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 - 2023       Asia Week New York, US

2022                   Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition, Japan

2021 - 2022       Japan: A History of Style, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, US

2016                   Metalwork Exhibition, Sekido Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

2015                   SOFA Chicago, Illinois, US 

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


Selected Public Collections:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | New York, US