Born in 1978, Teppei Kaneuji is an artist and sculptor who lives and works in Kyoto. He earned a graduate degree in sculpture at Kyoto City University of Arts in 2003, where he now teaches as the Associate Professor.
He uses things around him as materials for his works, altering their meaning via a collage method that involves cutting off parts and attaching them elsewhere.
He has done solo exhibitions at the Yokohama Museum of Art (2009), the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing, 2013), Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (2016), and at other venues inside and outside Japan. Since 2011, he has also worked on set design and produced theatrical works in 2012.
He received Kyoto City’s Best Young Artist Award in 2012, and the Kyoto Prefecture Culture Prize Award in 2015, and The 29th Takashimaya Art Prize in 2018.