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such as Artemesia Gallery (Chicago, IL) Galerie Shulgasse (Wurzburg, Germany) and Garden of the Zodiac Gallery (Omaha, NE), among others. Her paintings have been featured in publications such as Metropolitan Home, Omaha Magazine, the Briar Cliff Review and the Omaha World Herald. Awarded an Artist-in-Residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE, she has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mid America Arts Alliance as well three Individual Artist Fellowship awards from the Nebraska Arts Council. Narwicz earned her BFA from Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics and currently lives in Omaha, Nebraska.
• Lot 23: Jun Kaneko, Untitled, Glazed Ceramics, 60 x 54.5 x 14 in., 2009, Estimated value: $55,000. Jun Kaneko is known for his ambitious scale and unmistakable style that bridges the Eastern sense of pattern and color with that of a Western sensibility. The artist was born in Nagoya, Japan and began his career as a painter, becoming a sculptor only after arriving in the United States over thirty-five years ago. He studied at the California Institute of Art, the Chouinard Art Institute and the University of California, Berkeley and taught at Rhode Island School of Design and Cranbrook Academy of Art. Kaneko's works have been acquired by such entities as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Art, the American Crafts Museum in New York and the city of Nagoya, Japan. Kaneko has shown in over 200 exhibitions around the world and his work has been reviewed in Art in America, Sculpture Magazine and Ceramics Monthly, to name but a few, and he is the subject of the 2001 Susan Peterson book “Jun Kaneko.” He won critical praise in 2006 for his set and costume designs for Opera Omaha's original production of “Madama Butterfly.” One of the founding members of the Bemis Center, the artist is also the founder of The Kaneko, a facility dedicated to being “an open space for the mind.”
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