Mikio Sugiura was born in Ikebukuro,Tokyo. After graduating from Department of Aesthetics and Art History,Faculty of Fine Arts,Tokyo University of the Arts,completed master's degree of Urban Policy Course,Graduate School for Creative Cities,Osaka City University.
After working as a senior researcher of Think Tank, a member of faculty, an NPO corporation which supporting Creative Industry, he served as a program director of Okinawa Arts Council (Okinawa Prefectural Culture Promotion Foundation) until March 2016 and he was given a post as program director of Arts Council Niigata since its has established.He is a specialist on cultural policies, local policies such as urban industries. Also he has served as a lecturer in arts management at Jissen Women's University. Enjoy eating around local food and like fishing.