OKI,
Izumi

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Glass is a strange and wonderful material; each work of mine, (using glass as the raw material) exists not as an object but rather as a medium. Due to the dual nature of glass, with both transparency and reflectivity, compositions fabricated from this industrial product - plate glass - can generate a warm space using this inherently cold, expressionless material. Since plate glass is transparent and does not obstruct one's gaze, it can raise the question for the viewer of what he or she is looking at; at the same time, it can reflect like a mirror, presenting you with an image of yourself as the watcher, and making you aware of things. This is not about showing some specific form using glass, but showing the glass itself and the space created by that glass. And that space will change depending on the conditions of the light or air, or based on the position, sensitivity, knowledge and experiences of the person observing. Through the space and time formed by such works, works in glass become a medium for self-reflection.


 

ID :   167
Name :   OKI, Izumi
Birthplace :   Tokyo
Zip :   1120011
Place of Residence :   1-6-24-705 Sengoku Bunkyo-ku Tokyo Japan
Tel :   81-3-3942-1566
Fax :   81-3-3942-1566
Studio Zip :   20135
Studio Address :   Via Anfossi 8 Milano Italy
Studio Tel :   39-02-55193390
Studio Fax :   39-02-55193390
Studio E-Mail :   izumiok@tin.it
Career: Education 1 :   Graduated in Ancient Japanese Story at the Waseda University of Tokyo
Career: Education 2 :   Studied Painting and Sculpture with Aiko Miyawaki,Taku Iwasaki and Yoshishige Saito
Career: Education 3 :   1981 Graduated at the Brera Academy after attending a Course in Sculpture
Career: Teaching 1 :   Pavia University (Davia)
Career: Teaching 2 :   Brera Academy (Milano)
Career:Teaching 3 :   Istituto Europe Dl Design (Milano)
Career:Teaching 4 :   Unversita Dl Progetto (Reggo Emilia)
Career:Teaching 5 :   Istituto Dl Creativita (Napoli)
Awards and Prizes: Contest 1 :   1981 'Alfieri & St. John Concorso di Vetrina' 1st Prize (Milano)
Awards and Prizes: Contest 2 :   1995 '22th Premio Sulmona' 3rd Prize, Sulmona (L'aquila)
Awards and Prizes: Contest 3 :   1996 'Pur Chase Prize 23th Premio Sulmona' Sulmona (L'aquila)
Awards and Prizes: Scholarship 1 :   1977 Won a Scholarship from The Italian Government
Awards and Prizes: Others 1 :   'BAGUTTA' 1st Prize (Milano)
Awards and Prizes: Others 2 :   2001 'MIA' 1st Prize (Monza)
Exhibition: One-Man 1 :   1985 Baleri Italia (Bergamo, Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 2 :   1986 Galleria Li Geiso (Lodi, Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 3 :   1986 Colombari (Torino, Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 4 :   1987 Galleria Progetto Volpini (Milano, Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 5 :   1988 Galerie Zenit (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Exhibition: One-Man 6 :   1988 Moris Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
Exhibition: One-Man 7 :   1988 Looking on Looking in,Studio Clive Forester (Milano, Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 8 :   1989 Bibloteq (Milano, Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 9 :   1989 Ricerche Trasparenti, Galleria Scgybert (Milano, Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 10 :   1990 Moris Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
Exhibition: One-Man 11 :   1991 Galerie Sonia Berryer (Bruxelles, Belgique)
Exhibition: One-Man 12 :   1991 Operare in Vetro, Galleria Schubert (Milano, Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 13 :   1991 Galleria ‡UPegaso (Forte dei Marmi (Lu), Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 14 :   1991 Sairin Gallery (Yokohama, Japan)
