morino taimei 森野泰明(1934- )
Click Photos for more information...
This master piece by Morino Taimei illustrates the artist's ultimate pursue to the Japanese concept of ma (間) which simultaneously encapsulates aspects of space, tempo, and rhythm. The gives a feeling of movement that is accentuated by the lightness and lift of the hidden foot and the playful lust patterns that dance across the deep blue glazed surface. These patterns, partially inspired by Native American art that Morino encountered during his time teaching ceramics in the United States, have a distinct kind of rhythm. The artist hopes that viewers read between the lines, shapes, and dots that playfully stretch across the surface as one would read a piece of literature or poetry, and therefore come to better understand his work and its connection to ma. Morino's work is firmly rooted in the traditions of his native Kyoto, yet his exposure to international art trends during the four years he spent teaching at the University of Chicago in the 1960s and his awareness of more avant-garde Japanese practices both affected his work. This piece employs the black and red glazes reminiscent of traditional iron works on lacquer boxes and chests thereby translating that tradition into a new medium. Morino's work continues to combine tradition and innovation while expressing his dedication to the deeply complex concept of ma.
Selected Public Collections:
Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Research Center
Ariana Museum, Geneva, Switzerland
Art Complex Museum, Massachusetts
Aukland Museum, New Zealand
Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
Emba Museum of Chinese Modern Art, Hyogo
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Japan Foundation, Tokyo
Japan Art Academy
Johnson Art Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Kanazawa Gakuin University, Ishikawa
Kure Municipal Museum of Art, Hiroshima
Kyoto City University of Arts
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
Kyoto Prefectural Library Museum
Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tokyo
Musee des Decoratifs, Paris
Musee Tomo, Tokyo
Museo Municipal de Manises, Manises, Spain
Museum of Decorative Art, Prague, Czechoslovakia
Museum of Kyoto
Museum of Modern Art, The House of Japan, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu
New Orleans Museums of Art, Louisiana
The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle, Australia
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania
Portland Art Museum, Oregon
Royal Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Saint Louis Art Museum, Michigan
Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art, Korea
Spencer Museum, University of Kansas, Lawrence
St. Louis Art Museum, MO.
Takamatsu Municipal Museum of Art, Kagawa
The Shigaraki Ceramics Cultural Park, Shiga
Tokoname Education Committee, Tokoname, Aichi
Vallauris Museum of Ceramics, Vallauris, France
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Wakayama Prefectural Museum of Modern Art
World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Korea
1934 Born in Kyoto
1957 Award in Nitten Exhibition
1958 B.A., Ceramics, Kyoto City University of Arts
1960 M.F.A., Ceramics, Kyoto City University of Arts
1962-63 Instructor, University of Chicago, IL
1966-68 Instructor, University of Chicago, IL
1979 Joined International Academy of Ceramic
Selected solo exhibitions:
2011 Art Space Vision
2004 The International Asian Art Fair, New York
2003 Takashimaya Gallery, Kyoto and Tokyo
1992 Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo (also in 1989)
1989 Wako Hall, Tokyo (also in 1982)
1979 Museum of Decorative Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark.
1968 Evanston Art Center, U.S.A.
1963 Art Institute of Chicago, U.S.A.
1960 Fujikawa Gallery, Osaka
Selected group exhibitions:
2009 Two Persons Show with Harumi NAKASHIMA, Wako Namiki Museum,
2006 Avant-garde et Tradition du Japon, Musee National de Ceramique, Place de la Manufacture Sevres
Modern Japanese Crafts from Museum Collection: A History of modern Crafts, National Museum of Modern Arts, Tokyo
The Quintessence of Modern Japanese Ceramics, Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum, Japan.
2005 Contemporary Clay: Japanese Ceramics for the New Century, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Traveled to Japan Society, New York, in 2006 – 2007, U.S.A.
2002 100 Years of Contemporary Ceramics: Developments of Japanese Ceramics, Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan.
1995 Japanese Studio Crafts, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom.
1992 1992 International Invitational Exhibition of Ceramic Art, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan.
1990 The Top Runners of Contemporary Ceramics, Emba Museum of Chinese Modern Art, Hyogo, Japan.
1989 Europalia ’89 Japan, the Ceramics of the Showa Tradition and Innovation, Belgium.
1988 Japan Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition, Portland Museum, U.S.A.
1986 1910 Japan des Avant Gardes 1970, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
1985 Ille Biennalle de Ceramique Contemporaine de Chateauroux, Musee Bertrand, France.
Pacific Connection, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Arts, U.S.A.
1984 Japanese Design – Its Tradition and Today, Moscow, U.S.S.R.
1983 Traveling Exhibition of Japan Contemporary Ceramics, Canada.
1981 Ceramic Miniature Exhibition, Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris, France.
1979 Japan Today – Ceramic Art Exhibition, Denver, U.S.A.
1976 Japan Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition, New Zealand and Australia.
Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition, Germany.
1973 International Ceramic Exhibition, Vallauris, France.
1967 International Ceramics Exhibition, Faenza, Italy.
1964 International Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramic Art, National Museum of
Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan.
Prizes and Awards:
1960, 1966 Grand Prize and Hokuto Prize, Nitten
1968 Membership Prize and the Foreign Minister’s Prize, Japan Contemporary Arts
and Crafts Exhibition
1983 Education Minister’s Prize, Japan New Arts, and Crafts Exhibition.
1996 Kyoto Prefecture Culture Prize Merits Prize
1999 Laureate of the Kyoto City Award of Cultural Merit
2007 Japan Art Academy Prize