“I was invited to Sushi Chef Institute red carpet last might and met so many important people in the industry, but one person who amazed me was @fishingforgyotaku and his live demonstration of how this mid 19th century art is done. His work needs to be recognized and once you see it, you’ll be amazed.”
— Master Sushi Chef Hiroyuki Terada - Diaries of a Master Sushi Chef
“I am so impressed with Dwight’s work; it is unlike any gyotaku I have ever seen. It transcends regular fish printing to evoke the atmosphere of traditional sumi-e (Japanese ink painting).
— Naoko Okada - The Terasaki Nibei Foundation
From the manipulation of fins and appendages to the careful transfer of sumi ink, Dwight has consistently shown himself to be a meticulous gyotaku artisan. His ability to bring life to his subjects is nothing short of breath-taking. A trout bursts forth from the page to snatch a dragonfly, a lionfish floats carelessly among the coral fans; each and every print shows a masterful knowledge of space and marine biology.
— Michael VanHartingsveldt - Collections Management, LACMA & Guest Lecturer of Japanese Art History
Strictly adopting the traditional technique and materials, the artwork by Dwight Hwang is so sophisticated and detailed as to seemingly give new life to the fish.
— Miyako Matsumura - Japan Foundation, Los Angeles