Ōhi Toshio Chōzaemon XI Japanese , b. 1958

Ōhi Toshio Chōzaemon XI is the 11th generation head of his familys lineage. He illustrates this legacy of Ōhi ware in bowls and other items for tea ceremonies, both utilitarian and purely aesthetic. Ōhi earned a master’s degree in fine art from Boston University and in addition, his many opportunities aboard enabled him to develop his own perspective and understanding of his family’s Ōhi ware. His sharp forms and nuanced colors are the results of both the long Ōhi ware tradition and the artist’s inspirational journeys around the world. In 2015, he received the Japan Prime Minister Award at The 54th Japan Contemporary Kōgei Exhibition, which was held at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Japan.


Selected Exhibitions: 
2013–2020 Asia Week, New York, US
2018 Real Japan in Kanazawa, Isetan, Singapore, US
2017 The 64th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition, Japan, US
2016 Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, Embassy of Japan, Washington D.C., US
2015 Japanese Kōgei: Future Forward, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, US

Selected Public Collections

Los Angeles County Museum of Art | California, US
Everson Museum of Art | Syracuse, US
Musée Ariana | Geneva, Switzerland 
Design Museum Gent | Belgium
Sévres Ceramics Museum | Sévres, France
Taipei Fine Arts Museum | Taiwan 
Honolulu Museum of Art | Hawaii, US 

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art | Kanazawa, Japan