photo Akihiro Maeta

Akihiro Maeta

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Ceramic
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • Status
    Living National Treasure

Career

  • 1954
    Born in 282 Honga, Kawahara Town, Yazu County, Tottori Prefecture
  • 1977
    Graduated from Ceramic Course, Crafts Department, Osaka University of Arts
  • 1979
    Selected for 5th Japanese Ceramic Arts Exhibition (selected every year to date)
  • 1983
    Selected for 30th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (selected 26 times to date)
  • 1985
    Solo exhibition, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi main store (9 solo exhibitions to date)
  • 1991
    Selected for Fletcher Challenge International Ceramics Exhibition
  • 1992
    Invited to submit to Sanyo and Sanin District Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition II:Tradition and Avant-Garde, Higashihiroshima City Museum of Art
  • 1996
    Invited to submit to Sanyo and Sanin District Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition III:Tradition and Avant-Garde, Higashihiroshima City Museum of Art
    Invited to submit to Special Exhibition "Rin" The Beauty of Contemporary Ceramics, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shiga Prefecture
    Invited to submit to Special Exhibition "New Expression in Porcelain:Developments in the 1990s," the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
  • 1998
    Selected for 5th International Contemporary Porcelain Triennial, Switzerland
  • 1999
    Invited to submit to 100 Selections of Contemporary Japanese Craft Exhibition, Mitsukoshi Etoile Museum, Paris
    Received Tottori City Culture Award
    Invited to submit to Sanyo and Sanin District Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition IV:Tradition and Avant-Garde, Higashihiroshima City Museum of Art
  • 2000
    Invited to submit to "Exploring Porcelain Exhibition 2000,” Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi
  • 2001
    Invited to submit to "Eternal White" Exhibition The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome, Italy [sponsored by Japan Foundation]
    Maeta Akihiro & Isezaki Jun Two Potters Exhibition, New York
  • 2002
    Invited to submit to International Asia-Pacific Contemporary Ceramics Invitational Exhibition, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
    Invited to submit to Contemporary Japanese Crafts:Materials and Way of Formative Thinking Exhibition, Petronas Gallery, Malaysia [sponsored by Japan Foundation]; National Gallery, Indonesia [sponsored by Japan Foundation]
    Invited to submit to the Legacy of Modern Ceramic Art, the Evolutions of Japanese Ceramic Art, Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu Prefecture
    Maeta Akihiro ―White Porcelain Genealogy― Gallery Kochukyo, Nihonbashi
  • 2003
    Invited to submit to Contemporary Master Ceramists of Western Japan, Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum, Ibaraki Prefecture
    Invited to submit to White Porcelain and Celadon, Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum, Ibaraki Prefecture
    Invited to submit to Celebrating Fifty Years of Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition:Crafting Beauty, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi
  • 2006
    Invited to submit to the Quintessence of Modern Japanese Ceramics, Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum, Ibaraki Prefecture
    Asian Ceramic Delta―Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan
    Judge, 53rd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2007
    Invited to submit to Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan:Celebrating Fifty Years of the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition, British Museum, UK
    Judge, 54th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon
    Invited to submit to the Crafts Gallery 30th Anniversary Exhibition II
    The Power of Crafts:Outlook for the 21st Century, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
  • 2008
    Submitted to Masuda Mitsuo and 24 Craftsmen Exhibition, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi
    Invited to submit to the Mitsukoshi Art Department 100th Anniversary:Nouvelles Ailes Art of Today Exhibition, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi
  • 2009
    Tobi Art Fair 2009:-An Ode to Light & Shadow- Imaizumi Imaemon & Maeta Akihiro, Tokyo Art Club
    Special Exhibition “Maeta Akihiro Light and Shade of the White Porcelain,” Tottori Prefectural Museum
  • 2010
    Judge, 57th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Invited to submit to 3rd Musee Tomo Prize Exhibition, Musee Tomo
    Invited to submit to Special Exhibition “About the Tea Ceremony - A Viewpoint on Contemporary Kôgei,” Crafts Gallery, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
    Maeta Akihiro & Kubota Atsuko Exhibition, Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art
    Received Tottori Prefecture Cultural Achievement Award
  • 2011
    Submitted to Collect 2011, Saatchi Gallery, UK
    Judge, 58th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2012
    Invited to submit to Vallauris Ceramics Biennale 2012, Picasso Museum, France
  • 2013
    Submitted to 8th Paramita Museum Ceramic Art Grand Prize Exhibition
    Judge, 60th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
    Acknowledged as a holder of important intangible cultural property (white porcelain)
    Invited to submit to "From Crafts to Kogei:In Commemoration of the 60th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition," Crafts Gallery, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Award

  • 1983
    Received an Honorable Mention at the 38th Shinsho
    Kogei Exhibition
  • 1984
    Received an Honorable Mention at the 38th Shinsho
    Kogei Exhibition
  • 1985
    Received the Excellence Award at the 2nd Tanabe
    Museum of Art“Arts of the Tea Ceremony”Exhibition
    Received the Shinsho Incentive Award at the 40th
    Anniversary Shinsho Kogei Exhibition
  • 1986
    Received the Affiliate Award at the 41st Shinsho
    Kogei Exhibition
  • 1989
    Received the Governor of Tottori Award at the 32nd
    Japan Kogei Association Chugoku Branch Exhibition
  • 1991
    Received the Mainichi Shimbun Award at the 11th
    Japanese Ceramic Arts Exhibition
    Received the Governor of Tottori Award at the 34th
    Japan Kogei Association Chugoku Branch Exhibition
  • 1992
    Received the Governor of Tottori Award at the 35th
    Japan Kogei Association Chugoku Branch Exhibition
  • 1993
    Received the Tomimoto Award at the 48th Shinsho
    Kogei Exhibition
  • 1994
    Received the Kaneshige Toyo Award at the 37th Japan
    Kogei Association Chugoku Branch Exhibition
  • 1997
    Received the Excellence Award at the 10th MOA
    Mokichi Okada Awards Exhibition
  • 1998
    Received the 4th Energia Fine Arts Prize (from the
    Energia Culture and Sports Foundation)
  • 1999
    Received the Asahi Shimbun Prize at the 47th Japan
    Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2000
    Received the Inagaki Award at the 55th Shinsho
    Kogei Exhibition
  • 2003
    Received the Grand Prize at the 20th Anniversary
    Tanabe Museum of Art“Arts of the Tea Ceremony”
    Exhibition (Nihonbashi Mitsikoshi, Tanabe Museum
    of Art)
    Received the Bronze Award at the 2nd Gyeonggi
    International Ceramic Biennale (Icheon, Korea)
    Received the 50th Anniversary Award at the 50th Japan
    Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2004
    Received the Japan Ceramic Society Award for the
    year
  • 2003 (from the Japan Ceramic Society)
    Received the 61st Chugoku Bunka Award (from the
    Chugoku Shimbun Newspaper)
  • 2005
    Received the 60th Anniversary Grand Prize at the
    60th Anniversary Shinsho Kogei Exhibition
  • 2010
    Received the Tottori Cultural Achievement Award
  • 2012
    Received the Excellence Award at the Tanabe Museum
    of Art“Arts of the Tea Ceremony”Exhibition
    (Tanabe Museum of Art)