Born in Nagano, Makita lives and works in Tokyo and in Tokyo. Education: Tsukuba University, Art and Design, B.F.A ; Tokyo University of the Arts, Art and Education, M.A. In her works, she creates organic images in her paintings using inorganic motifs such as machineries, metals and plastics, exploring the borderline between artificiality and nature and two-dimensionality and three-dimensionality. She held solo and group shows in art fairs and galleries in Manila, Tokyo, New York, and Miami. Major awards include Pola Art Foundation Scholarship, Terrada Art Award (Tokyo), Taro Okamoto Award(Tokyo), POLA Art Foundation(Tokyo), Residency Unlimited(New York), and the Varda Artist in Residency(Sausalito) Her works are included major private and public collections (i.e. Takahashi Collection, Chiba Bank Collections).