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

All You Need to Bear is the Sun, CADAN Yurakucho, Tokyo

All of the world, sarts gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Waking up at blue, Sleeping in the red, Art for Thought, Tokyo, Japan
Circular forest,  FEI ART MUSEUM, Kanagawa, Japan

Mariko Kobayashi exhibitionGray town, Shonandai MY Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Mariko Kobayashi exhibition, ANOTHER FUNCTION, Tokyo, Japan

FIBER&FACES 121Metamorphosis, 3331 Arts chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

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

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


  • Osaka, Japan, 1987


  • Lives and works in Saitama and Tokyo