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Mitsuo Shoji

Studied art and design, Art Institute of Osaka City Museum and Nakanoshima School of Arts, Osaka, Japan, 1967; Bachelor of Arts and Teaching Certificate, 1971, and Master of Fine Arts, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan, 1973.

Related professional experience
Lecturer Ceramics, 1978-92, Senior Lecturer Ceramics, since 1992, Sydney College of the Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.

Selected solo exhibitions

Mitsuo Shoji Ceramics, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne, Vic., 1974; Ceramic Objects, Nakamiya Gallery, Osaka, Japan, 1977; Wet Clay Installation, Iteza Gallery, Kyoto, Japan, 1977; Pottery Works, David Jones Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 1979; Pottery Works, Victor Mace Art Gallery, Brisbane, Qld, 1980; Clay Work, John Clark Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 1980; Black Fire and Clay Painting, Blackfriars Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 1981; Mitsuo Shoji Ceramics, Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne, Vic., 1982; Mitsuo Shoji Ceramics, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, touring to three Tasmanian venues, Tas., 1984; Objects - Painting - Installation, Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Vic. and Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra, ACT, 1984; Recent Pottery by Mitsuo Shoji, Aladdin Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 1985; Colour Inlay Ceramics by Mitsuo Shoji, Cuppacumbalong Craft Centre Gallery, Canberra, ACT, and Australian Craftworks Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 1986; Recent Ceramics by Mitsuo Shoji, Victor Mace Gallery, Brisbane, Qld, 1986; Black Fire and Clay Painting, Devise Gallery, Melbourne, Vic., 1986; Pottery - Recent Works by Mitsuo Shoji, Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle, NSW, 1986; Mitsuo Shoji - Glass installation and ceramic paintings, Roz MacAllan Gallery, Brisbane, Qld, 1987; Colour Inlay Ceramics and Painting, Bonython Meadmore Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 1987; Mitsuo Shoji Ceramics and Glass Objects, Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton, New Zealand, 1989; Mitsuo Shoji Ceramic Sculptures and Paintings, Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 1989; Travail en Cours, Art Gallery Ecole d'Art, Aix-en-Provence, France, 1990; Recent Mitsuo Shoji Pottery with Traditional Manners, Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle, NSW, 1991; Mitsuo Shoji Ceramics, A.B.C. Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan, 1992; Mitsuo Shoji: Recent works, Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle, NSW, 1995; Ceramic Paintings by Mitsuo Shoji, Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 1997; Mitsuo Shoji: Is our life a square, circle or triangle?, Quadrivium, Sydney, NSW, 2000.

Selected group exhibitions since 1992

3rd International Ceramic Competition, Sopot, Poland, 1992; Fresh Clay: Australia, Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne, Vic., 1993; International Academy of Ceramics Members' Exhibition, Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic, 1994; The Bechyne International Ceramics Symposium Exhibition, Louny, Czech Republic, 1994; Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, Auckland Museum, Auckland, New Zealand, 1994; Australian Contemporary Ceramics, Concorso Internazionale della Ceramica d'Arte, Faenza, Italy, touring to Japan and Singapore, 1995; Panavezys International Ceramics Symposium Exhibition, Art Gallery of Panavezys, Panavezys, Lithuania, 1995; Delinquent Angel: Australian historical, Aboriginal and contemporary ceramics, Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy and travelling in Asia and Australia, 1995-97; The Japan Inspiration: Influence in crafts and design, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA, 1997; In-Context, Manly Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 1997; Salad Days, Ceramic Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 1998; The Language of Clay, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA, 1999; The Masters Series, Gallery Qdos, Lorne, Vic., 1999; Icarus as Metaphor, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, Goulburn, NSW, touring to regional Australian galleries, 1999.

Public collections (Australia)
Ararat Art Gallery, Ararat, Vic.; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA; Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane, Qld; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic.; Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, NSW; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Qld; Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Vic.; Tasmanian Art Gallery and Museum, Hobart, Tas.; Victorian State Craft Collection, Melbourne, Vic.

Public collections (international)
International Ceramics Museum, Shigaraki, Japan; Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy; Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland; Umeleckoprumyslové Muzeumv Praze, Prague, Czech Republic.