Yutaka Minegeishi studied metal craft at Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry in Tokyo before moving to Germany in 1995 as a guest student of Fachhochschule, Pforzheim and then as a Masters student of the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich. He completed his Diploma in 2003 under the tutelage of Professor Otto Künzli and has since held solo exhibitions in Munich and Tokyo, as well as participating in many international group exhibitions.
A large part of Minegishi’s practice is his hand carving from single blocks of material. In 2013 he exhibited his works in ebony, mammoth ivory and rose ivory amongst other materials in his first Australian solo show, Mainly Twisted at Gallery Funaki. His work was also included in Unexpected Pleasures at the NGV in Melbourne and the London Design Museum in 2012, and can be found in the permanent collections of the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Museum Ceskeho Raje, Czech Republic and the Stichting Francoise van den Bosch, Amstelveen.
Yutaka won the Munich Art Prize in 2017 and the Herbert Hoffman Award in 2019.