Maharu Maeno is an artist, art manager and works in the community-based art projects in Tokyo and New York.

She studied "Art projects in Japan" which are a co-creative form of artistic activity centered around contemporary art at Tokyo University of the Arts from 2014. Her works are tied to larger concerns in the art world especially as indicated by recent trends toward relational and inter-sectional art.

She has had the experience of living and being involved in an area with a high level of immigrants in Tokyo and making art performances with the children of these immigrant communities. This experience has made her interested in cultural identity and multicultural coexistence. This point of view brought her to New York where multiculturalism and art intermingle.

While at studio DE-CONSTRUKT in Red Hook, Maharu continues to explore the interaction between art and neighborhoods by supporting the projects and exhibitions of their participating artists.