Chiharu Roach is a visual artist based in Birmingham, Alabama. She is best known for her “Tangled Hair” portraits of females featuring animals and insects interwoven in their hair; where each strand is intricately painted with her custom tiny brushes. She was born and raised in Nagoya, Japan before relocating to Birmingham in 2001 and getting her art degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

  • 1972 Born in Japan
  • 1995 Sugiyama Jyogakuen University, BA Education
  • 2001 Relocated to Birmingham, AL. USA.
  • 2004 Jefferson State Community College AAS Art, Interior Design
  • 2007 The University of Alabama at Birmingham BA Art

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