Heri Gahbler

born 1957 / 1977-84 furniture restorer and carpenter / 1984-92 study of Japanese studies and oriental art history at the University of Bonn, Magister Artium / 1987-88/92-93 training at the Institute for Lacquer Art in Wajima, Japan

Exhibitions

2002/05/09/11 Ishikawa International Urushi Exhibition, Kanazawa (J) / 2007 Ateliers De Paris, in cooperation with Association LAC (F) / 2007 Manufactum, ADK Düsseldorf (D) / 2007/08 “unter Wasser”, Passagen, Cologne (D) / Liebespfand, Museum für angewandte Kunst, Cologne (D) / 2008/09/11 Grassi-Messe, Leipzig (D) / solo exhibition Ekō-Haus der japanischen Kultur, Düsseldorf (D) / Eunique-Messe, Karlsruhe (D) / Werft 11 – Galerie, Cologne (D) / Kunstverein Münsterland, Coesfeld (D) / QiaoGalerie, Beijing (C)

Scholarships and awards

1987 Scholarship of the Carl-Duisberg-Gesellschaft, Cologne / 1991 Scholarship of the DAAD, Bonn / 2002 Kenji Ekuan Award, Kanazawa / 2004 Otegara Award, Itami / 2007 Staatspreis des Kunsthandwerks NRW, Düsseldorf / 2009 Monika Kopplin Prize, Kanazawa

Works in public collections

Museum for Lacquer Art, Münster; State Art Collections Dresden, Pillnitz Palace

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