Born 1934, Kyoto, Japan
MORINO HIROAKI TAIMEI is renowned for his ability to create elegant and bold forms that can stand alone or work as functional vessels. A designer of the highest caliber, Morino is able to fashion surface patterns that beautifully reflect his Kyoto heritage. In addition, he specializes in large-scale sculptural works and has received many important commissions for such works. Aside from his classical ceramic training with masters and National Treasures, Tomimoto Kenkichi (1886-1963) and Fujimoto Yoshimichi Nōdō (1919-1992), Morino was also influenced by his time spent as a teacher in the art department of the University of Chicago. He has participated in hundreds of shows in Japan, Europe, the United States, and Australia. The international flavor of his work has captured the eye of collectors worldwide. His functional work is all hand-built and double-glazed with subdued combinations of red, green, black, blue, white and silver glazes. The surface decoration always perfectly complements the form of each vessel.
Selected Public Collections:
Aichi Prefecture Ceramic Research Center, Japan
Ariana Museum, Geneva, Switzerland
Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
Auckland War Memorial Museum, New Zealand
Birmingham Museum of Art, AL
Brooklyn Museum, NY
Campus Martius Museum, Marietta, OH
Cleveland Museum of Art, OH
Emba Museum of Chinese Modern Art, Japan
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY
Selected Public Collections (continued):
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan
Japan Art Academy, Tokyo, Japan
Japan Foundation, Tokyo, Japan
Jingu Museum, Ise, Japan
Kanazawa Gakuin University, Japan
Kure Municipal Museum of Art, Japan
Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Japan
Kyoto Prefectural Museum, Japan
Kyoto Prefecture Library and Archives, Japan
Kyoto State Guest House, Japan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tokyo, Japan
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France
Musée national de céramique, Sèvres, France
Musée Tomo, Tokyo, Japan
Museo Municipal de Ceramica de Manises, Spain
Selected Public Collections (continued):
Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, Japan
Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Kyoto, Japan
Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama, Japan
Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan
National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
New Orleans Museum of Art, LA
Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Cooks Hill, Australia
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Selected Public Collection (continued):
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
Portland Art Museum, OR
Royal Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Seattle Art Museum, WA
Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art, South Korea
Shigaraki Ceramics Cultural Park, Japan
Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, IL
Spencer Museum, University of Kansas, KS
St. Louis Art Museum, MO
Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Japan
Tokoname City Board of Education, Japan
University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
Vallauris Museum of Ceramics, France
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD
World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Seoul, South Korea
Slightly flattened ovoid vessel with wide raised mouth and vertical patterning
10 3/4 x 12 x 6 1/8 in.
Wave patterned wide-mouthed standing vessel with tapered waist and pointed base
9 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 in.
Rectangular standing screen-like sculpture with central rectangular perforation; WORK 16-17
Glazed stoneware with wooden base
21 1/2 x 16 1/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Semi-spherical vase with raised columnar neck and small hook appendage; WORK 16-10
13 1/4 x 11 1/4 x 9 in.
WORK 16-4; Triple lobed, slightly flattened sculptural vase
11 1/4 x 11 3/4 x 6 3/8 in.
Black rounded vase with conical top
13 x 11 3/8 x 7 1/2 in.
Deep blue flattened vase titled Sōshū; "Dune Surrounded by Blue Water"
10 7/8 x 11 3/8 x 4 1/8 in.
Flattened round vessel with conical top and black and red iron glaze
6 1/4 x 13 x 12 in.
Eared vessel with white gold geometric design: Silver Mountain
Stoneware with silver, white-gold, black and green glazes
7 1/4 x 8 1/8 x 2 1/4 in.
Black bowl with red band around the rim and dot in the interior
2 3/8 x 5 3/4 in.
Deep ocean blue ovoid vessel with rounded shoulders decorated with wave patterning
12 x 10 x 6 in.
Turquoise rectangular vessel with high sloped shoulders and small round mouth
12 1/8 x 11 1/8 x 5 1/4 in.
Persimmon-glazed columnar vessel with three protruding hooks
7 1/4 x 8 in.
Vase with wavy pattern in silver
9 3/4 x 9 x 4 1/2 in.