Minami Kobayashi (b.1989 Japan) is a Japanese artist. She makes figurative egg tempera paintings which combine intimacy and mystery through their depictions of ordinary people, animals, and places that seem vaguely surreal and ever so slightly off- kilter.
She has had solo exhibitions at Goldfinch (Chicago) and Baby Blue Gallery (Chicago) and has exhibited in group shows at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Setouchi International Triennale 2019 (Japan), Western Exhibitions (Chicago), Dongdaemun Design Plaza (South Korea) Stems gallery(Belgium), GALLERY MoMo(Japan), and numerous other venues. She participated in a solo residency at Kate's little angel (Los Angeles) Kobayashi's work has been featured in publications such as New City (review, February 2019), Frase Got Talent (Italy). She holds an MFA in Painting and Drawing from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago (2018) and a BFA in Painting from Tokyo University of the Arts (2016).