Makoto Ofune was born in Osaka, Japan in 1977. In 2000, he graduated from the Kyoto University of Education, Department of Fine Arts with a major in Japanese-style painting. In 2016, Ofune was awarded the Fellowship of Overseas Study Programme for Artists by the Japanese Goverment’s Agency for Cultural Affairs. Ofune currently lives and works in Shiga prefecture, near Kyoto, Japan.


Ofune has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including at Neutron Tokyo; Yoshii Gallery, New York; Gallery Ami, Osaka; Gallerie Akie Arichi, Paris; as well as group shows including at Neues Museum, Nuremberg; Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo; and La Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris, Paris. Ofune has also shown work at several shrines in Japan, including Simogamo-jinja Shinto Shrine, Kyoto, and Kamigama-jinja Shinto Shrine, Kyoto.


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