Aya Ogasawara (b. Tokyo) is a representational painter born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Through her well-traveled and highly educated parents, Ogasawara was exposed to Western culture at an early age and attended Roman Catholic school in Japan to obtain a well-rounded education. After pursuing fine art throughout high school, in 2007 Ogasawara moved to New York City to continue her arts education. She studied at the Parsons School of Design and the Art Students League of New York. Art Bastion represented the artist at the conclusion of her studies, until she pursued a study abroad stint with the Paris American Academy in Paris, France in 2012. The artist is currently represented by Winterhouse Projects.