Mariko Kobayashi

Born in Osaka in 1987. Completed graduate course in textile design at Tama Art University. In early childhood, she became interested in various living things, and her interest in the natural environment and animal protection activities grew. In our own lives, artificiality has been increasingly prevalent in recent years, and through art, she has been trying to show our increasingly fragile relationship with living creatures. One of the charms of her work is her unique expression of colors and materials: she breaks her materials and sews them up again, or blacks out what she already did, and paints it again.
Currently, she is actively creating large-scale artworks at places like public facilities so that she can bring her message to even more people.

《Major Activities & Awards》

2017 Starbucks Coffee Ginza TSUTAYA BOOKS (Ginza,Tokyo) / Artwork
2016 Satellite Share Office “NewWork” (Kichijoji, Tokyo) / Artwork
2015 “Salmon Revival Project” -Roppongi Art Night 2015- (Roppongi, Tokyo) / Workshop
2014 Excellence Award / “Tokyo Midtown Award2014” (Tokyo)
2012 Fine Work / “Premio Valcellina 2012 MIXING CULTURES” (ITALY)
2011 The Best and Katsuhiko Hibino Prize / “15th Flag Art Exhibition in Gifu” (Gifu, Japan)