Born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1975, she graduated in Cultural Anthropology from the KEIO University of Tokyo. In 2001, she moved to Italy and graduated in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan. She won several prizes, including the “Premio Nazionale Delle Arti” assigned by the Ministry of Public Education(MIUR) in Rome (2005), and the “Premio Internazionale d’Arte la Colomba” in Venice(2009). Since 2008, she has received support from various foundations for her artistic research, including the Ministry for Cultural Affairs in Japan, POLA ART FOUNDATION. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions and art fairs in Italy and abroad. On top of art galleries, she creates installations in various historical spaces such as villas, ruins, and churches. She currently lives and works in Tokyo and Milan.

Her path in anthropology and art has led her to focus on the differences in “perspective” and “spatiality“ among cultures and generations in daily life. She researches “viewpoints” that continue to change and move in the boundary area of things. By creating floating intermediate space, a peculiarity of the Japanese culture, in her work, she explores a multifaceted and relative perspective that discovers “connections” rather than “distances”.

Using different media, such as painting, printmaking, and installation, she mixes traditional and contemporary Japanese and European techniques. She frequently combines woodcut techniques on silk fabrics, using yarns to trace connecting lines and transparencies as a substance to create spatiality. Her printed and hand-sewn fabrics, which are lightly moved by air, and change with natural light, display a correlation between space, time, and spectators, between different cultures and traditions.



1975年東京都小金井市に生まれる。1998年慶應義塾大学文学部社会学 専攻(文化人類学)卒業。会社員を経て2001年渡伊、2008年ミラノブレラ国立美術大学絵画科修了。2005年伊政府文部省主催「Premio Nazionale delle Arti」大賞、2008年「コロンバ国際芸術賞」(ヴェネツィア)等受賞。2008-9年ポーラ美術振興財団、2010-11年文化庁の助成を得て、歴史建造物の「Spazialità-空間性-」と「作品」の関係についてイタリアで研修。ギャラリーに加え、邸宅/廃墟/教会など多様な歴史的空間でのインスタレーションに挑んでいる。ヨーロッパを中心に展覧会やアートフェアに出品。東京とミラノを拠点に制作発表を続ける。

文化人類学とアートを修めた道程から、日常生活における 文化・世代による"視点"や"空間性"の違いに着目。 物事の境界領域で変化し動き続ける"ものの見方"をリサーチ。作品内に「移ろうあいだ」の時空間を創り出し、"隔たり"でなく"繋がり"を見出す多角的で相対的な視点を探求している。

絵画、版画やインスタレーションなど多様なメディアと、西洋と日本の伝統的、及び現代的な技術を織り交ぜる。中でも絹布に木版の技術を多用し、繋がりとしての線を辿る糸、空間性を創る要素としての半透明を組み合わせる。 空間、時間、鑑賞者のあいだ、そして異文化や異世代のあいだの相互的関係を視覚化しながら、手で刷り縫った布は、そこに在る空気にそよぎ、光によってその姿を変え続ける。
-SOLO EXHIBITIONS-

2020 "Time/Spaces - Carlo Bernardini and Kaori Miyayama" Cisterne romano del palazzo acquaviva, Atri(TE), Italy
2020 "dove comincia il cielo" -where the sky begins- A14 Room, Milan, Italy
2018 "dove comincia il cielo" -where the sky begins- Galleria Carlo Mazzi,Tegna, Switzerland
2018 "il cielo in fondo" SPAZIO ARTE, Fara Gera d'Adda(BG), Italy
2013 "The way down to the sky -il modo di scendere al cielo-" BASE Gallery, Tokyo
   "Falling towards the sky-Scendendo verso il cielo-" 3001Lab-Rossosegnale, Milan, Italy
2011 "La Dimensione Nascosta -The Hidden Dimention-" Pinacoteca Villa Soranzo, Varallo Pombia, Italy
2010 "tra Qua e Là -between Here and There-" Galleria DERBYLIUS, Milan, Italy
2010 "soda " Galleria La Nassa, Lecco, Italy
2008 "soda" General Consulate of Japan in Milan, Italy
2001 "Klaushiere : a view - Kaori Miyayama" curated by M.Kaneko, SPACE 11, Tokyo


-SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS-

2021 "Turnover#3" Galleria Paola Verrengia, Salerno, Italy

2020 "Libri mai mai visti" Palazzo Rasponi delle Teste, Ravenna, Italy

2019  "Cos'è l'Arte? -il segno del vuoto-" Former Bank of Japan Hiroshima Branch, Gallery G, Hiroshima, Japan

2018  "VOLTA 14" Basel, Switzerland
   "KOKIN Libro d'Artista" Galleria Nobili, Milan, Italy
   "ARTE FIERA" Galleria Paola Verrengia, Bologna, Italy

