November 26, 2010 to January 8, 2011
iPRECIATION Hong Kongis delighted to present a group Ceramics exhibition of seven renowned and emerging Asian artists from November 26 to December 11. An exclusive range of artworks will be featured, created by Taiwanese, Hong Kong and Japanese artists.
Ju Ming (b. 1938, Taiwan)
An acclaimed Taiwanese sculptor renowned for his Taichi series, Ju Ming also experimented with Ceramics through his Living World Series in the 1980s. Dating from 1982 to 1984, Ju’s delicate, unconventional creations share parallelism with the carefully constructed, abstract forms of his wood sculptures- eccentric emulations of the human frame; at once forlorn, expressive and highly inimitable.
Born in 1953, Ah Leon is one of Taiwan’s most renowned Ceramic artists. He graduated from the National Taiwan Academy of Arts in 1976. From 1978 to 1982, he sought the apprenticeship of famous ceramic artists throughout Taiwan. Ah Leon has exhibited his works in galleries and museums worldwide, including the National Ceramics Museum in Denmark, the Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the National Palace Museum in Taipei. One of Ah Leon’s most impressive artworks, ‘Bridge’, spanning 20 metres, was featured at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C, in 1997.
Hong Kong Ceramic artists Rosanna Li & Annie Wan
Rosanna Li is a leading Ceramic artist from Hong Kong, and Visiting Lecturer at the School of Design of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She first studied Ceramics at the Hong Kong Polytechnic, and pursued her education in England. Her works have been exhibited worldwide, including China, Macau, Taiwan, Mongolia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Canada, the U.S.A, France and the U.K. Rosanna’s works are collected by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, the Shiwan Ceramic Museum in Guangdong, the Zhejiang Art Museum and the Guangdong Museum of Art in China, to name a few. Rosanna has garnered numerous awards over the years, including the Hong Kong Urban Council Fine Art Award (Ceramics) in 1985, the Artist of the Year Award (Sculpture), Hong Kong Artists’ Guild in 1999, and the Silver Award in Ceramics of the Guangdong Museum of Art in 2000; and in 2005, she was awarded the Secretary for Home Affairs Commendation Medal, for her contributions to the promotion of the arts and culture in Hong Kong.
A prominent Ceramic artist from Hong Kong, Annie Wan obtained her Bachelor & Master of Fine Arts degrees, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1996 and 1999 respectively. An award winner at the Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition in 2003, Annie also won a prize for her works at the Philippe Charriol Foundation Art Competition in 1999. Her works have been featured worldwide, at galleries and public exhibitions in Osaka, Tokyo, France, Denmark and Hong Kong. Annie’s works are collected by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Heritage Museum of Hong Kong, the Guldagergaard Museum of International Ceramic Art in Denmark, the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan and the Philippe Charriol Foundation.
EMERGING JAPANESE CERAMIC ARTISTS
Born in Kyoto, Japan in 1976, Shinya Tanoue obtained a Bachelors degree in Theology in 1999, and pursued his Ceramics training at the Kyoto Saga University of Arts in 2003. He is currently a ceramics instructor at his alma mater. Shinya’s works were exhibited at the Museum of Kyoto, and the Hyogo Ceramic Art Museum, and the artist has garnered awards at the 19th Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition, and the Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition in 2007.
Born in Hyogo Prefecture in 1977, Kouzo Takeuchi graduated from Osaka University of Arts in 2001, with a major in Ceramics. Thereafter, he obtained a degree from the Tajimi Municipal Ceramic Design institute, at Gifu Prefecture, in 2003. Kouzo has exhibited widely in Tokyo, inclusive of solo exhibitions in Boston, where he also led a Ceramics workshop at Harvard University. Kouzo’s works were also exhibited in Paris in 2009.
Born in Hyogo Prefecture in 1983, Tanaka Tomomi graduated from Aichi University of Education in 2008. Her works have been featured at galleries and museums throughout Japan, including the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, the Tokoname Museum and the Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum. Her works have garnered awards by the Kyoto City Museum in 2005, during a Group exhibition held by the Women’s Association of Ceramic Art, as well as the Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition in Nagoya in 2006.