Charles Bronfman’s Claridge Collection Auction: Part V: Decorative Arts
April 21, 2015
PRIMORDIAL EGG 03
height 6" — 15.2 cm.
engraved signature, dated 95 and titled
Originally from Japan, Takenouchi completed a four-year degree course in design and glassblowing at Tama Art University in 1987. Upon graduating, she worked as a lighting designer but realized after one year that she craved the material, hands on approach.
She went on to work at the Swedish Centre Foundation, a government run glass studio in Sapporo, Japan, where she learned different approaches to colour application, form and sandblasting techniques.
Takenouchi emigrated to Canada in 1993, settling in Vancouver where she worked at the New-Small & Sterling Studio. That same year, and again in 1998 she was honoured with scholarships to attend the world-renowned Pilchuck Glass School. In 1995 Takenouchi’s glass art was among only 100 pieces selected from thousands of internationalal applicants for inclusion in the prestigious New Glass Review 16, Contemporary Glass: Color, Light & Form. She has received many awards in Canada, including the Canada Council mid-career grant.
Takenouchi’s work has been shown at major galleries, museums and juried exhibitions throughout the world. In 1995 she exhibited her work at ‘The International Exhibition of Glass’ in Kanazawa and The Canadian Craft Museum. Among her commission are two CBC Sports Awards for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the President’s Award for Starbucks Coffee. In 2002, Takenouchi was invited to be one of the jury members for the Saidy Bronfman Award in Ottawa. Since 2003, she has been commissioned to make the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards. Her work is included in numerous pubic and private collections around the world.
Takenouchi maintains her practice in Vancouver renting time in the hot studio of New-Small and Sterling Studio Glass and using her private home studio to finish and treat the surfaces of her vessels and sculptures.
Selected Corporate, Private and Public Collections
Claridge/Bronfman Collection. Montreal, QC
Simon Fraser University. Burnaby, BC
Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions
2010, 2007, 2006 SOFA Chicago Option Art, Montreal, QC
2010 400 Years of Glass Galerie Elena Lee, Montreal, QC
1992-2010 BC Glass Arts Association Annual Member’s Exhibition Vancouver, BC
2009 Celestial Navigation 2 Craft Council of BC Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1992-2009 BC Glass Arts Association Biennial Exhibition SFUGallery, Burnaby & Vancouver, BC
2008, 1999, 1998 SOFA Chicago. Galerie Elena Lee, Chicago, IL
2008 MERGE/Frozen-Melt Numen Gallery. Vancouver, BC
SOFA Palm Beach Galerie Elena Lee, Montreal, QC
2007 Cycles & Transitions, Galerie Elena Lee, Montreal, QC
Lucent: A Survey of Contemporary Canadian Glass, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB
Naoko Takenouchi, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON.
2006 Bird on a Wing: Migratory Journeys, Starfish Glassworks. Victoria, BC
Le Verre Hot, Materia,Quebec, QC
2004 SOFA Chicago, William Zimmer Gallery. Chicago, IL
2003 Canadian Craft Exhibition, Canadian embassy. Tokyo, Japan
2003, 2000 Vernissage, Galerie Elena Lee. Montreal, QC
GAAC Members Exhibition, Harbourfront. Toronto, ON
Best of Canadian Glass 2003, Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto, ON
2002 Under the Wing, Portfolio Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2001 Hot Canadians: A Glass Debut, Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass, Dallas, TX
Behind our Masks, Starfish Glassworks, Victoria, BC
Dialogue, Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, BC
2001, 1999 SOFA New York, Galerie Elena Lee. New York, NY
2000 Nest, Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1999 V6, Material Matters, Toronto, ON
Contemporary Glass, Del Mano Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Etched Vessels, Nantucket Glassworks. Nantucket, MA.
1998 Ground. Craft House Gallery. Vancouver, BC
1998,1993 Made By Hand, Canadian Craft Museum. Vancouver, BC
Canadian Glass Show, Real Mother Goose Gallery, Portland, OR
Lumiere en Trios Actes, Galerie Elena Lee, Montreal, QC
1997 7th Canadian Glass Show, Rowels & Co. Ltd., Edmonton, AB.
Art Glass ’97, Hanson Gallery. Knoxville, TN.
Northern Lights, Emerald Fox Gallery, Leavenworth, WA
Hot Stuff II, Gallery at Salishan. Gleneden Beach, OR
North of the Border: Contemporary Canadian Glass, Tucson, AZ.
1994-1996 A Gather of Glass, Sable V Gallery. Wimberly, Texas.
1996 Hot Stuff: A Kaleidoscope of Modern Art Glass, Gallery at Salishan, OR
Sculpture et Verre, Quebec Contemporary Art Center, Montreal, QC.
V6, PISMO Gallery, Denver, CO.
V6 Glass, Ontario Craft Council Gallery, Toronto, ON
1995 Ancient Birds, Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The International Exhibition of Glass ’95, Kanazawa, Japan
Twig Vases, Craft house, Vancouver, BC
Too Hot To Handle, Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, BC
1994 Reflections/Directions, Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON
1993 Dream Window, Craft House, Vancouver, BC
Selected Awards, Grants and Scholarships
2004 Honourable Mention. BCGAA Biennial Exhibition. SFU Gallery. Burnaby, B.C.
1999 Canada Council Mid-career Grant.
Award of Merit Glass Art XI Vancouver, B.C.
1998 Award of Merit. BCGAA Biennial Exhibition. SFU Gallery. Burnaby, B.C.
Pilchuck Full Scholarship. Pilchuck Glass School. Stanwood, WA.
1995 Special Mention. Glass Art VII. Vancouver, B.C.
1993 First and Second Place Award. Glass Art VI. Vancouver, B.C.
Pilchuck Scholarship. B.C. Glass Art Association.
1992 Special Mention. B.C. Glass Art Exhibition. Burnaby, B.C.
1991 Unanimous Juror’s Choice. West Coast Glass Art. Fort Langley, B.C.
1990 Finalist in Goblet Category. Tableware competition for His Honour Lieutenant Governor David C. Lam. Vancouver, B.C.
2003- 2010 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards
1998 Starbucks Coffee President’s Award. Seattle, WA.
1996 CBC Sports Award, Vancouver, BC
Ontario Crafts Council, 10th Show Terminal 3, Pearson International Airport, Toronto, ON