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A major new solo exhibition of Jun Kaneko's work opened in October at the Portland Japanese Garden (Oregon). In November, Kaneko also welcomed composer Andy Akiho for another visit to the studio, where they collaborated on some of the exciting audio and video components of Akiho's project for the Omaha Symphony. We look forward to discovering how the recordings of sounds from around the studio will be integrated into the production,"Kaneko & Akiho" in March of 2023.
A team of videographers joins Andy Akiho and Jun Kaneko at the studio in Omaha in November. Photo by Troia Schonlau.
We welcome you to enjoy this selection of new ceramic works.  You can visit the NEW WORKS page of our website to view more new pieces.
We hope you have the opportunity to enjoy these exhibitions and share them with your friends and colleagues.
Global Asias: Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation
October 13, 2022 - January 15, 2023
Billings, MT

The Global Asias exhibition opened at its fourth stop on October 13th at the Yellowstone Art Museum. Curated by Chang Tan, Assistant Professor of Art History and Asian Studies at Penn State, this exhibition demonstrates the variety of ways artists confront and transform the concept of identity. The exhibition includes the artists Kwang-Young Chun, Jacob Hashimoto, Jun Kaneko, Hiroki Morinoue, Dinh Q. Le, Barbara Takenaga, Roger Shimomura, Do Ho Suh, Rirkirt Tiravanjia, Hung Liu, Takashi Murakami, Akio Takamori, and Patti Warashina. The first stop on the exhibition's tour, the The Palmer Museum, prepared a virtual interactive tour of the exhibit. Traveling through summer of 2023, the exhibition will also be hosted at the USC Pacific Asia Museum (Pasadena, CA) from March 10 through June 25, 2023.
September 9 - November 26, 2022
Santa Fe, NM

Kaneko's ceramic works are currently on view in a solo exhibition at Gerald Peters Contemporary.
Untitled, Heads, 2021. Hand glazed raku ceramics, stainless steel, each 69 x 24.75 x 20 inches. Photo by Colin Conces.

The Art of Jun Kaneko: Garden of Resonance
October 1, 2022 - February 20th, 2023
Portland, OR

A major exhibition of Jun Kaneko's work is now open at the Portland Japanese Garden. This is the largest art exhibition the Garden has hosted in its history, and includes sculpture installations throughout the gardens, as well as paintings, drawings, and smaller sculptures in their Pavilion Gallery.
Photo by Ree Kaneko.
Photos: Courtesy of Portland Japanese Garden, by Jonathan Ley.
Photo: Courtesy of Portland Japanese Garden, by Jonathan Ley.
Check out the gallery guide for Garden of Resonance: The Art of Jun Kaneko, courtesy of the Portland Japanese Garden.
Pécs, Hungary

Inauguration ceremony for Jun Kaneko's Heads at the University of Pécs, Hungary.
A pair of Heads, donated by Ree & Jun Kaneko, was installed on October 22nd in the University's new wing of its Medical School building. Kaneko was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University in 2018. The sculpture is intended to be a symbol of this continued international friendship. We are thankful to Beáta Seres, Coordinator for International Relations at University of Pécs' Music and Visual Arts Department, and to Professor Emerita Márta Nagy, for their facilitation of this relationship.
Dundee, OR

A Jun Kaneko Dango was installed at Lange Estate Winery and Vineyards this September. The six-foot tall Dango will greet visitors to the winery located in the beautiful Dundee Hills of the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Lange winery has supported many events at KANEKO. Each year, they donate the wine for KANEKO's annual Soirée. Everyone appreciates their generosity, and of course enjoys this great Winemette Valley wine.
Don Lange, founder of Lange Estate, and his son Jesse Lange, celebrate the arrival of the Dango. Photo: Ree Kaneko.
We are sad to share the news that Jun Kaneko's longtime friend Takashi "Sam" Hatakeyama passed away on September 15th, 2022.
Hatakeyama in 2014.
A talented professional photographer, Hatakeyama documented many of the most significant projects of Kaneko's career over the last four decades.
Hatakeyama photographing Kaneko at the completion of the Fremont Project in California, 1994. / Hatakeyama and Kaneko with Tanukis at Kaneko's Omaha studio in 2014. Photos by Ree Kaneko.
His photographs captured the stunning range of visuals that have distinguished Kaneko's work, from the monumental...
Hatakeyama photographing Kaneko glazing Columns at Building Products Co in Phoenix, AZ, 2015. Photo by Ree Kaneko the intimate.
Hatakeyama's lens captured the dynamism of the artist at work.
He was responsible for recording some of the most iconic moments of Kaneko's career.
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Takashi Hatakeyama. His vision and skill have contributed immeasurably to preserving the stories of Kaneko's life and work.
He will be dearly missed.
Hatakeyama in Cuernavaca to document Kaneko's raku session in 2015. Photo by Ree Kaneko.
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