Misaki Kawai

1978 · Japan

Artist biography

Misaki Kawai is a mid-career established artist, who was born and brought up in Japan, like other celebrated artists such as Motohiko Odani, Mayuka Yamamoto, Sueharu Fukami, Susumu Kamijo, and Gaku Tsutaja. Misaki Kawai was born in 1978.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Misaki Kawai is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries like Denmark, Sweden, and the United States. Some of those galleries are V1 in Copenhagen, Loyal in Stockholm, and The Hole in New York. Misaki Kawai 's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition HORSES at V1 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The exhibition was open from 19 May 2017 until 05 August 2017. Misaki Kawai 's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Downtown Painting (04 June 2019 - 19 July 2019) at Peter Freeman, Inc. in New York and MISAKI KAWAI : PINECONE TIMES (11 October 2018 - 11 November 2018) at The Hole in New York.

Misaki Kawai in private collections

On Artland Misaki Kawai 's works can be found in the following collections: Jimenez -Colon Collection, who for instance also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Petra Cortright, Michael Staniak and Jason Martin; and UBS, who likewise has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Michael Kvium, Peter Linde Busk and Cole Weston.

Further Biographical Context for Misaki Kawai

Born in 1978, Misaki Kawai 's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Misaki Kawai

  • Artworks in Collections 4
  • Exhibitions 3

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