Katsunori Hamanishi (Tokyo, Japan) is a printmaker who works with mezzotint to create images with both subtle detail and dynamic composition that explore spatial relationships. He also works with aquatint, applying metallic foil to the surface of his prints. His work is celebrated for balancing calm and meditative qualities with the energetic tensions of inanimate and natural objects.
Hamanishi graduated from Tokai University, Japan, and studied at the University of Pennsylvania on a grant from the Cultural Affairs Agency. His work has been exhibited internationally in Paris, Belgium, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Kyoto, Cairo and San Francisco as well as in the Ibiza International Print Biennial; the Grenchen International Triennial and the Valparaiso International Exhibition, Chile. His work is found in many public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York;The Art Institute of Chicago and the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.