Tomoko Shioyasu
Japanese, born 1981
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
SCAI The Bathhouse at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015,
SCAI The Bathhouse
Cosmic Perspective,
SCAI The Bathhouse
SCAI The Bathhouse at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014,
SCAI The Bathhouse

Tomoko Shioyasu creates vast, delicate tapestries that evoke patterns from the natural world: blossoms, trees, and other complex, swirling organic forms like cellular formations and flowing water. Shioyasu uses utility knives to cut meticulous designs into sheets of paper, then layers them together, or uses soldering irons to melt holes into special synthetic paper. She also produces detailed drawings using acrylics or charcoal. The porous nature of her designs enables air and light to pass through them, pointing to Buddhist ideas of the harmonious relationship between humanity and the natural world.