The playful Japanese artist Misaki Kawai makes unique work that sparks joy. Her father was an architect and amateur painter and her mother made clothing and puppets. Combining that childhood influence with her own youthful style, Kawai creates her installations out of wood, fabric, papier-mâché, felt and stickers. Her work has been extensively exhibited around the world with a particular focus on the United States. She lives and works between the States, Europe and Japan.