Yusuke Takemura was born in Japan and currently lives and works in Australia. He has been awarded several major prizes, most recently in 2011 The AusGlass Vicky Torr Memorial Prize, The AusGlass Sabbia Gallery Solo Exhibition Prize and shortlisted for the prestigious Ranamok Glass Prize. His solo exhibition at Sabbia Gallery was also a big success in 2012 following SOFA Chicago from 2011 to 2013 represented by Kirra galleries. In 2006, Yusuke completed his Bachelor degree in glass from Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts in Japan. In 2009 he continued his studies in Australia completing a Masters Degree in Studio Arts at The University of Sydney. During this studio research Yusuke honed his highly specialised skill, of cutting shapes out of fragile glass forms, into a strong, highly individualistic visual language. Yusuke’s innovative methods are a daring fusion of traditional technique with contemporary knowledge.