Michiko Kon was born in Kamakura, 1955, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. After graduating in wood-block print from the Sokei Academy of Fine Art & Design, she studied at the Tokyo Photographic Collage.
She was the recipient of the 16th Kimura Ihei Award for the work “EAT” (P.G.I.). Her bodies of work are collected in many major museum and institutions around the world including the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Vincent Van Gogh in Arles, the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House and others. She has been photographing works which are peculiar object.
Kon makes unique objects with food such as fresh fishes and vegetables, as well as with flowers and insects, the photographs these objects and produces beautiful gelatin silver prints. Various objects produced by her fertile imagination appear on photographic printing paper. She creates incomparable beautiful world weaved by opposites such as light & shadow, life & death, and imagination & reality.