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Kishi Eiko

Kishi Eiko
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Born 1948, Nara Prefecture, Japan

KISHI EIKO first studied at Kyoto Seika University. She has exhibited extensively throughout Japan, and since 1984 has consistently won awards in both Japan and Europe. In 2000, she had the rare honor of having a one-person show at the Minneapolis Institute of Art while teaching at the Northern Clay Center. Hand-built using slabs, her work is meticulously formed and carved, then inlaid with extremely small applications of various colored clays that are applied in a highly time-consuming mosaic-like technique (saiseki zōgan). The end result resembles a stone-like surface until examined closely, when the vibrancy of the mosaic inlay and its radiating intricate patterning can be fully appreciated.

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Selected Public Collections:

Brooklyn Museum, NY
Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI
Cincinnati Art Museum, OH
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
Hamilton Art Gallery, Australia
International Ceramic Museum, Faenza, Italy
Istituto Statale d’Arte per la Ceramica F.A. Grue, Italy
Kecskemet International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN
Musée Cernuschi, Paris, France
Musée national de ceramique, Paris, France
Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
New Orleans Museum of Art, LA
New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
Sekiguchi Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Seto City Art Museum, Japan
Seto City Cultural Center, Japan
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
Taipei County Yingee Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
Tsinghua University Art Museum, Beijing, China
Tokoname City, Japan
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

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