Yoichi Ohira

Japanese, Born 1946

Kuwasawa Design School, Tokyo, 1969

Academy of Fine Arts, Venice, Italy, 1978

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2006          Yoichi Ohira: Art Gallery, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan

2005          Metamorphosis. Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, NY

                  A Japanese Whisper Over Venetian Glass: An Exhibition of Master Glassworks by Yoichi Ohira, Gallery Themes & Variations, London, UK

                  Yoichi Ohira: Art Gallery, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan

2004          Yoichi Ohira: Art Gallery, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan

                  Yoichi Ohira. Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, NY

2003          Yoichi Ohira. Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, NY

2002          Yoichi Ohira: A Phenomenon in Glass. Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, NY (catalogue)

2001          Yoichi Ohira: Vetri Veneziani di Ohira: Opacità e Trasparenze. Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, NY

                  Canti del Cuore. Fine Art Salon, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan

2000          Yoichi Ohira: Opacità e Trasparenze. Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, NY

                  Collezione: Metamorfosi. Fine Art Salon, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan

                  Yoichi Ohira:  Formes et Sensualité. Galerie Michel Giraud, Paris, France (catalogue)                                                                                                               

1999          Vetri Veneziani Ohira: Collezione Pasta Vitrea, Opacità e Trasparenze. Caffè Florian, Venice, Italy (catalogue)

                  Collezione Opacità e Trasparenze.  Fine Art Salon, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan

1998          Vetri Veneziani Ohira: Collezione Pasta Vitrea. Museo Correr, Venice, Italy (catalogue)

                  Collezione Pasta Vitrea. Fine Art Salon, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan

1997          Collezione Pastello. Fine Art Salon, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan

1996          Vetri Veneziani Ohira: Collezione “Pastello,” Caffè Florian. Venice, Italy (catalogue)

                  Collezione: Vetri a Filigrana. Fine Art Salon, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan

1995          New Glass a Venezia: Vetri d’Artista in Sette Gallerie. Galleria San Nicolò, Venice, Italy (catalogue)

                  Dialogo con il Vetro Veneziano. Fine Art Salon, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan

1994          Dialogo con il Vetro Veneziano. Galleria San Nicolò, Venice, Italy

                  Vetri Veneziani di Yoichi Ohira. Fine Art Salon, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan

1993          Vetri Veneziani di Yoichi Ohira. Fine Art Salon, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan

1992          Venezia e l’Oriente: Due culture, vetri e luce a Murano di Yoichi Ohira. Museo Civico, Padua, Italy  (catalogue)

                   Calici Veneziani di Yoichi Ohira. Fine Art Salon, Isetan, Tokyo, Japan

1990          Vetro Divino: Design del Bere in Trenta Calici Veneziani di Yoichi Ohira Palazzo Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy (catalogue)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011          Venice: 3 Artists | 3 Visions, Cristiano Bianchin, Yoichi Ohira, Laura de  Santillana, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (catalogue)

2010          Venice: 3 Artists | 3 Visions, Cristiano Bianchin, Yoichi Ohira, Laura de Santillana, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO; Naples Museum of Art, FL (catalogue)

2009          Venice: 3 Artists | 3 Visions, Cristiano Bianchin, Yoichi Ohira, Laura de Santillana, Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, NY (catalogue)

                  “… Fa come natura face in foco - Dante” 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice Pavilion, Venice, Italy (catalogue)

2007          One of a Kind: The Studio Craft Movement: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

                  Viva Vetro! Glass Alive! Venice and America: Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

                  Vetro D’Artista: Pallazo Congressi, Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

2006          Islands of Glass, The Art of Murano Glass 1920-2005: Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel

2005          Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection, Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC and The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN (catalogue)

2004          The Italian Influence in Contemporary Glass: The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

                  EaTable Glass: Ca’Rezzonico Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Venice, Italy

                  Vetri nel mondo oggi:  Esposizione internazionale d’arte. Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, Venice, Italy (catalogue)

                  Murano: Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA, and Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI (catalogue)

2003          Fragile-Laboratorio Anfora: Chiesa di S. Samuele, Venice, Italy

                  Murano: Glass From the Olnick Spanu Collection, The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA (catalogue)

2002          Glassway. Museo Archeologico Regionale, Aosta, Italy (catalogue)

2001          A Century of Design, Part IV: 1975-2000. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

                  Murano: Vetri dalla Collezione Olnick Spanu, Spazio Oberdan, Milan Italy (catalogue)

2000          Venetian Glass: The Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu Collection, American Craft Museum, New York, NY (catalogue)

                  Masters in Italian Glass 1900-2000. Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, NY

1998          New Traditions in Glass from Venice: Cristiano Bianchin, Yoichi Ohira and Laura de Santillana.  Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, NY(catalogue)

                  Venezia Aperto Vetro 1998: International New Glass. Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy

1996          Venezia Aperto Vetro: International New Glass. Museo Correr and Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy (catalogue)

1995          L’art du Verre à Murano au XXème Siècle. Passage du Ritz, Paris, France (catalogue)
 

Selected Museums and Public Collections

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, NY

Koganezaki Glass Museum, Shizuoka, Japan

Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Germany

Microsoft Art Collection, U.S.A.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France

Museo del Vetro, Murano, Venice, Italy

Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
 

Awards

2009         Moët-Hennessy Pavilion of Art & Design, London Prize   

2001          Rakow Commission awarded by the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

1987          Premio Murano “Premio Selezione” Prize

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