Nick Lamb

Curriculum Vitae

1965-68 Trained as a Graphic Designer at the Berkshire College of Art, England.
1973 Started carving part time.
1979 Entered "Woodworker" magazine carving competition winning a first place in my category.

1982

"Woodworker" show - second place.
1983 Carved my first netsuke, commissioned by a private collector.
1983 "Woodworker" show - Gold Medal and Best of Show.
1984 "Woodworker" show - Gold Medal.
1985 "Woodworker" show - Highly Commended.
1988 Carved approximately fifteen netsuke in the period between 1983 and 1988 which were all sold to private collectors in England, bar one which went to a Dutch collector.
1988 Exhibited two netsuke in the Yamada Co. show, Sebu Dept. Store, Tokyo.
1989 Yamada Co. show, Sebu Dept. Store, Tokyo.
1989 Early that year I exhibited with Michael Spindel, Ltd. at the Netsuke Kenkyukai (now the International Netsuke Society) convention in Los Angeles having begun as a full time netsuke carver a few months previously. I have been represented by Michael Spindel since then showing at a large number of locations in the USA including; New York, New Jersey, Miami, Washington DC, Baltimore, Chicago and Santa Monica.
1990 Yamada Co. show, Sebu Dept store, Tokyo.
1990 Exhibited at the London Netsuke Fair and Convention.
1991 Exhibited at the Netsuke Kenkyukai Convention, San Francisco.
1993 Exhibited at the Netsuke Kenkyukai Convention, Chicago.
1994

Four netsuke and four ojime were selected for the "Treasured Miniatures" exhibition held at the British Museum and later at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art where some other examples of my work were also shown in a supporting exhibition. The work is also included in the exhibition catalogue.

1994 Examples of my work appear in the editorial material of the Netsuke Kenkyukai journal on several occasions, also in an article on ojime in "Andon" (Dutch) and in the book by the late Mr. Yamada.
1995 Moved to the USA.
1995 Exhibited at the Netsuke Kenkyukai Convention in New York.
1995 Work included in an exhibition at the Salt and Tobacco Museum, Tokyo, the largest netsuke exhibition ever held.
1996 Sculptural Objects Functional Art (SOFA) show, Chicago.
1996 First in Sculpture. "Art in the Redwoods," Gualala Arts, Gualala, CA.
1996 "Sculpture to Hold," Stewart-Kummer Gallery, Gualala, CA.
1997 Exhibited at the International Netsuke Society (formerly the Netsuke Kenkyukai) Convention, Honolulu.
1997 A number of pieces included in "Contemporary Netsuke: Miniature Sculpture From Japan and Beyond" at the Bower's Museum, Santa Anna, CA.
1997 Sculptural Objects Functional Art show, Miami.
1997 Sculptural Objects Functional Art show, Chicago.
1997 Museum of East Asian Art, Berlin.
1998 Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN. "The Japanese Art of Miniature Carving."
1999

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, NY.

1999 Exhibited at the International Netsuke Society Convention, Chicago.
2000 International Netsuke Society Convention, Boston, MA.
2001 Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan.
2003 Contemporary Netsuke: The HIH Prince Takamado Collection, Salt and Tobacco Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
2003 First prize in sculpture at the 70th annual Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers of Washington D.C.
2004 North American Sculpture Exhibition, Golden, Colorado.
2004 First in Sculpture, "71st International Exhibition of Fine Art Miniatures,"
2005 Elected an Associate Member of The Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers society of Washington D.C.
2005 "4 Mendicino Artists," Stewart-Kummer Gallery, Gualala, CA.
2007 Netsuke exhibit, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
2009 Work included in an exhibition at the Japanese Embassy in Washington, D.C.
2010 Gave carving demonstration at Portland Japanese Garden, OR.
2012 Work in the permanent collection of the Tokyo National Museum, HIH Prince Takamado Collection, Tokyo.
2012 Work in the permanent collection of the Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum, Kyoto.
2013 Was elected to the membership of the National Sculpture Society.

 

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