Born in Shimane in1969 currently based in Tokyo and Hong Kong.
He recceived a B.A. in oil painting at Musashino Art University in 1992.
His success on the international stage was propelled by his participation in the 52nd Venice Biennale International Exhibition Think with the Senses ― Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense curated by Robert Storr, Italian Pavilion at Giardini, Venice, Italy in 2007.
A list of his solo exhibitions includes KATO Izumi: Journeying into Each day at The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa, Japan in 2010, SOUL UNION DELUXE at Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan in 2012, Isumi Kato at Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, China in 2018 and Izumi Kato at Fundación Casa  Wabi, Puerto Escondido, Mexico in 2019.
Group exhibitions include Visceral Sensation ― Voices So Far, So Near at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan in 2013 and Japanorama.
A new vision on art  since 1970 at Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France in 2007.
He has participated in public art projects at Tai Kwun-Centre for Heritage and Arts in Hong Kong (2018-2020).


ONBEAT vol.11 features Izumi Kato