Toshio Takami
1947 Born in Tobata, Kitakyushu, Japan.
1966 Graduated from Ukiha High School.
1972 Graduated from Setsu Mode Seminar (design school) in Tokyo, Japan.
1982 Established Mezieres Glass Studio in Fukuoka, Japan.
1984 Submitted woks to the '84 Japan Stained Glass Grand Show.
Awarded 2nd Prize in the 4th Modern Applied Fine Arts Kyushu Exhibition .
1985 Awarded First Prize for Excellent Work in the '85 Japan Stained Glass Grand Show.
1986 Selected for the 25th Japan Modern Art Applied Fine Arts Exhibition.
1987 Selected for the '87 Yearbook of Japanese Glass Art.
Invitational exhibition at the 1st Japan Stained Glass Artist Association's Exhibition(Shibuya Parco, Tokyo, Japan).
1988 Invitational exhibition at the 2nd Japan Stained Glass Artist Association's Exhibition
(Yokohama Summer Night Festival, Japan).
1989 Selected for the Stained Glass Competition at the Nagoya Design Exposition .
1990 Awarded Excellence Prize in the '90 Kyushu Glass Art Exhibition.
1991 Introduced works in the '91 World Glass Congress in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
1992 Introduced works in the '92 World Glass Congress in Reno, Nevada, U.S.A.
1993 Introduced works on the '93 World Glass Congress in Boston, Massachusetts , U.S.A.
Held the first solo exhibition at the Manufactory Gallery Kyushu.

Invitational exhibition at the Japan Stained Glass Art Association 's Exhibitionß
(the Yokohama International Convention Hall).
Completed "Creation =Heaven , Earth" , installed at the entrance lobby of the Nagasaki Denki Bldg. in Nagasaki.

1995 Held the Four Artists' Exhibition at the NHK Fukuoka Broadcasting Hall.
Installed the work, "Flowers on the Sunny Coast" at the atrium of the Miyazaki
Airport building in Miyazaki.
1996 Solo Exhibition at the Akashi Korakuen Gallery in Fukuoka.

Changed the private studio's name to "Glass Art TAKAMI" from "Mezieres Glass Studio".
Three works at the Miyazaki Airport, the Nagasaki Denki Bldg., and the Kusaba
Residence were featured on Architectural Glass Art Magazine in UK.
Completed the work , "Joy 97", installed on the second floor of the Kokura Court House in Kitakyushu.

1999 Glass An Inspirational Portfolio Magazine(Artisan)(UK) introduced the work, "Dawn".
2000 Participated in the art competition for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Participated in the art competition for Sacrament Airport, California, USA.

Solo Exhibition at the "Gallery Kaze"in Fukuoka.
Solo Exhibition at the G. A. Tap Gallery in Fukuoka.
Invitational exhibition of the work, "REVIVE", at the First Stained Glass Exhibition
Solo Exhibition at the Miyuki Gallery in Fukuoka.

2003 Slides registration with New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (Percent for Art),
New York, U.S.A.
Held the Two Artists' Exhibition at the Yamakataya Department Store in Kagoshima.
2004 Solo Exhibition, "Brightness (Lamp) Exhibition" at the "Gallery Kaze"in Fukuoka.
2005 Participated "ICELAND CONFERENCE 2005 / ARCHITECTURAL GLASS ART" in Iceland.
15 works were introduced at the conference.
2006 Solo Exhibition, "Toshio Takami Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition" at the Art Gallery,Iwataya Department Store in Fukuoka.
Completed the work, "Melody of Early Spring I, II", exhibited at the entrance lobby of Kyushu National Museum.
Solo Exhibition,"Monochrome Stained Grass Exhibition" at the Gallery Oishi in Fukuoka.

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