Biography

B I O G R A P H Y

1973               Born in Nara, Japan
1998               Operated ‘Kenkoubou’ studio in Nara, Japan to 2004
2004              Moved to Brisbane

E D U C A T I O N

1992–96        Degree in Fine Art (Ceramics), Nara College of Fine Arts, Japan

S O L O   E X H I B I T I O N S

2016              Momentary, Museum of Brisbane

2014              Kenji Uranishi: Uwae Kirie Tensha, Andrew Baker Art Dealer
2013              Kenji Uranishi: Sanctuary, Darkroom, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast
2012              Sanctuary, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2009             Encircle, Helen Stephens Gallery, Sydney
2008             Kenji Uranishi, Spiral Market, Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan
2006             Unit, Cooloola Regional Gallery, Gympie, Queensland
                      Kenji Uranishi, Helen Stephens Gallery, Sydney
2005             Float, Fox Gallery, Brisbane

G R O U P   E X H I B I T I O N S

2016              Clay Intersections, Australian Design Centre, Sydney
2016              Beyond the Surface, Cairns Regional Gallery
2015              Contemporary Clay, Olsen Irwin, Sydney

2015              Choice, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
2015              Interplay, Skepsi @ Montsalvat, Victoria
2014              Quite conversations, Skepsi @ Montsalvat, Victoria
2014              Important Exhibition of Australian Ceramics: A tribute to Janet Mansfield OAM,
                      Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne
2013              Ceramic Legacy, Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Queensland
2013              In my hand, paper boat press, Brisbane
2012              Small works, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
                      Domestic renewal: a table re-set, Craft ACT, Canberra
                      Crossed Paths, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
2011              Enlightenment, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2010             Teawares, Jam Factory, Adelaide
2009             Spectral Bequest, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
                       Little Uns, Pomme Gallery, Mornington, Victoria
2008             Cup Show, Formargruppen Butik och Galleri, Malmö, Sweden
                      Collect 2008, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
2007             Ceramics and Glass 2007, Marks and Gardner Gallery, North Tamborine, Queensland
                      Make Art Not War, gallery onetwentyeight, New York, USA
                      The Jug Show, Helen Stephens Gallery, Sydney
2006             25th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Bundall, Queensland
                      Tea Bowls, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney
                      Forefront, Metro Arts, Brisbane
2005             Tea Party, Craft Queensland, Brisbane
                      43rd National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition, Maruei, Aichi, Japan; Tougeinomori, Shiga, Japan
                      Miurart Village Art Museum, Aichi, Japan; Sakai City Cultural Hall, Osaka, Japan
2004             Here and There, Fusions Gallery, Brisbane
                      42nd National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition, Maruei, Aichi, Japan;
                      Tougeinomori, Shiga, Japan
                      Fukui Prefectural Museum of Ceramics, Fukui, Japan
                      Kawara Museum, Aichi, Japan
                      Sakai City Cultural Hall, Osaka, Japan
                      Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, Tochigi, Japan
                      National Asahi Modern Craft Competition, Hankyu, Osaka, Japan
                      Shintoucho, Kyoto Municipal Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
                      Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Gallery Space, Nagoya, japan
2003             Korea and Japan Culture Exchange Exhibition, Art Space K, Osaka, Japan
                      Shintoucho, Kyoto Municipal Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan; Art Space, Shimoda, Tokyo, Japan
                      41st National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition, Maruei, Aichi, Japan; Tougeinomori, Shiga, Japan
                      Fukui Prefectural Museum of Ceramics, Fukui, Japan; Kawara Museum, Aichi, Japan; Sakai City
                      Cultural Hall, Osaka, Japan; Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, Tochigi, Japan
2002            Shintoucho, Kyoto Municipal Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
                      Mie Prefectural Museum of Art, Mie, Japan
                      40th National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition, Maruei, Aichi, Japan
                      Tougeinomori, Shiga, Japan
                      Fukui Prefectural Museum of Ceramics, Fukui, Japan
                      Kawara Museum, Aichi, Japan
                      Sakai City Cultural Hall, Osaka, Japan
                      Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
                      Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko, Tochigi, Japan
2001             Shintoucho, Kyoto Municipal Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
                      Mie Prefectural Museum of Art, Mie, Japan
                      39th National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition, Maruei, Aichi, Japan
                      Tougeinomori, Shiga, Japan
                      Fukui Prefectural Museum of Ceramics, Fukui, Japan
                      Sakai City Cultural Hall, Osaka, Japan;
                      Kawara Museum, Aichi, Japan
                      Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan.
2000             Shintoucho, Kyoto Municipal Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
1999              National Ceramic Art Competition Shigaraki, Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture, Japan
                      37th National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition, Maruei, Aichi, Japan
                      Tougeinomori, Shiga, Japan
                      Fukui Prefectural Museum of Ceramics, Fukui, Japan
                      Kawara Museum, Aichi, Japan
                      Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

 

A W A R D S

2005             43rd National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition—Prize winner, top four, special selection exhibition
2004             42nd National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition—Special selection exhibition
                       National Asahi Modern Craft Competition—Prize winner, top ten, special selection exhibition
2003             41st National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition—Prize winner, top ten, special selection exhibition
2002             40th National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition—Prize winner, top ten, special selection exhibition
2001              39th National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition—Special selection exhibition
1999              37th National Asahi Ceramic Art Competition—Special selection exhibition
                       National Ceramic Art Competition Shigaraki—Special selection exhibition

C O M M I S S I O N S

2009              Ipswich Courthouse, Watchhouse and Police Station, Ipswich, Queensland
                       Leighton Properties and Grosvenor, 400 George Street, Brisbane

A R T I S T   I N   R E S I D E N C E

2015              Guest demonstrator, Stepping Up (National Ceramics Conference)
2015              University of South Australia/TAFE SA, Adelaide
2014              Asialink Artist Residency, Arita, Kyushu, Japan
2014              Guest demonstrator, Potover (WA Ceramics Conference), Perth
2011              Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Members Workshop, Brisbane
2008             Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Kids’ Workshop Program, Brisbane
2006             Guest demonstrator, Verge (National Ceramics Conference), Brisbane
                       Australian National University, Canberra
                       Fusions, Brisbane
                       Queensland Sculptors Society, Brisbane
2005              Southbank TAFE, Brisbane
                       Gateway TAFE, Brisbane

B I B L I O G R A P H Y

2012              Studio Visit, Ceramics Monthly USA
2010              Moving in and out, Louise Martin-Chew, The Journal of Australian Ceramics, November
2007             25th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, Gordon Foulds, Ceramics Technical, 1 January
2005             Here and There, There and Now: Contemporary ceramic work by Kenji Uranishi, Donna McColm, The Journal
                       of Australian Ceramics, Issue 44, 3 November

P U B L I C   C O L L E C T I O N S

   National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
   Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
   Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
   Newcastle Regional Gallery, New South Wales
   Department of Justice and Attorney General, Queensland
   Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland