ESTHER SHIMAZU

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii

Galleries: John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA; Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago; NaPua Gallery, Wailea, Maui; Kunstforum Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland; Robyn Buntin Gallery, Honolulu, HI

Education:

1977 -1982

University of Massachusetts/Amherst; BFA, MFA Ceramics

1975-1977

University of Hawaii/Manoa; fine arts, ceramics

Publications:

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

2008, 2016

Esther Shimazu, John Natsoulas Press

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

Workshop Teaching:

Penland School of Crafts, NC; The Clay Studio, MT; University of Montana; Montana State University; Lillstreet Art Center, IL; University of Oregon; Santa Fe Clay; American Ceramics Society-Design Chapter CA; Iowa State University; Armory Art Center, FL; Anderson Ranch, CO; Idyllwild Summer Program, CA; Hawaii Potters’ Guild, HI; Donkey Mill Art Center, HI; San Francisco State University; Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, BC

Next Up:
Sharon Art Studio, San Francisco, May 2-5 Master Series: Figure Construction
www.sharonartstudio.org/images/pdfs/Spring2017.pdf

Recent Exhibitions:

2014

Nurtured in Nature, selections from the LH Project international residency program; Portland, Oregon

 

Kunstforum Solothurn, Solothurn Switzerland

2013

Robyn Buntin Gallery, Honolulu, HI

 

Galerie Atelier Maya Guidi, Carouge Switzerland

2011

Hiroki Morinoue, Wayne Morioka, Esther Shimazu; Bethel Street Gallery, Honolulu, HI

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

2007

Esther Shimazu, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

2006

Doug Young and Esther Shimazu; The Gallery at Ward Center; Honolulu, HI

2005

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

2004

8th International Shoebox Exhibition, University of Hawaii/Manoa, Honolulu, invited artist

 

Three Hawaii Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

2003

Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture, San Diego City College 

 

International Asia-Pacific Contemporary Ceramics Invitational Exhibition, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

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