Naoshi was born in Iwate, Japan, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. She works with the medium of sand art known as Sunae in Japanese. Using brightly colored, shiny grains of sand, she visualizes a fantastical world of her own, imbued with a sense of nostalgia. Sunae is comprised of brightly colored fine grain sand on adhesive paper, which can grow into installations. Naoshi began her career as a Sunae artist in 2004 in Japan, and since 2007 she has exhibited her work internationally in the U.S.A, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, China, Korea, and Taiwan. She depict cartoon-like characters in her imaginary candy colored pop and fantasy world inspired by manga (comic books) Some of her characters are quite whimsical. She imagine herself visiting their worlds and observing their daily lives. “ I hope that my work inspires people to embrace their daily lives and face difficulties with a sense of humor and optimism.”she said.

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