Ai Imamura

Works

Information

  • Categories
    Other crafts
  • Honors and Affiliation
    Associate member, Japan Kogei Association
    Kyoto Association of Craft Artists

Career

  • 1969
    Born in Kyoto
  • 1990
    Graduated from the Department of English Literature at Kyoto Seika Junior College
  • 1992
    Graduated from D's Fashion College (Transferred from Kuni Fashion College)
    Studied sculpting under her father, IMAMURA Soen, painting and Kirikane under her mother, IMAMURA Tomoko
    Engaged in the family business
  • 1993
    Studied under the Kyo-ningyo artist MENYA Shozo, the 13th Generation Mensho, Intangible Cultural Property Holder Living National Treasure)
    Studied under the Kyo-ningyo artist, MENYA Shoho, the 14th Generation Mensho
  • 1999
    Studied under Noh mask artist UMEHARA Nyozan
  • 2002
    Offered a Buddha painting as a gift to the Jizo-in at Mt. Koya
  • 2009
    Selected for the 23rd Traditional Art Crafts Miscellaneous Crafts Exhibition
  • 2010
    Entered the Japan Kogei Association
    Selected for the 65th Shinshou Kogei Exhibition
  • 2011
    Selected for the 40th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition
    Selected for the 23rd Traditional Art Crafts Miscellaneous Crafts Exhibition
  • 2012
    Selected for the Kyoto Art Biennale
    Selected for the 41st Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition
    Selected for the 59th Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition
    Entered the Kyoto Association of Craft Artists
    Entered the Shinshou Kogei Association (Left in 2014)
    Submitted to the 67th Shinshou Kogei Exhibition
  • 2013
    Submitted to the 34th Kyoto Association of Craft Artists Exhibition
    Selected for the 42nd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition
    Selected for the 60th Japan Traditional Kogei Exhibition
  • 2014
    Submitted to the 35th Kyoto Association of Craft Artists Exhibition
    Selected for the 43rd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition

Award

  • 2003
    Received the Kitanihon Broadcasting Award at the 3rd Japan Woodcarving Competition Inami
  • 2007
    Received the Tulip-TV Award at the 4th Japan Woodcarving Competition Inami
  • 2009
    Received the Best New Artist Award at the 64th Shinshou Kogei Exhibition
  • 2010
    Received the Best New Artist Incentive Award at the 39th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kinki Exhibition
  • 2011
    Received an Honorable Mention at the 66th Shinshou Kogei Exhibition
  • 2012
    Received the Panasonic Award at the 59th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Kyoto Exhibition
  • 2013
    Received the Japan Kogei Association Award at the 24th Traditional Art Crafts Miscellaneous Crafts Exhibition