A graduate of the Kyoto City University of Art, Japan, Mine Tanigawa 谷川美音 is a contemporary Japanese lacquer artist whose lacquer sculptures display supple lines and curves associated with brush strokes seen in ink drawing, reflecting the artist’s artistic philosophy. The resulting sculptures are unique contemporary objects made from lacquer that have the lightness of lacquer objects but with structural form, polished and executed to perfection using traditional materials and techniques.


Tanigawa started her solo exhibitions in 2017 at Finch Arts and Gion Konishi in Kyoto, Japan. In 2018, she had her first overseas exhibition, “Brush” at The Gallery by SOIL, Hong Kong. The concept of “Brush” is very oriental and Asian, representing an ancient form, a language and a culture, as the art of lacquer.

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