Natsuki Kurimoto graduated in 1985 at the Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan and obtained his master degree in 1987.  Kurimoto started his artist 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 professor at Kyoto City University of Arts.  He enjoys experimenting different types of materials together such as wooden and metallic structures, paper and even cardboards.  He has created giant installations for hotels and public space. Kurimoto's works are usually bright and the colors themselves are in contrast to sharp glossed black lacquer driven all across the surface of the material. 


Kurimoto travelled intensively to show his works in the US and Europe, namely 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 Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, USA, Argentina Museum of Modern Art, and the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, Japan. 

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