NAKAO,
Yuko

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My art starts with imagining how I can express what I wish when blowing my breath into melted glass through the powerful form that swells from the inside, and in the possible shapes that the natural laws governing time, space, and matter allow when interrupting the dynamic moments of the breakdown process in rapid cooling. In shapes formed by nature, one can see myriad, complex configurations and see how the uniformity of natural laws manifests in them. By bringing to a standstill at a certain moment matter that is changing with time according to natural laws, I try to capture in my pieces those natural laws, and a sense of the miracle of time in its transcendental progress.


       

ID :   140
Name :   NAKAO, Yuko
Birthplace :   Tokyo
Zip :   1410022
Place of Residence :   2-21-11-409 Higashigotanda Shinagawa-ku Tokyo Japan
Tel :   81-3-3449-0204
Fax :   81-3-3449-0204
E-Mail :   mtrxds@aol.com
Studio Zip :   2210865
Studio Address :   2-28-13 Katakura kanagawa-ku Yokohama Japan
Studio Tel :   81-45-491-1920
Studio Fax :   81-45-491-1920
Studio E-Mail :   mtrxds@aol.com
Career: Education 1 :   1981 Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (BFA) Japan
Career: Education 2 :   1983 Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (MFA)
Career: Education 3 :   1987 Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle (U.S.A.)
Career:Education 4 :   1988 Tokyo Glass Art Institute (Graduate Course) Japan
Career: Teaching 1 :   1989-1992 Asahi Cluture Center Instructor Shinjuku (Japan)
Career: Teaching 2 :   1989-1991 Tama College of Arts Instructor (Extra Lectures) Hachiouji Japan
Awards and Prizes: Contest 1 :   1990 'Asahi Contemporaary Crafts Exhibition' Category Award
Awards and Prizes: Contest 2 :   1990 'Tokyo Glass Art Exhibition' Award of Excellence
Awards and Prizes: Contest 3 :   1990 'International Glass Exhibition in Kanazawa' The Pavel Hlava Prize
Awards and Prizes: Contest 4 :   1991 'The Suntory Museum of Art Prizewinners Exhibition' Grand Prix
Awards and Prizes: Contest 5 :   1995 'Japan Glass Arts Exhibition' Fine Work Award
Awards and Prizes: Scholarship 1 :   1987 Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship
Awards and Prizes: Scholarship 2 :   2002 A Government Grant to Study in U.S.A. (The Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs)
Exhibition: One-Man 1 :   1989 Ginza Forma (Tokyo Japan)
Exhibition: One-Man 2 :   1994 Wacoal Ginza Art Space (Tokyo Japan)
Exhibition: One-Man 3 :   1996 Galerie Pousse Ginza (Tokyo Japan)
Exhibition: Contest 1 :   1988 '27th Modern Japanese Art Crafts' Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Exhibition: Contest 2 :   1988,1990,1992 'The International Exhibition of Glass Crafts' (Kanazawa Japan)
Exhibition: Contest 3 :   1990,1991 'Exhibition of Asahi Modern Artcrafts' (Osaka/Tokyo Japan)
Exhibition: Contest 4 :   1990 'Japan Contemporary Glass Artcrafts Exhibition' (Tokyo/Fukuoka Japan)
Exhibition: Contest 5 :   1990 'Tokyo Glass Arts Exhibition' (Tokyo Japan)
Exhibition: Contest 6 :   1991 'The Suntory Museum of Art Prizewinners Exhibition' (Tokyo Japan)
Exhibition: Contest 7 :   1995 'Tokyo Glass Arts Exhibition' (Nagano Japan)
