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Due to Ricca Okano’s solo exhibition being extended, which was scheduled to be held in May, we will introduce some of the works in a web exhibition. Ms. Okano has a studio in the middle of a quiet forest in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture. Her works are each different from one another, and are as if her various different ideas have been collaged together into a picture. Ms. Okano produces a wide range of artworks including bowls, objets d’art and paintings. While in her 20s, Ms Nagano realized she wanted to become a potter as soon as she touched clay for the first time, and dove straight into the world of pottery. She makes her artworks every day with the feeling that “the inspiration that comes from her varied, creative work evolves her expression of each individual piece of work”. The new work of this solo exhibition is called ‘Suisei’ (lit. ‘living in the water’). I took inspiration from the space inside an art gallery in Tokyo called ‘mizusai’. They explained to me “we are creating a life-form that inhabits a holy, natural spring as its final abode. It is covered with a ceramic glaze and floats in the water, reflecting various emotions and scenes. It controls the endless cycle of death and rebirth that connects life forces. It’s a very beautiful piece of work that conveys the fun of the shape, the moist texture between of the clay and the glaze, as well as the vitality of the water. Ms. Okano’s exhibition is scheduled for Saturday, January 9th to Sunday, January 17th, 2021. Further works that are currently being developed are also scheduled to be in the ‘mizusai’ lineup. We want as many people as possible to experience the mood that Ms. Okano’s work exhibits. For those who have purchased one of Ms. Okano’s artworks for ¥10,000 (excluding tax), we will give you one painting of the bottom photograph. (Unfortunately, you will not be able to choose which). As soon as they are gone, we will finish giving them out.







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1965 東京に生まれる
1985 共立女子短期大学卒業
2016 個展 [珈琲碗100|掌中小説:川端康成著作](Art Space 563|台北)
2017「3rd Discover The One Japanese Art」(Ashok Jain Gallery| N.Y)
2019 第9回大磯うつわの日(旧島崎藤村邸, a OISO La|大磯)[BRIDGE]巡回展 (Cube Gallery|東京) ( 紀伊国屋書店 サイアムパラゴン, バンコク伊勢丹|バンコク)

Award, Art Fair, etc.
2009 art KARLSRUHE 2009 (gallery SUDO|ドイツ)
2015 原始感覚美術祭2015
2017 第20回岡本太郎現代芸術賞展入選 (川崎市岡本太郎美術館)
2018 アーティスト イン レジデンス 箱根仙石原(星野リゾート 界 仙石原)

1965 Born in Tokyo, JAPAN
1985 Graduate from Kyoritsu Women’s Junior College
2016 Art Space 563|Taipei
2017 [3rd Discover The One Japanese Art] Ashok Jain Gallery|N.Y
2019 Oiso Utsuwa Days | Toson House, A OISO La|Oiso [BRIDGE]Group Exhibition (Cube Gallery|Tokyo) (Kinokuniya Siam Paragon, Isetan Bangkok|Bangkok)

Award, Art Fair, etc.
2009 Art Fair “art KARLSRUHE 2009” (Gallery SUDO|Germany)
2015 SHINANO Primitive Sense Art Festival 2015
2017 20th TARO Award -Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum|Kawasaki
2018 Artist in Residence HAKONE | Sengokuhara