Manika Nagare Japanese, b. 1975

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. Nagare contributes her paintings to textile design as well as costumes for a dance performance.