Born in Hokkaido, Japan


2008     M.F.A. in 3D studies, emphasis on metals/jewelry - Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2006     M.F.A. in Japanese metalsmithing, emphasis on raising - Kanazawa College of Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan              

2002     B.F.A. in metals/jewelry - Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

2001      Study Abroad Program  - The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College, Farnham, Surrey, UK


* Indicates Solo Show          ** Indicates Juried Show

2021     "Emergence", Untitled Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

2020    "Art as resilience, resistance & respite" Untitled Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

2017     Expression of Female Embodiment, Three women show, Pearl Gallery & Framing, Portland, Oregon

              *RED, Angst Gallery, Vancouver, Washington

2016     Instructor show, Multnomah Arts Center, Portland, Oregon

2013     East and West/ The Hammered Metal Object (Co-curated), Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR., 

                                                                              Waterstone Gallery, Portnad, OR.  and Velvet da Vince Gallery, San Francisco, CA.       2011     *momo exhibition: New life, Pokopen book store, Naganuma, Hokkaido, Japan

             *"Phantasmic Energy", Sojourn Art Spaces, Portland, Oregon

2010     Art Show at Guardino Gallery, Portlnad, OR.

              Group Christmas Show, Anka Gallery, Portland, OR.

              **Glass Art Festival, Museum & Arts Center, Sequim, Washington

              **All-Oregon Art Annual, Oregon State Fair, Salem, Oregon         

2009     **2 person exhibition, Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 E Main St., Hillsboro, Oregon

               Lake Oswego Festival or Arts, Lake Oswego, Oregon

2008     **Show 2008: Innovative and Functional Furniture Design, Portland State University, Oregon

2007     The Art of Contemporary Craft, John P. Weatherhead Gallery, University of St.Francis, Indiana

               Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition, Step Gallery, Arizona State University, Arizona

               **Beyond Boundaries, iDMAa conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2006     Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition, Step Gallery, Arizona State University, Arizona

               **61st Annual Hokkaido Exhibition, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

               * momo exhibition: Uee Shitae (Growing up and down) Café Gallery SA.KU.RA., Hokkaido, Japan           

               * momo exhibition: Uee Shitae, Hakuza-Gin no Nami Gallery, Ishikawa, Japan

               Graduation Exhibition, 21st Century Art Museum, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan

2005     Metals exhibition, Nigiwai Gallery, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Japan

               Contemporary Japanese Metal arts and Crafts, Denmark Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen,Denmark

2004     Metals exhibition -Ikimono -, Nigiwai Gallery, Ishikawa, Japan

2003     Lunar Four- Four women show-, Associated Art Gallery, Carbondale, Illinois

2002     Work in Glass and Metal, Saluki Plaza, Carbondale, Illinois

               **Rickert-Ziebold Scholarship Awards, Southern Illinois University Museum, Carbondale, Illinois

               **5th Annual National Juried Show, Gallery West, Alexandria, Virginia

               **All Media IV International Juried Art Exhibition, Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska

2001     New Designer’s 2001, Business Design Center, London, UK

1999     Red Tape, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, California

              **Undergraduate Art Show, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

              **Undergraduate Art Show, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California


2010      Grand Prize, All-Oregon Art Annual, Oregon State Fair, Salem, Oregon

2009      Honorable mention, Lake Oswego Festival of Arts, Lake Oswego, Oregon

2006      Presidential Graduate Scholarship, Bowling Green State University, Ohio                                      

2003      Special Recognition Award, “All Media IV Exhibition”, Omaha, Nebraska       

2002      Winner of Rickert-Ziebold Scholarship Awards, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

2000      Undergraduate Tuition Awards, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois                

1998       College Purchase Awards, John A. Logan College, Carterville, Illinois


2020    Lapidary Journal - Jewelry Artist, "Essence of Japan" page 22-25 / "Cultural Fusion" page 26-30

              Golden Peak Media, May/June 2020

2019     DESERT LEAF, Tucson, Arizona, January, page 68-69 & 71

2007     500 Metal Vessels: Contemporary Explorations of Containment, Lark Books

2006     Hokkaido Shimbun, “People”, Hokkaido, Japan, April

              Graph Asahikawa Magazine, “Craft beyond country”, Hokkaido, Japan, page 13                    

              Hokkaido Shimbun, “World of Metals”, Hokkaido, Japan, April

              Hokkoku Shimbun, “Harmony of Metal and plants”, Kanazawa, Japan, March

2002    NIGHTLIFE, ”Momoko Okada and Lawrence Millard’s Glass Menagerie” - Carbondale, Illinois, May

Other Related Professional Experience

2006     Teaching Certificate of Sougetsu style Ikebana (Flower Arrangement), Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan