Born in 1995 in Kanagawa, Japan
Lives and works in Kanagawa, Japan

Emi KURAYA

Member since 2018 of Kaikai Kiki, the art production and artists’ management group founded by Takashi Murakami in Japan, Emi Kuraya, born in 1995, is one of the most interesting and refreshing new voices in the contemporary Japanese art panorama. A graduate of Tokyo’s Tama Art University, in spite of her young age Kuraya has already had a few high-profile solo shows, in Japan, and has been exhibited at the Hong Kong edition of Art Basel and also at Frieze New York, receiving wide acclaim for the freshness, and the deep layers of meaning that make her work so captivating.

education

2019 
- BFA in Oil Painting, Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan

solo shows

2021
- Window and Scales, Perrotin Seoul, South Korea

2019
- In Search of a Lull, Kaikai Kiki Gallery Tokyo, Japan

2018
- Inside Outside, Hidari Zingaro, Tokyo, Japan

group shows

2021
- Healing, Perrotin, Shanghai, China

2020
- Healing, Perrotin Matignon, Paris, France
- Healing, Perrotin Seoul, South Korea

2019
- 2019 Kaikai Kiki Summer Show, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2018
- StageIV, Shinjuku Ophthalmologist Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2017
- Comic Art Exhibition, Ginza Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan