August 12 – September 29, 2016
Kaoru Hironaka’s works bridge between performance, installation, painting and sculpture. Hironaka studied contemporary painting at the Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan. With diverse influences from graffiti, street culture, and outsider art, she has produced commercial and non-commercial work in various media (print, web, theatre, video, etc.). Since 2014, she has launched an urban redevelopment research program at Kobe Design University (Kobe, Japan). Her focus is to open up improvisational dialogues in public spaces, forming creative forums and catalysts that will instigate new interest in rural areas. Hironaka has exhibited at Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art, Gallery Lara Tokyo, MAKIIMASARU Fine Art (Tokyo), BankART (Yokohama), Jing Art Gallery (Shanghai), KIITO Kobe, The National Art Center, Tokyo, and CASO (Osaka).