GALLERY crossing

SASAKAWA Kenichi

  • WORKS
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • CV

SASAKAWA Kenichi, "Oscillating landscape" ,2022, glass,16.6×13.8 ×13.8cm

SASAKAWA Kenichi, "Idea", 2022, glass,19.6×12.5×12.5cm

SASAKAWA Kenichi, "Void", 2022, glass, 27×15.5×13.5cm

Glass artist Kenichi Sasakawa, Born in Kanagawa in 1981. 2006 M.F.A. Tama Art University ceramic, glass, and metal works. 2004 B.F.A. Tama Art University Department of ceraic, glass, and metal. Sasakawa has taken on 'vessels' and has expressed the aesthetic sense that is unique to Japanese culture through vessels, whilst being positioned in the field of contemporary art. In recent years, his craftsman's side has been in the spotlight, and the blue-gray glassware he makes is becoming more popular. However, his view-point as an artist towards the concept of vessels, both when producing practical works and when producing artworks, is unwavering. While thinking 'what is beauty?', he draws on impressions that come to mind and focuses his view-point on them while creating. By doing so, he completes glassware that are conscious of form, the balance of space, practicality, and detail.

GALLERY EXHIBITION

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2023
    gallery yuanbai,Hangzhou, China
  • 2021
    "Viewpoint and Impression",GALLERY crossing, Gifu, Japan
  • 2020
    "Texture"GALLERY crossing, Gifu, Japan
  • 2018
    Nihonbashi Takashimaya, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2017
    White Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    Sabo Issho, Kanazawa, Japan
  • 2016
    gallery OKARIYA, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2015
    White Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    Sabo Issho, Kanazawa, Japan
  • 2014
    Nihonbashi Takashimaya 2F / Art Avenue, Tokyo, Japan
    Sabo Issho, Kanazawa, Japan
  • 2013
    gallery Ten, Ishikawa, Japan
  • 2011
    Ginza Mitsukoshi, Tokyo, Japan
    gallery Ten, Ishikawa, Japan
  • 2008
    GALERIE SOL, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2007
    GALERIE SOL, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2006
    GALLERY.S, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2005
    Gallery Yamaguchi, Tokyo, Japan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2023
    “Life in Art JAPAN CRAFT Primordial design - Enlightened by nature”, ATELIER MUJI, Tokyo, Japan
    "SHAPE, Kenichi Sasakawa/ Junsuke Inatomi Duo Exhibition", san galerie, Taiwan
    "GALLERY crossing The Viewing room "Perspective",GALLERY crossing, Gifu, Japan
  • 2022
    "Modern Japan Craft 22'」Public Record", Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2018
    "Double Reflection" Toyama Glass Art Musium, Toyama, Japan
    "Art Crafting Towards the Future Continued" Wako Hall, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2017
    Tenmaya gallery, Hiroshima, Japan
  • 2016
    Takashimaya, Japan
    Daiichi Museum, Aichi, Japan
    "CRAFT TREND FAIR 2016", COEX, Koria
  • 2015
    "Nature Creations -Flowers-", Spiral Garden,Tokyo, Japan
    "Tamabi Glass", Tama Art University Museum,Tokyo, Japan
    "Art Fair SAPPORO", from gallery ten, Sapporo, Japan
  • 2013
    "From The Kiln"Spiral Garden,Tokyo, Japan
    "Change of the glass III", gallery VOICE, Gifu, Japan
  • 2012
    "ART OSAKA2012" Osaka, Japan
    "KOBE Art marche 2012", Kobe, Japan
    "+Plus: The Art fair 003" Tokyo, Japan
  • 2011
    "Kenichi Sasakawa / Emi Sekino Duo Exhibition", Osaka Takashimaya, Osaka, Japan
    "Lineart - The art fair", Flanders Expo,Belgium
  • 2010
    "…", 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2009
    "Change of the glass", gallery VOICE, Gifu, Japan
  • 2008
    "Glass '08 in Japan, Y.G.Prize", Shibuya Tokyu Honten Art gallery, Tokyo
  • 2007
    "Allure of Japanese Glass", Pittsburg Glass Center, U.S.A

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Toyama Glass Art Museum, Toyama, Japan
Koganezaki Crystal Park, Shizuoka, Japan

AWARDS

  • 2008
    Toyama International Glass Exhibition vol.3, Merit Prize, Toyama, Japan
  • 2005
    New Glass Review 26, Selected Works, Corning Museum of Glass, U.S.A
    Toyama International Glass Exhibition vol.2, Selected Works,Toyama, Japan
  • 2004
    The International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2004,Honorable Mentions, Ishikawa, Japan