Lena Imamura was born, lives and works in New York City. Imamura is a cultural producer, business manager, and visual artist.
While studying fine art at The Cooper Union School for the Advancement of Science and Art, she collaborated with two other artists to program an exhibition and event space in Soho NY called, The Canal Chapter. From 2006-2008 as the Special Projects Coordinator for The Canal Chapter, Imamura produced multiple projects including an artist residency, weekly cabaret speakeasy, music festival, emerging artist film screenings, lecture events and art exhibitions. Since then, Imamura began working independently with a wide range of creative individuals and businesses (from musicians, visual artists, designers, writers, to choreographers, along with galleries, curators, art advisors, and architects), to produce exhibitions, events, catalogs, manage finances and structure business operations.
In 2009 Imamura founded ACOUNTESS, a company that helps artists manage their projects, finances and realize their dreams. By 2012, ACOUNTESS established a partnership with The Bookkeeping Company of NY and today serves as a consultant for small creative businesses. This partnership allowed Imamura to work exclusively with Vito Schnabel, a contemporary art dealer with an innovative gallery model who manages multiple artists and presents art exhibitions in a variety of venues both domestically and internationally, from large-scale temporary exhibition spaces to established art institutions. As Managing Director at Vito Schnabel’s company VMS, Imamura oversaw all aspects of the business' operations, projects and finances.
Most recently, Imamura was Chief of Staff at Kickstarter where she was responsible for strategic project management at the highest level. Providing executive level support to top decision-makers and effective management in all areas of staffing and personnel, administration and project completion.
Today, Imamura is a Co-Founder of Name Glo a Neon design studio that supports clients celebrate life's milestones in style. She continues to make artwork and produce projects independently.