Steven Ward

Huellas

Huellas

mixed clay bodies, organic material

1997, 12 piece installation. Bronze Award, The International Ceramics Festival Mino, Japan'98

Sealed By Fire series

Sealed By Fire series

1999, mixed clay bodies, organic material

22.5cm x 27cm x 32.5cm

Tierra del Fuego

Tierra del Fuego

mixed clay bodies, organic material

1998, 20cm x 48cm x 30cm
detail of 17 piece installation

tsubo

tsubo

clay, black & white engobes

1997, painting inside the kiln

Sealed By Fire series

Sealed By Fire series

mixed clay bodies, organic material

1999,17.5cm x 32cm x 32cm

MAPAS DE SITUACIONES

MAPAS DE SITUACIONES

ink, earth, plaster, cement, color pencils, oil paints, paper, wood

2010, 2cm x 30 cm x 45 cm

MAPAS DE SITUACIONES

MAPAS DE SITUACIONES

ink, earth, plaster, cement, color pencils, oil paints, lacquered paper, wood

2010, 2cm x 30 cm x 45 cm

Mapas de Situaciones

Mapas de Situaciones

ink, earth, plaster, cement, color pencils, oil paints, paper

2001, 3cm x 38cm x 42cm

Mapas de Situaciones, detail

Mapas de Situaciones, detail

ink, earth, fire, cement, color pencils, oil paints.

2010, 2cm x 30 cm x 45 cm

Mapas de Situaciones

Mapas de Situaciones

ink, earth, plaster, cement, color pencils, oil paints, berry juice, paper, metal plate

2010, 92cm x 60cm x 2.5cm


STEVEN WARD

1970: Born July 10, San Francisco, California, U.S.A
1991-92: Extensive travel / research in Asia
1994: B.F.A., The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, U.S.A
1995: Artist in residence at The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan
1996: Full-time assistant to the Japanese artist Koie Ryoji
2007: Founder of The Creative Culture Institute, NPO
2016: Creative Director, The Mountain Plaza / 山の広場®
Ceramic Amphitheater Art Center

GRANTS

2006: Chita Bank, "Dream Support" for "Plaza de Sora and Alba", Chita Peninsula, Aichi Pref., Japan
2007: Ministry of Education "Children's Dream Foundation" (Kodomo Yume Kikin):workshops of Art and Rice Cultivation. Mihama, Aichi Pref., Japan
2007: Aichi Bank, Artistic Achievement Grant (Aigin Kyoiku Zaidan), Aichi Pref., Japan
2016: Chita Bank, "Dream Support" for The Mountain Plaza / 山の広場®Ceramic Amphitheater Art Center.,Chita Peninsula, Aichi Pref., Japan

COLLECTIONS & PUBLIC MONUMENTS (*)

1996: Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Shigaraki, Shiga Pref., Japan
1997: Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia
1999: "Plaza de Sora", Tokoname City, Aichi Pref., Japan (*) (vandalized)
"Cardinal Points", Museo del Caroni, Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela
2000 - 2010: "Mountain Plaza", ceramic amphitheater project, Mihama, Aichi Pref., Japan(*)
2001: "Sarisariñama", The Inax Tile Museum, Tokoname City, Aichi Pref., Japan
2005: EARTH project, a ceramic globe monument (2 meters in diameter), created by 25 artists from around the world. Chukyo University, Toyota, Aichi Pref., Japan (*)
2005 - 2007: "Plaza de Sora and Alba", Kowaki Public Park, Tokoname City, Japan (*)
2010 - 2011:”CAMINO” Yugakutei Well Project, Kiinagashima, Mie Pref., Japan(*)
2012: Panca-Dhatavah/ 五大 GODAI, Mihama, Aichi Pref., Japan
2015: Grand Opening of The Mountain Plaza / 山の広場®Ceramic Amphitheater Art Center
2017: “Jadar Turabi”, Chita City, Aichi Pref., Japan

EXHIBITIONS & COMPETITIONS

1992 - 2000: Exhibit in various galleries and public art events, USA, Japan and Venezuela
1996: International Ceramic Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Shigaraki, Shiga Pref., Japan
1997 - 2004: Collaborate in Ximena Elgueda`s video installations, Nagoya, Japan
1998: The 5th Mino International Ceramic Competition, Tajimi, Gifu Pref., Japan
1999: International Competition for Contemporary Ceramic Art, Faenza, Italy
6th Biannual Chunichi Shinbun Ceramic Competition, Japan
ASAHI National Ceramic Competition, Japan
2000: Eco - Museo del Caroni, Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela
2002: Tokoname Culture Museum, Modern Ceramic Artists, Tokoname, Aichi Pref., Japan
2005: EARTH project: commemorating the ceramic globe monument. Maruzen Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
2011: “COMMON GROUND” (5 ton clay installation), Nagoya University Graduate Students Art Project, Nagoya, Aichi Pref., Japan
2014 - 2015:“Terram Fabulas”, The Kawara Museum Exhibition, Takahama, Japan
2017: “Mieruyona, Mienaiyona”group exhibition, The Kawara Museum, Takahama, Japan

AWARDS

1998: Bronze medal, The 5th Mino International Ceramics Competition, Tajimi, Gifu Pref., Japan
1999: Tokoname Honors of Cultural Merit

PUBLICATIONS & DOCUMENTARIES (*)

2000: Tokoname Sculpture`s Synmposium, magazine
2001: National Television (NHK), a 20 min. documentary on the "Mountain Plaza" project(*) National Television (NHK), "Artists Living in Japan", a 50 min. interview and documentary (*)
2001: Asahi semi-national newspaper article
2002: International Aichi Voice, english magazine
2006: TOKO TOKO, "Tokoname: A Cultural Guide.", Chief Editor
2007: TOKO TOKO, "Tokoname: A Cultural Guide.", 2nd edition, Chief Editor
2008: Ceramic Technical #26, "Communally-made High-fired Architecture”
2014: The Japan Times, September 20th, 2014
2014: Kyoto Journal
2014: Nagoya University of Art Department of Design Lecture (*)