Born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1975,
she graduated in Cultural Anthropology at the KEIO University of Tokyo. In 2001, she moved to Italy and graduated in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad. Since 2008, various foundations have supported her artistic research, including the Ministry for Cultural Affairs in Japan. She currently lives and works between Milan and Tokyo.

Her personal path of formation in anthropology and art has led her to investigate the relationship of points of view that move and exchange in the territories of confluence between cultures and generations. Using different media, such as painting, printing 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 the air, and change with natural light, display a correlation between space, time and spectators, between different cultures and traditions.



2010-2011 Grants for Overseas Study, AGENCY FOR CULTURAL AFFAIRS
2008-2009 Grants for Overseas Study, POLA ART FOUNDATION
2001-2007 M.F.A. Painting, National Fine Art Academy of Brera, Milan, Italy
1994-1998 B.A. Letters (Cultural Anthropology), Keio University,Tokyo

1999- L'ART VERITE - Arts&Lithography institute with Tamarind Master Printer:Y.Ishibashi, Tokyo


2018  "dove comincia il cielo" -where the sky begins- Galleria Carlo Mazzi,Tegna, Swiss
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-" Basegallery, Tokyo
     "Falling towards the sky-Scendendo verso il cielo-" 3001Lab-Rossosegnale,Milan, Italy
2011  "La Dimensione Nascosta -The Hidden Dimention-" curated by M.Galbiati, M. Rancan, Pinacoteca Villa Soranzo, Varallo Pombia, Italy
2010  "tra Qua e La' -between Here and There-" curated by Carla Roncato, Critical essay by Tommaso Trini,
    DERBYLIUS Gallery, Milan, Italy
2010  "soda " curated by Giuseppe Lischio, Galleria La Nassa, Lecco, Italy
2008  "soda" General Consulate of Japan in Milan, Italy
2001  "Klaushiere : a view - Kaori Miyayama" curated by M.Kaneko, gallery SPACE 11,Tokyo


2019  "Cos'e' l'Arte? -il segno del vuoto-" Former Bank of Japan Hiroshima Branch, GalleryG, Hiroshima, Japan

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

2017  "LEGGERE/non leggere:Llibro d'artista e oltre" Derbylius Gallery, Milan, Italy
     "Cos'e' l'Arte? -cercando i fondamenti della forma" Galleria Disegno, Mantova, Italy
     "TITOLO D'INGRESSO, Spazio Arte Fara Gera d'Adda
      "ETERNE STAGIONI" curated by Matteo Galbiati, Galleria Nobili, Palazzo del Monferrato, Alessandria, Italy
     " ISTANTE GESTO VIBRAZIONE, curated by M.Chiara Cardini, Miyayama, Curti, Arecco", 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(Locarno), Swiss
     "Cos'e' 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" curated by Antonio d'Avossa, 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", DERBYLIUS Gallery, 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", curated by Brera Academy, 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'esteriorita` dell'anima", il Chiostro Arte Contemporanea, Gallery, 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
     "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
      "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-" Gallery 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


2012 "Kunstart"Bolzano, Italy
2011 "Bergamo Arte Fiera", Bergamo, Italy
2009,10 "MiArt" Milan Art Fair, Milan, Italy
2009, 17 "ARTE Cremona", Cremona, Italy
2006,07,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,17,18 "Arte Fiera" Bologna Art Fair, Bologna, Italy 


2016 "La Poesia dell'Aria -The Poem of Air-" A Spasso con Sofia, organized by Comune di Milano, Ludosofici
2015 "Flat Home", NAKANOJO BIENNALE, Gumma, Japan
2015 "My house's Window" workshop, Nyugawa Elementary School, Saijo, Ehime, Japan
2014 "Look to the window" International congress on artists' books for children, Workshop, Merano, organized by Opla', Corraini
2014 "Window -between Inside and Outside-" workshop, Tano Elementary School, Saijo, Ehime, Japan
2013 "Look to the future -wish 10 years later-"  POLA MUSEUM OF ART, Hakone, Japan
2013 "BOOK makers -Fare libri con le mani- Making books by hand" coordinated by P.Corraini, organized by Paper & People, Milan
2012 "Laboratorio La'/Qua" Kaori Miyayama+A14 for SP ESTAMPA, Sponsored by Japan Foundation, Santos, Brazil,
2010 "Laboratorio La'/Qua" Kaori Miyayama+A14  in collaboration with Corraini, Milan
2008 "Diary with five senses ""Making the map of my life" Japanese School of Milan


2018 Sponsorship bythe 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


2011 "Kaori Miyayama'" Vanilla Edizioni, Italy
2009 "Palore in liberta'" PulcinoElefante, Osnago, Italy
2004 "IX Portfolio", 100 editions
    4 printmakings of Floriano Bodini&Andrea Beuchat&Maria Jannelli&Kaori Miyayama
    from Association Monsignor Luciano Quartieri, Lodi, Italy
2001 Publishment of the paperback edition of "Douwa Monogatari" from Gentosha, Tokyo
1999 Publishment of "Douwa Monogatari (revised edition)" from Gentosha, Tokyo
1997 Publishment of "Douwa Monogatari (The Fairy Tale Chronicles)" from Studio Et Cetera, Tokyo


AVIS,Milan, Italy
MIUR (Ministry of Education), Rome,Italy
Alviero Martini Prima Classe. SRL, Milan, Italy
Restaurant 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