Masayuki Nagase studied drawing and oil painting at Tokyo University of Art, from there he spent five years training in traditional stone-carving in the granite quarries of Inada in Ibaragi-ken, Japan. Nagase was one of the sculptors asked to join the original symposium in 1976, which was the start of his international work. Since then he has participated in numerous international sculpture symposiums, and has also taught at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, Austria and the Kornaria Sculpture Summer Program in Croatia. He now lives in California with his family, where he continues to create large-scale sculptures. Currently he is working on The Sculpture Project: Passage of Wind and Water , a commission awarded by Rapid City, South Dakota.
Masayuki Nagase of Japan will be one of the sculptors attending the International Sculpture Symposium.
The Symposium will be held in Liberty Hill from October 11 through November 30. Masayuki studied drawing and oil painting at Tokyo University of Art. During his time at the University (19691971) he developed an interest in stone work.
In 1971, he went to work at the Inada stone quarry at Kasama City in lbaraki prefecture. He is currently working there.
During the Symposium, he will be working in granite. When completed, his work will be one of the sculptures donated to a Sculpture Park in this area.