Ora d'Oro by Mille ABP 2019 Zürich
Mille (Profile Photo)

Mille is a Japanese contemporary artist based in Japan. She was born in Osaka and has lived abroad for several years so far.

She rediscovered the joy of creating, especially when she worked in a film industry. The meeting with an Italian film director and some authors influenced her and motivated her to start creating again.

She gets inspiration for her art from nature, music and meeting with people. Music is one of the most important and integral elements, when she creates artworks.

Her works cover a wide variety of styles: surréalisme, light abstract, pop art and all that. And the techniques that she often works with are acrylics, mixed media or digital art.

Music has always been an important part of her life as well as art. She composes relaxing music sometimes. Most of her compositions have classical touch.


She loves singing as well. Some years ago, she had a chance to sing at a book launch party and concert in Italy for an Italian author / journalist. It has become a wonderful cross-cultural event to remember for her, which consisted of an Italian poet reading the new book and her singing. At the same time, her artworks were introduced to the audience at the event and were received well.





Here are some examples of the exhibitions at which her works were / are going to be exhibited.

  • Artbox.Project Barcelona1.0 (Barcelona, Spain / May 2021)

  • Artbox.Project World1.0 (Zurich, Switzerland / January - March 2021)

  • The 2nd Geiten at the Mánes Exhibition Hall (Prague, Czech Republic / 2021)​​​

  • Swiss Art Expo 2020 (Zurich, Switzerland / August 2020)

  • Art Basel Miami (Miami, United States of America / 2019)

  • The 2nd Geiten at Kiyomizudera Temple (Kyoto, Japan / 2019)

  • 8th Discover the One Japanese Art (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates / 2019) 

  • Swiss Art Expo 2019 (Zurich, Switzerland / 2019)

Competitions and Prizes:


  • The painting “I’ll be waiting for you under the tree of love" won the Special Jury Prize at the art competition and exhibition held in Abu Dhabi, 2019.


  • The painting “Averse sur la forêt” was adopted as a package design of cosmetic products and sold by BORGO TRADE Inc. in Tokyo, 2019.





  • She was featured as a contemporary artist in the December 2019 / January 2020 issue of the inflight magazine “SWISS Magazine” (Swiss International Air Lines).


  • The article which she wrote about her experiences of cross-cultural exchanges through music and art was published in a Spanish magazine in Japan.