Masayuki Nagase

Gateway to Encounter by Masayuki Nagase

Masayuki Nagasa studied drawing and oil painting at Tokyo University of Art, from there he spent five years training in traditional stone-carving in the granite quarries of Inada in Ibaragi-ken, Japan. Nagase was one of the sculptors asked to join the original symposium in 1976, which was the start of his international work. Since then he has participated in numerous international sculpture symposiums, and has also taught at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, Austria and the Kornaria Sculpture Summer Program in Croatia.  He now lives in California with his family, where he continues to create large-scale sculptures. Currently he is working on The Sculpture Project: Passage of Wind and Water , a commission awarded by Rapid City, South Dakota.