Keiji Uematsu was born in 1947 in Kobe, Japan and lives and works in Minoh (Osaka-fu), Japan and Dusseldorf, Germany. He received his BFA from Kobe University, Japan and was awarded the 38th Nakahara Teijiro Prize (2013); the Kobe city Cultural Prize (2010); the 6th Asago 2001 Outdoor Sculpture in Tataragi '99, Grand Prize (1999) and the 22nd Iue Culture Prize (1998). His work has been shown extensively internationally and has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including Kunstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany (2016); Otani Memorial Art Museum, Hyogo, Japan (2006); Kunstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany (2005); Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Aomori, Japan (2003-2004); Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Fukuoka, Japan (2003). Major group shows include The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX (2015), which travelled to Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY and Japan Society, New York NY; The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan (2015); The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan (2014); Ohara Museum, Okayama, Japan (2013); Otani Memorial Art Museum, Hyogo, Japan (2012); Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany (2012); The National Museum Osaka, Japan (2010); The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan (2009); The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA (2007); Asahikawa Sculpture Museum, Hokkaido, Japan (2003); Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan (2003); Contemporary Sculpture Center, Tokyo, Japan (2001); Museum HausKasuya, Kanagawa, Japan (2001). His work is held in the collections of Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris, France; Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany; Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München, Munich, Germany; The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan; Museum of Modern Art Shiga, Shiga, Japan; Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan; Moderna Museet Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY amongst others.