Toru Ichikawa was born in Tokyo in 1973. He studied under master Ryuichi Kakurezaki in 2011 and became established independently in 2015.
Ichikawa san has been the subject of extensive solo shows in Japan and is considered one of the most adventurous and avant garde ceramic artists currently active there. He has also been exhibited at major global arts events including:
Art Beijing 2017, Beijing
Revelations International Fine Craft & Creation Biennial 2017, Paris
ART FAIR TOKYO 2018,
Tokyo Asia Contemporary Art Show Fall 2018 Edition,
Hong Kong ART FAIR ASIA FUKUOKA 2019, Fukuoka, Japan
Galerie Collection, Paris
ASIA WEEK NEW YORK 2018 FALL, New York
His work is featured regularly in Arts media and publications including:
2017 Kamigamo Shrine Shikinen Sengu Ritual, dedication of Black Tenmoku tea-bowl "Kagutsuchi"
March 2020 BS Fuji "The Night Before the Breakthrough - Artists of the Next Generation”
Appeared in monthly art magazine "Gekkan Bijutsu", "Art Collectors", "HONOHO GEIJUTSU" and art magazine "ONBEAT"
Forbes CAREER “Connecting the world with creative artists who burn their lives”
NIKKEI “Art as familiar interior design. Crafts as Art x Space Design”
JDN Design Information Site “New Possibilities of Space Creation by Integrating Art – ‘B-OWND’ Talk Session Report”
July 2020 Exhibition at Tanseisha headquarters Toru Ichikawa "Craft as Art x Space Design" at Creative Meets