Kôji Ishikawa was born on 2 May, 1949, in the town of Tsuwano, in the Shimane Prefecture, Japan. He finished his art studies at the University of Fukuoka in 1972, where he also completed his specialisation in design. He was interested in ecology. In 1974, he became an assistant at the Design Institute in Kyushu and he started sculpting using various materials. He held his first solo exhibition in 1986. He has participated in important group exhibitions of contemporary Japanese and Korean art. He is the recipient of several awards, including the 1983 prize awarded at the third Henry Moore Grand Award exhibition at the Utsukushi-ga-hara open air museum. He works as Professor in the Department of Art and Information Design at the Kyushu University in Japan.