Celebrating Twenty Years at Salts Mill
20/20
A Fantastical Array of International Art Jewellery

14th July - 25th Sept 2016

Akiko Kurihara

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Akiko Kurihara
Born in Sapporo Japan 1975

Education:

2004-2010      Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Schmuck und Gerät, diploma, Munich Germany
1999-2004     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
 
         

Awards and Scholarship
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, Japan
1997     25th International pearl design contest, Japan

Exhibitions
2015    Gravitazione / Paraventi Giaponesi 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    MASS / Micheko Galerie, Munich Germany
          Zauber Box / Micheko Galerie, Munich Germany
          Akiko Kurihara contemporary Jewelry solo Exhibition / Toi, Osaka
          Contemporary Jewellery as Art: Paradigm Shifts / Yufuku Gallery, Tokyo
2013    WAS IT A CAT I SAW? / Micheko Galerie, Munich Germany
          Itami international craft exhibition -jewelry- / Itami Museum of Art & Craft, Itami Japan
2012     151 / Micheko Galerie, Munich Germany
CHIAROSCURO - arte contemporanea e Manufatti - / Uno Spazio su Misura, Milan Italy
           exhibition / Fortuna, Sapporo Japan
           Flourish / Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Saltaire United Kingdom
2011     HUTNAH / Micheko Galerie, Munich Germany
          MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH  / Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Saltaire United Kingdom
          WEGE / Studio Galerie, Gmund am Tegernsee Germamy
           exhibition of Contemporary Jewelry / Yufuku Gallery, Tokyo Japan
           Ultra Marine / Noblessner Foundry, Tallinn Estonia
           exhibition / Schmuck Frage, Berlin Germany
2010     Diplom Ausstellung -SERVUS- / Auditorium Akademie, 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
          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
           Schmuck 2008, 60th / Handwerksmesse, Munich Germany
           emu, twist again / Gallery Funaki, Melbourne Australia
           Jahresausstellung -So jung kommen wir nicht mehr zusammen- / Sitzungssaal Akademie, 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- / Aktsaal Akademie, 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- / Sitzungssaa Akademie, 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   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- / Sitzungssaal Akademie, 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

20/20 Featuring work by twenty International Art Jewellers:
Carina Shoshtary, Germany; Sophie Hanagarth, Switzerland/France; Tithi Kutchamuch, Thailand;
Yojae Lee, South Korea; Jing Yang, China; Hee-ang Kim, South Korea; Deborah Rudolph, Germany;
Akiko Kurihara, Japan; Christoph Straube, Germany; Esther Suares Ruiz, Colombia; Ignasi Cavaller, Spain; Julia Baudler, Germany; Niklas Link, Germany; Thanh Truc Nguyen, Germany; Nils Hint, Estonia;
Patricia Domingues
, Portugal; Makiko Mitsunari, Japan; Lucie Houdkova, Czech Republic;
Klara Sipkova
, Czech Republic; Julie Decubber, France.