Izumi Akiyama was born in 1982 in Yamanashi, Japan. She received a Master of Fine Arts from Tokyo University of the Arts. The artist is characterized by still-life drawings and the motif is usually white porcelain plate and pot, vase, candle, and curtains. Each work displayed at one and the same space will produce silent, slow, tranquil, and gentle time, directing a composed atmosphere in unity. Akiyama is in pursuit of simplification of her works, stripping all the unnecessary information off, and the artist always reflects on an optimum harmonization of the space with the motif.