"Sandy", 2012, oil, crayon on cotton, 160 x 240 cm

Born in 1963 in Gifu, Japan, and currently lives and works in Dusseldorf, Germany. She completed her postgraduate studies at Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music in 1989. She subsequently studied at Kunstakademie Dusseldorf between 1990 and 1996 and completed a Meisterschuler from Konrad Klapheck in 1993. Her major solo exhibitions include, “Sapphire”, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo (2010); “Fluttering far away”, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi (2010) and “Cicada and horned owl”, the Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka (2007). She has participated in numerous group exhibitions internationally since 1996.

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