by Niho Kozuru
October 28, 2014 – January 28, 2015
Niho Kozuru is a Japanese-born artist working in Boston, Massachusetts.
Inspired by New England turned architectural and industrial forms, Kozuru recast and reconfigures these forms into brightly colored translucent rubber constructions. She explores and re-contextualizes these often forgotten shapes in both two and three dimensional works by giving them new spirit and new life. Kozuru’s interest in turned forms comes from her family history in ceramics. She is a member of a family of clay artists active in Fukuoka, Japan for many generations.
Kozuru’s selected artwork is in permanent collections of the Sheldon Museum of Art, the deCordova Sculpture Park + Museum, the Art Complex Museum, the Danforth Museum of Art, and Fidelity Investments. She has exhibited internationally, including installation work at the ICA/Boston and the Fukuoka City Art Museum. Kozuru received a BFA from Parsons School of Design and an MFA from the University of Hawaii.