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Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions

2020 | Featured Artist Exhibit Red Lodge Clay Center | Red Lodge | MT

2019 | "The fine art of Kensuke Yamada and Ricky Sikes | Boswell Mourot Fine Art | Little Rock | AR

2018 Red Lodge Clay Center | Beth Lo and Kensuke Yamada  | Red Lodge | MT

2017 | “Diving in the Pool” | Aegon Gallery | Danville, KY

2016 | “Diving Through the Cloud” | Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art

2016 | “Conversation Unspoken” | Kensuke Yamada/Leigh Suggs, Penland School of and Craft | Penland NC

2015 | “Reliance” | George Caleb Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri | Columbia, MO

2015 | “Rhythm-Color” | Patricia Rovzar Gallery | Seattle, WA

2015 | “Wind Bears Color to bring Charm” | NEVICA PROJECT | Chicago, IL

2010 | “I and Love and You” | Catherine Person Gallery | Seattle, WA 

2009 | “Empathetic”, MFA Thesis Exhibition | Gallery of Visual Arts |University of Montana, MT  

2008 | “Reconfiguration” | University Center Gallery | University of Montana, MT

2008 | “Free Bird” | Catherine Person Gallery | Seattle, WA

2007 | “Yamadaville” | Catherine Person Gallery | Seattle, WA

2007 | “Erica Harris and Kensuke Yamada” | Catherine Person Gallery | Seattle, WA

2006 | “Dwell” | Colleen Hayward and Kensuke Yamada | Catherine Person Gallery | Seattle, WA

2006 | “Hortus Ortus” | Davis Freeman and Kensuke Yamada | Catherine Person Gallery | Seattle, WA

 

Selected group exhibition 

2020 | The Cup Show | Worcester Center for Crafts | Worcester | MA

2020 | Small Works | Sager Braudis Gallery 

2020 | Yunomi Invitational 2020  | Clay Akar

2020 | The Ceramics Invitational  | Radius Gallery

2020 | Small Favor | The Clay Studio Philadelphia

2020 | Fired Up in the Natural State: Contemporary Ceramics | Baum Gallery | The University of Central Arkansas

2020 | North West Designer Craftsman Exhibit and Symposium  | Schuck Art Center

2019 | " (Un)common" Ground | Blue Spiral Gallery 

2019 | Reflective | Imprint Gallery 

2019  | About Face | Mongomery Museum of Fine Arts

2019 | You am I | Veronique Wantz Gallery   

2019 | Small Favors | The Clay Studio Philadelphia 

2019 | Chinese New Year Banquet | Clay Art Center

2019 | Red Lodge Gallery, NCECA EXPO 

2019 | Of Things to Come | The Arts Company

2018. | Ceramics Invitational | Blue Spiral 1 

2018 | Concurrent/conventions, A spectrum of Contemporary Ceramics, California State University  

2018  | Small Favor | The Clay Studio Philadelphia

2018 | Carrie Furnace Exhibition at NCECA, Carrie Furnace

2018 | The Nevica Project & Cerbera Gallery in conjunction with NCECA Present 10

2018 | Taste of Touchstone | Saville Gallery

2017 | 25th Annual Celebrate Art | Patricia Rovzar Gallery

2017 | Bottoms Up | Santa Fe Clay

2017 | State of the Art 2017 | National Biennial Invitational | Giertz Gallery| Curated by Bill Griffith

2017 | Ceramic Scullpture Culture | James May Gallery

2017 | REDUX: Transformations 6x6 | Clay Art Center

2017 | Summer Exhibit | Sager Braudis Gallery

2017 | REVISIT: the Boneyard | Clay Art Center

2017 | Ceramics Sculpture Culture | Baltimore Clayworks

2017 | Lillstreet Gallery NCECA Expo

2017 | La Mesa NCECA | With Santa Fe Clay

2017 | Small Favors XI | The Clay Studio Philadelphia 

2016 | Epics, Myths and Fables Ceramics invitational | Meyer Gallery

2016 | Small Scale Lilstreet Art Center

2016 | The Figure in Clay | Santa Fe Clay

2016 | Penland School of Crafts Series | Central Piedmont Community College

2015 | Group Anniversary exhibition | Patricia Rovzar Gallery

2015 | 40th Annual Show and Sale | LillStreet Art Center

2015 | Small Ones | Cinema Gallery

2015 | Contemporary Ceramics

2015 | Clay Studio Benefit Auction | The Clay Studio

2015 | La Mesa | NCECA

2015 | UALR Permanent Collection| University of Arkansas, Little Rock

2015 |Annual Summer Preview Exhibition

2015 | Small Favors| The Clay Studio

2014 | Let there Be Light! LillStreet Art Center

2014 | Poking the Lilies Pad| Asia Institute| Inc. DBA Asia Institute- Crane house

2014 | Emerged: After The Residency| Lillstreet Art Center| Curated by Bill Griffith               

