Shimpei Matsuzaki

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Lacquerware
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association

Career

  • 1981
    Born in Tokyo
  • 2005
    Graduated from the Department of Crafts (Urushi-Art) in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
  • 2007
    Completed his Master’s Degree in Urushi-Art at the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
    Joined Kiriya Tanaka Inc. as a kiri wood chest of drawers factory production staff member (Up until 2009)
  • 2009
    Educational research assistant at the Urushi-Art Laboratory, Tokyo University of the Arts (Up until 2012)
  • 2011
    2nd Cross-straits Creative Tea Utensils Design Exhibition (Wuyi Shan, Fujian Province, China)
    Engaged in the restoration works of Kirikane designs on a glass vessel, a Byodoin Phoenix Hall artefact
  • 2012
    Part-time lecturer at the Urushi-Art Laboratory, Tokyo University of the Arts
    Urushi Art – History and the Future (The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts)
  • 2013
    2013 Hubei International Triennial of Lacquer Art (Hubei Province, China)
    International Lacquer Art Exhibition (Daegu, South Korea)
    Taiwan-Japan Lacquer Exchange Exhibition – The Past, Present and Future Exhibition (The University Art Museum Chinretsukan Gallery, Tokyo University of the Arts, )
    From Crafts to Kogei – In Commemoration of the 60th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (Crafts Gallery, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo)

Award

  • 2004
    Received the Harada Award (Tokyo University of the Arts Harada Bursary)
  • 2009
    Received the Yamatane Museum of Art Award at the 49th Exhibition of East Japan Traditional “Kogei”
  • 2010
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Incentive Award at the 57th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Received the Excellence Award at the 2010 Chinese Copyright Creativity – International Lacquer Arts Invitational Exhibition in Fuzhou (Fujian Province, China)
  • 2013
    Received the Incentive Award at the 53rd Exhibition of East Japan Traditional “Kogei”
  • Present (2014)
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
    Part-time lecturer at the Urushi-Art Laboratory, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
    Director, Japan Association for Urushi Cultural Heritage