Natsuki Kurimoto 栗本夏樹 graduated in 1985 from the Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan and obtained his Master Degree in 1987. Kurimoto started his artistic life early in 1984 when he had his first solo exhibition of lacquer works in Kyoto at the prestigious Suzuki Gallery. He is at present a professor at Kyoto City University of Arts.
Kurimoto enjoys experimenting with different materials, such as wooden and metallic structures, paper, and even cardboard. He has created big installations for hotels and public space. Kurimoto's works are usually bright, and the colours themselves contrast to sharp glossed black lacquer driven all across the material's surface.
Kurimoto regularly travelled to show his works in the US and Europe. He has exhibited at Gallery Kouki in Paris, France; Victoria & Albert Museum in London, UK; Museum of Craft Folk Art in San Francisco, USA; Lesley Kehoe Galleries in Melbourne, Australia. His works also have been collected by local and overseas museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, USA, Argentina Museum of Modern Art, and the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, Japan.