Mika Horie

Photography on Handmade Japanese Paper 

Mika Horie (1984, Kyoto, Japan)


Lives and works in Yamanaka Onsen, Kaga, Ishikawa


I was born in Kyoto. She studied photography and design at Kyoto University of Art and Design, and fine art with a focus on European conceptual art at Kingston University London. In 2013, 

I moved to Kaga-city in Ishikawa Prefecture. My entirely handmade paper is made by ancient technique, and photographs are printed on it by cyanotype, exposed by the sunlight. All my works contain joy, encouraging the viewer to forget about time and cultural differences. 



Master in European Art Practice (Fine Arts), Kingston University London, 2009

Bachelor in Information Design at Kyoto University of Art and Design, 2007



Selected to be a part of the ‘2018 Art Trail, power by Tesla at Unseen (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), 2018


Selected Exhibitions 

Blues  (Ingrid Deuss Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium), 2021

Mizu/The theme of Water (IBASHO gallery, Antwerp, Belgium), 2021

Photo London Digital (Online Art Fair), 2020

Paper Positions (Berlin, Germany), 2020

PHOTOFAIRS Online Exhibition, 2020

Photo Basel Virtual Edition, 2020

詫寂WABI SABI (IBASHO gallery, Antwerp, Belgium), 2020

Hatsuyuki (IBASHO gallery, Antwerp, Belgium), 2020

Haute Photographie (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), 2020

Photo Basel (Basel, Switzerland), 2019

NEKO Project (IBASHO gallery, Antwerp, Belgium), 2019

NEKO Project (Galerie ARGENTIC, Paris, France), 2019

Busan Annual Market of Art (Busan, South Korea), 2019

Art Market San Francisco (San Francisco, USA), 2019

Art on Paper (New York, USA), 2019

On the Planet (Frank Masi’s Art Reality Studio, Los Angeles, USA), 2019

INFINITE GRACE ² (Waterfall Mansion & Gallery, New York, USA), 2018

JCAT SHOWCASE 2018 JAPANISM (One Art Space, New York, USA), 2018

Unseen Amsterdam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), 2018

Photo Basel (Basel, Switzerland), 2018

Photo London (London, UK), 2018

KOGEI Art Fair Kanazawa (Ishikawa, Japan), 2017

FEMALE FORCE FROM JAPAN (IBASHO Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium), 2017

SHOW CASE_44 (Ouchi Gallery, New York, USA), 2016

PAN Amsterdam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), 2016


Solo Exhibition

Life is a Circle (KG+ KYOTOGRAPHIE Satellite exhibition, Kamiji Kakimoto, Kyoto, Japan), 2019

WATERFRONT Ⅱ (KG+ KYOTOGRAPHIE Satellite exhibition, trace, Kyoto, Japan), 2018

Kodamasuru (Gallery Misyo, Ishikawa, Japan), 2017

WATERFRONT (trace, Kyoto, Japan), 2017

B3-304 (Ouchi Gallery, New York, USA), 2017


IBASHO Gallery (Antwerp, Belgium)

Bildhalle Gallery (Zurich, Switzerland, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Kamiji Kakimoto (Kyoto, Japan)

Kayotei (Ishikawa, Japan)

Beniya Mukayu  (Ishikawa, Japan)

Art 551 (Ishikawa, Japan)

Hotel Ethnography (Kyoto, Japan)

Sokyo (Kyoto, Japan)

Waterfall Mansion & Gallery (New York, USA)

Verne Collection (Ohio, USA)

Art All Ways (Los Angeles, USA)


Private Collection

Olnick Spanu (New York, USA)



IAPMA(International Association of Papermakers and Paper Artists) PAPER International

Congress (Brasilia University, Brasilia, Brazil), 2016 




PHOTOWORLD 2019 (China)

Ishikawa TV, Documentary program ‘Shin Furusato Hito-to-Hito’ (Japan) 

Financial Times  15 June 2018 (UK)

SAVEUR 3 June 2016 (USA)