Born in 1961, Oohira Hiroshi completed a Design course from the University of Osaka in 1984. A well known graphic designer who has received many prizes in Japan and abroad, Oohira is currently a Professor at the Art University in Osaka. He took up the practice of wood carving ten years ago and has been holding yearly exhibitions in Osaka and Tokyo since 2000. As Oohira is not a full time artist, he creates only ten artworks a year; his delicate sculptures are all created from cypress wood, earthly creatures that act as parody to human life and its quest for knowledge.
1996 Jury’s Special Award, Opel Design Contest
Second Award, Asahi Advertising Award
1997 Excellence Award, Mainichi Advertisement Design Competition
Accepted for International Biennial of the Poster in Mexico, Mexico, International Poster Triennial in Toyama, 2003 & 2009, Japan, Trnava Poster Triennial, Slovakia, Lahti Poster Biennial, Finland and more.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
- Solo Exhibition, 2011, iPreciation, Hong Kong
- Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery