Artists

Jiro Yonezawa

EDUCATION

1981-82              Certificate, Oita Prefectural Beppu Industrial Arts Research Institute, Oita Prefecture, Japan
1980-81              Apprenticeship with Ono Masakatsu (Bamboo artist)
                           Bamboo Craft Certificate, Beppu Vocational Arts Training Center, Beppu City, Oita Prefecture, Japan



SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2010                   Discoveries in a Forest, Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2009                   Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

2008                   Dream Weaver: The Bamboo Art of Jiro Yonezawa, Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, OR

2007                   Cross Road, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
2006                   Jane Sauer Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2005                   Jane Sauer Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
                           Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
                           Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2002                   Bamboo Sculpture Installation (temporary public display), Festival of Flowers, Portland, OR
2001                   Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL
                           Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1998                   Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
                           Art Institute International of Portland, Portland, OR
1997                   Art in the Governor's Office, Salem, OR        
1996                   Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
                           Pro-Art Gallery Exhibit, Locus Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1995                   Pro-Art Gallery Exhibit - Breaking the Rules, Pro-Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1992                   Marvel's on Madison, Seattle, WA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2012                   Modern Twist, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

2010-12              Nihon Shinkogeiten, National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

2010                   42 Nitten, National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

2009                   41 Nitten, National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

                           Take no Katachi, Kobote Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
2008                   Pacific Currents, Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA
2007                   East Weaves West: Basketry from Japan & Britain, Collins Gallery, Glasgow, England
                           SOFA New York, NY
                           browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT
                           Cotsen Prize Celebration of the Next Generation, Asian Art Musuem, San Francisco, CA
                           Annual Basketry, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2006                   Sitka Art Invitational, Portland, OR
                           SOFA Chicago, IL
                           browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT
                           Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
                           Material Difference, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
                           SOFA New York, NY
                           Basket Revolution, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
                           Bamboo Basket, Hanakagoten, In Touch Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
                           Defining Bamboo Aesthetic, Contemporary Crafts Museum & Gallery
                           Palm Beach 3, browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT
2005                   Summer Group Exhibition, William Traver Gallery, Tacoma, WA
                           Connectivity: 2005 Basketry Invitational, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
                           SOFA Chicago, Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
                           Forms Without Function, Jane Sauer Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
                           Jack Lenor Larsen Creator and Collector, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Toronto, Canada
                           SOFA New York, browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT
                           Bamboo Basket, Hanakogoten, In Touch Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2004                   SOFA Chicago, IL
                           browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT
                           Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
                           Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
                           Substrata, Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO
                           Invitational Contemporary Baskets, Allied Arts Association, Richland, WI
                           Asian Fusion, Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
                           SOFA, New York, NY
                           Jack Lenor Larsen Creator and Collector, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
                           Drawing Out the Collection, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
2003                   Flechten, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany
                           The Art of Basketry, Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
                           SOFA New York, NY
                           Basketry Now 2003, Yeiser Art Center, Westort, CT
                           The Common Thread, Westport Art Center, Westport, CT
2002                   Art OBJECTS, Portland International Airport, Portland, OR
                           Small Works in Fiber, Longhouse Reserve, East Hampton, NY
                           SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
                           Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
                           Interiors By Invitation, Japanese Garden, Portland, OR
                           Instructor's Exhibition for The NBO Biennial Conference, Lew Allen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
                           OBJECT: PDX, Portland International Airport, Portland, OR
                           Jiro Yonezawa, Chifuyu Enomoto Exhibition, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
