Motoko Oshiyama

OSHIYAMA incorporates Japanese natural phenomena and scenery, including animals and plants, as the typical design images of her work. In the color expression of her metalworks she stresses the importance of Japanese sensitivity. Her main technique involves an effect of swirling patterns created by fusing two or more kinds of metals; she also uses joining and chasing, and explores further artistic expression by combinations of these techniques.

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Detail

  • Category
    METALWORK
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Member, Yamanashi Art Association

Carrer

  • 1981: Graduated from the Bunka Gakuen University (Formerly Bunka Women’s University)
    1987: Submitted to the Eastern Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    1997: Submitted to group exhibitions
    2005: Solo exhibition
    2008: Tansuiou Awards 25th Anniversary “Beauty of New Metalwork” Exhibition
    2010: Traditional Art Crafts of the 21st Century – Eye of the World Exhibition

Prize

  • 1996: Received the Incentive Award at the 36th Exhibition of New Works of Traditional Art Crafts
    2001: Received the 18th Tansuiou Prize
    2003: Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the 32nd Japanese Traditional Metalwork Exhibition
    2010: Received the 50th Anniversary Award at the 50th Eastern Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    2014: Received the Tokyo Board of Education Award at the 43rd Japanese Traditional Metalwork Exhibition