Katsuya Ise

Artist

Born in Morioka city, Iwate Prefecture in 1960. In 1986 he completed his masters in design at the Fine Arts Research Department of Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts. He creates works on the theme of letter or character-like shapes formed by objects and images that occur and exist in various environments like nature, manmade settings, and media spaces. He also runs a variety of workshops. All of his pre-production projects and creations are grouped together in the Macaroni series. His works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions. Ise is also involved in projects in Japan and overseas, including the ongoing Japanese garden project that began in Poland in 2012, Ogród japoński w Katowice. He is currently professor in charge of media for the design course at Joshibi College of Art and Design, Joshibi University of Art and Design.