A graduate of the Kyoto City University of Art, Japan, Mine Tanigawa 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 own 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 solo exhibitions from 2017 at Finch Arts and Gion Konishi at Kyoto, Japan. In 2018, she had first oversea exhibition “Brush” at The Gallery by SOIL, Hong Kong. The concept of “Brush” is very oriental and Asian, which represents an ancient form, a language and a culture, as the art of lacquer.