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Born in Kobe, Japan



Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant
New York Foundation for the Arts 2005 Grant
Serie Project for screen printmaking: Austin, TX
MacDowell Art Colony Residency
New York Foundation for the Arts
Yaddo Art Colony: Louise Bourgeois Residency Award for a Sculptor
CANYS Grant for New Project: (Craft Alliance of New York State)
Blue Mountain Center for the Arts Residency Award
Edward Albee Art Center Residency Award
Ruth Chenven Foundation Grant for New Project
The Millay Colony for the Arts Residency Award
ESCA (Empire State Craft Alliance of New York State) Grant for New Project.
ESCA (Empire State craft Alliance of New York State) Grant for NewProject.


Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Hudson Guild Gallery II, New York, NY
Recent & Collected Works: Disjecta Gallery, Portland, OR as a part of Japanese Festival of Portland Art Museum, Portland OR.
“Passing Life” -Four Falls, site specific installation, Florence Lynch Gallery, NY NY
“Transformations”, 3 large scale outdoor installation using the Reserve’s trees and ground, with 35 works for gallery space. LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, LI, NY
“Rain Forest,” site-specific installation for 45’x30’ space. Vibrant Gallery, NY, NY
Installation for Green Windows, SOHO 20 Gallery, NYC (non-memberInvitational exhibition)
“Tamiko Kawata Exhibition”, Matsuya Gallery, Tokyo, Japan










2000 - 01


Art Now Fair NY, 30/30 Hotel lobby installation – dm Contemporary
“Office Supply”. Rockland Center for the Arts, Rockland County, NY
“Office Supply”, Newton Art Center, Boston, MA
Art Now Fair Miami, FL – dm Contemporary
“25th Anniversary Exhibition of Ruth Chenven Award Recipients”, NoHo Gallery, NY NY
“Ornamental Instincts”, Wave Hill House, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
“SOFA Chicago/BrownGrotta Arts”, Chicago, ILL
“Drawing Now”, dm Contemporary, Mill Neck, NY
“Make the Most of It” Eight Artists, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
“Obsession Obsession”, The Center Gallery, Demarest, NJ
“Tag Projects: Growing up in Public”, Repetti Gallery, Long Island City, NY
“Barbara Cohen & Tamiko Kawata”, Kobalt Gallery, Province Town, MA
“Site Specific 2006”, Carriage House, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
“2nd Anniversary Exhibition”. dm Contemporary, Mill Neck, NY
“Multiples: Yoonjo Chun, Tamiko Kawata, Wen-Fu Yu”, Tattfoo Gallery, S.I., NY
“Extraordinary” Tamiko Kawata, Eung Ho Park, Sally Shore at DM Contemporary, Mill Neck, NY
“American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture”, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY, NY
“Obsession” Haddad Lascano Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
“Meditation in New York”, 473 Broadway Gallery, New York NY
“Reduce/Reuse/Re-examine”, Glyndor Gallery: Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
“Mercurial” Tamiko Kawata, Gloria Kisch, Daniel Rothbart: Williamsburg
Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
“Overhead Underground:Reimagining; The Faerie Landscape” Le Petit Versaille Garden, NY, NY
“A.I.R. 5th Biannual”, A.I.R. Gallery, New York NY
“Masako Ishii & Tamiko Kawata”, Takano Art Gallery, Tokyo Japan
"Painting Lately" Abstract Work: Henry Street Settlement Abrons Art Center, NY, NY
"Air, Space & Water Museum", HEREart, New York, NY
"That Which Remains" The Lowe Gallery at Hudson Guild, New York, NY
“Wired Works”, browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT
“Skein: Five Artists”, Contemporary Craft Gallery, Portland, OR
“Site Specific 2001” - Wavelets, Carriage House, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
“Fifteen Asian American Artists”, University Art Gallery. Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY
2000-01 “Nature of Fiber,” outdoor installation, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY
1999 “As If Alive: Animate Sculpture” New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
“Transformations”, OMNI Gallery, Uniondale, NY
“Generations II: A Survey of Women Artists at the Millennium,” A.I.R. Gallery, NY, NY
“Elements 2000,” Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
“Stillness Within,” Three-artist exhibition, Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, YWCA/NYC, NY, NY
“Contemporary Arts of New York State,” New York State Museum, Albany, NY
“A.I.R. Third Biennial Exhibition,” A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
“Staten Island Biennial Exhibition,” Staten Island Institute of Arts & Science Museum, SI, NY
‘Three Artists”, Rochester University Museum, University of Rochester,NY NY






Contemporary Skeins: Heather W. Rogers curator for Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland OR
Site Specific '01: Catherine Valenza curator for Carriage House/Islip Art Museum, Islip NY
Fifteen Asian American Artists: Rhonda Cooper Director for University Art Gallery/Staller Center Stony Brook SUNY, Stony Brook NY
As If Alive: Animate Sculpture by Sara Henry Corrington: Professor Drew University, NJ
Nature of Fiber: Nell Znamieroki curator for Stone Quarry Hill Sculpture Park, Cazenovia, NY
The New York Times Long Island Art Section by Helen A, Harrison
Sculpture Magazine on-line, September 2004 issue: Mercurial show by Joel Simpson
New York Arts Magazine, May/June 2004: Meditation in New York by Lori Ortiz
The New York Times, Sunday, May 2, 2004: Reduce/Reuse/Re-examine by William Zimmer
Brooklyn Rail, March 2004 by Denise McMorrow
New York Art Magazine, December 2003 Joel Simpson
Tokyo Shinbun: Essay , December 22nd, 2002 by Minoru Fukada
Yomiuri Shinbun: Art section. December 18th, 2002
Daily Yomiuri: Art review, December 14th, 2002 by Asami Nagai
The Sunday Oregonian: Art Review, June 28, 2002 by Melissa Coleman
Willamette Week (Portland, OR) : Art Review June 12, 2002 by Lisa Lambert
The Sunday Oregonian: Art Review, July 22, 2001 by Bob Hicks
New York Times: Long Island section, Art Reviews, July 15, 2001 by Helen A. Harrison
Sculpture Magazine: Focus, May 2000 issue by William Baran-Mickle
New York Times: Long Island Art Section, June 2000 by Helen A. Harrison
Changing Art’s Very Fiber: Syracuse Herald American/Stars, Sep 2000 by Katherine Rushworth
Profile of Tamiko Kawata: Stone Quarry News, Sep 2000 by Margaret Potter
Two Artists’ Concept: Gekkan Bijutsu*, Sep 1999 by Miyako Yoshinaga (M.Y. Art Project Gallery)
Tamiko Kawata’s Outdoor Sculpture: Geijutsu Shincho*, Oct 1999 by Manami Fujimori

  BA, Sculpture, Tokyo University of Education (Tsukuba University), Tokyo, Japan

  Ground for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
Philip & Shelley Aarons Art Collection, LI, NY
DM Contemporary Permanent Collection, LI, NY
Museum for Arts & Design, NY, NY
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Outdoor sculpture: August Grove, Cazenovia, NY
LongHouse Reserve Permanent Collection, East Hampton, NY
Lloyd Catsen Collection, San Francisco, CA
Jack Lenor Larsen Collection, New York, NY
Yusuke Aida Collection, Tokyo, Japan
Davis Brody Bond, Architects, New York, NY
PREC Institute, Tokyo, Japan
Buenno Premesela Art Collection, Amsterdam, Holland