ABOUT

Biography

KAZ Shirane (白根昌和)

International renowned artist KAZ Shirane (Masakazu Shirane), operates in spatial art and interior design.

Trained as an architect, Kaz Shirane has worked in several architectural offices in Tokyo, London, Shanghai and he was honored to design the Tokyo Tower Top Deck. His work has been exhibited in various locations around the world such as USA, China, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE, Bahrain, and Japan. KAZ Shirane has collaborated with prestigious brands such as Rolls-Royce, Tiffany & Co., Sony and Capital One, to create astonishing bespoke installations.

 

 

Award

– Gold prize, A’Design Award 2018 (Italy)
– Gold prize, A’Design Award 2016 (Italy)
– Winner, German Design Awards 2016 (Germany)
– shorlisted, darc awards 2016 Awards 2016 (UK)
– Silver prize, A’Design Award 2014 (Italy)
– Bronze prize, Design For Asia Award (Hong Kong)
– CS Design Award, The 18th CS Design Awards 2014 (Japan)
– Winner, Iconic Awards 2014 (Germany)
– Honorable mention, The 7th IDA International Design Awards (USA)
– 2nd prize, 23rd International biennale INTERIEUR 2012 (Belgium)
– 1st prize, ENDO Lighting Corp. Furniture competition 2008 , Jury: Toyo Ito (Japan)
– Winner, 30th Lemon company excellent student’s Diploma award 2007 (Japan)

Grant / Scholarship

2016
– Nomura Foundation (Japan)
– Arizona Commission on the Arts (AZ, USA)
2015
– Nomura Foundation (Japan)
201
– overseas study program by JIA(Japan Architect Associate) (Japan)

Selected Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITION
– “EVOLVE”, New York, USA. May 2017 powered by SONY
– “Joy of Lights“, Hong Kong. Nov 10 2016 to Jan 2 2017

COMMISSION WORK
– “Tokyo Tower Top Deck”, Tokyo, Japan. Mar 2018
– “Rolls Royce -CULLINAN-”, all over China. June 2018-2019
– Tiffany & Co. “Prism Wall”, Tokyo, Japan. Oct 2016
– Byobu no.1 (folding screen) , Kyoto, Japan. 2016

COLLABORATION WORK
– Line Live : “SAYURI Special Live performance” , Tokyo, Japan. Mar 14 2017

GROUP EXHIBITION
– “Bahrain Light Festival 2017”, Manama, Bahrain Nov 2017
– “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, USA. Feb 2016
– “Fukagawa gatharia”,Tokyo, Japan. Jan 2016
– “Vivid Sydney 2015”, Sydney, Australia. May 2015
– “Meet d3”, Dubai, UAE. Apr 2015
– “SIG”,Oklahoma City, USA. Jan 2015
– “Tokyo Designer’s Week 2014”,Tokyo, Japan. Oct 2014
– “Kobe Biennale 2013”, Kobe, Japan. Oct 2013
– “The INTERIEUR 2012 Design Awards”, Kortrijk, Belgium. 2012
– “2nd Design Tokyo”,Tokyo, Japan. Aug 2011