Born in Kyoto. Graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design, Department of Information Design. After 10 years of drawing without publishing his artworks, he started to release them prolifically in 2013 with his debut solo exhibition. Among 4186 entries from 52 countries,he had won the 5th prize (the 3rd in Japan) at Art Olympia 2015, an International Open Art Competition. One of the co-founders of “_act_”, an art group in Osaka, Japan.
Masashi Mihotani (b. 1987, Osaka) is a photographer whose work addresses ideas of awareness and perception within the context of consumerism. Initially self-taught, Mihotani graduated from Visual Arts Osaka’s photography department in 2015. In recent years he has focused primarily on utilizing everyday objects in place of film negatives to create photograms.
This work has been shown internationally, including a 2019 solo show at Kana Kawanishi Photography gallery (Tokyo, Japan) and as well as the 2019 Daili International Photography Festival (Daili, China) and Artists’ Fair Kyoto 2020 (Kyoto, Japan). In 2018 Mihotani received the Japan Photo Award for his “Images are for illustration purposes” series. He has been featured in IMA Step out! Vol.22 as well as numerous online publications. Mihotani is a current part-time photography instructor at Kyoto University of Art and Design and an artist-in-residence at Kagan Hotel in Kyoto, Japan.
Photo : Masashi Mihotani
Website : Mifuku Design https://mifuku-design.com
Logo Design : Tatsuya Tanaka hitoto https://designsalad.net/
Translation of the Statement : Yuki Matsushima http://pinetreetranslation.com
Venue : hitoto #301 Tengo-Kyoei-building, 5-7-12 Tenjimbashi Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka https://hitoto.info
TAGSTÅ Space Cube, 1 Chome−7−11, Haruyoshi, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka https://tagsta.in/
TIMEZ（BUNSHODO HOTEL 1th Floor） 2 Chome-12-13 Hakata Ekimae, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka https://ldhd.co.jp/bunshodo/
O’keeffe 5-13 Aigacho, Hitachi, Ibaraki http://www.okeeffe-sweets.com/
Studio : Kyoto Art Center Yamabushiyama-cho 546-2, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto https://www.kac.or.jp/
KAGAN HOTEL 99 Sujakuhozo-cho, Shimogyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto https://kaganhotel.com/