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Artist

Tomonari Kato
  • [Topological Formation 2015-3] H170 W80 D70 cm
  • [Topological Formation 2017-1] H179 W79 D70 cm

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Tomonari Kato

Biography
1972 Born in Gifu, Japan
1995 Graduated from Daiichi Institute of Technology (Aeronautical Engineering)
1997 Diploma,Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Center
 
Award
2003 Grand Prize, 26th Choza Prize Ceramic Art Exhibition
2007 Targa d'argento del Presidente del Senato della Repubblica Italiana, 55 Premio Faenza ( Italy )
2008 Outstanding performance award, 2008 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale (Taiwan)
2009 Premio Faenza, 56 Premio Faenza ( Italy )
2017 Gold Prize, The 11th International Ceramic Competition Mino
 
 
Exhibition
1998
"TUCHI, message" IN Mino exhibition (Tajimi)
2000 MINO2000 Form of each Masayuki Sato Kenichi Harayama Tomonari Kato (gallery TAO/ Tokyo) 
2001  MINO2001 Form of each (gallery TAO)
2002 MINO2002 seven exhibition (gallery TAO)
  A Mino ceramics exhibition (Tajimi-city industry Cultural Center) ('05)
2003 MINO2003 four exhibition (gallery TAO)
2004 MINO CERAMICS NOW 2004 (Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu) ('12)
2005 Molding exhibition -Part1: Mino from "clay to Ceramic" (Meguro gallery, Kyoto culture Museum, NIKI GALLERY SATSU)
2007 The Present Situation of Ceramic Art (gallery VOICE / Tajimi) ('17) 
2009 select & collect- Mainly Ushida collection - (gallery VOICE / Tajimi)
2013 Art fair Tokyo 2015 (Tokyo International Forum)
2014 Mino ceramics 100 exhibition (Tajimi-city industry Cultural Center)
  Light Nitten 2014 of the Mino Ceramic art (Mino Ceramic Art Museum,Tajimi)
  The present age, Ceramic art phenomenon (Ibaraki Ceramic art Museum)
2016 Tomonari Kato exhibition (Meguro gallery / Mie)
2018 Tomonari Kato exhibition (ishoken gallery/ Tajimi)
  The Present Situation of Ceramic Art - Form  of the blue heart (gallery VOICE / Tajimi)
  CERAMICS NOW: THE FAENZA PRIZE IS 80 YEARS OLD (International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza)
 
From international ceramics Festival Momoyama, Mino to the present age a will field,
a succession exhibition of the officer of textiles tradition (Sogo Museum / Yokohama)
 
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