Born 1968, Tokyo, Japan
Lives and works in Minneapolis, USA

      
      
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016   untie, Denler Gallery, Northwestern University, St. Paul, MN (October 6 – October 19)
3801 PARK AVE. TEMPORARY (self exhibition at a vacant old gas station), 3801 Park Ave. Minneapolis, MN (May 20 – May 21)
2014   Night String Story, Kiehle Gallery, St. Cloud State University, St Cloud, MN (October 21 - November 13)
Moon Hunting, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts 2014 "Material
     World": Concurrent, Independent Exhibitions program, Pritzlaff venue,
     Milwaukee, WI (March 18- 21)
2012   Commuter, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN (February 4 - April 22)
2010    Memory of Future, Yoshii Gallery, New York (October 28 - December 4)
2009    Commuter, Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program Gallery at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN (November 20 – January 24, 2010)
2007    Morice, Francis Naumann Fine Art, LLC, New York (March 16 – April 27)
2006    Tetsuya Yamada: Recent Constructions, Electro Lift Art Works, Minneapolis (May 12 – June 17)
2005    Chant: Beyond the Ready-made, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis (June 11 – July 30)
2004    Chant: Beyond the Ready-made, John Elder Gallery, New York (January 2 – February 7)
 
Selected Group Exhibition
2014   Americana, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN (June 20 - August 17)
2013   "Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staricase: An Homage", Francis Naumann Fine Art, New York, (February 15 - May 29)
2011   Gyeonggi International CeramiX Biennale 2011, Icheon CeraMIX Creative Center, Icheon, South Korea (September 24 - November 22)
    New Work by Gallery Artists, Francis Naumann Fine Art, New York, (June 8 - July 15)
    Keep out you thieving bastards, Hendershot Gallery, New York, (March 27 - May 5)
2009    State of the Union: Contemporary Craft in Dialog, Philadelphia Art Alliance, PA (September 17 - January 3, 2010)
Presences, Curator - Elizabeth Armstrong, Assistant Director of Exhibitions and Programs/Curator of Contemporary Art,
     Contemporary Art Gallery #373 at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN (April 2009 - February 2010)
2008    Art/Basel/Miami Beach (Francis Naumann Fine Art, New York, Booth K2) Miami, (Dec. 3 – 6)
2007    Art/38/Basel (Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zurich, Booth 2.0/G04) Basel, Switzerland (June 13 – 17)
 
Artist Book Project
2013    Mandala (after Ferris Wheel), edition of 25, Location Books, Minneapolis, MN.
 
Bibliography
2014    Rosanna Albertini, A "Magnetic Needle" pointing North, albertini 2014 the kite (web
   magazine). https://albertini2014.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/magnetic-needle-pointing-north/
2011    Doug McClemont, Review, "Tetsuya Yamada at Yoshii", ARTnews, January issue, p.115
    Honghee Kim, "Statment of Awarded works", Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale 2011 exhibition catalog, Korea, 2011
    Marek Cecula, "Statment of Awarded works", Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale 2011 exhibition catalog, Korea, 2011
    Matthew Kangas, "Statment of Awarded wroks", Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale 2011 exhibition catalog, Korea 2011
2009   John Archer, Essay, “Commuter: Installation by Tetsuya Yamada”, exhibition brochure, Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program 
      at Minneapolis Art Institute, MN

   Ruben Nusz, “Art Hounds: Tetsuya Yamada”, MPR News, December 3

   Marry Abbe, “Spotlight: Scrap and Commuter at MIA”, Star Tribune, December 26, 2009
2007    Jonathan Gilmore, Exhibition Review, "Tetsuya Yamada at Francis Naumann, " Art in America,October issue, p.202
Bridget L. Goodbody, "Art in Review", The New York Times, Friday, April 20, 2007
Arthur C. Danto, Essay, "Tetsuya Yamada's Morice", exhibition catalog, Francis Naumann Fine Art, LLC, New York, 2007
2006    Victoria Blake, Review, “Duchampian Ceramics,” The Oregonian, A&E 23, Friday March 3, 2006
Marry Abbe, Review, "Cities", Star Tribune, January 27, 2006
Arthur C. Danto, Essay, "THE AESTHETICS OF REPETITION: TETSUYA YAMADA'S CHANT: BEYOND THE READY-MADE",
     exhibition brochure, Frankiln Art Works, Minneapolis, 2006
2004    Yumiko Yamamori, “Overseas Exhibition Review,” February ’04, Monthly Internet Magazine, Yakimono.net/magazine
2003    Arthur C. Danto, Essay, “Externization 13”, Art Moves, exhibition catalog, Department of Art, University of Minnesota, 2003
2002    Victor M. Cassidy, Review, “Prairie Smoke,” Artnet.com/Magazine, January 3, 2002
2001    Twylene Moyer, Review, Sculpture, p.74 – p.75, Vol. 20, December 2001
 
Awards
2014   McKnight Artist Fellowships for Visual Artists as administered by the Minneapolis College of Art
   and Design, MN
2011   Grand Prize, Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale 2011, South Korea (catalog)
2005    McKnight Foundation Fellowship for Ceramic Artists (catalog)
2001    The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, 2001 Biennial Competition Award (catalog)
 
Participation in Artist in Residence Programs
2010    Individual Residency, EKWC - European Ceramic Work Centre, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands (February 1 – April 30)
2009    Arts/Industry Program, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI (September – December)
2005    Invitational yardage design project, Endless Highway, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. (2004-2005)
2002    Arts/Industry Program, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI. September-December 2002