Izumi Kato was born in 1969, in Shimane, Japan. He graduated from the Department of Oil Painting at Musashino University in 1992. He now lives and works in Tokyo. Since the 2000’s, Kato has garnered attention as an innovative artist with his totemic creations through exhibitions held in Japan and across the world. In 2007, he was invited to the 52nd Venice Biennale International Exhibition, curated by Robert Storr. He has held solo exhibitions at museums and galleries in Japan and abroad including The Hakone Open-Air Museum (2010), Kirishima Open – Air Museum, Kagoshima(2012), Galerie Perrotin Hong Kong and Paris(2014) and Galerie Perrotin New York(2016).