KATE THOMSON's C.V.

Public Commissions

Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

International Sculpture Symposia


1961 Born in St. Albans, Great Britain.
1978 Primary and secondary education - Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
1979 Awarded Community Services prize for 2 years voluntary work co-ordinating social activities for Craighouse Hospital Garfield Home for Handicapped Children
1979-83 B.A Hons. in Fine Art, University of Newcastle-u-Tyne, Great Britain.
1983 Set costume designer, ASM, for Newcastle University Theatre Society
Founder member, choreographer, set costume designer, dancer for NU Dances Company
1983 Taught Dance/Movement/Sculpture Workshops:
Bonar Hall, Dundee; Third Eye Centre, Glasgow; D.L.I Museum Arts Centre, Durham, UK.
1984 Artist in Residence in two secondary schools, Newcastle-u-Tyne, England.
1984-1987 Artist in Residence/Community Artist in the Gorbals,Glasgow, Scotland.
1988 Founder Director Company Secretary of Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Scotland.
1988 Organiser participant College Lands Sandstone Sculpture Project, Glasgow, Scotland.
1988 Attended the International Sculpture Conference, Dublin,Republic of Ireland.
1991 Established Ukishima Sculpture Studio, Iwate, Japan.
1992 Consultant for Miyakoda Public Sculpture Project, Hamamatsu, Japan.
1993 Gift from the Sea, private monument, Ardeche, France.
1994 Worked on Fountain Monument for Furusato Nigiwai Plaza, Hashikami, Aomori, Japan.
1994 Private monument, Ishinomaki, Miyagi, Japan.
1997-2000 Member of Advisory Committee, Michinoku Mystery Film Festival, Morioka, Iwate, Japan
1997- Consultant for Ohkurayama ArtistsfWork Camp, Miyagi, Japan.
1997- Associate Member, Japan Institute of Architects, Iwate, Japan
1998

Juror for sculpture section, Iwate Prefecture Festival of Art, Morioka, Iwate, Japan

1998 Innitiator Festival Co-ordinator, Iwate Art Festival UK98, Iwate, Japan
2000 Awarded Best Artist Of the Year - 1999, Iwate Prefecture Board of Education, Japan
2000 2 months working at Edinburgh Printmakers, Scotland.
2001 Co-ordinator for Hironori Katagiri`s exhibitions, lectures, and residency project as part of the Japan 2001 Festival, UK
2003 Selected for the Japanese Comtemporary Sculpture Competition, Maquette Exhibition, Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan
2003 Selected for the Kajima Sculpture Competition, Maquette Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
2005 Invited speaker for the Stone Work Symposium 2005, Ohio, USA
2006 Member of Organising Committee, Tokyo Ikebukuro Art Festival 2006, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan
Visiting lecturer in art schools, architecture departments, and various institutions in Japan since 1990, and the Fine Art Department, University of Newcastle-u-Tyne, UK in 1991. Freelance arts writer for The Japan Times (national English language newspaper)

Public Commissions

1991 Yurinoki-dori Sculpture Project, Hamamatsu, Japan.
1991 V.J.Bering Monument Plaza, Ajishima, Miyagi, Japan.
1992 Fountain Monument, Contemporary Poet Park, Kitakami, Iwate, Japan
1992 Moon Echo, monument for Gobanshyo Park, Ojika, Miyagi, Japan.
1992-199 Sculpture Project for NEOX, Chiba New Town Chuo, Japan.
1992-1993 PACT project, Monument for the centenary of Sendai Dai-ichi High School, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan.
1993 Listen to the Wind, sandstone monument, Irvine New Town, Ayrshire, Scotland.
1995 Monument for the 50th Anniversary of Tsuchiyagawa Town, Iwate, Japan.
1996 Sculpture for Spash-Land Park, Shiroishi, Miyagi, Japan.
1998 Monument to Henry Dyer, School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan
and the Marine Technology Centre, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland.
1998 Waves of Affinity Monument for UK98, British Embassy in Japan, Tokyo, Japan
1999 Sculpture for the EDA Garden Project, Tokyo, Japan
1999 Family, statue for Children`s Centre, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
1999 Street furniture for Hirosaki City Land-readjustment Project, Aomori, Japan
2002 Celtic Key sculpture for Asahi Seimei Insurance Building, Morioka, Iwate, Japan
2003 Lunar Cycle, light sculpture for the entrance of Sakai Hospital, Iwate-cho, Iwate, Japan
2003 Iwate Red Data Book, Iwate Numakunai Art Road, Iwate, Japan
2004 Sculptures for Dorchister Minamiaoyama, Minamiaoyama, Tokyo, Japn
2004 Sculptures for Nango library, Nango, Aomori, Japn
2006 Sculptures for High Home Hiratsuka , Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan
2007 Sculpture for Fortissimo H, Nagoya, Japan
2007 Sculpture for Praud Fujimigaoka, Fujimigaoka, Tokyo, Japan
2007 Sculptures for Praud Shin-Urayasu, Shin-Urayasu, Tokyo, Japan
2007 Sculptures for Praud Shin-Urayasu, Kashiwanoha Campus, Chiba, Japan
2008 Moon Dance, Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
2008 Messenger, Toyosu, Tokyo, Japan
2009 Sculpture for Rikkyo University, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan
2009 Sculpture for Hamadayama, Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
2010 Moon Dance 2010, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
2010 Resonance,Icarus, sculpture for Higashi Gotanda, Tokyo, Japan
2011 Wind and Tide, Minatomirai, Yokohama, Japan
2011 Aphrodite, Narishima Clinic, Koma, Iwate, Japan
2012 Moon Dance, Pallace Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
2012 Seven Days, Hori Clinic, Kamaishi, Iwate, Japan
2012 Entrance To the Maze, Miraka Holdings Co.Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
2012 Key of Affinity, Otemachi Financial City, Tokyo, Japan

