Miroco Machiko was born in 1981 in Osaka, Japan currently lives in Tokyo. Her work shows her love for animals that are depicted in the paintings with bold and vivid colors in an abstract style. Her animals are formed with rough brush stokes, visible pencil lines in simple yet magical shapes.
Miroco has participated in many exhibitions throughout Japan, created several children's books and won a Japan Picture Book Award for her book Ōkami ga Tobu Hi (The Day the Wolf Flies). Her work has been featured on the cover of magazines. Her work can be viewed in person at the exhibition at the art gallery Hirakata in Osaka Prefecture from January 16 - February 7.