Megumi Shauna Arai

Arai (b. 1989, Portland, OR, USA) is a Japanese-Jewish textile artist based in New York. She brings the Japanese tradition of Boro (meaning "rags" or "tatters") into the 21st century, incorporating her own naturally made dyes, along with vintage textiles and tiling. 

Her work is comparable to the celebrate quilts of the American South - which are also often made with salvaged textiles - but have a very different compositional sensibility, featuring collage-like overlays.