Mariko Mori, born 1967 in Tokyo, is a Japanese artist currently based in New York. Mori worked as a fashion model while attending Bunka Fashion College. In 1989, she went to study at London's Chelsea College of Art and Design, before moving to New York in 1992. Mori's work is rooted in both traditional and modern Japanese culture. She is particularly interested in the interactions between the old and the new worlds in Japan and the contradictions in contemporary Japanese society. Mori uses technology to connect the present moment to the past and the future, creating visual representations of a interconnected universe. Her works including Birth of a Star (1995), Nirvana (1997), and Dream Temples (1999) among others are collected by The Guggenheim Museum in New York, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Prada Foundation in Milan, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and The Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
Mariko Mori is featured in Sanbusaku 1 三部作