Introduction of Shozo Michikawa

Shozo Michikawa was born in Hokkaido, the most northern area of Japan, in 1953. After graduated Aoyama Gakuin University in 1975, he settled his base of ceramics activity to Seto, Aichi. His exhibitions are held widely in Japan and foreign countries like Phillipines, Mongolia, France, USA, and UK.


Awards and Collection

Awards and Distinctions

2019 Spain Final,LOEWE Craft Prize2019,LOEWE FOUNDATION,Tokyo
2018 Munchi International Craft fair Gold-medal
2005 Ravenna,Italy Grand Prix CERAM ICAM OSAICO
1991 Seto,Japan “Shinpei Asai Prize” Design Forum in Seto


2019 London Victoria and Albert Museum,London,UK
2018 paris Musee Cernuschi
2017 Faenza,Italy International Museum of Ceramic in Faenza
  CA,USA Crocker Art Museum Sacramento
  MA,USA Worcester Art Museum
  Oxford,UK Ashmolean Museum of Art
2016 Faenza,Italy Museo Carlo Zauli
2015 Cardiff,UK National Museum of Wales
2014 Hamburg,Germany The Museum in Hamburg
2013 Shimada,Japan Shimada City Museum
2012 Coburg,Germany Modern Glass & Ceramic Museum of Coburg
2010 Los Angels,USA Los Angels County Museum of Art
2009 Cardiff,UK National Museum of Wales
  Aberystwyth,UK University of Wales, Aberystwyth
2007 Philadelphia,USA Philadelphia Museum of Art
2006 Beijing,China China-Japan Exchange Center
  Xi'an,China Qinglingsi,Temple

Foreign Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Nagoya,Aichi,Japan " power of passion" GALERIE hu
  Kyoto,Japan "40th Anniversary Exhibition,Shozo Michikawa" Sokyo Gallery
2018 paris,France ”40ans Shozo Michikawa" Mizen Fine Art International
  Frankfurt Germany ”40th anniversary Exhibition" Galerie Friedrich Muller
  Milan Italy ”40th anniversary Exhibition" Officine Saffi
2017 London,UK “40years 40pots” Erskin, Hall&Coe
  Concord,USA “Shozo Michikawa” Lacoste Gallery
  Manila,Philippines “Nature into Art” Silverlens Gallery
2016 Santiago,Chile “Shozo Michikawa”Centro Cultural Las Condes in Santiago
  Frankfurt,Germany “Shozo Michikawa”Galerie Friedrich Muller
  Singapore “Nature into Art” Di Legno Gallery
  Seto,Japan “NATURE INTO ART”Seto Ceramics and Glass Art Center
  Faenza,Italy “Shozo Michikawa” Museo Carlo Zauli
2015 London,UK “The Forbidden City” Erskin ,Hall&Coe
  Paris, France “Ballades en Terres” Mizen Fine Art
  Brusels, Belgium “Shozo Michikawa” Puls Contemporary Gallery
2014 Frankfurt,Germany “Shozo Michikawa”Galerie Friendrich Muller
  Paris, France “Shozo Michikawa” Helene Aziza
  Nagoya,Japan “Nature into Art” Galerie hu
2013 London, UK “Shozo Michikawa” Erskine,Hall &Coe
  Geneva, Switzerland “Shozo Michikawa” Peter Kummermann
  Tokyo,Japan “Shozo Michikawa” Nihonbashi MITUKOSHI Art Gallery
2012 Quebec ,Canada “Nature into Art” MATERIA
  Paris, France “Shozo Michikawa” Galerie Helene Poree
2011 London, UK “Shozo Michikawa” Erskine, Hall &Coe
  NYC, USA “The Nature of Clay” Cavin- Morris Gallery
  Brussels, Belgium “Shozo Michikawa” Puls Contemporary Gallery
  Leipzig,Germany “Shozo Michikawa” Terra Rossa
  Nagoya,Japan “Nature into Art” Galerie hu
2009 London,UK “Nature into Art” Galerie Besson
  Osaka,Japan “Shozo Michikawa” Art Gallery Oyama
2008 Paris,France “Shozo Michikawa” Clara Scremini Gallery
  Nagoya,Japan “Shozo Michikawa” Gallerie hu
2007 London,UK “30 years 30 pots” Galerie Besson
  Manila,Philippines “30 years 30 pots” IZUKAN GALLERY
  Tokyo,Japan “Shozo Michikawa”Gallery Tokyo Eizo
2006 Brussels, Belgium “Shozo Michikawa” Puls Contemporary Gallery
2005 Asheville,USA “Shozo Michikawa” Blue Spiral Gallery
  Shandong ,China “Returning to Nature’s Simplicity and Truth” Shandong Museum
  Beijing ,China “Returning to Nature’s Simplicity and Truth” Forbidden City
  Shizuoka,Japan “Shozo Michikawa” Wa-noi
  Manila,Philippines “Shozo Michikawa” IZUKAN GALLERY
2004 London,UK “Shozo Michikawa” Galerie Besson
2003 Manila,Philippines “Shozo Michikawa” IZUKAN GALLERY
  Shizuoka,Japan “Shozo Michikawa” Matsuzakaya Department Store Gallery
  Tokyo,Japan “Shozo Michikawa” TOBU Department Store Gallery
2001 UlaanBaatar,Mongolia “Shozo Michikawa” UlaanBaatar Art Gallery
  Tokyo,Japan “Shozo Michikawa” TOBU Department Store Gallery
2000 Tokyo,Japan “Shozo Michikawa” TOBU Department Store Gallery
  Kurashiki,Japan “Shozo Michikawa” Mitsukoshi Department Store Gallery
1997 Manila, Philippines “Shozo Michikawa” Hiraya Gallery
  Tokyo,Japan “Shozo Michikawa” Tokyu Department Store Gallery
1996 Manila,Philippines “Shozo Michikawa” Hiraya Gallery
1995 Osaka,Japan “Shozo Michikawa” Hankyu Department Store Gallery

