Makoto Aida, born 1965 in Niigata, Japan, is a preeminent figure of Japanese contemporary art. He received his BFA and MFA in painting from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Aida is best known for his provocative paintings of pretty school girls, war scenes and salarymen. His major exhibitions include "The American Effect: Global Perspectives on the United States, 1990-2003" (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2003), "Roppongi Crossing: New Visions in Contemporary Japanese Art 2004" (Mori Art Museum, 2004), "Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in Contemporary Japanese Art" (Japan Society, New York, 2011).
Makoto Aida is featured in Sanbusaku 2 三部作