Hanaoka Nobuhiro was born in Hiroshima in 1980 and currently resides in Kyoto. He completed his postgraduate studies at Kyoto Seika University in 2006. His art is characterized by poetic attempts to create new meanings through cutting and combining skillfully made wooden figures and sculptures with everyday items such as a washbasin, comics and clothes. Recent major group exhibitions include “still moving @KCUA” (Gallery @KCUA, Kyoto, 2015) and “Humor and Leaps: Touching There” (Okazaki City Museum of Art, Aichi, 2013). His awards include a nomination for VOCA 2016, a special prize at the 12th Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art (2009), and an excellence prize at the 2006 Jeans Factory Art Award.