Chihiro ITO is a Japanese painter and multi-media artist. He was born in Tokyo where studied painting at Musashino Art University, also He took a continuing education writing course at the School of Visual Arts. He was an invited artist at European Capital of Culture events in Portugal, Cyprus and Serbia. In 2018 he received a grant from the Japanese government to come to the US where he began documenting the remaining living artists associated with Fluxus. He encountered the Artist Jonas Mekas during NYC visit. After these experiences, he began to make experimental films and poetry. He is the recipient of a Holbein award (2017), NYFA grant (2021), Robert Rauschenberg Foundation grant (2021), award from Monira Foundation(2022), Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts(2022), BronxArtSpace(2022), The Poetry Project(2022). He got award to participate to Creative Rebuild New Yorks first basic income project for the New York Artist also. His activities are MoMA PS1, Governors Island, Pioneer Works, Queens Museum, Mizuma & Kips gallery etc. In his art he looks for the poetry opportunity in ordinary objects and everyday experiences to connect people across geopolitical boundaries. He immigrated to NYC.
Last update : 03 Nov. 2022