Manika Nagare was born in Osaka, Japan in 1975 and raised in Kagawa, Japan. Through her multicolored and multi-layered oil painting, she seeks to explore and visualize a realm of sensations evoked from ephemeral moments and events in both the human and natural world. Her practice also includes numerous public art projects, for which she closely work with curators, designers, architects and community boards. In fashion, she contibutes her painring to texitle as well as designs costumes for dance performance.
Her work is represented by numerous international public and private collections and will be featured in an exhibition “Visible/Invisible Sceneries” at the Takamatsu Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan, which runs simultaneously with this New York solo show in October and November 2016.