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Jun Kaneko
Jun Kaneko Untitled Head 15-08-03
Jun Kaneko Untitled Dango 99-12-04
Jun Kaneko Untitled Slab 16-05-51   Jun Kaneko Untitled Slab 16-05-67
Jun Kaneko Untitled Slab 16-05-56 Jun Kaneko 16-05-42 Jun Kaneko Untitled Slab 16-05-39

Jun Kaneko, born in Nagoya, Japan in 1942, has consistently followed his own path and continually experimented with the technical aspects of the ceramic medium. His enormous dango forms, which range as high as eleven feet, challenge the physical limitations of the material and the firing process. Also, in his work at the European Ceramics Work Center, he has succeeded in applying extraordinary glaze color to ceramic tile and slabs, boldly painting in a direct and graphic manner.  Jun Kaneko’s most recognized sculptural form is the boldly glazed, monumental dango (Japanese for “rounded form ”). An enormous, rounded monolith, the dango presents visual pleasure and straightforward formal delight.

1971 Claremont Graduate Schiil, Claremont, CA (studied under Paul Soldner)
1966 University of CA, Berkeley, CA (studied under Peter Voulkos)
1964 Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
         California Institute of Art, Los Angeles, CA
         Studied ceramics under Jerry Rothman, Paramount , CA

Selected Collections
         Aichi-Prefecture Museum of Ceramics, Nagoya, Japan
         Arabia Museum, Helsinki, Finland
         Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
         Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
         Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (DeYoung), San Francisco, CA
         Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
         Gardiner Museum of Ceramics, Toronto, Canada
         Gifu-Ken Museum, Gifu, Japan
         Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
         Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
         Museum of Arts and Design, New York
         National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia
         Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
         Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
         Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
         Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
         Smithsonian National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.
         Museum of Modern Art, Osaka, Japan
         Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
         Yamaguchi Museum, Yamaguchi, Japan


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