SHIGEMATSU Ayumi | "Missing Green"
SHIGEMATSU Ayumi 重松あゆみ (1958-)
Missing Green, 2005
H15.7” x W20.8” x D17.7”, H40 x W53 x D45cm
Shigematsu studied with Suzuki Osamu in Kyoto City University of Arts. She then became the first female ceramic professor at her alma mater. She is among the vanguard of women who have become influential in molding a new generation of ceramists, among whom are to be found an increasingly large number of women. Her work takes on an organic appearance. She has said of her own creative process that rather than making aesthetic choices exclusively with her mind, she has characterized it as “thinking with one’s hands.” She prefers an array of pastel colors, highly unusual for ceramics. This represents a significant rebellion against the norm that clay work should only look like clay. Erotically charged, complex associations and aesthetic daring mark Shigematsu as a challenging artist.
Selected Public Collection:
Everson Museum of Art, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton MA
The Museum of Modern Art, Argentina, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
Aichi Prefectural Ceramic museum, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
1958 Born in Osaka, Japan. Currently resides in Kobe, Japan.
1981 B.F.A. Kyoto Municipal University of Arts
1983 M.F.A. Kyoto Municipal University of Arts