Aya Takano was born 1976 in Saitama, Japan, as a Japanese pop artist who associated with the Superflat movement. Since 1997 she became an assistant for leading Japanese Contemporary Artist Takashi Murakami. Aya Takano received a B.A. from Tama Art University in Tokyo, 2000. Aya Takano published her catalogue as "HOT BANANA FUDGE" and comic "SPACE SHIP EE". She has exhibitions all over the world, like 2009 had her solo exhibition "Reintegrating Worlds," in Skarstedt gallery in New York and group exhibition as "Garden of Painting Japanese Art of the 00s" at the National Museum of Art in Osaka 2010.