Born in Kyoto in 1982, Genta Ishizuka currently lives and works in Kyoto City. He earned a BFA from Kyoto City University of Arts, during which time he participated in an exchange program at the Royal College of Art, London in 2006. Most recently, he graduated with a MFA in Urushi Lacquering from Kyoto City University of Arts in 2008.
Following several solo exhibitions in Kyoto and Osaka, Ishizuka’s work has received international recognition and awards, and is included in the permanent collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
In 2019, Ishizuka won the annual LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize, and The Best Young Artist Award by the City of Kyoto.
To view Ishizuka's artist statement, please click here.