Niho Kozuru, installation view of Positive Vibration, 2015.

Niho Kozuru


Miller Yezerski Gallery

Niho Kozuru grew up in a clan of distinguished Japanese ceramists, led by her father, Gen. She tried clay, glass, and metal before settling on the material that has become her signature–cast rubber. Infused with bold hues, it’s translucent and looks good enough to eat, like gummy bears. Based in Boston for most of her career, Kozuru has often used casts of architectural ornaments from old New England houses in her freestanding works, stacking them into towers with distinctive personalities and energy. In her recent shows, however, she has switched to cast rubber reliefs in varying thicknesses and brilliant colors set against white wooden panels…see the entire review in the print version of April’s Sculpture magazine.