Minoru Ohira 1984-1985 Abstract Pebble Work Encased in Lucite Shadow Box

$6,000

U.S, 1984 c.

Height:
54.75"
Width:
54.75"
Depth:
4.25"
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A beautiful abstract work by the noted Japanese artist Minoru Ohira. It is signed and dated 84 on the front, and signed on the back and dated 85. It probably took a bit of time to complete. it is enclosed in a Lucite shadow box. The work is comprised of pebbles glued to a canvas. It is a unique sculptural work.
A bio from his website:
1950 Born in Niigata, Japan
education
Kanazawa City Arts & Crafts College
1975 Bachelor of Fine Arts, B.F.A
Tokyo National University of Arts
1977 Masters in Art Education, M.F.A
Mexico National Institute of Art (La Esmelarda)
1979-81
Solo exhibition.

2016 Minoru Ohira:Iki & Yabo – Solo Exhibition Sculpture Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2014 Minoru Ohira – Solo Exhibition Sculpture Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2014 Minoru Ohira Solo Exhibition commemorating the 26th the Denchu Hirakushi Award, Denchu Art Museum, Ibara, Okayama, Japan
2013 Minoru Ohira Solo Exhibition commemorating the 26th the Denchu Hirakushi Award, Takashimaya Nihombashi, 6fl. Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Minoru Ohira Solo Exhibition Space·S, Tokyo, Japan
2009 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2007 Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida
2005 Ise Contemporary art Museum, Mie, Japan
2004 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Yamaki Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2004 OSU Fairbanks Gallery, Corvallis, Oragon
2003 Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA
2003 Kittredge Gallery, The University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
2002 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA
2001 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2001 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” INAX Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2001 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” NOB Gallery, Okazaki, Japan
2000 Elayne Jordan Collection, Pacific Design Center, L A, CA
1999 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Mitsubishi-jisho Street Gallery, Hiroshima, Japan
1999 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” NOB Gallery, Okazaki, Japan
1999 Golden West College Fine Art Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA
1999 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Gallery EMON, Nagoya, Japan
1998 L.A Artcore center, L.A, CA
1997 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” NOB Gallery, Okazaki, Japan
1996 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Gallery EMON, Nagoya, Japan
1996 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Gallery OH , Owari-Ichinomiya, Japan
1996 Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, Cal State University San Bernardino, CA
1995 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” NOB Gallery, Okazaki, Japan
1995 The 8th Nagoya Contemporary Art Fair,Nagoya Municipal Art Gallery, Japan
1994 Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1993 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Yamaki Art Gallery, Osaka, Japan
1993 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Gallery T.Y.K2, Tokyo, Japan
1993 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” NOB Gallery, Okazaki, Japan
1992 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1991 Space Gallery, L.A, CA
1991 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” NOB Gallery, Okazaki, Japan
1991 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Hiro Chikashige Gallery, Okayama, Japan
1990 The National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
1990 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Sakura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
1990 Don Soker Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
1989 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1989 Space Gallery, L.A, CA
1988 Sakura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
1987 Space Gallery, L.A, CA
1987 Don Soker Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
1986 Space Gallery, L.A, CA
1986 L.A Artcore Center, L.A, CA
1986 Santa Monica College Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1986 Chabot College Art Gallery(two men), Hayward, CA
1985 James Tucotte Gallery, L.A, CA
1978 “Minoru Ohira one-man show” Daiwa Niigata Gallery, Niigata, Japan

