Mariko Kobayashi

Mariko Kobayashi

Born in Osaka, Japan, 1987

Utilizing textile techniques such as weaving, dyeing, knitting, and stitching, Kobayashi depicts different connections that exist in the world. Her artistic concept is based on the awareness of being conscious in the present moment, as we continue our life as mortal beings. Kobayashi’s work traces the long journey of how the flesh, the physical body that separates humans and animals, returns to the earth and continues a new life after reincarnation. Her exploration attempts to unravel essential form of life, which is rendered in chaos created by overlaying colors and shapes of different materials.

2012 Masters of Fine Arts [Textile design], Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan

EXHIBITIONS

2019

s+arts gallery, All of the world, Tokyo, Japan

2018

Art for Thought, Waking up at blue, Sleeping in the red, Tokyo, Japan

FEI ART MUSEUM, Circular forest, Kanagawa, Japan

2015

Shonandai MY Gallery, Mariko Kobayashi exhibitionーGray townー, Tokyo, Japan

2012

ANOTHER FUNCTION, Mariko Kobayashi exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

2019

3331 Arts chiyoda, FIBER&FACES 12+1ーMetamorphosisー, Tokyo, Japan

2015

Tokyo Midtown PLAZA B1, ROPPONGI ART NIGHT 2015(WS), Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Midtown PLAZA B1, Midtown Blossom street museum 2015, Tokyo, Japan

2012

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, New beat in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Born

  • Osaka, Japan, 1987

Resides

  • Lives and works in Saitama and Tokyo