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Ikuko Kawai Burns, Japanese artist. Member Asian-American Artist Association, Japanese Association Greater Boston, Japan Society Boston (board directors since 1980), Massachusetts/Hokkaido Sister Association (vice president since 1998), International Women's Club Boston (vice president since 2008, executive board directors).

Background

Burns, Ikuko Kawai was born on January 1, 1936 in Tokyo. Came to the United States, 1959, naturalized, 1965. Daughter of Ichiro and Asa (Sato) Kawai.

Education

Bachelor, Yamagata University, 1958. Postgraduate, School Museum Fine Arts, 1964.

Career

Announcer Hokkaido Broadcasting Company, Sapporo, Japan, 1958-1959. Instructor Japanese Yale University, New Haven, 1960. Research associate Harvard University Edwin Reischauer Institute, since 1998.

Foundry assistant David Phillips Bronze Art Casting, Medford, Massachusetts, 1980-2000. Lecturer University Massachusetts, Boston, 1982-1983.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Exhibited Gallery 355, Bentley College Gallery, 1979, Copley Society Boston, 1980, 95, Federal Reserve Bank, John Hancock, Boston City Hall, 1981, Yamagata Matsuzakaya Gallery, 1985, Japan Society Boston, Incorporated, 1985, City Hall Gallery, Sapparo, Japan, 1987, Wako Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo, 1987, 90, Federal Reserve Bank Gallery, Boston, 1988, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 1990, Chinese Cultural Institute, Boston, 1991, (group show) Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 1992, Seibu Department Store, Akarenga Hall, Japan, 1993, Hera Gallery, Rhode Island, 1994, Ohnuma Fine Arts Gallery, Japan, 1996, Gallery Okuda International, Washington, 1997, Honen-in, Kyoto, Japan, 2005. Principal works include Hopkins Memorial plaque Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, standing figure President Vigdis Finrbogadottir, Reykjavik, 1992, Yamagata City Hall, Japan, Memorial plaque Kagashka, Canada, Tobishima Design, New York, Hironaka Institute, Tokyo, 1993, Yamagata Old State House, Japan, 1994, Honenin, Kyoto, Japan, 2005, Chilmark, Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts, 2006.

Membership

Member Asian-American Artist Association, Japanese Association Greater Boston, Japan Society Boston (board directors since 1980), Massachusetts/Hokkaido Sister Association (vice president since 1998), International Women's Club Boston (vice president since 2008, executive board directors).

Connections

Married Padraic Burns, October 19, 1959. Children: Kenneth C., Amelia P., Margaret A.

father:
Ichiro Kawai

mother:
Asa (Sato) Kawai

spouse:
Padraic Burns

children:
Kenneth C. Burns

Amelia P. Burns

Margaret A. Burns