Selected group exhibition

2017 “Minoru Ohira: New Work & Echiko Ohira: New Work”, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2015 “PAPERWORKS”, Craft & Folk Art MUSEUM, L.A, CA
2015 “Black & White” Work by Anita Bunn, Robert Kushner & Minoru Ohira, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2013 “SIZE REALLY DOES MATTER”, L.A Municipal Art Gallery, L.A, CA
2009 “Artist File 2009 – The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art” The National Art Center,
Tokyo, Japan
2009 “INSIGHT/INSIDE LA “José Drudis-Biada Gallery, Mount Saint Mary’s College, USA
2008 “Space Gallery December 1975 – August 1995” W. Keith and Janet Kellogg
University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, USA
2008 “oHIRa NOWling”- Echiko and Minoru Ohira’s Sculptures and works on paper,
Todd Madigan Gallery, California State University, Bakersfield, California, USA
2007 “Minoru & Echiko Ohira, Nature of Materials”, Davis & Cline Gallery, Ashland, Oregon
2007 “Resonance”, Poissant Gallery, Houston, Texas
2006 “Two Men Show”, Atagoyama Artworks, Tokyo, Japan
2006 “GroupExhibition”, Davis & Cline Gallery, Ashland, Oregon
2006 “Minoru & Echiko Ohira, Materials & Nature”, The Armory Center For The Arts, Pasadena, CA
2005 “Groupexhibition”, Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center, Manfattan Beach, CA
2004 “Ichigo-ichie”, Gallery 727, L A, CA
2004 “Clebrating Nature”, Craft & Folk Art Museum, L A, CA
2004 “TwoMen Exhibition (with Marc Katano), Sabina Lee Gallery, LA , CA
2003 “TheInspired Vessel”, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, LA, CA
2002 “TheWind from The West Coast”, (three men show), Niigata City Art Museum, Niigata, Japan
2002 “Global Address”, USC Fisher Gallery, LA, CA
2002 “Sculptorsof Eastern Japan”, Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2002 “Of Materials and Memory”( with Echiko Ohira), El camino College Art Gallery Torrance, CA
2001 “Osaka Triennial2001”, Osaka, Japan
2001 “Thoughts of Nature( With Mark Katano)”, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA
1999 “Plant Life”, Angeles Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro CA
1999 “Millennium”, Gallery Soolip, Los Angeles, CA
1999 “OrganicDrift”, Dian Nelson Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA
1999 “Openand Closed:Artists contemporary Books as Sculpture”, Fullerton College Art Gallery,
Fullerton, CA
1998 “Taleof Los Angeles”, Couturier Gallery, L.A, CA
1998 “OsakaTriennale 1998-Sculpture”, Osaka, Japan
1998 “FiveSculptors Figurative Works, Dian Nelson Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA
1998 “JapaneseMind”, Book ArtGallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
1997 “West Coast Painting & Sculpture”, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
1997 “Duet”(with Echiko Ohira), Gallery Soolip, L.A, CA
1997 “The6th International Shoes boxSculpture Exhibition, University of Hawaii
Monoa Art Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii
1997 “PacificRim Artists in California”, Cal State University of Bakersfield, CA
1996 “TheAsahikawa Prize for Contemporary Wood Sculpture Exhibition”,
Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art, Asahikawa, Japan
1996 “Blessings and Beginnings”, Hebrew Union College Skirbal Museum, L.A
1996 “Dichotomy(with Richard Johnston), Fullerton CollegeArt Gallery, Fullerton, CA
1996 “Drawn From L.A”, The Armory Center For The Arts, Pasadena, CA
1996 “TheEssential Object”, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
1995 “BodyMind and Spirit”, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery Scripps College, Claremont, CA
1995 “Surroundingstwo men show)”, Brand Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
1995 “California In Three Dimensions” California Center for The Arts Museum, Escondido, CA
1994 “The 5th International Shoesbox Sculpture Exhibition, University of Hawaii Manoa Art Gallery,
Honolulu, Hawaii
1994 “LAX(five japanese Artists in L.A)”, JACCC Doizaki Gallery, L.A, CA
1994 “New Structuralists”, Boritzer/Grey/Hamano Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1994 “Summer Sculpture Exhibition”, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Franciaco, CA
1994 “Common Language(With Mark Katano)”, Sharon Truax Gallery, Venice, CA
