Ryuichi Ogino was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Upon graduating high school, Ogino moved to Denver to study English and to snowboard. While in Denver, Ogino studied Graphic Design and Painting at Community College of Denver. He then moved to the bay area to attend California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts) and majored in Illustration. He graduated in 2004 only to realize that his passion is not in illustrating. Ogino moved back to Tokyo in 2005 and started a series of exhibitions titled “Idealistically Hypocritical” in which he examines his concept; Out of Context Mash-Up.

荻野竜一 東京都出身。高校卒業後にコロラド州デンバーへ語学留学とスノーボードを目的に渡米。デンバー留学中にCommunity College of Denverに於いてグラフィック・デザインとペインティングを学んだ後ベイ・エリアへ移り、California College of Arts and Crafts(現California College of the Arts)へ編入。イラストレーションを学び2004年に卒業するが、自身の活動の方向性はイラストレーションではない事を悟る。2005年に東京へ戻り、「Idealistically Hypocritical」と題し、自身のコンセプトである「Out of Context Mash-Up」を考察する為の展示をシリーズで行うようになる。