Born in 1976 in Saitama, Japan Lives and works in Japan
Artist was born in Saitama, Japan. She grew up reading her father's library of books about natural sciences and science fiction. Takano says she was always fascinated by the unusual forms of nature and animal life and prefers to represent these shapes in her work. Exotic animals and landforms combined with an urban city are common themes in Aya's work. The intention is to show juxtaposition between future and fantasy.