1993 “Choice Encounters(permanent collection)”, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA
1993 “Elegant,Irreverent & Obsessive:Drawing in Southern California”, Cal State University Fullerton
Main Art Gallery, Fullerton, CA
1993 “Engaging Materials”, L.A Municipal Art Gallery, L.A, CA
1993 “Breaking Barriers”, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
1992 “Sensibilities: Substance and Surface”, Jose Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Mount ST Mary’s College,
Los Angeles, CA
1992 “Drawing as Poem”, The Armory Center for The Arts, Pasadena, CA
1992 “Contemporary Drawings”, Claremont Graduate school West Gallery, CA
1992 “Pacific Rim”, Andrew-Shire Gallery, L.A , CA
1991 “Human Mark”, Yorba Buena Gardens Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
1991 “The 4th International Shoesbox Sculpture Exhibition”, University of Hawaii, Manoa Art Gallery
Honolulu, Hawaii
1991 “The Nature of Sculpture”, Jacksonvill Art Museum, Jacksonvill, Flirida
1991 “Professor’s Choice”, Lang Art Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
1990 “East Bound,West Bound”, Korean Cultural Services Art Gallery, L.A, CA
1990 “Accretions:Collage and Assemblage”, Space Gallery, L.A, CA
1990 “Natural Forces”, L.A Municipal Art Gallery, L.A, CA
1989 “American-Japanese Artists”, George J Doizaki Gallery, JACCC, L.A, CA
1988 “Two Artists Exhibition( with Seiji Kunishima)”, Murazumi Gallery, Okazaki, Japan
1987 “Metamorphosis Once a Tree”, Century Gallery , Sylmar, CA
1987 “Natural Sources”, Angeles Gate cultural Center, San Pedro, CA
1987 “Language of Forms/Vice of Materials”, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
1987 “Survey of Object”, Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1987 “Natural Elements”, Transamerica Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1986 “Only L.A. Contemporary Variations”, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, L.A, CA
1986 “Japan/America”, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
1986 “Asian/America”, Cal State University L.A Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1985 “Gallery Artists Exhibition”, James Turcotte Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1984 “Japanese Artists in L.A”, Dejong Gallery , L.A, CA
1983 “Drawing Exhibition”, L.A Artcore Center, L.A, CA
1981 “Mexico Contemporary Sculptures”, Museo de Banco National de Mexico, Mexico City
1980 “Pair City”, 1st Monumental Sculpture Competition, Tokyo, Japan
1980 “Biwako Open-Air Sculpture Exhibition, Shiga , Japan
1979 “Japanese Artists in Mexico”, Gallery Encuentro, Mexico City
1977 “Group Exhibition”, Yokohama Municipal Art Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
1976 “Group Exhibition”, Minori Kogei Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1976 “Tree Men Exhibition”, Tokiwa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1975 “11th Japan Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1975 “4th New Talent Award Exhibition”, Modern Sculpture Center, Tokyo, Japan
1974-77 “Shinseisaku Art Exhibition”, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum , Tokyo, Japan

Lecture and residency

2010 Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan (slide lecture)
1998~2008 Kanazawa College of Art, Kanazawa, Japan (as a guest artist every year)
2007 University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, (slide lecture)
2004 Oregon State University, Corvallis , Oregon (video lecture)
2004 University Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA ( artist in resident , one month period)
2003 University Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA (slide lecture)
2002 Microsoft, Seattle, WA (slide lecture)
2002 El Camino College , L A, CA ( lecture)

Award

2013 The 26th Denchu Hirakushi Award, Ibara-City Okayama, Japan
2009 The 36th Teijiro Nakagawa Award, Hokkaido Asashikawa, Japan
2001 Special Prize (10th Osaka International Triennale), Osaka, Japan
1998 Special Prize(Osaka International Sculpture Triennale), Osaka, Japan
1996 Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum Prize, Japan
1986 Lorser Feitelson Foundation, Los Angeles
1980 Second Prize(1st Monumental Sculpture Competition,”Pair City”), Tokyo, Japan
1974 New Talent Prize(Shinseisaku Art Exhibition), Tokyo, Japan.