Jun Kaneko Dango

Untitled, [Dango], 2006

glazed ceramic

85 x 30 x 16 inches

Jun Kaneko Dango

Untitled, [Dango], 2011

glazed ceramic

85 x 32 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches

Jun Kaneko Dango

Untitled, [Dango], 2017

glazed raku ceramic

38 3/4 x 26 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches

Jun Kaneko Dango

Untitled, [Dango], 2017

glazed raku ceramic

38 3/4 x 26 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches 

Jun Kaneko Dango

Untitled, [Dango], 2017

glazed raku ceramic

38 3/4 x 26 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches

locks gallery dango jun kaneko

Untitled, [Dango], 2017

glazed raku ceramic

38 3/4 x 26 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches 

Jun Kaneko Locks Gallery Dango

Untitled, [Dango], 2017

glazed raku ceramic

38 3/4 x 26 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches 

Jun Kaneko Dango

Untitled, [Dango], 2017

glazed ceramic

56 3/4 x 32 1/2 x 21 inche

Jun Kaneko Dango

Untitled, [Dango], 2017

glazed raku ceramic

33 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches

Jun Kaneko Dango

Untitled, [Dango], 2017

glazed ceramic

34 x 18 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches

Jun Kaneko Dango

Untitled, [Dango], 2017

glazed ceramic

25 1/4 x 21 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches

Jun Kaneko dango Locks Gallery

Untitled, 2015
Glazed ceramic
59 x 28 x 19 inches

Jun Kaneko dango Locks Gallery

Untitled, 2015
Glazed ceramic
31.5 x 20 x 13 inches

Jun Kaneko dango Locks Gallery

Untitled, 2015
Glazed ceramic
63.5 x 25 x 18.5 inches

Jun Kaneko dango Locks Gallery

Untitled, 2009
glazed ceramic

55 1/2 x 29 x 16 1/2 inches 

Jun Kaneko Locks Gallery

Untitled, 2009
Glazed ceramic
70 x 32.75 x 19.5 inches

Jun Kaneko dango Locks Gallery

Untitled, 2007
glazed ceramic

71 x 32 x 18 inches

Jun Kaneko dango Locks Gallery

Untitled, 2009
glazed ceramics
25 x 15 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches

Jun Kaneko dango Locks Gallery

Untitled, 2008
glazed ceramics
67 1/2 x 29 x 17 inches

Jun Kaneko Locks Gallery dango

Untitled, 2003
glazed ceramics
83 x 29 x 18 inches

Jun Kaneko dango Locks Gallery

Untitled, 2001
glazed ceramics
82 1/2 x 28 x 18 inches

Artist Bio

Jun Kaneko, born in Nagoya, Japan has pursued a dynamic and varied studio practice in painting, sculpture, ceramic and installation since studying in Los Angeles in the ‘60s and apprenticing with Peter Voulkos and other ceramic artists associated with the California Clay Movement. A pioneer in the field of monumental ceramics, Kaneko's work is in over fifty museum collections throughout the world including Arabia Museum, Helsinki; Detroit Institute of Arts; Los Angeles County Art Museum; Museum of Art and Design, NY; The National Museum of Art, Osaka; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Phoenix Art Museum and Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Kaneko has taught at some of the nation’s leading art schools, including Scripps College, Rhode Island School of Design and Cranbrook Academy of Art. Upon moving to Omaha, he became one of the co-founders of the nationally renowned Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. In 1998, the artist and his wife Ree founded KANEKO, a non-profit cultural organization that hosts unique educational programs and exhibitions in turn-of-the-century warehouses in the Old Market District of Omaha. He now holds honorary doctorates from the University of Nebraska, the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and the Royal College of Art in London.

The world premiere of his production design for Beethoven’s opera Fidelio occurred in Philadelphia in 2008 which coincided with installations of his work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Kimmel Center, the courtyard at Philadelphia’s City Hall, and the Locks Gallery roof garden. His first opera production, for Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, debuted at the Omaha Opera in 2006 and has traveled nationally. Most recently, his design for Mozart’s The Magic Flute premiered at the San Francisco Opera in June 2012 and traveled to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in 2014. Over his career, Kaneko has become increasingly drawn to installations that promote civic interaction, completing over fifty public art commissions, and a memorable 2013 installation of his large-scale works in Millenium Park in Chicago.

Jun Kaneko
First Floor Gallery
Jun Kaneko
June 15 – July 27, 2018
Jun Kaneko: New Works
First Floor Gallery
Jun Kaneko: New Works
February 5 – March 19, 2016
Jun Kaneko
First Floor Gallery and Roof Terrace
Jun Kaneko
A Stage for a Shared Dream May 2 – 31, 2014
Jun Kaneko
First Floor and Roof Garden
Jun Kaneko
June 1 – July 27, 2012
Jun Kaneko
First Floor Gallery
Jun Kaneko
September 22 – October 31, 2009
Jun Kaneko
Roof Garden
Jun Kaneko
Dangos October 4 – November 8, 2008
Jun Kaneko
Installation
Jun Kaneko
Ascent in Lincoln, NE Jan 21, 2015
Jun Kaneko
Event
Jun Kaneko
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Apr 9, 2014 - May 19, 2014
Jun Kaneko
Event
Jun Kaneko
Profile on CBS Sunday Morning Aug 11, 2013
Jun Kaneko
Event
Jun Kaneko
Jun Kaneko creates a new production of "The Magic Flute" for the San Francisco Opera Jun 13, 2012 - Jul 8, 2012
Jun Kaneko
Exhibition
Jun Kaneko
Jun Kaneko at the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC Dec 10, 2011 - Apr 28, 2012
Jun Kaneko
Exhibition
Jun Kaneko
Jun Kaneko: On the Wings of Music: Art, Opera & You Sep 5, 2009 - Apr 8, 2010
Jun Kaneko: The Washington Post
Writing
Jun Kaneko: The Washington Post
May 4, 2014

"How the abstract turns into 'Magic': 'Magic Flute' tops artist Jun Kaneko's (intense, nonstop, decade-long) jaunt into opera" Interview by Anne Midgette

Jun Kaneko: The Washington Post Express
Writing
Jun Kaneko: The Washington Post Express
May 1, 2014

"High Notes, High Art: Jun Kaneko’s wild costumes invigorate The Magic Flute" by Sadie Dingfelder

Jun Kaneko: Philadelphia Inquirer
Writing
Jun Kaneko: Philadelphia Inquirer
October 11, 2009

"The satisfactions of 'slow' material art" by Edward Sozanski

Jun Kaneko: Art in America
Writing
Jun Kaneko: Art in America
April 1, 2009

"Jun Kaneko" by Miriam Seidel

Play's the Thing: Reading the Art of Jun Kaneko
Publication
Play's the Thing: Reading the Art of Jun Kaneko
Text by Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Arthur C. Danto, and Sharon L. Kennedy 2010
Jun Kaneko
Publication
Jun Kaneko
Text by Susan Peterson 2001