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Personal Data:
Birthdate: February 18, 1958
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Family Background: Great-grandson of Tomonobu Kano
(1843-1912), a famous 'nihonga' (Japanese traditional
painting) painter of the Kano school. Tomonobu is known
for founding a majors department in nihonga at Tokyo
National University of Fine Arts and College.

Education:
May toJune 1993
  
Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, U.S.A.
Acquired a scholarship to study coldworking and cutting
techniques under Professor Thomas Tisch.

April 1990 toMarch 1992

Tokyo Glass Art Institute, Kanagawa, Japan

Studied 15 techniques of glass art, such as glass blowing, pate de verre and
copper-wheel engraving, under Professors Tsuneo Yoshimizu,
 Takeichi Aono and Yukio Aoki.

April 1976 toMarch 1980

Wako University, Tokyo, Japan

Majored in Nihonga painting (Fine Arts Course, Humanities Department)
under Professor Yasuro Ueno. Also studied Design, Photography and
Silk Screen Painting under Professors Akiko Uehara, Yuichi Ono and Juichi Saito.

Experience:

August 1996 to present

Glass Art Class Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan

Opened a school to teach pate de verre, fusing, slumping and casting.

April 1995 to present
   
Kano Glass Studio, Yamanashi, Japan

Relocated studio/workshop to Yamanashi prefecture.

Nov. 1988 toMay 1989
 
Prieto Estevan Studio, San Francisco, U.S.A.

Continued producing works of art through glass blowing technique.
Also visited other studios in the U.S..

July 1988
    
Kano Glass Studio, Tokyo, Japan

Returned to Japan to set up a pate de verre studio in Tokyo.

Oct. 1987
June 1988     
Prieto Estevan Studio, San Francisco, U.S.A.

Produced original works of art through glass blowing technique.

April 1986 to Sep. 1987
       
Attended various classes to study glass, mainly blowing
 and pate de verre.

April 1981 to
March 1986 
Mothers Company Limited, Tokyo, Japan
Assistant Producer for TV commercial production.

April 1980 toMarch 1981
 
Aoi Promotion Company Limited, Tokyo, Japan

Production Manager for TV commercial production.


Exhibitions & Awards
1986
Participated in [Pate de verre Exhibition] held at 'Gallery Espase Zet,' Tokyo, Japan.

Participated in [Pa te de verre Exhibition] held at Tokyu Department Store, Tokyo, Japan.

1987
Participated in [Japan Pate De Verre Exhibition] held at 'Glass Gallery Kudan,' Tokyo, Japan.

Participated in [Ande Pandant] held at 'Glass Gallery Kudan,' Tokyo, Japan.

1988
Participated in [Fourth Annual Japan Pate De Verre Exhibition]
held at 'Glass Gallery Kudan,' Tokyo, Japan.

Participated in [International Exhibition of Craft '88] held in Kanazawa, Japan.

One of the winners of [Glass Review 9] held at 'Corning Museum,' New York, U.S.A.

1989
Received invitation to participate in [Japanese Contemporary Glass Exhibition]
held at the International Trade Fair, Hamburg, Germany

Received invitation to participate in [International Pate de Verre Exhibition]
held at 'Glass Gallery Belkman,' Coburge, Germany

Received invitation to participate in [Japan Contemporary Glass Exhibition]
held at Hamburg Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

Participated in [Japanese Glass Artists' Exhibition] held at 'Maruzen,' Tokyo, Japan

1990
One of the winners of [International Exhibition of Glass Craft '90] held in Kanazawa, Japan

One of the winners of [Japan Young Glass Exhibition'90] held at 'IGS,' Tokyo, Japan

One of the awardwinners of [Tokyo Glass Art Exhibition '90] held in Tokyo, Japan

1991

Awardwinner of [Japan Glass Art Exhibition] held at 'Central Museum of Art,' Tokyo, Japan.

One of the winners of [Japan Glass Exhibition'91] held at 'IGS,' Tokyo, Japan.

1992
One of the winners of [International Exhibition of Glass Crafts '92] held in Kanazawa, Japan.

One of the winners of [Japan Glass Exhibition'92] held at 'IGS,' Tokyo, Japan.
Received from the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

One of the winners of [International Exhibition of Crafts '92] held in Kanazawa, Japan.

