In the tradition of American Pop Art, Matsuda Yuriko's whimsical works transform familiar, everyday objects into colorful flights of imagination. Here, the traditional materials of porcelain and enamel glaze have been transformed into a Warholian rendition of a woman's butt. Her use of familiar, even boring, items as subjects in her eccentric work has a transformative effect: though we know that this is a shoe, it is unlike any shoe we have ever experienced. This strange quality pulls the viewer into the piece, demanding further investigation. Matsuda finds inspiration in French artist Henri Matisse's use of vibrant, unnatural color in his paintings. Matsuda's work, however, remains deeply original in its essential zest for the things of everyday life.
Japan Foundation, Yamanashi Museum of Art, Takamatsu city museum.
The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, National Museum of History, Taiwan.
Denver Museum of Art (USA), Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu,
Barcelona Ceramic Museum (Barcelona, Spain),
Spencer Museum of Art (Kansas, U.S.A.),
Yale University Art Gallery (Connecticut, U,S.A.), Hawaii State Art Foundation
Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Minneapolis, MN U.S.A.)
Icheon World Ceramic Center (Ichon, Korea)
Seattle Art Museum (WA U.S.A.)
1943 Born in Ashiya, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
1966 B.A. from the Kyoto City College of Fine Arts, Ceramic major
1989 Graduate studies, Kyoto City College of Fine Arts, Graduate degree
1983 Japanese National Ceramics Exhibition (juried show), ('73,'79,'81)
1986 Kazuo Yagi-Award, Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition ('87,'88,'89)
1988 Asahi Contemporary Crafts Exhibition (invitational) ('92,2001)
1990 New Artist Award, Yamanashi Museum of Art.
1991 Gold Medal Award at the International Competition of Ceramic Art (juried show), Faenza, Italy.
1992 International Invitational contemporary Exhibition of Ceramic Art, Merit Award, Taipei, Taiwan
1993 Contemporary Ceramic Work Exhibition "UTSUWA", Saitama Prefecture Museum
1996 “New Expression in Porcelain: Developments in the 1990s”, The National Museum of Modern Art, Crafts Gallery, Tokyo
1996 Contemporary Ceramics by 4 Japanese women, Japan Information and Culture Center, Washington DC, USA
1997 Fuji-Seoul(Horizontal and Vertical) A Vision of Eight Crafts- Japanese and Korean Artists, Seoul, Korea
1998 NHK "Calling on Ceramists"-Studio visits '98 Exhibition, Takashima-ya Department Store, Tokyo
2000 3&3 Barcelona-Japon, Barcelona, Spain
2001 World Ceramic Exposition 2001, KOREA (juried show)
The Invitational Exhibition of Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2001 (KOREA)
2002 Hundred years in Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, Gifu Prefecture Ceramic Museum, Gifu
2003 Participate in the exhibition - Mutsuo Yanagihara and Contemporary Ceramics: 14 Pioneers in Contemporary Ceramics
2006 Cool & Sophisticated Contemporary Masters: Ceramicists of Eastern Japan,
Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum, Ibaraki.
Contemporary Clay, Japan Society, New York.
2007 Soaring Voices – Contemporary Japanese Women Ceramic Artists, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shiga.
2008 Saint Sex Spirit – Tempting Craft, Takashimaya Shinjyuku, Tokyo
2009 Treasures for the Future, Traveling Exhibition at Takashimaya Nihonbashi, Osaka, Shinjyuku and Kyoto.
2010 Colors: The Intimate Relationship between Ceramics and Colors, Gifu Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Gifu
2012 Soaring Voices: Recent Ceramics by Women from Japan, City Arts Center,
Oklahoma City, OK and Maui Arts and Cultural Center Kahului, HI
SOLO EXHIITIONS (1968 - 2011)
Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art (2006-07 Yamanashi), Gallery Nippon (Tokyo), Ikebukuro Seibu Department Gallery (Tokyo), Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Department Gallery (Tokyo), Galerie Pousse (Tokyo), Masuda Studio (Tokyo), Gallery Kandori (Tokyo), Hankyu Department Gallery (Kobe, & Umeda), Estudio Peironcely (Madrid,Spain), Gallery DAIICHI (New York,USA), NaNo-rium (Yamanashi-ken), Gion Konishi (2007 Kyoto), Silver Shell Kyobashi (2007 Tokyo), Itamuro Onsen Daikoku-ya (2009-10, Nasu, Tochigi), Zokyudo (2010, Kyoto), Silver Shell (2010, Tokyo)