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Toshio Takami Resume

1947Born in Tobata, Kitakyushu, Japan.
1966Graduated from Ukiha High School.
1972Graduated from Setsu Mode Seminar (design school) in Tokyo, Japan.
1982Established Mezieres Glass Studio in Fukuoka, Japan.
1984Submitted woks to the ’84 Japan Stained Glass Grand Show.
Awarded 2nd Prize in the 4th Modern Applied Fine Arts Kyushu Exhibition.
1985Awarded First Prize for Excellent Work in the ’85 Japan Stained Glass Grand Show.
1986Selected for the 25th Japan Modern Art Applied Fine Arts Exhibition.
1987Selected for the ’87 Yearbook of Japanese Glass Art.
Invitational exhibition at the 1st Japan Stained Glass Artist Association’s Exhibition(Shibuya Parco, Tokyo, Japan).
1988Invitational exhibition at the 2nd Japan Stained Glass Artist Association’s Exhibition
(Yokohama Summer Night Festival, Japan).
1989Selected for the Stained Glass Competition at the Nagoya Design Exposition.
1990Awarded Excellence Prize in the ’90 Kyushu Glass Art Exhibition.
1991Introduced works in the ’91 World Glass Congress in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
1992Introduced works in the ’92 World Glass Congress in Reno, Nevada, U.S.A.
1993Introduced works on the ’93 World Glass Congress in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Held the first solo exhibition at the Manufactory Gallery Kyushu.
1994Invitational exhibition at the Japan Stained Glass Art Association ‘s Exhibition
(the Yokohama International Convention Hall).
Completed “Creation =Heaven , Earth” , installed at the entrance lobby of the Nagasaki Denki Bldg. in Nagasaki.
1995Held the Four Artists’ Exhibition at the NHK Fukuoka Broadcasting Hall.
Installed the work, “Flowers on the Sunny Coast” at the atrium of the Miyazaki Installed the work, “Flowers on the Sunny Coast” at the atrium of the Miyazaki
1996Solo Exhibition at the Akashi Korakuen Gallery in Fukuoka.
1997Changed the private studio’s name to “Glass Art TAKAMI” from “Mezieres Glass Studio”.
Three works at the Miyazaki Airport, the Nagasaki Denki Bldg., and the Kusaba
Residence were featured on Architectural Glass Art Magazine in UK.
Completed the work , “Joy 97”, installed on the second floor of the Kokura Court House in Kitakyushu.
1999Glass An Inspirational Portfolio Magazine(Artisan)(UK) introduced the work, “Dawn”.
2000Participated in the art competition for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Participated in the art competition for Sacrament Airport, California, USA.
2002Solo Exhibition at the “Gallery Kaze”in Fukuoka.
Solo Exhibition at the G. A. Tap Gallery in Fukuoka.
Invitational exhibition of the work, “REVIVE”, at the First Stained Glass Exhibition Solo Exhibition at the Miyuki Gallery in Fukuoka.
2003Slides registration with New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (Percent for Art), New York, U.S.A.
Held the Two Artists’ Exhibition at the Yamakataya Department Store in Kagoshima.
2004Solo Exhibition, “Brightness (Lamp) Exhibition” at the “Gallery Kaze”in Fukuoka.
2005Participated “ICELAND CONFERENCE 2005 / ARCHITECTURAL GLASS ART” in Iceland.
15 works were introduced at the conference.
2006Solo Exhibition, “Toshio Takami Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition” at the Art Gallery,Iwataya Department Store in Fukuoka.
Completed the work, “Melody of Early Spring I, II”, exhibited at the entrance lobby of Kyushu National Museum.
Solo Exhibition,” Monochrome Stained Grass Exhibition” at the Gallery Oishi in Fukuoka.