Kei Imazu was born in 1980, Yamaguchi Prefecture. She graduated with an M.F.A. from Tama Art University. Imazu was awarded the VOCA 2009 Prize for Excellence, and the 2013 Kinutani Koji Award, Encouragement Award. In 2017, her large works measuring over 4 meters in scale were added to the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art (USA). In 2019, Imazu took part in “Roppongi Crossing 2019: Connexions (Mori Art Museum, Tokyo) and “Aichi Triennale 2019: Taming Y/Our Passion.” She was selected as a Finalist for Prix Jean-François Prat (France) in 2020 and was invited to exhibit in “dOCUMENTA 15” (Kassel, Germany) in 2022. Imazu continues to receive high international acclaim, and currently lives and works in Bandung, Indonesia. Imazu's works are produced through the process of creating preliminary collages by editing various images from the Internet using Photoshop©︎, which she then transcribes into oil paintings on canvas. She draws on a diverse range of sources for the imagery within her artwork: from historical masterpieces, illustrated museum catalogues, advertisements, and even private photographs found on social media, creating meticulously orchestrated multi-layered compositions through various interventions such as applying brushstrokes with editing software. In recent years, she has expanded the scope of her interests and concerns, engaging with global issues such as climate change and the global south.