Exhibition: One-Man 15 :   1991 Glass Art & Opera Lirica italiana, Nagoya Parco Gallery (Nagoya, Japan)
Exhibition: One-Man 16 :   1992 Fudoki Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
Exhibition: One-Man 17 :   1992 Galleria II Pegaso (Viareggio (Lu), Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 18 :   1992 Sincron (Brescia,Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 19 :   1993 Spazio Ergy (Milano, Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 20 :   1993 TSS Tokyo GAS Shinjuku Showroom Living Art Gallery (Tokyo, Japan)
Exhibition: One-Man 21 :   1994 La Poetica Della Trasparenza, De Florio Arte (Roma, Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 22 :   1994 Intime Trasparenza, De Martinis (Catania, Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 23 :   1995 Scultura Spazile, Galleria Schubert (Milano, Japan)
Exhibition: One-Man 24 :   1995 Grafie Iuminouse, II Mercato del Pesce (S.S. Giovanni (Mi), Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 25 :   1996 Galleria Arianna Sartori (Mantova, Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 26 :   1996 Paradiso di Cristallo, Sbaiz Spazio Arte (Lignano Sabbiadoro (Ud), Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 27 :   1997 Galleria Arteincornice (Torino, Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 28 :   1998 Sculture Iuminose, Nordest Caffe (Milano, Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 29 :   1998 Arte Delle Muse, Isituto Giapponese di Cultura (Roma, Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 30 :   1998 Arte Delle Muse, De Florio Arte (Roma, Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 31 :   1998 Libreria Bocca (Milano, Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 32 :   1999 Ombraluce, Galleria Civica di Palazzo Todeschini (Desenzano del Garda (Bs), Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 33 :   1999 Microscultura da Passeggio, Ii Bijoux del Gatto (Torino, Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 34 :   2001 Riflessi trasparenti, Lattuada Pardo Gallery (Milano, Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 35 :   2001 Riflessioni, Galleria civica Bedoli (Viadana (MN) Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 36 :   2001 Trasparenze Luminose, Stabilimento di Solvay (Rosignano-Solvay (Li) Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 37 :   2002 Vaknire Studio d'arte, Vicenza (Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 38 :   2003 Expoarte, Fiera di Levante, Bari (Italia)
Exhibition: One-Man 39 :   2003 La Galliria Il Marzocco, Barga (Lucca, Italia)
Exhibition: Contest 1 :   1981 'Premio Annunciata' (Milano)
Exhibition: Contest 2 :   1985 '3rd Mostra Interna Zilna Le di Architettura' Progetto Venezia (Venezia)
Exhibition: Contest 3 :   1993 '33th Premio Suzzara' (Mantova)
Exhibition: Contest 4 :   1994,2005 'Premio Sulmona' (L'aquila)
Exhibition: Contest 5 :   2002 'Contemporary Glass Triennal in Toyama 2002' (Toyama)
Exhibition: Contest 6 :   2003 'Premio Michetti' Francavilla (Pescara, Italia)
Exhibition: Contest 7 :   2004 '7 Sculture Nella Nostra Citta' Rozzano (Milano, Italia)
Exhibition: Invitation 1 :   1983 Alle radici del sole, Triennale di Milano (Milano, Italia)
Exhibition: Invitation 2 :   1985 Progetto Venezia, Terza Mostra Internazionale di Architettura, Biennale di Venezia (Venezia, Italy)
Exhibition: Invitation 3 :   1986 Arte e Biologia, XLll Biennale di Venezia (Venezia, Italia)
Exhibition: Invitation 4 :   1991 World Glass Art Now '91, mostra itinerante presso: Museum of Modern Art of Hokkaido (Sapporo, Japan)
Exhibition: Invitation 5 :   1992 Giappone-Italia, giovani generazioni, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna di Roma (Roma)
Exhibition: Invitation 6 :   1994 Sette artisti giapponesi in Italia oggi, Ambasciata del Giappone (Roma)
