Akira Ikezoe (Japan, 1979) is a New York-based artist. He holds a BA from Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan. Drawing from a combination of the ancient animism and futuristic technologies of his home country, Ikezoe creates works in diverse disciplines, including drawing, painting, video, and performance. In Ikezoe’s works, the human figure is presented as his alter ego and woven into a metaphysical and mythological context that depicts a timeless melting point between human and natural boundaries. His solo exhibitions include Sometimes You Must Go Down to Go Up, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala (2019); Coconut Heads, Brennan & Griffin, New York (2018); If 6 was 9 by Proyectos Ultravioleta at NADA NY, New York (2016); El fin del Este Coincide con el Fin del Sur, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala (2015); Drawing, Ise Cultural Foundation, New York (2010); Repeater, SANAGI FINE ARTS, Tokyo, Japan (2009); and Ephemeral Garden, ESSO Gallery, New York (2008). In 2016 he received the Pollock-Krasner grant, as well as an open-ended studio grant from the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.