2017  "LEGGERE/non leggere:libro d'artista e oltre" Galleria Derbylius, Milan, Italy
   "Cos'è l'Arte? -cercando i fondamenti della forma" Galleria Disegno, Mantova, Italy
   "TITOLO D'INGRESSO, Spazio Arte Fara Gera d'Adda, Italy
   "ETERNE STAGIONI" curated by Matteo Galbiati, Galleria Nobili, Palazzo del Monferrato, Alessandria, Italy
   "ISTANTE GESTO VIBRAZIONE - Miyayama, Curti, Arecco" curated by M.Chiara Cardini, Gattafame Art Gallery, Bernaleggio(MB), Italy

2016  "ETERNE STAGIONI" curated by Matteo Galbiati, Galleria Nobili, Museo d'Annunzio Segreto, Gardone Riviera(BS), Italy
   "50esima" Galleria Carlo Mazzi, Tegna, Switzerland    "Glyphes II -empreintes-" Galerie Alexandre Mottier, Genève, Switzerland
   "Cos'è l'Arte? -Prologue: Confine-" Gallery G, Hiroshima, Japan

2015  "NAKANOJO BIENNALE" Gumma, Japan
   "di Donne" Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy
   "Tra Arte e Natura", Galleria Paola Verrengia, Salerno, Italy

2014  "Se dico aria" curated by Antonio d'Amico, Chiesa di San Francesco, Camerano (AN), Italy
   "IDEA DI LUOGO" curated by Cristina Moregola, Cristina Moregola Gallery, Busto Arsizio, Italy
   "The Drifting Clouds" Galleria Paola Verrengia, Salerno, Italy

2013  "La natura rigenerata" Villa Braghieri, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Piacenza, Italy
   "IKI -いき-" curated by Matteo Galbiati, Kevin McManus, Galleria Nobili, Palazzo Comunale, Fortunago(PV), Italy
   "LEGGERE / non leggere: libro d'artista e oltre" DERBYLIUS Gallery, Milan, Italy

2012  "SP ESTAMPA 2012"   Galeria Gravura Brasileira, Sao Paulo, Brazil
   "Udineitalian. Italianitudine" Galleria Tina Modotti, Battistero Museo del Duomo, Udine, Italy
   "B x H x ME"  Galleria A+A Centro Espositivo Sloveno, Venice, Italy


2011  "Biennale di Venezia" Padiglione Italia/Accademie, Arsenale Tese di San Cristoforo, Venice, Italy
   "...e quindi, uscimmo rivedere le stelle"  Galleria San Fedele, Milan, Italy

2010  "Premio Lissone 2010" Contemporary Art Museum, Lissone, Italy
   "STATEMENTS 2010" curated by Ivan Quaroni, Barbara Nahmad, Galleria SPAZIOINMOSTRA, Milan, Italy
   "Invasioni di Spazio -effetti desiderati-" with Lucia Sapienza, Casa Museo, Nicolosi, Catania, Italy

2009 "Leggere, non leggere", Galleria DERBYLIUS, Milan, Italy
   "Premio Colomba”, Casino di Commercio, Venice, Italy
   "Works On Paper, A Global Perspective”NY Arts Venice Pavilion, Venice, Italy
   "5th International Artist's Book Triennial Vilnius 2009", Gallery Arca, Vilunius, Lithuania

2008 "Il mondo a Brera", Villa Borromeo Visconti Litta, Lainate (MI), Italy
   "ARTISTBOOK INTERNATIONAL", Centre Pompidou, France
   "Richesses du livre pauvre" curated by D.Leuwers, Prieure' de Saint-Cosme, France
   "Lo Specchio dell'Arte", curated by P.L.Buglioni, Visconteo Castle of Trezzo sull'Adda (MI), Italy

2007 "AVISTA" curated by Tommaso Trini with AVIS and Brera, SPAZIO MILANO, Milan, Italy
    "International Artist's Book Fair 2007", Leipzig, Germany
   "L'esteriorità dell'anima", il Chiostro Arte Contemporanea, Saronno, Italy
 
2006 "4th International Artist's Book Triennial Vilnius 2006" Gallery Arca, Vilunius, Lithuania
   "Urban Body", Palazzo Cominelli, San Felice del Benaco(BS), Italy
   "PRIMAVERILE ROMANA A.R.G.A.M 2006" STUDIO S-ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, Rome, Italy
   "Emergent Italian Artists",Gallery of Teatro dell'Opera di Cairo, Egypt
      curated by Association A.R.G.A.M,Italian Cultural Institute of Cairo, the Ministry of Culture of Egypt

2005 "Premio Nazionale delle Arti" curated by the Ministry of Education, Museum of musical instruments, Rome, Italy
    "Corresponde^ncia"(Graphc bienniel Santo Andre) Centro Cultural de Diadema, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    "Vento di Scirocco -Wind of Scirocco-" Castle of Aragonese, Reggio Carabria, Italy
    "Salon Primo 2005", curated by Brera Academy, Museo della Permanente, Milan, Italy
    "Premio Cavenaghi Arte -Pittura-" Galleria Cavenaghi Arte, Milan, Italy
    "Student International Art Biennial SIAB 2005" Museum of the City of Skopje, Republic of Macedonija
    "Venti di Brera(20artists from Brera)" Castello Visconteo di Pandino(Cr), Italy
    "Views from Venice" The Center for Book Arts, New York, America
    "Premio Giorgio Teardo VII Edition"(The First Prize) Galleria il Sotoportego, Venice, Italy

