Born 1965 in Shizuoka, Japan
2002-2007 PhD University of Brighton, following the programme of study with the University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester.
Supervisors: Prof. Paul Butler (UCCA) and Dr. Alex Coles (Otis College of Art and Design, California, USA).
Examiners: Prof. Timon Screech (SOAS, Univ. of London), Joanna Lowry (UCCA) and Jonathan Miles (Royal College of Art).
1993-1994 MA Social Anthropology, SOAS, School of Oriental and African
Studies, University of London.
1989-1993 BA (Hon.) Studio Art (Painting), Richmond, the American International
University in London.
1989-1993 BA (Hon.) Sociology/Anthropology, Richmond, the American International
University in London.
2008 Forthcoming Separate Landscape, Duetche-japanisch Wirtschaftkreis, Mülheim, Germany
2008 Separate Landscape, James Hockey Gallery, Farnham, Surrey.
2004 Minus One, collaboration with musician David Sylvian, Yuka Fujii and 30 international artists, disused Aldwych Underground Station, London.
2002 Pocko, collaboration with Nicola Schwartz and Inigo Asis, Magma, London.
Pocko, Rocket Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
1999 Into the Light, collaboration with Adam Lowe at Permaprint, Royal Photographic
Floating Islands, collaboration with Noriko Tanaka, Cable Street Gallery, London
1998 The Gallery of the Future, Loughborough University, Leicester.
1997 Ways of Seeing, a group exhibition with Mitsuru Tokutomi and Yuko Okui, Kulturforum, Willich, Germany.
Finalists, Logos Art Gallery, London
1996 (E)x-body, Beach Road Studio, Sydney, Australia.
1995 A value – Distance, a group exhibition of Japanese and Australian artists, Shizuoka
Prefecture Museum, Shizuoka, Japan.
Plastic Boundary, Nissenren Gallery, Shizuoka, Japan.
When a Shaman Dreams of a Cyborog, Alternative Arts, London.
1994 Absolute Vodka, Royal College of Art, London.
Public Art Commission.
14 paintings commissioned by South & East Belfast Health & Social Services Trust, 2004.
The Arches Centre, South and East Belfast Trust, Belfast
University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham
‘Minus One’ at Aldwych Underground Station, London, featuring 30 International Artists, 2004.
Research on the cultural significance of Australian souvenirs at University of Western Sydney, Faculty of Design and Performing Art, Nepean, Australia, 1996.
‘Beyond Ethnography’ at Beyond Text: Synaesthetic & Sensory Practices in Anthropology, University of Manchester, July 2007.
‘Ethnography of Space and Place on the Tōkaidō, at Research Forum Japanese Humanities, Birkbeck College and SOAS, May 2005.
Dear Thank You Yours Sincerely. Pocko Editions, London, 2001.
“Igirisu no Gendai Arto Jijyou” in Shizuoka no Bunka Vo. 61, Shizuoka, Japan 2000
Articles in catalogues, A-Value, Shizuoka, Japan 1994, 1995.
Visiting Lecturer in PhD Advanced Research Method programme at University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester, since 2008
Part-Time Lecturer at the Department of Media and Cultural Studies, Kingston University, since 2005
Currently Associate Lecturer in Foundation Studies at Byam Shaw School of Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, since 2005
Visiting Lecturer in Msc Media and Communications at Brunel University, 2007
Visiting Lecturer in Fine Art (Printmaking) and Social Anthropology, Richmond College, The International American University, London 1998
Other Relevant Work experiences
Printmaker at Permaprint, London, specialised in rare printing process called
pigment transfer process. Clients included Anish Kapoor and Richard Hamilton, 1998.
Lives and works in London with an anthropologist wife and two daughters.