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Okamoto Shioka is a textile designer. She completed an MA in Textile design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2016, received her Graduate Diploma for Interior design at Chelsea College of Arts in 2014 and a Bachelor of Arts from Tama Art University in Tokyo. Her main research topic is textile design in spatial context, working on printing and dyeing textiles. She started taking part in exhibitions in 2000s and has been showing works internationally since then. In her latest solo exhibition ‘Process: play with the site’ (2020, Okayama Cultural Center in Japan), she proposed a series of textile designs inspired by existing modernist architecture with the support of a grant from Wesco Foundation. Her sustainable textile design ‘Sensory Pleasure’ (supported by the silk weaving mill Usui Orimono) has won the Red Dot Award Design Concept 2020, and has been showcased at Red Dot Museum in Singapore. The work has been featured in the touring exhibition ‘Alternative Futures’ from 2020 to 2021. Assistant Professor (full-time) at Okayama Prefectural University from 2017 to 2022. Part-time lecturer at Tama Art University from 2022 to teach textile design.

Instagram : @shiokaokamoto