|address:||203 Park Heights, 3-20-13 Tadao, Machida-city, Tokyo 194-0035|
|date of birth:||1963, Tokyo|
|education & training||1980-82
Tokiwamatu Yokohama University of Art & Design, Painting
1985-86 Book Binding, Tamagawa Community College
1993 Three-dimensional objects in pottery, Setagaya Museum of Art.
1993-95 Felt making, Basketry, Hand-spinning, Indigo dyeing, Tokyo Textile Institute
1995-98 Knitting with Textures, Tokyo Textile Institute
1996 Woven Textiles in the Andes and Nazca; Chemical dyeing, Tokyo Textile Institute
1997 Basic Gobelin Woven Textiles, Tokyo Textile Institute
1998 Nude Drawing Workshop, Tokiwa Yokohama University of Art & Design
2000 Knitting Study Workshop, Kawashima Textile School
Solo exhibition, Tokyo Textile Institute
2001 Solo exhibition, 'Gallery & Gallery', Kyoto.
|'Fushiginoiroito' workshops & exhibition||1992, 1996-99, 2001|
1985-95 Miscellaneous jobs.
|profile|| After a variety of small
jobs, including shop assistant to a dress makers and work at a clothes production
company, she now works full time at an Academic Research office. Apart from
the arts and crafts her other passion is Tai Chi. Her earlier work showed
an almost obsessive attachment to the history of how she made and handled
her pieces. By repeating many times the process of knitting a thread and
then un-picking it, she felt she imbued the yarn with her emotions, almost
like a form of meditation. Through the process of making many pieces, talking
about her work and showing it to the general public, she has slowly come
to realise that her work can have its own power, separate from the history
of its making. Her piece entitled 'Sickness' was an important turning point
and since then her work has attracted increasing attention. This year, she
was selected by established gallery to mount a solo exhibition.