Kahori Kamiya was born in Nagoya, Japan and moved to New York, where she received her MFA in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts.
Kahori has participated in both national as well as international exhibitions including MvVO AD Art show, Oculus Westfield World Trade Center, NYC (2020); Summer AIR show, Carrie Able Gallery, Brooklyn (2020); I Like Your Work, Online Exhibition (2020); DIY Cultures, London (2017); Where We Are, Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck (2017); Wait for Red, Otherwise sink or fly - Solo exhibition, Prospect Gallery, Australia (2014); Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn (2012); the 14th Media Art Biennale Alternative Now, Poland (2011); Soho 20 Chelsea Gallery, New York (2010).
Also, she was the winner of face mask contest at Hudson Valley Contemporary Museum in 2020.
Face Mask for 2020
Acrylic, enamel, wood, fabric, studs, silk flower
15” h x 10” w x 10” d
For the Pandemic, Kahori made a sculptural face mask. This is an extension of her previous works that explored the concept of social armor through wearable sculptures and collage paintings. She was inspired to make this face mask by people who fight the coronavirus, isolation, and feeling of loss.