Shono Tokuzo Bio/CV

S h o n o T o k u z o | CV

b.1942, Oita, Japan

 

E d u c a t i o n

1964, Graduated from Musashino University for the Arts in Sculpting

1964, Studied under father, Shono Shounsai, Living National Treasure for bamboo art

 

E x i h i b i t i o n s + A c c o l a d e s

1974, After death of his father, began work on his own and was commissioned by Office of the Prime Minister to make a special White Bamboo Flower Vase to be displayed at Official Guest House in Akasaka Tokyo

1975, Solo Exhibition at Tokiwa Department Store, Oita (again in 1977, 1986 and 1988)

1975, Commissioned by Usa Shrine to make special White Bamboo Flower Vase for Agency of the Imperial Household

1979, Solo Exhibition at Takashimaya Department Store, Tokyo (again in 1985 and 1998)

1979, Admitted to 11th Nitten (Japan Fine Arts Exhibition) for the first time (thereafter admitted every year)

1980, Admitted to 2nd Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition (thereafter admitted every year)

1980, Winner of Governor's Prize in 1st Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition, Kyushu

1981, Winner of Encouragement Award at 3rd Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition

1981, Exhibited in Japan Bamboo Craft Artist’s Exhibition (thereafter exhibited every year)

1982, Exhibited in Tokyo Young Artist's Association Utensil Exhibition (thereafter exhibited every year)

1984, Winner of Encouragement Award at 6th Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition

1984, Exhibited by invitation in Japan-China-Korea Art Exchange Exhibition

1984, Winner of Excellence Award at 10th Japan New Craft Arts for Tomorrow Exhibition

1988, Winner of Member's Fine Work Prize at 10th Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition

1990, Winner of Member's Award at 12th Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition

1993, Winner of Special Member’s Prize at 15th Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition

1996, Winner of TV Japan Prize at 22nd Japan New Craft Arts for Tomorrow Exhibition

1998, Received Member's Fine Work Prize at 20th Japan New Craft Arts Exhibition

1998, Winner of Grand Prize at 30th Nitten

1998, SOFA Chicago

1999, Bamboo Masterworks, Asia Society, New York City

1999, International Asian Art Fair, New York City

1999, SOFA New York

1999, SOFAChicago

1999, International20th Century Art Fair, New York City

2000, Bamboo Masterworks, San Francisco Asian Art Museum

2000, International Asian Art Fair, New York City

2000, SOFA New York

2000, SOFA Chicago

2000, International 20th Century Art Fair, New York City

2001, Bamboo Masterworks, Honolulu Academy of Art

2001, SOFA New York

2001, Bamboo Masterworks, Pacific Asia Museum,Pasadena

2002, International Art & Design Fair, New York City

2002, International Asian Art Fair, New York City

2002, Exhibited at Tigerman Himmel Gallery, Chicago

2003, Three Views of Bamboo, Epstein Museum, Kansas City

2003, Solo exhibition at TAI Gallery, Santa Fe

2003, SOFA Chicago

2004, The International Asian Art Fair, New York City

2004, SOFA New York

2004, Show and Workshop at The Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, Virginia

2005, The International Art & Design Fair, New York City

2005, SOFA Chicago

2006, The International Asian Art Fair, New York City

2006, Hin: The Quiet Beauty of Japanese Art, Grinnell College, Iowa

2006, Hin: The Quiet Beauty of Japanese Art, Chicago Cultural Center

2006, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts

2008, The Arts of Pacific Asia Show, San Francisco

2008, Palm Beach!, FL

2008, New Bamboo: Contemporary Japanese Masters,The Japan Society, New York

2009, Many Shapes of Bamboo III, Oita Prefecture Art Museum, Japan

2010, SOFA New York

2010, Dallas Art Fair

2010, Int’l.Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show, New York City

2010, SOFA Chicago

2010, Art Miami

2011, SOFA New York

2011, Art Antiques London

2011, Dallas Art Fair

2011, SOFA West: Santa Fe, New Mexico

2011, International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show, New York City

2011, SOFA Chicago

2012, Legacy of Inspiration: Shono Shounsai andHis Students, TAI Gallery, Santa Fe

2013, Oita’s Art Movement, in partnership with the Oita Prefectural Government, a museum-quality show, TAI Gallery, Santa Fe

2014, Group show, Japanese American Cultural Community Center, Los Angeles

2017, Masterpieces of Japanese Bamboo Art, TAI Modern at Joan B Mirviss LTD, New York, NY

 

M u s e u m C o l l e c t i o n s

Imperial Household, Tokyo

Victoria and Albert Museum

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Oita Prefecture Museum, Japan

Oita City Museum, Japan

Akasaka State Guest House, Japan