CURRICULUM VITAE

At Creative Arts Community workshop in Menucha, Columbia gorge, Oregon, 2012
At Creative Arts Community workshop in Menucha, Columbia gorge, Oregon, 2012

KANETAKA IKEDA

 

Born:1952, Kushikino City, Kagoshima

Prefecture,Japan

 

Immigrated to the United States in 1960;

became US citizen in 1963

 

Resided in Sapporo, Japan from 1988-2008

Currently resides in Portland, Oregon, USA

EDUCATION

 

 

1980     MFA in Sculpture, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

 

1977     BS in Art, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

 

1970-4  Attended Oregon State University and University of Oregon, major                   in architecture

 

 

 

 

ONE AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITION

 

 

 

2020    "Parts of the Cosmic Tree II", Blackfish Galllery, Portland,  Oregon

 

2019     " Visions of the Cosmic Tree", Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

 

2017     "Forms from the Cosmic Tree", Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

 

2016     "Cosmic Leaves", Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

 

2015     "Leaves of the Cosmic Tree", Blackfish Gallelry, Portland, Oregon

 

2014     “Suns, Stars and Cosmic Tree”, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

 

2013     Gravity- Invisible Branches of the Cosmic TreeBlackfish Gallery,  

              Portland, Oregon

       

            “Tree of Life in All SeasonsBlackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

 

2010     “Face Fruits and Leaves and Branches of the Tree of Life: the     

          

             “Everyday Scenes from Leaves and Branches of the Tree of Life”
  Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

 

 

 

2008

“Ken Ikeda and Students+Friend Exhibition”Kitahiroshima                                   Cultural Gallery,Kitahiroshima, Hokkaido, Japan

 

2003     “People of the Tree of Life” Sapporo City Shiryokan Gallery,

              Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

 

2001     “Fruits and Other Parts of the Tree”Utukushigaoka Gallery, Sapporo  

             Japan      

 

1999     “Endless Thread” Utsukushigaoka Gallery, Sapporo, Japan

        

             “Forms from the Tree of Life II”Best Pocket Gallery, Sapporo Art        

              Park, Sapporo, Japan

 

1997     “Forms from the Tree of Life” AM Art Gallery, Sapporo, Japan

 

1984     “Wheels, Stairways, and Heaven - Everything’s but a Spiral” North    

             View  Gallery, Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon

 

             “Cross Section Series” Littman Gallery, Portland State University,  

     Portland, Oregon

 

            “Ur: Patterns, Erosions, and Duration”Northwest Artists Workshop, Portland, Oregon

 

1984    “The Floor” Bush Barn Gallery, Salem, Oregon

         

1983    “The Wall Series” Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

 

1981     “The Train, the Traps, and the Wall Series”Blackfish Gallery, Portland, 

              Oregon

 

1979     “The Artifact Series” Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

             “Construction Sculptures” MFA Thesis Exhibition,Gallery 299, 

              PortlandState University, Portland, Oregon

 

 

 

 

THREE PERSON SHOW / GROUP EXHIBITION WITH SEVERAL

 

WORKS/ Installation Projects

 

 

 

2019        "Cyrus;s Lost Invention". an installation project, Portland, 

              Oregon

 

2018      "Parts of the Cosmic Tree", Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

 

2016      "Cosmic Leaf #2" - an installation projcect, Fishbowl I,

 

               Blackfish  Gallery, Portland, Oregon

 

2015      " A Leaf of the Cosmic Tree", an installation project, Fishbowl I,

 

               Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

 

2013   Lights within Matter, installation project, Fishbowl I , Blackfish Gallery

 

2013   Leaves from a Different Tree, M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery, Seattle 

              Central  Community College, Seattle, Washington

 

2006     “Fifth IEAD Institute of Environmental Art and Design Convention”

              an academic, convention exhibition, Spica Hall, Sapporo, Japan

 

2005     “Kioku (memory of wood) Exhibition” a thematic exhibition of

              wood sculpture Kitahiroshima Cultural Hall Gallery, Kitahiroshima,                       Japan

 

1985     “Issei Artists” a group exhibition of first generation Asian-American 

              artists, Interstate Firehouse Gallery, Portland, Oregon

 

 

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

 

 

2019        Blackfish 40th Aanniversary Exhibition, Blackfis Gallery, Portland,  

               Oregon.

 

 

2017      "Green" a thematic group exhibition, Blackfish  Gallery, Portland, Oregon

 

 

2016     "Green" a thematic group exhibition,  Blackfish Gallery, Portland,

              Oregon

 

2015     “Window: a Dialogue”, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

 

2014     “Blackfish at 35”, Valise Gallery, Vashon Island, Washington

 

             “Being Blackfish, 35thann. exhibit, Blackfish Gallery, Portland                         

             “Ironies/Satires, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon     

    

             “Becoming Blackfish, 35thann. exhibit, Blackfish Gallery Blackfish                      Gallery, Portland, Oregon

 

2013     RitualBlackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

 

             “RainBlackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

 

 

2012     InfluenceBlackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon

 

2010     “Blackfish Drawing Exhibition”, Portland, Oregon

 

1999     “Blackfish Tenth Year Anniversary Exhibition” Portland, Oregon

 

1986     “Pacific Vista” Index Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, Washington

 

             “Northwest Artists Interpret the Landscape” an invitational thematic

              group exhibition, Blackfish Gallery, Portland Oregon

 

1985     “East Meets West” Erickson Building, Portland, Oregon

      

             “15thAsian American Exhibition” Pacific Arts Center, Seattle, 

              Washington

        

             “Public Hanging, Portland Center for Visual Arts, Portland, Oregon

             

             “Issei ArtistsInterstate Firehouse Cultural Center, Portland, Oregon

 

1984     “Asian Point of View” Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Assoc. 

