Koji Miyazaki

Koji Miyazaki

  • Biography

    Koji Miyazaki specialises in jewellery creation. He uses silver, gold, pearls, wood and
    sometimes sand to create jewellery that portrays balance and harmony.
    Koji is the director of Form Gallery in Christchurch. In 1988, he
    graduated from Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery in Tokyo, Japan. After graduation, Koji
    travelled to England and worked for a jewellery company.
    Since beginning work in Aotearoa over 25 years ago, his jewellery has been
    represented in more than 50 group and solo exhibitions throughout the country.
    The arrival of world leaders and their entourages for Apec in 1999 saw one of Koji’s pieces chosen as a gift for Chelsea Clinton and in 2000 he had a successful exhibition of his jewellery at Mozu Gallery in Osaka.

    “When I am making a piece of jewellery I start out with an idea - something I want to express. Next I put my design onto paper, and then I experiment with different materials and methods in order to translate my ideas into actuality. I enjoy the design process and seeing the finished piece made. Through this process, I am able to establish the origin of the idea and its meaning or story.
    “Nature is the door to my heritage and wellbeing, providing a link between Japan and
    New Zealand. I have now been living in New Zealand longer than Japan, but keeping
    true to my culture and memories, continues to keep me calm and helps me to grow
    spiritually. In my work, I want to achieve “Wabi-Sabi” - balance and harmony.”

  • Exhibitions

    Exhibitions

    1996 "Summer Set," December, Form Gallery, Christchurch
    1997 “My Garden in Four Seasons,” solo show at Form Gallery, Christchurch
    “Wabi-Sabi in Nature,” February, solo show at Form Gallery, Christchurch
    “Annual Group Show,” July, Fingers, Auckland
    “Who’s a Pretty Boy Then?” October, Form Gallery, Christchurch
    “Peace on Earth,” December, Lure Gallery, Dunedin
    “Seashore Show,” December, Quoil, Wellington
    1998 – 2000 “Turangawaewae,” Dowse Art Museum, Hawkes Bay Exhibition Centre, Dunedin Public Art Gallery and Auckland Museum.
    1999 “First Year Anniversary Show,” October, Quoil, Wellington
    “Form Five,” anniversary show, April, Form Gallery, Christchurch
    2000 “Emigre 2”, group show, Te Wa, Wanganui
    "Fingers Annual Jewellery Show," Fingers Gallery, Auckland
    Solo show at Mozu Gallery, Osaka, Japan
    "3 Jewellers Exhibition," Gallery VC, Sydney
    2001 “Looking Back: West to East” Solo show at Quoil, Wellington
    "Fingers Annual Jewellery Show," Fingers Gallery, Auckland
    "Christmas Show," group show, Form Gallery, Christchurch
    2002 "Fingers Annual Jewellery Show," Fingers Gallery, Auckland
    2003 Japanism, Te Papa Store, Wellington
    Japanism, Form Gallery, Christchurch
    2004 Adorn, Catchment Gallery, Nelson
    Fundraising Exhibition, Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt
    Nature’s Best, Group Show, Form Gallery, Christchurch
    NZ Art Premier, Tamarillo, Wellington
    2005 Nature’s Collectables, Ashburton Art Gallery, Ashburton
    Unzipped, Inform Contemporary Jewellery, Christchurch
    History, Solo Show, Gallery 33, Wanaka
    History, Solo show, Form Gallery, Christchurch
    2006 Summer Set, Group show, Form Gallery, Christchurch
    2007 Kachofugetsu, Solo show, Form Gallery, Christchurch
    Kachofugetsu, Solo show, Quoil, Wellington
    2009 Talisman exhibition, Christchurch Art Gallery
    2010 Wandering, Form Gallery, Christchurch
    Wish list, Form Gallery, Christchurch
    2011 Re-de Construction, Form Gallery, Christchurch
    2012 One to Three, Form Gallery, Christchurch
    2013 Heritage, Form Gallery, Christchurch
    Twenty Years, Form Gallery, Christchurch
    2015 Facets of Five, Form Gallery, Christchurch
    2017 The Artist Room, Dunedin
    Sustain, Form Gallery, Christchurch
    2018 A Walk in The Park, Form Gallery, Christchurch
    2019 One individual, Form Gallery, Christchurch

    Articles and Publications
    Presto Magazine #32, 1997
    Gekkan NZ #8, 1997
    Rurubu NZ 1998, 1999
    Working Overseas 1998, 1999
    Pavement #35,1999
    “Finding Beauty in Your Forties,” September 1999 (front cover)
    Gekkan NZ #7, 2003
    E-Cube, 2005
    Jewellery Time, 2016
    House & Garden Jan 2020 issue