2014 | La Mesa| NCECA| Santa Fe Clay

2014 | Primary Clay| University of Arkansas Little Rock

2013 |21st Anniversary Exhibition| Patricia Rovzar Gallery

2013 |Let There Be Light! LillStreet Art Center

2013 |28th Annual Benefit Auction| Penland School of Craft

2013 |Figurative Invitational| Red Lodge Clay Center

2013 |La Mesa | NCECA | Santa Fe Clay         

2013 |Then and Now Alumni Art Exhibition| South Puget Sound Community          

2013 | Small Favors VIII| The Clay Studio

2013 | Our Community| Clay Studio Philadelphia2012 | Forecast| A New Wave of Creative Talent| Penland School of Craft

2012 | Holter Museum of Art Auction Exhibition| Holter Museum of Art

2012 | 23rd annual 30 Ceramic Sculptors| John Natsoulas Gallery

2012 | Self Contained| Northern Clay Center

2012 | Figurative Work in Clay| Grover Thurston Gallery

2012 | Figure/Figurine| The Clay Studio

2012 | Small Favors VII| The Clay Studio

2012 | Ceram-a-rama-yaki| ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center

2011 | Naughty and Nice| Lillstreet Art Center

2011 | Composing the Modern| Lilstreet Art Center

2011 | 60 Artist, 60 Artwork, 60 Years: Celebrating the Archie Bray Foundation| Montana Museum of Art and Culture

2011 | Contemporary Figurative Ceramics| The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture

2011 | Big Clay| Holter Museum of Art

2011 | Figurines| Santa Fe Clay

2011 | Archie Bray at NCECA

2010 | SOFA Chicago with the Archie Bray Foundation

2010 | Positioning the Figure| Signature Gallery

2010 | Resident Exhibition| Archie Bray Foundation

2009 | Fellowship Exhibition| Archie Bray Foundation

2009 | Artist Trust Annual Auction| Seattle Center

2009 | Resident Exhibition| Archie Bray Foundation

2009 | Celebration of Missoula Artists| Dana Gallery

2009 | That Difference| Clay Studio of Missoula

2009 | The Art of Living Exhibition and Auction| The Evergreen State College

2009 | 13th Annual Bray Benefit Auction and Exhibition

2009 | Missoula Art Museum 37th Auction and Exhibition

2009 | Gallery All-Stars | Santa Fe Clay

2009 | Archie Bray Foundation at NCECA

2009 | University of MT and MT State University| Archie Bray Foundation

2008 | SOFA Chicago with Santa Fe Clay

2008 | Montana Ceramics| University Center Gallery

2008 | Residents Summer Exhibition| Archie Bray Foundation

2008 | Emerging Talent

2008 | East By Northwest| Kolva Sullivan Gallery

2008 |  Go Figure| Gulf Coast Community College

2008 | Artist Trust Annual Auction| Seattle Center

2007 | The People| Clay Studio Missoula

2007 | Body Image| Seattle Art Museum Gallery| Art sales and Retail

2006 | Catherine Person Gallery| Seattle Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery

2006 | At Once| Catherine Person Gallery

2006 | NCECA, Regional Student Juried Exhibition | Northview Gallery | Portland College

 

Publications

2018 | Sunshine Cobb, Mastering Hand Building: Techniques, Tips and Tricks for slabs, coils, and more

2016 | Brook Griffith, Nashville Arts, “ARTSMART”

2015 | Ceramic Monthly, “Exposure” section

2014 | Larks 500 Figures in Clay Volume 2, published by Lark Crafts | juried by Nan Smith

2012 | Kelly Connell, “Self Contain” Exhibition Catalogue with essays 

2012 | Edith Garcia, “Ceramics and The Human Figure 2012” | A&C Black Publication, UK         

2012 | Jennifer Harnetty,“Ceramic Monthly Emerging Artist 2012” | Ceramic Monthly, April

2011 | “Ones to Watch, Spotlighting sculptor Kensuke Yamada” | Western Art & Architecture

2011 | Donahoe Emily, “Archie Bray Foundation 60th Anniversary Exhibitions” | Ceramics Monthly, October       

2011 | Beason, Tyrone, “The Things We Can’t Let Go” | The Seattle Times, August 6

2011 | Lovelace, Joy, “Archie Bray, Tradition Means Innovation” | American Craft Magazine, June

2011 | "From the Center to the Edge, The Archie Bray turns 60” | Cover Image, Ceramics Monthly, April

2010 | Nayoung Kwon, “Ceramic Artist Showcases a Playful Side” | International Examiner, June 3rd

2010 | Carmen Ebert and Rose Stepanek, “MFA Art Exhibit” | Vimeo.com, Jun 2         

2008 | Gayle Clemans, “Dark and Sweet Fables for a Modern Age” | Seattle Times, | August 8    

2007 | Mathew Kangas, "Yamadaville" | Ceramics Monthly, March   

2007 | Nancy Guppy, “Gallery Hop” | Seattle Channel, Seattle, WA         

2006 | “Yamada's Ceramic Sculptures Exude Just the Right Touch of Sweetness” Seattle Post Intelligencer

 

Education and Credentials

Master of Fine Arts: Studio Art | The University of Montana, Missoula, MT | 2009 

Bachelor of Arts: Studio Art | The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA | 2005