                           Contemporary American Baskets, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
                           Annual Basketry Invitational, Materia Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
                           Group Exhibit, Curated by browngrotta arts, HBO Corporate Gallery, New York, NY
2001                   Japan: Under the Influence, browngrotta art, Wilton, CT
                           Basketry Show, Furniture CO, New York, NY
                           SOFA Chicago, IL
                           Interiors By Invitation, Japanese Garden, Portland, OR
                           Group Exhibit, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
                           Seminal Work in Contemporary Basketry, Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, WA
                           SOFA New York, NY
                           Basketry Invitational, Materia Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2000                   Eccentric Forms and Structures, Microsoft, Redmond, WA
                           SOFA Chicago, IL
                           Macy's 54th Annual Flower Show, Macy's, San Francisco, CA
                           Fiber Invitational 2000, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
                           The Future, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
1999                   Contemporary International Basketmaking, Crafts Council, London, England
                           SOFA Chicago, IL
                           25 for the 25th, The Brown Grotta Gallery, Wilton, CT
                           The Japanese Aesthetic, R. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
                           Basketry An Evolution of Form, The Fountain Head Gallery, Seattle, WA
                           SOFA New York, NY
                           The Hand & the Spirit, Basketry Exhibition, Materia Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1998                   SOFA Chicago, IL
                           Interiors By Invitation, Japanese Garden Society, Portland OR
                           SOFA New York, NY
                           Basket Invitational IV: The Hand and the Spirit, Joanne Rapp Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1997                   SOFA Miami, FL
                           SOFA Chicago, IL
                           Oregon Artist Group Show, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
                           Traditional Asian Arts - Greater Portland Area Artists, Contemporary Craft Gallery, Portland, OR
                           The 10th Wave Part 1: New Baskets and Freestanding Fiber Sculpture, The Brown/Grotta Gallery, Wilton, CT
1996                   Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
                           SOFA Chicago, IL
                           Timekeepers - Convergence '96, Portland, OR
                           SOFA Miami, FL
                           Three Friends of Winter, Honeychurch Antiques, Seattle, WA
1995                   Baskets and Bowls - National Invitational, Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR
                           Fiber 95, The Textile Art Center, Chicago, IL
                           Pushing the Limits: An Exhibition of Contemporary Weaving, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, NY
                           Craft America '95, Silvermine Crafts Center, New Canaan, CT
1994                   Ceramic and Fiber: A New Generation of Artists, Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI
                           Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
                           Men Making Baskets, Banaker Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                           Sitka Art Invitational, Portland, OR
                           SOFA Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
                           Take Another Look, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR
                           Fiber'94: New Critical Attitudes, Textile Arts Center, Chicago, IL
                           Group Show, Maveety Gallery, San Francisco, IL
                           Sculptural Baskets, Joanne Rapp Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1993                   Fiber About Fiber - Selections from the Alex and Camille Cook Collection, Textile Arts Center, Chicago, IL
                           New Art Forms, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
                           Pacific Northwest Art Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
                           Pacific Rim Japan, California Craft Museum, San Francisco, CA
                           Content/Container, Textile Arts Center, Chicago, IL
                           Sitka Center Art Invitational, Portland, OR
                           Festival Japan 93, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
                           9th Annual Celebration of the Arts, The Arts in Oregon Council, Salem, OR
                           Fabulous Works in Fiber, Lightside Gallery, Sante Fe, NM
                           Basketry Redefined '93, Folklife Festival, Seattle, WA
                           Basketmakers Selected by John McQueen Sale, American Craft Museum, New York, NY
1992                   Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
                           New Art Forms - Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
                           Varying Inspirations: Basketry in the 1990's, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
                           Convergence ‘ 92 - A Capitol Convergence '92, Juried Fiber Exhibit, Washington D.C.
                           Artists Joining in Celebration of Rose Festival '92, The Arts in Oregon Council, Portland, OR
1991                   Basketry - From All Directions, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Catlinburg, TN
                           Basket Art - Northwest Basket Weaver's Invitational, North Seattle Community College Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
                           21 Willamette Valley Juried Exhibition, Corvalis Art Center, Corvalis, OR
                           The Pacific Northwest Contemporary Basketry Exhibit '91, Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA
                           Rome Basketry Symposium 1991, Rome Art and Community Center, Rome, NY
                           From Hands to Baskets - Traditional and Contemporary Basketry of the Pacific, Springfield Museum,

