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Poisonous flower eyes, 2017

Acrylic, glitter, and acrylic jewels on canvas, 25 × 21 in






“The surging energy of a big city.

Young people fly into a passion !!

Children, cry out !!

Old man, good luck !!

I am me.

No more, no less.

We are different human beings with our own individuality.

You too.

Even my works of art are the same.

It is my way to express my passion.”               -Kumi Hirose


Kumi Hirose, born in 1986 in Tokushima, Japan, attained her Bachelor's degree in 2008, alongside the prestigious valedictorian prize, followed by her Master's degree in painting and printmaking from Joshibi University of Art and Design in 2010. In 2022, she further honed her artistic skills at The Art Students League of New York. Her art has graced national and international galleries, including notable showcases at Greenpoint Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, the International Center of CCCS in New York, NY, and the Colorida Art Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal, among others. In 2021, Hirose was awarded the prestigious Achievement Award by Paulina Pobocha, curator of MoMA,  "America The Beautiful: The Real & The Imagined" at WAH Center in Brooklyn, NY. Presently, she resides and diligently creates her art in the vibrant enclave of Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY.

Poisonous flower eyes - Kumi Hirose