Born in 1972 in Osaka Prefecture, currently residing in Berlin. She confronts the fundamental human issues of life and death, examining "what it means to be alive" and "what existence is" primarily through large-scale installations that use thread to outline "presence in absence," such as the memories engrained in places and things. She also explores these themes in a wide range of media including sculpture, photography, and video. In 2008, Shiota received the Art Encouragement Prize from the Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. In 2015, she was the featured artist for the Japan Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition. In addition to solo exhibitions held across the world including at the Mori Art Museum (2019), the Art Gallery of South Australia (2018), Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2018), the Museum of Art, Kochi (2013), MIMOCA Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (2012), and the National Museum of Art, Osaka (2008), she has participated in numerous international exhibitions such as the Biennale of Sydney (2016), the Kiev Biennale (2012), and the Yokohama Triennale (2001).