MURAKAMI Tomoe. Murakami was born in 1980 in Chiba, Japan, and is a graduate from the Art and Literature department of Waseda University (2004). She was awarded a Jun Miki Prize in 2004, and completed a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in 2006. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Japan and abroad over the last four years. She currently lives and works in Tokyo, and is represented by Punctum Photo + Graphix Gallery in Tokyo, where her new work, including our cover photo, will be shown in a solo exhibition entitled “under the stars and the water”, running from November 22 to December 6th.