Yukio Ozaki

Yukio Ozaki, M.F.A.


Eiben Hall Room 101-2
Tel (808) 735-4889
3140 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

Environmental Interior Design and Fine Arts

Yukio Ozaki Professor Ozaki joined Chaminade University faculty in the fall of 1986. Since 1973 he has established himself as an artist mainly in the medium of ceramics and wood. His art works have been exhibited in museums and in prestigious art exhibitions in Hawaii as well as in national and international scene. Although he has achieved much in his career of creative field, he claims that he found a Godís provision of real purpose in life for him at Chaminade University. Besides numerous awards in the field of art, he has been awarded some significant honors listed below. He is an active member of Marianist Educational Associates, which (he says) keeps him in a right frame of mind in Chaminade community.


B.A. English Literature, Gakushuin University, Tokyo, Japan
M.F.A. Ceramics, University of Hawai'i at Manoa


Ceramics and 3D Design


  • Five State-commissioned artworks for State buildings between 1978 to 2000
  • Named as a Living Treasure of Hawaii by Honpa Honganji of Hawaii, 1994
  • Outstanding Tenured Faculty Award, CUH, 1998
  • Carnegie Foundationís Professor of the Year Award, 1998
  • Chaminade Award for Commitment to Marianistís values, 2001
  • Fr. Bolin Faculty Scholarship Excellence Award, 2005

Other notable mentions in art

  • 16 artworks purchased by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, 1973-2004
  • 2 works in the collection of City and County of Honolulu
  • 1 work in the collection of Honolulu Academy of Arts
  • 2 works in the collection of The Contemporary Museum
  • Honorable mention in International Ceramics Festival, Mino, Japan, 1986
  • Invited to International Asia-Pacific Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, Yingko Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, 2002
  • Invited to Nikaten, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, 2003