YAMASHINA,
Shoko

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How many years has it been since people, enchanted with the rich color and light in the stained glass windows of churches, began using glass as material for art? Colorless and transparent, glass can reflect light or allow it to pass through. When heat is applied, glass shows plasticity. It accepts without resistance ideas that I have long incubated and gives form to them. My work involves taking scenes that I might happen to glimpse in my everyday life--scenes that move me in some way--extract those moments, and try to preserve their memory in some form. When I engage in a dialogue with glass with a pure heart, my heart opens further, but it also sensitively reflects any confusion or hesitation I may be feeling. Both from up close and afar I see myself battling my own fears, and battling with the glass. Even the glass is battling itself. But if I wait patiently for time to work things out, an answer always appears.



ID :   257
Name :   YAMASHINA, Shoko
Birthplace :   Kyoto
Zip :   6060952
Place of Residence :   18-33 Kinomoto-cho Matsugasaki Sakyoku Kyoto Japan
Tel :   81-75-781-9707
Fax :   81-75-781-9707
E-Mail :   shoko-y@mx.usen.ne.jp
Studio :   Glass Studio SunSon
Studio Zip :   6060952
Studio Address :   18-33 Kinomoto-cho Matsugasaki Sakyoku Kyoto Japan
Studio Tel :   81-75-781-9707
Studio Fax :   81-75-781-9707
Studio E-Mail :   shoko-y@mx.usen.ne.jp
Career: Education 1 :   1992 Bild-Werk in Frauenau (Germany)
Career: Education 2 :   1994-1996 Pilchuck Glass School (U.S.A.)
Career: Education 3 :   1997-1998 Corning Glass Museum (U.S.A.)
Career: Teaching 1 :   1972-1977 Teaching Assistant Saga Junior College of Art (Kyoto)
Career: Glass Related 1 :   1993-1999 Sanda City Glass Craft Center (Hyogo)
Awards and Prizes: Contest 1 :   1990 'Kansai Glass Art Exhibition' Honorable Mention (Osaka)
Exhibition: One-Man 1 :   1989,99 Galerie Pousse (Ginza Tokyo)
Exhibition: One-Man 2 :   1990 Plus Minaus Galerie (Ginza Tokyo)
Exhibition: One-Man 3 :   1991 Ichikawa Gallery (Ginza Tokyo)
Exhibition: One-Man 4 :   1991 Art Gallery Mauve (Okamoto Kobe)
Exhibition: One-Man 5 :   2000 Gallery Enomoto (Tennoji Osaka)
Exhibition: One-Man 6 :   2001 Wacoal Ginza Art Space (Ginza Tokyo)
Exhibition: Contest 1 :   1988 'The International Exhibition of Glass Craft '88' (Kanazawa)
Exhibition: Contest 2 :   1988 'Introduced in the New Glass Review 9' Corning Museum of Glass (U.S.A.)
Exhibition: Contest 3 :   1990 'The International Exhibition of Glass Craft '90' (Kanazawa)
Exhibition: Contest 4 :   1990 'Kansai Glass Art Exhibition' (Osaka)
Exhibition: Contest 5 :   1991 'Japan Glass Art Exhibition' Tokyo Central Museum of Art (Tokyo)
Exhibition: Contest 6 :   1996 'Japan Contemporary Glass Art Notojima'
Exhibition: Contest 7 :   2000 The International Exhibition of Glass 'Vessels' Koganezaki Crystal Park (Kanazawa)
Exhibition: Contest 8 :   2001 'The World Competition of Arts and Crafts Kanazawa 2001' (Kanazawa)
Exhibition: Invitation 1 :   1988 'World Glass Now '88' Hokkaido Museum of Art (Hokkaido)
Exhibition: Invitation 2 :   1989 'The Suntory Prize '89' Suntory Museum of Art (Tokyo)
Exhibition: Invitation 3 :   1990 'Glass Art '90' Hakone Open-Air Museum (Kanagawa)
Exhibition: Invitation 4 :   1992 'Festival of Czech and Japan Glass' (Czech,Tokyo)
Exhibition: Invitation 5 :   1993 'Korea and Japan Craft Exhibition' (Korea, Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto)
Exhibition: Invitation 6 :   1995 'Vidrio Artistico Contemporaneo Japon' (Spain)
Exhibition: Invitation 7 :   1997 'International Glass Art Exhibition' (Taiwan)
Exhibition: Invitation 8 :   1997 'Made in Japan'
Exhibition: Invitation 9 :   1999 '2000 Years of Japanese Glass: From The Yayoi Period To The Present Day' Suntory Museum of Art (Tokyo,Osaka)
Exhibition: Others 1 :   1987,90,93,96,99,2002 'Glass in Japan' (Tokyo)
Commisions in Architecture 1 :   1994 'Stained Glass Design' Shoei-do (Kyoto)
Open Air Installation 1 :   1991 Act Grandia (Nagoya)
Collections 1 :   Fundacion Centro Nacional del Vidrio (Spain)
Collections 2 :   Notojima Glass Art Museum (Ishikawa)
Collections 3 :   Toyama City Institute of Glass Art