Aya Yamashita is a Japanese-born artist. She completed a Fine Arts (Honours) degree from Elam School of Fine Arts in 2016, and is currently studying towards her Masters degree in Primary teaching in Auckland. Her interest is in the way art might contribute to the possibility of relearning; of slowing down the process of doing, looking, listening and feeling, to actively participate in moments of presence in the Everyday. Her latest exhibition includes traces: the part encounters the whole (2018) - tacit gallery, Hamilton., I Live For That Energy (2017) - Studio One Toi Tū, Auckland.
As part of AAAH2018, Aya Yamashita presented work in a temple, a commons, and a cave an art exhibition hosted by MEANWHILE gallery.