Matto - Shinkai (he/him) is a Buddhist artist, activist, collector, developer, educator, filmmaker, game designer, novelist, and poet. His art has always focused on human elements, either through movement, form, or action. He is an advocate for compassionate living, LGBT rights, equality for all, and environmental protection. Matto - Shinkai lives in North Carolina with his two partners and their dogs. Tintype portrait by Will Harlan Campbell.