Megumi Shauna Arai

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︎ At The Noyes House
︎ Gallery At Stone Barns
︎ Tiwa Select


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 has exhibited as part of Object & Thing’s At The Noyes House, in collaboration with Mendes Wood DM and Blum and Poe, The Gallery at Stone Barns curated by Object & Thing in collaboration with Stone Barns Center and Sized: An Exhibition for the Home and Life.  Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, T Magazine and WSJ Magazine.

Arai is currently represented by Tiwa Select. For commissions and inquiries please contact : studio[at]tiwa-select[dot]com

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 has exhibited as part of Object & Thing’s At The Noyes House, in collaboration with Mendes Wood DM and Blum and Poe, The Gallery at Stone Barns curated by Object & Thing in collaboration with Stone Barns Center and Sized: An Exhibition for the Home and Life.  Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, T Magazine and WSJ Magazine.

Arai is currently represented by Tiwa Select. For commissions and inquiries please contact : studio[at]tiwa-select[dot]com