ITO,
Makoto

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Ornamentation is one facet of Japanese culture. Its opposite also exists--an expression of aesthetic simplicity. This is the spiritual culture in which Japanese people have found themselves since ancient times. It can be seen in centuries-old sumi-e ink paintings or in the structure of a tea house. Simplicity is to me the one most liberating thing in a work of art. Maybe I picked up this trait from studying Japanese painting. However that may be, glass--with its richly entwining enchantments--often leads me into confusion. With this awareness, I try to simplify. In my art I concentrate on a central theme or phenomenon--the transparent material, the light that passes through it, the shadows generated, or just the reflections.



ID :   47
Name :   ITO, Makoto
Birthplace :   Dalian in Manchuria (Now The People's Republic of China)
Zip :   4010511
Place of Residence :   3305 Shibokusa Oshino Minamitsuru Yamanashi Japan
E-Mail :   itoglass@mfi.or.jp
Studio :   Ito Glass Studio
Studio Zip :   4010511
Studio Address :   3305 Shibokusa Oshino Minamitsuru Yamanashi Japan
Studio E-Mail :   itoglass@mfi.or.jp
Place of Work :   TAMA ART UNIVERSITY
Place of Work Zip :   1920394
Place of Work Address :   2-1723 Yarimizu Hachiouji Tokyo Japan
Place of Work Tel :   81-426-79-5657
Place of Work Fax :   81-426-79-5653
Place of Work E-Mail :   itom@tamabi.ac.jp
Belonging Organization 1 :   Japan Glass Artcrafts Association
Belonging Organization 2 :   Glass Art Society
Career: Education 1 :   1964 Graduated Tama Art University Painting Department
Career: Education 2 :   1964-1970 Kagami Crystal Works
Career: Teaching 1 :   1976 Started Glass Program at Tama Art University
Career: Teaching 2 :   1981 Tought Glass Blowing at MIASA GLASS Work Shop
Career:Teaching 3 :   1992 Tought Glass Blowing at Pilchuck Glass School
Career: Glass Related 1 :   1964-1970 Studied Glass Blowing at Kagami Crystal Works
Career: Glass Related 2 :   1993 Gave a Lecture at Culture Center of Japan Embassy
Career: Glass Related 3 :   1999 Jury at 'International Craft Competiton' at Korea
Awards and Prizes: Contest 1 :   1988 'The International Exhibition of Glass Craft '88' Finn Linggaad Prize (Kanazawa)
Exhibition: One-Man 1 :   1987 Gallery Maronie (Kyoto)
Exhibition: One-Man 2 :   1988 Seibu Department Store Gallery
Exhibition: One-Man 3 :   1992 Nakama Gallery (Tokyo)
Exhibition: One-Man 4 :   1994 Tachikichi Studio Com (Kyoto)
Exhibition: One-Man 5 :   1996,99,2001 Aoyama Green Gallery (Tokyo)
Exhibition: One-Man 6 :   2000 Gallery Nanorium (Fujiyoshida)
Exhibition: One-Man 7 :   2000 Gallery Tamamiziam (Nagoya)
Exhibition: One-Man 8 :   2000 Gallery Art Point (Tokyo)
Exhibition: Contest 1 :   1967 'Nitten Exhibition' Tokyo Metroplitan Museum (Tokyo)
Exhibition: Contest 2 :   1973 'Craft Exhibition' Matsuya Department Store (Tokyo)
Exhibition: Invitation 1 :   1997 'Fuji-Seoul, It's Horizontal and Vertical' Ilmin Museum of Art (Korea)
Exhibition: Invitation 2 :   1998 'Made in Japan' Glass Museum (Denmark)
Exhibition: Invitation 3 :   1999 '2000 Years of Japanese Glass' Suntory Museum of Art (Tokyo)
Exhibition: Invitation 4 :   2000 'Contemporary Japanese Glass' Grand Crystal (Taiwan)
Exhibition: Others 1 :   1995 'Le Printemps Japonis du Verre' Musee du Verre de Saves Poteries (France)
Exhibition: Others 2 :   1999 'Glass '99 in Japan' Odakyu Museum (Tokyo)
Exhibition: Others 3 :   2001 'Makoto Ito & Yoko Kuramoto' Chappell Gallery (New York)
Collections 1 :   Musee du Verre (France)
Collections 2 :   Musee des Arts Decoratifs (France)
Collections 3 :   Cobuorg Museum (Germany)
Collections 4 :   Corning Museum of Glass (U.S.A.)
Collections 5 :   Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art (Hokkaido)
Collections 6 :   Shimonoseki City Art Museum (Shimonoseki)
Collections 7 :   Yokohama Museum of Art (Kanagawa)
Collections 8 :   Dusseldorf Museum (Germany)
Collections 9 :   The Glass Museum (Ebeltoft Denmark)
Writings 1 :   1996-1998 'Hot Work School by Makoto Ito' Glass and Art Maagazine
Bibliography 1 :   1988 New Glass Review
Bibliography 2 :   1989 Neuese Glas
Bibliography 3 :   1990 Nagomi
Bibliography 4 :   1991 Ikebana Ohara No.487
Bibliography 5 :   1992 Glass Work No.12