Accessory designer, Mao Numata was born in Yamaguchi Japan.
After graduating from Tama Art University, she worked in a book store then an art Supply company in Tokyo. When her pieces started featuring in magazines, she decided to be an artist. Hence, tamao – her childhood nick name - was born.
tamao’s works feature silk screen prints, handwork embroidery and are all hand-made. All motifs are original and made exclusively for tamao. The mix of materials such as hand embroidery, leather and semi-precious stones give her pieces elements of fantasy and humor.
Solo exhibition at "artist in” Ginza
knit wear at “ROPPONGI HILLS”
Collaboration work with “NOJESS by SAZABY”
Group exhibition at “NIJI GALLERY” Kichijoji
Knit wear at “MID TOWN” Roppongi
Designed calendar for embroidery company “OKADAYA”
Fashion trade fair, “IFF”Tokyo
Group exhibition, “TOKYO IN PROCESS” at Takashimaya Shinjuku
Up coming hot brand in Tokyo. Young artist Mao Numata actively creates pop and nostalgic handmade embroidery accessories. tamao’s romantic motifs will remind you your childhood. Welcome to tamao’s world.