Osamu Kobayashi (b. 1984, Columbia, SC) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has exhibited widely in the US and abroad including solo exhibitions at Underdonk Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, AplusB Contemporary Art in Italy, Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami, FL, and the 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC. In 2013, Kobayashi was awarded the Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Purchase Fund from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been reviewed in Hyperallergic, The Observer, and Artcritical. He recently completed a residency at the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, and is currently a resident artist at the Lepsien Foundation in Düsseldorf, Germany.