Yufu Shohaku

BIO/CV

b. 1941, Beppu City, Oita Prefecture, Japan

Education
  • 1960

    Studied under his father, Yufu Tadashi


Exhibitions & Accolades
  • 1967

    Admitted first time to Beppu Crafts New Work Exhibition (thereafter admitted 10 times, winner 3 times including Oita Governor’s Prize)

  • 1968

    Admitted first time to Oita Crafts Exhibition (thereafter admitted 3 times)

  • 1975

    Winner of Chairman’s Prize at Beppu City Art Exhibition

  • 1976

    Winner of Mayor’s Prize at Beppu City Art Exhibition

  • 1981

    Licensed 1st class Skill Holder in bamboo craft under the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

  • 1984

    Admitted to Oita Prefecture Art Exhibition
    Admitted to Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition, Western Division

  • 1985

    1985,Winner of 21st Oita Godo Newspaper Prize

    Winner of Chairman’s Prize at All Japan Traditional Crafts Exhibition
    Admitted to Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition, Western Division

  • 1988

    Recognized as Important Traditional Craft Arts Skill Holder under the Art Preservation Committee in the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

  • 2006

    Power & Delicacy: Master Works of Japanese Bamboo Art, TAI Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
    Hin: The Quiet Beauty of Japanese Art ,Grinnell College, IA and Chicago Cultural Center, IL

  • 2007

    The Arts of Pacific Asia Show, San Francisco, CA

  • 2013

    Oita’s Art Movement, in partnership with the Oita Prefectural Government, TAI Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
    Public bamboo demonstration, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM

  • 2014

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

  • 2017

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


Museum Collections
  • Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
    Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Craft Museum


Professional Associations
  • Member of Oita PrefectureArtist’s Association
    Important Traditional Craft Arts Skill Holder
    Licensed 1st Class Skill Holder


ARTIST STATEMENT
  • Masterpieces of Japanese Bamboo Art

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

  • Oita’s Art Movement

  • Oita’s Art Moment