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Takeyoshi Mitsui

光井 威善
Glass Artist • 1987 –

A glass artist living in Toyama Prefecture. A good glass blower who is pursuing new expressions with a unique color sense.

BASED IN
Toyama Prefecture

POINT OF VIEW

Facing directly at the glass kiln, Mr. Mitsui’s figure overlaps his freshly made works. Each series of motion taking shape slowly, it seems like the body temperature is quietly being poured into the cold glass.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

1987

Born in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

2009

Awarded the 4th Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition in Sanyo Onoda, Mayor prize.

2012

Master of Crafts, Graduate School of Art, Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts.

2012

Worked for Toyama Glass Studio

2016

Became independent

2016

Solo exhibition “SENSE” (Artist-in-residence Canberra Glassworks / Australia)

2017

Awarded the 56th Japan Crafts Exhibition, U35 prize.

2018

Solo exhibition “bottle people” (STYLE MEETS PEOPLE / Tokyo Midtown)

2018

Solo exhibition ”Takeyoshi Mitsui Glass Exhibition” (Ecru+HM / Tokyo)

2018

Group exhibition “Glas- Gefäß-Objekt”(Neues Museum Nuremberg / Germany)

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