Mio has devoted herself to a series called “Repetition”, the works of which are made by the repetition of her simple body actions such as an accumulation of dots with oil or a pile of lines with ink all by hands. Yamato has embodied a concept of the time’s flow in canvas and that creates unforeseen but still organic and familiar images on the surface as a result. Through the process, Yamato tries to visualize sublime rules and systems of nature like the tree forms its own growth ring gradually through the organic processes.
Mio Yamato was born in Shiga, Japan in 1990 and currently lives and based in Kyoto Japan. In 2015, Yamato received M.F.A in Contemporary Art from Kyoto University of Art and Design.
Mio has won several art prizes in Japan such as Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi (2013) and Contemporary Art Foundation Art Award (2015), and in 2020, won a Woman Artist Residency Award at ZONAMACO by Fundatión Casa Wabi and got an invitation to their Artist Residency Program in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico. Her works have been exhibited in galleries across Tokyo, Hong Kong, and London, including exhibitions at Tokyo Opera City Art Galery (2019) and Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art (2020).