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

2023年 京都芸術大学大学院芸術専攻グローバル・ゼミ領域修了
2013年 ニューヨーク大学美術専攻絵画領域卒業

2023 MFA in Art, Global Seminar, Kyoto University of Art
2013 BFA in Studio Art, New York University

Solo exhibitions
2023 Pareidolia, gallery yolcha, Osaka, JP
2020 Tanka, Chute Projects, Brooklyn, NY, US
2017 えいぞう・Eizō, Gallery AIRY, Kofu City, JP
2011 Hey Neighbor, Gallery 8, 80 Washington Galleries, NY, US

Group exhibitions
2024 To the Sea, with Her Names, homecoming exhibition, HIGURE 15-17 cas, Tokyo, JP
2024 To the Sea, with Her Names, homecoming exhibition, KIKA gallery, Kyoto, JP
2023 To the Sea, with Her Names, a satellite exhibition of Larnaca Biennale, Cyprus
2023 GURA mart, GURA Studios, Kyoto, JP
2023 KIKA Collection, HIGURE 17-15 cas, Tokyo, JP
2023 GURA Open Storage, Gallery Next, Takashimaya, Osaka, JP
2022 KUA ANNUAL 2022, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, JP
2021 Cycle・転生, Space Tate680, Kyoto, JP
2019 (Welcome to Café Anxiety Drawing Club Intl.), Vacation, New York, NY, US
2019 Jiffy Moment, Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
2018 Take Care, Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA, US
2017 flowing out, Takeno-yu public bath house, Kofu City, JP
2017 Wish You Were Here 16, AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, US
2016 Greenpoint Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY, US
2016 Generations X: Razzle Dazzle, AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, US
2014 J-Collabo Winter Festival: An Evening of Artists from Japan & New York, J-Labo, Brooklyn, NY, US
2014 Nomadique Collections Presents: The Anatomy of Forgiveness, Metropolitan Building, NY, US
2013 Comfort Sutra Thesis Exhibition NYU, NY, US
2012 A Haunting We Will Go, Mellman Space, Brooklyn, NY, US
2012 Works Abroad, Berlinische Gallerie, Berlin, Germany
2011 What Is Seen Cannot Be Unseen, Rosenberg Gallery, NY, US

Performances with 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, US
2017 AIR Yamanashi, Kofu City, JP

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

Related Experience
2021-           Translator, KIKA Gallery, Kyoto
2020-           Teaching Artist, Life Planning Workshop Kyoto
2016 - 2017 Jenny Holzer Studio Assistant, NY, US
2013 - 2017 Teaching Artist, Studio in a School, NY, US
2013 - 2016 Educator, Queens Museum, NY, US

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