    Television Appearances
    CHTV, 1998, “City Life Christchurch”
    TVS (Japan), Ju1y, 1999, featured on model during ‘Variety show’
    TV 2, 1999, “Queer Nation”
    "Asian Down-under," 2002 "Queer Nation," 2002
    “Neighbourhood” TV1 2017

Showing all 53 artworks

Koji Miyazaki

Gingko Brooch, 2023
Sterling Silver $295.00

Koji Miyazaki

Gingko Linked Necklace, 2023
Sterling Silver and 24ct. Gold Plate $895.00

Koji Miyazaki

Gingko single pendant, 2023
Sterling Silver with 24ct. gold plate $145.00

Koji Miyazaki

Ginko earrings, 2023
Sterling Silver, 9ct. gold, $195.00

Koji Miyazaki

Gingko earrings, 2023
Sterling Silver and 24ct. Gold Plate $195.00

Koji Miyazaki

Twig Ring with garnet, peridot and CZ, 2023
Sterling Silver, 9ct. gold, garnet, peridot and cubic zirconia $675.00

Koji Miyazaki

V cut ring with gold centre line, 2023
Sterling Silver, 9ct. gold and cubic zirconia $495.00

Koji Miyazaki

V cut ring with square gold, 2023
Sterling Silver, 9ct. gold and cubic zirconia $495.00

Koji Miyazaki

Tanzaku Necklace, 2023
Sterling Silver $695.00

Koji Miyazaki

Scroll Necklace, 2023
Sterling Silver and black pearls $795.00

Koji Miyazaki

Single Leaf with red pearl earrings, 2023
Sterling Silver and pearl $225.00

Koji Miyazaki

Gingko earrings, 2022
Sterling Silver $175.00

Koji Miyazaki

Gingko Single pendant, 2023
Sterling Silver, $120.00

Koji Miyazaki

Bridge Leaf ring, 2022
Sterling Silver, 9 ct. gold, $425.00

Koji Miyazaki

Kimono Ring with Black pearl, 2022
Sterling Silver, 9 ct. gold, $495.00

Koji Miyazaki

Carved Cherry Blossom Ring, 2022
Sterling Silver , 9 ct. gold, patinated $445.00

Koji Miyazaki

Gingko earrings, 2022
Sterling Silver $175.00

Koji Miyazaki

Ginko earrings, 2023
Sterling Silver, 9ct. gold, Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Ginko earrings, 2023
Sterling Silver, 9ct. gold, Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Gingko earrings, 2022
Sterling Silver and 24ct. Gold Plate Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Round Leaf earrings, 2023
Sterling Silver, 9ct. gold and black pearls Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Open Leaf earrings, 2023
Sterling Silver Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Folded Origami earrings, 2023
Sterling Silver Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Folded Origami earrings, 2023
Sterling Silver Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Gingko earrings, 2023
Sterling Silver and 24ct. Gold Plate Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Gingko earrings, 2023
Sterling Silver Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Gingko Single pendant, 2023
Sterling Silver, Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Double Leaf earrings, 2022
Sterling Silver & 24ct. gold plate Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Double Leaf Necklace long with heavy chain, 2022
Sterling Silver & 24ct. gold plate Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Cherry Blossom SAKURA earrings, 2022
Sterling Silver & pink pearl Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Cherry Blossom SAKURA earrings, 2022
Sterling Silver & 24 ct Gold Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Folded Origami earrings, 2022
Sterling Silver Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Folded Origami earrings, 2022
Sterling Silver Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Folded Origami pendant, 2022
Sterling Silver and 24ct. Gold Plate Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Tanzaku earrings, 2022
Sterling Silver Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Mirror Leaf earrings, 2022
Sterling Silver Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Origami earrings (large), 2022
Sterling Silver Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Gingko pendant, 2022
Sterling Silver Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Tanzaku earrings with copper inlay, 2022
Sterling Silver Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Tanzaku earrings, 2022
Sterling Silver Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Mirror Leaf earrings, 2022
Sterling Silver Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Gingko Single pendant, 2022
Sterling Silver, Sold

Koji Miyazaki

V Cut centre Ring, 2022
Sterling Silver, 9ct gold, CZ Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Flat Leaf ring with Amethyst, 2022
Sterling Silver, Amethyst Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Leaf Pattern Obi Ring, 2022
Sterling Silver, 9 ct. gold, Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Kimono Ring with Knot, 2022
Sterling Silver, 9 ct. gold, Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Two Gingko Leaves ring, 2022
Sterling Silver Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Bamboo LeafNecklace, 2022
Sterling Silver and Brass Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Origami earrings (large), 2022
Sterling Silver Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Gingko pendant, 2022
Sterling Silver with 24ct. gold plate Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Gingko earrings, 2022
Sterling Silver and 24ct. Gold Plate Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Gingko earrings, 2022
Sterling Silver Sold

Koji Miyazaki

Gingko Linked Necklace, 2022
Sterling Silver and 24ct. Gold Plate Sold