Group Exhibitions

2019 Manpower,Shozo Michikawa and Hans Vangso,A PETERSEN Collegtion & Craft,Copenhagen
Design Miami / Pierre Marie Giraud Maiami USA
Design Basel  / Pierre Marie Giraud Basel Switzerland
TEFAF      / Pierre Marie Giraud  Maastricht the Netherland
Art Fair Tokyo/ Sokyo gallery,Tokyo Japan
2018 Italy ''60th edition of the Faenza prize''
MIC in Faenza
  Itary ''About a Vace'' Museo Montelupo
  France ''NIHON NOW'' Galerie Du Don
  Munchi Germany Modern Masters
  Hoganas Sweden Masterpieces-400 years of japanese ceramics
2017 Basel ,Switzerland Design Basel ,Pierre Marie Giraud
  Manila ,Philippines Art Fair Philippines ,Silverlens Gallery
  Padova ,Italy “Love and Violence”,Mizen Fine Arts
2016 Milano,Italy "Contemporary Japanese Ceramics" , Officine Saffi
  Singapore Singapore Contemporary Art show, Di Legno
2015 Shimada,Japan “International Ceramics” Shimada City Museum
  London,UK “International Ceramics” Erskin,Hall &Coe
2014 Sevres,France Art Ceram
  London,UK “Japanese Ceramics “Erskin,Hall &Coe
  Oxford,UK "Tea Bowl Show" Oxford Ceramics Gallery
  Delhi India ICC DELHI 2014 Art Fair
2012 Munich, Germany International trade fair "Modern masters"
  Seattle,USA NCECA "The World in a Cup"
  NYC,USA SOFA New York, Erskin, Hall &Coe
  London,UK COLLECT, Erskin, Hall &Coe
2011 London,UK "Pots from Seven Countries" Galerie Besson
  NYC ,USA Art of pacfic Asia Show, Cavin–Morris Gallery
  Sasama,Japan International Ceramics Exhibition
2010 NYC,USA SOFA New York, Galerie Besson
  London,UK COLLECT, Galerie Besson
  Koln,Germany "Pots & Paper", Museum Ludwig
  London,UK "Summer Exhibition", Galerie Besson
  Harlem,Netherlands “Keramicos Collection”
2009 Athens ,WV,USA “Soft Beauty of Traditional Shino”,Concord University
  Philadelphia USA “The Art of Japanese Craft 1870 to the Present”,Philadelphia museum of Art
  Chicago, USA SOFA Chicago ,Galerie Besson
2008 NYC,USA SOFA NY ,Galerie Besson
  Edinburgh,UK ”A Japanese Dialogue” ,The Scottish Gallery
  Ripon,UK “The Great North Art Show”
  London,UK ”Twenty Years - Twenty Pots”, Galerie Besson
  Chichester,UK ”Tutor Exhibition”, Sussex Barn Gallery
  Giroussens,France International Ceramics,Giroussens
2006 London,UK “Japanese Clafts Exhibition”, Galerie Besson
2005 Ravenna,Italy “Ceremica Mosaico Exhibition”
  London,UK “Summer Exhibition”, Galerie Besson
  Atlanta,USA “With Joy Brown”, The Signature shop and Gallery
2004 London,UK “Japanese Ceramics”, Galerie Besson
  Lancaster,UK “Maiden Bridge Exhibition”,Maiden Bridge Farm
  Chicago SOFA Chicago, Galerie Besson
2003 London,UK “Summer Exhibition”, Galerie Besson
2002 NYC,USA “Accompaniments of Tea”, Daiichi Gallery
1999 London,UK “Gallery pots”, Gallerie Besson
1996 Paris,France “101Pitcher Exhibition” Terres de Provence


