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 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).
Also, she awarded her face mask at Hudson Valley Contemporary Museum (Hudson Valley MOCA) in 2020. She will be showing her work at Radiator Gallery in Spring/2021 and will have a solo show in Fall/2020 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, 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.