Glazed and pierced vertical abstract sculpture by Tomiya Matsuda, Japanese (1939-2011). Hand molded and cast earthen clay with an off-white ... moreGlazed and pierced vertical abstract sculpture by Tomiya Matsuda, Japanese (1939-2011). Hand molded and cast earthen clay with an off-white matte glaze that has some green tones and heathered markings. Until 1948, Japanese ceramic artists focused on reviving traditional craft, rather than forging new ground. Then, a small group of artists, based at what is now the Kyoto City University of Fine Arts, freed Japanese ceramics from the bounds of tradition. The Sodeisha group created ceramic objects as non-functional art for the first time in Japanese history. Tomiya Matsuda (1939-2011) studied at the Kyoto University during the late 1950s and early 1960s, the most active time for the Sodeisha group. After obtaining his graduate degree, Matsuda worked as a visiting professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 1967 and 1968. From the estate of William August Hoffman, a professor of ceramics at SAIC during Matsuda's time there. Hoffman acquired the work from the artist when Matsuda returned to Japan in 1968. 1939 Born in Nara Japan. 1961 Graduated from the Kyoto City College of Fine Arts Ceramic faculty. 1963 Graduate studies Kyoto City College of Fine Arts. 1963~1966 Instructor of Ceramics, Kyoto City College of Fine Arts. 1966~1968 Visiting Instructor in Ceramics, Art Institute of Chicago. 1963~1966 Exhibition of the Modern Arts Association. 1967 Art Institute of Chicago exhibition with Earl Hooks & Marc Hansen. 1967 RAVINIA Festival Art Exhibition (invitational). 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 Kazuo-Yagi-Award Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition. 1987 Kofu Exhibition (Three Artists in Sculpture). 1988 Asahi Contemporary Arts and Crafts Exhibition (invitational). 2002 The European Coffee Cup Exhibition (Brussels, Belgium). 1989 Exhibition artists at the International Ceramic Art, Faenza, Italy. 1992 Contemporary Ceramics in the UK and Japan (Vienna, Austria). 1997 It’s Horizontal and Vertical A Vision of Eight. Japanese and Korean Artists, Ilming Museum of Art (Seoul, Korea). 2000 The Sixth Golden Ceramics Awards (Yingko, Taiwan). 2001 Fuji-Seoul An Exhibition of Eight Leading Japanese and Korean Artists (Fujiyoshida). Solo exhibitions: 1974, 1976, 1981, 1987, 1992, 1997 & 2002 Gallery Nippon, Tokyo. 1985 Masuda Studio, Tokyo. 1989, 1991, 1993, 1998 & 2003 Galleries Pousse, Tokyo. 1998 & 2002 Gallery Innocent, Kofu. 1999 NaNo-rium, Fujiyoshida. 2000 Jyugenmon, Tokyo. less
- 7ʺW × 3.5ʺD × 13.25ʺH
- Mid-Century Modern
- Tomiya Matsuda
- Tomiya Matsuda
- Place of Origin
- United States of America
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