Misaki Kawai (b. 1978, Japan) lives and works between America, Europe and Japan. Well-known for her exuberant paintings and fluffy sculptures, she masters an intuitive contemporary kawaii. During the past two decades, Kawai has continued to engage, develop and expand the figurative language of painting, sculpture and installation. Vibrant and bold, often on the verge of compositional collapse, punk and cute, works with gut, history, humour, empathy and edge.