Masuyama born in Tokyo, has been based at Flax Art Studios since 2013. He completed his Masters in Architecture in 1997 at Meiji University, Kawasaki Japan. Masuyama has exhibited widely locally and internationally including solo exhibitions at Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Gallery aM, Tokyo and Tinbox Contemporary Art Gallery, Bordeaux and group exhibitions including Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Catalyst Arts, Scope New York, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan . He has received several awards including the Artist’s Award from Culture Company, Derry/Londonderry in 2013, Arts and Disability Awards, Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation, Tokyo, Japan and the Fred Conlon Contemporary Sculpture Award in 2012.
Masuyama completed a residency as part of Flax Art Studios International Residency Programme in 2009 and has been selected to participate in residencies in Tokyo, throughout Ireland, Korea, Hong Kong, Berlin, Vienna, New York, Barcelona and most recently Peru.