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Tetsuya Yamada

Biography to Display: 

1968Born Tokyo, Japan

1994Immigrated, United States of America

EDUCATION

1990BFA Studio Art, Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan

1995Post Baccalaureate Certificate, Ceramics, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

1997MFA Studio Art, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

2002Certificate, Architecture Summer Program, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

APPRENTICESHIPS & RESIDENCIES

 2002Short Term Residency, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

2004-2005Artist in Residence, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2009Short Term Residency, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

2010Short Term Residency, European Ceramic Work Centre, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1990-1994Studio Director, Nippon Togei, Tokyo, Japan

1998-1999Visiting Assistant Professor, Art Department, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois

1999-2003Assistant Professor, Art Department, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois

2003–2008Assistant Professor, Department of Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2008—Associate Professor, Department of Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Tetsuya Yamada is known for wheel-thrown or hand-built high fired porcelain vessel forms; multimedia sculpture and installation art. Yamada's early works were vessel forms. Works are finished using a variety of earth toned glazes.

In later work Yamada uses the vessel conceptually in installation art. At times, with mixed media sculptures, ceramics is one minor element, while at other times, ceramic is not used at all. Discussing his mid-career conceptual practice, Yamada states, “I am intrigued by the great potential within simple/mundane objects, which contrasts with the complexity of society. And sometimes these simple and mundane objects can offer me such meaningful questions that I keep searching for this kind of moment in my daily life.”[1]

[1] https://albertini2014.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/heart-of-lightness/ (08/11/2018 4:40p.m.)

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas

Boyton Health Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Korea Ceramic Foundation, Gyeonggi, South Korea

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas

The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Abbe, Marry. “Spotlight: Scrap and Commuter at MIA.” Star Tribune, December 26, 2009

Albertini, Rosanna. “ Tetsuya Yamada from Minneapolis: Magnetic Needle, 2014,” Albertini 2014 The Kite, 2014, https://albertini2014.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/magnetic-needle-pointing-north/.

Archer, John. Commuter: Installation by Tetsuya Yamada. Minneapolis, MN: Minneapolis Art Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2009.

Danto, Arthur C. “Tetsuya Yamada’s Morice.” New York, NY: Nauman Fine Art LLC., 2007.

____________.  THE AESTHETICS OF REPETITION: TETSUYA YAMADA’S CHANT: BEYOND THE READY MADE. Minneapolis, MN: Franklin Art Works, 2006.

____________. Externization 13. Art Moves. exhibition catalog. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, 2003.

Gilmore, Jonathan. “Tetsuya Yamada at Francis Naumann.” Art in America (October 2007).

Goodbody, Bridget L. “Art in Review.” New York Times, April 20, 2007.

McClemont, Doug. “Tetsuya Yamada at Yoshii.” ARTnews (January 2011).

Twylene, Moyer. “Review.” Sculpture 20 (December 2001).

 

 

 

Vessel
Date: ca 1990s
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware, Mixed Media
Method: Hand Built
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection

Citation: Kuratnick, Jeffrey. "The Marks Project." Last modified October 29, 2018. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/yamada