Mineo Mizuno was born in the Gifu Prefecture of Japan, and first traveled to the United States in 1965. He studied at the California Institute of the Arts, Chouinard Art School in Los Angeles.

He has shown with Samuel Freeman since 2005, and was previously exhibited extensively in Los Angeles as well as Japan at Gallery Kouketsu (1989, 1992) and the Chac-Mool Gallery (1997).  Group exhibitions of note include “Looking Ahead” at the LMAN Gallery in Los Angeles and “Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramic 1950-2000” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 

In 1981, Mizuno was given an award by the National Endowment for the Arts. Public collections featuring Mizuno’s work include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Long Beach Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art in Shigaraki Japan, and the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Japan.

Personal History

1944 Born in Gifu Prefecture, Japan

1965 First visit to United States

1968 California Institute of Arts, Chouinard Art School, Los Angeles, California

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015 Current, Samuel Freeman, Los Angeles, CA
2012
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia and traveling program
2011 Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY 
2010 Sculpture, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall park, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Coexistence, Samuel Freeman, Santa Monica, CA
2007 Tear Drop Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2005 Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Long Beach Museum of Art , California
LMAN Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1998 San Gallery Sumie, Nagoya, Japan
1997 Chac-Mool Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1996 Gallery Kenbishi, Kariya, Japan
1995 Gallery Kenbishi, Kariya, Japan
1992 Gallery Kouketsu, Gifu, Japan
1989 Gallery Kasahara, Osaka, Gallery Saitoan, Hagi
Gallery Kouketsu, Gifu, and Shibuya Seibu Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1987 Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1986 Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1983 Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1982 Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
1979 Riko Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1977 David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1973 David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Selected Public Collections

Art Institute of Chicago Museum, Chicago, Illinois
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Malino, California
Los Angeles Central Library Maguire Gardens
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Long Beach Museum of Art
Marer Collection Scripps Collage, Claremont, California
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina
The Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Shigaraki, Japan
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Palm Springs Art Museum
Yamaguchi Prefecture museum of Art, Japan