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Ai Ohkawara Biography

Ai Ohkawara was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1979. She studied at Musashino Art University  in Tokyo. She received her Bachelors degree in Japanese Art in 2002 and her Masters degree in Japanese Art in 2004. 

She is married with two children and currently lives in Tokyo, Japan. 

Since her first solo exhibition in Ginza in 2003, she has been featured in numerous art magazines, TV shows, movies, and various other formats. Since 2003, she has been part of numerous solo and group exhibitions across Japan. 

Beginning in 2007, she expanded her artistic reach to multiple international avenues, including Taiwan, China, United States, Singapore, Malaysia, Middle East and Europe. 


She has international following, having sold her work across Europe, Asia, and North America. 

She has received numerous awards in recognition of her unique contributions to Japanese art. 

She currently teaches art and her art is regularly part of various exhibitions throughout Japan.

 In 2020, multi award winning novelist “Natsuo Kirino” used Ai Ohkawara work on her novel “日没 (Sunset)”.

 In 2018, Akutagawa award winning novelist “Maki Kashimada” used Ai Ohkawara work on her novel “少年聖女”.

 In 2020, Akutagawa award winning novelist “Noboru Tsujihara” used Ai Ohkawara work on his novel “卍どもえ (Manji domoe)”.

Ai Ohkawara was interviewed by Musashino Art University.