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ARTISTS / Tomoko Sakumoto


1978   Born in Okayama, Japan

2000  Graduated from Okayama University, B.F.A.

2002  Okayama Prefectural University Graduate School, M.F.A.

2006  Became Assistant Professor at Okayama Prefectural University School of Design

2007  Studio Artist at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park

Selected Solo Exhibitions



2015  Tomoko Sakumoto Solo Exhibition | Gallery A-zone, Okayama

2012  Form From | Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art, Okayama

2010  Tomoko Sakumotoʼs Objet | Gallery A-zone, Okayama

2008  SHIMA SHIMA SEKAI | Cifa-Cafe, Okayama

Selected Group Exhibitions, Art Fairs

2019  ʻDesign and Technique of Contemporary Japanese Ceramics 2019ʼ | Setouchi City Museum of Art, Okayama

2018  ʻJapan×Faenza Trajectory of Sister City, International Ceramic Exhibition, Ceramic Art School Exchangeʼ | Faenza City Gallery,       


           ART CENTRAL 2018 | Central Harbourfront, Hong Kong

2017  ʻSUMMER 2017ʼ | gallery A-zone, Okayama

           ART CENTRAL 2017 | Central Harbourfront, Hong Kong

2016  ʻJakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale #4ʼ | Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Indonesia

           ART in PARK HOTEL TOKYO 2016 | Park Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo

2015  ʻMeer kunst van het decoreren ‒ Kunstenaars delen hungeheimenʼ | Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur Tegelen, Netherland

          ʻArtists of Faenza + Eri Dewa + Tomoko Sakumotoʼ | Sekiguchi Museum, Tokyo

2014  ʻA Way to Connect with the World ‒ Ceramic Art to Look, See, and Feelʼ | Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu

          ʻMINIMAL ARTʼ | Gallery A-zone, Okayama

           ART FAIR TOKYO 2014 | Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo

2013  ʻAll kinds of Celamics ‒ 20 Years of the Artist in Residence Programʼ | The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shiga

          ʻCeramica contemporanea giapponese in Italia : il Premio Faenzaʼ | Istituto Giapponese di Cultura in Roma, Italy

          ʻOsaka Gallery Selection ‒ The point of view of female artist -ʻ | Hankyu Umeda Main Store, Osaka

2011  ʻCeramica Viva ‒ I ceramisti giapponesi premiati a Faenzaʼ | Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Tokyo/Gallery Voice, Gifu

          ʻEnjoying Ceramic Art ‒ Gourmet of Ceramicʼ | The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shiga

          ʻRittai butsubutsu-tenʼ | Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo

2010  ʻHoliday Toastʼ | MIYAKO YOSHINAGA Art Prospects NY

2009 ʻThe Present of ART, Okayama 2009ʼ | Tenjinyama Cultural Plaza of Okayama Prefecture, Takahashi City Museum of History and             NAGI MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Okayama


2017  The 11th International Ceramic Competition Mino, Honorable - Mention

2014  The 10th International Ceramic Competition Mino, Honorable - Mention

           International Ceramics Festival Minoʼ14, Selected

2012  9th Marusen Culture Award

          13th Okayama Arts and Culture Award, Grand Prix

2011  57th International Competition of Ceramic Art, Italy, Premio-

          Cersaie Faenza

          30th Chozasho Tokoname Ceramic Art Exhibition Prize, Selected

2009 2nd Volvo Art & Design Competition, Award of Excellence

          The 5th World Ceramic Biennale Korea 2009, Selected

Selected Collections

MIC International Museum of Ceramic in Faenza

Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park

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