Mika Horie was born in Kyoto, Japan in 1984. Her interest for photography and Japanese paper-making began in BA in Information Design at Kyoto University of Art and Design. In 2008, she moved to the United Kngdom for her one-year study in MA European Arts Practice (Fine Art) at Kingston University London. Throughout her life in Europe, she developed her interest in exploring Japanese aesthetic point of views and sense of humor in our everyday life with various artworks.
In 2013, she established her own studio space in a small mountain village in Yamanaka Onsen/ Kaga-city/ Japan, and started to pursue the primitive passions for pleiotropic arts and design. Mika creates all her works on the basis of ultra-naturalism by local, organic and highest raw materials for paper making, and capturing nature’s design by large format and digital camera.