Kazu Nakagawa’s studies were undertaken in Tokyo before immigrating to New Zealand in 1986 (by container ship, so he could ‘feel the distance’ of the journey) where he still lives on Waiheke Island.
Having exhibited extensively, surveys were presented by Te Tuhi and The Dowse Art Museum, and recently exhibitions at the New Zealand Maritime Museum and Christchurch’s Scape. He has also undertaken collaborative projects with fashion designers, poets, composers and film makers. His work is in the Collections of The Dowse Art Museum, Christchurch Art Gallery and City of Christchurch, New Zealand Maritime Museum, New Zealand Embassy in Japan, and in numerous private collections in Australasia, UK, USA.
Nakagawa’s Waiheke Library commission was awarded the Overall Supreme Award + Commercial Architectural Excellence Award in 2015.
Represented by Trish Clark Gallery