Listing 2 '2-4ft. (61-122cm.)' Works   |   Viewing 1 - 2
GERARD  TSUTAKAWA Gerard Tsutakawa - pedestal size bronze abstract sculpture at Sculpturesite Gallery
Ocean Series #4
24.75 x 33 x 6 in
64 x 84 x 15 cm
GERARD  TSUTAKAWA Gerard Tsutakawa - Stork - Sculpturesite Gallery
35 x 10.5 x 5 in
89 x 28 x 13 cm

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Gerard Tsutakawa apprenticed with his father, late George Tsutakawa, for ten years. He then oversaw all of his father’s fountain and sculpture fabrication and installation, including many major public works. Since this early apprenticeship, he has established himself as an accomplished sculptor in his own right and has been featured in solo and group shows throughout the Northwest. He has been recognized for his sensually abstract bronze sculpture and his elegant bronze fountains of flawless design and beauty.

He has completed numerous monumental corporate, institutional, and state commissions throughout the Northwest and Japan. Recurrent forms in Tsutakawa’s work include series of steps and repetitions of curves, which often combine to create a dynamic tension before allowing the essential balance to come through and transform the experience into one of deep serenity.


Gerard Tsutakawa’s designs are a confluence of the cultures and traditions of the Pacific Rim. Tsutakawa grew up with a rich heritage of Japanese design creativity and sensibility combined with a lifetime spent in the Pacific Northwest’s beautiful natural environment. In addition, exposure to the esthetics of cultures around the Pacific Rim instilled a humanistic approach to his creative process. He gathers images as bold as a Tongan war club, or as sensitive as folded origami paper, and creates a subliminal integration as a new art form.


