Sky on the Frontier
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
Sky on the Frontier
medium:
Cyanotype on handmade Japanese Gampi Paper
date created:
2018
dimensions:
height 420mm x width 297mm — height 16.54inch x width 11.69inch
editions:
10
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Legs of Crane
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
Legs of Crane
medium:
Cyanotype on handmade Japanese Gampi Paper
date created:
2018
dimensions:
height 420mm x width 594mm — height 16.54inch x width 23.39inch
editions:
10
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Stillness in the Wood
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
Stillness in the Wood
medium:
Cyanotype on handmade Japanese Gampi Paper
date created:
2018
dimensions:
height 420mm x width 594mm — height 16.54inch x width 23.39inch
editions:
10
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Tranquil Water
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
Tranquil Water
medium:
Cyanotype on handmade Japanese Gampi Paper
date created:
2018
dimensions:
height 297mm x width 420mm — height 11.69inch x width 16.54inch
editions:
10
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Indigo Moon and White Moon
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
Indigo Moon and White Moon
medium:
Cyanotype on handmade Japanese Gampi Paper
date created:
2018
dimensions:
height 420mm x width 297mm — height 16.54inch x width 11.69inch
editions:
10
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invisible-yarn-2017
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
invisible-yarn-2017
medium:
Cyanotype on handmade Japanese gampi paper
date created:
2017
dimensions:
height 270mm x width 245mm — height 10.63inch x width 9.65inch
editions:
10 of 10
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Sazanka
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
Sazanka
medium:
cyanotype on handmade gampi japanese paper
date created:
2017
dimensions:
height 270mm x width 245mm — height 10.63inch x width 9.65inch
editions:
10
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Before looking at the full moon
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
Before looking at the full moon
medium:
cyanotype on handmade gampi japanese paper
date created:
2017
dimensions:
height 265mm x width 238mm — height 10.43inch x width 9.37inch
editions:
Edition 3 of 10
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Spring dragon
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
Spring dragon
medium:
cyanotype on handmade gampi japanese paper
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 270mm x width 245mm — height 10.63inch x width 9.65inch
editions:
3/10
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Ozuchi
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
Ozuchi
medium:
cyanotype on handmade gampi japanese paper
date created:
2015
dimensions:
height 270mm x width 245mm — height 10.63inch x width 9.65inch
editions:
10
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Forest 1
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
Forest 1
medium:
cyanotype on handmade gampi japanese paper
date created:
2015
dimensions:
height 265mm x width 234mm — height 10.43inch x width 9.21inch
editions:
1/10
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Traveling path
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
Traveling path
medium:
cyanotype on handmade gampi japanese paper
date created:
2015
dimensions:
height 268mm x width 236mm — height 10.55inch x width 9.29inch
editions:
3/10
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sunrise-2018-1-of-10
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
sunrise-2018-1-of-10
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god-helps-those-who-help-themselves-2018
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
god-helps-those-who-help-themselves-2018
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biography

Mika Horie was born in Kyoto, Japan in 1984. Her interest in photography and Japanese paper-making began during her Bachelor studies at the Kyoto University of Art and Design. After graduating she worked as a freelance photographer and in 2008 she spent one year in the United Kingdom for a MA European Arts Practice (Fine Art) at Kingston University in London. In 2013 she established her own studio space in Kaga-city and after an apprenticeship with a traditional papermaker in Shiga, she started to pursue the primitive passions and aesthetic values of Japanese paper and cyanotype (blue) photography.


Horie’s art works are fully handmade. The paper is made by her from local, organic and high quality raw materials. Her photographic process is nearly as laborious as the paper making. She hauls a vintage 8 by 10 inch camera into the hills where she harvests the gampi for her paper, capturing mountainscapes, foliage, and nearly-forgotten villages. She treats her paper with iron salts, places the oversize negatives directly on top, and allows the sun to expose them to shades of cyan and deep indigo.


Horie has exhibited her work several times within Japan and in the United Kingdom.

selected exhibitions