Born in Dover, Delaware, USA in 1970. Lives and works in Kanazawa, Japan.
Ninjin Jyanai is a visual artist and documentary filmmaker working primarily as a painter, photographer, and video artist. From 1988 to 1993 he attended Antioch College where he studied painting with Gary Bower. In 1993 he moved to Kyoto, Japan, and later worked as an assistant to Daniel Kelly where he learned woodblock printing and lithography. In 2012 he moved to Kanazawa, Japan. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Japan and Mongolia, and is in private collections in Japan, Mongolia, and the USA.