KOBAYASHI,
Mitsugi

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I have been making blown glass art for about 35 years. I am taking two directions with my creations at the moment. One is sculpture-like pieces using clear and blue glass that take advantage of the translucent nature of glass. The other is mainly decorative pieces using various kinds of glass and heating them to take advantage of their plasticity. It is said that the potential for expression through blown glass is limitless, but the skills needed to realize that potential are not acquired in a day. I am grateful to those people with exceptional skills who have helped me with my work up to this point, and I wish to continue producing art that expresses both my inner nature and the nature of glass, within that vast range of artistic expression, hoping to give people a chance to dream.



ID :   80
Name :   KOBAYASHI, Mitsugi
Birthplace :   Aichi
Zip :   2430201
Place of Residence :   4944 Kamiogino Atsugi-city Kanagawa Japan
Tel :   81-46-242-2627
Fax :   81-46-242-2627
Studio :   KOBAYASHI Glass Studio
Studio Zip :   2430201
Studio Address :   4944 Kamiogino Atsugi-city Kanagawa Japan
Studio Tel :   81-46-242-2627
Studio Fax :   81-46-242-2627
Belonging Organization 1 :   Japan Glass Artcrafts Association
Belonging Organization 2 :   Contemporary Arts and Crafts Association
Belonging Organization 3 :   Nitten (Associatie Member)
Career: Education 1 :   Tokyo National University of Fine-Arts
Career: Teaching 1 :   Kanazawa Utatsuyama Crafts Workshop (Part-Time Instructor)
Career: Teaching 2 :   1993 Aichi University of Education (Part-Time Instructor)
Career: Glass Related 1 :   Noritake Company Limited
Awards and Prizes: Contest 1 :   1973 'Japan Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition' Kogeishyo-Prize
Awards and Prizes: Contest 2 :   1980 'Japan Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition' Governor of Tokyo Prize
Awards and Prizes: Contest 3 :   1993 'Nitten-Exhibition' Tokusen-Prize
Awards and Prizes: Scholarship 1 :   ATAKA-Scholarship (Tokyo National University of Fine-Arts)
Awards and Prizes: Others 1 :   1991 'Biennale Internationale Du Verre Dart Contemporain' Prixvere Souffle
Exhibition: One-Man 1 :   Takashimaya (Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto)
Exhibition: One-Man 2 :   Nagoya Maruei (Aichi)
Exhibition: One-Man 3 :   Gallery Jingaro (Aichi)
Exhibition: Contest 1 :   1992 'The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa '92' (Ishikawa)
Exhibition: Contest 2 :   2002 'Contemporary Glass Triennial in Toyama 2002' (Toyama)
Exhibition: Invitation 1 :   1978 The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (Tokyo)
Exhibition: Invitation 2 :   1982 'World Glass Now '82' (Hokkaido)
Exhibition: Invitation 3 :   1982 Karlsrhe Art Museum (Germany)
Exhibition: Invitation 4 :   1990 The Hakone Open-air Museum (Kanagawa)
Exhibition: Invitation 5 :   1991 '1ere Biennale Internationale Du Verre D'art Contemporain' (France Biot)
Exhibition: Invitation 6 :   2003 'Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition 2003' (Osaka/Yokohama)
Exhibition: Others 1 :   1981,84,87,90,93,96,99,2002 'Glass in Japan' Japan Glass Artcrafts Association (Tokyo and others)
Exhibition: Others 2 :   1991 'Glass Japan' Hellere Galley (NY, USA)
Exhibition: Others 3 :   1998 'Japan Glass Art Society' G.A.S in Japan (Seto)
Exhibition: Others 4 :   1998,2004 'Glass Art' Wako Hall (Tokyo)
Exhibition: Others 5 :   'Nitten-Exhibition' 37times
Exhibition: Others 6 :   'Japan Contemporary Arts and Crafts-Exhibition' 32times
Exhibition: Others 7 :   2003 'Japanese Contemporary Glass Art' (Budapest, Hungary)
Exhibition: Others 8 :   2004 'Glass Creators from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music' (Tokyo)
Collections 1 :   Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art (Sapporo)
Collections 2 :   Yokohama Museum of Art (Kanagawa)
Collections 3 :   Museo Municipal de Arte en Vidrio (Alcorcon Madrid Espana)
Collections 4 :   Kyushu Sangyo University (Fukuoka)
Collections 5 :   Kanagawa Prefectural Galley
Collections 6 :   Chiryu-city (Aichi)
Collections 7 :   Itami-city (Hyogo)
Collections 8 :   France Biot
Collections 9 :   D.museum (Nagoya)
Collections 10 :   Paramita Museum (Mie)
Bibliography 1 :   1974,75 Decorative Art & Modern Interiors (London)
Bibliography 2 :   1982 World Glass Now '82
Bibliography 3 :   1992 The Survey of Glass in the World (6)