Ken Yonetani - CV PDF Print E-mail

Selected group exhibitions


Once Removed The 53rd Venice Bienniale 2009 in the Australian contingent curated by Felicity Fenner


Uncertain Landscapes Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Heat: Art and Climate Change at RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Handle with Care 2008 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Contemporary Art curated by Felicity Fenner, Art 
Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

East Wind curated by Mitsuo Shoji, Cudgegong Gallery, NSW Australia


Verge 11th National Ceramics Conference/ Exhibition, QLD Australia


Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, selected as finalist, Gold Coast City Arts Gallery, Australia

The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2005, selected as finalist, Sydney, Australia

The Art of Flowers a part of Sydney city event, Art & About , Government House, Sydney Australia

Valency CSIRO Discovery, Canberra, Australia

Dimensions Variable ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra, Australia

Present Tense, The ANU School of Art gallery, Australia


"Asian Traffic" The official parallel event 2004 Sydney Biennale, gallery 4a, Sydney, Australia

Selected solo exhibitions


Sweet Barrier Reef curated by Nicholas Tsoutas, Art Space, Sydney, Australia

fumie-butterfly mandala West Space, Melbourne, Australia

Sugar Project-Underwater Phatspace, Sydney, Australia


fumie-tiles at CSIRO Discovery, Canberra, Australia

Artist Residency


Gunnery Studio, Sydney



PhD candidate, Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney


Master of Arts (Visual Arts), School of Art, Australian National University


Bachelor of Economics, Chiba University of Commerce, Chiba, Japan

Work Experience


Contract Ceramicist of Dinosaur Designs


Dinosaur Design, Principal Mould Maker and Production Developer


Toshio Kinjo Pottery, Okinawa, Japan Apprentice under Pottery Master Toshio Kinjo, oldest son and master of the kiln of Jiro Kinjo, a  National Living Treasure of Japan


Meitan Tradition Co, Ltd. Tokyo Office. Financial broker in the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market. US dollar and Japanese Yen trading (Tokyo Derivative Dealing Desk 97-99)



‘Sunday Arts" ABC TV, Heat: Art and Climate change, ABC1, 5:30pm 12 October 2008

"Sunday Arts" ABC TV, feature story of Ken Yonetani, ABC1, 5pm 16 March 2008

"Sugar point sugar-coated" written by Tim Lloyd, The Advertiser March 5 2008


"The nature of art" written by Felicity Fenner, Art and Australia Autumn issue


"Sweet revenge" written by Julia Yonetani, Artlink Vol 25 No 4

"Art competition attracts the cream…and sugar" written by Jenny Rogers, The Gold Coast Weekend Bulletin, December 3-4

"Sweet tooth" written by Andrew Taylor, Sydney Weekly, October 26

"The subject that’s not so sweet" written by Kim’ O’conner, Wentworth Carrier, October 19 2005

"Artist tasting sweet success" written by Kate Crawford, The Mosman Daily and The North Shore Times ctober 19 2005

"Dimensions Variable" written by Erica Seccomble, Un Magazine, issue 5

"Sweet Barrier Reef" interview with David Jobling, 2SER FM Radio July 19

Ken Yonetani exhibition in "Critic’s picks" written by Tracey Clement, The Sydney Morning Herald, Metro May 6-12

"Present Tense" written by John Stockdill, Artlook issue #08

"shifting gears: asian traffic" written by Felicity Fenner, Artlink Vol 24


"Ken Yonetani’s fumie-tiles, The Art of Destruction" written by Julia Humphry, Ceramics Art and Perception, issue 57

"’fumie-tiles’ Ken Yonetani’s exhibition at CSIRO Discovery, ACT" written by Jeff Doyle The Australian Ceramics, issue 43


"Exhibition highlights our fragile environment" written by Megan Doherty, The Canberra Times, November 21



Art Bank, private collections

Grants, Sponsorship, and Awards


New Work Grant for Established Artists from Australia Council for the Arts


The Gunnery Studio Residency from NSW Ministry for the Arts/ NAVA Marketing Grant


Arts ACT Quick Response Grant/ Walker Ceramics Company/ Hazelbrook nursery/ R.E.C. Landscape Supplies/ ANU School of Art Material Award          


The Pat Corrigan Artist’s Grant (managed by NAVA with financial assistance from the Australia Council)/ CSIRO Discovery/ANU
School of Art/Japan Cultural Centre, Sydney (The Japan Foundation)/Walker Ceramics Company/Potters Needs-Clay & Pottery Equipment