Akari was born and raised in Tokyo, 1989
After graduating Musashino Art University as a textile major and ESMOD fashion school in 2012, her work has been exhibited in Korea, London, and California.
In 2016 she lived in London for 1 year, creating public art and completing commissions for musicians.
She then went to California, where she made work for and had a solo exhibition at Marinship Studios.
Akari explores how physically and emotionally, everything in existence is in someway aggregated.
She sees clothes as one of human’s ways of imitating how organisms submit information through their appearance.
Using soft sculpture, she expresses the universality of humans as organisms and their reflection of the present environment, depicting their internal and external phenomena, from all perspectives.
Born in Tokyo, Japan.
Lived in London in 2016-2017
Living and working in Tokyo and San Francisco from 2017-2019
2012 Textile Department of Industrial Design at Musashino Art University
Modelisme II ESMOD TOKYO
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2019: Meagan, Tokyo, Japan
2018: Reality Check, Marinship studios, Sausalito, CA, USA
2016: TRANSPOSE, KIAN Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2015: vapor, Gallery RUEVENT, Tokyo, Japan
hunting, Gallery Omotesando DiEGO, Tokyo, Japan
2014: SEA OF FLESH, Gallery hasu no hana, Tokyo, Japan
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2018: All visual LA, The Forge, LA, CA, USA
2017: Incubation Art Fair, SANAGI SHINJUKU, Tokyo, Japan
2015: Mermaid, Original work by Shuji Terayama, Tokyo metropolitan theatre and Hyogo Performing Arts Center, Japan
HOSPITAL Art Fair, Gallery hasu no hana, Tokyo, Japan
HAPPY CHAOS!, DOROTHY VACANCE, Tokyo, Japan
2012: Selected Works from Musashino Art University Degree Show 2011,
Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo, Japan
PROJECTS IN PARTNERSHIP:
2019: Public art for Tachihi public art award 2020 organized by Tachihi holdings Co.,Ltd
Public art for OPEN FISH sponsored by Think green produce, Tokyo, Japan
Installation and artwork for KEWL with The Mole at VENT TOKYO, Tokyo, Japan
2018: Artist in residence, Marinship studios, Sausalito, CA, USA
artwork for WALL&WALL with Soichi Terada at VENT TOKYO, Tokyo, Japan
Product collaboration with KEWL
Collaboration with Dan Medhurst, Tokyo, Japan
Installation and artwork for KEWL with Hunee, VENT TOKYO, Tokyo, Japan
Installation and artwork for KEWL with Vakula, VENT TOKYO, Tokyo, Japan
public art sponcerd by OUTHOUSE MCR, Manchester, UK
2016: Product collaboration with Lik+Neon, London, UK
2015: Product collaboration with House Not House, Tokyo, Japan and London, UK
2013: Onepiece collection made in collaboration with Aires!, Tokyo, Japan and Buenos Aires, Argentina
2010: Kasumiso by Troupe INZOU(costume), Kichijoji Theater, Tokyo, Japan
2015: Affordable Art Fair in Seoul, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, South Korea
Handmadekorea Fair 2015 PR booth, Seoul, South Korea
2014: SICF15, Aoyama spiral, Tokyo, Japan
2018: Qetic Magazine, Tokyo, Japan
2016: TOKYO WEEKENDER MAGAZINE "5 TOKYO CREATIVES TO WATCH", Japan
2015: quint magazine, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2012: AXIS Magazine vol.156, Japan.
2019: Tachihi public art award2020
2016: selected 1_WALL Grand prix by Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
2014: selected SICF15, Aoyama Spiral, Tokyo, Japan
2012: Excellence Graduation Award, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan
2011: selected and commoditise Textile competition Nishiwaki area, Hyogo, Japan
2013: Japanese traditional batik workshop, DOROTHY VACANCE, Tokyo, Japan