Watanabe Chiaki

BIO/CV

b. 1969, Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan

Education
  • 1993

    Graduated Tohoku Fukushi University in Social Welfare, worked for the Red Cross Hospital for 14 years

  • 2007

    Resigned his job to become a bamboo artist

  • 2010

    Graduated from SADO School, and became a student of Honma Hideaki’s


Exhibitions & Accolades
  • 2009

    Admitted to the 64th Niigata Prefectural Art Exhibition on his first attempt
    Admitted to the 6th Sado City Art Exhibition for the first time

  • 2010

    Admitted to the 65th Niigata Prefectural Art Exhibition

  • 2011

    Winner of the Governor’s Prize at the 48th Modern Craft Art Exhibition, Niigata
    Winner of the Encouragement Prize at the 7th Sado City Art Exhibition
    Winner of the Best Young Artist Prize at the 15th National Bamboo Art Competition

  • 2012

    Admitted to the 50th Japan Modern Craft Art Exhibition for the first time
    Admitted to the 66th Niigata Prefectural Art Exhibition
    Admitted to the 8th Sado City Art Exhibition
    Winner of the Encouragement Prize at the 49th Modern Craft Art Exhibition, Niigata
    Winner of the Governor of Tochigi Prize at the 16th National Bamboo Art Competition
    SADO Contemporary show with Honma Hideaki, TAI Gallery, Santa Fe, NM


ARTIST STATEMENT

  • Sado Contemporary: Sculpture by Honma Hideaki & Watanabe Chiaki