Moe was born in Tokyo in 1984, studies and graduated (BA) photography at London College of Communications, University of the Arts London. 

Upon returning to Tokyo after Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, Moe self taught book binding skills and started a career as a book artist making numerous personal projects into hand bound art books using photography, archival images and illustrations under her label 'Banyan Books & Illustrations'. 

Moe's works often focus on the topic such as community life, people with disabilities and spirituality.  She also works as a book binder and book binding consultant for the artists from photographers to printmakers for their own artists' books. 

東京都出身在住

London College of Communications ,University of the Arts London,

京都芸術大学卒業

写真/アーカイブ/イラスト/製本技法を織り交ぜ、家族や地域コミュニティなどの共同体やそれにかかわる記憶などを主なテーマに作品を制作。

「底翳」はドイツKassel Dummy AwardでSpecial Mention、及びフランスLuma Rencontres Dummy Award 2021を受賞。

自身の作品制作の傍ら、製本技術を教えたり様々なアーティストの手製本制作のコンサルティングを行う。

Education

2004-2007 Photography / London College of Commucations, University of the Arts London , UK

2012-2014  Graphic Design / Kyoto University of Art and Design / Kyoto, Japan

 

 Selected Exhibitions 

2021   

SOKOHI / 'Inheritance' Women in Film and Photography / Objectifs / Singapore

SOKOHI / KG+Select Finalist exhibition / Kyotographie, Kyoto

Kyojima Uchu / Green Thanks Supply, Tokyo

SOKOHI / Fineman New Photography Award Finalists, Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Australia

SOKOHI / Belfast Photo Festival, Northern Ireland

2020

SOKOHI (Book) / Kassel Dummy Award Shorlists' Exhibition Tour / Zagreb, Aarhus, Prague, Istanbul, Cambodia and more.

SOKOHI / Reminders Photography Stronghold gallery, Tokyo

2019 Photobook as Object Exhibition / Reminders Photography Stronghold gallery, Tokyo

2017 Transformare / Uradana. Tokyo

2016 The library / Toki Art Space, Tokyo 

2016 Behind Banyan Books / Kosumi Library, Tokyo

2006 Photographic Portrait Award / National Portrait Gallery, London

Awards  

2021 KG+Select, finalists, Japan

2021 Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award, The Laureate, France

2021 Fineman New Photography Award, finalists, Australia

2021 MACK First Book Award, shortlisted, UK

2021 Belfast Photo Festival, Open submissions (Exhibition) winner, Northern Ireland

2020 Kassel Dummy Award, Special Mention, Germany

2020 Fiebre Dummy Award, shortlisted, Spain

 

Workshops

2019 Photobook as Object by Yumi Goto and  Jan Rosseel  /  Tokyo, Japan

2017 Atlas Lab by Yumi Goto and Amak Mahmoodian  / Tokyo, Japan

Publications

毎日新聞 点字毎日  The Mainichi, The Braille Mainichi 

小学館CAPA CAMERA WEB

元気な未来のつくり方 

AnOther Magazine / IMA Online Magazine / Blind Magazine