Akira the Hustler received his BA and MA in in oil painting from Kyoto City University of Arts. He has been working under the name of Akira the Hustler since 2000 and participated in exhibitions of domestic and international venues.

Selected Exhibitions:
Solo Exhibition (Ota Fine Arts/Tokyo), “Game Over” (WATARI-UM/Tokyo/2000), “Donaiyanen” (L’Ecole Nationale DES Beaux Arte/France/1999), “Suddenly Inclusive” (performance) (Kunst Werk/Berlin/2002), “Akimahen” (Maison Folie de Wazemmes, Lille/France/2004), “PostGender: Gender Identity, Performativity and Sexuality in Japanese Culture” (The Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, Haifa/Israel/2005), “Life” (Art Tower Mito/Ibaraki/2006), “J’embrasse pas” (Collection Lambert, Avignon/France/2007), “Love’s Body-art in the age of AIDS” (Tokyo metropolitan museum of Photography/Tokyo/2010)

Selected Publications:
“A Whore Diary”, “The Rose Book” (Published by Isshi Press)
http://www.otafinearts.com/en/artists/akira-the-hustler/