I love the idea of creation and the beauty of pure imagination. I see my work as a window to a parallel world, a world where we can all belong, a world where the beauty of the Japanese Edo period clashes with the power of present symbols. As a half-Japanese woman growing up in one of the most homogeneous countries in the world, I spent most of my life searching for a sense of belonging. It forced me to create my own reality, a reality that today supports SHISHIDOMIA’s mission.


Sayuri Shishido, the founder of SHISHIDOMIA is a Japanese artist with strong Latin American roots. Her childhood swayed within the beauty and richness of the Japanese and Colombian cultures; a mixture of flavors and colors that awoke a true passion for art and its power to convey deep social and personal feelings. This effervescent drive led to her enrollment at the prestigious Tokyo Metropolitan Senior High School of Fine Arts, culminating in her undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Textile Art & Design at Tama Art University in Tokyo, Japan. While still in college, Sayuri was awarded The Barbara Shapiro Award for excellence by the New Beat International textile art competition in Oaxaca, Mexico. Shortly after graduation, Sayuri moved to the US to pursue a career as a pop art artist and textile designer. She is currently fully dedicated to the creation of modern culture relevant art.