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May Drew

メイ・ドリュ


A Tokyo-based artist.
May aims to empower women with her digital graphics and hemp yarn art. Her art career started in 2020. She took a standstill during the COVID-19 pandemic to draw inspiration from Japan’s social and cultural issues. The pieces often capture women’s strong and graceful energy.

2020年に東京を拠点に拠点にアーティスト活動を開始。
主にグラフィックアート、麻を用いた立体画を創作。「インク ルージョン/共生」を軸とし、女性の尊厳や平等など自身の経

を元に社会課題へ切り込んだテーマで展示活動を行う。



Journey

展示会



2020-October
Solo exhibition; May Drew​展
Koenji, Tokyo

The first solo exhibition was held at Atari Gallery
Cafe & Bar in Koenji, Tokyo. It took place for 2
weeks and 26 people visited to see her artwork.
4 out of 7 pieces were sold at the gallery.

第一回目の個展を開催。
2週間の会期中に26名が来場した。
展示作品7点のうち4点が購入された。


2021-November
Solo exhibition; 
May Drew展 ~Don’t Baby Me ~

Nozawa, Setagaya, Tokyo

The second solo exhibition was held at United
Cafe in Nozawa, Setagaya, Tokyo.
It went successfully; 76 guests visited at the
reception party. It was the very first time for May
to set a theme on feminism. The book
‘生きるためのフェミニズム’ by a Japanese
sociologist; Kaori Katada was referenced.

第二回目の個展では副題「Don’t Baby Me」を掲げ
た。社会学をテーマとした展示には76名ものゲスト
が来場した。May Drewの表現活動の転機となる展
示会だ。


2022-March
Talk show/exhibition; Safer Space展
Shibuya, Tokyo

The talk show was hosted with the cooperation of
Shibuya Valley; a non-profit community based in
the central Shibuya. Dr. Kaori Katada(Sociologist),
Ken Sugihara(Jewery Designer),
Shuhei(Love&Equality), and May Drew presented a
discussion based on ‘Safer Space’.

​トークショー「Safer Space展」を渋谷バレーと主
催した。堅田香織(社会福祉学者)、杉原賢(ジュエ リーデザイナー)、Shuhei(歩くLove&Equality)、May Drewが登壇。
「居心地の良い社会」をテーマにディスカッションを繰り広げた。


2023-July
Art Event; LOVEBEING
Ebisu, Tokyo

LOVEBEING, an art project inspired by Yoko Ono’s
‘What I Want You to Know Now’ was presented by
Cherusee(a singer), Yosuke Ota(a photographer)
and May Drew. Rooted in the ethos of spreading love
and self-care, LOVEBEING blends photography,
graphic art, and songs. Their inaugural exhibition
in Tokyo’s Ebisu drew 48 guests. Their next milestone
is an exhibition in Malaysia next year.

アートプロジェクト LOVEBEINGを始動し、
初の展示会を東京恵比寿で開催した。愛と健康をテーマに作品の展示と
歌のステージを設けた1日限定のイベントには48名が来場した。
翌年にはマレーシアでの展示を目標に活動する。

Portfolio

Next exhibition…


Tokyo ART TANK vol.10

November 27 to December 3
At Gallery Conceal Shibuya

Head on over to Gallery Conceal Shibuya and dive into Tokyo’s underground art world. This free event gives you the chance to mingle with the city’s most talented creatives while also taking in the surrounding artwork on display.

A message from Tokyo Art Tank:

Amid the chill of winter, we invite you to immerse yourself in the warmth of artistic expression. Join us for an unforgettable week as we unveil a curated selection of artworks by 26 incredibly talented underground artists, each bringing their unique styles and perspectives to Tokyo Art Tank vol 10, including our special guest artist, John Gebbia from the USA.

Revel in a diverse array of artistic mediums and styles, from abstract to realist, from impressionist to contemporary, and from graffiti to popsick. Let your senses be inspired and your spirits be uplifted by the beauty of art against the backdrop of Tokyo’s wintry season.