Born in Tanegashima Island. Kawaguchi has been working on Computer Graphics since 1975, and has been recognised as a pioneer and a world-class authority of CG art by his unique style. Using his ‘GROWTH Model’, a self- organising procedural modelling algorithm, he has been creating various artificial complex life forms.
Recent work includes development of CG expression of natural beauty based on physical basic model, 8K Ultra High Definition CG art, creation of new traditional art-form incorporating traditional craftsmanship and advanced IT- based expression, creation of artistic and primitive robot for planet exploration, development of ‘Gemotion’ (Gene, Growth + emotion) 3D Bumpy display, which reacts with emotion like living beings.
He won ‘ACM SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement’ in 2010 for creative and innovative artistry, giving life to a stunning aesthetic derived from his dedicated research in computer technology, biological forms, and contemporary artistic practice. In 2013, He received the Award from the Ministry of Education in the Art Encouragement Prizes and Medal with Purple Ribbon.