Mineo Mizuno
Bio

 

Born 1944, Gifu Prefecture, Japan

American Citizenship (1991)

Lived in Los Angeles (1964-2012)

Currently has a studio in Northern California and frequently commutes between NY, Los Angeles, and Japan

 

Education

1966-1968 - California Institute of Arts, Chouinard Art School, Los Angeles, CA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016 - Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles, California, "California Black Oak with Porcelain, 2016"

2015 - MM Project, Hiroshima, Japan, "Current"

2015 - Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles, California, "Current"

2014 - Onishi Project, New York, New York

2009 - Samuel Freeman Gallery, Santa Monica, California, "Coexistsnce"

2007 - Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, California, "Tear Drop"

2005 - Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, California, "Drop"

2005 - Long Beach Museum of Art, California (catalogue) "Crossing Boundaries, The Ceramic Sculpture of Mineo Mizuno

2005 - Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, California, "Water Drop with Water"

2003 - LMAN Gallery, Los Angeles, California, "Zero Series"

1998 - San Gallery Sumie, Nagoya, Japan, "Mineo Mizuno"

1997 - Chac-Mool Gallery, Los Angeles, California "Offering"

1996,1995 - Gallery Kenbishi, Kariya, Japan, "Mineo Mizuno"

1992 - Galery Kouketsu, Gifu, Japan, "Mineo Mizuno"

1989 - Gallery Kasahara, Osaka, Japan, "New Works"

1989 - Gallery Saitoan, Hagi, Japan, "California Landscape"

1989 - Gallery Kouketsu, Gifu, Japan, "Mineo Mizuno"

1989 - Shibuya Seibu Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, "California Landscape"

1987 - Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, California, "New Works, Nebraska Series"

1986 - Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, California, "New Works"

1983 - Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, California, "New Works"

1982 - Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, "New Works"

1979 - Riko Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles, California, "New Works"

1997,1973 - David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles, California, "New Works"

 

Group Exhibitions, Installations

2012 - "Facing the Sublime in Water, CA", Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California

2012 - Moss Project at Storm King Cedar House, New Winsor, New York

2011 - Common Ground, Ceramic in Southern California 1945-1975, The American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

2011 - Outdoor installation at Pulse Project, Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, Los Angeles, California

2011 - Golden State of California: California 1960-1985, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, California

2010 - "Sculpture", Los Angeles Municipal Gallery at Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, California

2010 - Outdoor Installation, Samuel Freeman, Santa Monica, California

2009 - Installation, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY

2009 - "A Three Legged Table" Samuel Freeman, Santa Monica, California

2008 - "Within Two Hands: The Eye of the Collector", San Fransisco Museum of Craft + Design

2005 - Outdoor Installation, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2003 - "Looking Ahead", LMAN Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2001 - Chouinard, A Living Legacy, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, California

2000 - "Color and Fire", Defining moments in Studio Ceramic 1950-2000", Curated by Jo Lauria (catalogue), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

1996 - Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

1993 - Contemporary Ceramic, Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan

1991 - The Stream of Cubic Expression, Yamaguchi Prefecture Museum of Art

1988 - Objects for and Around the Desk Exhibition, Shibuya Seibu, Tokyo, Japan

1988 - Vessels, The Art Store Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1985 - The Vessel as Metaphor: Southern California Ceramic: 1950 through 1985, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, California

1984 - Art In Clay, 1950-1980's in Southern California, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, California

1983 - Hokin/Kaufman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1983 - Gloria Luria Gallery, Bay Harbor Island, Florida

1983 - DBR Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

1983 - Series Two, Gensler and Associates/Architects, Los Angeles, California

1982 - Pacific Currents/Ceramic, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California

1982 - James Crumley Gallery, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, California

1982 - Art and/or Craft; USA and Japan, Kanazawa, Japan

1982 - Smith Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto, California

1982 - South Western Collage, Chula Vista, California

1982 - Glaze + Glass Gensler and Associate/Architects, Los Angeles, California

1981 - Made In L.A. Contemporary Craft '81, Craft and Folk Museum, Los Angeles

1981 - National Crafts '81, Greenville COunty Museum of Art, Greenville, South Carolina

1981 - Art Materialized, Selections from the Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, Traveling Exhibition

1981 - Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1981 - Meye Breiner Weiss, San Fransisco, California

1980 - Response to Wedgewood, Museum of Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1980 - For Table Top, American Craft Museum, New York

1979 - Marian Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1977 - University Art Gallery, University of California, RIverside, California

1975 - Contemporary Crafts of America, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

1974 - 2nd Annual Cup Show, David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles

1973 - Annual Exhibition, San Fransisco Museum of Art, San Fransisco, California

1973 - Sea of Japan Exposition, Kanazawa City, Osaka and Tokyo

1973 - Plastic Earth, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

1972 - Ceramic Invitational, Lang Art Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, California

1971 - National Museum of Art, Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan

1971 - Clay Plus, State University College of Art and Sciences, Geneseo, New York

1969 - California Craft VI, Sacramento, California

1968 - Ceramic National Exhibition, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

 

Awards

2009 - Fellowship for Visual Artist, California Community Foundation

1981 - Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts

 

Public Collections

Art Institute of Chicago Museum, Chicago, Illinois

Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, Calfornia

The Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Garden, San Marino, California

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

Los Angeles, County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California

Los Angeles Central Library Maguire Gardens, Los Angeles, California

Marer Collection Scripps College, Claremont, California

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Farbic Workshop Museum, Phildelphia

Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina

Yamaguchi Prefecture Museum of Art, Japan

Hokkaido Museum of Art, Sapporo, Japan

The Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Shigaraki, Japan

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Tajimi, Japan

 

Miscellaneous

1997-2005, 2010, 2012 - Participating Arcadia Summer Art Program in Bar Harbor, Maine

2001 - "Tea Ceremony" project at Arcadia Summer Art Program in Bar Harbor, Maine

1998 - "Calligraphy" project at Arcadia Summer Art Program in Bar Harbor, Maine

1997 - Artist Residency, The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan

1987 - Artist in Residency, Bemis Center for Contemproary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska

1980 - Artists in Residence, Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia