Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emeritus, School of Art & Design
- M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1987
- Diploma (B.A. equivalent), Emily Carr Institute of Art, Vancouver, Canada, 1985
Born in Kyoto, Japan, Sadashi Inuzuka has established his career as an installation artist who explores the innovative and poetic potential of clay. He has exhibited, lectured and worked as an artist-in-residence nationally and internationally. In support of his work, Inuzuka has received grants and awards from arts funding organizations such as the Pollack/Krasner Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trust and the Canada Council for the Arts. He joined the School of Art & Design faculty in 1996.
Inuzuka is known for creating large projects that address the intersection of human society and the natural world, traditional and non-traditional art forms, art and science. These installations, with their populations of sculptural elements integrated with sound or video, are metaphors for the natural world and our relationship to it.
As Inuzuka notes, "My wonder about technology and my concern for the world around us, has pushed me to create work that questions our role and responsibility in the survival of this planet."