Kimiya Yoshikawa is based in London and works and exhibits internationally. He was born in 1980 in Tokoname city, Aichi Japan.
His interest in other cultures made him first travel to The United States in 1999. He moved to London in 2000 and received his BA in Fine Art Sculpture from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2004. He was awarded Master of Art in Sculpture at The Royal College of Art in London in 2006.
Yoshikawa’s work is predominantly object and installation based. The installations often create a frame for the viewer to readdress how they view the mundane and notions of identity in a humorous and unpredictable way.
In 2002, his proposal for an experimental bronze sculpture Wonder Wandle Tree was selected for commission by Sustrans Wandle Cycling Trail. This became his first experience in permanent public art.
Alongside his sculpture and installation work, Yoshikawa also makes abstract drawings. These are a moment of freedom, they come from no outside source, but from inside himself. He sees his drawings as sitting between seeing and being.
In June 2006, his drawing was awarded The Tom Bendhem Prize for Drawing Figure.
His drawings are in private collections including the British celebrity TV chef, John Torode, who hosted an exhibition in his renowned Smith of Smithfield Restaurant in Farringdon, London.
Since 2006 Yoshikawa has been collaborating with his long-term textile designer partner Hsiao-Chi Tsai on large-scale commission projects in addition to his own artwork. As an emerging young artist Yoshikawa is continuously investigating and exploring his own practice through varied media.