Born in Kobe, Japan, 1941, Kiyomi Iwata studied at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, VA; Penland School of Craft, NC; Haystack Mountain School of Craft, ME and New School of Social Research, NYC.



The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

 Museum of Arts & Design, NYC

 Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

 DeYoung Museum, promised gift, San Francisco, CA

 The Newark Museum, NJ

 The Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

 Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, RI

 Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

 Racine Art Museum, WI

 Erie Art Museum, PA

 Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

 The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

 Longhouse Reserve, Bridgehampton, NY 

 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

La Foundation, Mary Toms- Pierre Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland

 Savarian Museum, Szombathely, Hungary



2015    From Volume to Line, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, VA 

2007   Two Idioms of Kiyomi Iwata: Silk and Metal, Center Gallery at Old Church, Demarest, NJ

2002   Recent Work: Kiyomi Iwata, The Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

2000   Silk and Metal by Kiyomi Iwata, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO

1998   Kiyomi Iwata, New Work, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago

1996   Transformation from Silk to Metal: The Sculpture of Kiyomi Iwata, Georgia Museum of Art, GA

1996   Kiyomi Iwata, New Work, Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, GA

 1994   Kiyomi Iwata, New Work, The Newark Museum, NJ

1994   Kiyomi Iwata, New Work, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago

1992   Kiyomi Iwata, New Work, Bellas Artes Galery, NYC

1992   Kiyomi Iwata, New Work, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR

1985   Hopper House, Nyack, NY 



2014    Fiber Futures: Japan Textiles Pioneers, Finland, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, France, Holland

2012    Fiber Futures: Japan Textiles Pioneers, Museum of Craft and Folk Arts, SF

2011    Fiber Futures: Japan Textiles Pioneers, Japan Society Gallery, NYC

           All Things Considered VI, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

2010   Interwind, Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection, Museum of Arts and Design, NYC



“Yuai” (fraternity), a wall piece was presented by Prime Minister Hatoyama to President Obama during his visit to Japan, Oct. 15, 2009

 National Endowment for the Arts, Artist Fellowship, 1986

 New York Foundation for the Arts, Artist Fellowship, 1988 & 1993

 Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, Artist Fellow, 1991 & 1993.