OMURA,
Shunji

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My art begins with viewing glass as sculpture, and how to materialize glass as sculpture is a key issue for me. The greatest allure of glass is its transparency. It can let light pass through, reflect it, or seize it. My work is like creating art with light itself. Also, because the setting in which the artwork is placed is reflected in the glass, it is also possible to plan how it will blend in with its surroundings. This transparency is already its power and energy, and to transform it into a work of art all that needs to be done is to pour my feelings into it in the process of shaping it. Creating art means first to feel something deeply, and then try to communicate it to others. I want to fully utilize the natural characteristics that glass possesses in the works I create.



ID :   171
Name :   OMURA, Shunji
Birthplace :   Hyogo
Zip :   2860028
Place of Residence :   447-301 Saiwaicho Narita-city Chiba Japan
Tel :   81-476-22-0079
Fax :   81-476-22-0079
Studio :   OMURA GLASS STUDIO
Studio Zip :   2891603
Studio Address :   1421-1 Osato Shibayamacho Sanbu-gun Chiba Japan
Studio Tel :   81-479-78-0936
Studio Fax :   81-479-78-0936
Studio E-Mail :   omglass@mx4.ttcn.ne.jp
Career: Education 1 :   1984 Tokyo Glass Art Institute
Career: Education 2 :   1985 Post Graduate at Tokyo Glass Art Institute
Career: Teaching 1 :   1993 Blowing Class at Tokyo Glass Art Institute
Career: Teaching 2 :   1998 Pilchuck Glass School Summer Session3 (Seattle)
Career: Glass Related 1 :   1985-1987 Midsummer Glass Marks (England)
Career: Glass Related 2 :   1987 Hiroshima Glass No Sato
Career: Glass Related 3 :   1988-1992 Niijima Glass Art Center
Awards and Prizes: Contest 1 :   1999 '2nd Contemporaty Glass Exhibition in Satsuma' 1st Prize (Kagoshima)
Awards and Prizes: Contest 2 :   2000 'Vessels' The International Exhibition of Glass Art, 3rd Prize (Koganezaki)
Awards and Prizes: Others 1 :   1987 Design Center of London Glass Section
Exhibition: One-Man 1 :   1991 MOA Nagoya Gallery
Exhibition: One-Man 2 :   1995 Montmartre Des Arts (Paris)
Exhibition: One-Man 3 :   1996 Light and Green Art Museum (Sagamihara Japan)
Exhibition: One-Man 4 :   1997 Gallery Pleine Vue (Tokyo)
Exhibition: One-Man 5 :   1997 Art Space Tasai (Kamakura)
Exhibition: One-Man 6 :   1998 Gallery Pleine Vue (Tokyo)
Exhibition: One-Man 7 :   1999 K's Gallery (Yutenji)
Exhibition: One-Man 8 :   2000 Zakka (Harajuku)
Exhibition: One-Man 9 :   2000 K's Gallery (Yutenji)
Exhibition: One-Man 10 :   2000 Seigetsudo Gallery (Tokyo)
Exhibition: One-Man 11 :   2001 Seigetsudo Gallery (Tokyo)
Exhibition: One-Man 12 :   2001 Awashima Hotel (Numazu)
Exhibition: Contest 1 :   2nd Contemporary Glass Exhibition in Satsuma (Kagoshima)
Exhibition: Contest 2 :   Vessels' The International Exhibition of Glass Art (Koganezaki)
Exhibition: Contest 3 :   51st Art Exhibition in Chiba Pretecture (Chiba)
Exhibition: Invitation 1 :   1990 'Contemporary Glass Exhibition' Hakone Open Air Museum
Exhibition: Invitation 2 :   1993-1994 'New Glass in Japan' (Germany)
Exhibition: Invitation 3 :   1997 'Made in Japan Exhibition' (Denmark)
Exhibition: Invitation 4 :   1999 '2000 Years of Japanese Glass' Suntory Museum
Exhibition: Invitation 5 :   2000 'Streams of Light' Contemporary Japanese Glass Art (Taiwan)
Exhibition: Invitation 6 :   2000 '7th International Glass Symposium' Czech Repiblic
Exhibition: Others 1 :   Art Works on The Table Exhibition' Contemporary Art NIKI (Tokyo)
Commisions in Architecture 1 :   Garden of God Suntore (The Home of the Aged)
Open Air Installation 1 :   Light and Green Art Museum
Collections 1 :   Orleans Morden Art Museum
Collections 2 :   Light and Green Art Museum
Collections 3 :   Koganezaki Crystal Park Museum
Collections 4 :   Yokohama Art Museum
Bibliography 1 :   The Survey of Glass in the World (Kyuryudo)