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Sayaka Oishi


Sayaka Oishi (b.1980) is from Kyoto, Japan. She obtained her BFA in Ceramics from the Kyoto City University of Arts in 2004. Her ceramics have been shown both nationally and internationally as well as feature in collections throughout Japan, South Korea and the US. She has been both nominated for and awarded numerous prizes. Oishi san was also a guest lecturer at the Kyoto City University in 2016 and also Aichi University of Arts in 2019. 
The central subject of her work she describes as ‘decoration’, which she understands helps her to express complicated emotions. Her style typically sees the intermingling of parts of the human body, plants, animals and also inorganics. 

Selected Exhibitions
2015 In Pursuit of Beauty Through Functionality, Kyoto Takashimaya, Kyoto (’11, ’12, ’13)
2016 Kojima Hisaya’s MAGICAL MIRACLE CERAMIC, Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan
2017 Thematic Exhibition in Gwangju GICB2017, Gwangju Gonjiam Ceramic Park, Korea
2018 Tea pottery in modern - 2018 HAGI, Hagi Uragami Museum, Yamaguchi, Japan
2019 Expression of Flowers in Japanese Ceramic Art, The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, museum, Shiga, Japan
Solo Exhibition “Sayaka Oishi - binary - ”, The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, gallery, Shiga, Japan

2014 Selected, Third Prize, The 43rd Choza Award Tokoname Pottery Exhibition, INAX Live Museum, Aichi, Japan
2015 Selected, Director’s Encouragement Award, Kyoten 2015, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto
Selected, Silver Prize, Tradition and Innovation - Japanese Ceramics Now, The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, museum, Shiga, Japan
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Michigan, USA
Selected, Second Prize, The 32nd Choza Award Tokoname Ceramic Exhibition, Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Aichi, Japan
2016 Selected, Honorable Mention. The Hagi Grand Prix of Contemporary Ceramics Ⅳ, Hagi Uragami Museum, Yamaguchi, Japan
2017 Nominated, Paramita Museum Ceramic Art Grand Prize Exhibition, Paramita Museum, Mie, Japan
Nominated, The 3rd Triennale of KOGEI in Kanazawa, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
2019 Nominated, Korean International Ceramic Biennale 2019, Icheon Ceramic Utopia, Korea
Nominated, Kikuchi Biennale Ⅷ, Musée Tomo, Tokyo
2020 Nominated, The 23rd TARO Award, TARO OKAMOTO MUSEUM of ART, KAWASAKI, Kanagawa, Japan
2021 Selected, Excellence Award, KASAMA CERAMIC AWARD 2021, Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum, Ibaraki, Japan