Katsuyi Kishida was born in 1937 in Tokyo, Japan. He studied at the Meiji University and the Academy of Fine Arts at the Musashino Art University in Tokyo, where he graduated in 1963. He is a member of the Kohdo Bijutsu Kyokai art association. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, and he also prepared several solo presentations of his work. He is the recipient of the UBE Grand Prix, the most important Asian sculpture biennial. In 2013, he was awarded by the French Academy of Fine Arts (Institut de France, Académie des beaux- arts).