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Koji Usaka

Usaka Koji became famous for his 'Akae' fine red illustrations and the organic structures in his works. Moving between his base in Hakodate, his wood fired kiln in Kagawa and occasionally going back to Tochigi where he opened his first studio, he has continued to make a name for himself, most notably with his striking Mt. Fuji patterns.

Usaka's unique and quirky designs make each and every one of his pieces charismatic and unique. As a result, no matter where in the world you happen to come across his works, each one is instantly recognisable and should be cherished. 


1956   Born in Kagawa Prefecture
1980   Studio-Oval was established in Motegi, Tochigi Prefecture
1983   Exhibition Bajitofu (Gallery Jonaisaka Mashiko)
1990   The First Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramic Arts
            (Kasama Nichido Museum of Art)
            Exhibition Creation and Groups
            (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum)
1992   THE WALL Exhibition
            (Kyoto Mitsukoshi, Awajicho-Gallery)
1994   La Pafum (Galerie kouki Paris)
1996   Studio-Oval was relocated to Hakodate City, Hokkaido
            Solo Exhibition (every year)
            (Moegi Gallery M’S Mashiko)
2000   Solo Exhibition (every year)
            (Gallery Shun Tokyo)
2001   Solo Exhibition
            (Tokyo American Club Genkan Gallery Tokyo)
2003   Solo Exhibition (05, 07, 09, 11, 13)
            (Mitsukoshi Gallery Sapporo)
2011   Southen Hokkaido Artists in the 21th Century
            (Hokadate Museum of Art Hokkaido)
2012   Solo Exhibition
            (Mitsukoshi Gallery Fukuoka)
2014   Solo Exhibition
            (Gallery Fuuro Mejiro)
2017  Grenville Room (British Museum)

Frequent participation in numerous solo and group exhibitions

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