Ayano Ohmi




1998    MFA, City College of New York (CCNY), Major in Sculpture in Ceramics




2015    Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

2015    Sculpture and Music, Sacred Meetings, Galerie a L'Ecu de France, Viroflay, France

2014    Sculpture and Drawing, Sacred MeetingsChâteau de Vixouze, Polminhac, France

2011    Sculpture, Maiden Lane Exhibition Space, New York, NY

2011    Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

2006    The Art of the Tree, Totems in Garden, Mariani’s Garden Market, Armonk, NY

2005    El Kiai Del Silencio. Galerias Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

2004    IRADAC Gallery, The Office of the President, The City College of New York, NY

2002    Studio D’ars, Milan, Italy

2002    Museo de Casa de Asia, Old Havana, Cuba

2002    Danny Simmons’ Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2001    Barbara Greene Fine Art, New York



2013-current  Season's Exhibition - Cocobolo Ceramics Art & Design, New York, NY

2013    ARCHITECTURE DIGEST SHOW - Cocobolo Ceramics Art & Design, New York, NY

2012    Watershed’s Kiln God Exhibition, Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

2012    Architectural Digest Home Design Show, Pier 94. New York, NY

2011    Friends&Fire Mates, curated by Nina Hole, Grimmerhus Ceramic Museum, Denmark

2011    Organic Experience, Green Art of  Kittery, Maine

2009    Shimmering, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

2009    Endangered, Gloria Kennedy Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2008    All Fired Up, Maxwell Fine Arts, Peekskill, NY

2008    Shigaraki Outdoor Exhibition, Shigaraki, Japan

2007    III Int’l Biennial of Contemporary Ceramics, San Nicolas, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2006    Objects and UTSUWA by Ohmi and Hayashi, Do.w.Powwow Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2005    S.O.F.A. Art Fair. Presented by G.R.N’namdi Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago. IL

2004    Summer Exhibition: Sculptures by A. Ohmi; G.R.N’Namdi Gallery, Detroit, MI

2003    Memory & Place, The 1st CCNY Biennial Exhibition, New York, NY

2002    Platos de Ceramica,Museo de Las Casas Reales, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

2002    International Ceramic Triennial, Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

2001    Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea, Citta di Firenze, Florence, Italy

2001    Three Artists Exhibition, Galeria Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic




2013    Kohila International Ceramic Symposium - invitation - Tallinn, Estonia

2013    Projects in Ceramics Course by Professor Judith Schwartz, Steinhardt, New York University, NY

2010    Kiln God Award, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine, USA

2009    Guldagergaard, Skaelskor, Denmark

2008    Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan

2007    II SaNsA Int’l Art Workshop, Kokrobite Institute, Ghana

2007    VIII Shimposio de Ceramica, Instituto Municipal de Ceramica de Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2005    Fellowship for Solo Exhibition at Punta Cana Art Gallery, Fundacion Igneri, Dominican Republic

2004    Art OMI International Arts Center, Ghent, NY

2003    Pollock Krasner Foundation Inc. New York, NY

2003    PREMIO - Elit-tile 2003, II Trienal de Mosaico Ceramico, Museo del Arte, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic




2014    Sacred Meetings, Galerie A l'Ecu de France, Viroflay, Yvelinnes, France 

2013    Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine, USA

2012    La Ceiba Grafica, Coatepec, Xalapa, Mexico

2011    Trilobite Project, Artist-in-Residence, Cuernavaca, Mexico

2010    Zentrum fur  Keramik, Artist-in-Residence, Berlin, Germany

2006    Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan

2003    Valley School, The Krishnamurti Foundation, Bangalore, India

2001    Altos de Chavon Cultural Center Foundation, Artist in Residence, Dominican Republic




2016    Children & Art - my experience in NYC as an educator and artist, Specified Nonprofit Organization  

            Art Shittoku Kai, Osaka, Japan

2015    Interview & Lecture, Sculpture, Music & Art Education, Sacred Meetings, Galerie a L'Ecu de France, Viroflay,                 France

2007    Lecture, Art with Children, Kokrobite Institute, Ghana

2007    My work from 1995 to Present, Instituto Municipal de Ceramica de Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2005    Art Forum Lecture Series, “Creating Stand-Alone Sculpture”, Montclair State Univ. NJ

2003    Lecture Series, Installation Technique, Valley School, The Krishnamurti Foundation, India




2016-current   Professor. Director at Department of Art and Child Studies, Kyoto University of Art and Design

1996-2015      Director, Art Department, Metropolitan Montessori School, New York, NY.

                        Teaching Subjects: Ceramics/Drawing/Painting/Sculpture/Printmaking/Calligraphy

2003                Summer Studio Art, Valley School, The Krishnamurti Foundation, Bangalore, India

1999-2000       Ceramics/Drawing/Painting/Woodwork/Calligraphy, Montessori School, Wilton, CT

1994-1996       Ceramics/Drawing, Brooklyn Friends School, Brooklyn, NY




Interior Design Magazine pg 167, September 2014, USA

Les Nouvelles de Versailles, pg 18, July 16, 2014, France

Architectural Digest  pg 201, September, 2013, USA

Sculpture Magazine  Goodman, Jonathan, November 2011, USA 

Ceramics Monthly. Contents pg8 - Exposure pg22. March 2011, USA

Shukan New York Seikatsu No.338  February 2011, USA

Daily Guide, Owusu, George Clifford, 22 November 2007, Ghana

La Ciudad 31 de mayo 2007, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ceramics TECHNICAL magazine Miller, Jeannette, No.19, 2004-5  - Cover Photo,  Australia

OPUS HABANA Senra, Rafael Lopez, Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad. VI, No. 3, 2002, Cuba

Corriere dell’Arte Venuti, Silvia, Milan, December 2002, Italy

American Ceramic Magazine  Preston, George Nelson, 14/1, 2002, USA

VENTANA De Tolentino, Marianne, Santo Domingo, 19 de Agosto 2001, Dominican Republic




City of Viroflay, France

The Francis J. Greenburger Collection, New York, USA

Guldagergaard, Skaelskor, Denmark

SaNsA Association, Kumasi, Ghana

G.R.N’Namdi gallery, Detroit, MI, USA

Institute Municipal de Ceramica de Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Shigaraki Ceramic Center and Park, Shigaraki, Japan

Fundacion Igneri, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Art OMI, New York, USA

The Krishnamurti Foundation India, The Valley School, Bangalore, India

Casa de Asia de la Oficina del Historiador, Havana, Cuba

Barbara Greene Gallery, New York, USA

Danny Simmons' Corridor Gallery, New York, USA

Museum of Art and Origin, New York, USA

Sony Corporation of America, New York, USA

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, Brunswick, NJ, USA


Various private collections in the United States, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Cuba, India and Japan