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Kinichi Shigeno

Address: 9280 Chapmond Crescent Richmond, BC Canada V7E 1M5


Tel: 604-277-1373

Biographical Info

Born:           1953 - Nagano, Japan

Education:  1972 - Majored in design at Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Training School

                     1972 -1979- Apprenticeship with Master Potter, Maseru Kamei

                     1979 -1980- Attended Saga Prefectural Ceramic Institute   (for cobalt painting on porcelain bodies)

Canada:      1981- Immigrated to Canada as a ceramic designer for the Kajima Chemical Company.

Studio:        1984 - present - Set up my own studio in Richmond, B.C.

Selected Canadian Exhibitions:

2009      British Columbia Creative Achievement Award Vancouver, BC

2008      "Contemporary Craft in B.C.; Excellence within Diversity".  Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, B.C.

2007      "Empress in her Garden", Amelia Douglas Gallery, New Westminister, B.C.     

              "Clay Symposium Presenter's Works", Gallery of BC Cermics, Vancouver, B.C.

2005      "Studio Ceramics", Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, ON.,  catalogued.

2004      "World Tea Party", Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, B.C., catalogued.

              "Hot Clay", Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C. catalogued.

1998      "Espace Terre", Biennale Nationale de Ceramique, Galerie d'art du Parc Trois Rivieres, Quebec

(Traveling exhibition),

1994      "Containment", Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario, curated by Ann Roberts, catalogued.

Selected International Exhibitions: 

2006      "New Growth Synthesizing Clay", Pauling Centre, Oregon City, USA

1997      "Kutani International Decorative Ceramics Competition",  Ishikawa, Japan, catalogued

1994      "Taipei International Exhibition of Ceramics 1994", Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan,

                Republic of  China, "Dao", Takashimaya Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1993      "Contemporary American Ceramics" Gallery Eight, La Jolla, California

1991      "Culinary Arts", Del Mano Gallery, Pasadena, California.

1989      "Fletcher Challenge International Ceramic Competition", Auckland, New  Zealand catalogued.

              "The 46th International Ceramic Art Competition", International Ceramics Museum, Florence,

               Italy catalogue


2022      Community Builder, Parm Bains, MP for Steveston - Richmond East

2008      British Columbia Creative Achievement Award Vancouver, BC

2006      Awarded Circle Craft Scholarship Vancouver, BC

1997      Canada Arts Council Travel Grant

1991      "Table of Honour" Grand Prize, place setting for Government House Victoria, BC

              "CUPS" Juror's prize  Alberta Potter's Association, Alberta

1990      "Most Kitchen Friendly" Award, Campbell Soup Tureen Competition

1986      Awarded grant from the Fred and Betty Ames Endowment Fund for ceramic mural

1979      "Shiminten" Award of Merit, Seto Japan


Richmond Art Gallery Permanent Collection, Richmond, B.C.

Claridge Collection (Charles Bronfman), Montreal, Quebec

Campbell Museum Collection, Camden New Jersey

Instituto d'Arte Castelli, Castelli, Teramo, Italy

Maxwell House, Toronto, Ontario

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, University of Victoria, B.C.

Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan Republic of China

Canadian Museum of History, Ottawa, Ontario

Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver, B.C.


2004      Plate with Neon lights, sign for "Hot Clay Exhibition", Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC

1999      Ceramic mural for Caring Place, Richmond, BC

1995      Tiles for Bing Thom Architects, Vancouver, BC

1994      Street Banners for the City of Richmond, BC

1991      "Blue Birds" place settings for Government House, Victoria, BC


2010 - present

2010 - present

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