Akiha Yamakami was born in Nagano Prefecture, Japan in 1984. She studied at 2009 MA in Printmaking, Lithography major at the graduate school of Tama Art University,Tokyo. She lives and works in New York City from 2012. She creates soft sculpture works with print and cloths upon the theme of human body. She actively presents her work both in Japan and in overseas. Started to collaborate with dance projects a few years ago. She makes costumes for dancers as well.
‘ Human body ' is the main subject and inspiration of my work. Using it as a visual motif, I express the perpetual 'Cycle of life and death’. In my recent work, I explore invisible body parts like that the cell, chromosome, gene which compose our body the most small scale of inside body. Although such they are not visible just as our emotions are not, it certainly exists.