Akira Ikezoe (b. 1979, Kochi, Japan) received a BA from Tama Art University in Tokyo. Recent solo exhibitions include Coconut Heads at Brennan and Griffin in New York; Figurativismo with Proyectos Ultravioleta at ARTBO in Bogota, Colombia; el fin del este coincide con el fin del sur with Proyectos Ultravioleta in Guatemala City. The artist’s work has been featured in group shows at Misa Shin Gallery in Tokyo, Charles Moffett, Helena Anrather, and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, all in New York. Ikezoe is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fiscal Sponsorship, and has been an artist in residence at Hambidge Creative Residency Program, the Wassaic Project, and the Vermont Studio Center. His work has been featured in Artforum, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Artsy, and The Japan Times, among others. The artist lives and works in New York.