Kaoru Shibuta grew freely in the wilderness of Hokkaido. Being a synesthete, he converts his experiences into paintings based on research on music and natural sounds. He has made presentations at artist-in-residences around the world, including the Barcelona Center for the Arts and Culture Espronesda, the Santa Monica Museum, the Russian National Center for Contemporary Art NCCA, and the Kamoe Art Center Hamamatsu. 14th Arte Laguna Prize Special Award (Arsenal, Venice). Major exhibitions in 2020 include “Little Voices” (Kensington + Chelsea Art Week London), “Virtual Artists Trail” (Sydenham Arts. London), “After Greed Became Form” (White Rectangle Gallery London), “Global Arts Festival” (Elisabeth Jones Art Center, Portland), “Kaze” (BankART Station, Yokohama), etc.