                           Springfield, OR
                           Group Show, Banaker Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

 

PUBLIC AND INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTIONS


The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, WA

Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Racine, WI

Long House Reserve, East Hampton, NY

City of Portland, Portland, OR

Lloyd Cotsen Collection, Los Angeles, CA

OUTDOOR INSTALLATIONS

2006                   Natural Cycles: A Celebration of Art in the Forest, Tryon Creek State Park, OR
2005                   Cocoon, Bamboo Sculpture Installation
2002                   Dome, Bamboo Sculpture Installation (temporary public display), Festival of Flowers, Pioneer Courthouse Square,

                            Portland, OR

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS & RESIDENCIES

 

2007                   Residency, New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

                           Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture, Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa, HI

2006                   Individual Artist Fellowship, Oregon Arts Commission, Portland, OR

2002                   Project Grant, Bamboo Artistry, Japan Summerfest, Regional Art & Culture Council, Portland, OR

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

 

2010                   Selected to participate in Nitten 42

2009                   Selected to participate in Nitten 41

2006                   Individual Artist Fellowship, Oregon Arts Commission, Portland, OR
                           Cotsen Prize Celebration of the Next Generation
2002                   Grant, Regional Art & Culture Council, Portland, OR
1993                   Award, Ninth Celebration of the Arts, Arts in Oregon Council, Salem, OR
                           Award, Content/Container, Textile Arts Center, Chicago, IL
                           WESAF/NEA regional fellowship alternate
1991                   Excellence in Craftsmanship Award, The Pacific Northwest Contemporary Basketry Exhibit '91, Seattle, WA
                           Juror's Award for Recognition, Basketry - From All Directions, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2007                   Hawai'i Craftsmen, workshop, Honolulu, HI
2004                   Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
2003                   North Country Studio Workshop, Hanover, NH
                           Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
2002                   Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

PUBLICATIONS

 

2008                   New Bamboo: Contemporary Japanese Masters, Joe Earle, Japan Society
2007                   Moroyama, Masanori & Oguchi, Masami & Cotsen, Lloyd.  Japanese Bamboo Baskets: Meiji, Modern and Contemporary, Kodansha International
                            "Japanese Baskets Captivate Collectors", Art & Antiques, April
                            Motley, Michael. The Next Generation, catalogue
2006                    Material Difference, by Friend of Fiber Art International
2005                    Intertwined, Sara and David Lieberman Collection
                            "Bamboo in Artists' Hands", Kateigaho International Edition, autumn
2003                    Wallace, Kevin. "Jiro Yonezawa," Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, Summer 2003, p. 32-36
2001                    Bess, Nancy Moore. Bamboo in Japan. Tokyo: Kodansha International, Ltd, 2001. p. 73
                            browngrotta arts. Japan: Under the Influence, Wilton, CT: browngrotta arts, 2001
2000                    Lonning, Kari. The Art of Basketry. New York: Sterling Publishing Co, Inc, 2000.. p. 126-128
1999                    Butcher, Mary. Contemporary International Basketmaking. London: Merrell Holberton, 1999. p. 48, 53, 61, 64
                            Shepley, Carol Ferring. "Innovations in Textile Art," Fiberarts, Nov/Dec 1999, p. 49-53
1998                    Scarborough, Jessica. "Jiro Yonezawa's Baskets: Precision, Simplicity, Elegance," Fiberarts, Nov/Dec 1998, p. 14 

1997                    Brown/Grotta Gallery. The 10th Wave. Wilton, CT: Brown/Grotta Gallery, 1997
1993                    La Plantz, Shareen, Twill Basketry, Ashville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 1993. p. 15, 75, 141
1992                    Hokubei Newspaper, Seattle, WA
                            La Plantz, Shareen. "Basketry Roundup," La Plantz Studios
                            Shermeta, Margo Mensing. "Reaching Beyond the Vessel," Fiberarts, Summer 1992, p. 35-39

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