Work in public collections in Japan, America, Austria, Lebanon, and Great Britain
Work in private collections in Japan, Germany, France, and Great Britain.

Solo Exhibitions

1983 Dance - Sculpture Drawing. Bonar Hall, Dundee and Belford Dance Centre, Edinburgh,Scotland
1989 Journey To The Sea, One Woman Show, Honda Clio Gallery, Sendai, Japan.
1999 Part of the Maze, Morioka Crystal Gallery, Morioka, Iwate, Japan
2001 Drawings Small Sculptures, Genkan Gallery, Tokyo American Club, Tokyo, Japan
2001

Light, Morioka Crystal Gallery, Morioka, Iwate, Japan

2002 Seventh Heaven,Bansui Gallery, Sendai, Japan
2003 One Woman Show, Moriioka Crystal Gallery, Morioka, Iwate, Japan
2004 Kate Thomson and Hironori Katagiri,two man show, Space TRY Gallery, Shiroganedai, Tokyo, Japan
2008 Eloquence of Material, Hillside Forum, Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan
2010 House for an art lover, Glasgow, Scotland

Group Exhibitions

1983 Tyne Tees Northern Open, touring exhibition, England.
Movement, DLI Museum Arts cventre, Durham, England.
1985/86/87 Gorbals Fair Society Arts Project, Glasgow, Scotland.
1985/86/87 Christmas Exhibition, Compass Gallery, Glasgow.
1986 Society of Scottish Artists, Royal Scottish Academy,Edinburgh, Scotland.
1986 Open Circle - Sweinfurt Exhibition, touring West Germany.
1986 Three Community Arts Projects, Transmissions Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland.
1986 The Barras, Compass Gallery, Glasgow.
1988 Torch exhibited in the SSHA Garden, Glasgow Garden Festival 1988, Scotland.
1988 College Lands Sandstone Sculpture Project, Glasgow.
1989 Work from Glasgow Sculpture Studios. Springburn Museum, Glasgow, Scotland
1990 Guest Artist, Masterpieces from the British Arts Council Collection, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
1990 4th Japan Stone Product Concours, Oshima, Ehime, Japan.
1991 First International Japan Stone Fair, Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan.
1992 NL40 in Iwate Sculpture Exhibition, Iwate, Japan.
1993 Small Sculptures, Konishi Gallery, Kyoto, Japan.
1994 Celtic Festival, Tokyo Ryutsu Centre, Japan.
1995 Yamanashi International Centre, Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan
1996 Two Sculptors - Kate Thomson Hironori Katagiri, Shirai Gallery, Nanao, Ishikawa, Japan.
1997 Invited artist, Iwate Prefecture Art Festival, Morioka, Iwate, Japan
1997 Celtic Festival, ASIZ Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
1997 Discovery in Known Space, Samurai House, Shiroishi, Miyagi, Japan
1997-1999 Iwate Festival of Art, annual exhibitions, Morioka, Iwate, Japan
1998 Affinity, Iwate Art Festival UK98, Gallery Saiensu, Morioka, Iwate, Japan
1999 One Woman Show, Moriioka Crystal Gallery, Morioka, Iwate, Japan
2001 Kate Thomson and Hironori Katagiri, Bansui Gallery, Sendai, Japan
2002 10th Shiroishi Sculpture Exhibition, Samurai House, Shiroishi, Miyagi, Japan
2002 DaikanYama Art Fair 2002, art Front Gallery, Tokyo
2002 Charity Exhibition for Unicef, Bansui Gallery, Sendai, Japan
2003 Macquette exhibition, Japanese Comtemporary Sculpture Competition, Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan
2003 Small Sculptures from Iwate sculpture Symposium in 30 Years, Ishigami no Oka Gallery, Iwate, Japan
2004 Kate Thomson and Hironori Katagiri, SpaceTRY, Shiroganedai, Tokyo, Japan
2005 Into Unknown Landscape, Bobiro Gallery, Mejiro, Tokyo, Japan
2005 Song Sook-Nam's Pictures and Kate Thomson's Sculptures, Sendai Mediateque Gallery, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
2005 Kokaido Art Show 2005, Iwate ken Kokaido, Morioka, iwate, Japan
2006 Art/Room, Art Front Gallery, Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan
2006 Tokyo Ikebukuro Art Festival 2006, Takata Primary School, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan
2007 Kokaido Art Show 2007, Iwate ken Kokaido, Morioka, iwate, Japan
2007 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Bansui Gallery, Sendai, MIyagi, Japan
2008 Eloquence of Material, 4 man show, Hillside Forum, Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan
2008 Spring Wind, Hillside Forum, Daikanyama, Tokyo, Japan
2009

