Kahori Kamiya is a multidisciplinary artist who was born and raised in Nagoya, Japan and now lives in Hudson Valley, NY. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts from Nihon University of Art in Tokyo. After having a several of Solo Exhibitions by her large scale of sculptures in Tokyo, she decided to move to New York, where she received her second MFA in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts. She is a recipient of the Prospect Gallery Artist Residency of Australia in 2014, the Face mask Award from Hudson Valley Contemporary Museum in 2020, and the 1st Prize at ANTE Mag in 2021.

Kamiya makes art to heal human trauma and inherent violence. She works across sculpture, collage, painting, video, and performance. All of her works are rooted in her memories, experiences, and suffer. She investigates how her experience connects with broader social issues such as gender roles. She uses symbolic motifs, patterns, and unique materials to explore opposing themes of suffering/healing, beauty/vulnerability, and formation/destruction. 

Kamiya has participated in both national as well as international exhibitions including Woodstock Artists Association & Museum (2021), Van Der Plas Gallery (2020); Oculus Westfield World Trade Center, NYC (2020); Carrie Able Gallery, Brooklyn (2020); I Like Your Work Online Exhibition (2020); DIY Cultures, London (2017); Prospect Gallery, Australia (2014); Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn (2012); the 14th Media Art Biennale Alternative Now, Poland (2011); Pärnu International Film & Video Festival in Estonia (2011). 

Her works will be showing her at Lacuna International Contemporary Art Festival, Radiator Gallery in 2021 and will have a solo show in 2023 at Amos Eno Gallery, who has been representing her works.

Face Mask for 2020 

Acrylic, enamel, wood, fabric, studs, silk flower 
15” h x 10” w x 10” d 
For the Pandemic, Kamiya made a sculptural face mask. This is an extension of her previous works that explored the concept of social armor through wearable sculptures. She was inspired to make this face mask by people who fight the coronavirus, isolation, and feeling of loss. (Museum Awarded work)

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