Ai Shinohara/篠原愛

An adolescent girl changes to a goldfish ?

Ai Shinohara (Japanese painter)

Ai Shinohara(篠原愛) is a Japanese painter, known for her distinctive, erotically, grotesque charged portrayals of young, adolescent girl.Many of the girls she paints change into fish and it is a very surrealistic work.

Shinohara says that the mermaid represents "evolution process of the girl".


She was born in Kagosima,Japan on the age of 8,she moves from Amami Oshima that is rich natural island in the East China Sea to Kyushu, Japan mainland.She grew up surrounded by a rich natural environment and Japanese subculture such as manga and animation.


She has a B.A from the Department of Painting, Oil Painting Course of Tama Art University, Tokyo.In 2006, she joined "GEISAI # 10" produced by  Takashi Murakami when he was still a university student. There she got a high rating.In 2007, she debuts her first solo exhibition at Gallery Q in Tokyo. 


In 2016, her work was used for poster of Sion Sono's movie "Anti Porn".

Currently she is based in Tokyo.


Sanctuary:Ai Shinohara
Sanctuary:Ai Shinohara

"Sanctuary" is a Ai Shinohara's art works collection.Oil paintings, drawings, illustrations and other works that she produced from 2007 to 2017.