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生田丹代子 Niyoko
Ikuta
Niyoko
Ikuta

Niyoko
Ikuta
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  • 1953 Born in Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Lives and works in Kyoto
  • 01 Exhibitions More
  • 02 Awards More
  • 03 Public Collections More

About
the Artist
About
the Artist

The history of glass art in Japan is a relatively youthful one. Yet this reality is hardly a bane but a blessing, for glass artists are not shackled by the constrictions imposed on their creativity by the towering ghosts of tradition. It is within this context that the creativity of Kyoto artist Niyoko Ikuta (b. 1953 –) flows freely into her spiralling sheets of glass.
Considered to be one of the leading figures in Japanese glass art, Ikuta has enraptured collectors and museums the world over for her dynamic sculptures, executed with emphatic lyricism and spellbinding precision. With the artist’s glass works collected by leading public institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Ikuta’s works continue to inspire generations of younger artists.