Born in Tokyo in 1969 and grown up in Kiryu City, Gunma.
Graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, MA in Oil Painting. Won the Runner-up Prize The 4th Taro Okamoto Memorial Award for Contemporary Art in 2001 and The 12th KOBAYASHI Hideo Award for his book "Hen na Nihon Bijutsushi" in 2013. Held the solo -exhibition [YAMAGUCHI Akira: Stepping Back to Seek the Underneath], Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, February to May, 2015.
And he is going to have a solo exhibition "Kisha to Katana (meaning: steam Train and Sword)" at KIRISHIMA OPEN-AIR MUSEUM from Jul. 17 to Sep. 23.Battle scenes, mixed space-time, and bird's-eye views that are motif.
He is known for a style that contains humor and a cynical viewpoint, with which he has never bored the viewers.

ONBEAT vol.03 features Akira Yamaguchi