|[ Yasuki Hiramatsu ]|
Harmony and Proportion
1926, Osaka, Japan
EDUCATION: 1957 Graduated Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.
AWARDS AND PRIZES
1952-1957 Twice awareded prizes from the Living Industrial Arts Institute, Tokyo, Japan
1969 Gold Prize at 3rd Craft Center Japan
1970 Prize at the Japan New Craft Exhibition, Tokyo
1990 Created a present for the emperorâs mother to bestow on the empress on her enthronement
1991 41st Craft Award in Excellence awarded by the Japanese Government Ministry of Education
1994 First non-European to be awarded âthe Ring of Goldsmithsâ from Gellschaft fur Goldschmiedekunst
1995 Awarded ĂŹContribution to Design Promotionâ by the Japanese Government Ministry of International
Trade and Industry
1996 Awared âDer Baycrischen Staatspreisâ by the Bayern Government Ministry, Germany
1997 Awared âKunii Kitaro Prizeâ by Japan Industrial Art Foundation.
1978 Galerie am Graben, Wien, Austria
1990 Electrum Gallery, London
1993 Professor Yasuki Hiramatsu Retirement Exhibition, Tokyo national University of Fine Arts and Music
1994 STUDIO TON BERENDS,
Den Haag, Holland1995 LUISE SMIT, Amsterdam, Holland
1996 Galerij Sofie Lachaert, Gent, Belgium
1997 Magari, Barcelona, Spain; Galerij Sofie Lachaert, Antwerpen, Belgium
2006 Gallery HANAIRO, Anraku-ji (temple), Kyoto
2008 Crafts Gallery, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
1950-54 Exhibited six times at the Imperial Academy Exhibition, Tokyo
1952-57 Accepted siw times for the Exhibition Modern Living Industrial Arts
1960-94 The Japan New Craft Exhibition, Tokyo
1964-90 The Japan Jewellery Exhibition, Tokyo
1964-70 Exhibited six times at the Munchen International Special Show, âForm and Qualityâ
1966 The World Jewellery Exhibition, âInternational Goldschmiedkunst, Aalenâ by invitation, Germany
1968-70 Exhibited at the Jewellery Exhibition, Carrara in Italy, by Invitation
1974 âthe Basel Fair Special Exhibitionâ Switzeland by invitation
1976 âAurea â76 Biennale delle Arti orafeâ in Firenze, Italy by invitation
1980âSchmuck Internationalâ Wien; âJapan Styleâ Victoria and Alber Museum, London
1981 âThe 2nd International Gold and Silver Trade Fair of Arezzoâ Arezzo, Italy
1982 âSieben Japanerâ at Atelier Mattar, Koln
1987 âSchmuck Internationalâ Linz 1991Four-man exhibition, Galerie Slavik, Wien
1995 The Contemporary Japanese Jewellery Exhibition, Museum of Decorative Arts, Gent Belgium
1996 âSchmuck im Schlossâ Salzburg, Austria
1997 âJapanese Contemporariwsâ Japanese Jewellery Exhibition, Lesley Craze Gallery, London
2000 Thought on Contemporary Vessels âUTSUWAââ The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2001 âMikromegasâ Galeria Fur Angewandte Kunst Munchen; 102 âContemporary Japanese jewelleryâ Craft Council Gallery, London; Contemporary jewellery in Japan âGoldschmiede Schneider-Rappelâ
2002 From the Rising Sunâ Vizo-Gallery, Brussel, Belgium
2006 âGold in Art: Painting, sculpture, craft and jewelleryâ Kushiro City Museum of Art; âTrasfiguration: Japanese art jewellery todayâ ; Craft Gallery, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2007 Tokyo national University of Fine Arts and Music the 120 anniversary; âNOWâ of the Japanese Arts - Paintings Sculptures Crafts - Mitsukosi, Tokyo 2008â A Japanese Dialogueâ, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES
1980 Bayerische Akademie der Schonen
Kunste, Munchen 1990 Royal College of Art, masterclass workshop, London.
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
Tokyo national University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo. Imperial Household
Agency, Tokyo. Pforzheim Schmuckmuseum, Germany. Royal College
of Art, London. Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Royal Museum
of Scotland, Edinburgh. Museum fur Kunstandwerk, Hamburg, Germany.
CURRENT POSTS INCLUDE
Member of the Japan Craft Design Association.
Honoured member of the Japan Jewellery Designers Association Honoured member of the Mitglied von der Gesellschaft fur Goldschmiedekunst, e.v. Professor Emeritus, Tokyo national University of Fine Arts and Music.