Miwako Nishizawa was born in Kyoto, Japan and now lives in Berkeley, California.
She creates artwork often adapting traditional Japanese Woodblock technique.
College of William and Mary, University of Virginia, The Priest, Blue Ridge and Natural Bridge of the Twelve Views of Virginia series are on view at Arc Gallery (1246 Folsom St, SF) from September 1-29, 2015. She was received a commission from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, VA to create the Japanese woodblock series, in conjunction with an exhibition, Hasui: Water & Shadow. The exhibition celebrated the Museum's impressive collection of Kawase Hasui donated by René and Carolyn Balcer.
Selected prints of the series Sixteen Views of Mt. Tam, Midday, Fog, Dusk, Night (views from Oakland) will be on views at the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center (2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA) until the end of May, 2016 as a part of the Civic Center Art Exhibition. The Exhibition is the City of Berkeley's opportunity to celebrate the richness of artistic production within its community.
She is awarded an Artist-In-Residence package through Kala Art Institute.