Motoyuki Shitamichi (born in 1978, Okayama, Japan) graduated from Musashino Art University (Fine Art). Solo exhibitions: Bridge, Circle Gallery & Books, Tokyo (2015); How to look over the sea, Florist Gallery N, Nagoya (2015); Monument of “float”,Baikado, Osaka (2014); How to look over the sea, N3 ART Lab, Yamaguchi (2014); Dusk/Dawn — Kumamoto/Chicago, Nap Gallery, Tokyo (2013); Torii, Baikado, Osaka (2013); Sunday Painter, Kart, Kawai Art Institute Shinjuku, Tokyo (2013); Bridge, Gallery αM, Tokyo (2011); Re-Fort Project Archive, Gallery αM, Tokyo (2011); Dusk/Dawn, Nap Gallery, Tokyo (2011); ROAD SIDERS, Open Studio 2010, Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama, Tokyo (2011); Sunday Painter, Criterium 79, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki (2010); RIDER HOUSE, Midori Art Centre, Aomori (2010); Air, Baikado, Osaka (2009); Fantomes, Espace Japon, Paris (2008); Memoires de guerre, Espace Japon, Paris (2008); Pictures, Shinjuku Ganka Gallery, Tokyo (2007); Bunkers, INAX Gallery2, Tokyo (2005); Musashino, Exhibit LIVE, Tokyo (2001). Shitamichi has participated in more than 40 group exhibitions all over the world, including Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions; 2013 Asian Art Biennial: Everyday Life; AICHI TRIENNALE 2013; Water and Land — Niigata Art Festival 2012; Gwangju Biennale 2012; TOKYO PHOTO 2010. His works have been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo; Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo; Puffin Room, New York; Nap Gallery, Tokyo; Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama; Honggah Museum, Taipei; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; Hungarian National Gallery; The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv. The works of Motoyuki Shitamichi are kept in the public collections of Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; National Museum of Art, Osaka; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art; Tsunagi Art Museum, Kumamoto. Awards: Paris Award, Musashino Art University (2007); Noon Award (Emerging Artist), Gwangju Biennale (2012); I-shi Award, Okayama Prefecture (2013). He lives and works in Tokyo.