MARUYAMA JUNNA Japan, b. 1999

Junna Maruyama was born in Saitama, Japan in 1999. She graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design Junior College in 2019. Junna is currently rising in the contemporary Asian art scene as a promising surrealist young artist thanks to her artworks characterized by magical symbology and kaleidoscopic palettes. 


Sparkling and sweet, Junna's language is extremely romantic and is at once enchanting and disarming. In a vortex of delicate colors and wrapped in an explosion of flowers, Junna's characters seem to be emerging to tell a magical story that explores and celebrates at the same time the introspective freedom of the imagination and that of the individual. Magistrally shaped with almost impressionistic material brushstrokes together with  refined illustrative techniques, Junna's fantastic scenarios incorporate various 3d materials such as glittery buttons and stickers imbuing her unique creations with key elements from the pop culture, to confer a playful mood to her Art. 


Tokyo-based Junna has now exhibited internationally since 2018 and has won the first prize at the Women's Power Exhibition 2018 Art Competition and the Laboratory Encouragement Award at the Joshibi University of Art and Design Exhibition in 2019. In 2021 a  solo presentation of her work appeared at the Powerlong Museum.