Born in Tokyo in 1980; lives and works in Kyoto.
Mihara’s artistic activities became the main focus of his career after his tenure at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM) Interlab. He explores through art the emergent systems seen in nature, using sound, foam, radiation, rainbows, microorganisms, moss, and other materials. In 2011, he started a project based on the theme of the “blank space,” in order to consider the relationship between technology and society. He is involved in a wide range of activities including his residency at SymbioticA, a bioart research center at the University of Western Australia. Recently his work has been shown in solo exhibition “The World Filled with Blanks” (2016) at the Kyoto Art Center, and group exhibition “Elements of Art and Science” (2015-2016) in Austria. At KENPOKU ART 2016, he will be presenting, as part of his project that involves creating an electricity-generating system from bacteria in the soil, an attempt to realize moving kokedama, or “moss balls,” at the former Natural Recreation Village Management Center in Hitachiota.