ARTIST INFO

Kozo NISHINO

Kozo Nishino (1951-) is a sculptor who creates free dynamic sculptural works with complicated structures by applying mainly titanium. Nishino engaged in many field sculptures and installation works in public spaces. Nishino’s sculptures change their form based on the wind and people’s action, in the same way that his works play with the landscape where they are placed. Nishino’s works, which substantially bring out the characteristics of the site, present a unique allure and are suited in places where people connect with each other as well as the site. In September 2013, “Sky Memory” was installed at the entrance hall of the new 4 World Trade Center in New York. (architect: Maki Fumihiko) (reference image a)

Works

  • Title
    《Spanning Space》
    Year
    2018
    Medium
    Titanium alloy
  • Title
    《Harmony with the Breeze》
    Year
    2018
    Medium
    Titanium alloy
  • Title
    《Memory of Sky 2018》
    Year
    2018
    Medium
    Titanium alloy
  • Title
    《sky memory》
    Year
    2013
    Medium
    Titanium alloy
  • Title
    《Spanning Space》
    Year
    2018
    Medium
    Titanium alloy
  • Title
    《Harmony with the Breeze》
    Year
    2018
    Medium
    Titanium alloy
  • Title
    《Memory of Sky 2018》
    Year
    2018
    Medium
    Titanium alloy
  • Title
    《sky memory》
    Year
    2013
    Medium
    Titanium alloy

CV

1951
Born in Hyogo. Japan
1977
Graduated from Kyoto City University of Art
1978
Visited ruins in the countries of Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Asia

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1986
Gallery 16, Kyoto
1992
Spiral Garden, Tokyo
1997
Toyama Shimin Plaza, Toyama
2000
INAX Gallery, Tokyo
2004
ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka
2011
INAX Gallery, Tokyo
2014
LIXIL Gallery, Tokyo
2014
ARTCOURT Gallery, Osaka

Selected Group Exhibitions

1989
Setoda Biennale, Setoda, Hiroshima Contemporary Figurative Arts 6, Museum of Fine Arts Gifu Contemporary Japan Sculpture Exhibition, Ube, Yamaguchi
1992
Urban Index – Contemporary Sculpture and Environment- Exhibition,Takashimaya Department store, Tokyo
1992
Tokyo Art Expo, Tokyo International Convention Center
1996
Art is Fun 7 IN/OUT, HARA Museum Ark, Gunma
2000
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2000, Kawanishi, Nigata
2001
GIMPO International Open-air Sculpture Exhibition, Gimpo, Korea
2005
Contemporary Japan Sculpture Exhibition, Ube, Yamaguchi
2008
Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney
2009
Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus, Denmark
2012
Reactivation–Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
2015
Kyoto Fine Arts and Cultural Award Memorial Exhibition, The Museum of Kyoto
2015
ART TAIPEI, Taipei, Taiwan
2017
Port City Kobe Art Festival, Hyogo

Awards

1990
Open-air Sculpture Exhibition of Odawara Castle, Grand Prix
1995
AACA Award, Special award
1997
1997 The 17th Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Sculpture, Mainichi Newspapers Award
2001
Nakahara Teijiro Award
2002
Nagano City Sculpture Award
2011
Hongo Shin Award
2014
Kyoto Arts and Culture Award