Profile

Hajime Shimoyama

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Personal

1970 Born in Yokohama, Japan
1992 Graduated from Tokyo Zokei University (Faculty of Design and Fine Arts)
1993 Completed the graduate course in the Department of Design at Tokyo Zokei University

Present

Space designer and plastic artist
Member of the Shinseisaku Art Society, Space Design section
Member of the Institute of Environmental Art and Design
Member of the International Association of Art (member number 010425)
Associate Professor, Jissen Women’s University, Department of Aesthetics and Art History
Lecturer on art in the Graduate School of Gunma Prefectural Women’s University

Accomplishments

1991 Selected for the 55th Shinseisaku Exhibition in the Space Design section (first time selected)
1996 Received the maquette Award of Excellence in the 4th Yokohama Sculpture Exhibition
2000 Selected for the 1st Japan Shikkui Kote-e Competition
2002 Awarded the New Artist prize in the Space Design section of the 66th Shinseisaku Exhibition
2004 Awarded the New Artist prize in the Space Design section of the 68th Shinseisaku Exhibition. Recommended for life membership for receiving the prize a second time
2007 Received the Special Award in the 1st International “Art in a Container” Competition,
KOBE Biennale 2007
2007 Designed a “big catch” fishermen’s flag for the Onahama International Environmental
Art Festival 2007
2008 Awarded Best of Show in the 1st “Offerings to the Gods” Art Competition sponsored by the Kyotofu Jinjacho, Kyoto
2009 Received the Special Award in the 2nd International “Art in a Container” Competition,
KOBE Biennale 2009