Zen Foto Gallery is pleased to present “Birth”, a solo exhibition of Kanaria’s work from Friday 19th July to Saturday 10th August. This is the 14th solo exhibition of Kanaria at Zen Foto Gallery since 2011, and will feature new oil paintings by the aritst who has just reached a new milestone in her life this spring.

The exhibition will also see the first public release of the artist book “L’Histoire de l’Amour des Lapins”, published by Rezvan Projects in France, which includes four etching prints, a text describing the story behind the prints, and a handwritten envelope by the artist, was produced in Iran, France and Japan over a period of two years through trial and error in everything from paper selection to the printing technique.

Living in the passing moment.
All life is reborn, moment by moment.

— Kanaria

Kanaria’s narrative style subtly reflects the fleeting beauty inherent in Japanese aesthetics while embracing universal themes of love. “The Love Story of Rabbits” invites you to experience a fusion of artistic expressions, where Rezvan Projects and Kanaria come together to create a captivating story that transcends cultural boundaries.

— Rezvan Projects

Artist Profile


Born in Osaka, in 1987, Kanaria graduated from Tama Art University Tokyo in 2011, specializing in oil painting. She moved to Paris in 2014 and obtained her postgraduate diploma at the Beaux-Arts de Paris in 2017. After participating in the artist residency programme at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris and Cabane Georgina, Marseille, she moved back to Japan in 2020. Kanaria has been actively participating in exhibitions in Japan and abroad. Since her first solo exhibition at Zen Foto Gallery in August 2011, Kanaria has held solo exhibitions at the gallery every summer. This year marks the 14th year of our collaboration.