- Yoko Doi
- 22 Feb. 1976
- Kanagawa (Japan)
I am creating glass art works which reflect the structure of natural objects, and shape of plants, minerals and insects. I try to express the things that I’m feeling “good” purely with every effort as possible.
“What is a thing thinking that myself is really good?”
This is to think most important when I create the art works.
I’m thinking that I want to reflect the element and structure that I’m feeling “good”, to my art works.
The art works become to different thing to me from the moment I create it. And it sometimes will go far away from me.
If it is lucky, it will live much longer than my life. Perhaps, even if human race disappears, there may be some pieces left…
Even if it is left on the roadside or being buried in the ground, there is a shape that I felt “good”.
I hope so and have been creating my art works.
Oct. 2004Started to learn the technic of lampwork for borosilicate glass at the glass studio in Tokyo.
Jan. 2007Started creating own glass works at home.
Sep. 200844th Kanagawa Art Exhibition Crafts category – selected
Nov. 20092nd Volvo Art & Design Competition 2009 – Excellence Prize
*Prized work’s photo is printed on Volvo Cars Japan’s 2010 calendar (January)
Dec. 2009Gallery at the Hyatt II Christmas Exhibition – Popular Prize
Sep. 2010Shikinensengu Art Competition 2nd – Selected
Feb. 2012Next Art Exhibition – Selected
Feb. 2013MONSTER Exhibition 2013 – Monster Award
May. 2018IAG AWARDS 2018 – Selected
Feb.2019Glass sparkle 2019
[place]Noritake Garden Gallery(Nagoya – Aichi, Japan)
Jan.2019GLASS WORKS 2019
[place]Gallery Tanaka(Ginza – Tokyo. Japan)
Aug. 2018Lampwork Exhibition 2018 in Nara
[place] Gallery Azemame(Nara Craft Museum / Nara, Japan)
May. 2018IAG AWARDS 2018
[place] Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre(Tokyo, Japan) – 5th Floor Gallery1 and 2
Apl.-May. 2018MAUVE CRYSTALS IN THE CABINET
[place] KIRI to RIBBON (Shop / Tokyo, Japan)
Jun.-Aug. 2017The beautiful world of microorganisms
[place] Usagi no Nedoko Kyoto (Shop / Kyoto, Japan)
Jun. 2013MONSTER Exhibition 2013
[place] hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK ANNEX ART SPACE (USA)
Feb. 2013MONSTER Exhibition 2013
[place] Shibuya Hikarie (Tokyo, Japan) 8/ COURT
Mar. 2012Next Art Exhibition
[place] Matsuya Ginza(Tokyo, Japan) 8th Floor Venue
Feb. 2012Next Art Exhibition
[place] Asahi Shimbun Tokyo Headquarters(Tokyo, Japan) Main Building 2nd Floor Concourse
Oct. 2010Shikinensengu Art Competition 2nd
[place] Heian Jingu Shrine(Kyoto, Japan) “Gaku-den”
Dec. 2009Gallery at the Hyatt II Christmas Exhibition
[place] Hyatt Regency Osaka(Osaka, Japan) gallery on the basement floor
Feb. 20102nd Volvo Art & Design Competition Photographic Exhibition
[place] Swedish embassy(Tokyo, Japan)
Sep. 200844th Kanagawa Art Exhibition
[place] Kanagawa Kenmin Hall(Kanagawa, Japan)