Okada Akira

BIO/CV

1972 Born in Chiba, Japan

Education
  • 1995

    Graduated from Chiba University, Dept of Information Engineering, Chiba, Japan

  • 2012

    Graduated from Oita Prefectural Bamboo Craft Training Center, Oita, Japan

  • 2013

    Graduated from Beppu Advanced Industrial Arts and Technology Institute, Bamboo Arts Department, Oita, Japan


Exhibitions & Accolades
  • 2014

    Winner of Young Artist Award, 19th Japan Bamboo Arts Exhibition, Tochigi
    Studied under Jin Morigami for two years

  • 2015

    New Wave: Oita Bamboo Art Exhibition, Beppu City Museum, Oita
    Japanese Bamboo and the World Expo: A Century of Discovery, Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego, CA

  • 2016

    Winner of Oita Governor Prize at the 52nd Lifestyle with Bamboo Art Crafts Exhibition, Oita

  • 2017

    Winner of Beppu Chamber of Commerce President’s Award, 53rd Lifestyle with Bamboo Art Crafts Exhibition, Oita


ARTIST STATEMENT