We are delighted to announce that Iguchi Daisuke, a clay artist whose first US solo exhibition we hosted in March 2018, won the grand prize at this year’s Paramita Museum Ceramics Arts Exhibition. He becomes the eighth artist who has been represented by Joan B Mirviss LTD to win this prestigious award. Previous winners were Mihara Ken (‘06), Kawabata Kentarō (‘07), Nagae Shigekazu (’09), Wakao Kei (’10), Wada Akira (’11), Itō Hidehito (’13) and Kino Satoshi (’17).
Paramita Museum is a private museum located in Mie prefecture with a vast permanent collection of Japanese ceramics. For this particular exhibition, six ceramists were nominated by a prestigious national committee of museum curators, gallery directors, and art critics. Their ceramics were then showcased at the museum. The grand prize winner is based on the voting of museum visitors.
We look forward to working with him in the decades to follow.