Ikemura was born in Mie Prefecture, Japan in 1951. After completing Spanish language studies at Osaka University of Foreign Studies (now School of Foreign Studies, Osaka University), Ikemura studied abroad at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de Santa Isabel de Hungría (Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Seville, Spain). After spending time working in Zurich (Switzerland) and Nuremberg (Germany), she is currently based in Berlin and Cologne (Germany). Ikemura is known for her highly diversified artistic expression in poetry, painting, sculptures, and photography. In recent years, the artist exhibits her poetry together with her paintings and sculptures, providing a new approach for the viewers. She incorporates a variety of techniques in her paintings and often uses blurring colors as well as lights appear to be emerged from black or dark colors. Her series of themed paintings especially “Girls” and “Geneses” are highly regarded internationally. Her sculptures were made of ceramics and bronze in the beginning but has recently shifted to glass. The statue of Kannon with rabbit ears and a sleeping person with plants sprouting from his head are unique to Ikemura and can be instantly recognized by viewers. She has participated in international exhibitions as well as solo exhibitions at art museums in Germany, Japan, and other places in the world. From 1991 to 2015, Ikemura taught as a professor (nominated and appointed by students) at Berlin University of the Arts in Germany and was appointed as a visiting professor at Joshibi University of Art and Design in Japan since 2014. She has received the 70th 'Art Encouragement Prize”, Fine Arts Section of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan in 2019.