Mari Katayama

Mari Katayama (b. 1987) is an up-and-coming artist in Japan. Born with tibial hemimelia, she chose to have her legs amputated at the age of nine. She creates self-portraits elaborately staged in her own room filled with her hand-sewed sculpture and other decorative objects. Katayama's work in Roppongi Crossing 2016, a popular survey show of Japanese contemporary art at Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum, caused a sensation. She also sings, models, acts, as well as writes and lectures.