Higham Hall, UK, 2003-2012
West Dean College, UK, 2007-

I also have workshops in all over the world such as Belgium, France, Ireland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Republic of the Philippines, Mongolia, South Korea, Spain, Austria, Chile, Singapore, Indonesia, Sweden

International Ceramic Art Festival in Sasama (ICAF)
I have managed International Ceramic Art Festival in Sasama as art director. (2011/ 2013/2015/2017)



2018.3.25 Sweden Hoganas
2016 Italy Faenza Chonaca
2016.6 Chile VD el mercurio
2016.2 Milan Artribune Interview of Shozo Michikawa
2013.11.17 Japan The Hokkaido Shimbun Press
2012.8.25 Quebec Le Soleil
2011.6.26 USA The Transylvania Times
2010.7 Germany Stadt Oldenburg
2005.7.12 Chaina People’s Daily Overseas Edition
2003.8.12 Italy Faenza
2001.7.21 Mongolia Eheeaep
1997.3.20 Philippine The Philippine Jounal
1989.4.10 Japan The Nikkei


2017 Spain Terr Art by Henry Verreet
2016 Italy La CERAMICA by Matteo Zauli
  Chile ESTEKA by Ruth Krauskopf
  France Ceramigues Japonaises Contemporaines by Sophie Cavaliero
2015 Italy LA CERAMICA by Flaminio Gualdoni
2014 Issue96 USA Ceramics Art and Perception by Tony Birks
2013 Jan/Feb France Ceramique et du Verre by Pascale Nobecourt
2012 #2 China DAO CLAYFORM by Dr.IChi Hsu
2012 Mar/Apr UK Ceramics Art and Perception by Michael C. Stewart
2011 Mar/Apr Germany New Ceramics by Sally Schone
2010 #3 Holland Keramiek by keramikos
2009 Jul/Aug UK Ceramic Review by Simon Martin
2009 USA The SPIRIT of Ceramic DESIGN By Robert Piepenburg
2008 May/Jun France Ceramique et du Verre by Angelique Escandell
2008 USA The Art of Japanese Craft By Felice Fischer Philadelphia Museum of Art
2008 Issue71 USA Australia Ceramics Art and Perception by Michael C. Stewart


  Italy about a vase
2014 France Art Ceram
2011 UK Collect
2009 USA Soft Beauty of Traditional Shinos
2008,09,10,12 NY SOFA NEW YORK
2008 11 France CAMARD
2004,05,08,09 Chicago SOFA CHICAGO
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