Minami Kobayashi (b.1989 Japan) is a Japanese artist who is currently based in London. She makes figurative egg tempera and oil 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 had a duo show with Patrick Proctor at Frestonian Gallery (London), and had exhibited in group shows at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Setouchi International Triennale 2019 (Japan), Stems Gallery(Belgium), Dinner Party Gallery(London), Western Exhibitions (Chicago), Dongdaemun Design Plaza (South Korea), and numerous other venues. Her work had been presented by Et al. gallery at NADA ART Fair in New York, and Goldfinch gallery at Untitled Art Fair in Miami. She participated in a solo residency at Kate's little angel (Los Angeles) Kobayashi's work has been featured in publications such as Elephant magazine(Artists To Watch, September, 2020), New City (review, February 2019).
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).