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Shin-Ichiro Wakao

Shin-Ichiro Wakao was born in the city of Kofu, in Yamanashi Prefecture, in 1942. He graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1969, having majored in Visual Design. In 1975, he received the Gold Prize at the 8th International Biennale of Humor and Satire in Art (Italy), and he also received the Artist of the Year award at the 1987 Japan Graphic Arts Show. Publications of his collected works include THE BIG SHOW, GIGA, DIARY, etc. He is a member of JAGDA and TIS and currently serves as President of Tokyo Polytechnic University.