photo by Tyler Vitello

Casey Kawaguchi is a Japanese American artist, based in Denver, Colorado. Born and raised in Utah, Kawaguchi’s practice began in graffiti, where his dedication to precision met the chaos of the spray-can. 

On a lifelong pursuit of mastery, Kawaguchi's artistic practice revolves around a recurring character that reflects his identity as an Asian American artist while representing the power of the creative that he feels resides within each of us. Drawing from his earliest inspirations of comic books, illustration, and his Japanese heritage, his work conveys a simplicity and balance, where the contemporary meets tradition in a powerful display.

For the past two years, Kawaguchi has been working with Redline Contemporary Art Center as a mentor and believes that passing on the creative spark is the greatest purpose his work can serve.