Artists > Iwata

Kiyomi Iwata
Polarity
Fiber and mixed media
8 x 8 x 6 inches
2012
Kiyomi Iwata
Dabney
Fiber and mixed media
8 x 8 x 6 inches
2012
Kiyomi Iwata
Indigo Grid
Silk organza fabric
39 x 32 x 5 inches
2008
Kiyomi Iwata
Peach I
Silk organza fabric
20 x 22 x 15 inches
2002
Kiyomi Iwata
Torso Red
Silk organza fabric
20 x 22 x 15 inches
2005
Kiyomi Iwata
White Column
Silk organza fabric and gold leaf
54 x 12 x 12 inches
2009
fiber
Silk organza fabric, aluminum mesh
41 x 31 inches
2006

Kiyomi Iwata

Education
1970, 1973, 1976 Haystack School of Crafts (weaving, textile arts) - Deer Isle, M
1971, 1974-75 New School of Social Research (textile arts, knotting) - New York, NY
1967-68 Penland School of Crafts (screen printing, drawing, batik) - Penland, NC
1967-68 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (drawing, batik, design) - Richmond, VA

Awards
1993-94 New York Foundation for the Arts, Artist Fellowship
1993 Yaddo Fellowship - Saratoga Springs, NY
1991 Yaddo Fellowship - Saratoga Springs, NY
1988-89 New York Foundation for the Arts, Artist Fellowship
1986-87 National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowship

