She taught herself how to use Illustrator and began to fall in love with the medium. After participating in her first show, Murakami’s Tokyo Girls Bravo, she began to work in Murakami’s factory. Aoshima’s work often involves surreal scenes and dreamscapes, often including ghosts, demons, nature and shojo. Aoshima mostly prints large scale images onto papers with heavy-duty printers, but she has also printed on materials such as leather and plastic surfaces to give her images different textures. Aoshima works in sculpture and animation, her largest image yet is from her City Glow Series. She has completed various public art installations, including a series of murals in the Union Square subway station in New York City and a fantasy cityscape running the length of London’s Gloucester Road Tube station. Most recently she has collaborated with New Zealand-born Bruce Ferguson on a lengthy panoramic animation that hangs in the lobby of the Museum of the Moving Images’ new building in New York City.