Riusuke Fukahori (Japanese, b.1973) has been labeled the "goldfish artist" for his resin-based, three-dimensional studies of Japanese goldfish. Born in Aichi, Fukahori attended the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music. Beginning in 2000, the artist developed a technique of pouring resin into household items, such as bowls and cups, and creating hyper-realistic depictions of goldfish. Though many of his works are executed from memory, he is also known for keeping dozens of goldfish in his studio for observation.
He has won numerous awards throughout his career, including the Fuji Bank and Mizuho Bank Street Gallery prize in 2000 and 2003, a prize from Kyoto Saga University of Arts in 2001, and a Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art in 2006.
Fukahori currently lives and works in Aichi, Japan.