Oshiyama Motoko Japanese, b. 1957

Oshiyama Motoko is a masterful female artist who is inspired by nature and natural phenomena. Fascinated by the challenges and beauty of metalworking, she seeks to seamlessly incorporate her medium’s idiosyncrasies into her work instead of using force. She creates swirling patterns through her technique of welding together two or more metals such as silver and shakudō (a mixture of gold and copper). Oshiyama gives distinction to her works with her modern sense of design, focusing on geometric and abstract patterns.


Selected Exhibitions:

2015 - 2023       Asia Week New York, US

2022                   Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition, Japan

2021 - 2022      Japan: A History of Style, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, US

2015                   SOFA Chicago, Illinois, US 

2010                   Art Crafts in the 21st Century–Eye of the World, MOA Museum of Art, 

                            Shizuoka, Japan


Select Public Collections: 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | NY, US 

National Museum of Asian Art at Smithsonian Institution | Washington DC, US