Mio Yamaguchi

New Directions: Japanese Women Artists

November 14 - December 12, 2020

ARTIST TALK

ARTIST STATEMENT

I feel that my fascination towards the natural world’s use of repetition, in beehives and on the surface of corals, appears in my work as I consume and absorb the world around me. I like to believe that these works are natural forms made by my own hands. When I mold clay, I have a sensation that my body and consciousness blends and binds with the material and the natural world. The process of building upon each coil and applying each fold one by one with my hands is a form of meditation. Through this repetitive process I want to be able to convey my thoughts at the time in the texture, such as my struggle of swaying between the desires to live freely and falling under the pressure from societal expectations. It calms me down to observe the fingerprints left in the surface and see the traces of my existence in the clay. These works are products of what I have absorbed around me.  

ARTIST CV

1992    Born in Aichi, Japan

2017    Aichi University of Education Graduate School

 

 

Awards

2014    Selected for the 49th Women’s Association of Ceramic Art Exhibition

2016    Selected for the 3rd Triennale of KOGEI in Kanazawa – Competition Exhibition: 2017 Kogei World Competition in 
Kanazawa, Ishikawa

2016    Selected for Ceramic Art in the Present Tense – The Hagi Grand Prix IV / Hagi Uragami Museum, Yamaguchi

2016    The 50th Women’s Association of Ceramic Art Exhibition, Kyoto Governor’s Prize Winner

2017    Selected for the 11th International Ceramics Competition Mino, Japan / Ceramic Park Mino, Gifu

 

 

Exhibitions

2015    Aichi University of Education – Ceramics and Glass Sculpture Exhibition / Seto Ceramics and Glass Art Center, 
Aichi

2015    Exhibition by 6 Ceramic Artists / Gallery SUKI, Aichi

2015    Art Exhibition / gallery VOICE, Gifu

2016    Art Exhibition by 14 Artists / Gallery SUKI, Aichi

2017    Form consisting of the clay – Part XV / gallery VOICE, Gifu

2017    Exhibition of Guinomi / Gallery SUKI, Aichi

2018    Mio Takatsu and Mio Yamaguchi Exhibition / Sokyo Gallery, Kyoto

2019    Favorite Form Exhibition – Multiplication and Ornament / Gallery SUKI, Aichi

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