Akio Takamori

Takamori was a seminal figure in ceramic art, whose work over thirty years left an enduring impact on the Pacific Northwest arts and the medium itself. His work is often autobiographical, drawing on his life in Japan, his family, and mythological themes. He is known for his coil-built figurative sculptures in which the narrative painting defines the form.  Takamori explored themes of cultural identity by engaging the history of Eastern and Western aesthetics. Bold form and color defines his body of work, which is highly expressive of human emotion and sensuality.

Akio Takamori was born and raised in Japan. He has been exhibiting in the United States, Europe and Asia since the mid 1980s. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1976 and his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University in 1978.

Takamori’s work is included in numerous collections including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Los Angels County Museum of Art, Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Ariana Museum in Geneva, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. He is the recipient of numerous awards, inc

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Sitting Monkey 2011  (edition: 2/42) by Akio Takamori
Sitting Monkey 2011 (edition:...
22.25 x 13.25 in.
$1,250
Summer Dream 2012  (edition 18/28) by Akio Takamori
Summer Dream 2012 (edition 18...
17.5 x 22.5 in.
$1,800
Tree 1992   (edition: 2/12) by Akio Takamori
Tree 1992 (edition: 2/12)
30 x 22 in.
$2,000
Untitled 2015 by Akio Takamori
Untitled 2015
50 x 48 in.
$10,000
Walking Monkey 2011 (edition: 2/36) by Akio Takamori
Walking Monkey 2011 (edition: ...
18.88 x 13.25 in.
$1,250
Woman with Handbag 1997 by Akio Takamori
Woman with Handbag 1997
25 x 9 x 6 in.
 
Sea Serpent 2008 Unframed by Akio Takamori
Sea Serpent 2008 Unframed
41.5 x 26 in.
SOLD