Introduction

I am always inspired with botanical shape when I make my own glass works. I am thinking the capability of using glass material and I am interesting in making a symbolic form. The work “Black and Green Reef-shape Vessel ” is made with glass Hot-Work technique and Kiln-Work technique to express vital energies of plants my surroundings.

Position
  • Professor of Tokyo University of the Arts, Vice Dean
  • Division : Division of Glass
  • Department : Department of Crafts
  • Faculty : Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Academic : Degree Bachelor of Fine Art, Tokyo University of the Arts
Career
1984 Studied Blowing Glass and Casting Glass in Pilchuck School (Seattle, U.S.A.)
1985-2001 Designer, Iwata Glass Co., Ltd.
2001-2003 Senior Lecturer, Art&Design, Bunsai Art College
2003.4 Research Associate, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
2006 Part-time Lecturer, Yamawaki Bijutsu Senmon Gakuin
2006-2007 Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
2007.4-2011.3 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
2011.4 Associate Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
2015.4 Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
Exhibitions
1985 Glass Works of Two Artists (Glass Gallery Kudan)
1986 The International Exhibition of Glass Craft ’86 (Kanazawa).
1988 The International Exhibition of Glass Craft ’88 (Kanazawa).
1990 Japanese Glass Exhibition 1990, J.G.A.A (Grand Gallery, Odakyu Department Store, Tokyo)
1990 Glass Works: A City, Animals, Plants (Gallery of Iwata Glass Co., Ltd.)
1991 “Kaze Exhibition” (Sumida Riverside Hall Gallery).
1991 The Four Artists: Glassware Exhibition (Gallery Ghiburi)
1991 “GHIBLI COLLECION Ruri Iwata&Nobuyuki Fujiwara”
1992 The Collection: Gifts from Artists (Art Forum Yanaka)
1992 Glass Works: A Shape of a Plant, A Shape of an Animal (Mitsukoshi Department Store Gallery, Shinjuku, Tokyo), presented in 1995 as well.
1995 “Three Artists in Iwata Glass company” (Matsuya Ginza Gallery)
1995 Glass Works: A Shape of a Plant, A Shape of an Animal (Mitsukoshi Department Store Gallery, Shinjuku, Tokyo), presented in 1995 as well.
1995 Nobuyuki Fujiwara One Man Show (Art Forum Yanaka)
1996 Itoko Iwata + Inside 3 Glass Works Exhibition (Tobu Department Store Gallery, Funabashi, Chiba) – (annually through 2000)
1997 Asahi Modern Crafts Exhibition (Yurakucho, Tokyo).
1997 Works with Solid Glass Exhibition (Glass Gallery Kranis).
1997 Group Exhibition with Itoko Iwata (Sogo Department Store Gallery, Kashiwa, Chiba)
1997 Glass Works: A Shape of a Plant, A Shape of an Animal (Keio Gallery, Shinjuku, Tokyo)
1998 “Lu Luvis Glass Works: Flames of Luvis – Red and Blue,” (Lu Luvis, Marunouchi, Tokyo)
1998 “Dreams, Colors, Shapes – Glass Works,” (Matsuya Department Store Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo)
1999 Glass Works (Gallery Okumura)
1999 Glass Exhibition of two artists (Gallery Iori)
1999 “Parties, Glass wear, Hospitality” (Wako Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo)
2001 Natural Warm Winter 2001 (Gallery InterNatural Garden)
2002 Glass Works(Gallery InterNatural Garden)
2002 Glass Works Exhibition (Takashimaya Department Store Gallery, S.C. Entrance Hall, Futako-Tamagawa, Tokyo)
2003 KOGEI-A View of a Century of Modern Japanese Crafts.(The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts)
2003 “Glass Works” (Gallery Garaku)
2004 “Glass Creators from Tokyo University of the Arts” (The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Chinretukan Gallery)
2005 “International Exchange Exhibition 2005” (Daegu Univ. Museum, South Korea)
2005 “10th Glass ’05 in Japan” JGAA(Tokyu Department Store/ Koganezaki Crystal Park)
2005 “Sorezore no Kogei Exhibition” Gallery Garaku
2005 “Glass Works” (Keio Gallery, Shinjuku, Tokyo)
2006 “Wataru Hayashi glass art course exhibition” (The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Chinretukan Gallery)
2006 “Glass Works” (Keio Gallery, Shinjuku, Tokyo)
2007 Japanese Art “ima” Tokyo University of fine arts The120th anniversary exhibition (Nipponbashi Mitsukoshi )
2007 “Selected Exhibition JGAA” (Wako Gallery, Ginza)
2007 “International Exchange Exhibition 2007” (Daegu Univ. Museum, South Korea)
2007 “Glass Works” (Keio Gallery, Shinjuku, Tokyo)
2008 “Hsinchu City International Glass Art Festival” (Taiwan)
2008 “11th Glass ‘08 in Japan” JGAA (Tokyu Department Store / Koganezaki Crystal Park / Fujita Kyohei Prize)
2009 “Glass Exhibition” (ars gallery)
2009 “4th Koganezaki VESSELS” (Koganezaki Glass Museum /Honorable Mentions)
2009 “International Exchange Exhibition 2009” (Daegu Univ. Museum, South Korea)
2009 “The Exhibition of imece 2009″ (Anadolu University, Turkey)
2010 “Glass Art 2010 / Selected Exhibition JGAA” (Wako Gallery, Ginza)
2010 “Hsinchu City International Glass Art Festival” (Taiwan)
2010 “The international Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa 2010″ (Kanazawa /Honorable Mentions)
2011 “Glass Art Today/ Selected Exhibition JGAA” (Nipponbashi Mitsukoshi )
2012 “International Exchange Exhibition 2012” (Daegu Univ. Museum, South Korea)
2012 “12th Glass ‘12 in Japan” JGAA (Dikanyama Hillside Terrace / Koganezaki Crystal Park / Fujita Kyohei Prize)
【Educational Activities】Courses
2006 Glass technique 1(Graduate Courses)
2006 Glass technique 2(Graduate Courses)
2006 Glass technique 3(Graduate Courses)
2006 Glass crafts seminar(Undergraduate Courses/Graduate Courses)
2006 Craft work theories(Undergraduate Courses)
2006 (Undergraduate Courses)
2006 Graduate works(Graduate Courses)