Born in Okinawa, Japan in 1973. Received his BFA from Tama Art University in Tokyo in 1996, graduated from Post Baccalaureate in Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, USA in 1999, and received MFA from the school of Visual Arts, New York in 2001. Recent main solo exhibitions are "journey" (Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA, 2011), "Earn a lot of money, no need send any letter, send money home first" (Josee Bienvenu Gallery, NY, USA, 2010), "My Great Grandma Is USA" (Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 2010, Gallery Okinawa, Okinawa, Japan, 2009), "Giving Tree Project" (Murata & Friends Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2007), "Waterborne Island" (Asahi Art Collaboration, Tokyo, Japan, 2006). Recent group exhibitions are "Art Taipei" (Taipei World Trade Center, Taiwan, 2011), Moscow Biennale (Moscow, Russia, 2011), "Roppongi Crossing 2010" (Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 2010), "Ties Over Time:Japanese Artits and America" (US Ambassador's House, Tokyo, Japan, 2010), "Hundred Stories about Love" (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, 2009), "Greater New York" (P.S.1, Contemporary Art Center, Queens, NY, 2005), "Yokohama 2005: International Triennale of Contemporary Art" (Yokohama, Japan, 2005).
Above: "Woodpecker" Toilet Paper Roll, 1999
Below: "Rain Forest (Murata & Friends Gallery shot)" Toilet Paper Rolls Dimensions Variable, 2007
Above: "DGiving Tree Project (Gallery FACTORY shot), The Giving Tree Book",2007
Courtesy of the Artist
Below: "and eat apple, The Giving Tree Book", 2008 Courtesy of Shoshanawayne Gallery
Above: "FFree Fish (Fish Catcher)" Mixed media installation Dimension variable, 2007
Installation at the Asia Society, New York
Below: "Free Fish" Mixed media installation Dimension variable, 2007
Collection of the artist / Installation at the Asia Society, New York
(Photo Eileen Costa)
"TRENN MEINEN LAIB VOM RUMPF UND BAU DIR EIN BOOT. DANN KANNST DU FORTFAHREN
(Cut down my trunk and make a boat. Then you can sail away)"
Pine Tree Twigs, Dimension Variable, 2007 / Courtesy of Murata & Friends Gallery
(Photo: Manabi Murata)
Above: "Dawn (Knife)" Knife, Butterfly Chrysalis, Glue, 2008
Courtesy of Murata & Friends Gallery (Photo: Jeffrey Prehn)
Below: "Dawn" Shoe, Butterfly Chrysalis, Glue, 2004
"Corner Forest (Serendipitous-Tangents shot)" Toilet Paper Rolls, Dimensions Variable, 2007
Collection of the Artist
"You-I, You-I (Free Fish)" Mixed media installation Dimension variable, 2007
Collection of the artist.
Installation at the Asia Society, New York.
(Most of all Photos: Yoken Teruya)