2016 “Kia’i” fountain sculpture, Ala Moana Center, Honolulu, HI
2016 “FiddleFern,” Private Residence, Seattle, WA
2016 “Pagoda Fountain,” Private Residence, Bainbridge Island, WA
2015 Terrace Overlook Decorative Railing, Kubota Garden, Seattle, WA
2014 “Maru,” sculpture for the Japanese American Language School Memorial, University of Washington, Tacoma, WA
2014 “R2D2” drinking fountain, Kubota Garden, Seattle, WA
2014 “Lady of Spain Series,” Private Residence, Seattle, WA
2013 “3 Creek Fountain,” Private Residence, Jackson, WY
2012 “Uzumaki #7,” Private Residence, Seattle, WA
2012 “Illusion Dweller,” Stimson Bullitt/Arroyo Natural Area, Seattle, WA
2012 “Toro” Lantern Series Outdoor Sculpture, Private Residence, Bainbridge Island, WA
2012 “Voltage,” Private Residence, Aspen, CO
2011 Rail Panel Design, 4 panels, Sound Transit Platform, Edmonds, WA
2011 “Standing Wave,” Edmonds Sound Transit Station, reinstalled, Edmonds, WA
2011 “Salish Sea Circle,” Pope Marine Park, Port Townsend, WA
2011 “Uzumaki Curve,” Crescent Plaza, Clayton, MO
2010 “Josho Sculpture,” Sec. of Commerce Gary Locke Office, Washington DC and U.S Embassy Residence, Beijing, China in 2012
2010 “MITT,” 1/4 scale red patina, Private Residence, Rock Port, MA
2009 “Fountain of Remembrance,” Pinedale Memorial, Fresno, CA
2009 “Nyujo Gates,” Entrance to Japanese Garden at the Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle, WA
2008 “Thunderbolt,” Four Seasons Hotel, Seattle, WA
2008 “Uzumaki # 9,” Fenwick & West LLP, Seattle, WA
2008 “Steppes Fountain,” Aljoya, Mercer Island, WA
2008 New Wing Luke Asian Museum Entry Canopy and Pulls Design, Seattle, WA
2008 “Annie Curtis,” Port of Anacortes, Anacortes, WA
2007 “The Coeur,” Chamber of Commerce Building, Coeur d’Alene, ID
2007 “Josho,” group of 6 sculptures, Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle, WA
2007 “Uzumaki # 5,” Private Residence, Seattle, WA
2006 “Sea Serpent,” The Yacht OASIS
2006 “Josho Series,” Private Residence, Montesano, WA
2006 “Kagami,” Private Residence, Kaaawa, Oahu, HI
2005 “The Sun, The Moon, The Stars,” Lincoln Center, Bellevue, WA
2005 “Sentinel Series,” Private Residence, Sun Valley, ID
2005 Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, 2002 Release, Meritage Artist Label Series, Woodinville, WA
2005 “Illumination,” Aberdeen Timberland Library, Aberdeen, WA
2005 “Sentinel Series,” Private Residence, Seattle, WA
2004 Kubota Garden Gate House and Bronze Gates. Seattle Parks Dept., Seattle, WA
2004 “Standing Wave,” Sound Transit and The City of Edmonds, WA
2003 “Yantra,” Private Residence, Gig Harbor, WA
2003 “Family” sculpture group, University House, Issaquah, WA
2002 “Pio-Pio,” Private Residence, Seattle, WA
2002 “Sanju,” Private Residence, Seattle, WA
2001 “Sensei," Jackson Place Comm./WA State Insurance Councils, Seattle, WA
2001 “Confluence,” fountain sculpture, Maritime Heritage Park, City of Bellingham, WA
2001 Law Offices of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Seattle, WA
2000 “Shoemaker Levy Series,” Private Residence, Sausalito, CA
2000 "Friends Fountain," Private Residence, San Francisco, CA
2000 "Fountain of Seseragi," Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
2000 "Kujira," Private Residence, Seattle, WA
2000 Intiman Theater Gates, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
1999 "The Chortle," fountain sculpture, Private Residence, Seattle, WA
1999 The "MITT," Safeco Field, Seattle, WA
1999 "Fountain of Dreams," fountain sculpture, Sleeping Lady, Leavenworth, WA
1999 "Vital Spring" fountain and "Wall Weave," Benaroya Research Institute, Seattle, WA
1998 "Drifting Peaks," Private Residence, Bellingham, WA
1998 "Dwellings," Safeco Insurance Co., Seattle, WA
1998 Hanger Holdings, Aviation Methods, wall hanging, Boeing Field, Seattle, WA
1998 "Morpheus," Washington State Arts Commission, Skyline High School, Issaquah, WA
1998 "Gathering Fountain," Whatcom Community College, Bellingham, WA
1997 "Shall We Dance" fountain, Private Residence, Medina, WA
1997 "Sai Sei," Private Residence, Medina, WA
1997 "Friends Fountain," New Tokyo Airport, Northwest Airlines, Narita, Japan
1996 "Contours," Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
1996 "Otamajakushi," tadpole sculpture series, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
1996 Boeing Aircraft Company, Corporate Offices, Chicago, IL
1996 "Sun Circle," City of Auburn, Game Farm Park, Auburn, WA
1995 Weyerhaeuser Credit Union, wall sculpture, Longview, WA
1995 "Friends Series Fountain,” Private Residence, Seattle, WA
1995 "Crosscut," Centralia College, WA State Arts Commission Art in Public Places Program, Centralia, WA
1995 "Spirit of the Stream" fountain, Private Residence, Mercer Island, WA
1994 "Vertical Currents" wall sculpture, Merrill Lynch, Park Place Building, Seattle, WA
1994 "Ambrosia" fountain, Bon Marché, Bellevue Square, Bellevue, WA
1994 "Urban Peace Circle Memorial Sculpture," Seattle's I-90 Lid Park, Seattle, WA
1994 "Tamago" Heron Park, City of Mill Creek, WA
1993 "Arch Series," Safeco Corporate Collection, Safeco Classic Awards, Seattle, WA
1992 "Murmuring Lyre" fountain, Spatial Design Consultant, Tokyo, Japan
1991 "Steps Series Fountain," Private Residence, Woodway, WA
1991 "Ode to the Ancient Forest" fountain, Gateway Tower, Seattle, WA
1989 “Wave” fountain, Private Residence, Woodway, WA
1985 “Steps Series Fountain,” J.A. Albertson, Westpark Plaza, Billings, MT
1978 "The Dragon," International District Children's Park, Seattle Parks Dept., Seattle, WA

