IKUTA,
Niyoko

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I am captivated by the complexity of light as it reflects, refracts, and passes through broken cross sections of plate glass. In 1980 I began making artwork by laminating sheets of glass using adhesive and exposing the cross sections. My motifs are derived from: feelings of gentleness and harshness, fear, and limitless expansion experienced through contact with nature, images from music, ethnic conflict, the heart affected by joy and anger, and prayer. In creating my pieces it is like imagining an architectural space when viewing blueprints, deciding on an image by reading into the intentions of the architect, or imbuing a space with dynamic energy to bring it to life. I am nervous when placing my finished work of art in a specific space, but I also enjoy it.



ID :   38
Name :   IKUTA, Niyoko
Birthplace :   Kyoto
Zip :   6168186
Place of Residence :   16-23 Uzumasa Horiikecho Ukyo-ku Kyoto Japan
Tel :   81-75-871-5415
Belonging Organization 1 :   Japan Glass Artcrafts Association
Belonging Organization 2 :   Kyoto Artcraft Artist Association
Career: Education 1 :   1976 Graduated from Kyoto College of Pharmacy
Career: Glass Related 1 :   2nd Interglass Symposium
Awards and Prizes: Contest 1 :   1982 'Japan Stained Glass Grand Show' Grand Prize, Nomura Hall (Tokyo)
Awards and Prizes: Contest 2 :   1985 '1st Japan International Glass Conference' First Prize, Yamaha Tsumagoi (Gunma)
Awards and Prizes: Contest 3 :   1986 'Kyoto Exhibition' Mayor's Prize, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
Awards and Prizes: Contest 4 :   1986 '2nd Kanazawa Glass Craft Exhibition, Kanazawa' Third Prize
Awards and Prizes: Contest 5 :   1987 ''87 Japan Glass Show' Grand Prize, Odakyu Department Store (Tokyo) Iwataya (Fukuoka)
Awards and Prizes: Contest 6 :   1990 'Glass Art '90' Prize for Fine Work, The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Awards and Prizes: Contest 7 :   1990 'The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa '90' Silver Prize
Awards and Prizes: Contest 8 :   1991 'Notojima Open-Air Glass Art Competition' Notojima Glass Art Museum
Exhibition: One-Man 1 :   1983,85,87 Art Space Niji (Kyoto)
Exhibition: One-Man 2 :   1984-1993,95 Wacoal Ginza Art Space (Tokyo)
Exhibition: One-Man 3 :   1984 Gallery CASA (Kyoto)
Exhibition: One-Man 4 :   1984 System Galleria (Tokyo)
Exhibition: One-Man 5 :   1985 Gallery Mavis (Osaka)
Exhibition: One-Man 6 :   1986-1988 Amano Gallery (Osaka)
Exhibition: One-Man 7 :   1987 Glass Library Nippon Sheet Glass Co.,Ltd. (Osaka)
Exhibition: One-Man 8 :   1987 Musee des arts Decoratifs de la VIlle de Lausanne
Exhibition: One-Man 9 :   1989-1993 Ban Gallery (Osaka)
Exhibition: One-Man 10 :   1989 Braggiotti Gallery (Rotterdam)
Exhibition: One-Man 11 :   1991 Habatat Galleries (Farmington Hills, U.S.A.)
Exhibition: One-Man 12 :   1993 Heller Gallery (New York, U.S.A)
Exhibition: One-Man 13 :   1994 Habatat Galleries (Pontiac, U.S.A.)
Exhibition: One-Man 14 :   1995 Takashimaya Departmentstore (Kyoto)
Exhibition: One-Man 15 :   1995 Gallery Nakamura (Kyoto)
Exhibition: Others 1 :   1983 'Kyoto International Exhibition' Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
Exhibition: Others 2 :   1983 'Kyoto Exhibition' Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
Exhibition: Others 3 :   1984 'Selected Exhibition '84' Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
Exhibition: Others 4 :   1985 'ART NOW '85' Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art (Kobe)
Exhibition: Others 5 :   1985 'NEUES GLAS aus JAPAN' Badisches Landesmuseum (Karlsruhe, Germany)
Exhibition: Others 6 :   1985 '2nd Interglass Symposium' Novy Bor (Czecoslovakia)
Exhibition: Others 7 :   1988 'The Suntory Prize '88' Suntory Museum (Tokyo)
Exhibition: Others 8 :   1989 'Kunst Rai '89' Braggiotti Gallery (Amsterdam)
Exhibition: Others 9 :   1989 'UN MUSEE-UNE COLLECTION DE SCULPTURES DE VERRE' Musee des Arts Decoratifs Lausanne
Exhibition: Others 10 :   1990 'Glass '90 in Japan' Odakyu Department Store (Tokyo)
Exhibition: Others 11 :   1991 'GLASS JAPAN' Heller Gallery (New York, U.S.A.)
Exhibition: Others 12 :   1991 'World Glass Now '91' Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art
Exhibition: Others 13 :   1991 Le Verre Rouen (France)
Exhibition: Others 14 :   1992 'Contemporary Glass Sculpture' New Jersey Center for Visual Arts (U.S.A.)
Exhibition: Others 15 :   1992 'Glass from Ancient Crafts to Contemporary Art 1962-1992' The Morris Museum (U.S.A.)
Exhibition: Others 16 :   1992 'Arte Contemporaneo en vidorio' Rufino Tamayo Museum (Mexico)
Exhibition: Others 17 :   1992 'The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa '92'
Exhibition: Others 18 :   1993 'Glass '93 in Japan' Odakyu Department Store (Tokyo)
Exhibition: Others 19 :   1994 'Vanersborg Glassfestival' Vanersborg (Sweden)
Exhibition: Others 20 :   1995 'Contemporary Crafts in Kyoto' The Museum of Kyoto
Exhibition: Others 21 :   1995 'Japanese Studio Crafts' Victoria & Albert Museum (London)