 

Residencies

2016 | Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art | Nashville, TN

2015 | Surface Forum | Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts. Gatlinburg, TN

2013 – 2016 | Visiting Artist/Ceramics Studio technician/Instructor | University of Arkansas| Fayetteville, AR

2012 | Artist in Residence| The Clay Studio Philadelphia| Philadelphia, PA

2011 | Visiting Artist in Residence| Tyler School of Art| Short Term Scholar | Temple University| Philadelphia, PA

2010 | Long Term Resident Artist | Archie Bray Foundation| Helena, MT 

2010 | Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts: Artists Invite Artists Series| Newcastle, ME                                

2009 | Summer Artist In Residence | Oregon College of Art and Craft| Portland, OR      

2008 | Summer Resident| Archie Bray Foundation| Helena, MT

2008 | Visiting Artist | Chihuly Inc. Seattle, WA

 

Awards & Fellowships

2016 | Martin Shallenberger Fellow| Cheekwood | Nashville, TN

2012 | Ceramic Monthly Emerging Artist 2012 | Ceramic Monthly | April

2010 | Archie Bray Foundation for the ceramic arts| Long term resident MJD Fellowship

2010 | Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts | Summer Fellowship

2009 | Bertha Morton Scholarship Recipient | University of Montana| Missoula, MT

 

Lectures & Demonstrations

2021 |Zoom Lecture | Clay Art Center | Port Chester | NY

2020 |Zoom Lecture  | The Clay Studio Philadelphia  | Philadelphia  | PA 

2020 |Zoom Lecture | Vista College | Austin  | TX  | Art Appreciation course 

2020 |Zoom Lecture | West Virginia University |Morgantown  | VA | Ceramics course 

2020 | North West Designer Craftsman | Schuck Art Center  | WA

2019  | Ball State University | Muncie IN

2019 | Santa Fe Clay | Santa Fe, NM 

2019 | University of Georgia | Athen GA

2018 | Presenter, Figurative Association Symposium 2018 | Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts | Gatlinburg, TN

2018 | San Diego State University | San Diego, CA

2018 | Red Lodge Clay Center |  Red Lodge, MT    

2018 | Touchstone Center for Crafts | Farmington, PA

2018 | Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

2018 | Southern Illinois University Edwardsville | Edwardsville, IL

2017 | Demonstration at the Standard Ceramics supply | Lodi, NJ

2017 | Penland School of Crafts Summer two week session | Penland School of Crafts| Penland, NC

2017 | West Virginia University | Morgantown, WV

2016 | Lillstreet Art Center | Chicago, IL

2016 | George Fox University | Newberg, OR

2016 | Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art | Nashville, TN

2016 | University of Louisville | Louisville, KY

2016 | Louisiana State University | Baton Rouge, LA

2015 | University of Missouri | Colombia| MO

2015 | Pottery North West | Seattle, WA    

2015 | Ox-Bow | Saugatuck, MI

2015 | Santa Fe Clay | Santa Fe, NM

2015 | Idyllwild Arts Academy | Idyllwild, CA 

2014 | Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts | Gatlinburg, TN

2014 | Clay Art Center | Port Chester, NY 

2014 | University of Arkansas, Little Rock | Little Rock, AR

2013 | Penland School of Crafts | Penland, NC

2013 | Austin Museum of Art | Austin, TX    

2013 | James Madison University | Harrisonburg, VA

2013 | Buffalo State College | Buffalo, NY

2013 | Herron School of Art & Design | Indianapolis, IN

2012 | Montgomery County Community College | Blue Bell, PA

2012 | Hand-building Personal Narratives | The Clay Studio Philadelphia |Philadelphia, PA

2012 | 23rd Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art | Davis, CA

2011 | Herron School of Art and Design | Indianapolis, IN

2011 | University of Texas | San Antonio, TX

2011 | Alamo College | San Antonio, TX      

2010 | Chico State University | Chico, CA

2010 | Diablo Valley College | Berkeley, CA Performance on Online Assessments

Juror and other services 

NEA(National Endowment for the Arts) Peer Panel ( 2020)

NEA(National Endowment for the Arts) Peer Panel ( 2019)

Juror | Small and Mighty | Clay Studio Missoula (February 2019)

Juror | Horizon Contemporary Landscape (September 2018)

Teaching Appointments

Assistant Profesor, University of Arkansas Little Rock, Little Rock, AR ( 2019 - Pr) 

Lecture Faculty, University of Arkansas Little Rock, Little Rock, AR (2018) 

Visiting Assistant Professor, Centre College, Danville, KY (2016 | – 2018)

Visiting Artist/Ceramics Studio Technician/ Lecture faculty member, the University of Arkansas (2013 | – 2016 |)

Visiting Artist/ adjunct faculty | Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia PA (2012 | – 2013 |)

Permanent Collection

University of Arkansas Little Rock Art Gallery | Little Rock, AR

The Clay Studio Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA 

Missoula Art Museum | Missoula, MT

Safeco Insurance | Seattle, WA

Bellevue Club | Seattle, WA

Archie Bray Foundation| Helena, MT