Ayane Kurai was born in 1969 in Hyogo, Japan. In 1988 she entered the department of paintings, College of Art and Design, Musashino Art University in Tokyo. She has been living and working in New York City since 1990. She received The Joan MItchel Foundation Grand Award in 1999 and had many solo and group shows in Japan, the U.S.A. and Brazil.

I am a human first
I happen to be a painter and japanese born
To display life,
and to develop a Big heart
are the most important techniques and goals for me.
I believe
that my paintings follow me and grow
with me
…just because
painting is the voice of my soul.

2018 Musashino Consortium 2018, Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York, NY
2017 Pink Ribbon Project, Tree Haus Mima, New York, NY
2017 SJAC NY, Gallery Max New York, New York, NY
2016 Musabi Ten, Gallery Max New York, New York, NY
2015 Musabi Ten, Gallery MC, New York, NY
2014 Purple Yam Restaurant – Stirring The Madd Brick, Brooklyn, NY
2012 La Mama International, New York
2012 GO Brooklyn, A Community curated open studio project, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Musabi Ten, Musashino Art University Alumni Association, RESOBOX, LIC, NY
2006 – 2017 Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
2010 CRS Gallery, New York
2006 Gallery IDF, Nagoya
2005 Tsubaki Modern Gallery, Shinjuku, Tokyo
2003 Museo de Arte Moderna, “Ayane Kurai and Garance Show”, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
2002 Gallery IDF, Nagoya
2002 Tsubaki Modern Gallery, Shinjuku, Tokyo
1996 Tsubaki Modern Gallery, Shinjuku, Tokyo
1995 SKYDOOR Gallery, Aoyama, Tokyo
1993 Laporte Hall, “Ayane Kurai: Contemporary Paintings at Laporte 7th Anniversary Music and Art Festival””, Ashiya City, Hyogo
1993 Tsubaki Modern Gallery, Shinjuku, Tokyo
1991 Soho Art House, “Rod Norman and Ayane Kurai” Joint Show, New York City
plus other group shows