Monden Kogyoku

BIO/CV

b. 1916, Hiroshima, Japan

Education
  • 1933

    Apprenticed to Kadota Niko


Exhibitions & Accolades
  • 1935

    Winner of “The Governor’s Award” at Oita Prefecture Art Exhibition (three consecutive years)

  • 1937

    Admitted to National Craft Exhibition

  • 1974

    Winner of “Governor of Okayama Award” at Japan Modern Craft Arts Exhibition, Chugoku Division

  • 1976

    Winner of “Governor of Hiroshima Award” and“Association Chief’s Award” at Prefectural Exhibition of Modern Craft Artists Association

  • 1977

    Winner of “H Award” at Hiroshima Kofukai Exhibition

  • 1979

    Winner of “Japan New Craft Award” at 1st Japan New Craft Exhibition

  • 1984

    Winner of “T Award” at Hiroshima Kofukai 70th Anniversary Exhibition

  • 1985

    Admitted to Kofukai Exhibition
    Admitted to Japan New Craft Art Exhibition

  • 1986

    Judge at Fukuyama City Art Exhibition
    Judge at Hiroshima Prefecture Art Exhibition

  • 1987

    Admitted to Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition (13 times)

  • 1991

    Became full member of Traditional Craft Arts Association

  • 1996

    Winner of Sanyo Newspaper Award

  • 1997

    Winner of Cultural Award from Hiroshima Television

  • 2000

    Winner of Hiroshima Culture Award
    Bamboo Masterworks, Asia Society, New York City, NY

  • 2001

    Bamboo Masterworks, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, CA

  • 2002

    Bamboo Masterworks, Honolulu Academy of Art, HI
    Bamboo Fantasies, TAI Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

  • 2003

    The Classic Japanese Basket, TAI Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

  • 2004

    The Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, VA

  • 2017

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


Museum Collections
  • Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
    Denver Art Museum, CO
    Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
    Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC
    Fukuyama Museum of Art
    Hiroshima Prefecture Art Museum


ARTIST STATEMENT
  • Masterpieces of Japanese Bamboo Art

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

  • Monden Koyoku & Yuichi: Father & Son 107 Years of Bamboo Art

  • Oita’s Art Movement