Biography

Masahito Ono (大野雅人 b. 1983, Tokyo, Japan) creates installations, photographs and films by interweaving time and memory. He addresses themes of human condition, geopolitical boundaries, and the history which the world has forgotten or de-experienced. Ono received his Master of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in 2015. Prior to moving to New York, he was an international video journalist working for global media organizations for nearly a decade. Ono has received awards including: Triangle Arts Association Artists-in-Residence in Brooklyn NY (2017); 2nd place winner - Fine Art: Abstract, International Photographer of the Year (2015); 1st place and Gold Star Award in Fine Art: Abstract Category, Neutral Density Photography Awards (2015). Ono has participated in a number of exhibitions worldwide including: 38th EVA International, Ireland's Biennial of Visual Art (2018); Push Pull -  Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery, New York (2015); Auckland Festival of Photography, Auckland, NZ (2014, 2015); So Many Things Don't Know - MUSEE F for The Month of Photography Tokyo 2014, Tokyo, Japan (2014); Ping Yao International Photo Festival, Shanxi Province, China (2013); among others. Ono is residing and working in New York at present.

Education:

2015 PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN, NEW YORK NY, USA
          MFA (graduated), Photography and Related Media, Art Media and Technology

2005 TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, PHILADELPHIA PA, USA
          BA (graduated, Summa Cum Laude), Film and Media Arts,
          School of Media and Communication, minor in Art

Solo Exhibitions:

2014  So Many Things Don't Know - MUSEE F for The Month of Photography Tokyo 2014, Tokyo, Japan
2012  Unmeasurable Sole - GALERIE OMOTESANDO + MUSEE F, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2018  38th EVA International, Ireland's Biennial of Visual Art, Curated by Inti Guerrero, Limerick, Ireland
2018  THERE IS NO THREAT - 145 Chambers St, New York NY
2018  20th Annual Postcards From The Edge - Gallery 524, New York NY
2017  Mediation - Ultra Super New Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2016  Between Senses - Gallery House, Brooklyn NY
2015  MiA: Beijing Station:: First Chapter - DDC, Beijing, China
2015  Push Pull -  Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery, New York NY
2015  2015 Future Projections - Auckland Festival of Photography, Auckland, New Zealand
2015  Hyphen - Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia PA
2014  PHOTOFEAST, University Center Lobby, The New School, New York NY
2014  Photoville 2014, Brooklyn NY
2014  2014 Future Projections - Auckland Festival of Photography, Auckland, New Zealand
2014  Made in China - Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn NY
2013  12th Ping Yao International Photo Festival, Shanxi Province, China
2013  Photoville 2013, Brooklyn NY

Artist Residency:

2017 Triangle Arts Association Residency, Brooklyn NY (December 2017 - February 2018)

Awards:

2017  Triangle Arts Association Residency, Brooklyn NY
2016  Shortlisted, The Royal Photographic Society Print Exhibition 159!, London, UK
2016  Nominee in 2nd edition of Fine Art Photography Awards, London, UK
2015  2nd place winner - Fine Art: Abstract, Intl. Photographer of the Year 2015, London, UK
2015  1st place and Gold Star Award in Fine Art: Abstract Category, Neutral Density Photography Awards 2015
2015  Honorable Mention, Fine Art: Abstract, Intl. Photography Awards, IPA, New York NY
2014  Departmental Award, Parsons School of Design, New York NY

Lectures and Talks:

2017  Lecturer, Tyler School of Art, Tokyo
2014  Guest Speaker, Parsons School of Design, New York NY
2013  Guest Speaker, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
2013  Guest Speaker, Ping Yao International Photo Festival 2013, Shanxi Province, China

Selected Publications:

2018  38th EVA International, Exhibition Catalogue, Ireland
2015  AiOP 2015: RECALL Thinker in Residence: Masahito Ono
2015  PUSH PULL, Parsons MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition catalog, New York NY

Professional Experience:   

2015-Present   Photographer/Video Producer, Alfredo Jaar Studio, New York NY
2014-2015       Teaching Assistant, Parsons School of Design, New York NY
2012-2013       Marketing Planner, Dentsu Digital, Tokyo, Japan
2009-2012       Assistant Producer/Technical Producer/Cameraman, Reuters, Tokyo, Japan
2005-2009       Technician/Multimedia Producer, Bloomberg News, Tokyo, Japan
2005                 Intern, WIEDEN + KENNEDY, Tokyo, Japan
2004-2005       Intern/Freelancer, CNN, Tokyo, Japan