Selected Exhibitions
2016 "HOT PICKS!", Sculpturesite Gallery, Guest Curator: Vera Gates, Glen Ellen, CA
2015 "25th Anniversary," Sculpturesite Gallery, Glen Ellen, CA
2010 ”Reflections and Abstractions,” Woodside/Braseth Gallery, Seattle, WA
2008 “Mind Over Metal,” Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007 SOFA, represented by Sculpturesite Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007“Uzumaki 2007,” West Edge Sculpture Exhibition, Juror Show, Seattle, WA
2006 “Chokoku,” Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
2005 Solo Show, Island Museum of Art, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
2004 “Explorations,” Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
2004 Toronto International Art Fair, Foster/White Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada
2004 “On the Edge,” Sculpture Exhibition on the Harbor Steps, Seattle, WA
2003 “Minds Eye,” Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
2003“Flow,” Father and Son Exhibition, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA
2003 “George Tsutakawa and Gerard Tsutakawa Exhibition,” Safeco Insurance Co. Main Office, Seattle, WA
2002 “Elements,” A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2001 “Allegories,” Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
1998&2000 "Remember When We Thought TV Was Flat and the Center of the Universe?" Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan; Festival International Du Nouveau Cinema et des Nouveaux Medias, Montreal, Canada; Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2000 “10th Anniversary Show,” A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1999 “New Works,” Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
1996 "Tenth Anniversary Show," Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
1996 "Shapes," Museum Of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
1996 "Si. Cu. Mn. Basic Elements," Solo Show, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
1996 International Snow Arts Festival, Award Winner, Gorky Park, Perm, Russia
1994 “New Works,” Solo Show, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
1994 “Recent Sculptures,” Janet Huston Gallery, La Conner, WA
1993 "Honey I Shrunk the Art," History of the World Part III Gallery, Stanwood, WA
1993 Microsoft Collection, Summer Show, juried purchase, Redmond, WA
1992 “Bronze & Wood,” Solo Show, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
1991 "Masterworks: Pacific NW Arts & Crafts Now," Bellevue Art Museum, Curator: Matthew Kangas, Bellevue, WA
1991 "Ebb & Flow," Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
1990 Solo Show, Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle, WA
1989 Juried Exhibit, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
1988 Sculpture Show, Gale Severn Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
1987 "Seattle Sculpture 1927-1987," Bumberbiennale at the Seattle Center, Curator: Matthew Kangas, Seattle, WA
1979 Solo Show, Greenwood Gallery, Seattle, WA
1976 Solo Show, Cicada Gallery

Selected Publications
2003 Jake Seniuk, “Buddhism and Bauhaus,” ON CENTER, PAFAC, Aug. - Oct. Vol. XV, No. 3
1999 Alan Snel, "Catch This - a Mitt for Safeco Field," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 6-18
1998 Robin Updike, "Take the art to the ballgame," The Seattle Times, Oct. 25, p. M-1
1998 Regina Hackett, " 'New Works' takes chances at Henry," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 30, p. E-4
1997 Regina Hackett, "You gotta love this art," Editorial, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 18, p. C-1
1997 David Schaefer, "A good catch for stadium art?", The Seattle Times, October 8
1997 Brier Dudley, "9-foot-tall glove, other art to welcome fans to ballpark," Tacoma News Tribune, Oct. 7, p. B-1
1996 Robin Updike, "La Conner Has Tsutakawa," The Seattle Times, Oct. 21, p. F-1
1994 Constantine Angelos, "Statue Sows Seed," The Seattle Times, June 4, p. 1
1987 Regina Hackett, "Bumberbiennale Sculpture," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August

Community Service, Honors and Teachings
2006 Seattle Home and Lifestyle Magazine: Seattle 100, People, Places and Things
2005 Seattle Arts Commission Mayor Arts Award, “The Tsutakawa Family, A Generation of Inspiration and Leadership”
2005 Franklin High School, Hall of Fame Recipient
2004 Juror, Bellevue Commission Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
2001 Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park Architect Selection Committee
1999 Bellevue Art Museum Architect Search Committee
1997 Pratt Summer Intensive, NEA Grant
1995 Seattle Art Museum Board of Trustees, retired

1970-1991 Sculpture and Fountain Design with George Tsutakawa; Welding, Metallurgy & Engineering with Jack Uchida, Engineer

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