Megumi Shauna Arai

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︎ At The Noyes House
︎ Gallery At Stone Barns
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Megumi Shauna Arai (b. 1989) is a Japanese-Jewish textile artist based in New York. She brings the Japanese tradition of  Boro (meaning “rags” or “tatters”) into the 21st century, incorporating her own naturally made dyes, along with vintage textiles and tilling.

Her work is comparable to the celebrated quilts of the American South—which are also often made with salvaged textiles—but have a very different compositional sensibility, featuring collage-like overlays.

Arai’s work exhibited as part of Object & Thing’s At The Noyes House, in collaboration with Mendes Wood DM and Blum and Poe in 2020, as well as The Gallery at Stone Barns In Collaboration with Object & Thing (March 31st - May 9th 2021) and has been featured in Architectural Digest and Wall Street Journal Magazine.

Arai is currently represented by Tiwa Select.