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morino taimei

morino Taimei

MORINO Taimei.jpg

morino taimei 森野泰明(1934- )



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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. Many of his pieces employ the colorful glazes reminiscent of traditional patterns 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 modern beauty. 



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 Prizes and Awards:

1960       Grand Prize and Hokuto Prize, Nitten
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