Tess Ayano was born in 1994 to a Japanese mother
and American father, spending her childhood in Tokyo before moving to the US. She is very much
inspired by the transitory nature of life, which is deeply rooted in Japanese culture and philosophy.
She is based in Brooklyn and Tokyo,
where she strives to create intimate vignettes from
tender moments that exist in the ordinary with an
awareness of the preciousness of it all.


1994年日本人の母とアメリカ人の父の間に生まれる。幼少期を東京で過ごし、その後アメリカに移住。
ニューヨーク大学で二年間 写真を学び、
LIGHTギャラリーにて勤務。アシスタント経験を
積み、現在はブルックリンを拠点に活動中。
日常の優しさや ”もののあはれ” を感じる
ふとした一瞬を切り取り続けている。

email: contact@tessayano.com

Exhibitions & Publications

“Art in Isolation” TRUNK Room 101 Gallery
        August 2 – August 15, 2020  |  Shibuya, Tokyo


Brutus Magazine・Oct 2020
Puss Puss Magazine・Issue 12


Fine art prints are available upon request




Tess Ayano was born in 1994 to a Japanese mother and American father,
spending her childhood in Tokyo before moving to the US. She is very much
inspired by the transitory nature of life, which is deeply rooted in
Japanese culture and philosophy. She is based in Brooklyn and Tokyo,
where she strives to create intimate vignettes from tender moments
that exist in the ordinary with an awareness of the preciousness of it all.


1994年日本人の母とアメリカ人の父の間に生まれる。幼少期を
東京で過ごし、その後アメリカに移住。ニューヨーク大学で二年間
写真を学び、 LIGHTギャラリーにて勤務。アシスタント経験を積み、
現在はブルックリンを拠点に活動中。日常の優しさや
”もののあはれ” を感じるふとした一瞬を切り取り続けている。

email: contact@tessayano.com

Exhibitions & Press
“Art in Isolation” TRUNK Room 101 Gallery
August 2 – August 15, 2020  |  Shibuya, Tokyo


Brutus Magazine・Oct 2020
Puss Puss Magazine・Issue 12


Fine art prints are available upon request