Naoto Nakada  completed his undergraduate degree at Nagoya University of Arts in Nagoya and his postgraduate courses at Tama Art University in Tokyo. He has exhibited his sculptures in solo and group shows in Tokyo, Kyoto, Chiba, Osaka, and Shiga, as well as in Minneapolis, MN. Through humor and ambiguity, Nakada’s ceramic installations elicit interaction with the viewer. He occasionally employs materials other than ceramics in his mini-installations and outlandish sculptures, but does so to draw a point of comparison. Nakada was awarded a McKnight Residency in 2010.