Otsuki Masako Japanese , 1943-2022

Influenced by her studies at Tama University’s Department of Design, Ōtsuki Masako incorporates many aspects of design into her metalwork pieces. She has stated that in artwork, highly developed techniques should meet refined designs to appeal to audiences. She applies the hatsuri shave and carve technique, carving distinctive and fine-angled lines into base metals using chisels. This technique gives the work a unique three-dimensional effect with depth and shadow. Despite the varying degrees of solubility, Ōtsuki expertly manipulates the gold, silver, copper and copper-silver alloy, lending metal—a cold medium, a feeling of warmth and life.


Selected Exhibitions

2016-2020  Asia Week | New York 

2017  The 64th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition, Japan

2016  The 45th Japan Traditional Kōgei Metalwork Exhibition, Sekido Museum of Art | Tokyo

2015  SOFA | Chicago

2013  From Craft to Kōgei, National Museum of Modern Art | Tokyo 

2004  Contemporary Japanese Metalwork Exhibition | Copenhagen, Denmark


Selected Public Collections

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | New York, US