Isohi Setsuko

Isohi Setsuko


1964, Otawara City, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan

  • 1997 

    Studied under Yagisawa Tadashi

Exhibitions & Accolades
  • 2000                     

    Winner, Second Prize, Tochigi Art Festival

  • 2001                      

    Winner, Incentive Award, Tochigi Art Festival

  • 2002                     

    Admitted for the first time to the 42nd Traditional Craft Art Exhibition, Eastern Division

  • 2003                     

    Winner of Eastern Division Prize, 43rd Traditional Craft Art Exhibition
    Admitted for the first time to the 50th Traditional Craft Art Exhibition

  • 2005                     

    Became the third woman bamboo artist to gain full membership to the Japan Craft Art Association

  • 2006                     

    Studied under Hayakawa Shokosai IV, Important Intangible Cultural Asset Bamboo-work Successor Training Workshop

  • 2007                     

    The Next Generation, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
    Yamatane Museum Prize, 47th Japan Traditional Craft Art, Eastern Division

    Asahi Newspaper Prize, 11th Japan Traditional Craft Art Wood and Bamboo Exhibition

  • 2010                      

    A Different Sensitivity: Women in Bamboo Art, TAI Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
    Winner of the President of Japan Art Crafts Association Prize, 57th Japan Traditional Craft Art Exhibition

  • 2012                      

    Incentive Award, Biennale of the Tea Ceremony Today – Utility and Form, Musee Tomo, Tokyo

  • 2013                      

    From Crafts to Kogei, in commemoration of the 60th Japan Traditional Craft Art Exhibition

  • 2014                      

    Masterpieces of Bamboo Art in Tochigi, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts
    Judge at 54th Japan Traditional Craft Art Exhibition, Eastern Division

  • 2015                      

    Japanese Bamboo at the World Expo: A Century of Discovery, TAI Modern and the Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego, San Diego, CA

    Winner of the Eastern Japan Branch Prize, 55th Eastern Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition

  • 2016

    Isohi Setsuko: Bamboo Art Exhibition, Mitsukoshi Department Store, Nihonbashi, Tokyo

  • 2017

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

  • 2019

    Winner of the Japan Craft Arts Exhibition Prize, 17th Wood and Bamboo Exhibition

  • 2020

    Masterpieces of Bamboo Art: Katsushiro Soho and Fujinuma Noboru, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya, Japan

  • 2021

    Ten Thousand Flowers, TAI Modern, Santa Fe, NM

  • 2022

    Solo Exhibition, TAI Modern, Santa Fe, NM

Museum Collections
  • Nasunogahara Museum, Tochigi
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne