1989  Born in Nagoya, JP

           Live and work in London, UK



2018 M.F.A. School of Art Institute of Chicago
2015 B.F.A. Tokyo University of the Arts 


Solo exhibitions

2022 (UPCOMING) / Goldfinch gallery Chicago, Chicago, US

2020 (Indefinitely postponed) / Churchill college Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

2019 A Park At Lunar Surface /Goldfinch gallery Chicago, Chicago, US

         Paintings and Ceramics/ Kate's Little Angel, Los Angels, US
2017 Yve's Concave Mirror/Baby Blue Gallery, Chicago, US

2015 Birthday/gallery TANNE, Tokyo, JP



Group Exhibitions

2021 (UPCOMING) / Florence Trust, London,UK

         (UPCOMING) / Goldfinch Gallery, Chicago, US

         Glimpse/ lvl3 gallery, Chicago, US

         CAVE CANEM/ Eve Leibe Gallery, London, UK

2020 New-laid eggs vol.3/ GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku, Tokyo, JP 

         Birds shun such trees/ Et al. , San Fransisco, US

         A Peripheral Reverie/ Penske project, Montecito, US

         A mirror, a dish, a window/ Goldfinch gallery, Chicago, US

         Anecdote/ Stems gallery, Bruxelles, Belgium

2019 Jip/ Guimmies gallery, Brooklyn, US

         Place out of Time/ Setouchi Triennial 2019, Kagawa, JP     

         BOXES / mhstudio, New York, US

         themselves/themselves, the body, the dreaming, the disarmed body curated by Shihuihui Zhou/ The Living Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

         LIVE IN YOUR WORLD/ PLAY IN OURS curated by Kyoko Hamaguchi/ Realty Collective Gallery, New York, US

         Untitled curated by Lolita Cros / Salon at The Wing Chicago, Chicago, US

         Pick Me Up curated by S.Y. Lim /062 gallery, Chicago, US

2018 Pen Incest curated by Dana Nichmad and Samir Alain Nahas/ 062 gallery, Chicago, US
         Flatfiles / Goldfinch gallery Chicago, Chicago, US

         MARCHING THROUGH THE FIELDS curated by Warbling collective/ London, UK

         The Dust Of The world, Washed by Droplets Of Dew/ Kagawa, JP 

         GIFC show/ Western Exhibition, Chicago, US 

         61st Chautauqua Annual Exhibition/ VACI Gallery, Chautauqua, NY, US


         SPRING IN MOTION curated by Susan Chen/ MOOCH gallery, Chicago, US

         MFA Show/ Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, US 

         What was painting? / Club Nutz, Chicago, IL

2017 House is Where the Art is curated by Carol Nasaw/ Jeffrey Breslow Sculpture, Chicago, US 

         Kit pour lutter pour la joie / GNF gallery, Brussels, Belgium

         Welcome Show / Maclean, Chicago, US

         Netflix and Chill/D&S gallery, Chicago, US

         Open Studio Night /Maclean, Chicago, US

2015 Graduation exhibition/Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, JP
2014 Ueno Geiyu Award /yuga gallery, Tokyo, JP 

         Tropical forest /yuga gallery, Tokyo, JP 

         PingPong! /3331Arts Chiyoda main gallery, Tokyo, JP

2013 All Too Human /A Students’ hall Tokyo University of Art, Tokyo JP   

2012 KUME Award/ yuga gallery, Tokyo, JP 

         Flower and Horse, Rose and Pony./ ART IN GALLERY, HARAJUKU, Tokyo, JP 

2011 TORIDE Art Path/ Tokyo University Of The Arts, Tokyo, JP 


2019 Kate's Little Angel solo residency


Art Fair

2019 ASYAAF/ Dongdeamun Design Plaza, South Korea



2018 Strohl Award selected by Sharon Louden

2017 Frase got talent

2015 TEIKYO University's purchasing Award

2014 UENO GEIYU Award

2012 KUME Award



2019   the New York Times Magazine - T’S 2021 ART ISSUE - 12 Galleries That Aren’t in New York or Even Los Angeles

           Elephant Magazine - Artists To Watch" These Are the Artists You Need On Your Radar Right Now" -  September 2020

           Chicago Magazine April Issue - THE INSIDERS' GUIDE TO THE GALLERY SCENE YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT               ArtMaze Magazine Winter Issue11 

           Art Review on NewCity written by Andrew Falkowski

          "On the Ethereal Effervescence of Egg Tempera: A Review of Minami Kobayashi at Goldfinch Projects "

2018  Invest in Art 2018 curated by Rebecca Willson in Saatchi Arts    

2017  Frase got talent post internet prize

          BAD AT SPORTS online 



2017 School of Art Institute of Chicago



2017 SAIC International Student Scholarship

2016 NOMURA foundation