The Cloud Leopard European Tour in partnership with Arte&Arte has opened with the first show in the prestigious Villa Olmo, Como, Italy. The first show is part of miniartextil and runs until 19 November 2012.
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?
As part of the Jerwood Makers Open 2013 series of shows, Byaku will now be travelling to the very north of UK to show at the Piers Art Centre in Kirkwell, Orkney Islands. Details »
The Independent this weekend ran a story on Nahoko Kojima and her practice in Studio Solo Kojima in Clerkenwell. It appeared in the newspaper, online and on their app. Thanks goes to journalist Karen Wright and photographer David Sandison – we were very impressed. Read the full article here.
The Times also ran a photo of Nahoko with her new piece earlier this week.
Nahoko Kojima’s Byaku at the Jerwood Makers Open
10 July – 25 August 2013
Weekdays, 10am – 5pm
Weekend, 10am – 3pm
171 Union Street
London SE1 0LN
Unveiling Nahoko Kojima’s monumental new Paper Cut Sculpture, the life-sized Polar Bear cut by hand using only one 3m x 3m sheet:
Paper Cut Sculpture
1 Sheet White Japanese Washi Paper
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The winners of the 2013 Jerwood commission were selected by Edward Barber, David Falkner and Bonnie Kemske. Thanks to Tim Eyles, Chairman and Shonagh Manson, Details »
An article written about Nahoko Kojima and her now famous Cloud Leopard appeared on Designboom on 2 June 2013. This prestigious international online magazine was named one of the top 100 design influencers in the world by Time Magazine.
After only a few weeks that article is one of the most popular of the month with:
Over 22,000 views of the article in just 2 weeks.
An insightful short documentary following leading Paper Cut Artist, Nahoko Kojima’s journey in to the magical world of Paper Cut Sculpture. Nahoko openly discusses her inspirations, methods and views on Contemporary Paper Cut Art and how she is working to get it established as a genre of Art in the West.
Over 11,000 views on Youtube in just 3 weeks.