OISHI Sayaka

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1980 Born in Kyoto
Present Part time lecturer, Kyoto Seika University of Arts
2004 M.F.A., Kyoto City University of Arts

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Sayaka Oishi -binary-, The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park Gallery, Shiga
2018 We, The Great, Silver Shell, Tokyo
2013 Oishi Sayaka, Kyoto Takashimaya, Kyoto
2009 Oishi Sayaka, Kyoto Daimaru, Kyoto

Group Exhibitions

2020 TARO award, Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum, Kanagawa
2019 Expression of Flowers in Japanese Ceramic Art, The Shigaraki Ceramic CulturalPark, Shiga
Korean International Ceramic Biennale 2019, Icheon Ceramic Utopia, Korea
Kikuchi biennale Ⅷ, Musée Tomo, Tokyo
2018 Contemporary Vessels for Tea Ceremony, Hagi
2017 Thematic Exhibition in Gwangju GICB2017, Gwangju Gonjiam Ceramic Park, Korea
12th Paramita Museum Ceramic Award Competition, Yokkaichi
2016 Contemporary Ceramic Hagi Art Award Exhibition, Hagi
2015 Myer x Shigaraki Ceramic Exhibition, The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Siga / Frederic Meyer Meijer Gardens, Michigan Kyoten, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
Chozansho Award, Tokoname Ceramic Art Exhibition for Free Forms, INAX Live Museum, Aichi
2014 Chozansho Award, Tokoname Ceramic Art Exhibition for Daily Life, INAX Live Museum, Aichi
2013 Kobe Biennale, Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition
  • Reunion Award, Kyoto City University of Arts
  • Excellent Award, Tachikichi Craft Competition
  • Chozansho Award, Tokoname Ceramic Art Exhibition, Siver Award, Myer x Shigaraki Ceramic Exhibition
  • Director’s Encouragement Award, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • Chozansho Award, Ceramic Art Exhibition, The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo
  • Honorable Mention, Contemporary Ceramic Hagi Art Award Exhibition
  • Hagi Uragami Museum
  • Hen Hyang Lim Onggi Museum, Korea
  • Icheon world ceramic center, Korea
  • The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Siga
  • The subject of my work is “decoration”. I understand “decoration” enables me to express indescribably complicated emotions and it is indispensable to human beings. At the same time that I entrust my own complicated emotions to “decoration”, I give the finishing touches with my characteristic worldview intermingling with parts of human body, plants, animals and also inorganics one another. That is the reason why I have grown up in the polytheism circumstances where god is believed to exist in everything in the rich nature.

    Moreover I am conscious of the existence of a kind of “order” in the “decoration” with this unique worldview. I think it is the same as order existing in the ebb and flow, breathing and pulse. I suppose I can also call it “rhythm”. I believe my works will resonate in everyone’s heart regardless of religion by cherishing this primordial “order”.

    In the process of creating ceramics I experience the micro world touching the clay particles with fingers and the macro world by gravity from the glaze flow discovered through firing. Accepting, taking advantage of this experience and creating the works I only can do, I will see the primordial “order” just like breathing or ebb and flow embodied in my works. Moreover this order will sublimate the emotional expression of "decoration" into more essential and higher sympathy with viewers. I sincerely hope that my “decoration” will provide a good chance for people present at my exhibition to sympathize each other transcending the difference of language, race, or religion.