Abe Motoshi

BIO/CV

b. 1942, Beppu City, Oita Prefecture, Japan

 

Education

1960, Graduated Oita Prefecture Midorigaoka High School in Bamboo Crafts

1963, Joined in his father’s bamboo basket business

1976, Inherited his father’s business

 

Exhibitions & Accolades

1976, Admitted to the Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition for the first time (thereafter admitted 23 times)

1977, Award winner at the Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition, Western Division (thereafter received 6 awards)

1979, Award winner at the Japan Flower and Tea Ceremony Articles Craft Arts Exhibition (thereafter received 8 awards)

1980, Became full member of Japan Craft Artists Association

1982, Asahi Newspaper Award, at the 29th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition

1983, Thirty Year History of Traditional Craft Arts, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

1985, Modern Bamboo Craft Arts: Development in Modern Times, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

1985, Received award at The 2nd Japan Traditional Craft Arts Wood and Bamboo Exhibition (thereafter received two additional awards)

1987, Solo Exhibit, Tokiwa Department Store, Oita City, Japan

1992, Became Secretary of Japan Traditional Craft Arts Association, Western Division

1993,Three-Person Exhibition, Gallery Mochimaru, Yufuin, Japan

1994, Japan Traditional Craft Arts Association Five Member’s Exhibition, Oita City, Japan

1995, Became a Director of Beppu Art Association, Craft Arts Division

1996, Solo Exhibition, Asakura Humio Memorial Hall, Oita, Japan

1997, Beauty of Wood and Bamboo World Fair, sponsored by Asahi Newspaper and Japan Traditional Craft Arts Association, Western Division

1998, Judge at 8th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Wood and Bamboo Exhibition

1998, Solo Exhibition, Iwataya Art Gallery, Fukuoka City, Japan

1999, Judge at 34th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition, Western Division

1999, The Classic Japanese Basket, TAI Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1999, Exhibited at The Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, Virginia

2006, Demonstrated bamboo basket making at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

2006, Power & Delicacy: Master Works of Japanese Bamboo Art, TAI Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

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

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

2006, Beyond Basketry: Japanese Bamboo Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

2012, Legacy of Inspiration: Shono Shounsai and His Students, TAI Gallery

2013,Oita’s Art Movement, in partnership with the Oita Prefectural Government, TAI Gallery, Santa Fe

2014,Oita’s Art Moment, Japanese American Cultural Community Center, Los Angeles

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

 

Museum Collections

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Beppu City Museum of Art, Japan

Oita City Museum of Art, Japan

Nikaido Museum of Art, Japan

Japanese Agency of Cultural Affairs