Ayako Kataoka works in sound, installation and performance. She 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. 

Her artistic and research interests include: Sound Art, Japanese Aesthetics and Spatial Concepts, Aural Architecture, Arts and Technology, Intermedia Art, and Music and Movement Improvisation. 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).

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