Born in 1948 in Tokyo. Lives and works in Tokyo and New York.
Hiroshi Sugimoto moved to the United States in 1970 to study photography. A multi-disciplinary artist, Sugimoto works in photography, sculpture, installation and architecture. His art bridges Eastern and Western ideologies while examining the nature of time, perception, and the origins of consciousness. Sugimoto’s works are in numerous public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA in New York; the National Gallery and the Tate Gallery in London; and the National Museum of Modern Art and Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo. Sugimoto is the recipient of the Mainichi Art Prize (1988), the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography (2001) and the Praemium Imperiale Award (2009).