YOSHIMOTO,
Yumiko

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Glass is the best material through which to express the invisible--memory and image, dream and illusion. I use a high-temperature flame to melt glass rods and wind them around steel mandrels--an art known as lampwork. The work I have done up to this point is an attempt to draw upon the structure hidden in natural phenomena, man-made buildings, or consciousness, and to express it in various ways. Lampwork is a method well suited to expressing clarity, order, and logical arrangement in a detailed, delicate, and elegant way. I always wonder how the glass I create are transformed--through my emotions and creativity--into objects, and how light intersects with them. I aim to continue producing glass art while continuing to seek the answers to these endless questions through glass.


       

ID :   267
Name :   YOSHIMOTO, Yumiko
Birthplace :   Miyagi
Zip :   1510053
Place of Residence :   2-41-2-514 Yoyogi Shibuya-ku Tokyo Japan
Tel :   81-3-3375-2688
Fax :   81-3-3375-2688
Studio :   YOSHIMOTO STDUIO
Studio Zip :   1510053
Studio Address :   2-41-2-122 Yoyogi Shibuya-ku Tokyo Japan
Studio Tel :   81-3-3375-2688
Studio Fax :   81-3-3375-2688
Belonging Organization 1 :   Japan Glass Artcrafts Association
Belonging Organization 2 :   Japan Craft Design Association
Belonging Organization 3 :   Association for Glass Art Studies, Japan
Career: Education 1 :   1967 Graduated from Woman's University of Fine Arts, Department of Design (Tokyo)
Career: Teaching 1 :   1969-1970 Teaching Assistant of Art Theory Class at Woman's University of Fine Arts
Career: Teaching 2 :   1990- Lecture at the Kanazawa Utatsuyama Crafts Studio
Career:Teaching 3 :   1993-1996 Special Lecture at the Bunka Woman's University
Career:Teaching 4 :   2002- Special Lecture at Toyama City Institute of Glass Art
Career: Glass Related 1 :   1974 Start Lampworked Glass at Factory of Borosilicate Glass Maker
Career: Glass Related 2 :   1984 Freelance Artist of Lampworked Glass Creations
Career: Glass Related 3 :   1988 Noby Bor International Glass Symposium (Czech)
Career: Glass Related 4 :   1998 Presenter of Liftime Achievement Award for Mr.Kyohei Fujita from Glass Art Society Based in the U.S (28th Anuual G.A.S Conference in Seto, Japan)
Awards and Prizes: Contest 1 :   1978 'World Crafts Council' Shiseido Award (Kyoto)
Awards and Prizes: Contest 2 :   1984 'Glass '84 in Japan' Japan Glass Artcrafts Association Prize (Tokyo)
Awards and Prizes: Contest 3 :   1990 'Glass '90 in Japan' Hanorable Mention (Tokyo)
Awards and Prizes: Contest 4 :   2002 'Contemporary Glass Triennial in TOYAMA 2002' Special Prize (Toyama)
Exhibition: One-Man 1 :   1980 'Cloudy and Fine Weather' Seibu Atelier Nouveau (Tokyo)
Exhibition: One-Man 2 :   1981 'Tree, Cloud and Rainbow' Gallery Retina (Sapporo)
Exhibition: One-Man 3 :   1983 'Galaxy of Glass' Gallery Retina (Sapporo)
Exhibition: One-Man 4 :   1985 'Image of Mirage' Galerie Humanite (Tokyo)
Exhibition: One-Man 5 :   1995 'Tower and Structure' Gallery L (Hamburg)
Exhibition: One-Man 6 :   2001 Yumiko Yoshimoto 'Analysis and Synthesis' Koganezaki Glass Museum (Shizuoka)
Exhibition: One-Man 7 :   2002 'Crystal angels' Shiga Kogen Roman Art Museum (Nagano)
Exhibition: Contest 1 :   1977- 'Japan Crafts Exhibition' (Tokyo) Every Year
Exhibition: Contest 2 :   1979 'Design Forum' (Tokyo)
Exhibition: Contest 3 :   1981- 'Glass in Japan' (Tokyo and others) Every Time
Exhibition: Invitation 1 :   1982 'On the Table' Ginza Mikimoto Hall (Tokyo)
Exhibition: Invitation 2 :   1985 'Five Artists of Miyagi' The Miyagi Museum of Art (Miyagi)
Exhibition: Invitation 3 :   1986 '300 Years of Japanese Glass' Suntory Museum of Art (Tokyo)
Exhibition: Invitation 4 :   1986 'Craft Work -Standard Bearers of the End of our Century' Suntory Museum of Art (Tokyo)
Exhibition: Invitation 5 :   1987 'Glass Japan' Heller Gallery (NY, USA)
Exhibition: Invitation 6 :   1990 'Glass Art '90' Hakone Open Air Museum (Kanagawa)
Exhibition: Invitation 7 :   1992 'Festival Cesdeho a Japonskeho Skla' Manes (Prague), Machida City Museum (Tokyo)
Exhibition: Invitation 8 :   1993-94 'New Glass in Japan' Traveling Exhibition in Kunstmuseum (Dusseldolf) etc.
Exhibition: Invitation 9 :   1997 'Made in Japan' Ebeltoft Glass Museum (Denmark)
Exhibition: Invitation 10 :   1997 'Catching Light' Smalands Museum (Sweden)
Exhibition: Invitation 11 :   1999 '2000 Years of Japanese Glass' Suntory Museum of Art (Tokyo)
Exhibition: Invitation 12 :   2004 'Labyrinth of Glass' Notojima Glass Art Museum (Ishikawa)
Collections 1 :   The National Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo Japan)
Collections 2 :   The Miyagi Museum of Art (Sendai Japan)
Collections 3 :   Koganezaki Glass Museum (Shizuoka Japan)
Collections 4 :   Toyama City Board of Education (Toyama Japan)
Collections 5 :   MOA Museum of Art (Shizuoka Japan)
Collections 6 :   Shiga Kogen Roman Art Museum (Nagano Japan)
Collections 7 :   Notojima Glass Art Museum (Ishikawa Japan)
Collections 8 :   Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf (Ehrenhof Germany)
Collections 9 :   Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg (Coburg Germany)
Collections 10 :   Musee Des Arts Decoratifts Paris (Paris France)
Collections 11 :   Ebeltoft Glass Museum (Ebeltoft Denmark)
Collections 12 :   Smalands Museum (Smalands Sweden)
Bibliography 1 :   Analysis and Synthesis (Koganezaki Glass Museum)
Bibliography 2 :   Glass of Japan (Shikosha)
Bibliography 3 :   The Survey of Glass in the World (Kyuryudo Art Publishing)
Bibliography 4 :   The Concise History of World Glass (Bijutsu Shuppan-sha)
Bibliography 5 :   Yokohama Museum of Art V, Asahi, Aug.1997 (Asahi Glass Co.,Ltd.)
Bibliography 6 :   New Glass in Japan (Kunstmuseum Dusseldolf)
Bibliography 7 :   Modernes Glass Coburg (Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg)