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Jin Hongo has studied science and technology at Tohoku University, majored in metal casting. He had a chance to access to the Japanese traditional metal crafts and sculptures during his study, and he had got a big interest in arts and crafts field. Then he found 'glass art' and he entered in Tokyo Glass Art Institute in 1987. He spend 3years there to learn the basics of arts and glass.
 In 1991 he got a teaching position at Toyama City Institute of Glass Art (TIGA), where he met many great Maestros and artists from all over the world. The days in TIGA have been giving him a big influence on his work and his life. Currently he is an associate professor at TIGA and he teaches not only there but also in many workshop all over the world.
 He makes sculptures with various kinds of materials, especially he is fascinated in the possibility of glass as an art material. He also makes video work and media art work. In any type of his work, his theme is based on 'two sides of human beings','the light and the shadow of high-tech world'. He always giving questions about our daily life to find the acutuality in life.

b. 1964, Akita Japan
currently:Associate Professor, Toyama City Institute of Glass Art

1990 Tokyo Glass Art Inst. graduate course
1989 Tokyo Glass Art Inst. undergraduate course
1987 Tohoku Univ. metal work

2003- Associate Professor, Toyama City Institute of Glass Art
1994 Instructor, Toyama City Institute of Glass Art
1991 Teaching Assistant, Toyama City Institute of Glass Art
1990 Staff, GLASS STUDIO [Tatosha], Shizuoka

2014 lecture at Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada
   The Glass Virus at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Netherland
2013 lecture at Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
   workshop at Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada
2012 Workshop at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, USA
2011 Lecture at Toyama University, Toyama
   workshop at Museum of Modern Art Toyama, Toyama
   workshop at Yuho High School, Toyama
2010 Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle
   workshop at Utatsuyama Craft Studio, Ishikawa
   Iwatashi Glass and Metal Craft Studio, Shizuoka
2008 workshop at Seto New Century Crafts Studio, Aichi
2007 workshop at Tokyo Univertsity of the Arts
2006 assistant for Lino Tagliapietra at Nagoya Art University
2005 workshop at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, USA
   workshop at Utatsuyama Craft Studio, Ishikawa
2003 workshop at Omura Glass Studio, Chiba
   workshop at Seto New Century Crafts Studio, Aichi
   workshop at Akita Art&Crafts College, Akita
2002 workshop at 'The Glass Furnace' Istanbul, Turkey
1999 workshop at Minami-ashigara Glass Studio, Kanagawa
   workshop at Tokushima Glass Studio, Tokushima
   Artist in Residense at Glass Studio Silica, Ibaragi
1996 Teaching Assistant, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle

2014 both sides of it, CAS, Osaka
   Art Field 2014, CrossLand Oyabe, Toyama
   Glass Five Visions, Nishida Museum of Art, Toyama
   captive gaze, Iriya Gallery, Tokyo
2013 The Responsive Eye, Caso, Osaka
   extension and limitation, HIRO Gallery in Izukogen, Shizuoka
   Taikoyama Biennale 2013, Taikoyama Land, Toyama
   manimani, Gallery NOW, Toyama
2012 my shame, CAS-Contemporary Art and Spirits, Osaka
   Glass Masters of Japan and the U.S., Bowling Green State University, USA
   Jinzukyo Art Exhibition, Toyama
   Art Garden 2012, Ooiwasan Nissekiji, Toyama
   Alternative Perspective, The Basement Art Gallery,Toyama
   Good Art Day Toyama, Toyama Shimin Plaza, Toyama
2011 Toko Shinoda & the Contemporary Glass Art, Rakusuitei Museum, Toyama
   Notojima Glass Art Museum Collection, Notojima Glass Art Museum, Ishikawa
   Contemporary Class Triennial in Toyama 2011, Toyama Shimin Plaza Art Gallery, Toyama
   sense of vision・sense of luminance, Tonami Art Museum, Toyama
   Art of Mirror, Notojima Glass Art Museum, Ishikawa
2010 Toyama Contemporary Artists, Toyama Modern Art Museum, Toyama
   Art Garden at Colare, Kurobe International Culture Center, Toyama
   captured, Seto Cuty Art Museum, Aichi
2009 Pilot Plant in New CAS, CAS, Osaka
   Jinzukyo Art Exhibition, Toyama
2008 Floating vision, Contemporary Art And Spirits, Osaka
   Contemporary Glass Art Competition, Toyama, Toyama Shimin Plaza, Toyama
2007 Inflating vision, Kitanippon Shinbun Gallery, Toyama
   Toyama Contemporary artists, Toyama Modern Art Museum, Toyama
2006 Artland of Lights, Kanazawa 21st Century Art Museum, Ishikawa
   Jinzukyo Art Exhibition, Toyama
2005 Space Walking, Nizayama Forest Art Museum, Toyama
   Contemporary Glass Art Competition, Toyama, Toyama Shimin Plaza, Toyama
2004 Kitanihon Art Exhibition, Toyama
   Stray Currents], Mau Fine Art, Toyama
2003 COLARE ART GROVE PROJECT, Kurobe International Art Center, Toyama
2002 Contemporary Glass Art Competition, Toyama, Toyama Shimin Plaza, Toyama
2001 Toyama Contemporary Artists, Toyama Modern Art Museum, Toyama
2000 Japan Contemporary Glass Exhibition, Grand Crystal Museum, Taiwan
1999 Japanese Contemporary Glass Art, Notojima Glass Art Museum, Ishikawa
1998 Contemporary Japanese Glass, Seto Ceramics Museum, Aichi
1997 private show, Art Space Kawamoto, Toyama
1996 Contemporary Glass Art in Satsuma, Satsuma Glass Museum, Kagoshima
1995 Art Gallery in Fuchu, Toyama
1994 TIGA Exhibition, Sanda Glass Museum of Craft, Hyogo
1993 TIGA Exhibition, Shinsakuramachi Gallery, Toyama
1992 International Glass Art Exhibition, Ishikawa

Toyama City, Japan
Kitaibaragi City, Japan
Glass Studio SILICA, Kitaibaragi, Japan
Toyama City Art Hall, Toyama, Japan
Satsuma Glass Museum, Kagoshima, Japan
Sannda Glass Museum of Craft, Hyogo, Japan
Nizayama Forest Art Museum, Toyama, Japan
Notojima Glass Museum, Ishikawa, Japan
The Glass Furnace, Istanbul Turkey
Contemporary Glass Art Museum in Eskisehir, Turkey

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