Exhibition: Contest 8 :   1999 'Glass '99 in Japan' Odakyu Museum of Art (Japan)
Exhibition: Invitation 1 :   1988 'Arte em Vidro-Japao-' Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo (Blasil)
Exhibition: Invitation 2 :   1990 'The International Exhibition of Glass' (R.O.Korea)
Exhibition: Invitation 3 :   1991 'Japan Glass Arts Exhibition' Tokyo Central Museum of Art (Japan)
Exhibition: Invitation 4 :   1991 'Contemporary Glass of Japan' Notojima Glass Art Museum (Japan)
Exhibition: Invitation 5 :   1992 'Glass Arts Exhibition' Sangetsu Arkhills Showroom CRELIA (Tokyo Japan)
Exhibition: Invitation 6 :   1993,1996 'The Suntory Museum of Art Prizewinners Exhibition' Akasaka Japan
Exhibition: Invitation 7 :   1993-1995 'The 21st Annual International Glass Invitational Exhibition' Habatat Galleries (U.S.A.)
Exhibition: Invitation 8 :   1994 'Contemporary Glass of Japan' Habatat Galleries (U.S.A.)
Exhibition: Invitation 9 :   1994 'Glass Art Now Exhibition' Akita Senshu Museum of Art (Japan)
Exhibition: Invitation 10 :   1994 'World Glass Now '94' Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art/Touring Exhibition (Japan)
Exhibition: Invitation 11 :   1995 'Japanese Contemporary Glass Art' Fundacion Centro Nacional Del Vidro (Spain)
Exhibition: Invitation 12 :   1995 'The Trend of World Contemporary Glass Art' (Tokyo/Hiroshima Japan)
Exhibition: Invitation 13 :   1995 'Artist in Yokohama '95' Yokohama Citizens'Gallery (Japan)/Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (Vancouver Canada)
Exhibition: Invitation 14 :   1996 'Glass Art Today' Rias Ark Museum of Art Miyagi (Japan)
Exhibition: Invitation 15 :   1996 'Contemporary Glass of Japan' Notojima Glass Art Museum (Japan)
Exhibition: Invitation 16 :   1997 'Made in Japan' Glasmuseum Ebeltoft (Denmark)
Exhibition: Invitation 17 :   1998 'Glass Art in Our Time' Niigata City Art Museum (Japan)
Exhibition: Invitation 18 :   1999 'Exhibition' Koganezaki Glass Museum (Nishi-izu Japan)
Exhibition: Invitation 19 :   1999 '2000 Years of Japanese Glass' The Suntory Museum of Art (Japan)
Exhibition: Invitation 20 :   2000 '100Meilleures Objects d'art Contemporains au Japon' Mitsukoshi-Etoile Paris (France) / Touring Exhibition (Japan)
Exhibition: Invitation 21 :   2000 'Contemporary Glass of Japan' (Yamaguchi Japan)
Exhibition: Invitation 22 :   2001 'Contemporary Fragrance Vessele (4) The 4th Anniversary Exhibition' The Museum of Fragrance (Toyoda Shizuoka Japan)
Exhibition: Others 1 :   1990 'Japanese Contemporary Glass Art' (Hamburg/Hanover Germany)
Exhibition: Others 2 :   1991 'Exhibition of Japanese Glass Artcrafts' Heller Gallery (N.Y.C.)
Exhibition: Others 3 :   1992 'Glass Object Collection' Glasstation OVA (Tokyo Japan)
Exhibition: Others 4 :   1994 'Glass Object Exhibition' Contemporary Art NIKI (Tokyo Japan)
Collections 1 :   The Suntory Museum of Art (Tokyo Japan)
Collections 2 :   Tokyo Jogakkan Junior College (Tokyo Japan)
Collections 3 :   Notojima Glass Art Musuem (Ishikawa Japan)
Collections 4 :   Contemporary Glass Museum (Nagano Japan)
Collections 5 :   Koganezaki Crystal Park Glass Museum (Nishi-Izu Japan)
Collections 6 :   Yokohama Musuem of Art (Yokohama Japan)
Collections 7 :   Toyama City Glass Art Musuem (Toyama Japan)