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biscuit gallery is a commercial gallery to handle led
by a young writer of domestic and foreign contemporary art.


Maiko Kasai


Maiko Kasai

1983 Born in Aichi, Japan
2007 BA Fine Art Oil Painting, Kanazawa College of Art
2009 MA Fine Art Painting, Kanazawa College of Art Graduate School


When we learn of the dizzying events happening outside our homes, we feel a sense of déjà vu, like looking at a long picture scroll, and at the same time, we become aware that we are always being watched from above.
It’s like when you look into the baby monitor you installed at home for your child, it feels like a gaze of compassion directed at the entire space, or it feels like you’re being watched over by the moonlight shining into the room from the window. Brings a sense of comfort.
In this work, the entire painting is illuminated by bluish moonlight as a way of imagining the story from a bird’s-eye perspective, and within that light, the inseparable relationship between the girl and the animals is depicted from a close-up perspective.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
2022 Moonlight / YUKA TSURUNO GALLERY, Tokyo
2017 Little Owl’s Eyes / YUKA TSURUNO GALLERY, Tokyo
2015 Narrative detours / YUKA TSURUNO GALLERY, Tokyo
2013 Neighbor’s Garden / YUKA TSURUNO GALLERY, Tokyo
2011 Place no one knows / YUKA CONTEMPORARY, Tokyo
2010 Fundamental Training / YUKA CONTEMPORARY, Tokyo
2008 GALLERY b.TOKYO, Tokyo
2008 Budouya, Ishikawa
2005 Child’s Room / Suisei Club, Ishikawa

​Group Exhibitions
2023 BAN ROM SAI, Spring / susuham, Gifu
2023 grid2 -biscuit gallery 2nd anniversary exhibition / biscuit gallery, Tokyo
2022 BAN ROM SAI, Spring / susuham, Gifu
2021 CADAN × ISETAN ART GALLERY, Figuration / ISETAN ART GALLERY, Shinjuku, Tokyo
2021 BAN ROM SAI, Spring / susuham, Gifu
2021 The Rite of Spring / YUKA TSURUNO GALLERY, Tokyo
2020 The Rite of Spring / YUKA TSURUNO GALLERY, Tokyo
2018 BAN ROM SAI Art Retreatt “ART TREE 2018 / Rikyu gallery, Bangkok
2017 Somewhere I Have Never Travelled ~ seeking the future together / URANO, Tokyo
2016 FINE ART / UNIVERSITY SELECTION 2016-2017 / Tsukuba Museum of Art, Ibaraki
2016 Summer Showcase 2016 Nagoya / Galerie En, Nagoya
2016 VOCA2016 THE VISION OF CONTEMPORARY ART 2016 / The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo
2015 ART PROJECT 2015 MATCH / Okazaki Shinkin Bank, Aichi
2015 Oil on small canvas / YUKA TSURUNO GALLERY, Tokyo
2014 pinpoint / Motoazabu Gallery, Tokyo
2013 Why not live for Art? II – 9 collectors reveal their treasures / Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
2013 Summer Group Show 2013 / YUKA TSURUNO GALLERY, Tokyo
2013 carré 2013 / Gallery TEN, Ishikawa
2012 Shell Art Award Artists Selection 2012 / The National Art Center, Tokyo
2012 Various Drawings / YUKA TSURUNO, Tokyo
2011 Feel the rhythm, Color me bright, Everyday is a carnival / YUKA CONTEMPORARY, Tokyo
2011 30th Outstanding Rising Artists Exhibition Presented by Sompo Japan Fine Art Foundation / Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art, Tokyo
2010 The 7th Nishiwaki-City Thumbhole Grand Prize Exhibition / Okanoyama Museum of Art Nishiwaki, Hyogo
2010 ARTS CHALLENGE 2010 / Aichi Art Center, Aichi
2009 New Artists 2009 / Gallery Jin Projects, Tokyo
2009 Graduation Works 2009 Kanazawa College of Art / 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa
2008 Shell Art Award 2008 / Daikanyama Hillside Forum, Tokyo, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto
2008 Time of Books, Time of Painting / Kanazawa Izumino Library, Ishikawa
2007 8 Corners – a joint exhibition by master and doctoral course – / Green Arts Gallery, Ishikawa
2007 Graduation Works 2007 Kanazawa College of Art / 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa
2006 Strange World / Gallery Bouchukanari, Ishikawa
2005 Portfolio Exhibition 2005 / Suisei Club, Ishikawa

available works