Born in Kagoshima in 1952; lives and works in Tokyo.
Kawaguchi works as an artist, and also as a graduate school professor at the University of Tokyo. Active since 1975, he established his own artistic vision with “The Growth Model,” a self-replication algorithm, and has become a globally recognized CG artist. His diverse and ever-growing interests as an artist have come to include building 3D models of evolving extraterrestrial life forms, and creating robots. He was the representative artist at the Japan Pavilion in the Venice Biennale (1995). Kawaguchi received the Distinguished Artist Award at the ACM SIGGRAPH international conference in the U.S in 2010, and both the Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts and the Purple Ribbon Medal in 2013. In KENPOKU ART 2016, Kawaguchi is screening CG artworks that combine science, namely fluid dynamics calculations, and art—such as work involving “self-replicating life forms of the future”—at the planetarium in the Hitachi Civic Center.