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matsuda yuriko

matsuda yuriko

matsuda yuriko 松田百合子(1943- )


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.



Selected Public Collections:

Japan Foundation, Yamanashi Museum of Art
Takamatsu city museum
The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park
Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu
National Museum of History, Taiwan
Barcelona Ceramic Museum, Spain
Icheon World Ceramic Center, Korea)
Denver Museum of Art
Spencer Museum of Art
Yale University Art Gallery
Hawaii State Art Foundation
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Seattle Art Museum 

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 

Selected Exhibitions:

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