Participated in a group exhibition held at 'JC Gallery,' Ikebukuro Seibu Department Store, Japan.

Received invitation from 'Prague Manes Gallery' to participate in
[Glass Exhibition for the Goodwill of Japan and Czechoslovakia],
held in the Republic of Czechoslovakia.

1993
Received invitation from Machida City Museum to participate in
[Czechoslovakia-Japan Goodwill Glass Exhibition] held in Tokyo, Japan.

One of the winners of [IGS International Exhibition of Glass Formative Exhibition]
held in Tokyo, JapanD

1994

Participated in [Glassworks Two Persons Exhibition]
held at 'Gallery Hirakawa, Ohita Prefecture, Japan.

Participated in [Art Works III On Desktop Space Group Exhibition]
held at Ikebukuro Seibu Department Store, Tokyo, Japan.

Participated in [Art Works On Desktop Space Group Exhibition]
held at Inui Gallery, Ashikaga, Japan.

Participated in [Glass and Three Artists Exhibition] held at 'Gallery Van De Trou,' Tokyo, Japan.

Participated in [Fire Exhibition] held at Kenchou Temple, Kamakura, Japan.

1995
Received invitation from the President of the National Glass Center to
participate in [Japanese Glass Exhibition] held in La Granja, Spain.

Participated in [Contemporary Glass and Ryusei Style Flower Arrangement Exhibition]
held at Contemporary Art NIKI, Tokyo, Japan.

1996
Participated in [Art Works IV On Desktop Space Group Exhibition]
held at 'Contemporary Art NIKI,' Tokyo, Japan.


1997

Participated in [Art Works V On Desktop Space Group Exhibition]
held at Contemporary Art NIKI,' Tokyo, Japan.

Held own exhibition ['Yadoru' Tomohiro Kano '97] at 'Contemporary Art NIKI,' Tokyo, Japan.

Participated in [Art Works VI on Desktop Space Group Exhibition]
held at 'Contemporary Art NIKI,' Tokyo, Japan.

1998
Participated in [Glass Objects VI ] held at 'Gallery Nakama, 'TokyoCJapan.

Received invitation from You Hall, Gunma Prefecture ,Japan to participate
in [Japan Contemporary Artists Exhibition].

Received invitation to participate in [One Part of Japan Contemporary Glass Exhibition] at
the Contemporary Ceramics Museum, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

Received invitation to develop [Gate] as a monument for 'Rainbow 2000'at Doshi, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.

Received invitation to develop [0-point] as a monument for 'Festival Tokyo'held at
Ariake Big Site, Tokyo, Japan.

Participated in [The Moisture of Glass] at Gallery Nanorium, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.

1999
Developed [Gate] as a monument for 'Rainbow 2000'at Doshi, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.

Received invitation to participate in [Japan's Glass 2000 Exhibition] at Suntory Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

Held own exhibition ['KUUKI'Tomohiro Kano '99] at 'Contemporary Art NIKI,' Tokyo, Japan.

Received invitation to participate in [Japan's Glass 2000 Exhibition] at Tenpouzan Suntory Museum,
Osaka, Japan (Second series of the exhibition held in Tokyo).

Participated in [Art Works IIX on Desktop Space Group Exhibition] held at 'Contemporary Art NIKI,' Tokyo, Japan.

2000
Participated in [Materials-Emerging Visions] held at 'Masuda Studio,' Tokyo, Japan.


Received invitation to participate in [The Ground Swell 2000] held in fThe Collective Art Consious Festivalf at Niijima, Tokyo,Japan.

Participated in [christmas@artist] Held at Gallery Saitoann, Yamaguchi, Japan.

2001
Participated in [Art Works IIIX on Desktop Space Group Exhibition] held at 'Contemporary Art NIKI,' Tokyo, Japan.

Participated in [Materials-Emerging Visions 14th] held at 'Masuda Studio,' Tokyo, Japan.

