LEIKO FELT ー内山礼子ー

biography

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< History >

1985-90
Degree in Animal Science, Obihiro University of Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido Japan
1987-88
Worked on Sheep Farm, New Zealand
1990-92
Weaving Design, Otsuka Textile Design School, Tokyo
1992
Attended Sheep Shearing Course, New Zealand Wool Board, New Zealand
1994-99
Studio Kate & Leiko
Sharing a gallery and studio with English potter in Yuni, Japan
1994
Attended Sheep Shearing Course, British Wool Marketing Board,Wales, U.K.
Attended International Feltmakers Symposium, Linzen, Germany
Attended International Feltmakers Conference, Tilburg, Holland
Worked with the feltmakers in UK, Denmark
1994-9
Teaching at Interior Coordinator School, Otaru, Japan
1996
Worked with the feltmakers in Ireland
1997
Attended International Textile Forum, Canberra, Australia
Worked with the feltmakers in Australia
2001-04
Stayed in France
2004
Attended International Symposium of Traditional and Contemporary Felt Art, Lakitelek, Hungary
2004-08
Stayed in Indonesia
2006
Attended traditional felt rug making workshop, Konya, Turkey
2012-13
Cill Rialaig Artist in Residence programme
2013
Became a member of the FORM craft group of County Carlow, Ireland
2015
Visiting Feltmakers and Nomads in Mongolia
Visiting Shepherds in Switzerland

< Exhibitions >

1995
Factory Wall Gallery, Sapporo, Japan (solo)
1996
“Leiko Uchiyama Felt Exhibition” Ginka Gallery, Sapporo, Japan (solo)
“LEIKO’S FELT” Gallery Videro, Sapporo, Japan (solo)
1997
“Magic Felt” Gallery Grass Heart, Tokyo, Japan
“LEIKO’S FELT ‘97” Sapporo City Museum Gallery, Sapporo, Japan (solo)
1998
Gallery Grass Heart, Tokyo, Japan
Gallery Tansei, Kushiro, Japan (solo)
Saito Gallery, Sapporo, Japan (solo)
1999
Gallery Tansei, Kushiro, Japan (solo)
Tokyu-Toyoko Departmentstore, Tokyo, Japan
Saito Gallery, Sapporo, Japan (solo)
2000
Saito Gallery, Sapporo, Japan (solo)
2001
Alliance Francaise Sapporo (solo), Sapporo, Japan
2005
Gallery Kiwi Craft, Kanagawa, Japan
2007
“FELT dari INDONESIA“ Alliance Francaise Sapporo, Sapporo, Japan (solo)
Gallery Tongarashi, Otaru, Japan (solo)
2008
“ELEMENT FILZ” Museum der Kaiserpfalz, Fochheim, Germany
2009
“Cool Felt”, Gallery Strasse, Nishinomiya, Japan (solo)
Gallery Hotel Hamatsu, Fukushima, Japan
Gallery GM-1, Nara, Japan
“Chapeau!” Gallery Strasse, Nishinomiya, Japan
2010
“Mongolian Wool Exhibition” Kyoto International Foundation, Kyoto, Japan
Ikonium-Studio, Massachusetts, USA
Gallery KIRI, Sapporo, Japan
Gallery Tongarashi,Otaru, Japan (solo)
“exposition namade” Atelier-Musee du Chapeau, France
“Warm Felt” Gallery Strasse, Nishinomiya, Japan (solo)
“Leiko FELT…” Gallery Hamada, Okayama, Japan (solo)
“International Charity Art Exhibition for the 2011 Off The Pacific Coast Of
Tohoku Earthquake” Kyoto International Foundation, Kyoto, Japan
“FELT TASTE” Taste SHINYA, Kyoto, Japan
“Manxloghtan Exhibition” Gallery como, Tokyo, Japan
2012
Craft Ager, Sapporo, Japan
“Cool Felt Vol.2” Gallery Strasse, Nishinomiya, Japan (solo)
2014
FORM Exhibition at the Borris House, Borris, Ireland
“matou FELT” Gallery Strasse, Nishinomiya, Japan solo)
“Taste of Textile” Timeless Textiles, New South Wales, Australia
2015
“red thread of fate ~ FELT for food, clothing and shelter” Gallery Kamokamo Do, Sapporo, Japan

< Workshops >

1992-93
Organised felt making workshops for Jorie Johnson, Hokkaido, Japan
1994-00
Teaching, Hokkaido / Kanagawa / Shizuoka, Japan
1997
Organised felt making workshops for Polly Sterling,
Sapporo / Kanagawa / Kobe / Kyoto, Japan
2005
Teaching felt making, Bandung Japanese school, Bandung, Indonesia
2010
Teaching : Hokkaido, Japan
Teaching : Ikonium-Studio, Massachusetts, USA
Invited tutor : Feltmakers Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
2011
Teaching : Gallery Strasse, Nishnomiya, Japan
Gallery Hamada, Okayama, Japan
2012
Teaching : Sapporo, Tokyo, Nishinomiya, Japan
Invited tutor : Buenos Aires, Argentine
2013
Invited tutor : Feltmakers Ireland, USA, grima AGM (Denmark), 12th
Southern Hemishphere Feltmakers Convergence / Timeless Textile / Felt West (Australia)
Teaching : Toyota (Japan)
2014
Invited tutor : Wollknoll (Germany), International Feltmakers Association ( UK), North East Felting Guild ( USA), Atelier Fiberfusing / Blokker ( Netherland)
Teaching, Japan
2015
Invited tutor : International Feltmakers Association AGM (UK), Feltmakers Ireland, Hovedstaden Husflid (Denmark), USA, Switzerland, Ullform (Norway)
Teaching : Obihiro/ Sapporo/ Tokyo (Japan)

< Award >

2011
The 50th Japan Crafts Exhibition
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