Born in Osaka, Japan, Ai trained in oil painting at the Kyoto College of Art and Design. In 2013 you may have seen Ai’s work at “Select Fair Miami” at the Rush Arts Gallery in Florida, SPARKBOOM’s “Post No Bills” show in Huntington, NY, the ISE cultural foundation and Cutlog art fair in NY and at Tristle Projects and Corridor Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. We first spotted her working away at the Gowanus Open Studio in Brooklyn. 

With strong black and white references, Ai contends with an audience who begs her to use color in her ethereal ink renderings..