Nakatomi Hajime

BIO/CV

b. 1974, Osaka, Japan

Education
  • 1999

    Graduated from Waseda University
    Studied ceramics in University Club

  • 2001

    Graduated from Oita Prefectural Technical Institute, Department of Bamboo Arts

  • 2002

    Graduated from Beppu Advanced Industrial Arts and Technology Institute, Department of Bamboo Arts
    Studied under Honda Syoryu in Beppu City


Exhibitions & Accolades
  • 2002

    Exhibited at Tigerman Himmel Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • 2004

    Demonstration, Japanese American Cultural Community Center, Los Angeles
    Exhibited at the Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, Virginia

  • 2006

    Power & Delicacy: Master Works of Japanese Bamboo Art at TAI Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
    Hin: The Quiet Beauty of Japanese Art, Grinnell College, IA and Chicago Cultural Center, IL
    Exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

  • 2007

    The Next Generation Show, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
    The Arts of Pacific Asia Show, San Francisco, CA

  • 2008

    New Bamboo: Contemporary Japanese Masters, Japan Society, New York, NY

  • 2009

    Many Shapes of Bamboo III, Oita Prefectural Art Museum, Oita

  • 2013

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

  • 2014

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


Museum Collections
  • Brighton and Hove Museum
    Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, CA
    National Taiwan Craft Research Development Institute
    Beppu Bamboo Craft Museum
    Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


ARTIST STATEMENT
  • The Next Generation

  • Japanese Bamboo and the World Expo: A Century of Discovery

  • Oita’s Art Movement

  • Oita’s Art Moment