Eriko Kobayashi was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She fell in love with the color and texture of glass in 2014. Her new fascination led her to complete certification studies at Toyama City Institute of Glass Art in 2016. Currently, she is pursuing a master’s degree at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

     Glass evokes her urge to create, and her vision with the material introduces playfulness to the technically demanding skill of working with glass. Her artistic adventure has developed into a rebellion against the status quo. Always seeking new stimulation, Eriko makes pieces that deepen thought and that give off positive, energetic vibes.


      Kobayashi received the International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa Atsushi Prize in 2016. Her work is currently on display at the Yamanaka Hotel in Kanazawa, Japan. Recently her love for glass brought her to the United States, participating in the assistantship program at the Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio.


Education ; 

April 2010-March 2014   Jissen Women's University: Faculty of Human Life Sciences

April 2014-March 2016  Toyama Institute of Glass Art: Glass Certification Program

July 2017-                        Chrysler Perry Glass Studio , Norfolk, Virginia. Fall Assistantship



Exhibitions ; 

February 2015  "10001" Group Exhibition at Hatake Gyujin Museum, Toyama

September 2015  "poco a poco" Group Exhibition at Milestone Art Works Gallery, Toyama

February 2016 Graduation Exhibition at Toyama Glass Art Museum, Toyama

March 2016  "GEN" Group Exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo

October2017 ''Feels like__'' Group Exhibition at Origin Gallery, Norfolk VA



July 2015  Corning Museum of Glass 2 weeks summer workshop on full scholarship

June 2016  Pittsburgh Glass Center 1 week summer workshop on full scholarship

July 2016  International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa Atsushi Takeda Prize



Work Experience ; 

May - December 2016  Artists Assistant, Hideaki Kakurai, Scratch and Noise glass studio

2014-2016   Artists Assistant, Shouhei Yokoyama, Toyama Glass Art School

2014-2016   Artists Assistant, Amy Ruffert, Toyama Glass Art School

September - December 2017    Artists Assistant, Charlotte Potter, Charlotte Potter Design Studio

©2020 by Eriko Kobayashi

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