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Chiemi Ogura

小倉 智恵美
Bamboo Craft Artist • 1982 –

A bamboo craft artist living in Kyoto. One of the features of her works is the delicate weaving. By making the most of the beauty of traditional patterns through weaving and decorative techniques, she continues to create works that are close to Japan’s nature.

BASED IN
Kyoto Prefecture
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POINT OF VIEW

Ms. Ogura’s love for Japan’s nature and tradition appears through the delicate and elegant weaves. Pursuing a universal beauty, she takes each expression seriously. As a result, her works resonate within the hearts of people, like flowers that bloom gracefully.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

1982

Born in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

2004

Graduated from Traditional Arts Super College of Kyoto, Bamboo crafts Department

Started a workshop in Kyoto with classmates

2010

Selected for “The Exhibition of Bamboo Artists in Kyoto” at Takashimaya Kyoto store

2011

Became independent

2013

Selected for “On the Way to the Future: 12 newcomers of Art, Craft and Design” at Kyoto Institute of Technology

2014

Invited and exhibited at Japan Expo Paris WABI SABI Pavilion

2015

Bangle and Ring of Kyoto Basketry Accessory Series awarded “OMOTENASHI Selection”

Solo exhibition at Isetan Shinjuku main store

2018

Exhibited at “Shokunin: Five Kyoto Artisans Look to the Future” at Portland Japanese Garden, US

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