2002
Received invitation to participate in [Contemporary Japanese Crafts : Materials and Way of Formative Thinking] held at 'Petronas Gallery,' Malaysia and 'National Gallery,' Indonesia. (planning: The National Museum of Modaern Art & The Japan Foundation)

2003
Received invitation to participate in [Contemporary Glass Art Irradiation Exhibition] held at 'Contemporary Art NIKI,' Tokyo, Japan.


Held own exhibition ['TOHKA' Tomohiro Kano '03] at 'KANO glass studio,' Tokyo, Japan.

Participated in [A History of Modern Crafts from the Museum Collection] held at
'Crafts Gallery, The National Museum of Modern Art,' Tokyo, Japan.

2004
Participated in [Do touch the Sculpture] held at 'NOBUTAI Gallety,' Niigata, Japan
Participated in [ART/ROOM] held at 'Art Front Gallery,' Tokyo, Japan

2005
Held own exhibition ['amorphous' Tomohiro Kano '05] at 'Gallery high-kyo,' Tokyo, Japan.
One of the award winners of mThe illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan '05n held in Tokyo, Japan


2006

Held own exhibition [HOSTEL] at 'LAFORET HOTEL,' Tokyo, Japan.

Held ownexhibition [COLLABORATION KANO TOMOHIRO & FEDERICO BUCCELLATI] at eRoppongi KOKAIDO,fTokyo Japan.

2008
Received invitation to participate in mWHISPERED PRAYERS Exhibitionn held in '21_21 DESIGIN SIGHT' at Mid Town, Tokyo, Japan.

2009
Received invitation to participate in mMetamorphosed of Glassn held in 'gallary VOICE' at Tajimi-city, Gifu, Japan.
Charity exhibition to participate in mLIGHTING OBJET 2009n held in 'Marunouchi' at Tokyo Japan.

2010
Participated in [MONO-GAKU society for the study of sense in value exhibition] held at 'Kyoto university synthetic museum,' Kyoto, Japan

Participated in [Tokyo National Museum of modern Art museum Collection]held at 'Kagawa Museum / Ehime The Museum of Art Ehime' Kagawa / Ehime Japan.

Received invitation to participate in16 Contemporary Glass Works held in 'gallery ORIE' at Tokyo, Japan.

Participated in [MONOKEIRO-Mono to Mono]held at 'Kyohakuin' Kyoto, Japan.


2011
Participated in [MONOKEIRO-contemporary art's blind spot : Spirit signs into art]held at 'Yukososha' Kyoto, Japan.

2012
Participated in [HERITAGE-Japanese Works of Art by Contemporary Artists] held at eOnishi Gallery fNY,US.
Held ownexhibition [cosmogony] at eshina,fKyoto Japan.
Received invitation to participate in [BIWAKO BIENNALE 2012] held at 'Omihachiman' Shiga, Japan.

2014
Received invitation to participate in [BIWAKO BIENNALE 2014] held at 'Omihachiman' Shiga, Japan.
Held ownexhibition [cosmogony] at eMotoazabu gallery,fTokyo Japan.

2015
Participated in [Kyoto Contemporary Art Network Exhibition 2015]held at 'Kitano-Tenmangu Shrine' Kyoto, Japan.

Public Collections:

Kitazawa Museum, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
President of the National Glass Center, La Granja, Segovia, Spain
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan.
Myoshinji, Kyoto, Japan.

Museum of Glass, Shanghai, China

Commission work
Ohoshimatubaki inc. Tokyo, Japan
Hotel La Foret Shin-Osaka, Shin-Osaka, Japan
Kaihoro (Architect : Kengo Kuma), Atami, Japan
Ise Shima International Conference Building (managed by the Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications), Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Tokyu Harvest Club Kyukaruizawa, Nagano, Japan
Entrance monument at Business Port Systems Inc., Tokyo, Japan
40th anniversary memorial monument at ROYAL inc. Tokyo, Japan
Agnes Garden Churchi, Oita, Japan
Tokoy Shiodome Building, Tokyo, Japan
Park Court Akasaka The Tower,(managed by Mitsui Fudosan Residetial Co., Ltd.), Tokyo,Japan LE NOUVEL ARDMOR(Architect: Jean Nouvelj,Ardmore Park, Singapore
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