About

Aya Murata (b.1979, Kyoto) uses “Nerikomi” technique (patterns made by layering and kneading threads of coloured clay) to transform clays into tentacle-like organic shapes similar to flowers, plants and corals. Murata intends to visualize the charm of life, with such colours and patterns expressing “lust,” “jealousy,” “envy,” and “aspiration” that can be both poison and nourishment for human growth.

Exhibition



2004  A Defense Measure, Gallery MARONIE, Kyoto,Japan
2005  Octopus Garden, Gallery MARONIE, Kyoto,Japan
2007  Cordyceps, Gallery MARONIE, Kyoto,Japan
2011  Plant of the Deep Sea, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei,Taiwan
2012  Tou - The Garden of Colours, INAX Garalia Ceramica, Tokyo, Japan
    Metastasize, SILVER SHELL Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2013  Aya Murata Solo Exhibition, Gallery MARONIE, Kyoto, Japan
    Aya Murata Solo Exhibition, GALLERY SAIHODO, Tokyo, Japan
    Aya Murata Solo Exhibition, Der-Horng Art Gallery, Tainan,Taiwan
2016  Aya Murata Solo Exhibition, Gallery UTUWA-KAN, Kyoto, Japan
2017  Aya Murata Solo Exhibition, Gallery MARONIE, Kyoto, Japan ​



Tainan National University of the Art [Taiwan]
Incheon World Ceramic Center [Korea]
New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum [Taiwan]
The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park [Japan]
Archie Bray Foundation [USA]