Born in 1961. Shun Ito studied graphic design at Tama Art University in Tokyo, where he developed keen interest in theatrical art and physical expression. Searching for new possibilities in performing arts, he joined company " KARAS" in 1987. He left the company in 2001 and started to make his own kinetic sculpture in Tokyo.
Consciousness of gravity which he gained through his dance experience became the main theme of his creations. Most of his pieces use light as a very important element. Combinations of light and accelerations of movement create complicated rhythms producing a great variety of colours and shapes. In the piece "Cosmic Bird" created in 2012, he converted the movement of the machine into sound for the first time instead of light as his new endeavour to comprehend the consciousness of gravity from a different angle. Since then he named the group of his sculptures Cosmic Birds. In 2014, he was invited to exhibit at "Art Robotique” at Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris. Cosmic Birds has continued to travel, exhibiting at “Frequency”, the digital arts festival in Lincoln in 2015 and culminating in Ito’s current and largest exhibition to date at the International Dance Festival Birmingham. The exhibition includes the commissioned work Cells, a giant mobile made up of 200 laser cut rotating steel rings in the atmospheric space of the city’s 1930s Grade II listed Municipal Bank. This last piece was integral to a performance piece by director/choreographer and exhibition curator Kei Miyata, titled In a Landscape.