Seiko is a Japanese Artist who uses traditional textile techniques to create contemporary art work and installations.
She completed a BA in Formative Art at Kinki University, Japan and worked as a printed textile designer and CAD operator for 4 years. On gaining a Rotary International Scholarship, she came to the UK to study an MA in Textile Design at Nottingham Trent University. After finishing her MA, she moved to Sheffield to take a two year Starter Studio Programme at Yorkshire Artspace, Persistence Works.Since 2002 Seiko has her own studio there and enjoys working towards exhibitions, commissions and educational art workshops with schools and community groups.
‘Positive concepts derived from everyday life and nature influence my work. Nature has always inspired me. Its form, colour, sound, taste, texture excite and sometimes frighten me. I feel there is nothing equal to its magnificent power and pure beauty. The challenge to design alongside the power of nature will continue. I intend to create my works to present a moment of peace to a viewer who lives in our hectic world and to push the boundaries of textiles being perceived as craft.’