Katsunori Hamanishi

About The Artist

Born: 1949, Hokkaido

Katsunori Hamanishi studied painting and graduated from Tokai University with a degree in Art, in 1973. Since then, he has been living in the Tokyo area, where his primary focus is printmaking.  Hamanishi works primarily with mezzotint to create images with both subtle detail and dynamic composition that explore spatial relationships. He also works with aquatint, applying metallic foil to the surface of his prints. His work is celebrated for balancing calm and meditative qualities with the energetic tensions of inanimate and natural objects.

The British Museum, London
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Art Institute of Chicago
National Museum of Art, Osaka
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo
Krakow National Museum, Poland
Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa
Cleveland Museum of Art
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, San Francisco


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