Kazu Nakagawa

Kazu Nakagawa was born in Tokyo, moved to New Zealand in 1986 and now lives in Waiheke. He began by studying engineering and navigation and has worked as a product designer, graphic designer and furniture maker. As an artist he has exhibited extensively, including group exhibitions Here: Kupe to Cook, Pataka, Porirua (2019), Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island (2003-2022) and Carving Water Painting Voice, New Zealand Maritime Museum, Auckland (2018). In 2015 his art-integration project for the Waiheke Library, commissioned by Auckland Council’s Public Art Fund with Pacific Environments Architects, was awarded the Overall Supreme Award and Commercial Architectural Excellence at the Resene Timber Design Awards.