Cosmic Art Research Committee

Takamichi Ito

Born in Sapporo, Japan. Received a B.A. from Metal Casting Course, Department of Crafts, Tokyo University of the Arts. He founded his studio MOV during his undergrad when he started to design a window display of Shiseido in Ginza. In Sapporo, he conducted the first illumination project in Japan. Furthermore, he received many awards on his kinetic works both at home and abroad. From 1993, he became a professor at the Department of Design in Tokyo University of the Arts. He is currently an honorary professor at Tokyo University of the Arts, and an honorary member of the Institute of Environmental Art and Design. He also explores his pieces in Shanghai and Guilin.

Selected awards:

1964 Tokyo Art Directors’ Club (Golden Prize)
1970 Shiseido Center Window Display (Tokyo ADC Bronze Award)
1975 2nd Forest of Ryogoku Art Exhibition (Grand Prix)
1994 14th Kobe Suma Rikyu Park Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition (Excellent Award, and Kobe Citizens’ Award)

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