By applying the traditional decorative techniques of wood inlay to sculpture, Toru Fukuda has created a new genre of free-standing wood inlays. To take advantage of the wood’s natural hue and texture, Fukuda uses only unpainted wood culled from naturally growing trees, combining deep insight into nature with sensitive artistry to create works that not only capture the attention but simultaneously convey the vitality and ephemeral nature of living things, filling us with respect for life itself. This will be Fukuda’s first solo exhibition with Seizan Gallery.

Toru FukudaProfile

Born in Hokkaido, Japan in 1994
Lives and works in Saitama, Japan
2015 Graduated from Traditional Arts Super College Of Kyoto, Wood crafts course
2013 Graduated from Hokkaido Otoineppu Art & Craft Highschool
【Selected Solo Exhibitions】
2021 Toru Fukuda: Mushikago (SEIZAN GALLERY TOKYO 凸, Tokyo)
Toru Fukuda: Ni-Wa (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
2019 Toru Fukuda (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo)
【Selected Group Exhibitions】
2023 In the Genes, Taking Marvelous Meiji Craftsmanship into the Future (Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Gifu; Nagano Prefectural Art Museum, Nagano; Abeno Harukas, Osaka; The Mitsui Memorial Museum, Tokyo; The Suiboku Museum, Toyama, Tokyama)
Pokémon Kogei: Playful Encounters of Pokémon and Japanese Craft (National Crafts Museum, Ishikawa; Ovation Hollywood, Los Angeles)
2021 Bi no Yokan 2021: Mono no Aware (Takashimaya, Kyoto; Takashimaya, Aichi; Takashimaya, Osaka)
Takumi no Bi (Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art, Hokkaido)
2020 Three persons exhibition “Rinshimoku” (Atelier cypris, Osaka)
LOOK CLOSER(Micheko Galerie, Germany)
PURE POETRY(SEIZAN gallery、New York)
2019 Kino Monodukuri Tanpou: 20-nin no Shigoto (Living design center Ozone, Tokyo)
Mushitsukai-ten (f.e.i art gallery, Kanagawa)
INSECTS (Gallery Art Morimoto, Tokyo, continued in 2021, 2022)
KOGEI Art Fair Kanazawa 2019: KUMU KANAZAWA: THE SHARE HOTELS (Yuusha Gallery Sapporo, Hokkaido)
2018 Where It Echoes: The Art of Wood Sculptures (Yuusha Gallery, Aichi)
2017 The New Look of Contemporary Japanese Artisans (Hideharu Fukasaku Gallery Roppongi, Tokyo)
Spring Ephemeral (Atelier cypris, Osaka)
Something Precious (SEIZAN Gallery, Tokyo, through 2019)
2016 Two persons Exhibition “Kazuma Abe × Toru Fukuda” (CUBE SPACE GALLERY, Tokyo)
Takumi-ten (Gallery Garan Nishiogi, Tokyo)

06/03/2019(wed) -  19/03/2019(tue)

※ Close at 17:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and the last day.

Artist will be in the gallery every day except March 12 and 13.