Akiko Kinugawa


Akiko Kinugawa
Akiko Kinugawa was born in New York in 1986 and currently resides in Tokyo.

She received an MFA degree in oil painting from Musashino Art University Graduate School in 2012. She believes that a realm of unlimited equality spreads out behind all living beings composing the world. Through her technique of applying thin layer after layer of oil paints as if smearing them on the canvas, she produces smudged images of life that seem to float up vaguely and keep slowly changing.

Her main exhibitions include Crazy for Painting – vol. 6: Akiko KINUGAWA, (2012, gallery αM, Tokyo), VOCA: Vision of Contemporary Art, 2015 (2015, Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo), Unusualness Makes Sense – Alternative Art Practices by Thai and Japanese Artists (2016, Chiang Mai University Art Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand), project N 83: Akiko Kinugawa (2021, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, 4F corridor, Tokyo) and Latencies (2022, ANOMALY).



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