Motoi Yamamoto, born in Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan received his B.A. degree from Kanazawa College of Art in 1995. He has exibited in Japan, USA, France and Germany.
He is best known for his immense site-specific salt installations. Salt is traditionally used as a symbol for purification and mourning, and Yamamoto uses salt to help himself cleanse his grief after the death of his sister. His work revolves around the theme of life, death, and rebirth. He is the winner of Philip Morris Art Award 2002.
Motoi Yamamoto is featured in Sanbusaku 1 三部作