Rima Day uses thread to create artwork that is inspired by nature and the human body. She studied
fashion design in her native city of Tokyo, Japan and later in New York City and worked as a custom ballet
costumer in New York City and Connecticut.
While working at the costume shop at Vanderbilt University, she made 18th-century dresses with used
jeans as a part of upcycling projects. They were exhibited in several galleries, and she realized that she
could use her sewing skills to create art and started exploring the possibilities.
She is currently investigating the idea that a needle and thread for her is like a pen and ink for a writer. Her
fabric books are in the collection at the University of Iowa, Yale University, Stanford University, Princeton
University, and other institutions, as well as several private collections. She lives near Nashville, TN.