Anz is a drypoint and mixed media artist who was born in Tokyo. She learned her drypointing in London. She is a chairperson of Specified Nonprofit Corporation 3.11 Children’s Library.
Besides holding exhibitions at department stores and art galleries throughout Japan, she has been producing the art programs for children at the Shinjuku Creators Festival, an urban art event. After the Great East Japan Earthquake, she started up a Specified Nonprofit Corporation 3.11 Children’s Library and became a coordinator for directing the activities such as giving picture books and painting materials to children in the stricken area.
Her signature style is distinctive lines and vivid colors. She draws lines with drypoint techniques and her original technique which uses ink running and patchy. And she paints colors on each works, with using various drawing materials as watercolors and crayons. She often draws natural motifs such as trees, flowers, and animals, and also draws people such as families, lovers, and children.
|2017.03.21 - 03.30||
"The March 11th #6
〜Fukushima's future pictures drawn by children〜
*Dates March 21st (Tue) - 30th (Thu)
*Address Space Zero
2-12-10 Yoyogi Shibuya-ku, Tokyo #151-0053 (5 min walk from Shinjuku station South exit)
*Time 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (close at 5 pm on 3/30)
Book cover "Iryo Genba no Outai Yogo": 『医療現場の応対用語』サイオ出版
|2016.11.30 - 12.24||
Fun Fun Christmas 2016 - Xmas gift exhibition with 24 artists
11.30 - 12.24
Tokyo International Forum
Forum Art Shop
3 Chome-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō
|2016.11.29 - 12.04||
Picture Book Art 2016
11.29 - 12.4
Fujiya Gallery - Address: Tokyo, Chuo, Ginza 2-6-5-2F
|2016.11.29 - 12.05||
Will join exhibit of Jiyunomori High School gratuates 10:00 〜 19:00
151-0053 TOkyo Shibuya Yoyogi 2-12-10
|2016.11.13||Anz Kanie and Professor Shoichiro Kawai to have a special talk event from 2pm.
Mr. Kawai is professor at Tokyo University and leading researcher of Shakespeare.
Theme: "Twinkle of A Midsummer Night's Dream".
Reservation starts at 9am on October 10th (limited seats available). Please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
|2016.10.21 - 11.23||A Midsummer Night's Dream, Anz Kanie: Original Picture Exhibition at Brian Wildsmith Museum of Art in Ito-city, Shizuoka Japan
Opens on Fri, Sat, Sun, national holiday from 10am to 5pm. Admission: adult 1000 yen, high-middle school 800 yen, children free
Book cover "Musicanova" - 『ムジカノーヴァ』音楽之友社 10月号
|2016.09.25||On the outdoor terrace with a Godzilla head that is a popular tourist spot, it will hold a drawing and calligraphy of collaboration events.
place：Hotel Gracery Shinjuku 8F Terrace, time：10:00-12:00, Drawing theme："Mt.Fuji and Godzilla"
|2016.05.20||Anz & the musician Koji Ishikawa have started to run the serial essays in "Kamome no Hondana online".|
|2015.11.21||Her work had been adopted as a logo mark of the 50th anniversary that discovered the iriomote wild cats.|
|2015.04.01||She drew the Godzilla to a transformer box of Seibu Shinjuku Station Road.|
|2015.01.27||We made a special art car in collaboration with BMW i3.|
|2015.01.09||The interview to Anz was published serially in Kamome no Hondana online.|
|2014.11.07||"Anz's Alice Book" was introduced on BS Fuji Harajuku Book Cafe.|
|2014.06.07||She created a picture to be used at the beginning animation of "Call of Life" the movie.|
|2016.10||『夏の夜の夢』 ラボ教育センター (Midnight Summer Dream)|
|2014.10||『あんずのアリスBOX』カマル舎 (Anz's Alice Box)|
|2014.08||『あんずのアリスBOOK』桑原 茂夫（著）蟹江 杏（絵）講談社|
|2008.11||『夜ごと消えるお姫さま』喜多 伽也子（著）蟹江 杏（絵）アスラン書房|