Ayako Kataoka is a Japanese interdisciplinary artist, who works in sound, installation and performance. She is a recipient of Frog Peak prize and holds an MFA from Mills College, where she studied under the tutelage of Pauline Oliveros and Maggi Payne at the Center for Contemporary Music (CCM).

Her artistic and research interests include: Conceptual Art, Sound Art, Japanese Spatial Concepts, Sound/Landscape, and Music and Movement Improvisation.

Kataoka has shared her work and crossed mediums at: San Francisco International Arts Festival, Ftarri in Tokyo, Sound Forms Symposium in Copenhagen, The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Bolzano in Italy, The Stone in NY, Tokyo International Dance Film Festival, and High Zero festival in Baltimore, among many others. 

Kataoka currently lives and works between Berlin, Tokyo, and PNW.