About

About

Biography

白根昌和

International renowned artist KAZ Shirane (Masakazu Shirane) based in TOKYO, recognized for its work in interior design, and spatial art. Since he graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts and Universidad Europea de Madrid where he majored in architecture, he has worked in several architectural offices in Tokyo, London, China.

Statement

“interactive space”

Artist KAZ Shirane has come up with the concept of “interactive space” where “The designer of this space is you!!” and he has created a series of art installations, namely “WINK Space” and “Light Origami”.
‘I create “imaginary” through space design using by a simple operation. [Designer=User] Those who use this space become the designer. My success is to create the space where become richer by people moving freely.’ By KAZ Shirane

Education
・Master of architecture, Universidad Europea de Madrid, 2014
・Bachelor of fine arts, architecture, Tokyo University of the Arts, 2007


Award

Selected Award

2016

Gold prize,    A’Design Award  (Italy)

Winner,    German Design Awards 2016 (Germany)

2015

Silver prize,    A’Design Award (Italy)

Bronze prize,    Design For Asia Award (Hong Kong)

2014

CS Design Award,    The 18th CS Design Awards 2014 (Japan)

Winner,    Iconic Awards 2014 (Germany)

Honorable mention,    7th International Design Awards (USA)

2012

2nd prize,    23rd International Biennale INTERIEUR 2012 (Belgium)

2008

1st prize,    ENDO Lighting Corporation Furniture competition 2008, Jury by Toyo Ito (Japan)

2007

Winner,    30th Lemon company excellent student’s Diploma award 2007 (Japan)

Selected Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITION

“EVOLVE”, New York, USA. May 2017. powered by SONY

“Joy of Lights“, Hong Kong. Nov 2016

COMMISSION WORK

Tiffany & Co. “Prism Wall”, Tokyo, Japan. Oct 2016

Byobu no.1 (folding screen): “Kyoto, Japan. 2016

COLLABORATION WORK

Line Live by SAYURI”, Tokyo, Japan. Mar 2017.

GROUP EXHIBITION

“Islamic Arts Festival 2016”, Sharjah, UAE Dec 2016

“WAVE: Light + Water + Sound“, Breckenridge, CO, USA. June 2016

“iLight Marina Bay 2016“, Singapore. Mar 2016

“Canal Convergence 2016“, Scottsdale, AZ, USA. Feb 2016

“Fukagawa gatharia”, Tokyo, Japan. 2016

“Vivid Sydney 2015”, Sydney, Australia. May 2015

“Meet d3”, Dubai, UAE. Apr 2015

“SIG”, Oklahoma City, OK, USA. Jan 2015

“Tokyo Designer’s Week 2014”, Tokyo, Japan. Oct 2014

“Kobe Biennale 2013”, Kobe, Japan. Oct 2014

“The INTERIEUR 2012 Design Awards”, Kortrijk, Belgium. 2012

“2nd Design Tokyo”, Tokyo, Japan. Aug 2011

Grant / Scholarship

2016

Nomura Foundation (Japan)

Arizona Commission on the Arts (AZ, USA)

2015

Nomura Foundation (Japan)

2014

– Oversea study program scholarship from The Japan Institute of Architecture (Japan)