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.
In her work she primarily looks at the topic of struggle in the human hierarchy especially man/woman and mass/individual.
As a metaphor, she often uses the subject of disaster. This subject is deeply rooted in how she grew up as a lost generation in Japan, which happened after economic crisis in 1991 and many people lost their jobs, dreams, and directions.
Kahori has participated in both national as well as international exhibitions and film/video festivals including DIY Cultures, London (2017); FILMEDIO, Index Art Gallery, Newark (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).