Hiroshi Suzuki

Born 1961, Miyagi, Japan

"I have developed an intuitive relationship with silver that allows me to approach my work in a highly spontaneous way. Initiating work without development stages such as drawing and making small-scale models could be seen as risky, but for me it allows a certain freedom to create intuitively and remain true to the material. Intuition and feeling are core to my creative process, allowing me to maintain sensitivity with the material. The thematic influences in my work explore the subtleties within fluidity and sensuality, a very personal expression applied with an all-encompassing hand."

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Working in Tokyo, Japan

1982-1988   Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan, BA Industrial, Interior & Craft Design
1994-1997   Camberwell College of Art, London, BA Silversmithing & Metalwork
1997-1999  Royal College of Art, London, MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery

Hiroshi Suzuki has work in the following public collections:

Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, Aberdeen
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol
Crafts Council, London
Museums Sheffield: Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
National Museum Cardiff, Wales
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
National Museums Liverpool, Merseyside
New College, University of Oxford, Oxford
P&O Makower Trust, London
Royal College of Art Special Collections, London
Sainsbury Centre, Norwich, Norfolk
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
The Clothworkers’ Company, London
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
The Goldsmiths’ Company, London
The Grocers’ Company, London
The Salters’ Company, London
University of the Arts, London
Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Farmleigh House and Estate, Dublin, Eire
Musée Mandet, Riom, France
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Cheongju National Museum, Chungbuk, South Korea