Hajime Sorayama was born in 1947 in Ehime Prefecture, Japan. In 1999, he won the Good Design Award (Ministry of Trade and Industry) and the Media Arts Festival Grand Prize (Agency of Cultural Affairs) for his work on the Sony AIBO. He has exhibited in solo shows internationally in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Rome, New York, Los Angeles and Cologne, among others. Over the last 33 years, the artist has been featured in dozens of publications for both his paintings and commercial collaborations. His work appears in public collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Smithsonian Institute of Technology Museum, Washington DC; World Erotic Art Museum, Miami; and the U.S. Library of Congress, Washington DC. He lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.