Mai Horayama was born in 1992 in Gifu, Japan. She graduated from Tama Art University in 2020 with a degree in sculpture. And also She graduated at the top of her class from the university and from the same graduate school. She is a member of the Japan Federation of Artists and Assistant Professor, Yokohama University of Art and Design.

Using iron as a material, She creates works based on the theme of  "Things that change and things that continue to exist without changing" in the course of time.

She creates iron sculptures that are reminiscent of drawings in the margins of space, using a unique technique of gas welding and fusing, mainly using the flammable gases acetylene and oxygen. The iron is cut with a gas fulcrum for hand cutting. The iron scrap generated when cutting is called "slag". The "slag" is then melted together by gas welding, and the joining technique creates a free and flexible shape in space.

She has also produced drawings on Mino washi, a traditional craft of her hometown in Gifu Prefecture, using metal materials such as iron powder,iron rust, gold powder and gold leaf. She creates a space in which the beauty of the ephemerality of the decay of the splendid and the contradiction of the pallid and the splendid are gently blended together.


She pursues the possibility of new expression in metal sculpture by attempting to fuse Japanese tradition and innovation, expression and technique.