y u k a o t a n i

EDUCATION
2008 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI  Master of Fine Arts with honors
2000 Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Craft Design

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015  “yukaotani x Papabubble Collaborative Project2015” Papabubble, Tokyo, Japan
2014  “VITREOUS  Oriental Design Gallery, Hiroshima, Japan

2014  "Wonder of Sugarglass"  Akioshidai International Art Village, Mine, Japan
2012  "Study for Hojoki"  Camel Project Space, Brooklyn, NY
2012  "Sweet Vessels@PAPABUBBLE"  Papabubble, Tokyo, Japan
2011 "Edible Glass Window"  Papabubble, New York, NY
2010 “Rock Garden Disco”  Pepper’s Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2008 “Irrationally Exuberant”  Gallery Catacomb Central Falls, RI
2004  “Out of Pod– Adventures of Broad Beans”  Morita Bank, Fukui, Japan

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 “BEST IF USED BY” Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
2016  “Emancipation”  Soul Full Cup, Corning, NY
2016  “Whereabouts” GlazenHuis, Lommel, Belgium, curated by Hyperopia Projects
2015  “Alchemy: Sugarcane & Rum” Kio-A-Thau Sugar Refinery Artist Village, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2015  “Kojimachi Loves Arts”  Kojimachi Collection, Tokyo, Japan
2015  “Nuit Blanche Akiyoshidai”  Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi, Japan
2015 “COExist” Pop-up Exhibition on Market Street, Corning, NY
2014 "Art Festival" Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Mine, Japan
2014 "Quotidiaen" CelerySpace gallery, Berkeley, CA
2013 "Open Call for Art Project Ideas, Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
2013 "Shiro Oni Open Studios" Shiro Oni Studio, Onishi, Japan
2013  "Modern Times"  Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY
2012  "Watarase Art Project 2012 Parade"  Nikko City and Midori City, Japan
2012  "Toothsome" Bulletspace, New York, NY
2011  "Urban Glass Pop-Up Shop" Museum of The City of New York, New York, NY
2011  "GLASS IN ALL SENSES" Brattleboro Museum of Contemporary Art, Brattleboro, VT
2010  “InLight 2010”  1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
2010  “Last Supper Festival”  3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY
2010  “TRANSITION: Artists of UrbanGlass”  UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY
2010  “Hand+Made”  Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston, TX
2010  "Full Disclosure" Tompkins Projects, Brooklyn, NY
2009  "Earth, Fire, Wind, Water, Heart"  The Lower East Side Dance Academy, New York, NY
2009  “Objective Affection”  Boffo, New York, NY
2009  “BIGG: Breakthrough Ideas in Global Glass”  OSU Urban Art Space, Columbus, OH
2008  “OVS No.7”  CRG Gallery, New York, NY 2008

AWARDS/GRANTS
2016  Nominee, Irwin Borowsky International Prize in Glass Art
2013  Oriental Hotel Hiroshima Prize/Audience’s Prize  Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
2009  Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program
2005-2008  RISD Fellowship
2005-2008  RISD Graduate Assistantship
2007  RISD Friends of Glass Scholarship
2007  RISD-Pilchuck Glass School Partner Scholarship
2007  Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Technical Assistantship
2005  Kanazu Forest of Creation Scholarship

RESIDENCIES
2015  Kio-A-Thau Sugar Refinery Artist Village, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2015  Fellowship, Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi, Japan
2015  Open Studio Residency, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
2015  Artist in Residence at The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
2014  Pilchuck Glass School Emerging Artist in Residence Program Stanwood, WA
2013  Shiro Oni Art Residency Gunma, Japan
2011  CGCA Fellowship, Creative Glass Center of America, Millville, NJ
2011  Watarase Art Project Artist in Residence program, Nikko, Japan
2010-2011 Open Studio Residency Program, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
2010  Artist in Residence program, The Pajama Factory, Williamsport, PA
2008 Chashama North Artist in Residence Program, Chashama Inc, Pine Plains, NY

LECTURE
2015  Professional Development Lecture, Glass-no-Terakoya, Tokyo, Japan
2014  Artist Lecture, Cornish Collage of the Arts, Seattle, WA
2011  Artist Lecture, WheatonArts, Millville, NJ
2009  Visiting Artist, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

COLLECTIONS
Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ

TEACHING
2016 “Sweet Pate de Verre” Hagi Museum, Yamaguchi, Japan
2014 “Sugarglass Workshop” Glass Studio MARu, Hayama, Japan
2014  "Wonder of Sugarglass workshop"  Akioshidai International Art Village, Mine, Japan
2012  "Sugar Glass Workshop" Jogashima Maguro Mart, Nakano, Tokyo
2012  "Sugar Glass with Yuka Otani"  Workshop Instructor, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
2011  "Studio Sundays" Workshop Instructor, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
2011  "Edible Glass Workshop/Trade School: Coincidence of Wants", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2011  "Edible Glass Workshop" Trade School, New York, NY
2008   Instructor for "Beginning Glass"   Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2004   "Drawing Workshop" Fukuno Ichinosato Art Festival, Tonami, Japan

CURATORIAL
2016  “Emancipation”  Soul Full Cup, Corning, NY
2015  “Nuit Blanche Akiyoshidai”  Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi, Japan
2010  "The Post-Glass Video Festival"  Heller Gallery, New York, NY
2009  "How Is This Glass?" Multiple pop-up galleries in downtown Corning, Corning, NY

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