September 4th, 2019 to October 1st, 2019 at the Witherspoon St. Cafe
Minako is an award-winning painter based in Princeton, NJ. Born in Osaka, Japan, she studied traditional Japanese painting at Tama Art University in Tokyo. Upon graduation, she attended Cambridge University in England where she focused on western painting conservation.
Since she left her native country some 30 years ago, she has submerged herself in western cultures in the US and Europe. Her paintings reflect her persona as a cultural hybrid between Japan and the West. She combines western painting techniques that she learned through her 20+ years as a professional painting conservator and traditional Japanese aesthetics that she grew up with.
She has had exhibitions in Japan, Russia, the US and France.