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  Goro
Suzuki
Japanese master ceramist Goro Suzuki (b. 1941) works in many different styles, all rooted in Japanese traditions. One of these styles is Oribe ware, which originated in his native region of Mino in the 17th century, and features simple design motifs based on fanciful combinations of squares, rectangles and circles. The artist adds dipped or poured accents of a green flowing glaze.

Goro Suzukiís work demonstrates a masterful manipulation of the material and an aesthetic of rustic simplicity. Long admired by Japanese collectors, the work is also a favorite of artists and connoisseurs in the United States. Suzukiís career spans over forty years, from his early days as a production potter through his tremendous success as a revered master ceramist. He is reported to be one of the next artists designated as a Japanese "living treasure".

The Frank Lloyd Gallery has presented four exhibitions of Suzuki's work. The first show, in 1998, featured rustic teapots, full of asymmetric architecture and brushed surface design. The second show, in 1999, concentrated on the tea ceremony, a highly refined Japanese ritual. His third show, in 2003, concentrated on the centuries-old Oribe style and included Suzuki's extraordinary vessels, stacked boxes and ceramic chairs. Our most recent presentation of Goro Suzukiís work was in 2010, in a show titled Shino and Stone. This exhibit included new work made with ceramic glazes on stones and small boulders, demonstrating the white color that characterizes the Shino style.

Goro Suzukiís work has been exhibited extensively in Japan, and is included in museum collections in that country as well as in the United States. His work is represented in the Japanese Pavilion of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Hetsens Museum in Dusseldorf, Germany, and the Marer Collection at Scripps College in Claremont, California.




Awards

1982     Visited U.S.A. by the invitation of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan
1975     Visited U.S.A. by the invitation of Rhode Island School of Art and
            Design Prize, Asahi Ceramic Arts Exhibition í75
1971     Prize, The Third Chunichi International Ceramic Exhibition
1966     Grand Prize, Asahi Ceramic Arts Exhibition í66
1962     Prize, Asahi Ceramic Arts Exhibition í62
1961     Governor of Aichi Prefecture Prize, Asahi Ceramic Arts Exhibition í61

Museum Collections

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona
Cancer Research Center, Seto, Japan
Seto-Aichi Doctor Association Center, Seto, Japan
Seto-city Culture Center, Seto, Japan
Hetsens Museum, Dusseldorf, Germany
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Japanese Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
Marer Collection, Scripps College, Claremont, California
Meito Art Museum, Komaki, Japan
Nishin Culture Center, Nishin, Japan
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, California
Toyota City, Toyota, Japan

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2010     Shino and Stone, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2003     Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California
1999     The Tea Ceremony, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California
1998     Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California
            Gallery Dai-Ichi Arts, Nagoya, Japan
1997     Gallery Dai-Ichi Arts, Nagoya, Japan     
            Fujinoya, Sano, Japan
            Sun Gallery, Sumie, Nagoya, Japan
1996     Gallery Dai-Ichi Arts Nagoya, Japan
            Isetan Department Store, Tokyo, Japan
            Sun Gallery Sumie, Nagoya, Japan
1995     Gallery Dai-Ichi Arts, Nagoya, Japan
            Fujinoya , Sano, Japan
            Inui Gallery, Ashikaga, Japan
            Gallery Kenbishi, Kariya, Japan
1994     Gallery Kenbishi, Kariya, Japan
            Gallery Dai-Ichi Arts, Nagoya, Japan
1993     Gallery Dai-Ichi Arts, Nagoya, Japan
            Maruei, Nagoya, Japan
1992     Takashimaya Department Store, Tokyo; Kyoto;Osaka; Yokohama, Japan
            Gallery Dai-Ichi Arts, Nagoya, Japan
1991     Akamatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
            Gallery Dai-Ichi Arts, Nagoya, Japan
1990     Akamatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
            Gallery Dai-Ichi Arts, Nagoya, Japan
1989     Gallery Dai-Ichi Arts, Nagoya, Japan
            Maruei, Nagoya, Japan
1988     Gallery, Dai-Ichi Arts, Nagoya, Japan
            Maruei, Nagoya, Japan
1987     Gallery Dai-Ichi Arts, Nagoya, Japan
1986     Gallery Dai-Ichi Arts, Nagoya, Japan
            Maruei, Nagoya, Japan
1984     Maruei, Nagoya, Japan
1982     Maruei, Nagoya, Japan
1981     Ikebukuro, Seibu, Tokyo, Japan
1980     Maruei, Nagoya, Japan
1979     Inui Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1978     Maruei, Nagoya, Japan
1977     Ikebukuro Seibu, Tokyo, Japan
1970     Gallery Q, Los Angeles, California