              Building, Portland, Oregon

        

             “First Alumni Show” Littman Gallery, Portland State University campus,
  Portland, Oregon

          

             “Artquake 84 , Portland, Oregon

 

             “Northwest Artists Workshop Group Show” Federal Building, Portland, 

              Oregon

 

1983     “Oregon Biennial” Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon

    

             “Artquake ’83 Invitational Sculpture Show” Portland, Oregon

 

1982     “Group Show” Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon

            

             "Artquake 82 Invitational Sculpture Show", Portland, Oregon

 

1981     “Mountain High III, Woodwork” Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood, Oregon

         

             “Artquake 81, Portland, Oregon

 

1980     “Blackfish at Cheney Cowles Museum” Spokane, Washington

 

1980     “Sculpture 80” Foster White Gallery Sculptural Invitational, Seattle,        

              Washington

 

1979     “The Opening Exhibition of Blackfish Gallery, Introducing Blackfish”

           

             “Additive Sculpture, Art Place, Portland, Oregon

          

             “ Artquake 79, Portland, Oregon

 

1978     Group Sculpture ShowThe Fountain Gallery, Portland, Oregon

 

1977     Tenth Annual Thousand OaksArt Festival, Los Angeles, California

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

 

2009      Rejoined Blackfish Co-op Gallery, Portland, Oregon

 

2006-17 Member, IEAD Institute of Environmental Art and Design

              (A college academic association- centered in Tokyo; open            

              i nternationally)

 

1994-06 Member, College Art Teachers Association of Japan

 

1992-08 Member of Dohto University Institute of International Design

              and Institute of International Architecture. As member, wrote articles 

              and translated Japanese articles of university research magazines into

              English:

     

                          1.RUSSEL-  informational publication for Institute of 

                                               International Design

                          2. IGLOO-    nformational publication for Institute of

                                               International Architecture

 

1985-86 Board Member of Northwest ArtistsWorkshop- alternative gallery

              space

 

1984      Co-organizer of an exhibition of Asian Artists of Oregon, “Asian Point

              of View”

 

1979-83 Original Member of Blackfish Artist Co-op Gallery

 

 

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

 

2012-3   Summer sculpture workshop, Creative Arts Community,                                       Menucha, Oregon

 

1995-08 Taught sculpture and design at Dohto University as an associate                       professor (tenure)

 

1992-95 Taught various subjects in Japanese and English to students

               transferring to colleges in America- a preparatory program at Dohto

               Junior College, Sapporo,

 

1992-95 Taught sculpture as a guest lecturer at Dohto Univ. Mombetsu campus

 

 

 

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

 

1984     Co-Grantee of Multi Arts Programs NEA Grant for sponsoring an        

             Exhibition,“ Asian Point of Viewat Chinese Consolidated Benevolent   

             Assoc. Building, Portland, Oregon

 

1977     Florence Heidel Art Scholarship, Portland State University

 

 

 

 

SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

 

 

2008      newspaper article, Ken Ikeda and Friends ExhibitionFebruary, Doshin

             (Hokkaido, Japan) newspaper

 

2007      newspaper review, From Tree- Form of Life- Exhibition", Feb.16                       evening Doshin  (Hokkaido, Japan) newspaper

 

1984      newspaper article, Asian Point of View, Oct. 19, 1984 by Jane

              Christ, The Oregonian

 

1983      review, Art form juxtaposes natural, man- made elementsby Ron

              Cowan, July 1, 1983 Statesman-Journal, Salem, Oregonian Weekly

              April,21and 27th edition, Portland, Oregon

 

             “Timberline Woodworksby Louise Klemperer, The Oregonian week

              of October 20-26,

 

1980      Shining Through the Sculptural Treasure by Regina Hackett; July 3,

 

1980      Seattle Post Intelligence; article on Sculpture 80"exhibition, Foster

              White Gallery, Seattle, Washington

 

 

 

 

SELECTED WRITINGS

 

 

2006      Non-Firing Clay Sculptures, Research Report, Seventh ConventIon                   of IEAD- Instituteof Environmental Art and Design

 

2005      Short article on sculpture works, Giant Face Fruits: Princess Mai                  Mai",  Dohto University, Faculty of Arts Bulletin, Vol.31

 

2003      Short article on sculpture works, People of the Tree of Life,                      Dohto University Faculty of Arts Bulletin, Vol. 29

 

2002      Short article on sculpture works, Face Fruits and the Harvest Basket",               Dohto University Faculty of Arts Bulletin, Vol. 28

 

2000      Design Trend On Forms from the Tree of Lifeby K. Ikeda, Vol.2000-3

              RUSSEL- an informational publication of Institute of International

              Design

 

1999      Short article on sculpture works, Formsfrom the Tree of Life,

              Dohto U. Faculty of Arts Bulletin, Vol. 24

 

1979      MFA Thesis, Construction Works, Portland State University, Portland,

              Oregon