Kaoru Hirano is a Japanese contemporary artist best known for her painstaking unravelling of fibers from old clothing and other fabrics. Hirano was born in Nagasaki and received her PhD from Hiroshima City University. In 2010, she received a fellowship from POLA ART FOUNDATION in Berlin, Germany where she currently lives and works. She had her first overseas solo exhibition at KUMUKUMU gallery in New York in 2009.
Kaoru Hirano is featured in Sanbusaku 3 三部作