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Student Showcase Archive

Mika Aoki

MA work

MA work

  • Life cycle

    Life cycle , 2015
    Photographer: Dominic Tschudin

  • Life cycle

    Life cycle , 2015
    Glass, plaster

  • Life cycle

    Life cycle , 2015
    Glass, plaster

The Forest that Leads to You

Whenever I hear anything from the outside
I can weave affection from the yarn
that is light that then freely illuminates my mind

From the ‘life’ that started in the ancient period it has evolved many number of times
then I live now
then I meet you here

How can I tell you about this pleasure?



  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2015

  • My unifying theme is 'expressing the conditions of life'. The phenomena of life, such as living, dying, movement, growth and evolution come from relationships with different environments. I try to express those relationships in my works. 

    I am always trying to create an atmosphere of space or the other side of the world through the object that I make. 

    One of the reasons I use glass is its possibility to be broken any moment. It looks delicate, frail, and fragile.

    I am interested in the phenomenon of looking at the glass object, the way one’s body automatically senses the fragility and feels the tension and open up their five senses. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Industrial, Interior and Craft Design: Glass, Musashino Art University, 2006
  • Experience

  • Illustrator, Ryu Murakami, 2010; Illustrator, LUNA SEA, 2007
  • Exhibitions

  • Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2013 ; BIWAKO Biennale, Japan 2010–14; Spiral Showcase, Tokyo, 2010; Tokyo Art Fair, 2010 ; Born in Hokkaido, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, 2007
  • Awards

  • Prize, Taro Okamoto Contemporary Art Award, 2008; Prize, Musashino Art University Award, 2006
  • Publications

  • SOMA magazine and MIND magazine, 2015