Mari Katayama is a Japanese photographer and artist.
Born with only two fingers on her left hand and tibial hemimelia, a rare deficiency in which one leg bone is absent, Katayama amputated both her legs at the age of nine, and has since then transcend her condition by works she creates with her prosthetics, intricately embroidered objects and also self-portrait photography, using her own body as a living sculpture.
She publishes her first book "GIFT" with United Vagabonds in the spring of 2019 concurrently with her first solo exhibition in Europe, at the White Rainbow Gallery, London, between January 24th and March 2nd.
In 2021, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, based in Paris, dedicates the first issue of its collection of monographs "Un certain désordre" to the work of Mari Katayama.
© Self-portrait taken from the artist's Facebook page
Presentation by Fondation Antoine de Galbert: " The monographs in this collection titled Un certain désordre are published by the Antoine de Galbert Foundation. Each book, published in a numbered edition of 300, features numerous reproductions of artworks alongside a text written by the artist him or herself. The first edition of this collection is...
.Back in stock - Signed copies!.Presentation by United Vagabonds: "GIFT is a retrospective of her past works and evolution as an artist. Born with only two fingers on her left hand and tibial hemimelia, a rare deficiency in which one leg bone is absent, Katayama got both her legs amputated at the age of nine, and has since then transcended her condition...