2004 "Carte d'Arte" Floriano Bodini & Andrea Beuchat & Maria Jannelli & Kaori Miyayama
          curated by Association Monsignor Luciano Quartieri, Historic Archive of Lodi, Italy
    "Premio di Grafica Pietro Parigi 2004"(The First Prize) Town Council of Calenzano, Florence, Italy
    "5th Internazional Artist's Book Fair" curated by S.Missio, Biblioteca Casanatense, Rome, Italy(2004,05,07,08)
    "BOOKS NEVER EVER SEEN (Libri mai mai visti)" curated by Association VACA,Russi(Ravenna), Italy
           "Grafica Internazionale a Venezia" Palazzo Cecchini, Cordovado(PN), Italy



-ART FAIR-

2018 "VOLTA14" Bazel, Switzerland
2017 "Lucca Art Fair" Lucca, "Paviart" Pavia, Italy
2012 "Kunstart"Bolzano, Italy
2011 "Bergamo Arte Fiera", Bergamo, Italy
2009,10 "MiArt" Milan Art Fair, Milan, Italy
2009, 17 "ARTE Cremona", Cremona, Italy
2017 "ARTE GENOVA", Genova Italy
2006,07,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,17,18 "Arte Fiera" Bologna Art Fair, Bologna, Italy


-AWARDS-

2018 sponsorship by the POLA ART FOUNDATION
2014, 18 grants of the NOMURA FOUNDATION
2012 sponsorship by the Japan Foundation for the project in Brazil
2010 grants of the AGENCY FOR CULTURAL AFFAIRS
2009,11 grants of the NOMURA CULTURAL FOUNDATION
2009 the International Prize of Colomba, Venice, Italy
2008 grants of the POLA ART FOUNDATION
2005 the 1st Prize of graphic arts of "Premio Nazionale delle Arti 2005, by the Ministry of Education, Rome, Italy
2005 the Prize of Association "Arte Giovane Milano", Italy
2004 the Prize of " BOOKS NEVER EVER SEEN (Libri mai mai visti)" at Russi, Ravenna, Italy
2004 the 1st Prize of "Premio Giorgio Teardo" Works on paper VII edition
     at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia, Italy
2004 the 1st Prize of "Premio di Grafica Pietro Parigi 2004" at Town Council of Calenzano, Firenze, Italy


-WORKSHOP-

2020 “Between Interior and Exterior” Calvenzano Junior High School (Bergamo, Italy)
2019 “Where does the sky begin?” Galleria Carlo Mazzi, Casa Eugenia(Tegna, Switzerland)
2018 “Everyone’s journey” “See the River”etc Komatsu and Nyugawa Elementary School (Saijo, Ehime, Japan)
2017 “Exhibition The Sky” “Wear the Sky”etc Nyugawa Elementary School (Saijo, Ehime, Japan)
    “Create The Wave” Nishi Junior high School (Saijo, Ehime, Japan)
2017 “Between Interior and Exterior”, NAKANOJO BIENNALE, Nakanojo Elementary School (Gunma, Japan)
2016 “La Poesia dell’Aria -The Poem of Air-” A Spasso con Sofia, organized by Ludosofici (Milan, Italy)
2015 “Flat Home” NAKANOJO BIENNALE (Gunma, Japan)
   “My house’s Window” Nyugawa Elementary School (Saijo, Ehime, Japan)
2014 “Window -between Inside and Outside-” Tano Elementary School (Saijo, Ehime, Japan)
    “Look to the window” International congress on Artists’ Books for Children (Merano, Italy)
2013 “Look to the future -wish 10 years later-” POLA MUSEUM OF ART (Hakone, Japan)
    “BOOK makers -Fare libri con le mani-” coordinated by P.Corraini, organized by Paper & People (Milan, Italy)
2012 “Laboratorio Là/Qua -There/Here- ” Kaori Miyayama+A14 for SP ESTAMPA, sponsored by Japan Foundation (Brazil)
2010 “Laboratorio Là/Qua -There/Here-” Kaori Miyayama+A14 in collaboration with Corraini (Milan, Italy)
2008 “Diary with five senses”“Making the map of my life” Japanese School of Milan (Milan, Italy)


-COLLECTION-

AVIS, Milan, Italy
MIUR (Ministry of Education), Rome, Italy
Alviero Martini Prima Classe. SRL, Milan, Italy
LA COLOMBA, Venice, Italy
Bokartas, Vilunius, Lithuania
Association Arte Giovane Milano, Italy
VACA, Russi(Ravenna), Italy
Association Monsignor Luciano Quartieri, Lodi, Italy
Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy
Town Council of Calenzano(Florence), Italy
CASANATENSE Library, Rome, Italy