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2007 Two Idioms of Kiyomi Iwata: Silk and Metal, Center Gallery of Old Church, Demarest, NJ
2002 Recent Works: Kiyomi Iwata, Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
2000 Kiyomi Iwata, Silk and Metal, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1998 Perimeter Gallery – Chicago, IL
1996 Georgia Museum of Art – Athens, GA
1996 The Kiang Gallery – Atlanta, GA
1994 The Newark Museum – Newark, NJ
1994 Perimeter Gallery – Chicago, IL
1992 Bellas Artes Gallery – New York, NY
1992 Contemporary Crafts Gallery – Portland, OR
1985 Hopper House – Nyack, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
2011 FIBER FUTURES: Japanese Textile Pioneers, Japan Socierty Gallery, NYC
2003 Kiyomi Iwata, Jeff Mongrain, Perimeter Gallery, New York, NY
Shared Passion, Sara David Lieberman Collectin of Contemporary Ceramics
and Craft, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Annual Basketry Invitational, Gallery Materia, AZ
Fiber Art Today: An Encore Presentation, Mobilia Gallery, MA
2002 Threads on the Edge – The Daphne Farago Fiber Art Collection, Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston, MA
Small Works in Fiber, Longhouse Reserve, New York
Basket Now: USA, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK
The Survey Fiber 2002 Exhibition, The Snyderman-Works Gallery, PA
Group Show, Perimeter Gallery, New York, NY
2001 Century of Design-Part Four 1975-2000, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Art of Contemporary Fiber: Highlights from the Carol Straus Collection,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
2000 Art Textile Contemporain, Espace Arlaud - Lausanne
Defining Craft 1: Collecting for the New Millennium, American Craft Museum-New York, NY
Surface, Strength, Structure: Pertaining to Line, Snyderman-Works Galleries,
Philadelphia, PA
Mere Metals, Leo Burnett Company - Chicago, IL
1999-00 Revelation (permanent collection on public view), Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
-Washington, DC
1999 26 Sculptors in Their Environments, Rockland Center for the Arts - West Nyack, NY
Recent Acquisitions: Selected Additions to the Modern Design Collection, The Metropolitan
Museum of Art - New York, NY
The Art of Craft: Contemporary Works from the Saxe Collection, M.H. de Young Memorial
Museum - San Francisco, CA
Basket & Beyond (curated by Jane Sauer), Craft Alliance, Center for the Visual Arts -
St. Louis, MO
1998 The Gold Show (two-person show), Perimeter Gallery - Chicago, IL
Oriented Textiles, William Lipton, Ltd. - New York, NY
Modus Operandi: A Survey of Contemporary Fiber, Snyderman/Works Galleries -
Philadelphia, PA
9th Annual Basketry Invitational, Sybaris Gallery - Royal Oak, MI
Sculptural Fibers: The Next Generation (curated by Jane Herrick), Foster Gallery,
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, WI
4th In Our Hands, Mixed Media, Small-Scale and 3-D Works, Nagoya Trade & Industry
Center - Nagoya, Japan
1997 Celebrating American Craft, The Danish Museum of Decorative Art - Copenhagen,
Denmark
Contemporary Art Baskets 1997 (curated by JoAnn H. Stevens), Ohio Craft Museum –
Columbus, OH
Contemporary Basketry (curated by Arlene Luks Kaplan) Jewish Community Center of
Metropolitan new Jersey - West Orange, NJ
New Baskets: Expanding the Concept, Craft Alliance - St. Louis, MO
Ritual Vessels, Masterworks from the Longhouse Collection (curated by Richard Eagan),
Longhouse Foundation - East Hampton, NY
8th Annual Basketry Invitational, Sybaris Gallery - Royal Oak, MI
Threads: Fiber Art in the 90s, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts - Summit, NJ
1996 Selected Works in Fiber, Perimeter Gallery - Chicago, IL
Transformation from Silk to Metal: The Sculpture of Kiyomi Iwata (solo show), Georgia
Musuem of Art - Athens, GA
Four Decades of Discovery, The 40th Anniversary of the American Craft Museum –
American Craft Museum - New York, NY
Kiyomi Iwata, New Work (solo show), The Kiang Gallery - Atlanta, GA
7th Annual Basketry Invitational, Sybaris Gallery - Royal Oak, MI
The Rockland Connection: Part II “Today”, Rockland Center for the Arts - Rockland, NY
1995 The New Basket, Works from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection, Decorative
Arts Museum - Little Rock, AR
The Value and Void (curated by Mary Beth Smalley), The Gallery at Takashimaya -
New York, NY
The Far East, Gayle Willson Gallery - Southampton, NY
On the Edge: Contemporary Fiber (curated by Carole Kraus), General Electric Company -
Fairfield, CT
Faucet of Fiber, Texas Women’s University - Denton, TX
Exploring Along the Outer Edges (curated by Jane Sauer), Craft Alliance - St. Louis, MO
1994 Kiyomi Iwata, New Work (solo show), Perimeter Gallery - Chicago, IL
Kiyomi Iwata, New Work (solo show), The Newark Museum - Newark, NJ
Dennos Museum Center - Traverse, MI
The Gold Show (curated by Signe Mayfield), Palo Alto Cultural Center - Palo Alto, CA
1993 Small Works in Fiber, The Cleveland Museum of Art - Cleveland, OH
Out of the Vault, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Art - Racine, WI
1992 3rd Annual Basketry Invitational, Sybaris Gallery - Detroit, MI
Outer Skin/Inner Space, Pro-Art - St. Louis, MO
1991 The Rockland Connection, Rockland Center for the Arts - Rockland, NY
National Objects Invitational (curated by Alan Du Bois), The Arkansas Arts Center
Decorative Arts Museum - Little Rock, AR
The Collector’s Eye, American Craft Museum - New York, NY
Art to Live With (curated by Adele Myers) - Sterlington Forest, NY
New Ends (curated by Patricia Malarcher and Olivia Georgia), Snug Harbor Cultural Center
- Staten Island, NY
2nd Annual Basketry Invitational, Sybaris Gallery - Detroit, MI
1990 A Decade of Craft, 10th annual auction for the benefit of the American Craft Museum -
New York, NY
Meeting Ground: Basketry Traditions and Sculptural Forms (curated by Margo Shermata),
The Forum - St. Louis, MO
1989 Group Show, Sybaris Gallery - Detroit, MI
Fiber, Explorations, New Work in Fiber Art (curated by Ronda Cooper), SUNY -
Stonybrook, NY
Beyond Craft (curated by Ellen Becker), Visual Arts Museum - New York, NY
1988-89 The Tactile Vessel (curated by Jack Lenor Larsen), Erie Art Museum - Erie, PA; American
Craft
Museum - New York, NY
1988 Threadworks: Miniature Textile Art (curated by Lloyd Herman), Smithsonian Institution -
Washington, DC (traveling exhibition)
7th International Biennial of Miniature Textiles, Savaria Muzeum - Szombathely, Hungary
Japan: Under the Influence, Gayle Willson Gallery - Southampton, NY
American Baskets, Dawson Gallery - Rochester, NY
3rd Annual Exhibition of Fine Crafts for the Collector (curated by Myrna Zuckerman),
Seraphim Gallery - Englewood, NJ
Frontiers in Fiber (curated by Mildred Constantine and Laurel Reuter), North Dakota
Museum of Art - North Dakota
1987 Inner Skin/Outer Skin: Gut and Fishskin (curated by Pat Hickman), San Francisco Craft &
Folk Art Museum - San Francisco, CA
Art and Beauty/Artful Basket, Trimingham Bros. - Bermuda
Baskets, Miller Brown Gallery - San Francisco, CA
Masterworks, Gayle Willson Gallery - Southampton, NY
The Ritual Vessel, Twining Gallery - New York, NY
1987 13th Annual International Biennial of Tapestry (curated by Erika Billeter, Mildred
Constantine, Francois Hathey, Jiri Kotalik, Christoph Brockhaus), Centre International de la
Tapisserie
Ancienne et Moderne - Lausanne, Switzerland
The Modern Basket: A Redefinition, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts - Pittsburgh, PA
1986 Gifts for Giving, Gayle Willson Gallery - Southampton, NY
Perimeter Gallery - Chicago, IL
Miller Brown Gallery - San Francisco, CA
Weaving Without Fiber, Modern Masters Tapestries - New York, NY
1986 Fiber R/Evolution (curated by Mildred Constantine, Mary Jane Jacob, Neda Al Hilali),
Milwaukee Art Museum and the University of Wisconsin - Wisconsin
1985 Miniatures, Modern Masters Tapestries - New York, NY
Paul Mellon Art Center (solo show) - Wallingford, CT

Public Collections
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY
Museum of Arts and Design- New York, NY
Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute - Washington, DC
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco – San Francisco, CA
Cleveland Museum of Art - Cleveland, OH
M.H. de Young Memorial Museum - San Francisco, CA
Musee Cantonal Des Beaux-Arts - Lausanne, Switzerland
Newark Museum - Newark, NJ
Erie Art Museum - Erie, PA
Georgia Museum of Art - Athens, GA Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art - Providence, RI
Savaria Museum - Szombathely, Hungary
La Fondation, Mary Toms-Pierre Pauli – Lausanne, Switzerland
Longhouse Reserve – East Hampton, NY