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Futamura Yoshimi フタムラ ヨシミ

Futamura Yoshimi

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Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN

Born 1959, Nagoya, Japan

First a student with Nagae Shigekazu at Seto Ceramic Research under Kawahara Yasutaka (b. 1936), a pupil of Tomimoto Kenkichi (1886-1963), FUTAMURA YOSHIMI is a Nagoya-born resident of Paris. She creates vibrant and evocative sculptural forms. Over the past decade, she has produced several series such as Racines (roots), Rhizomes, and Vagues de terre (Earthen Waves). To form her geologic or botanically inspired sculptures, she uses a blend of stoneware clays and either pre-fired granulated porcelain or porcelain slip. These large forms are sometimes further encrusted with feldspar and enhanced with cobalt and iron oxide glazes on the interior.

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Musée national des arts asiatiques (Musée Guimet), Paris, France

Selected Collections:

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
Ariana Museum (museum of ceramics and glass), Switzerland
Brooklyn Museum, NY
Foundation of Ateliers d’Art de France, France
Hetjens Museum, Düsseldorf, Germany
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, FL
Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN
Musée Cernuschi, Paris, France
Musée de Céramique d’Andenne, Belgium
Musée Français de Céramique de Fuping, China
Musée national des arts asiatiques (Musée Guimet), Paris, France
Musée National de Céramique, Sèvres, France
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
New Orleans Museum of Art, LA
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Sasama City Museum, Japan
Smith College Museum of Art, Northhampton, MA
World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Gwangju, South Korea
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

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