Kibe Seiho
Kibe Seiho

Kibe Seiho

BIO/CV

b. 1951, Kusu-Gun, Oita Prefecture, Japan

Education
  • 1990

    Graduated from Oita Prefecture Beppu Industrial Research Institute, Department of Bamboo Crafts


Exhibitions & Accolades
  • 1991

    Mayor of Oita Award, 26th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition, Western Division

  • 1992

    Governor of Oita Award, 27th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition, Western Division

  • 1993

    Oita-Ken Mayor’s Award, 28th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition, Western Division

  • 1994

    Admitted to the 29th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition, Western Division

  • 1995

    Chief of the Japan Craft Association Western Branch Award, 30th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition, Western Division
    Admitted to the 42nd Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition

  • 1996

    Admitted to the 31st Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition, Western Division

  • 1997

    Admitted to the 32nd Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition, Western Division
    Admitted to the 44th Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition

  • 2002

    The Next Generation, University of Arkansas, Little Rock

  • 2004

    Best of Show, 39th Japan Traditional Crafts Arts Exhibition, Western Division
    Cotsen Bamboo Prize Finalist

  • 2005

    Weavers of Wonder, Naples Museum, FL
    Agency of Cultural Affairs Prize, Japan Traditional Craft Arts Wood and Bamboo Exhibition
    Chairman’s Award, 52nd Japan Traditional Craft Arts Exhibition

  • 2006

    Hin: The Quiet Beauty of Japanese Art, Grinnell College, IA and Chicago Cultural Center, IL

  • 2007

    The Next Generation, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
    Bamboo Masters, The Cotsen Collection, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

  • 2009

    Yamaguchi Ryuun and Kibe Seiho, TAI Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

  • 2013

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

  • 2014

    Awarded the “Purple Ribbon” by the Japanese Congress for lifetime achievement in the arts, presented by the Emperor of Japan
    Group show, Japanese American Cultural Community Center, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2017

    Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

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

    Asahi Newspaper Prize, Japan Traditional Craft Arts Wood and Bamboo Exhibition

  • 2019

    Japanese Bamboo Art from New York: The Abbey Collection (Gifts to the Metropolitan Museum of Art), Oita Prefectural Art Museum, Oita, Japan

    Solo Exhibition, TAI Modern, Santa Fe, NM

  • 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

    Kushu Asahi Broadcasting Prize, 55th Japan Craft Art Seibu Exhibition


Museum Collections
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, Abbey Collection, New York, NY
    Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
    Denver Art Museum, CO
    Beppu City Traditional Bamboo Craft Art Museum