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
info/price:
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 + 3 AP
info/price:
the layers of memories of the small stone never fade away
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
the layers of memories of the small stone never fade away
medium:
Cyanotype on handmade Japanese gampi paper
date created:
2019
dimensions:
height 228mm x width 256mm — height 8.98inch x width 10.08inch
editions:
10 + 3 AP (shown is 5/10)
info/price:
layered lights
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
layered lights
medium:
Cyanotype on handmade Japanese gampi paper
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 265mm x width 238mm — height 10.43inch x width 9.37inch
editions:
10 (sold out) + 3 AP (shown AP 1/3)
info/price:
become a wooden pole
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
become a wooden pole
medium:
Cyanotype on handmade Japanese gampi paper
date created:
2019
dimensions:
height 420mm x width 297mm — height 16.54inch x width 11.69inch
editions:
10 + 3 AP (shown is 6/10)
info/price:
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:
10 (sold out) + 3 AP
info/price:
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:
10 (sold out) + 3 AP 
info/price:
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 + 3 AP
info/price:
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:
10 (sold out) + 3 AP (shown is AP 2/3)
info/price:
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 + 3 AP
info/price:
invisible yarn
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
invisible yarn
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 (sold out) + 3 AP 
info/price:
5-neko-project-mika-horie
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
5-neko-project-mika-horie
medium:
Cyanotype on handmade washi paper
date created:
2018
editions:
Edition of 2
info/price:
1-neko-project-mika-horie
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
1-neko-project-mika-horie
medium:
Cyanotype on handmade washi paper
date created:
2018
editions:
Edition of 2
info/price:
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 + 3AP
info/price:
perpetual snow
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
perpetual snow
medium:
Cyanotype on handmade japanese gampi paper
date created:
2019
dimensions:
height 420mm x width 594mm — height 16.54inch x width 23.39inch
editions:
10 + 3 AP
info/price:
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 + 3AP
info/price:
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 + 3 AP
info/price:
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 + 3 AP
info/price:
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:
10 + 3 AP (shown is 6/10)
info/price:
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 + 3 AP (shown is 9/10)
info/price:
2-neko-project-mika-horie
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
2-neko-project-mika-horie
medium:
Cyanotype on handmade washi paper
date created:
2018
editions:
Edition of 2
info/price:
spring dragon
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
spring dragon
medium:
Cyanotype on handmade Japanese gampi paper
date created:
2016
dimensions:
height 265mm x width 238mm — height 10.43inch x width 9.37inch
editions:
10 + 3AP (shown is AP 2/3)
info/price:
the harmony with the wind
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
the harmony with the wind
medium:
Cyanotype on handmade Japanese gampi paper
date created:
2019
dimensions:
height 594mm x width 420mm — height 23.39inch x width 16.54inch
editions:
10 (shown is 3/10)
info/price:
the little backbone and the background
artist(s):
MIKA HORIE
title:
the little backbone and the background
medium:
Cyanotype on handmade Japanese gampi paper
date created:
2019
dimensions:
height 256mm x width 228mm — height 10.08inch x width 8.98inch
editions:
10 (shown is 1/10)
info/price:
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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, Belgium, The Netherlands and in the United Kingdom.

selected exhibitions