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Artist / Kurokawa Toru

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Kurokawa has been awarded, praised by collectors and scholars and celebrated with numerous exhibitions around the world throughout the years, including:  Kusakabe Gallery, Kyoto (2021); Yingge Ceramic Museum, Taiwan (2020); GreenWise, Italy (2022); Mashiko Museum of Ceramic, Tochigi, Japan (2019) and more. His work has also been included in the collection of Victoria and Albert Museum, UK; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA; San Francisco Asian Art Museum, USA and more.  


Toru Kurokawa's works are spiral hollow geometric shapes, with an obvious sense of mysterious existence. Not only is it engaging, it also inspires a spiritual connection with nature. Drawing inspiration from the organic and geometric shapes of natural objects such as rocks, trees and mountains, his work embodies the essence of the human spirit, giving them powerful qualities.

1984    Born in Kyoto, Japan

2007    B.F.A. National Tsukuba University,     Ibaraki, Japan    

2009    M.F.A. Kyoto City University of Arts,     Kyoto, Japan



2022     Rising Talent Awards Craft, Maison&Objet Paris, France

2017     Special Judges’ Award___The 11th International Ceramics Competition MINO, Gifu, Japan

2007     Kaminozami Biennale (Aichi), Associate Prize

2007    Major Prize, Contemporary Ceramic Art Biennale (Hyogo)



2024    Touch Gallery, Hong Kong

2024    PAD Paris, France

2023    Rhythm, Touch Gallery, Hong Kong

2022    Milano Salone, Green Wise, Italy

              Ceramic Art Grand Prize Exhibition, Paramita museum, Mie, Japan     

2021     Set Theory, Kusakabe Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

              Topology, Ginza Tsutaya Books, Tokyo, Japan

2020    Taiwan Ceramic Biennale, Yingge Ceramic Museum, Taiwan

2019     Clay and Abstraction, Mashiko Museum of Ceramic, Tochigi, Japan     

               Korean International Ceramic Biennale, Icheon International Ceramic Center, Korea



Victoria and Albert Museum, UK

LosAngeles County Museum of Art, USA

San Francisco Asian Art Museum, USA

Allen Memorial Art Museum, USA

Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art, Japan

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