Jun Itoi is a photographic artist based in Tokyo, Japan.
Through his photographic works, Itoi deals with issues such as self-identity, childhood memory, and boundary between public and private. The experience of living in foreign countries for one third of his life is the part of foundation in his image making. His latest project is about the light in forest as a metaphor for the divider between life and death. After his father’s sudden death, he started photographing lights in forest of Japan, and Finland. This group of works, titled “Cantos Familia” has been exhibited at the National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan; the Kurumaya Museum of Art, Tochigi; the Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo, Japan; and the Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland. His other works have been featured in more than 30 exhibitions internationally and included in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
He is a recipient of the Grant for Emerging Artists by the Japanese Ministry of Culture; artist residence of Fiskars, Finland; fellowship by Houston Center for Photography; and fellowship by National Graduate Seminar, American Photography Institute of New York.
Itoi received a B.F.A. in Photography from Herron School of Art, and an M.F.A. in Photography from University of North Texas. He was a visiting assistant professor of Photography at Indiana University.