ESTHER SHIMAZU

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii

Represented by: John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA. Work in Pagoda Red Gallery, Chicago IL; Studio 7 Gallery, Holualoa HI; Robyn Buntin Gallery, Honolulu; NaPua Gallery, Wailea, HI; Kunstforum Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland

Coming Up: Will be at SOFA Chicago with John Natsoulas Gallery Nov 1-4, 2018; attending Natsoulas Ceramic Conference in Davis CA May 3-5, 2019; workshop at Estudio Paloma in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Sep 9-20, 2019

Publications:

2018

Esther Shimazu, John Natsoulas Press

2013

500 Ceramic Figures, Lark Books

2012

DVD of artist demonstration from NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) Tampa conference

2009

500 Ceramic Sculptures, Lark Books

1997

October American Craft magazine

1997

Fall Ceramic Art and Perception Magazine, Australia

1996

Artists/Hawaii, University of Hawaii Press

1993

Biennial, The Contemporary Museum of Honolulu

Residency:

2017

Fuping Pottery Art Village, Shaanxi, China

2014, 2017

LH Project, Joseph, OR

Workshop Teaching: The Clay Studio, Missoula MT; American Ceramics Society-Design Chapter, Los Angeles CA ; Iowa State University, Ames IA; Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach FL; Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM; Anderson Ranch, CO; Idyllwild, CA; Penland, NC; Hawaii Potters’ Guild, Honolulu; Holualoa Foundation for Culture and the Arts, Hawaii; Hui No’eau, Maui; San Francisco State University; McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL; Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, BC; Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV;

Selected Exhibitions:

2017

The Candace Groot Collection

2016

Michi - Distinctive Paths, Shared Affinity: An Exhibition of Japanese American
Ceramic Artists

2014

Ohana, Kunstforum Solothurn, Solothurn Switzerland

2013

13e Parcours Ceramique Carougeois/ Esther Shimazu, Galerie Atelier Maya Guidi, Carouge Switzerland

2011

Multiple Personalities, Craft Alliance, St. Louis MO

2010

Portraiture Beyond Likeness, Wayne Art Center Philadelphia PA

2009

10th Annual Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, University of Hawaii/Manoa, Honolulu ; invited artist

2008

Menschenbild, Kunstforum Solothurn, Solothurn Switzerland

 

Broadsides, Honolulu Academy of Arts Linekona Art Center, Honolulu HI

2009

10th Annual Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, University of Hawaii/Manoa, Honolulu; invited artist

2008

Menschenbild, Kunstforum Solothurn, Solothurn Switzerland

2007

Esther Shimazu, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

2005

NCECA Diverse Domain:  North American Contemporary Ceramics, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2003

Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture, San Diego City College

2002

Hawaii Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition, invited artist, Honolulu

1999

Esther Shimazu,Tulsa Artists’ Coalition, Tulsa, OK

1998

Re: FORM, The Fuller Art Museum, Brockton, MA

 

The Nude in Clay II, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

Pat Mahony and Esther Shimazu, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA