Art Contemporaine”, SAAF, Paris, France
1988 ”Jugend Gestaltet”, Sonderschau der Internationalen Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany

Selected Awards

2000 Received the 11th Takashimaya Art Award,Takashimaya Cultural Foundation
2007 Grand prix Sano Renaissance
2012 Received the MOA Museum Art Award

Public Collections

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA
National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, Aberdeen, UK
The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK
National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Museo de Arte Moderno, Bouenos Aires, Argentina
Denmark Royal Family, Copenhagen, Denmark
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
The Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
Takaoka City Museum, Toyama, Japan
Musee Tomo, Tokyo, Japan
Rakusuitei Museum, Toyama, Japan
MOA Museum, Atami, Japan
Shiseido Art House, Kakegawa, Japan

“I create contained vessels, I try to convey the sense that something is concealed or hidden within. I try to provoke a sense of the spritual world in my bronze boxes. The patterns and facets I create on the outside are a direct response to the landscape, real or imagined. I find that using gold or silver leaf within the interiors, there is a sense of enlightnment when opening the lid, my intention is to enter a different world, a different place. This place has no darkness. My consciousness is veiled in bronze.”

Kōji Hatakeyama