b. 1988 in Osaka, Japan
Currently lives and works in Kyoto, Japan


2023 MFA Candidate, Kyoto University of the Arts
2013 BFA in Studio Art, New York University

2023 (Forthcoming) GURA Open Storage, Gallery Next, Takashimaya, Osaka
2022 KUA ANNUAL 2022, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
2021 Cycle・転生, Space Tate680, Kyoto, Japan
2020 Solo Exhibition: Tanka, Chute Projects, Brooklyn, NY
2019 (Welcome to Café Anxiety Drawing Club Intl.) of Microscopic Eyes and Detective Minds, Vacation, New York, NY
2019 Jiffy Moment, Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
2018 Take Care, Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
2017 Solo Exhibition: えいぞう・Eizō, Gallery AIRY, Kofu City, Japan
2017 flowing out, Takeno-yu public bath house, Kofu City, Japan
2017 Wish You Were Here 16, AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Greenpoint Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Generations X: Razzle Dazzle, AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014 J-Collabo Winter Festival: An Evening of Artists from Japan & New York, J-Labo, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Nomadique Collections Presents: The Anatomy of Forgiveness, Metropolitan Building, NY
2013 Comfort Sutra Thesis Exhibition NYU
2012 A Haunting We Will Go Mellman Space, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Works Abroad Berlinische Gallerie, Berlin, Germany
2011 Solo Exhibition: Hey Neighbor, Gallery 8, 80 Washington Galleries, NY
2011 What Is Seen Cannot Be Unseen Rosenberg Gallery, NY

Performances as part of Stanley Love Performance Group
2016 Tapestry Truths, Participant Inc, NYC
2015 King Tut's Wah Wah Hut as part of DANCENOISE: Don't Look Back, Whitney Museum, NYC
2015 Persophone Pomegranate seeds, huny: Stanley Love La Mama, NYC
2014 AUNTSforCamera Opening Event: (Bring Your Own Camera! Where the Audience Controls the Frame), New Museum
2014 Stanley Love Performance Group, JACK, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Movement Research, Judson Church, NYC
2013 Burning Down the House: Movement Research Spring Festival, Roulette, Brooklyn, NY

2021 Heartbeat Books Virtual Residency
2019 End of Summer, Portland, Oregon
2017 AIR Yamanashi, Kofu City, Japan

2013 Steinhardt Scholarship, NYU
2011 First Prize, Martin Wong Foundation Scholarship in Painting
2009 Dr. Soji Tomikawa Award, Japanese American Association

2015 Potluck Magazine: Ramen sketches
2009 ISO Magazine

Related Experience
2016 - 2017 Jenny Holzer Studio Assistant
2013 - 2017 Studio in a School Teaching Artist
2013 - 2016 Queens Museum Educator

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