Artist in Vancouver, He/Him
I am a Japanese Canadian artist living and working in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2008 I created Booooooom which quickly became Canada's largest online arts publication. I like to take photos, make films, and dream up collaborative art projects.
Clients: Mercedes, Red Bull, MTV, Adobe, VICE, Sony, Converse, WeTransfer, Levi's, Oakley, Native Shoes, Flexfit, Ray Ban, Vitamin Water, Telus, Jameson, Herschel Supply, Nikon.
I produced and art directed an Award-winning animated series for Red Bul Music Academy. This episode, directed by Patrick Doyon, features an interview with artists Chilly Gonzales and Peaches.
*Vimeo Staff Pick, Best Short*
*Motion Awards 2017, Silver Cube*
*ADC Awards 2017, Society of Illustrators Gold Medal*
A unique skateboard film I produced for Flexfit, directed by Zenga Bros.
*Vimeo Best of the Year (2015)*
My first hardcover book was published by Chronicle Books, featuring re-creations of 50 fine art masterpieces from a massive online arts project I organized.
A short documentary film project I produced for Wetransfer, directed by David Ehrenreich.
*Vimeo Staff Pick*
Curated the public art installation at the King Edward Station for the 2020 Capture Photography Festival.
Co-curated the international and local artists for the 2019 Vancouver Mural Festival.
An art show I curated for Thinkspace Gallery featuring 100 emerging and established artists including: Audrey Kawasaki, Andy Busc, Bráulio Amado, Brendan Monroe, Caratoes, Eric Mark Sandberg, Esao Andrews, Fafi, Jean Jullien, Kami + Sasu, Kevin Lyons, Kenichi Hoshine, Lauren YS, Rob Sato, Smithe, Tran Nguyen
I was invited to be on the jury to select the best videos of the year for the 2018 Vimeo Awards, alongside Alan Cumming, Julia Pott, Stefan Janoski, and others.
A photo show I curated for #TheCreatorClass and Canon featuring 10 local photographers: Taby Cheng, Annette Cheung, Fahim Kassam, Ian Lanterman, Jeremy Jude Lee, Grady Mitchell, Jill Mann & Kyla Trethewey, Walter Manning, Andrew Querner
Speakers: Anne Bourgeois-Vignon (Nowness), Kai Brach (Offscreen), Alex Bec (It's Nice That), Filip Visnjic (Creative Applications Network), Katie Dreke (Nike), Julius Wiedemann (Taschen)
Speakers: Shawn Stussy, Barry McGee, Ronnie Fieg, Jeff Hamada, Eddie Huang, Martha Cooper