“There is a world that exists, even though we cannot see it, and there are those who live in it, and we must not violate it without thought.” These words, which I heard from my grandmother when I was a child, led me to imagine this world deeply. Gradually, I became interested in studying mythology and apparition, as well as life and death. My works are based on these thoughts.
I am a paper cutout artist. I create various works, including two-dimensional, three-dimensional, costume, and spatial artworks, without being bound by the stereotypes of paper cutouts, usually made from a single sheet of paper. And furthermore, the paper I use for my paper cutouts is a particular type of paper with unique colors and a shimmering luster that changes with the angle of the cutout. I also create transparent yet colorful works using film-type materials and works using leather. Through my work, I continuously challenge the transformation of paper cutouts from what viewers "see" to something they "feel".
I would be very happy if you are interested. I accept orders from companies as well as individuals. I’m a tourism ambassador of Izumo and a member of Cibele Maciet Communication.
In her first year of junior high school, Miki discovered a design knife and immersed herself in learning how to use this special tool. In 2008, she started as a self-taught paper cutout artist. Her first solo exhibition was held in 2011. She has been commissioned by many major companies, including Hoshino Resort Kai Izumo, Daiwa House Apartments, and Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Store.
Selected for the International Paper Cutting Competition
Participated in numerous solo exhibitions and shows
Selected for Platinum Art Competition.
Awarded Newcomer's Prize at the 30th Commemorative Japan Senga Art Exhibition
Selected for the Belladonna Art Exhibition
Costume and jewelry cutout decoration for “Yumi Katsura Paris Couture Collection-GLORIOUS RIMPA”
Provided paper cutouts for the show window display and dress decorations for the 50th anniversary of Yumi Katsura Bridal House's main store
Solo exhibition at Ouchi Gallery, in NY
Used as image visual in the April issue of VOGUE
Participated in a group exhibition at Onishi Gallery, in NY
Solo exhibition at Imaoka Museum of Art, Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture, Japan
Participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in and outside of the prefecture
Planned and organized a projection mapping event
Appointed as a tourism ambassador of Izumo
Paper cutouts were used as shadow pictures in the stage direction of "Asita Saku Hana" (written and directed by Efu Wakagi) performed at the "International Children's and Youth Theater Festival RikkaRikka Festa '19" held in Okinawa.