Akiko Kayano

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Frammento di memoria 記憶の断片, 2009 Japanese Painting 100x100cm © akikokay
Pioggia dei Raggi, 2014 Japanese Pigments 80x80
Quick Facts
Tokyo, Japan
Lives in
Prato, Italy
Works in
Prato, Italy

Akiko Kayano

Akiko Kayano born in Tokyo, Japan

In 1993 she graduated in Painting Nihonga (traditional Japanese art) at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.

In 1994 she won first prize in art competition organized by the City Urayasu (Chiba).

She moved to Florence in 1995, making artistic exhibition of many country (Japan, America, Italy, China and Korea)

She attended the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, initially studyng more abstract painting, she graduated a doctorate in Painting.

Since 2007, lives and works of artistic activity in Prato, Italy.


Brief notes of main exhibitions

Collective exhibition with the works of graduate students at the University ‘’Sotugyo Seisaku-ten’’ Metropolitan Museum of Art in Tokyo (1993);

Collective exhibition “Near and Far” at the Art Gallery Carriage House in New York (1996);

Collective exhibition ‘NIPPON Japanese artists in Florence’ at the palace of the Guelfa, organized by the Municipality of Florence and Institute of Japanese Culture in Florence (2001);

Individual exhibition “Akiko Kayano” at the gallery “EstrartE” in Prato (2002);

Collective exhibition “EstrartE” at the Museum ’”Former Meucci’”ponsored by City of Vernio (2002);

Individual exhibition “Dove nasce il cuore” at the restaurant  at “ Cavaliere’”in Mercatale (2004);

Collective Exhibition “XXXIV outdoor Piazza Donatello’”in Florence (2004);

Contemporary Art Market “Padova Fiere” in Padova (2005);

Collective exhibition “tr3ssenziale” at Concept Space BK1 in Montecatini Terme (2006);

Individual exhibition “akiko Kayano” in the restaurant “Belcore’’ in Florence (2007-2009);

Collective exhibition of “Arte Fiera Off’” at the gallery Hyperstudio in Bologna (2008);

Donation for the auction “100 works for Abruzzo” in Prato (2009) ;

Collective exhibition ’EstrartE’ at Eco Museum in Pavana (2009);

“Grand Exhibition of Selected Paintings of Chinese, Italian and International Artists in Shanghai” at the Tang Qiao Bei International Financial and Art Form in EXPO Shanghai, China (2010);

Festival International Art of Wison Art Center in Shanghai (2010);

Collective exhibition “Shanghai Art Meeting 2010/2011 International Art Exchange Exhibition” at Shanghai Pudong Library in Shanghai (2011);

Individual exhibition “Kaleidoscope” at the Il Moderno, sponsored by city of Agliana (2011);
Individual exhibition “Kaleidoscope II” at the restaurant Antica Torre in Carmignano (2011-12);

“Exhibition of Japanese Artist and Artisan’”organization by Lyceum International Club of Florence, in Florence (2012);
1st International Artist Workshop, Dedication to “Aizpute and it’s People” in  Latvia (2013);
“Amici Exhibition in Changwon”  3·15 Art Center in Masan, Corea del Sud (2013);

“F&F” Exhibition at Gallery Feel in Changwon, Corea del Sud (2014);

‘‘Tèchne'' Exhibition at Galley 33 in Arezzo(2014).

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