Kaori Izumiya

About the Artist

Kaori Izumiya was born and raised in Japan and has been living abroad for the past few years and is currently residing in Quebec, Canada. She studied oil painting at the Tokyo University of the Arts, and after graduating had some successful group and solo exhibitions in Tokyo and New Zealand, as well as a professional career in Animation and illustration.

Kaori’s engagement with feminism and diversity is visible on a series of illustrations done in collaboration with a woman gynecologist in Japan, tackling various women issues.

Medium: Painting

Artist Statement

Her style has been constantly evolving, following the changes in her life. Currently she focuses on painting self portraits, people and random objects in oil on canvas.

These paintings leave the single subject laying bare on the canvas in a minimalist fashion, forcing us to look at them and letting them tell us of their existence, no matter how ordinary they are.

Artworks

15.7" H x 11.8" W

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18.1" H x 18.1" W

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16.1" H x 16.1" W

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16.1" H x 16.1" W

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12" H x 12" W

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12" H x 12" W

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12" H x 12" W

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