A former teen pop star with a burgeoning artistic career, KAORUKO explores the complex identity of Japanese women, caught, as she sees it, between tradition and modernity. She combines references to pop culture and ukiyo-e (traditional Japanese woodblock prints) in her large-scale paintings, in which she depicts languid, lingerie-clad young women in intimate domestic spaces, against silkscreened backgrounds of traditional kimono patterns.
KAORUKO currently lives in New York. Solo and joined exhibitions have been held throughout the United States. After the installation of Keiko Doll at Harajuku La Foret Entrance, KAORUKO participated at the Asia Contemporary Art Fair in 2007. She had a solo exhibition ‘TOKYOKO’ at Ethan Cohen Fine Arts Gallery in New York. She participated group exhibition at Atrthaus Miami and Chelsea Museum New York. KAORUKO received Hakushi Association Award in Japanese painting.
薰子現居於美國紐約。她的Keiko娃娃裝置藝術於原宿的La Foret入口展出後，薰子於2007參加了亞洲當代藝術博覽會。她於美國紐約的伊桑·科恩美術畫廊舉辦個展， 又於美國邁阿密的Atrthaus和紐約的切爾西博物館參加聯展，並獲得由Hakushi協會頒發的日本畫類別獎項。
-Modern and Contemporary Art Private Sale, The Sun Auction, Hong Kong
-Group Exhibition, Mana Contemporary, Miami, USA
-"Quan He", New Gallery on Old Bailey, Hong Kong