Kiyoto Ota studied at
- the School of Democratic Art of the Japanese Artistic Association in Tokyo (1967–1969)
- the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado "La Esmeralda" of the INBA (1972–1977)
- the Centro de Investigación y Experimentación Plástica (Center of Investigation and Plastic Experimentation) of the INBA (1977~1979).
- Mimi Gallery, Tokyo (1971)
- Museo de Arte Moderno (Museum of Modern Art), Mexico, D.F. (1986)
- Feria Expositum (Expositum), Mexico, D.F. (1990)
- Galería Arte Contemporáneo (Contemporary Art Gallery), Mexico, D.F. (1987 and 1992)
- Museo Regional (Regional Museum), Guadalajara, Jalisco (1987)
- Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Museum of Contemporary Art) of Oaxaca (1995)
- Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (Carrillo Gil Art Museum), Mexico, D.F.(1997).
- Galería Metropolitana (Metropolitan University Gallery), Mexico, D.F.(2006).
- Mexico City
- San Luis Potosí
- Oregon, USA
He is a Professor of the ENAP (National School of Plastic Arts) UNAM (1983 to present) and studies the mastery in sculpture in ENAP (Academy of San Carlos) UNAM. He has also given classes of Sculpture in La Esmeralda (1988~1990), where he directed the thesis and social service of the urban art. Via academic exchange, he has given classes in the Facultad de Bellas Artes de la Universidad Politéctica (Faculty of Fine Arts of the Politecnic University) of Valencia, Spain (1994). Kiyoto Ota has been a guest professor at the Instituto Sudcaliforniano de Cultura (Sudcaliforniano Institute of Culture) in La Paz, Baja California Sur (1995, 1997, 1998 and 1999), Instituto Morelense de Cultura (Morelense Institute of Culture) in Cuernavaca (1997) and in a Graduate in the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Autonomous University of Baja California), Tecate (1998).