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Kazuko Kizawa


Studio Mustanapa
Kairatie 3, Rovaniemi, Finland

Tuesday-Thursday at 12-18
Friday at 11-17
Saturday at 12-16

Kazuko Kizawa: Spectrum -Polar-

This fall, I participated in an Artist in Residence program which took the form of an expedition on a ship traveling in polar waters. Departing from Svalbard Island near the North Pole, we voyaged as far as 80 degrees north, landing by Zodiac at various points between the many fjords along the coast. The installation consists of video works featuring the light of the high north that I took during the two weeks of the residency.

Kazuko Kizawa is a photographer and visual artist from Japan, currently living and working in Finland. She has been constantly pursuing the possibilities of colour and light in her work. During the various artist-in-residencies she has attended since her first residency in Banff, Canada, in 2002,  she has enjoyed the way that her work absorbs and is changed by the landscapes,  materials, and people that she encounters along the way. She graduated from Tama University of Arts Graduate School with an MFA in 1999. She has taken part in events and exhibitions on the theme of “light” and site specific exhibitions around the world,  including Paramatta Lanes (Australia, 2016), Lumière (Canada, 2012), Porin Juhlaviikot (Finland, 2010),  Polar Night Light (Finland, 2007), and the Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale (Japan, 2006).  Her work has been exhibit in Japan, Europe, North America and Oceania.