MASUDA Toshiya

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1999 B.F.A. Osaka University of Arts
1977 Born in Osaka

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Sweet Memories, Shinjuku Takashimaya, Tokyo
2016 Yin and Yan, Volta New York (presented by Gallery Kogure)
2015 10th Art Fair Tokyo, Tokyo (Mitochu Koeki booth)
2014 The Scene the other day, Space Ohara, Gifu
2013 Gallery HAKU3, Osaka (’10,’08)
Marvelous Sens, pARa:site, Ishikawa
2012 Shinjuku Takashimaya, Tokyo
2010 Gallery Haneusagi room4, Kyoto
2006 Gallery SUZUKI, Kyoto
Gallery Haku, Osaka (’05)

Group Exhibitions

2016 OSAKA E-MON 2016, Osaka Takashimaya, Osaka
Rencontre, The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo
Art of Ultraman, Ultraman x Shinjuku Takashimaya, Shinjuku Takashimaya, Tokyo
2015 Dialogue with Materials: Contemporary Japanese Arts and Crafts, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey
10th Paramita Ceramic Competition, Paramita Museum, Mie
MUTA Yoka x MASUDA Toshiya, Art Space Kin Jyo Koo Kan, Taipei, Taiwan
2014 Aesthetic Premonition - Metamorphose, Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya, Osaka
Goodbye Traditions, Micheko Galerie, Muenchen
Dialogue with Materials: Contemporary Japanese Arts and Crafts, Ahmed Adnen Saygun Sanat Merkezi, Izmir, Turkey
Group Exhibition, Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Tokyo
Art Fair Tokyo (Mitochu Koeki)
2013 Not showing off - elaboration, Spriral Garden, Tokyo
la decoration, Nihonbashi Takashimaya, Tokyo
2012 Ceramic Proposition 2012, JR Osaka Mitukoshiisetan, ART Kaihouku, Osaka
Ceramic Proposition 2010, Gallery HAKU,Gallery HAKU3, Osaka ('11 ’10)
Special Exhibition, AHAF Young artists, The Westin Chosun Hotel, Korea
ART KYOTO 2012, Hyougemonomm Hotel Monterey, Kyoto
2011 Re:Present, LA Mart 12th Floor, LA Mart, Los Angeles, CA
Wabi Savvy, A Satellite Exhibition of Gateway Japan Curated by Torrance Art Museum, JAUS pronounced 'house', Los Angeles, CA
Artist’ Play Hearts, Ban Garow, Osaka ('10, '09, '08, ’07)
RT KYOTO 2012, Yokart, Hotel Monterey, Kyoto
2010 Hyakkaryoran, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art Gallery, Hyogo ('09)
+PULS Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair, Yokart, Tokyo Art Club, Tokyo
2008 Kyoto Art & Craft New Exhibition, The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto
gallerism 2008, Osaka Contemporary Art Center,Osaka
2007 Figurative, Gallery HAKU3,Osaka
Kobe Biennial, Kobe American Park, Kobe. Hyogo
The 19th Japanese Ceramic Art Exhibition, Daimaru Museum, Tokyo/Osaka
2006 Kyo-Ten, Kyoto Museum of Art, Kyoto
P&E Exhibition, ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
2005 The 7th International Pottery Exhibition Mino, Ceramic Park MINO, Gifu
ASAHI Ceramic Art Exhibition, Nagoya ('04)
Choza Prize Ceramic Art Exhibition, Tokoname Gymnasium, Aichi and Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya( '03)
Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sundays Exhibition, Tenmabashi Kouun Gallery, Osaka ('04,'03)
2004 YUHO Exhibition 2004: Summer will come!, HEIWA PAPER Co.,LTD Paper Voice Gallery
ZENKANSAI Art Exhibition, Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, Osaka('01)
2002 ITAMI International Craft Exhibition: Shuki-Shuhaidai, The Museum of Arts & Crafts,ITAMI, Hyogo and The Osaka Municipal Craft Park, Osaka
59 persons Clock Exhibition, GALLRY Kitanozaka, Kobe
Imitation Exhibition, GALLRY Kitanozaka, Kobe
Fascinated Classic SHIRAYUKI: Shuki-Shuhaidai Exhibition, Shirayuki brewery village CHOJU-GURA 2F Gallery, Hyogo
Materials Process Technology Center Thing Contest, Materials Process Technology Center, Tokyo ('01)
Sano Renaissance Casying Exhibition, Sano City Cultural Center, Tochigi, ('00)
2001 Fuji Fire & Marine Art Space 2001 , Kansai International Airport, Osaka and Fuji Fire & Marine, Osaka
2000 Life culture exhibition of south wind, Hotel KYOCERA KTS SATI Gallery, Kagoshima and Tree and Life Culture Museum, Kagoshima


2005 Special Jury Prize, The 7th International Pottery Exhibition Mino Ceramic Art Section
2003 Choza Prize, The 26th Choza Prize Ceramic Art Exhibition, Avan-garde Category
2002 Honorable Mention, Monozukuri Contest, The 9th Materials Process Technology
2001 Encouragement Award, Monozukuri Contest, The 9th Materials Process Technology
2000 Grand Prix, Exhibition of Waza, Waza
1999 Excellent Award, Exhibition of Waza, Waza


Banryuji, Tokyo, Tokyo
The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo
Museum of Anadolu University, Eskishehir, Turky

Artist Statement

We come to make a judgment based on what we experienced and knowledge acquired over the years. However some of these experiences and knowledge became a preconception.

Real sense from touchable materials such as clay, glaze, vessels, hue and texture will come to your mind when you think about ceramic art. Degital images that you can’t touch such as TV games will come to your mind when you think about CG.

The image gap between CG that does not have actual texture and presence and ceramics that have both. I believe the mysterious feeling that the image gap engenders will be a door step to think about the reality of modern days: Virtual world (imaginary) and Real world (substantial).