Zen Foto Gallery is pleased to present “Kiss,” a solo exhibition of Kanaria’s work from August 20 to September 11, 2021. This exhibition marks the eleventh year of Kanaria’s solo exhibition at Zen Foto Gallery every summer since 2011. Kanaria just came back to Tokyo from Paris last year, after living in Paris for about 7 years. This will be the first exhibition of her works created from a new perspective.

“When I am on a train, there are times when I feel like kissing the stranger who is sitting next to me. I want to kiss everyone in turn.

I drew a variety of kisses.”

July 2021

This exhibition will feature 12 new oil paintings and ceramic works.

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.