Born in Chiba, Japan in 1982. Rokkaku began self-taught painting in 2002. She received the Scout Award at GEISAI#4 (2003) and #9 (2006), an art event organized by Takashi Murakami, which brought her numerous opportunities to showcase her works in Japan and abroad. Known for her distinctive style of painting with fingers on scrap cardboard and canvas, she also holds several live painting performances as part of her art practice. Since her early career, Rokkaku has been consistently drawing a unique character of a grumpy-looking girl with large eyes, a low and small nose, long slender arms, and a short body proportion. In addition, the rough material created with fingertips gives the entire picture a strong sense of motility, which is now recognised at first sight as a signature of Ayako Rokkaku. Her notable solo exhibitions include Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art (2020), Museum JAN (Amsterdam, 2019), Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum (Slovakia, 2012), Kunsthal Rotterdam (2011), etc. During the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015, her works were introduced at The Swatch Pavilion, organized by the watchmaker Swatch. Her works are in the collection of museums such as Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum (Madrid), Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art, Powerlong Museum (Shanghai), Sehwa Museum of Art/ Sehwa Art and Culture Foundation (Seoul), Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi and Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, etc. Rokkaku’s works have gained remarkable popularity in the international art market and continue to attract high demand from collectors in Japan and abroad.