ArtPrize 2014: We are delighted to announce that Nahoko Kojima is officially through to the final round of ArtPrize 2014, a tremendous achievement and the only non-US entry left in the competition. If you are in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Vote for Nahoko, one final time and award her the champion of ArtPrize 2014: http://bit.ly/1rh3PiA
Naho appeared live at 5pm on US TV on Oct 7th. (10pm GMT) talking about being in the finals of #ArtPrize2014
Solo Kojima hosted a series of Paper Cut Art workshops with Nahoko Kojima in Grand Rapids coinciding with our presence in ArtPrize 2014. This saw students from numerous local schools reaching hundreds of future artists.
ArtPrize 2014: Nahoko Kojima astounds US crowd with the heavenly, Washi (2014) Bald Eagle. The word literally translates from Japanese as Eagle, but also means the type of paper that was used to cut the piece. A narrative runs through the piece as is customary for Nahoko’s style but the form cut by hand from only one 10ft square sheet of paper is a truly masterful feat. ArtPrize is one of the biggest ArtPrize festivals in the world and Nahoko, along with Solo Kojima, have reached the final stages, being the only entry left in the competition from the UK and only one of two non-US ArtPrize entries. She is also the only Japanese Artist left in ArtPrize 2014.
Nahoko Kojima amazes US crowd at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI USA
Solo Kojima are showing A Series of three Handmade Japanese Paper Cut Sculptures for ArtPrize 2014 Details »
Unveiled: Nahoko Kojima’s next major masterwork in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan at the prestigious Gerald R. Ford Museum, hosting our first event on US soil. This has been our most breathtaking Show yet with not one but three iconic Sculptures on display, The Cloud Leopard (2012), Byaku (2013) and one completely new work especially for ArtPrize 2014, Washi (2014)
Nahoko Kojima in Michigan, USA
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
303 Pearl St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
When: September 24 until October 12, 2014
Admission free. Free on-site parking.
Interview of Nahoko Kojima directed by Michael McGlinn for Arte Television’s programme, Metropolenreport. It aired on Sunday 27 April 2014 at 16:50 as a simultaneous German/French broadcast.
Paper Cut, handmade by Nahoko Kojima
One Single Sheet Black Gold Japanese Washi
30 x 30cm
Peace was sold to a private collector based in Kyoto, Japan, as part of a commission inspired by the hemp leaf. Kojima’s interpretation is both bold and beautiful Details »
Paper Cut Workshops with Nahoko Kojima
Buy for yourself or as a unique gift for a loved one.
Where: Bankside Space, 18 Great Guildford St, London SE1 0FD, UK
Date: Passed (email us or sign up to the newsletter to find out about the next one)
Oganiser: Solo Kojima
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2014: Malaysian Oil Giant, Fortune 500 Company, Petronas commissions images of Nahoko Kojima’s Paper Cut Art such as the iconic Cloud Leopard for 55,000 prints of a new augmented reality calendar.
Set of two handmade papercut pieces:
Story of the Rabbit 
(Sold to private collector in 2014).
Story of the Bird 
980 x 220 mm (Frame size as shown)
1 Sheet Black Japanese Paper
Byaku continues his UK Tour as part of the Jerwood Makers Open. The concluding show is in North Wales and runs throughout February and March:
Nahoko Kojima’s Byaku in North Wales
Ruthin Craft Centre
Park Road, Ruthin
Denbighshire, LL15 1BB
Tel: +44 (0)1824 704774
When: 8 February – 6 April 2014
Open daily from 10.00am – 5.30pm.
Admission free. Free on-site parking.
Solo Kojima would like to wish all our patrons, partners, fans and supporters a very Happy New Year for 2014. Can you guess which animal this year is associated with from the Paper Cut?
designboom the renowned design influencer exclusively reveals the Byaku (2013) Promo Film. Read the article by clicking the image above.