Brief Biography
Born in Kyoto, Japan. Akane Kirimura was graduated from University of Fine Art of Musashino with a print specialization in 1976. In 1992, she left Japan for Paris to develop her work during one year at the "Cite Internationale des Art." She stayed in New York with the fellowship of Japanese Government in 2006. Today she lives and works in Paris.
Main Awards
Prix d'honneur at the Fifth Triennale Mondiale de Chamaliere 2000" France
Special award at the 11th International Contest of Print "Ferrol-95", Spain
Second Award at the International Contest of Ex-libris-Czechoslovakia, 1993
International Main Grouped Exhibitions
1990   International Contest of Mini prints (Korea, same '82, '84, '86)
1993   Holland Art Fair (Gallery Lidy Wind, Holland)
1994   Exhibition of Association Florence (Paris)
  Fourth International Art Triennale Majdanek '94 (Poland)
1995   Salon de Mai (guest, Grand Palais, Paris, same 1996)
  11th International Contest of Print "Ferrol-95"(Spain)
1996   Exhibition "Le Trait" (Paris, same '94, '99)
  IBIZA GRAFIC '96 (Spain, same '82, '94)
  First Malaysia Annual Exhibition of International Contemporary Prints
  (Malaysia, same '97)
1997   International Print Triennal '97-Cracow (Poland)
  Salon d'Automne (guest, Paris, until 2007)
1999   9th Biennale of Sarcelles (France, same '97, '03, '05)
  International Contemporary Art Fair of Prints "SAGA '99" (Paris)
2000   5th Triennale of Chamalieres (France, same '97, '03, '06)
2001   International Contemporary Art Fair of Prints-2nd "Estampages"
  (Paris, same 2000)
2003   International Contemporary Art Fair "Art Chicago" (USA)
2004   Exhibition of Japanese Prints "HAN17" (Paris)
2005   "Book & Maps" (Institut Francais, London)
2006   Exhibition of Artist's book "Transmutation" with Abdelkebir KHATIBI
  (Gallery TADGHART, Morocco)
2007   International Prints Art Fair (Gallery Michele BROUTTA,
  Grand Palais, Paris)
Public Collections
National Museum of Cracow (Poland)
Bibliotheque Nationale de France
New York Public Library (U.S.A.)
Ayuntamiento de Ferrol (Spain)
Central Art Gallery (Malaysia)
AMAC (France)
Centre Culturel "Jean Legendre (France)
Forty-five solo exhibitions (France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain, Swiss, Japan)
as of the end of 2007
inserted by FC2 system