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Glass Artist Studio Glass GEM
Shigemi Ohkubo
Stained Glass Art One Grade Technical Skill Craftsmen
Art Glass Association International Regular Member
Stained Glass Association of Japan Regular Member
Ibaraki Art Craft Association Member

Permanent exhibition

Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum / Museum Shop
Joyful Honda Hitachinaka Shop / Chiba NewTown Shop


1996 Established own “Studio Glass GEM”
2000 Opened new own glass factory and gallery in Hitachi, Japan
Studied under Ms. Petra Kaiser, member of Art Glass Association in USA
Recommended to regular member of Japan Industrial Fine Arts Association (NIKKOUKAI)
2008 Recommended to member of Ibaraki Arts Festival
1991- Art Glass Instructor of JOYFUL-2 (Honda Industrial Company)
2018- Inaugurate as Permanent Director of Stained Glass Association of Japan

Media Appearances

2000 NHK – TV Program “Shigemi Ohkubo Art Glass Works”
2004 BS Japan 50’s High Program “Shigemi Ohkubo Arts Glass World”

Award-winning Exhibition

1997 Selected, 29th Japan Fine Arts Exhibition (NITTEN)
Selected, 7th Japan Industrial Fine Arts Exhibition (NIKKOUKAI)
1998 Grand Prix of Art Graph Best Artist, NITTEN Ibaraki Traveling Exhibition
Best Young Artist Award, 8th Japan Industrial Fine Arts Exhibition (NIKKOUKAI )
Selected, 30th Japan Fine Arts Exhibition (NITTEN)
1999 Selected, 9th Japan Industrial Fine Arts Exhibition (NIKKOUKAI)
Selected, 31th Japan Fine Arts Exhibition (NITTEN)
2001 Selected, Cherry Blossoms Summit in Hitachi
2004 Semi-Grand Prize, Ibaraki Arts Festival
Selected, 36th Japan Fine Arts Exhibition (NITTEN)
2005 Selected, 37th Japan Fine Arts Exhibition (NITTEN)
2007 Selected, 39th Japan Fine Arts Exhibition (NITTEN)
2008 Bronze Prize, 23th Japan Citizens Arts Festival
Selected, 40th Japan Fine Arts Exhibition (NITTEN)
2009 Memorial Prize, 80th Ibaraki Industrial Arts Exhibition
2011 Itaya Hazan Prize, Ibaraki Prefecture Arts Festival
Honorable Mention, 12th Japan Kaleidoscope Grand Prix
2012 Mayor Prize, Hitachi City Arts Festival
Semi-Grand Prize, 13th Japan Kaleidoscope Grand Prix
2014 Fleur-de-lis Art Award


1995 Gallery Grand Bell YAMATO
1996 1st. “Shigemi Ohkubo and her students of selected glass works”
2000 10th Japan Fine Arts Exhibition (NITTEN)
2001 Stained Glass Art Exhibition in TSUKUBA
2002 Selections Arts of Daisinen Museum Exhibition
2003 Japan Stained Glass Association Exhibition
2004 Gallery YAMAMOTO
Shigemi Ohkubo & Petra Kiser “The Glass Arts show in Florida”
2005 Japan Expo Industrial Arts Exhibition
2007 Tale of Genji Arts Exhibition, Tensin Memorial Museum of Art
2008 Japan Stained Glass Association Exhibition
2009 Glass Expo in USA “Excellence of the Gallery”
2013 Studio Glass GEM Exhibition in Kado Memorial Civic Art Gallery
2014 Gallery KATURAGI
New year the best glass works selection in Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum
2015 Studio Glass GEM Exhibition in Tensin Memorial Museum of Art
Japan Expo 2015 in France
2016 Produce “Setsuka-zuhu” in Koga Middle and High School Multipurpose Entrance
Christmas Exhibit in Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
Exhibit “The Tale of Genji Scrolls” at Scotland Kaleidoscope 200 Exhibition
(University of Edinburgh / University of St. Andrews)
2017 Japanese Arts and Culture Exhibition at Shin Kong Mitsukoshi, Taipei City, Taiwan
2018 Exhibition of Famous Artist, Keisei Department Store and Ibaraki Newspaper Publisher
Shigemi Ohkubo Workshop in Kagurazaka
2019 Gallery NOZAWA

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