Akira Shirahata

Work

Detail

  • Category
    OTHERWORK
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Vice-president, Saitama Artists Association
    Japan Glass Artcrafts Association

Carrer

  • 1946
    Born in Habu Port, Izu-Oshima Island, Tokyo
  • 1965
    Graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan Oshima High School.
    Entered HOYA Corporation. Studied the kiriko (cutting) technique
  • 1971
    Sabbatical year travelling in Europe
    (1992:Resigned HOYA Corporation)
  • 1974
    First time submitted and selected for 21st Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition; selected every year to date
  • 1975
    First time submitted and selected for 15th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition; selected every year to date
  • 1983
    1st All-Japan Traditional Arts and Crafts Selected Artists Exhibition (1984)
  • 1984
    Glass in Japan Exhibition(Japan Glass Artcrafts Association Exhibition); selected every year to date
  • 1985
    2nd World Glass Now Exhibition, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art
  • 1985
    Glass in Japan Exhibition, State Art Gallery in Karlsruhe (WG)
  • 1985
    “A Panorama of Contemporary Art in Japan:Design of Daily Life,”the Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
  • 1988
    Glass in Japan Exhibition, Sao Paulo Museum of Art, Brazil
  • 1990
    Invited to Glass Art '90 at the Hakone Open-Air Museum
  • 1990
    Invited to the International Garden and Greenery Exposition, Osaka (Flower Pattern (Chrysanthemum))
  • 1991
    Glass Japan Exhibition, Heller Gallery, NY, USA
  • 1997
    "Glass in Japan 2000:From the Yayoi Period to Modern Times" Exhibition, Suntory Museum of Art
  • 2000
    Japanese Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition (60th Anniversary Project for Onoda City Municipal System Establishment)
    60 Standard-Bearers for the New Century
  • 2003
    "Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition:Crafting Beauty"
  • 2004
    Jury member, Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition (2005)
  • 2005
    Solo exhibition "Glass Sange," Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi main store (08, 11)
  • 2008
    Jury member, 20th Edo Kiriko New Works Exhibition (09, 10, 11)
  • 2012
    "Twenty Artists Shaping the Future of Japanese Kougei" Ribun Shuppan
  • 2013
    "From Crafts to Kogei:In Commemoration of the 60th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition,
    " Crafts Gallery, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Prize

  • 1975
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Tokyo Branch Award at the 15th Japanese Traditional Art Crafts New Works Exhibition
    Received the Incentive Award at the 22nd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Received the Incentive Award at the 2nd Japan Traditional
    Art Crafts Musashino Exhibition
  • 1982
    Received the Prefecture Artist Association President's Award at the 32nd Saitama Exhibition
  • 1984
    Received the Asahi Shimbun Prize at the Glass in Japan Exhibition
  • 1992
    Elected as Holder at the 39th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1996
    Received the Incentive Award at the Tanko Biennale Arts of the Tea Ceremony Exhibition
  • 2006
    Received the Japan Kogei Association "Important Intangible Cultural Assest"Holder's Prize at the 53rd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2011
    Received a Commendation from Saitama Prefecture for Distinguished Service in the Field of Education
  • 2013
    Received the 56th Saitama Culture Award in the Art Category