AKIKO KURIHARA     栗原章子

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

education and career

2004-2010     education: Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Schmuck und Gerät, diploma, Munich Germany, Prof.Otto Künzli

1999-2004     career: lecturer at Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, Tokyo Japan

1998-1999     education: Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry, Tokyo Japan

1996-1998     education: Yamanashi Institute of Gemology and Jewelry Art, Kofu Japan

1975               born in Sapporo Japan

awards and scholarship

​2018     27th International silver art competition -Illusion-, the 2nd prize and the Joachim Sokólski Award, Poland

2010     Meisterschüler Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Germany

2007     Stipendien des Bayer Staatsministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst für Ausländische Studierende, Germany

1998     16th Asahi modern craft exhibition, the 3rd prize, Japan

1997     25th International pearl design contest, the 3rd prize, Japan

public collection

Alice and Louis Koch Ring Collection, Switzerland

Gallery of art in Legnica, Poland

Gallery Marzee, Holland

exhibitions

2019     DON'T FEED THEM (solo exhibition) / Gallery Funaki, Melbourne Australia

             presentation at FRAME (by Gallery Annick Zufferey) / Handwerksmesse, Munich Germany

             the thorns of jewelry / Hole in the wall, Tokyo Japan

2018     Asking for the moon (solo exhibition) / Gallery Annick Zufferey, Carouge Switzerland 

             The Language of Things: Meaning and Value in Contemporary Jewellery / The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt New Zealand

             27th International silver art competition -Illusion- / Gallery of art in Legnica, Legnica Poland

             THINKING HANDS #01 / Irene Belfi gallery, Milan Italy

​             presentation at Collective Design Fair (by Sienna Patti Contemporary) / New York USA​

             presentation at FRAME (by Gallery Annick Zufferey) / Handwerksmesse, Munich Germany

             Oh Be A Fine Girl, Kiss Me! (curated by Valentina Romen and Annalisa Rosso) / Milan Italy

2017     jewelry exhibition / Nobana art work in Ginza, Tokyo Japan

             Non è Una Libellula -Arte Contemporanea e Manufatti- / uno spazio su misura, Milan Italy

             Quand les perles sortent du rang / Gallery Annick Zufferey, Carouge Switzerland 

             icons at play / Brooklyn Metal Works, New York USA

             mai più senza / mare culturale urbano, Milan Italy

             SUMMER SYMPHONY IN LARK’S HEART / art gallery Putti, Riga Latvia

             presentation at Hotel Art Fair Bangkok (by ATTA gallery) / Bangkok Thailand

             the other side of the clouds / I-Land mini exhibition, ATTA gallery, Bangkok Thailand

             All that glitters is not Silver, presentation by Akiko Kurihara / Legnica silver festival, Gallery of art in Legnica, Legnica Poland

​             presentation at Collective Design Fair (by Sienna Patti Contemporary) / New York USA

             MUTATIS MUTANDIS -Arte Contemporanea e Manufatti- / uno spazio su misura, Milan Italy

    THE CAT DID IT (solo exhibition) / Micheko Galerie, Munich Germany

2016     science is silver, silence is gold (solo exhibition) / gallery Pont&Plas, Gent Belgium

             presentation, Itten-Ten (curated by Nishioka Pencil) / SHISEIDO THE GINZA, Tokyo Japan

             trick or treasure (solo exhibition) / gallery deux poissons, Tokyo Japan

             29th Japan jewelry competition / Tokyo Japan

             20/20 / Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Saltaire United Kingdom

             CONVERSATION WITH A CLOUD / art gallery Putti, Riga Latvia

             Schmuck und Handwerkskunst aus Japan / Eva Maisch Schmuck, Würzburg Germany

             UN' ALTRA COSA -Arte Contemporanea e Manufatti- / uno spazio su misura, Milan Italy

             68th Schmuck / Schmuck2016, Handwerksmesse, Munich Germany

2015     Gravitazione / Paraventi Giapponesi Galleria Alessio Nobili & C., Milan Italy

             stone scissors paper / Dojima Rhizome, Osaka Japan

             exhibition / Fortuna, Sapporo Japan

             Möbius / Micheko Galerie, Munich Germany

             SMART -Arte Contemporanea e Manufatti- / uno spazio su misura, Milan Italy

2014     Contemporary Jewellery as Art: Paradigm Shifts / Yufuku Gallery, Tokyo Japan

             Akiko Kurihara contemporary Jewelry exhibition (solo exhibition) / Toi, Osaka Japan

             Zauber Box / Micheko Galerie, Munich Germany

             MASS / Micheko Galerie, Munich Germany

2013     Itami international craft exhibition -jewelry- / Itami Museum of Art & Craft, Itami Japan

             WAS IT A CAT I SAW? / Micheko Galerie, Munich Germany

2012     CHIAROSCURO -Arte contemporanea e Manufatti- / uno spazio su misura, Milan Italy

             Flourish / Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Saltaire United Kingdom

             exhibition / Fortuna, Sapporo Japan

             151 / Micheko Galerie, Munich Germany

2011     exhibition of Contemporary Jewelry / Yufuku Gallery, Tokyo Japan

             MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH  / Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Saltaire United Kingdom

