I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan and graduated from Tokyo Zokei University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. I moved to Seattle in 1993 to further my study in fine arts. I became independent in 2003 and has been practicing my art ever since.
My work has been exhibited internationally, including The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Seattle Art Museum, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, and The Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo. I work with fine art galleries in the U.S. and Europe, including Winston Wächter Fine Art in New York and Seattle and Michael Warren Contemporary in Denver.
I have received grants from numerous institutions including the Pollock Krasner Foundation and Americans for the Arts Funding, and my exhibit NACHI was supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. My work was featured in Crafted: Objects in Flux published by MFA Boston and reviewed in national publications such as Sculpture Magazine, NY Arts Magazine, and GLASS Quarterly.
I am a co-founder of Artists for Japan, a Seattle-base grassroots group to support the relief efforts of Great East Japan earthquake and aftermath, and a member of NOddIN, a Tokyo-based collective of filmmakers who are paying attention to various social, political, and environmental issues.