Interplay Design& Manufacturing, Inc. PO Box 631 , Bridgetown, NS, Canada BOS 1CO
|education & training||
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Tama Art University, Tokyo
1995- present - President of Interplay Japan, Tokyo
1981-82, Professor of Textile Design, Kyoto Junior College of Art.
|sculpture for children: selected works, knotted and crochetted play constructions.||
1998-2000, Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, Sapporo, Japan.
|other works||1995, Minamitama Kango Senmon Gakko, Tokyo Japan - 'Luminous Ocean' wall piece commission, netting & crochet.
1988, Nonoichicho Cultural Centre, Ishikawa Pref. Japan. 'Luminous' stage curtain commission, netting & crochet.
|exhibitions||2004, 'to a T (the T shirt re-imagined) Joint show, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
2001, 'Contemporary Textiles: Weaving & Dyeing - Ways of Formative Thinking', National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Japan.
1992, 'Aha Hana Lima '92' - invited exhibitor, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii.
1987, 'Fabric in Space' - invited exhibitor, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.
1986, 'from a line', Harajuku Art Gallery, Tokyo (solo show)
1986, 'from a line', Galerie Alice Pauly, Lausanne, Switzerland.
1983, 'Fibre Work' - invited exhibitor, Gunma Modern Art Museum, Gunma Japan.
1981-85 'The Art Fabric Mainstream', travelling exhibition selected by Jack Lenor Larsen & Mildred Constantine for the American Federation of Arts.
1980, 'Printing & Weaving Contemporary Movement' - invited exhibitor, Gunma Modern Art Museum, Gunma Japan.
1980, 'Fibre as Art' - invited exhibitor, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Philippines.
1978, 'Women Artists of Japan', A.I.R. Gallery, New York.
1978, 'Masterpieces of Contemporary Japanese Craft' - invited exhibitor, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Japan.
1977-78, 'Fiberworks: the Americas and Japan', invited exhibitor, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto Japan.
1977, '3rd Annual Grand Prize Exhibition', Hakone Open Air Museum, Kanagawa Japan.
1977, 'Fiberworks' - invited exhibitor, Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio.
1997, 'Angers Tapisserie Vivante', Palais de Congres, Paris France.
1971, 'New Textile Artists', National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.
1968, 'Wall Hangings' - travelling exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
|published articles & books||
'Working for children of the 21st Century', Art & Craft Forum, April 2001, Tokyo Textile Institute, Japan.
|works in puplic collections||'Atmosphere of the Floating Cube', National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.
'Castle of Nets', Hakone Open Air Museum, Kanagawa Pref. Japan.
'Fibre Columns/Romanesque Church', Musee Jean Lurcat de la tapisserie contemporaine, Angers, France.
|workshops & lectures||
1998, International jury member, International Textile Fair, Kyoto Japan.
|works reproduced in books||'Niji no Su/Rainbow Net', photographs & drawings, in 'Design for Fun: Playgrounds', edited Charles Broto. Barcelona:Links International, 2004.
'B-bob I', 'B-bob II', 'Moon Walk', 'Rainbow Hammock' & 'Banyan Tree', published in 'Play'. Unicef, 2001, desk calendar.
'Knitted Wonder Space', published in 'Art 2-3', Tokyo:Kairyudo, 1996.
'Atmosphere of the Floating Cube', in 'Genshoku Nihon no Bijitsu', Tokyo 1994.
' Luminous Column','Knitted Wonder Space', 'Atmosphere of the Floating Cube' in 'Fiber Art Japan', Tokyo 1994.
'Multiple Hammock for Warabi Gusuku', in ' Kodomo no Kukan - Jido Shisetsu (Children's Space/Facilities for Children)', Japan Society of Architects. Tokyo 1994.
'Knitted Wonder Space', in 'Showa no Bunkaisan Kogei II, vol 7. Tokyo 1991.
'Atmosphere of the Floating Cube' in 'Showa no Bijitsu', Vol 6. Tokyo 1991.
'Knitted Wonder Space' in 'Contemporary Crafts in Japan', Tokyo, 1986.
'Atmosphere of the Floating Cube' in 'Modern Art of Japan : Masterpieces in the Museum since 1950 - Crafts', Tokyo 1986.
'Atmosphere of the Floating Cube', 'Fibre Columns/Romanesque Church' in 'The Art Fabric Mainstream' by Mildred Constantine & Jack Lenor Larsen, New York 1981.
'Atmosphere of the Floating Cube', 'Multiple Hammock', 'Banyan Tree', 'Fibre Columns/Romanesque Church' in Genshoku Gendai Nihon no Bijitsu: Crafts' , Tokyo 1980.
'Light, Fabric, Space' in 'The Interior Book', Tokyo 1979.
'Climb Up/Side Down/Crawl in No. 3' & 'Fibre Columns/Romanesque Church' in 'Fibre Artists Japan' Kyoto. 1997.
|works reproduced in periodicals & catalogues||'Beyond the Swing Set', New York Times Magazine, November 2004.
Tama Art University, catalogues 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, Tokyo.
'Rainbow Net: scuplture for Children', Shenshoku Alpha, April 2002, Tokyo.
'Net Working', Azure Magazine, July/August 1999. Toronto.
Kenchiku Bunka (Architectural Culture), April 1994.
'Creative Play Structures for Children', Katachi Magazine, Fall 1991. Tokyo.
Hitsunai, Decmber 1987
Bijitsu Techo , February 1987.
Portfolio, February/March 1987, Seibundo Shikosa, Tokyo.
Senshoku Monthly, January-May 1980.
'On their Own, Toddlers Play Among Stone & Hammocks' , Landscape Architecture, American Sociiety of Landscape Architects, November, 1979.
'Woven Wonderland', American Fabrics & Fashion, No. 117, 1979.
'Fiber' Craft Horizons, American Crafts Council, August 1978.