is a half-Japanese, Californian artist who was born in Los Angeles. He has recently had solo exhibitions at Chert, Berlin; Yvon Lambert Librarie, Paris; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; the New Museum, New York; Jan Mot, Brussels; Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Warsaw; Statements, Art Basel; and Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen. He has realized projects with Kadist, Frieze New York, Recess, Clocktower Gallery, post at MoMA, Printed Matter, Fillip, Rhizome, and Triple Canopy. Recent artist books include Mood Disorder (2015; New Documents); Stolen Spoons (2015; Pork Salad Press); The Distance of a Day (2013; Motto Books and Chert); and Sad, Depressed, People (2012; New Documents). He received the Rema Hort Mann Grant in 2011 and founded Porcino gallery in Berlin in 2013.
“Sir W. Mitchell-Thomson” was originally commissioned by Triple Canopy as part of the public-program series Miscellaneous Uncatalogued Material
at the Museum of Modern Art, the first session of which was facilitated by David Horvitz on February 15, 2012. (All three sessions have been transcribed and compiled for the second edition of Triple Canopy’s Volume Number
series.) “Sir W. Mitchell-Thomson” was also published by Triple Canopy as part of its Thinking Through Images
project area, supported in part by the Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.