Masaki Hirokawa is a Japanese graphic artist, who produces art works that focus mainly on photo collage. He has done exhibitions around the world, and won numerous international design awards. He contributes his artwork to art annuals and specialty graphic magazines around the world.
1981 Born in Toyama, Japan.
1997- Started self-studying web design and programming.
1999- Started working as a web designer/DTP operator.
2002- Developed mission-critical systems as a programmer/system engineer.
2005- Transitioned to freelance work in Web design, programming, graphics, and interactive movies.
2006/08 Displayed Artworks and interactive movies at the J-Passion Vol.1 exhibition at the PH Gallery in New York.
2006/11 Received the Award for Excellence in the Web Screensaver Category at the MTV SO-ZO Competition.
2008/06/06 Contributed Artwork and wrote commentary for “Photoshop Making Studio” in the July 2008 issue of the monthly magazine MdN.
2008/06/14 Displayed Another Japan opening movie at Japan Graphic Designers Association’s JAGDA in OSAKA 2008.
2008/12/06 Contributed Artwork and wrote commentary for “Lessons in Artistic Expression and Professional Methods for Publicizing and Creating Learned from Featured Creators” in the January 2009 issue of MdN.
2009/06/25 Contributed Artworks to “on View From JP.” in the August 2009 issue of the monthly magazine MySpace From JP.
2009/08/11 Displayed Artworks at the Larotica II exhibition at GALLERY ART POINT in Ginza.
2009/08/25 Contributed Artworks and wrote commentary for “GADGET FOR DIGITAL NATIVE” in the October 2009 issue of MySpace From JP.
2010/01/30 Contributed Artwork and commentary to the MdN mook ”Photoshop Mitsuboshi Technique Encyclopedia”.
2010/11/01 Contributed Artwork and commentary to the MdN Mook ”Collages and Illustrations created with Photoshop and Illustrator”.
2013/12/27 Contributed to the article “Current Thoughts of iPhone Developers” in the February 2014 issue of the monthly magazine MacPeople.
2014/05/29 Contributed to the article “Developers of Popular & Noteworthy” in the July 2014 issue of the monthly magazine MacPeople.
2016/01/22 Two iPhone apps have been added to ”100 Smartphone Apps to Adjust Your Autonomic Nerves”, by Gijutsu-Hyohron Co., Ltd.
2019/04/05 The iPhone app ”Relaxing Healing” was featured in the May 2019 issue of ”Otona no Oshare Techo” (Fashion Notebook for Women), published by Takarajimasha, Inc.
2019/06/28 The iPhone app ”Relaxing Healing” was featured in the July 2019 issue of ”HOT PEPPER Beauty”, published by Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.
2020/08/19 Artworks/Interview article featured in The Crazy Mind.
2020/10/07 Online Exhibition & Artwork Source with JaamZIN Creative.
2020/10/08 Artworks/Interview article featured in special issue of JaamZIN Creative magazine.
2021/09 Contributed Artworks and interview for 365 Art+ Magazine Inspiration. Case 4.
2021/12 Contributed Artwork for 365 Art+ Magazine Case 9. Faith (Cover).
2021-2022 Contributed Artworks for 365 Art+ Magazine.
2021/12/16 Artwork showcased in SACRIFICE 2021 exhibition held by M.A.D.S. ART GALLERY in Milan, Italy.
2022/01/27 Artwork showcased in THE BODY LANGUAGE 2022 exhibition held by ITSLIQUID Group in Venice, Italy.
2022/01/28 Artwork showcased in I THE WORLD REVOLVES AROUND ME exhibition held by M.A.D.S. ART GALLERY in Milan, Italy and the Canary Islands, Spain.
2022/01/31 Received ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2021 award by ITSLIQUID Group.
2022/03/04 Artwork showcased in CANVAS INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022 exhibition held by ITSLIQUID Group in Venice, Italy.
2022/03/27 Awarded an Honorable Mention at ITSLIQUID International Contest - 11th Edition presented by ITSLIQUID Group.
2022/03/28 Artwork showcased in NEW FREEDOM THINK 2022 exhibition held by M.A.D.S. ART GALLERY in Milan, Italy.
2022/04/03 Artwork showcased in Avant Garde Exhibition held by Virtual Artists in London, England.
2022/04/09 Artwork showcased in VIFAF 2022 - Virtual International Fine Art Fair exhibition held by World Of Crete in Crete, Greece.
2022/05/06 Won the Iron Award in the Graphics Design Category at A'Design Award & Competition, the international art competition.
2022/05/20 Artwork showcased in ROME INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022 exhibition held by ITSLIQUID Group in Rome, Italy.
2022/05/20 Artwork showcased in RenovArt | 100 Artists for the Future exhibition held by ApuliaAste in Matera, Italy.
2022/05/28 Artwork showcased in LIQUID ARSENAL 2022 exhibition held by M.A.D.S. ART GALLERY in Milan, Italy.
2022/06/24 Artwork showcased in International Contemporary Art Fair Monaco 2022 held by VAN GOGH Art Gallery in Principality of Monaco.
2022/06/25 Received the BEST COVER ARTIST AWARD at the 365 Art+ 6 Stars AWARDS hosted by 365 Art+ Magazine.
A'Design Award & Competition
Graphics, Illustration and Visual Communication Design Category, 2021 - 2022
Iron Award Winner
ITSLIQUID International Contest - 11th Edition
Presented by ITSLIQUID Group
Awarded an Honorable Mention
Awarded ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2021
Presented by ITSLIQUID Group
MTV SO-ZO Competition supported by AMD 2006
Web Screensaver Category
Award for Excellence