Kyoko Murase (Gifu, 1963) is an artist currently living in Japan. She graduated from the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music in 1989, where she also completed her postgraduate studies in 1989. She subsequently studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf between 1990 and 1996, and completed a Meisterschuler from Konrad Klapheck in 1993. Her major solo exhibitions include “Painting and … vol.3 Kyoko Murase”, Gallery αM, Tokyo (2018); “Cloud Shapes Made of Mud from the Sea”, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo (2013); “Fluttering far away”, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Aichi (2010); “Cicada and horned owl”, Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum, Shizuoka (2007). Her major group exhibitions include “Garden of Painting: Japanese Art of the 00s”, The National Museum of Art, Osaka (2010); “In the Little Playground: Hitsuda Nobuya and his surrounding students”, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art and Nagoya City Art Museum, Aichi (2009); “Red Hot: Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection”, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2007); “Roppongi Crossing” Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2004); “MOT Annual 2002 – Fiction? Painting the reality in the Age of the Virtual -“, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.