Education and Certifications
Certificate: Architectural Association School of Architecture
Postgraduate: DAAD Postgraduate Research Fellowship at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee
MFA: New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
BFA: State University of New York at New Paltz
Yuichiro Komatsu, originally from Tokyo, Japan, studied at Parsons School of Design and obtained his BFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz. After graduating, he apprenticed with the internationally renowned ceramicist Toshiko Takaezu. He received his MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He was awarded the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Postgraduate Research Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Art, Architecture, and Public Sphere at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee in Germany.
Komatsu’s work has been exhibited at numerous venues, both nationally and internationally. These include the Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, Missouri; the Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia; the Paço das Artes in São Paulo, Brazil; the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; the Jingdezhen Ceramic University Art Museum in Jiangxi, China; and the Berliner Kunst Project in Berlin, Germany, among others. He has participated in artist residency programs at the Banff Centre in Canada, the European Ceramic Work Centre in the Netherlands, Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP) in Brazil, the Institute for Research in Applied Arts (IRAA) at the Hochschule Düsseldorf-University of Applied Sciences in Germany, and the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan.Currently, Komatsu serves as a Professor of Art at Columbus State University. He has previously held teaching positions at the Alberta University of the Arts, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and Queens College, City University of New York.