ISOGAI,
Akihiro

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As I am blowing glass, in the middle of making something a question arises--where are you looking? Exactly what are you looking at? It's a simple question to myself. It isn't possible to create clear shadows with transparent glass. Some light is reflected, some light passes through. You also may have lines on the outside and inside of the glass, and the thickness of the glass is a factor. Plus, when it's soft, the glass itself gives off light. Filling the gaps between what is shown, what one sees and what one tries to see is perhaps the interesting thing about blown glass. The gap between what you intend to make and how it turns out brings into vivid relief what you are trying to create. That interplay is quite intriguing.



ID :   46
Name :   ISOGAI, Akihiro
Birthplace :   Yamagata
Zip :   7138102
Place of Residence :   2-26-41 Tamashima Kurashiki Okayama Japan
Tel :   81-86-525-7039
Fax :   81-86-525-7039
E-Mail :   isogai@mx9.tiki.ne.jp
Studio :   GlasSite
Studio Zip :   7138102
Studio Address :   2-26-41 Tamashima Kurashiki Okayama Japan
Studio Tel :   81-86-525-7039
Studio Fax :   81-86-525-7039
Studio E-Mail :   isogai@mx9.tiki.ne.jp
Place of Work :   Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts
Place of Work Zip :   7128505
Place of Work Address :   2640 Nishinoura Tsurajima-cho Kurashiki Okayama Japan
Place of Work Tel :   81-86-440-1031
Place of Work Fax :   81-86-440-1032
Place of Work E-Mail :   aki-iso@arts.kusa.ac.jp
Belonging Organization 1 :   Japan Glass Artcrafts Association
Belonging Organization 2 :   Japan Craft Design Association
Belonging Organization 3 :   Japan Society of Image Arts and Science
Career: Education 1 :   1977 Wako University
Career: Teaching 1 :   Kanazawa Utatsuyama Crafts Center
Career: Teaching 2 :   Kurashiki University of Science and The Arts
Career: Glass Related 1 :   The Jam Factory Workshops (Australia)
Career: Glass Related 2 :   Miasa Glass Studio
Awards and Prizes: Contest 1 :   1997 'The First Contemporary Glass Exhibition in Satsuma'
Awards and Prizes: Contest 2 :   1997 'Japanese Crafts Exhibition' Achievement Prize
Awards and Prizes: Contest 3 :   1991 'Kansai Glass Art Exhibition' Encouragement Award
Awards and Prizes: Scholarship 1 :   1980 Australia-Japan Foundation
Exhibition: One-Man 1 :   1984 Gallery Savoir Vivre (Tokyo)
Exhibition: One-Man 2 :   1985-1987,90,92,94,96,98,2000 Gallery Tekona (Nagoya)
Exhibition: One-Man 3 :   1990,92,94,96,98,2000 Gallery Okariya (Tokyo)
Exhibition: One-Man 4 :   1992,94,96,99 Takashimaya Art Gallery (Osaka)
Exhibition: One-Man 5 :   1997,99,2001 +ONE Gallery (Okayama)
Exhibition: One-Man 6 :   2000 Gallery K (Okayama)
Exhibition: One-Man 7 :   2000 Chapell Gallery (NY, U.S.A.)
Exhibition: Contest 1 :   1987,90,93,96,99,2002 Glass in Japan
Exhibition: Contest 2 :   1990,92,95,98 International Glass Exhibition Kanazawa
Exhibition: Contest 3 :   1990- Japanese Crafts Exhibition
Exhibition: Contest 4 :   1995-1998,2000 New Glass Review, Corning Museum of Glass
Exhibition: Invitation 1 :   1988 'Arte em Vidre Japao' Mueeu de Arte de Sao Paulo
Exhibition: Invitation 2 :   1990 'Glass Arte '90 Invitational' Hakone Opne-Air Museum
Exhibition: Invitation 3 :   1993 'New Glass Now' Kunst Museum Dusseldorf
Exhibition: Invitation 4 :   1994 'World Glass Now' Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art
Exhibition: Invitation 5 :   1999,2000 'Years of Japanese Glass' Suntory Museum
Exhibition: Invitation 6 :   1999,2001 'Glass Art-History and Now' Okayama Orient Museum
Open Air Installation 1 :   Notojima Glass Art Museum
Collections 1 :   Art Gallery of South Australia
Collections 2 :   Wagg Wagg City Gallery
Collections 3 :   Museum de Arte de Sao Poulo
Collections 4 :   Notojima Glass Art Museum
Collections 5 :   Museum of glass Art Satsuma