Born 1973 in Tokyo. BA in textiles from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 1998; MFA in fiber and material study from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2001. Lives and works in Tokyo. Employing industrial-use sewing machines, Aoyama presents numerous works which expand the frame of the embroidery medium, by questioning the values inherent in humanity and labor within the continuing changes effected by modernization. Some of Aoyama’s recent major exhibits include “Unfolding: Fabric of Our Life” (Center for Heritage Arts & Textile, Hong Kong, 2019), “Re construction” (Nerima Art Museum, 2020) etc.