Naomi Kobayashi was born in 1945 in Japan. She studied at the Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Japan from 1965-1969, specializing in textile printing and weaving. Since 1981, she has had many solo exhibitions in Japan, and has participated in numerous international group shows. Naomi has recently collaborated on projects with her husband, artist Masakazu Kobayashi. They reside and have a working studio in the mountains near Kyoto.
Artist Statement: “I am always conscious of nature’s blessings, the changing seasons and the cycles of nature, myself. And even now I move my hand hoping to express my concept in my work just as if I were composing a poem.