gLyrical Abstractionsh Mellerstian House, Berwickshire, Scotland

2009

gLyrical Abstractions 2h Hill House, Helensburgh, Scotland

2009

gRSA Annual Openh, Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland

2010

Hatsu-Uri Show,  Iwate Prefecture Kokaido Civic Hall, Morioka, Iwate, Japan

2010

3rd Kokaido Art Show+,  Iwate Prefecture Kokaido Civic Hall, Kyu-Ishiikenreishitei, Morioka, Iwate, Japan

2010

Kate Thomson and Hironori Katagiri Sculpture, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

2010 "Christmas Exhibition", Compass Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
2011 "Kate Thomson and Hironori Katagiri Sculpture", Hart Gallery, London, UK
2011 "Living With Art", Club 8 Sutdio Morioka, Iwate, Japan
2011 "Messages From the North ~Tsunami Charity Exhibition", Gallery Tamura, Tokyo, Japan
2011 "20 Years ON: Ukishima Sculpture Studio", Kyu Ishi Kenrei shitei, Morioka, Iwate, Japan
2011 "Mellerstain Art Gallery Summer Exhibition", Mellerstain Art Gallery, Mellerstain House, Gordon, Berwickshire, Scotland
2011- “Postcards From Japan”, St.John’s Church, Edinburgh, UK ,touring to Japan Society, New York, USA, Japan Embassy, London, UK, IKON gellery, Birmingham, UK
2011 "TOHOKU - SCOTLAND", Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland
2011 "Christmas Exhibition", Kyu Ishi Kenrei shitei, Morioka, Iwate, Japan
2011-

Postcards To Japan, Iwate Museum of Art, Morioka,touring to Fukushima Museum of Art, Minami Soma museum, Fukushima, Japan

International Sculpture Symposia

1987 Assistant, Lumsden International Sculpture Symposium, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
1988 Organiser participant, College Lands Sandstone Sculpture Project, Glasgow, Scotland.
1989 Invited Artist, Lindabrunn International Sculpture Symposium, Austria.
1989 Assistant, Sendai International Sculpture Symposium '89, Sendai, Japan.
1990 Assistant Artist, Park Hills Tawara Sculpture Symposium,Kansai Science City, Osaka, Japan.
1990 Invited Artist, 3rd Vermont Sculpture Symposium, Vermont, U.S.A.
1990 Invited Artist, Malta-Oshima Sculpture Symposium, Oshima, Ehime, Japan.
1996 Invited Artist, Nanao International Artist Camp, Nanao, Ishikawa, Japan.
1997 Invited Artist, NL40 Sculpture Symposium, Iwate-town, Iwate, Japan
2002 Invited Artist, Rachana International Sculpture Symposium, North Lebanon

 

 


 

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