Momoka Gomi (b.1991) is a Nottingham UK based Textile Artist.
Momoka trained to be a Kimono Dresser at the age of 17. She graduated from Musashino Art University BA in Tokyo, Japan (2014). She received a scholarship from Paul Smith to carry her academic study at Nottingham Trent University MA, Nottingham (2015).
Her work is often inspired by memories and how they decay over time in our brain. She mostly works with Cotton Denim and Silkyarn, both of which share the characteristic of memories, creating potential change in the fabric as time passes. Through this method, she often dyes or discolours the fabric after it’s woven, creating a colour glow that is never the same twice.
Momoka and her pieces were featured on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2019 as part of “Behind the Scenes – Most Inspiring Crafters across the country” in their programme. She was selected for the Craft Council Hothouse Programme 2019. In 2018, Momoka was chosen to go on an Hangzhou Creative and Cultural Expo in China with 24 other businesses in East Midlands. Select craft fairs and festivals include ‘Lustre’ at Lake Side Art Gallery in Nottingham (2018), ‘The Contemporary CraftFestival’ in Bovey Tracey (2018), and ‘Handmade at Kew’ in London (2017).