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Born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan in 1977, Kito completed master’s course in Oil Painting at the Graduate School of Arts, Kyoto City University of Arts in 2003. He is known for using ready-made commodities and industrial products as materials for creating installation works and paintings with three-dimensional elements. His works are particularly characterized by incorporating reflections and penetrations of lights. In the early stage of Kito’s career, he attempted to deviate from working merely “on canvas”, and to utilize lights on some of his works. “quasar”, a masterpiece of his early works, for instance, was created by projecting an image on the mirror followed by a diffuse reflection on the wall. He has also worked on large-scale installations, such as the "hula-hoop" series, which was created by connecting colorful hula-hoops end-to-end. The painting is in fact exists as a space filled with paint, lines and light. Kito’s major solo exhibitions include “Lines Kito Kengo” (The Kanagawa Arts Theatre - Atrium, 2022), "Full Lightness" (Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art, 2020), "Migration" (The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, 2015), and many others in Japan and abroad. From 2008 to 2009, Kito received a grant from the Goto Memorial Cultural Foundation and went to New York. He then worked in Berlin, Germany from 2010 to 2012 as he was chosen to the Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists provided by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, and continued to stay in Berlin until 2015 Apart from teaching as a professor of postgraduate courses at Kyoto University of the Arts, he is also the director of MtK Contemporary Art (Kyoto), which he has been involved in a number of cutting-edge exhibition programs. His works are held in the collections of The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art and Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Takamatsu, Kagawa, and others.