             WEGE / Studio Galerie, Gmund am Tegernsee Germamy

             Ultra Marine / Noblessner Foundry, Tallinn Estonia

             exhibition / Schmuck Frage, Berlin Germany

             HUTNAH / Micheko Galerie, Munich Germany

2010     Diplom Ausstellung -SERVUS- / Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich Germany

             Meisterschüler 2010 Ausgewählte Arbeiten / Galerie der Künstler, Munich Germany

             ZIMMER FREI / Hotel Mariandl, Munich Germany

             International Graduation Show / Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen Holland

2009     Bonjour La Beauté  by Yufuku Gallery / Les Comptoirs de la Tour d’Argent, Tokyo Japan

             contemporary jewelry exhibition  by jubilee / Gallery Umekobana, Iwate Japan

             Exhibition of Contemporary Jewelry –Metal&Concept- / Yufuku Gallery, Tokyo Japan

             Exhibition by Akiko Kurihara (solo exhibition) / Toi, Osaka, Japan

             Itami international craft exhibition -jewelry- / Itami Museum of Art & Craft, Itami Japan

2008     2 / sahanji+, Shizuoka Japan

             DES WAHNSINNS FETTE BEUTE / Pinakothek der moderne, Munich Germany

             60th Schmuck, / Handwerksmesse, Munich Germany

             emu, twist again / Gallery Funaki, Melbourne Australia

             Jahresausstellung -So jung kommen wir nicht mehr zusammen- / Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich Germany

             JUST MUST / Estonian History Museum, Tallinn Estonia

2007     Gray / sahanji+, Shizuoka Japan

             7 guests invited by Karl Fritsch / art Cologne, Cologne Germany 

             Tatort -Bloody Mary- / Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen Holland

             Jahresausstellung -Ich weiss wo du wohnst- / Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich Germany

             new traditional jewelry SIERAAD -Symbol of faith- /  SIERAAD award, Amsterdam Holland

2006     Tatort -Mark your Territory- / Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen Holland

             Jahresausstellung -Lass´den Sonnenschein herein- / Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich Germany

             various shape / Gallery Fusenkazura, Sapporo Japan

             Jewelry artists from Munich / Gallery deuxpoissons, Tokyo Japan

             15th International silver art competition -Scandal- / Gallery of art in Legnica, Legnica Poland

             Gallery Funaki international jewelry award 2006 -connect- / Gallery Funaki, Melbourne Australia

             Ausstellung der Finalisten BKV-Preis für junges Kunsthandwerk, Galerie BKV, Munich Germany

2005     14th International silver art competition -deconstruction, reconstruction- / Gallery of art in Legnica, Legnica Poland

             Silver schools Gallery of art in Legnica, Legnica Poland

             Itami international craft exhibition -jewelry- / Itami Museum of Art & Craft, Itami Japan

             Tatort -Tatwort- / Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen Holland

             Jahresausstellung -Aufgebockt- / Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich Germany

             10th You / Harper’s mill, Kofu Japan

2004     Gold for Robert Smit -Metallic Yellow- / Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam Netherland

             Tatort -VIP- / Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen Holland

             10 - Jewelry exhibition / Gallery Ac, Tokyo Japan

2003     contemporary jewelry exhibition / Gallery Wada, Tokyo Japan

2002     contemporary jewelry exhibition / Gallery Wada, Tokyo Japan

             Sapporo Arts & Design / Gallery Ac, Tokyo Japan

2001     8 future jewelers / Gallery Arai Atelier, Tokyo Japan

             Sapporo Arts & Design / Gallery Ac, Tokyo Japan

2000     5th You -ripple- / Harper’s mill, Kofu Japan

             Sapporo Arts & Design / Gallery Ac, Tokyo Japan

             10 - Jewelry exhibition / Gallery Ac, Tokyo Japan

             Japan jewelry art competition / Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo Japan

1999     10 - Jewelry exhibition / Gallery Ac, Tokyo Japan

              jewelry exhibition by 5 assistants / Gallery Yu, Tokyo Japan

1998     Japan jewelry art competition / Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo Japan

statement

Casual discoveries in daily life, and small findings in physical phenomena which we unconsciously use.
I create jewelry pieces out of such discoveries using humor and wit in minimalistic ways.
I like to challenge myself to expand the possibilities of the jewelry, even if they are small objects.
And I expect that humor and wit in my work would connect me to the person wearing my piece, as well as to people seeing the piece.

日常の中での何気ない発見や、無意識に使っている事象の中での気付き。
そういった発見をユーモアとウイットを軸に、極力ミニマルな表現手段でジュエリーにする。

私はジュエリーの可能性を広げたい。たとえそれらが小さな存在だとしても。
そして私の作品が、作る人、つける人、見る人をユーモアでつなぐ存在になれば、と思います。