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Chiharu Koda



1982                             Born in Mimasaka-City, Okayama, Japan



1992 - 1996                  Learned woodprint at a course



2005.Mar                      Graduated from Okayama Prefectural University, Craft and industrial



                                     design department



2005.Dce-2006.Mar      The Artist in Residence at Shigaraki Ceramics Cultural Park, Shig



2006.Apr-2008.Mar      Tajimi City Pottery Design And Technical Center, Gifu



2008.Oct -2012.May     Worked at own studio, Gifu



2012. Jun-2013.Jan      Traveled abroad with artist scholarship, Europa, USA and Equador



Since 2013. Jan            Studying at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe,


                                      (State Akademie of Fine Arts Karlsuruhe, Germany),



                                     Scluptures department under Prof. Stefan Balkenhol  

Solo Exhibits

2009.Oct             Gallery HAKU ,Osaka



2009.Dec             Gallery IDF mini ,Aichi
2010.Jun             Gallery Tourinshunyo, Gifu
2010.Sep             Tenjinyama cultural center of Okayama prefecture  ,Okayama
                            art + cafe CIFA  ,Okayama
2010.Nov            Kyoto Mangekyo Museum Gallery  ,Kyoto
2011.Jul              INAX Gallery ,Tokyo
2013.Jan-Feb      7atelier création ,Bern,Switzerland

Awards

2003                   Awakura Ceramics Competition , 1st prize
2005                   The International Ceramics competition MINO
2006                   Asahi ceramics competition , encouragement award
                           Kyoto ceramics competition
2008                   I-SHI-SHO (Modern arts competition) 2st prize
2012                   Shuou Foundation Competition / Scholarship for artist, staying in Abroad

Public Collections

2004                  Nishi Awakura son, Okayama
2010                  Hetjens Museum, Düsseldorf, Germany
2014                  Arctic Ceramic Museum, Posio, Finland

Others

2011                  Gave a talk in Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum
2013                  Gave an interview to a magazine "Ceramic Review Jan/Feb"
2014                  Arctic Ceramic Museum, Posio, Finland

Group Exhibits

2005                "TETSUSON2005"/ Galerie Bank Art 1929, Yokohama, Japan

                        "Creaters File" / Slogadh463, Okayama, Japan
                         International Ceramics Festival MINO / Gifu Prefectural Museum, Gifu, Japan

2006                 Gallery Ogawa, Kyoto, Japan          
2007                 "Hitohana-ten "/ Gallery Voice, Gifu, Japan
2008                 AISHI-SHOU, Okayama Prefectural Cultural Center Tenjinyama, Japan
                         "Kasanaru iroka", Noritake Galerie, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
                         "CONTACT act7" / Heyri Art Valley, South Korea
2009                 "Jamin" / Esprit Nouveau Gallery, Okayama
                          6. Setouchi Art Festival "Inujimajikan" / Island - Inujima, Okayama
2010                 "Yakimono no genzai VI"/ Gallery Voice, Gifu
                         "Naturals,Not by nature" / Esprit Nouveau Gallery, Okayama
2011                  Gallery HAKU, Osaka
                         "BEGEGNUNGEN", Tenri Japanisch-Deutsche cultural center, Cologne, Germany
                         "Tokai gendai tougei", Aichi Prefectural Ceramics Museum, Aichi, Japan
                         "Seeing the Unseen Forms", Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan 
                         "International Triennal of Silicate Arts", Kecskemét, Austlia 
2012                 "Tougei no teian", Galerie HAKU und JR Osaka Mitsukosh-iIetan 6F, Osaka
                         "Shigaraki ACT", Kawabata Souko, Shiga
2013                  BEGEGNUNGEN / GalleryYumi, Okayama 
                          "LeCarrousel des métiers d'art et de création / "Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France 
                          Tzuri Gueta Gallery, Paris, France  
2014                  Asia Contemporary Art, Gallery Artpark, Karlsruhe, Germany 
2015                  2. Soja Art Festival "Kokoro no Hida, Kibi no Art", Schrein - Houfukuji, Okayama, Japan 
                                                                                                                                                         etc.