Yurie Nagashima was born in Tokyo in 1973, and currently lives and works in Tokyo. After her sensational artist debut by her family nude portraits which was awarded PARCO Prize in 1993, she received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1999. She has held numerous solo exhibitions including at KIRIN PLAZA OSAKA, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, and UTRECHT, Tokyo. She has participated group exhibitions at Barbican Art Gallery, London, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Fandacio la Caixa, Barcelona, The Museum of Fine Art Houston, El Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria and Art Tower MIto. She has published seven photography artwork books and an essay book which was awarded Kodansha Essay Award. In 2015, Nagashima received Master’s degree in Sociology at Musashi University, continues to develop her artistic language in relation with feminism and the society.