Kiriko Shirobayashi was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. In 1989 she began a BFA in Photography at Osaka University of Arts and moved to the United States in 1995, completing a MFA at the School of Visual Arts in Photography and Related Media in 1999. Kiriko lives and works in New York City and Osaka, and has exhibited her work in several group and solo shows including: the Centre of Photography, Woodstock; Delaware Museum; and the National Museum of Belarus, Minsk. In a continuation of an ongoing project titled "Lines", Kiriko will photograph the Hill End landscape, focusing on the lines of the earth and the interval between earth and sky. This continually widening body of work shows the horizon lines of various landscapes across Europe, Asia and North America, and provides a dialogue between the geography of the land, and the people who experience it, uniting them just as the horizon is physically one continuous line.