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Kazumi Hoshino Artist's Talk

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Kazumi Hoshino (b. 1973) s a stone sculptor, who has been making and exhibiting her work for over twenty years. Her sculptures are carved from local stone, granite, and basalt with a focus on intimate shapes, and an emphasizes the natural beauty and character of the stone.

In recent years, Hoshino has been working on Composition, a series which comes from combining simple forms. For Hoshino, variety and complexity are derived from a simple form.

Hoshino, who was born and raised in Nagoya, Japan, studied oil painting and sculpture privately before attending Tohoku University of Art and Design where she graduated with a sculpture degree. She is also a licensed art curator in Japan.

Hoshino’s work has been exhibited widely at galleries and museums in Japan and the United States. She has participated in several art residencies and international sculpture symposia, as well as creating public and private commissions. Hoshino won a Percent for Art project (Public Art) for the Plant, Animal & Insect Laboratory at the University of Maine, Orono, which was installed in 2018.

In 2004, Hoshino met her husband, who is also a sculptor, at the Nasunogahara International Sculpture Symposium in Japan. In 2006, they moved to Steuben, Maine, where they maintain a studio.