Chihiro ITO – Artist

Chihiro was born in Kyoto. At the age of 17 she was fascinated by a photography exhibition themed around elevator operators. This led her to pursue a career M.F.A in art and a degree in screen printing at Kyoto University of Arts and Design.Chihiro has been selling her artwork since 2010. Her creations are connected to and inspired by nature in places like Borneo and Hawaii.Her interests have recently been shifting to travelling abroad and communicating with people who have different cultural backgrounds. Through her artistic approach to these interests, she feels that the links between people and the world have become clear to her. This has motivated her to experiment with new kinds of expression, such as writing, and has broadened her range of art forms. (August 2018)