Exhibition: Invitation 7 :   1995 XVl Biennale Internazionale del Bronzetto e della piccola scultura, Palazzo della Regione (Padova)
Exhibition: Invitation 8 :   1997 Confini, mostra itinerante presso: lstituto Giapponese di Cultura (Roma)
Exhibition: Invitation 9 :   2001 Immaginazione 'AUREA' mole vanvitelliavna (Ancona, Italia)
Exhibition: Invitation 10 :   2001 'FRAGILE BEAUTY' Marco Polo Gallery (Milano (VE), Italia)
Exhibition: Invitation 11 :   2002 'VITREA' Torre Colombea, Gorla Maggiore (Varese, Italia)
Exhibition: Invitation 12 :   2002 'VETRI DI LUCE' Teatro Solvay, Rosignano Solvay (Livorno, Italia)
Exhibition: Invitation 13 :   2005 'MECCANICHE CELESTI' Galleria civica Bedoli, Viadana (Mantova, Italia)
Commisions in Architecture 1 :   1989 Boutique Imarika (Milano)
Commisions in Architecture 2 :   1990 Casa Bonacina (Lurago D'erba 'OMO')
Commisions in Architecture 3 :   1999 Yokohama Isogo City Hall ,Entrance Hall (Kanagawa)
Commisions in Architecture 4 :   2000 Casa Zito (Milano)
Commisions in Architecture 5 :   2001 Casa Locatelli (Milano)
Commisions in Architecture 6 :   2001 Casa Forges D'avanzati (Milano)
Commisions in Architecture 7 :   2004 Casa Lattuada (Milano)
Commisions in Architecture 8 :   2004 Ohki House (Tokyo)
Commisions in Architecture 9 :   2005 Casa Marcucci, Viareggio (Lucca)
Commisions in Architecture 10 :   2005 Hashimoto House (Tokyo)
Open Air Installation 1 :   1986 Casa Catanese (Milano)
Open Air Installation 2 :   2005 Lavezzari's Tomb, Limbiate (Milano)
Collections 1 :   Comune di Rozzano (MI), Museo di Vaticano
Collections 2 :   Galleria Civica di Viadana (Mantova)
Collections 3 :   Museo Civica di Sulmona (L'aquila)
Collections 4 :   Istituto Giapponese di Cultura (Roma)
Collections 5 :   Museo Vito Mele (Lecce)
Bibliography 1 :   Gillo Dorfles, Oki Izumi, in 'Oki Izumi' Progetto Volpini Ed., Milano, febbraio 1991, pp.7-10.
Bibliography 2 :   Tommaso Trini,‡U taglio dell'opaco, in 'Oki Izumi', cit.,pp.11-16
Bibliography 3 :   Pierantonio Volpini, L'immagine della filosofia, in 'Oki Izumi', cit., pp.17-20
Bibliography 4 :   Isaku Yanaihara, Per la mostra di Oki Izumi, in 'Oki Izumi', cit., pp.40-41
Bibliography 5 :   Mirella Bentivoglio, Lo spazialismo volumetrico di Oki Izumi, in 'Oki Izumi. Trasparenze', Progetto Volpini Ed., Milano, febbraio 1995, pp.6-13
Bibliography 6 :   Bruno Munari, Riflessioni, in 'Oki Izumi. Trasparenze', cit., pp.14-16
Bibliography 7 :   Noriko Natsume, Mes belles annees de la trentaine a Milan, in 'La vie de 30 ans', Ed. Fujinagahosya, Tokyo, maggio 1996, n. 75, pp.207-214
Bibliography 8 :   Giovanni Stipi, Sentieri d'ombra e di luce, in catalogo della mostra 'Ombraluce', Palazzo Todeschini, Desenzano del Garda (Bs), aprile-maggio 1999. pp.9-11 13-15
Bibliography 9 :   Maria Pia Bagnariol, Biografia, Biography, in catalogo della mostra 'Ombraluce', cit., pp.17-20
Bibliography 10 :   Tommaso Trini, Trasparenze illusive in catalogo della mostra 'Riflessi Trasparenti' Lattuada Pardo Gallery, Milono febbraio-marzo 2001, pp.7-8
Bibliography 11 :   Video 'Ricerche Trasparenti' Metamorphosi, Milano 1991
Bibliography 12 :   Video 'Labirinto Trasparente' Metamorphosi, Milano 1991
Bibliography 13 :   Video 'Il forziere della Memoria' Metamorphosi, Milano 1995
Bibliography 14 :   Video 'Ombraluce' Metamorphosi, Milano 1999
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Bibliography 16 :   RAI 3 'Telecamere' 8,15,22,29 Aprile 2001
Bibliography 17 :   http://www.archivio.it/oki.izumi
Bibliography 18 :   2002 Claudio Cerritelli 'VITREA' Edizioni Mazzotta
Bibliography 19 :   2002 Claudio Cerrritelli 'VETRI DI LUCE' Libri Scheiwiller
Bibliography 20 :   2003 'Contemporary Glass Artists in Japan' Asahi Glass co., ltd.
Bibliography 21 :   2004 Enciclopedia Dell 'Arte, Zanichelli