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Kouzo Takeuchi

Kozo Takeuchi (b. 1977)  graduated from the Osaka University of Arts and then pursued further studies at Tajimi Ishoken, a research centre which continues to birth remarkable young ceramic artists who have gone on to reinvent the medium.


Takeuchi was fascinated by the power of ruins and historic buildings, and creates works that combine ancient and modern times. While studying the characteristics of pottery, such as the white porcelain series in which cubes are regularly assembled and fired and then boldly destroyed with a hammer, and the series in which the surface of the glaze is scraped off to reveal the accumulated time with a rough expression , He has developed a unique ceramic expression that includes a multi-layered, multi-directional time axis. He  creates his intricate works with an academic approach with the focus on structure, and his ceramic sculptures have gained recognition within Japan as well as abroad.


1977 Born in Hyogo Prefecture

2003 Graduated from Tajimi Municipal Ceramic Design Institute, Gifu

2001 Graduated from Osaka University of Arts, majoring in ceramics, Osaka

Currently Lives in Hyogo

<Solo Exhibitions>


2019 Ginza Nichi-Nichi(Tokyo)

2018 gallery Ichiba(Hiroshima)

    Style Meets People(Tokyo Midtown)

    Xi Shi Shi Guang(Shanghai)

2017 Style Meets People(Tokyo Midtown)

2015 hpgrp Gallery. Tokyo

2014 Tachibana. Tokyo

2013 Art Front Gallery. Tokyo


    Gallery SOU. Sapporo

    Homura. Sapporo

2012 Gallery UTUWAKAN, Kyoto

2011 Helene Poree, Pari, France

    Nichinichi Ginza. Tokyo

2010 TOUSAI, Tokyo

    Tokyo American Club, tokyo

    Toukyo, Tokyo

2009 Toukyo, Tokyo

    TAO, Tokyo

    Yu ; An, Osaka

2008 TOUSAI, Tokyo

    utuwa - KU. Hyogo

    Gallery Torin shunyo, Tajimi, Gifu

2007 KEIKO GALLERY, Boston

    Gallery KAI, Tokyo

2006 Inax Galleria Ceranica, Ginza

    Kyuman Museum, Kagawa Pre.

2005 HANARE, Hyogo

    Gallery Torin shunyo, Tajimi, Gifu


2004 Entry to the 22nd Asahi Contemporary Craft Exhibition

2005 Incentive Award, Avant-garde section, the 27th Choza Award Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition

2016 Incentive Award, Kobe Biennale Contemporary Ceramics Competition


Museum of Fine Art, BOSTON, USA

Museum Sernuschi, PARIS, France

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo

Louis Vuitton

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto, Japan

The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, Japan

The Peninsula Tokyo, Japan

Palace Hotel Tokyo, Japan

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Shangha, Chaina

Hosinoya Kyoto, Japan

Hosinoya Tokyo, Japan

Grand Mayfull Hotel Taipei, HARUYAMA, Taiwan

Anadolu University Museum of Contemporary Arts(Turkey)

The Tile Museum(Aichi Prefecture)

Hyatt Regency Taipei

The Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo

JAL Airport Lounge, Narita, Fukuoka, Itami

Various other hotels and apartment buildings

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