Artist in Residence: Yoshihito Kawase - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Artist in Residence: Yoshihito Kawase

Artist in Residence: Yoshihito Kawase


Open Studio: July 9–26, 2019
At the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden

Artist Yoshihito Kawase uses mineral pigments to create a rich spectrum of color, layering gold, silver, and textural carbon ink to reflect the overlooked wonders of the natural world. During his residency, Kawase will work en plein air and take inspiration from the theme ryusui (running water or flowing stream) to commemorate Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s recently completed water recirculation project.

Born in Tokyo in 1973, Kawase completed his PhD in Japanese-style painting at Tokyo National University of the Arts. His paintings have been featured in solo and group shows throughout Japan and can be found in permanent collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, the Sato Sakura Museum, and the Tokugawa Art Museum. He is the recipient of the Yamatane Art Museum Nihonga Award (2016) and the 13th Sato International Culture Foundation Scholarship (2005). Named first runner-up in 2016, Kawase was chosen as the 2019 Ronin | Globus Artist-in-Residence.


Ronin Globus artist in residence program