| Born 1949, Hiroshima Japan
Akira Yoshikawa has always been interested in art, architecture, design and music. After graduating from the Ontario College of Art in 1974 with Special Commendation from the Department of Experimental Art, he has exhibited at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Tom Thomson Memorial Gallery, Mercer Union, Art Gallery of Algoma and the Koffler Centre. His works are in the collection of Hart House U of T, Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Queen’s University, Glenbow Gallery, Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Montreal, and MacLean/Hunter.
He has received numerous awards from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council. He was employed by the Art Gallery of Ontario for nearly 40 years.