Motomichi Nakamura was born and raised in Japan. He attended Parsons
School of Design in NYC where he studied Communication Design and
His work is known for the use of black, white and red and simple graphic elements. He seeks to portray the anger, the fear, and the sadness that transgress at a subconscious level through our minds during nightmares that are represented visually as creatures, seemingly soft and cute, and at times abstractions of this form.
He works with various media including, painting, sculpture, animation, projection mapping and his work has been exhibited globally in numerous museums and galleries including the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, Winzavod – Moscow Contemporary Art Center, MARCO in Monterrey, Mexico, Taubman Museum of Art in Virginia among others. His films have been screened at Sundance Film Festival, Onedotzero Festival and Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Commercially he has worked on projects for clients such as EA, MTV, USA Networks and Sony and produced a music video for the Swedish band The Knife.
He currently lives in Quito, Ecuador, also known as “City in the sky” located at 2,800m above sea level.